Thursday, 11 September 2008

FAMOUS GAMES BY FAMOUS PLAYERS PART 3



Akiba Rubinstein (born Oct-12-1882, died Mar-15-1961)was Polish but become a citizen of Belgium. He was one of the strongest players never to become World Champion.
In 1912 he won five consecutive strong tournaments in one year (Vilna, San Sebastian, Breslau, Pistyan, and Warsaw). Rubinstein was to play Lasker for the World Championship in October 1914 but the first world war put a stop to that.During World War I Rubinstein as did Lasker invested all his money in German War bonds.
From 1907 to 1921 Rubinstein was one of the top 5 players in the world. He won many tournaments during his career.

TOURNAMENTS

Position Place Year
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1 Barmen 1905
1 Lodz 1906
2 St.Petersburg 1906
3 Ostende 1906
1-2 Ostende 1907
1 Karlsbad 1907
1 Russisches Nationalturnier Lodz 1907
1 Dreimeisterturnier (2.Marshall, 3. Salwe) Lodz 1908
1-2 St.Petersburg 1909
1 Warschau 1910
2 San Sebastian 1911
2-3 Karlsbad 1911
1 San Sebastian 1912
1 Pistyan 1912
1-2 Breslau 1912
1 Warschau 1912
1 Wilna 1912
2 Viermeisterturnier Berlin 1918
2 Viermeisterturnier Stockholm 1920
1 Viermeisterturnier Rotterdam 1920
2 G”teborg 1920
1 G”teborg 1920
3 Haag 1921
1 Triberg 1922
1 Wien 1922
2 Hastings 1922
3 Meran 1924
2 Baden-Baden 1925
1 Marienbad 1925
3 Breslau 1925
3 Dresden 1926
2 Hannover 1926
3 Budapest 1926
2 Berlin 1926
1 Lodz 1927
3 Bad Kissingen 1928
2 Budapest 1929
1 Rohitsch - Sauerbrunn 1929
3 San Remo 1930
3 Scarborough
Also he never lost a match.

MATCHES

Year Place Opponents Results
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1903 Lodz Salwe 5 - 5 (+ 5 - 5 = 0)
1903 Lodz Salwe 6 - 4 (+ 5 - 3 = 2)
1908 Lodz Salwe 5 - 3 (+ 3 - 1 = 4)
1908 Lodz Marshall 4,5 - 3,5 (+ 3 - 2 = 3)
1908 Warschau Marshall 4 - 3 (+ 4 - 3 = 0)
1908 Wien Teichmann 3,5 - 2,5 (+ 3 - 2 = 1)
1909 Berlin Mieses 6 - 4 (+ 5 - 3 = 2)
1910 Warschau Flamberg 4,5 - 0,5 (+ 4 - 0 = 1)
1918 Berlin Schlechter 3,5 - 2,5 (+ 2 - 1 = 3)
1920 Stockholm Bogoljubov 6,5 - 5,5 (+ 5 - 4 = 3)
1930 Amsterdam Landau 2,5 - 0,5 (+ 2 - 0 = 1)
I have given his playing record because he is one of the over looked players of chess. When you see this it shows how good he was.
It is claimed he studied chess for six hours a day, 300 days a year.With 60days of playing in chess tournaments. The remaining five days he rested. He never ate in public and would not shake hands for fear of germs. He was so paranoid that if a stranger came to his door, he would jump out the window
I give a game that has become known as Rubinsteins Immortal game played in 1907 against Rotlewi,sometimes spelt Rotlevi.

2 comments:

Rolling Pawns said...

One of the most beautiful games I ever saw. M. Botvinnik and S. Flohr called it fantastic game, Flohr gave !!! to move 22 and Botvinnik !!! to move 23.

I knew he was a strong player, didn't know he was so strong, too bad he didn't play Lasker.

CHESSX said...

rolling pawns thanks for the post.
Rubinstein may not of won a match against Lasker, but i think it may of been close only a point or 2 either way.