[Event "Karlsbad"]
[Site "Karlsbad CZE"]
[Date "1907.09.06"]
[EventDate "1907.??.??"]
[Round "13"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Rudolf Spielmann"]
[Black "Akiba Rubinstein"]
[ECO "C50"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "73"]
1.e4 {Notes by Carl Schlechter and Dawid Janowsky.} e5 2.Nf3
Nc6 3.Bc4 Be7 4.Nc3 Nf6 5.d3 d6 6.h3 Na5 7.Bb3 Nxb3 8.axb3 O-O
9.O-O c6 {Janowsky: Deserving of attention is 9...Ne8!? with
the idea of ...f5.} 10.Ne2 Qc7 {Schlechter: Bad is the
immediate 10...d5? because of 11.exd5 Qxd5 12.Nc3 and 13.Re1
with the advantage.} 11.g4 d5 12.Ng3 Re8 13.Qe2 dxe4 14.dxe4
g6 {Schlechter: Perhaps 14...Nd7!? 15.Nf5 Nf8, followed by
...Ng6, is a preferable plan.} 15.Bg5 Be6 16.Qe3 a6 17.Ne1 Nd7
18.Bxe7 Rxe7 19.Qh6 Rd8 {? Schlechter: Black should organize
his defense by 19...f6!? followed by ...Rf8.} 20.Kh2 f6 21.Nd3
Rg7 22.Rg1 Nf8 23.Nf5 {!} Bxf5 {Janowsky: If 23...gxf5 24.gxf5
Rdd7 25.Qxf6! and White wins.} 24.gxf5 Rd4 {? Schlechter: A
decisive waste of time. Better defensive chances are offered
by the immediate 24...Rdd7!?.} 25.Rg4 Rdd7 26.Nc5 {?!
Schlechter: Stronger is 26.Rag1!.} Rde7 27.Rag1 Qd6 28.Nd3 a5
29.h4 Qc7 30.R4g3 Ref7 31.f4 {!} Qe7 {Schlechter: There is no
defense. If 31...exf4 32.Nxf4 g5 33.Nh5 gxh4 34.Nxf6+ Kh8
35.Qxh4 and White has a winning position.} 32.fxe5 fxe5 33.Rg5
{!} Nd7 34.fxg6 hxg6 35.Rxg6 Nf6 36.R1g5 Nxe4 37.Rh5 1-0
[Event "Lodz"]
[Site "Lodz"]
[Date "1907.??.??"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "Dus Chotimirsky"]
[Black "Akiba Rubinstein"]
[ECO "D61"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "110"]
1.d4 {Notes by Carl Schlechter from "Deutsche Schachzeitung"
1908 and Leopold Hoffer from "ACB" 1908.} d5 2.Nf3 c5 3.e3 Nc6
4.Bd3 {?} Bg4 5.Be2 e6 6.O-O Nf6 7.Nbd2 Qc7 {Hoffer:
Rubinstein now has the identical position with Black to the
one he had against Teichmann at Carlsbad 1907 as the first
player.} 8.b3 cxd4 9.exd4 Bd6 10.Bb2 O-O-O 11.c4 h5 12.Rc1 {?!
