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Rubinstein, Akiba Kiwelowicz
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Birth Oct 12, 1882
Stawiski, Poland.
Death Mar 14, 1961
Anvers, Belgium.
Nationality LI
Titles GM - International Grandmaster

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Last update Aug 10, 2001
Biographical data
Polish player.
International Grandmaster, 1950.
Russian Champion, 1907-8.

Trivia
by Bill Wall
Chess master who claimed he studied chess six hours a day, 300 days a year. Another 60 days he spent 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. In 1912 he won five consecutive strong tournaments in one year (Vilna, San Sebastian, Breslau, Pistyan, and Warsaw), a record which has never been surpassed. During World War I, Like Lasker, he invested all his money in German War bonds. He beat Capablanca, Alekhine, and Emanuel Lasker the first time he played them in tournament play. In 1911 at San Sebastian he complained of a fly which kept settling on his forhead and breaking his concentration. After he won the tournament, the tournament director, Jacques Mieses, took him to a leading psycho-neurologist at Munich. The doctor examined Rubinstein and said, "My friend, you are mad. But what does it matter? You are a chess master!" Rubinstein imagined noises in the night: knockings on the walls. He once burst in the room next door and tried to stangle Richard Reti, believing he was the source of these strange noises. He spent fours years hiding in a sanatorium in Belgium during the Nazi occupation. He defeated Alekhine, Lasker, and Capablanca the first time he ever played them. He was the youngest of 12 children.


Chess Career


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)


TOURNAMENTS

Stand 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 1930


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