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J S I · Ul ". Z I'i in tn LU . X tu O 'E o o _n o CHAMPIONSHIP CHESS By BLAKE STEVENS United Slates Expert Akiba Rubinstein was one of ihe greatest chess masters ol all time, noted for 'his precision and bril- )iancy. Yet his star is fading. It is not that he has a favorable favorable or unfavorable unfavorable "press," he has no press at all. It is not that he has fallen fallen into disfavor, he was not one of the highest favored. The meteoric Alek- hine e x u d e d ~ such luminosity, Stevens Robcnstein's condle-rovcr yenius was dimmed. Even when Ihis talented plnyer was recognized by discerning advocates advocates or chess, the recognition went v i r t u a l l y unnoticed. And so Rubinstein is slipping i n f o ihe past^ and (he new generation will be teethed on the games of Bol- vinnik, TnhT, Smyslov, find Fischer, Fischer, none of whose end-games have equalled the eld master. Here is an example (1 bib little known tactical a b i l i t y . 3( j fic. His compensation is the Two-Bishops, and a free posilion. K' F-QH4! i: H-M 1* N-K2 I* H - H S IE H-ttr r-m R - K N l ( ? ) T'-KRS frfr* Up to this point the only sniff t-f liiclicE was in the what-might- -havc-bnppened note to White's !sih move. White has the stronger game w i t h his larger space control. control. White was threatening to double Rooks and paraly?.e the Knight. If 21 P.xN?,P-K5 (or 21,..PxP and ( b i n 22 ..P-K5). Another threat was 21 Q-B2! U N I If H? T - K N 3 ! B N l N a J l P Q-QX H 24 ..KxQ- 25 RxQ and While has all ihe play. Tbe l i n e is The Kind's GrmTtit r. N-K113 H ±1 E' t A Standard is 6 . . . O O f a c t o r y is 6...0-K3. 7 I 1 Kll.l IUN' 'Hiis mnnouvcr lins hcfn seen before, iy i^ot original, ajic llu-io ior is awarded no e x c l a m a t i o n p o i n t . The point is: 9. . .NxTcli; )0 K-QI, N x R ; 11 QxP, K - K W 1 : 12 PxP, PxP; 13 H-KN5, 1M2; H R-B1 autl While has, won a pnmo. J l r o n i a d k a knows I l i i b li.ip, nml contiiniL'5 ilevelojiinj:, I Ct K I * the Oisltmp pri\'i- rosition iifU-r 25 Q-N6I! vr. . K 02 Oi 2? ..PxQ; 26 PxPdi,n-R2; 57 K x l u - b . K - N U ^!l It d is (kcisi Pi .Ml On the natural 28 K-N3., Rl ;i t k obi ;i i n s r ea ! (ha \v thanes \ \ i i h 2fi . . H x U ; 2i1 K K - H 1 wilh well-placed pirccs nnd a yiysib ! .c passed Kifsg tide ptiwn in 'lie off ing. Rubins lei n received (1r*.on'( d- ly) Hie B r i l l u t n c y Pri/c tor

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  1. Express and News,
  2. 25 Oct 1959, Sun,
  3. Page 80

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