Capablanca vs Rubinstein
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[Event "Berlin"] [Site "Berlin"] [Round "5"] [White "Capablanca"] [Black "Rubinstein"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D02"] [Opening "Queen's Pawn: Krause, Reversed QGA"] {Isolated d-pawn on the 5th rank} 1. d4 (1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 c5 4. exd5 exd5 5. Ngf3 Nc6 6. dxc5 Bxc5 7. Bb5 Nge7 8. O-O O-O 9. Nb3) 1... d5 2. Nf3 c5 3. dxc5 e6 4. e4 Bxc5 5. exd5 exd5 6. Bb5+ Nc6 7. O-O Nge7 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. Nb3 Bb6 10. Re1 Bg4 11. Bd3 Ng6 12. h3 Bxf3 13. Qxf3 Nce5 14. Qf5 Nxd3 15. Qxd3 { Such positions arise mostly from the French Tarrasch. A comparison with the positions dealt with so far shows that the difference consists in the fact that White has an unmoved c-pawn on e3. The advantage from White's point of view s that the e-file is open; the disadvantage is that the f2 square is vulnerbale. A vital decision confronts Black: whether or not to push his d-pawn to the fourth rank. Generally this is good policy; leading to greater freedom of movement.} 15... d4 $2 {Here the advance only makes things more difficult for Black. At d4 the pressure, which has the effect of reducing Black's Bihops to a second rate piece. Another great handicap for Black is that her cannot - or at any rate can only with great difficulty - get control of the blockade square d3} (15... Qf6 16. Rf1 Rad8 { Black's pieces are actively placed}) 16. Bd2 Qf6 17. Re4 $1 Rad8 (17... Ne5 18. Qg3 Rfe8 19. Rae1) 18. Rae1 Qc6 19. g3 Rfe8 20. Ba5 $1 { Begins the direct attack on the isolated pawn} 20... Rxe4 (20... -- 21. Bxb6 axb6 22. Rxe8+ Rxe8 23. Rxe8+ Qxe8 24. Qxd4) 21. Qxe4 Nf8 (21... Qxe4 22. Rxe4 Bxa5 23. Nxa5 {Capablanca}) 22. Qxc6 bxc6 23. Re7 Rd5 $2 { Leaves Black in a throroughly passive state} (23... -- 24. Rxa7 Bxa7 25. Bxd8) (23... d3 24. cxd3 (24. Rxa7 {to keep any winning chances} 24... Bxa7 25. Bxd8 dxc2 26. Bg5 $1 Ne6 27. Bc1) 24... Rxd3 25. Bxb6 axb6 26. Rb7 b5 27. Rc7 Rd1+ 28. Kg2 Rb1 $11) 24. Bxb6 axb6 25. Rb7 Nd7 {Now White has a clear endgame advantage which he converted in the following instructive way} 26. Rc7 { Picking on the pawn weaknesses} 26... Rd6 27. Rc8+ Nf8 28. Nd2 c5 29. Nc4 Re6 30. Rb8 Re1+ 31. Kg2 g5 32. a4 Ra1 33. Nxb6 Kg7 34. Rc8 Ne6 35. Nd7 Rxa4 36. Nxc5 Rb4 37. Nd3 Rb5 38. Kf3 h6 39. b4 h5 40. g4 hxg4+ 41. hxg4 f6 42. Rc4 Kf7 43. Nc5 Nd8 44. Nb3 1-0
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WhiteCapablanca
BlackRubinstein
Game
Moves44
OpeningD02 — Queen's Pawn: Krause, Reversed QGA
Result1-0
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Tournament
TournamentBerlin
LocationBerlin
Round5