Rubinstein vs Nimzowitsch
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[Event "Berlin"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Rubinstein"] [Black "Nimzowitsch"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E32"] [Opening "Nimzo-Indian: Classical, 4...d6"] {Rubinstein was another master of the art} 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Qc2 d6 5. e3 c5 6. Bd3 Nc6 7. Nge2 e5 8. d5 Bxc3+ 9. Qxc3 Ne7 10. Qc2 O-O 11. O-O Ng6 12. Ng3 Re8 13. f3 Bd7 14. Bd2 a6 15. h3 b5 16. b3 Qb6 17. Kh2 {White wants to play Pf4 but observe how he waits for Queenside tension to be released before he prepares his strike} 17... a5 18. Rab1 b4 19. f4 {now!} 19... exf4 20. exf4 Nf8 21. Bc1 {The only real difference to this position an that of Tarrasch-Marco is that a pair of minor pieces have been exchanged, hence Black has more room to maneuver} 21... Qd8 {Momentarily crossing White's plan of putting his Queen Bishop on the long diagonal} 22. Qf2 (22. Bb2 Ng4+ 23. hxg4 Qh4+ 24. Kg1 Qxg3) 22... a4 23. Bb2 Ng6 24. Rbd1 axb3 25. axb3 Ra7 { Black can only wait} 26. Rde1 { So as to be able to play Pf5 without giving Black free use of the e5 square} 26... Rxe1 (26... Ra8) 27. Rxe1 Nf8 {This allows White to take the offensive at once, but it is difficult to suggest a good course for Black} (27... Bc8 28. Bxf6 gxf6 29. Nh5) 28. Bxf6 Qxf6 29. Ne4 Qh6 30. f5 Ra3 31. Rb1 Ra6 32. g4 f6 ( 32... -- 33. g5 Qh5 34. Be2 $18 {trapped Queen}) 33. Kg3 { The King himself takes a hand in restraining the Black Queen} 33... Bc8 34. Re1 Bb7 (34... Nd7 35. Nxd6 Rxd6 36. Re8+) 35. Qe2 Nd7 36. Nxd6 Rxd6 37. Qe8+ Nf8 38. Re7 {Black is helpless to stop the coming slaughter} 38... g6 39. Qf7+ Kh8 40. Re8 Rd8 41. Qxf6+ (41. Rxd8 $2 Qe3+ 42. Kg2 Qd2+ 43. Kg1 Qe3+ $11) 41... Kg8 42. Qe6+ Kg7 43. f6+ 1-0
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Players
WhiteRubinstein
BlackNimzowitsch
Game
Moves43
OpeningE32 — Nimzo-Indian: Classical, 4...d6
Result1-0
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TournamentBerlin
Location?
Round0