Schlechter: The same mistake as in the above cited game. The
right plan is counterplay with 12.c5, followed by a3, b4 and
b5.} Kb8 13.a3 g5 {!} 14.b4 Bxf3 15.Nxf3 g4 16.Ne5
{Schlechter: If 16.c5 gxf3 17.cxd6 Qxd6 18.Bxf3 Ng4! with a
strong attack.} Nxe5 17.dxe5 Bxe5 18.cxd5 Qd6 19.Bxe5 Qxe5
20.Re1 Nxd5 {!} 21.Qb3 {Schlechter: If 21.Bxg4? Ne3!.} Qg5
22.Bf1 Rc8 23.Rc5 h4 24.g3 {! Hoffer: A capital notion. The
open file after Black's 24...hxg3 is not dangerous because Bg2
is sufficient protection.} hxg3 25.hxg3 Qf6 26.Qc4 Rxc5
27.Qxc5 Qc3 28.Qd6+ Qc7 29.Qe5 Qxe5 30.Rxe5 Rc8 31.Re4 Rc3
32.Rxg4 Rxa3 33.Rg8+ Kc7 34.Rg7 Rf3 {Schlechter: If 34...Nxb4
35.Rxf7+ Kb6 36.Bg2 and White's g-pawn is dangerous.} 35.Bg2
Rf6 36.Rg4 b5 37.Rd4 Rf5 {Schlechter: If 37...Kd6 38.Rd1
threatening Ra1.} 38.f4 Rh5 {!} 39.g4 Rh8 40.f5 {? Schlechter
gives 40.Bxd5 Rd8 41.g5 Rxd5 42.Rxd5! exd5 43.f5 Kd6 44.Kf2
Ke5 45.g6 fxg6 46.fxg6 Kf6 47.Ke3 Kxg6 48.Kd4 draw.} Rg8
41.Kf2 Nf6 42.Kf3 e5 43.Rd2 Rxg4 44.Rc2+ Rc4 45.Rxc4+ bxc4
46.Bf1 c3 47.Ke3 e4 48.Bc4 Kd6 {Schlechter: Also good is
48...Ng4+ 49.Ke2 f6.} 49.Bxf7 Ke5 50.Bb3 Ng4+ 51.Ke2 Kxf5
52.Kd1 Ke5 53.Kc1 Kd4 54.Bd1 Nf2 55.b5 Nxd1 0-1
[Event "Lodz"]
[Site "Lodz"]
[Date "1907.12.26"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[White "Georg Rotlewi"]
[Black "Akiba Rubinstein"]
[ECO "D32"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "50"]
1.d4 {Notes by Carl Schlechter and Dr. Savielly Tartakower.}
d5 2.Nf3 e6 3.e3 c5 4.c4 Nc6 5.Nc3 Nf6 6.dxc5 {Tartakower:
Less consistent than 6.a3 or 6.Bd3, maintaining as long as
possible the tension in the center.} Bxc5 7.a3 a6 8.b4 Bd6
9.Bb2 O-O 10.Qd2 {? Schlechter: A very bad place for the
queen. The best continuation is 10.cxd5 exd5 11.Be2, followed
by O-O. *** Tartakower: Loss of time. The queen will soon have
to seek a better square (14.Qe2). The most useful move is
10.Qc2.} Qe7 {! Schlechter: A fine sacrifice of a pawn. If
11.cxd5 exd5 12.Nxd5? Nxd5 13.Qxd5 Rd8! and Black has a strong
attack.} 11.Bd3 {Schlechter: Better was 11.cxd5 exd5 12.Be2.}
dxc4 12.Bxc4 b5 13.Bd3 Rd8 14.Qe2 Bb7 15.O-O Ne5 {!
Schlechter: Introduced by Marshall and Schlechter in a similar
position with opposite colors, but here with the extra move
Rd8.} 16.Nxe5 Bxe5 {Tartakower: Threatening to win a pawn by
17...Bxh2+ 18.Kxh2 Qd6+. White's next move provides against
this, but loosens the kingside defenses.} 17.f4 Bc7 18.e4 Rac8
19.e5 Bb6+ 20.Kh1 Ng4 {!} 21.Be4 {Schlechter: There is no
defense; e.g., 21.Bxh7+ Kxh7 22.Qxg4 Rd2 etc.; or 21.h3 Qh4
22.Qxg4 Qxg4 23.hxg4 Rxd3, threatening ...Rh3 mate and
...Rxc3; or 21.Qxg4 Rxd3 22.Ne2 Rc2 23.Bc1 g6! threatening
...h5; or 21.Ne4 Qh4 22.h3 (if 22.g3 Qxh2+ 23.Qxh2 Nxh2 and
wins.) 22....Rxd3 23.Qxd3 Bxe4 24.Qxe4 Qg3 25.hxg4 Qh4+ mate.}
Qh4 22.g3 {Schlechter: Or 22.h3 Rxc3! 23.Bxc3 Bxe4 24.Qxg4
