Wolf vs Rubinstein
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[Event "Teplits-Schonau"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Wolf"] [Black "Rubinstein"] [Result "0-1"] [FEN "r2n1r2/ppp1q1pk/3p1n1p/4p1p1/2BPP1P1/2P3BP/P1P2P2/R2QR1K1 b - - 0 1"] {The Knights in a closed position It is evident that in a struggle against the Bishop pair the two Knights will do best in a closed position such as this one. Moreover, in this case the presence of the support point at f4 is a factor which strongly favours the Knights. The practical outcome of such a position is that White will have to look for a favourable moment to exchange one of his Bishops for a knight, bringing about a Bishop versus Knight struggle} 1... Nf7 2. Qf3 Rae8 (2... -- {White has the choice of three schemes: 1. He can exchange on Bishop at once (Bxf7) and then undertake the fight with good Bishop (3. Pf3!) against Knight 2. He can exchange the other Bishop for a Knight as soon as it appears on f4, but then he will have a Bad Bishop against Knight. 3. he can leave things as they are and keep both Bishops; but in this case he must work out some way of getting them into action. Scheme 1 is White's best choice} 3. Bxf7 Rxf7 4. dxe5 dxe5 5. Qf5+) 3. Qe3 b6 (3... -- 4. dxe5 dxe5 5. Qxa7) (3... exd4 4. cxd4 Nxe4 5. Qxe4+ Qxe4 6. Rxe4 Rxe4 7. Bd3 Rfe8 8. f3 $18) 4. Bb5 {Abadoning the possibility of scheme 1.} 4... Rd8 5. a4 Nh8 $1 { Black doesn't fear the opening of the a-file else he would have played Pa5} 6. a5 Ng6 7. f3 Nf4 8. Bf1 Kh8 $1 9. Bxf4 {So White chooses scheme 3 and the chances swing definitely in Black's favour. If White puts his bishop on g1-a7, it is obstructed by Black's b-pawn. If he works it round to a3-f8, Black will play ... Pc5. In either case the Bishop bites on granite} (9. -- Rf7 10. -- Nh7 11. -- Nf8 12. -- N8g6 13. -- Rdf8) 9... gxf4 10. Qf2 {Closes up the position still more, and fixes yet another pawn on the same colour as his own bishop} 10... g5 11. d5 (11. axb6 $2 cxb6) (11. Bc4) 11... h5 12. Bg2 Kg7 13. Qe2 Rh8 14. Kf2 (14. Qa6 Kg6 15. Qxa7 Ra8 16. Qb7 Rhb8 17. Qc6 bxa5) 14... Ra8 15. Reb1 Nd7 16. Qb5 hxg4 17. hxg4 Nc5 18. Rh1 Rh4 $1 19. Rxh4 gxh4 20. Bh3 (20. -- h3 21. Bxh3 Qh4+ 22. Kg2 Qg3+ $19) 20... bxa5 { Getting a passed pawn on the a-file as well} 21. Qxa5 (21. Rxa5 a6 22. Qb1 Qd8 $17) 21... Qd8 22. Rb1 Rb8 23. Rb4 a6 24. Ke2 Rb6 25. Qa1 Kg6 26. Kd2 Kg5 { protects the h-pawn and an eventual Pg5 depriving White of any counterplay} 27. Rb1 (27. Qa5 Qb8 28. Qa3 (28. Ke2 Qa7 29. -- Nb7 30. Qa4 Rxb4 31. cxb4 Qe3+) 28... Qa7 29. Qa5 Nb7 30. Qa4 Rxb4 31. cxb4 Qf2+) 27... Qb8 28. Rh1 (28. Kc1 Rxb1+ 29. Qxb1 Qxb1+ 30. Kxb1 {lossed ending due to passed pawns on both flanks } 30... Na4 31. c4 Nc3+ 32. Kc1 Ne2+ 33. Kd2 Ng1 34. Bg2 h3 35. Bh1 a5 $19) 28... a5 $3 29. Bg2 (29. Qxa5 Rb2 30. Qa3 Nb3+ 31. Kd3 Qb5+ 32. c4 Qb6) 29... a4 30. Qe1 Qh8 31. Qc1 Ra6 32. Bf1 Ra8 33. Bc4 a3 34. Ba2 Qh7 35. Rh3 Nd7 36. Qf1 Qh8 37. Rh1 Nc5 38. Qc1 Rb8 $3 {Black sacrifi ces both his passed pawns in order to force his pieces into the enemy position} 39. Qxa3 Ra8 40. Qb2 h3 41. Bc4 Qh4 42. Be2 Qf2 43. Rxh3 Qe3+ 44. Ke1 Na4 { The Knight gives the final blow. This game was honoured with a brilliancy prize } 0-1
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Players
WhiteWolf
BlackRubinstein
Game
Moves44
Opening
Result0-1
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Tournament
TournamentTeplits-Schonau
Location?
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