Welcome to my French Defense – Rubinstein Variation (ECO C10) ICC online game with SlowMoe!

On this page I have posted one my chess games in which I played the Black side of the French Defense – Rubinstein Variation.

SlowMoe is a computer program that plays online at ICC.

[Event “ICC 20 20”]
[Site “Internet Chess Club”]
[Date “2004.07.02”]
[Round “-“]
[White “SlowMoe”]
[Black “OnGoldenPawn”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ICCResult “Game drawn by mutual agreement”]
[WhiteElo “1742”]
[BlackElo “1648”]
[Opening “French: Rubinstein variation”]
[ECO “C10”]
[NIC “FR.07”]
[Time “19:01:40”
[TimeControl “1200+20”]

1.e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Bd3 Bd7 6. Ne2 Bc6 7. Nxf6+ Qxf6 8. O-O Bd6 9. Bc4 Qg6 10. f3 O-O 11. Bd3 Qh5 12. Bf4 Nd7 13. Qc1 Nf6 14. Bxd6 cxd6 15. Nc3 h6 16. Qd2 Nh7 17. Rab1 Qg5 18. Bxh7+ Kxh7 19. Qe2 b6 20. a4 a6 21. Rfe1 b5 22. Ra1 bxa4 23. Nxa4 Bb5 24. c4 Bxa4 25. Rxa4 Qd8 26. f4 Qb6 27. Rd1 Rfb8 28. Qc2+ Kg8 29. Ra2 Qb3 30. Qxb3 Rxb3 31. d5 Rb6 32. Rd4 Rab8 33. dxe6 fxe6 34. Kf1 Kf7 35. Ra5 Ke7 36. Rd2 Rxb2 37. Rxb2 Rxb2 38. Rxa6 Rc2 39. Ra7+ Kf6 40. Rc7 d5 41. c5 d4 42. c6 d3 43. Rd7 Rxc6 44. Rxd3 Rc2 45. Rd8 Ke7 46. Rb8 Rc7 47. Rb1 Kf6 48. h3 g5 49. fxg5+ hxg5 50. Kg1 Re7 51. g3 e5 52. h4 gxh4 53. gxh4 Kg6 54. Rb3 e4 55. Kg2 e3 56. Rb1 Kh5 57. Kg3 e2 58. Re1 Re6 59. Kf3 Kxh4 60. Kf2 Re5 61. Rxe2 {Game drawn by mutual agreement} 1/2-1/2

ICC game played against SlowMoe

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4

French Defense - Rubinstein Variation after 3... dxe4.

French Defense – Rubinstein Variation after 3… dxe4.

 

4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Bd3 Bd7 6. Ne2 Bc6 7. Nxf6+ Qxf6 8. O-O Bd6 9. Bc4 Qg6

 

French Defense - Rubinstein Variation after 9... Qg6.

French Defense – Rubinstein Variation after 9… Qg6.

 

Here Black is playing for a quick checkmate or strong attack against White’s King.

10. f3 O-O 11. Bd3 Qh5

 

French Defense - Rubinstein Variation after 11... Qh5.

French Defense – Rubinstein Variation after 11… Qh5.

Black is still trying for a mating attack.

12. Bf4 Nd7 13. Qc1 Nf6 14. Bxd6 cxd6

 

French Defense - Rubinstein Variation after 14... cxd6.

French Defense – Rubinstein Variation after 14… cxd6.

Black’s Kingside attack is now pretty much gone.

15. Nc3 h6 16. Qd2 Nh7 17. Rab1 Qg5 18. Bxh7+ Kxh7 19. Qe2 b6 20. a4 a6 21. Rfe1 b5 22. Ra1 bxa4 23. Nxa4 Bb5 24. c4 Bxa4 25. Rxa4 Qd8 26. f4 Qb6

 

French Defense - Rubinstein Variation after 26... Qb6.

French Defense – Rubinstein Variation after 26… Qb6.

Now Black is trying to win the backward b pawn.

27. Rd1 Rfb8 28. Qc2+ Kg8 29. Ra2 Qb3 30. Qxb3 Rxb3 31. d5 Rb6 32. Rd4 Rab8 33. dxe6 fxe6 34. Kf1 Kf7 35. Ra5 Ke7 36. Rd2 Rxb2 37. Rxb2 Rxb2

 

French Defense - Rubinstein Variation after37... Rxb2.

French Defense – Rubinstein Variation after37… Rxb2.

Now Black has captured the b pawn and is now up a pawn, but gives it right back here.

38. Rxa6 Rc2 39. Ra7+ Kf6 40. Rc7 d5 41. c5 d4 42. c6 d3 43. Rd7 Rxc6 44. Rxd3 Rc2 45. Rd8 Ke7 46. Rb8 Rc7 47. Rb1 Kf6 48. h3 g5 49. fxg5+ hxg5 50. Kg1 Re7 51. g3 e5

 

French Defense - Rubinstein Variation after 51... e5.

French Defense – Rubinstein Variation after 51… e5.

 

Now Black has a passed Center pawn with a Rook behind it. Still, the game ends in a draw.

52. h4 gxh4 53. gxh4 Kg6 54. Rb3 e4 55. Kg2 e3 56. Rb1 Kh5 57. Kg3 e2 58. Re1 Re6 59. Kf3 Kxh4 60. Kf2 Re5 61. Rxe2 1/2-1/2

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