Qxg4 25.hxg4 Rd3 wins. *** Tartakower: The alternative 22.h3,
parrying the mate, would lead to the following brilliant lines
of play: 22...Rxc3! (an eliminating sacrifice, getting rid of
the knight, which overprotects the bishop on e4) 23.Bxc3 (or
23.Qxg4 Rxh3+ 24.Qxh3 Qxh3+ 25.gxh3 Bxe4+ 26.Kh2 Rd2+ 27.Kg3
Rg2+ 28.Kh4 Bd8+ 29.Kh5 Bg6+ mate) 23...Bxe4+ 24.Qxg4 (if
24.Qxe4 Qg3 25.hxg4 Qh4+ mate) 24...Qxg4 25.hxg4 Rd3 with the
double threat of 26...Rh3+ mate and 26....Rxc3, and Black
wins. Beautiful as are these variations, the continuation in
the text is still more splendid.} Rxc3 {!!} 23.gxh4 Rd2 {!!}
24.Qxd2 Bxe4+ 25.Qg2 Rh3 {!} 0-1
[Event "Fifth All-Russian Championship"]
[Site "Lodz"]
[Date "1907.12.17"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "1"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Akiba Rubinstein"]
[Black "Dawid Daniuszewski"]
[ECO "C01"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "52"]
1.e4 {Notes by Carl Schlechter, and Leopold Hoffer from
"ACB".} e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.exd5 exd5 5.Bg5 c6 6.Bd3 Bd6
7.Nge2 O-O 8.Qd2 Bg4 {Hoffer: There is no utility in this
move, as it does not pin the knight, and after White's Ng3
this bishop has to withdraw with loss of time. Better is
8...h6.} 9.O-O Nbd7 {Hoffer: There is nothing better now than
9...Bh5, followed by ...Bg6.} 10.Ng3 Qc7 11.h3 {!} Bxg3
{Hoffer: If 11...Be6 12.f4 with a strong attack.} 12.fxg3 Bh5
{Schlechter: If 12...Be6 13.Rf4, followed by Raf1, with
advantage for White.} 13.Qf4 {!} Qb6 {Hoffer: If 13...Qxf4
14.gxf4 and the bishop would be lost. But he might have played
13...Rc8. *** Schlechter: Perhaps 13...Qa5!? was better.}
14.Na4 {!} Qa5 15.Bxf6 Nxf6 {Hoffer: The position would become
fairly complicated after 15...Qxa4, White having such a choice
of continuations. For instance, 16.Be7 Rfe8 17.b3 Qa5 18.Qf5
Nf8 with a possibility of a defense.} 16.Nc5 b6 {? Schlechter:
Black should play 16...Bg6, and if 17.Nxb7 Qb6.} 17.Qh4 {!}
Bg6 18.Rxf6 gxf6 {? Hoffer: 18...bxc5 is the only move
here. If 19.Bxg6 fxg6 20.Rxc6 Qd2, and he would eventually be
only a pawn behind. If 19.Rxc6 at once, then 19...Bxd3 20.Rxc5
Bb5 21.a4 a6 22.b3 Rac8 23.b4 Qxb4 24.Rxc8 Rxc8 25.axb5 axb5
with a defensible game.} 19.Nd7 Rfd8 20.Nxf6+ Kg7 21.Bxg6 hxg6
22.Qh7+ {!} Kf8 {Schlechter: If 22...Kxf6, then mate in
three.} 23.Rf1 {Schlechter: Also 23.c3, threatening Re1, wins
quickly.} Qd2 24.Qh8+ Ke7 25.Ng8+ Ke8 {Schlechter: If
25...Rxg8 26.Qf6+, and 27.Qxf7+ mating.} 26.Nh6+ {Schlechter:
For if 26...Kd7 27.Rxf7+ Kc8 28.Qe5 and wins.} 1-0
[Event "Vienna"]
[Site "Vienna AUT"]
[Date "1908.04.04"]
[EventDate "1908.03.23"]
[Round "10"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Akiba Rubinstein"]
[Black "Oldrich Duras"]
[ECO "D02"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "77"]
