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The Missed Mate
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Rubinstein made his international debut at the Barmen Chess Congress in August of 1905. Playing in the Hauptturnier, which was comprised of aspiring masters, Akiba turned in an excellent result, scoring 12 points from 15 games to tie for first with Oldrich Duras. (20)Rubinstein had White against Ernst Heilmann in the second round. Heilmann finished the event in seventh place with 9.5.
Zugzwang! 40...Re7 (or 40...Ke8 41.Kg6 and wins, since the only useful answer 41...Rb4 is prevented) 41.e6+ Kg8 42.Kg6 Re8 43.e7, followed by Rd6 and Rd8. (148)Fine gives the move !!! and presents Kmoch's main line, as well as:
40...Kf8 41.Kg6 Rb3 42.Rc8+ Ke7 43.Rc7+ Ke6 44.Rxg7 Rxa3 45.Kxh6 and the two connected Pawns are irresistible. (365)After studying the analysis in these two books, Lasker's resignation makes more sense to me.
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