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Georg Salwe vs Akiba Rubinstein
Lodz (1903), Lodz RUE, Mar-26
Italian Game: Italian Variation (C50)  ·  0-1



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  chrisowen: Eave for g4s every roof top monarch at h3 arch over to fly in g4 change the land scape at ground in g4 free clod clink for cad duffed him up if ive got this correct light should sussed indeed retreat he knight in g1 ail d4 allows the combo to face off g4 mate in 6 castle an h3 queen combine at h2 choose a choice of how to dispatch him bood call modifies prides again his self esteem in cuffs eg ment quarter at h3 ship in jack a,

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Feb-18-14  lost in space: <<whiteshark:> I love Mondays, notably on Tuesdays.>

You take the words out of my mouth

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  Penguincw: I got the first move, but thought it would be more complicated. :)
Feb-18-14  morfishine: <patzer2> A very enjoyable story! The funny thing is, is that maybe Salwe had the last laugh, ending up with a lot more than 'diddly squat'. He didn't even play chess til he was 20 and actually won the All-USSR Championship in 1906 and had other high finishes, finally resigning at age 58. A record worth studying for those who think they are "over the hill"


Feb-18-14  PJs Studio: Salwe's moves weren't the best but I have overlooked many shots in my day. Both for and against. I guess knowledge of how NOT to fall into these weaker positions (that allow the advantaged player to find something like Ng4!) is key.


Feb-18-14  M.Hassan: <Cheapo by the Dozen: There was a typo in your White Move 15>

Thanks for the correction Sir 15.fxg4

Feb-18-14  M.Hassan: <Cheapo by the Dozen: I'm curious -- when solving these problems, do you guys set up an actual board (or a computer equivalent)?Cheapo by the Dozen: I'm curious -- when solving these problems, do you guys set up an actual board (or a computer equivalent)?>

For long I was moving the pieces on the board to solve puzzles. I have given up this system because it is not compatible with the actual playing and I now set up the board and just "write" the moves without moving the pieces. It is closer to actual game playing and am seeing slight progress. I find it hard not to write and visualize the board and work the moves in my mind. I use computer and mainly Chessmaster program when I hit the wall after going through several variations

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  kevin86: In exchange for the knight sacrificed, black get an open file to express mate the king.
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  LIFE Master AJ:

My web page on the encounter: Salwe vs Rubinstein, 1903. (There is a video as well:

Feb-25-14  MarkFinan: Just watched AJ's video, it was alright for him I guess. I'm not familiar with the game but I saw that Ng4 (double exclamation mark!!) immediately.. Still can't believe you insulted kingcrusher though AJ. It's like starting a band and after your first gig calling Sgt Peppers a load of rubbish. Uncalled for mate.
Feb-25-14  Jim Bartle: <It's like starting a band and after your first gig calling Sgt Peppers a load of rubbish>

Excellent example.

Feb-25-14  john barleycorn: Another excellent game with 13.Nc3-d1 as the beginning of the end.

Salwe vs Rubinstein, 1907

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  LIFE Master AJ: <JB> An excellent example of a boorish nature, maybe.
Feb-26-14  Jim Bartle: An exaggeration, <AJ>, I admit, now that I think about it. Still, it can be hard to resist but it's not good to be criticizing so-called competition.
Feb-26-14  john barleycorn: How come Kingcrusher videos easily get thousands of views while AJ's hardly hit the hundred mark?
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  perfidious: <john b> Baksheesh.

Tell you what I'd do with some of that baksheesh-grab a few po' boys and chow down a while.

Feb-26-14  MarkFinan: Mind you.. I guess it's still like me having a barbecue and calling out AJ's burger vanesque videos, lol. I just think that having a go at kingscrushers videos was uncalled for. No wit, sarcasm or signs of humour, just straight up calling him out! I won't say what someone said about my post at KC's earlier, but let's just say that sarcasm and irony are lost on the terminally stupid!? 😃
Feb-26-14  john barleycorn: Here is what Nakamura said:

<To start, I have actually seen a few of Kingcrusher's videos on youtube and they are pretty good!>

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  LIFE Master AJ: But forgetting about all the silliness, I DO like this game ... Rubinstein is definitely one of my all-time favorite players.
Feb-27-14  MarkFinan: I like Rubinsteins games too, he was one of the first players games I got into this time around. And by that I mean I'd "retired" from playing aged 12 and started again aged 34-35ish. Pure accident how I started looking through his games though because I'd never even heard of him before I joined this site. Also got into Alekhine games the last few months. BTW!!!!!!! I found my old chess teacher, a Mr Stephen Betts yesterday and he'll get my message next week. I've no doubt he'll get in touch and there's a certain irony in that.. I'm giving it all up for a few years again, lol. Takes up way too much time and unlike some.. I'm not delusional, I know ill never be a titled chess player, let alone still think I can make GM when I'm pushing 60 year old! I'll definitely come back to it at some point because I love it, I'll still watch the WCC, but that's about it.
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  LIFE Master AJ: Here's hoping you do it ... and very soon.
Feb-27-14  JimNorCal: <markfinan>: "one of the first players games I got into this time around"

They're great and there is a terrific body of literature too. An older book on Rubinstein is Kmoch. That book rocks! You can get it cheap on eBay if you understand descriptive notation. I remember going over the games and countless times I would be thinking "but what if the opponent played X?" and Kmoch's note would say "if he plays X Rubinstein plays Y". The notes are perfectly pitched for a class player, IMO. Uncanny.

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  LIFE Master AJ: <Jim> I agree. (A great book.)
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  LIFE Master AJ: Another good book - along the same lines - is Chernev's books on Capa's endings.

I am sure studying books like that is why I became a master.

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  LIFE Master AJ: What a game ...
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