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  1. 31 Mar '07 03:28
    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1279552

    Rubinstein's game that won the first brilliancy prize in Vienna 1922 - the tournament he went undefeated in to win. I've also went through the game (with Fritz doing line checking for accuracy - credit where it's due) and made some 'amateur annotations.' Please correct any of the errors I may have made, or add something where it belongs.

    [Event "Vienna AUT"]
    [Site "It"]
    [Date "1922.??.??"]
    [Round "3"]
    [White "Akiba Rubinstein"]
    [Black "Efim Bogoljubov"]
    [Result "1-0"]
    [ECO "D10"]
    [PlyCount "59"]
    [EventDate "1922.??.??"]

    {Annotations by CMSMaster} 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. e3 Nf6 4. Nc3 g6 5. Nf3 Bg7 6. Be2 O-O 7. O-O Nbd7 {
    An uncommon move in this opening, 6...Be6 is most common in the Fritz 9 book.}
    8. cxd5 Nxd5 9. Nxd5 cxd5 {This open C file eventually becomes the focus of
    white's attack and proves decisive.} 10. Qb3 Nf6 11. Bd2 Ne4 {The position
    after this point offers good chances for both sides, black has his knight on
    an advanced support point and the fianchettoed bishop while white can create a
    strong attack down the b and c files on the queenside.} 12. Rfd1 Nxd2 {
    I don't see a reason for black to trade off the advanced knight for white's
    seemingly weaker bishop.} 13. Rxd2 Qd6 {Planning b6 with Bb7} 14. Rc1 b6 15.
    Rdc2 Bb7 16. Qa4 a6 17. Rc7 b5 18. Qa5 Rab8 19. R1c5 Rfd8 {
    A blunder that gives white the decisive edge, better is 19...Re8} 20. Ne5 Bf6
    21. Nc6 e6 22. g3 {The more natural Nxb8 might be better.} Rdc8 23. Nxb8 Rxb8
    24. Bxb5 $1 Bd8 (24... axb5 25. Qxb5 Qa6 26. Qd7 Rf8 27. Rxb7) 25. Be8 $16 {
    Applying pressure to f7.} Qf8 $4 {
    Another blunder, black's best try is the obvious Bxc8.} (25... Bxc7 26. Rxc7
    Rxe8 27. Rxb7 Rb8 28. Qc5 Qd8 $18) 26. Rxb7 $18 Bxa5 27. Rxb8 Qd6 28. Rb7 Bb6
    $2 {Bad, but Rubinstein's won the game anyway.} 29. Rc6 Qb4 30. Bxf7+ 1-0
  2. Standard member Yuga
    Renaissance
    31 Mar '07 05:28 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    {Annotations by CMS {Bad, but Rubinstein's won the game anyway.} 29. Rc6 Qb4 30. Bxf7+ 1-0
    "An uncommon move in this opening, 6...Be6 is most common in the Fritz 9 book." is posted after move 7. Be6 looks a little odd to me anyway, perhaps you meant e6?

    "25...Qf8?? Another blunder, black's best try is the obvious Bxc8"

    Now, if there were a piece on c8. (Bxc7)

    Bogo's play looked quite weak...but Rubinstein built his advantage very well...

    The annotations are well-written. However, they are not exceptionally in-depth, but they are adequate and annotators rarely do explain the reasoning behind the moves. Well done.