1.d4 {Notes by Carl Schlechter from "Deutsche Schachzeitung"
1908.} d5 2.Nf3 c5 3.e3 Nf6 4.dxc5 Qa5+ {? Bad, because this
helps the opponent to develop. The right move is 4...e6, and
if 5.b4? then 5...a5 6.c3 axb4 7.cxb4 b6 regaining the pawn.}
5.Nbd2 Qxc5 6.a3 Qc7 7.c4 dxc4 {This also helps White's
development. Better was 7...e6.} 8.Nxc4 Nc6 9.b4 Bg4 10.Bb2 b5
{? This will be refuted by a nice combination by White, but
Black already stands worse. If, for example, 10...e6, then
11.Rc1!, threatening b5.} 11.Nce5 {!} Nxe5 12.Nxe5 {!!} Bxd1
13.Bxb5+ Nd7 {Best. If 13...Kd8 14.Rxd1+ Kc8 15.Ba6+ Kb8
16.Nc6+ Qxc6 17.Be5+ Qd6 (17...Qc7 18.Rd8+ mate) 18.Rc1!! and
mate next move.} 14.Bxd7+ {The simplest. White forces an
endgame with a pawn plus. Stronger was 14.Rxd1 Rd8 15.Nxd7
Rxd7 (or 15...e6 16.Ne5+ Ke7 17.Nc6+, etc.) 16.Bxd7+ Kd8
17.Bb5+ Kc8 18.Ba6+ Kb8 19.Rc1!, followed by Be5, and wins.}
Qxd7 15.Nxd7 Bh5 16.Ne5 Rc8 17.g4 Bg6 18.Nxg6 hxg6 19.Bd4 a6
20.Kd2 f6 21.Rac1 Rxc1 22.Rxc1 e5 {Or 22...Rxh2 23.Rc8+ Kf7
24.Ke2! e5 25.Bc5 Bxc5 26.Rxc5 followed by Ra5 winning the
a-pawn.} 23.Bc5 Rxh2 24.Bxf8 Kxf8 25.Ke2 {!} e4 26.Rc6 Rg2 {If
26...a5 27.b5 followed by Ra6.} 27.Rxa6 Rxg4 28.Ra7 Rg1 29.b5
Rb1 30.a4 g5 31.Rb7 Ra1 32.b6 Rxa4 33.Ra7 Rb4 34.b7 g4 35.Ra8+
Kf7 36.b8=Q Rxb8 37.Rxb8 Ke6 38.Re8+ Kf5 39.Kf1 1-0
[Event "Lodz"]
[Site "Lodz POL"]
[Date "1908.10.??"]
[EventDate "1908.10.??"]
[Round "1"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[White "Frank James Marshall"]
[Black "Akiba Rubinstein"]
[ECO "D32"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "48"]
1.d4 {Notes by Carl Schlechter, in "Deutsche Schachzeitung"
1908, and Adolf Julius Leopold Zinkl, in "Neue Freie Presse"
Vienna 1908.} d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 exd5 5.Nf3 Be6 6.g3
{Schlechter: Schlechter's innovation in the Prague tournament
of 1908, the game Schlechter - Dus-Chotimirsky. The move can
be made when Black has played ...Be6, ...Nc6, or ...Nf6.} Nc6
7.Bg2 Nf6 8.O-O Be7 9.Bg5 {Schlechter: Schlechter played 9.a3
against Dus-Chotimirsky.} O-O 10.Rc1 {Schlechter: If 10.Bxf6
Bxf6 11.dxc5 Bxc3 12.bxc3 Qa5, etc.} cxd4 11.Nxd4 Nxd4 12.Qxd4
Qa5 13.b4 {!} Qa3 {Schlechter: If 13.Qxb4, then 14.Bxf6 gxf6
15.Qxb4 Bxb4 16.Nxd5 Bxd5 17.Bxd5 Rab8 18.Rc7, with the better
game. *** Zinkl: If 13...Bxb4? 14.Bxf6 gxf6 15.Nxd5 with
advantage.} 14.Qd3 {Schlechter: Threatening to win a piece by
15.Nxd5.} Qxb4 15.Bxf6 Bxf6 16.Nxd5 Bxd5 17.Bxd5 Rad8 18.Rfd1
{Schlechter: Stronger was 18.Rc7. *** Zinkl: If 18.Rc7? Qa5!.}
Rd7 19.e4 Rfd8 20.e5 {! Schlechter: An excellent move. If now
20...Bxe5, then 21.Bxf7+ Kxf7 22.Qf5+.} h6 {!} 21.Qf3 Qb2 {!
Schlechter: He still dare not play 21...Bxe5 on account of
22.Bxf7+.} 22.Bxf7+ {Schlechter: If 22.exf6, then 22....Rxd5.}
Rxf7 23.exf6 Rxd1+ 24.Rxd1 Qxf6 1/2-1/2
[Event "Lodz"]
[Site "Lodz POL"]
[Date "1908.10.??"]
