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Bogoljubov-Rubinstein Match, Sweden 1920
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From January 8 to February 1, 1920 Akiba Rubinstein faced Efim Bogoljubov in a match which took place in Gothenburg and Stockholm, Sweden.

The match consisted of twelve games and first, Rubinstein took the lead with two consecutive wins. But Bogoljubov, who was later to play two Worldchampionship matches, bounced back with two consecutive wins. The fifth game ended in a draw while in rounds 6 to 9 the player with the white pieces won his game. A draw in round 10 was followed by a decisive victory for Rubinstein in their 11th match game. After drawing the last game, Rubinstein won the match by the score of 6.5-5.5 (+5 -4 =3).

The match score from Rubinstein's point of view: 1 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 1/2 - 1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 1/2 - 1 - 1/2

Source: Pages 336-343 in Donaldson, John & Minev, Nikolay: “The Life & Games of Akiva Rubinstein. Volume 1: Uncrowned King”, 2nd edition – revised and enlarged, Milford, Russell Enterprises 2006

Bogoljubov vs Rubinstein, 1920 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 0-1

Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov, 1920
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs Rubinstein, 1920 
(C48) Four Knights, 31 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov, 1920 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

Bogoljubov vs Rubinstein, 1920
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov, 1920 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs Rubinstein, 1920 
(C48) Four Knights, 83 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov, 1920 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs Rubinstein, 1920  
(C48) Four Knights, 22 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov, 1920 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bogoljubov vs Rubinstein, 1920 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 0-1

Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov, 1920 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

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