One lesson from Rubinstein

One lesson from Rubinstein

Nov 28, 2014, 4:38 PM |

Akiba Rubinstein (1880-1961) was a strong player, a pioneer of the openings and brilliantly accurate endgame fighter.
At least one of the games played them deserves to remember her.

Here is the position of the game Cohn-Rubinstein, 1907.

Black move.

That we followed the players and what we can see here?

Pawns equally. But one pawn on the board stands out from the others. This is white pawn h2.

It is a weakness in the camp of the white. Therefore Rubinstein elects a clear plan: to attack this pawn and sends his king on h3.

1… Kf6 2.Kd2 Kg5 3.Ke2 Kh4 4.Kf1 Kh3 5.Kg1

Now the black lead ahead kingside pawns.

5… e5 6.Kh1 b5 7.Kg1 f5 8.Kh1 g5 9.Kg1 h5

We see that the white helpless. Using tactical features black lead to the victory of the game.

10.Kh1 g4 11.e4 f:e4 12.f:e4 h4

What now? 

13.Kg1 g3 14.h:g3 h:g3

After the exchange on g3 white does not protect the e4-pawn.

0-1. White resigned.

Of course, this position is not shown again in your game. But if you remember this idea, in pawn endings you will rush to the enemy's weak pawns and make problems for the opponent.