[EventDate "1908.10.??"]
[Round "2"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Akiba Rubinstein"]
[Black "Frank James Marshall"]
[ECO "C49"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "75"]
1.e4 {Notes by Carl Schlechter from "Deutsche Schachzeitung"
1908.} e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bb5 Bb4 5.O-O O-O 6.d3 d6
7.Ne2 Bg4 {The usual continuation, 7...Ne7, leads to
complicated and not easy to be handled middlegame positions
for both players.} 8.Be3 Nh5 {? Weak, because here the knight
is not useful, and ...f7-f5, which probably was intended, is
not feasible. Best is 8...Ne7.} 9.Bxc6 bxc6 10.Ne1 {! White
could win a pawn by 10.c3 Ba5 11.Qa4, but after 11....Bb6
12.Bxb6 (12.Qxc6?! Rb8 13.b3 Bd7 14.Qc4 Bxe3 15.fxe3 Bb5)
12...axb6 13.Qxc6 Bd7 (also good is 13...Bxf3 and 14...Qf6)
14.Qc4 Be6, White must play again 15.Qc6 (15.Qb4? c5 16.Qb5
Ra5 17.Qc6 Qb8 etc., or 15.Qb5? Ra5 16.Qc6 Bd7 17.Qc4 Bb5
etc.), with a draw by repetition.} d5 {Black should capture
both knights and then bring the knight back into play with
...Nf6. In this case he would have good chances.} 11.f3 Be6
12.g4 Nf6 13.Ng3 {Premature is 13.Ng2? because of 13...dxe4
14.dxe4 Bc4!.} d4 {? Better is 13...Bd6.} 14.Bd2 Be7 15.Ng2
Rb8 16.b3 c5 17.Nf5 Bxf5 18.gxf5 Rb6 19.Rf2 Qd7 20.Qe2 Rfb8
21.f4 exf4 22.Bxf4 c4 {An attempt for counterplay in a
position that is already strategically lost.} 23.bxc4 {If
23.dxc4 Bc5 24.Qd3 Ng4 25.Re2 f6, followed by ...Ne5.} Rb1+
24.Rxb1 Rxb1+ 25.Rf1 Rb2 26.e5 Ne8 27.Bg3 Qa4 28.f6 {!} Bf8
{If 28....Rxc2 29.Qg4 Bf8 30.e6 and White wins. The best
defense is 28...gxf6 29.exf6 Bf8.} 29.Qg4 g6 {If 29...Qxc2
30.Bf2.} 30.e6 Rxc2 31.Ne1 {!} Rxa2 32.exf7+ Kxf7 33.Nf3 Nxf6
34.Ng5+ Kg7 35.Rxf6 {!} Kxf6 36.Qf4+ Ke7 37.Qf7+ Kd8 38.Ne6+
1-0
[Event "Vienna"]
[Site "Vienna AUT"]
[Date "1908.03.28"]
[EventDate "1908.03.23"]
[Round "5"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Frank James Marshall"]
[Black "Akiba Rubinstein"]
[ECO "D00"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "107"]
1.d4 {Notes by Carl Schlechter from "Deutsche Schachzeitung"
1908.} d5 2.e3 Nf6 3.Bd3 c5 4.c3 e6 {Coming into consideration
is 4...Nc6, and if 5.f4 or 5.Nf3, then 5...Bg4.} 5.Nd2 Nc6
6.f4 Bd6 7.Qf3 Bd7 8.Nh3 Qb6 {If 8...O-O, then White can begin
a sharp attack by 9.Ng5 (9...h6 10.h4!) as in Lipke-Schiffers,
Leipzig 1894.} 9.Nf2 O-O-O 10.O-O Kb8 {Now, advancing with the
e-pawn White achieves an advantage. More cautious was
10...cxd4.} 11.e4 {!} dxe4 12.Ndxe4 Nxe4 13.Nxe4 Be7 14.dxc5
Bxc5+ 15.Nxc5 Qxc5+ 16.Be3 Qa5 17.a4 {! Premature would be
17.b4, because of 17...Qa3.} Ne7 18.b4 Qc7 19.Bd4 f6 20.Qf2
Nc8 21.Rfe1 Rhe8 22.Qg3 Bc6 23.b5 Bd5 24.a5 Bc4 {Perhaps
24...Rd7 was a better defense. After the text, it seems that
Black's position cannot be saved.} 25.b6 Qc6 26.Bxc4 Qxc4
27.Qxg7 Ne7 28.Qxf6 Nf5 29.a6 {! Threatening 30.bxa7+ Ka8
31.axb7+ Kxb7 32.a8=Q+ Rxa8 33.Reb1+, etc.} axb6 30.Qe5+ Ka8
31.axb7+ Kxb7 32.Bf2 {Not 32.Bxb6 because of 32...Rd5.} Rd5
33.Qf6 Qc6 34.Reb1 Rb5 35.Rxb5 Qxb5 36.Qf7+ Re7 37.Qf8 Qe8 {Or
37...Re8 38.Qa3 Qa5 39.Qb2 and White wins.} 38.Qxe8 Rxe8
39.Rb1 Kc6 40.Rxb6+ Kd5 41.g3 Rc8 42.Rb5+ Ke4 43.Kg2 Rc6
44.Re5+ Kd3 45.g4 Ne7 46.f5 Nd5 47.Bd4 Kc4 48.Kg3 exf5 49.Rxf5
Rg6 50.Rf7 h5 51.Rg7 Rxg7 52.Bxg7 hxg4 53.Kxg4 Nxc3 54.Bxc3
1-0
[Event "Vienna"]
[Site "Vienna AUT"]
[Date "1908.04.06"]
[EventDate "1908.03.23"]
[Round "11"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Jacques Mieses"]
[Black "Akiba Rubinstein"]
[ECO "C28"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "97"]
1.e4 {Notes by Carl Schlechter, from "Deutsche Schachzeitung"
1908, and Dr. Siegbert Tarrasch, from "Berliner
Lokal-Anzeiger" 1908.} e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.Bc4 Nc6 4.d3 Bb4
{Tarrasch: There is no reason for the bishop to be developed
at b4. Its natural square is c5.} 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bxf6 Bxc3+ 7.bxc3
Qxf6 8.Ne2 d6 9.O-O Na5 {Schlechter: If 9...O-O, then 10.f4
exf4 11.Rxf4 Qg5 12.Qf1 with the better game for White.}
10.Bb3 Nxb3 11.axb3 g5 {? Schlechter: Better is
11...O-O. After the exchange of White's king's bishop, Black
should not fear the opening of the f-file by 12.f4.} 12.c4 O-O
13.Nc3 c6 {?! Schlechter: Weakens the d-pawn. Better was
13...Be6.} 14.Qd2 Qf4 {Schlechter: If 14...Qg6 15.d4!, and if
15...f5 16.dxe5 dxe5 17.Na4! with the better game for White.}
15.Rfd1 Qxd2 16.Rxd2 f6 17.d4 {!} Kf7 18.d5 {!} c5 19.Nb5 Ke7
20.Nxa7 Bd7 21.c3 f5 22.exf5 {Schlechter: Stronger was
22.Rda2! (threatening Nc6+) 22...Rae8 23.exf5 Bxf5 24.Nb5,
etc.} Bxf5 23.b4 {?! Schlechter: This weakens White's pawn
structure, giving Black drawing chances. With 23.Rda2 followed
by Nb5 White could win the endgame slowly but surely.} Kd7
24.bxc5 dxc5 25.Rb2 Rfb8 26.Rba2 Rf8 27.Rb2 Rfb8 28.h3
{Tarrasch: The threat was 28...Bd3 29.Ra4 Bxc4 30.Rxc4 Rxa7
and White cannot play 31.Rxc5 because of 31...Ra1+
mate. Therefore, White opens a window, but the wrong one! Much
better was 28.f3!, opening a route for the king.} Bd3 29.Ra4
b6 {Schlechter: If 29...Bxc4 30.Rxc4 Rxa7 31.Rxc5 and wins.}
30.Rba2 Rf8 {Schlechter: Here 30...Rb7!? 31.Nc6 Rxa4 32.Rxa4
Kd6 was worthy of consideration.} 31.g3 e4 32.Nb5 Rxa4 33.Rxa4
Rf6 34.d6 Rf7 {!} 35.Ra7+ Ke6 36.Ra4 Be2 37.Ra6 Rf3
{Schlechter: Now Black mistakenly begins to play for a
win. After 37...Rb7 White has nothing better than to repeat
the position with 38.Ra4.} 38.Ra7 {!} Bxc4 {? Schlechter:
After 38...Rf7 the game is still a draw.} 39.Re7+ Kf6
{Schlechter: Or 39...Kd5 40.d7 Rf8 41.Re8 and White wins.}
40.Nc7 Rd3 41.Ne8+ Kf5 {?} 42.g4+ Kf4 43.Nf6 {!} Rd1+ 44.Kg2
Bf1+ 45.Kh2 Rxd6 46.Nxe4 Rd1 47.Ng3 b5 48.Re3 Bxh3 49.Kxh3 1-0
[Event "Vienna"]
[Site "Vienna AUT"]
[Date "1908.04.15"]
[EventDate "1908.03.23"]
[Round "18"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Akiba Rubinstein"]
[Black "Richard Reti"]
[ECO "D00"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "32"]
1.d4 {Notes by Carl Schlechter from "Deutsche Schachzeitung"
1908.} d5 2.e3 Nf6 3.Bd3 Nc6 {Many authorities consider this
continuation as best. Black ignores his development, wastes
time, only to exchange White's king's bishop. This cannot be
good! Correct is 3...c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.f4 Bg4!, etc.} 4.f4 Nb4
5.Nf3 Nxd3+ 6.cxd3 e6 7.Nc3 Be7 8.O-O O-O 9.Bd2 b6 10.Ne5 Bb7
11.Rf3 Bd6 {The idea behind this move (...Bxe5) is the
decisive mistake. Better was 11...Nd7.} 12.Rh3 Re8 13.Be1 Bxe5
{Now it's too late for 13...Nd7 because of 14.Qh5. Deserving
of attention is 14...g6.} 14.fxe5 Nd7 15.Bh4 Qc8 16.Qg4 {Black
has no defense. In case of 16...Kh8 White wins by 17.Bf6! gxf6
18.Qh4 Nf8 19.exf6 e5 20.Qh6 Qg4 21.Rg3, etc.} 1-0
[Event "Berlin "]
[Site "Berlin "]
[Date "1909.05.??"]
[EventDate "?"]
[Round "1"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Jacques Mieses"]
[Black "Akiba Rubinstein"]
[ECO "C29"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "63"]
1.e4 {Notes by Carl Schlechter.} e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4 d5 4.fxe5
Nxe4 5.Nf3 Bg4 6.Be2 Nc6 7.d3 {If 7.O-O, then 7...Bc5+ 8.d4
Bxf3 9.dxc5 Nxc3 10.bxc3 Bxe2 11.Qxe2 Qe7.} Bxf3 8.Bxf3 Qh4+
{Quite correct. Black obtains at least two pawns and a strong
attack in exchange for a piece.} 9.g3 Nxg3 10.hxg3 Qxg3+
11.Kf1 Bc5 12.d4 Bxd4 {!?} 13.Qe2 O-O-O 14.Bxd5 Rhe8 15.Qf3
Qxe5 {The following is worth considering: 15...Qxf3+ 16.Bxf3
Nxe5 17.Be2 Bxc3 18.bxc3 h6, and Black remains with good
chances in the endgame.} 16.Bf4 Qf6 17.Bxc6 bxc6 18.Ne4 Qf5
{Or 18...Rxe4 19.Qxe4 g5 20.c3 Bb6 21.Qe5 Qxf4+ 22.Qxf4 gxf4
23.Rxh7 Rd7, etc.} 19.Ng3 Qb5+ 20.Kg2 g5 21.Qg4+ f5 22.Qxg5
Rg8 23.Qh5 Rg4 24.Rhf1 Bf6 25.Qf7 Rd2+ 26.Bxd2 Qe2+ 27.Rf2
Rxg3+ 28.Kxg3 Bh4+ 29.Kh3 Qg4+ 30.Kh2 Bxf2 31.Qe6+ Kd8 {If
31...Kb7, then White wins by 32.Qb3+ Ka8 33.Rf1!.} 32.Bg5+ 1-0
[Event "18th DSB Kongress"]
[Site "Breslau GER"]
[Date "1912.07.25"]
[EventDate "1912.07.15"]
[Round "10"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Akiba Rubinstein"]
[Black "Karel Treybal"]
[ECO "D02"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "87"]
1.d4 {Notes by Carl Schlechter.} d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Bf4 e6 4.e3
Bd6 5.Nbd2 O-O 6.Bd3 c5 7.c3 Bxf4 8.exf4 cxd4 9.Nxd4 Nc6
10.N2f3 Qd6 11.Qd2 a6 {?! With 11...Nxd4 Black can equalize
easily; for example: 12.Nxd4 e5 13.fxe5 Qxe5+, etc. Or 12.cxd4
Ne4! 13.Bxe4 dxe4 14.Ng5 (14.Ne5 Bd7) 14...Rd8 15.Rd1 Qd5
16.b3 Bd7, followed by Bc6.} 12.O-O Bd7 13.Rfe1 Rad8 14.Re2
Nh5 15.g3 g6 16.Kg2 Bc8 17.h4 f6 {The fight in the next moves
will be around the e5-square. If Black succeeds in promoting
...e6-e5, he will have a good game.} 18.Rae1 Ng7 19.Re3 Rfe8
20.Qe2 Kf7 21.a3 Re7 22.Bb1 Rde8 23.Ba2 Kf8 24.Qd2 {!} e5 {?
Black thinks that now is the right moment for the thematic
advance. In fact, just the opposite is true. This move is the
decisive mistake. Instead, deserving consideration was
24...b5, preventing the possible breakthrough c3-c4.} 25.Nxc6
bxc6 26.fxe5 fxe5 27.Rxe5 {!} Bf5 {Black overlooked that after
27...Rxe5 White wins by 28.Qf4+.} 28.Qf4 Rxe5 29.Rxe5 Rxe5
30.Qxe5 Qd7 31.Ng5 Ne8 32.Qh8+ Ke7 33.Qxh7+ Kd6 34.Qxd7+ Kxd7
35.Kf3 Nf6 36.Kf4 c5 37.f3 Kc6 38.g4 Bc2 39.Ke3 c4 40.Kd2 Bd3
41.Ne6 Nd7 42.Nf4 Ne5 43.Nxd3 cxd3 44.h5 1-0
[Event "18th DSB Kongress"]
[Site "Breslau GER"]
[Date "1912.07.24"]
[EventDate "1912.07.15"]
[Round "9"]
[Result "1-0"]
[White "Akiba Rubinstein"]
[Black "Stefan Levitsky"]
[ECO "D02"]
[WhiteElo "?"]
[BlackElo "?"]
[PlyCount "37"]
1.d4 {Notes by Carl Schlechter from the Breslau tournament
book.} d5 2.Nf3 e6 3.c4 c6 4.e3 Nf6 5.Bd3 Bd6 6.Nbd2 Nbd7 7.e4
dxe4 {A very interesting position arises after 7...e5 8.exd5
cxd5 9.cxd5 exd4 10.Nxd4 Nxd5. There are eight pieces on the
d-line! In this position the tempo is a decisive
advantage. White achieves a very strong attack by 11.Nf5!.}
8.Nxe4 Nxe4 9.Bxe4 e5 10.O-O exd4 11.Qxd4 Qf6 12.Be3 Ne5 {?!
This loses quickly. Black must exchange the queens, even if
after 12...Qxd4 13.Bxd4 O-O 14.Rad1 his position is
disadvantageous.} 13.Rad1 Bc7 {? After 13...Nxf3+ 14.Bxf3 Qxd4
15.Rxd4 Bc7 16.Rfd1 White has the advantage.} 14.Qc5 {!} b6
15.Qb4 a5 16.Qc3 Bf5 {Or 16...Nxf3+ 17.Bxf3 Qxc3 18.Bxc6+!,
etc. Relatively better was 16...O-O, but after 17.Bd4 White
would keep the advantage.} 17.Bg5 {!} Qe6 {Better was
17...Nxf3+ 18.Qxf3 Bxe4 19.Qxe4+ Qe6 20.Qxe6+ fxe6 21.Rfe1,
and White wins the e-pawn.} 18.Nd4 Qd6 19.Bxf5 1-0