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Capa, Rubinstein & Schlecter Games
Compiled by fredthebear

Jose R. Capablanca, Akiba Rubinstein and Carl Schlecter are featured. Thank you gmlisowitz, shalgo, Tassilo Lasa, Gottschalk. See Capablanca's Best Chess Endings, Compiled by refuter per Irving Chernev

RookFile: Yeah, World War I really screwed Rubinstein up. Also, Schlechter, who basically starved to death.

Koster: The problem is two players with similar styles - safety first and accumulate small advantages with the plan of attaining a favorable ending. Besides there was no animosity between them that I know of. No surprise that almost all their games were drawn.

vonKrolock: the two giants from the early XX-th Century meet in Berlin whith an amazing record behind: both were undefeated in individual matches! The level of the games was sadly affected from War privations and stress (Schlechter died in this Year) PS: is really a pity that never occurred a match Lasker-Rubinstein somewhere between 1907 and 1914... for Lasker the other adversaries in matches in this period were weaker (Marshall, Tarrasch, Janowsky) - whith the sole exception of Carl Schlechter (+1=8-1) in 1910...

K's Gambit: Declined. Classical(C30) 0-1Multiple ways to mate
Pulvermacher vs Capablanca, 1907 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 0-1

Game 24: Logical Chess: Move By Move by Irving Chernev
Capablanca vs H K Mattison, 1929 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 20 moves, 1-0

Three Knights Opening (C46) 1-0 Just like Reti played
Capablanca vs Edward Beckley Adams, 1909 
(C46) Three Knights, 9 moves, 1-0

"One of the finest games of his whole career" -- Reinfeld
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1909 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

"Every move - no matter how obvious - must be checked". -- Capa
Saemisch vs Capablanca, 1929 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 62 moves, 1-0

Owen Defense (B00) 1-0 Pawn chain is a tough nut to crack
Capablanca vs W E Allnutt, 1911 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 63 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs J Mieses, 1913 
(A43) Old Benoni, 26 moves, 1-0

Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Def / Lion (A46) 0-1 Notes by AN
H Kline vs Capablanca, 1913  
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 0-1

Dus Chotimirsky vs Capablanca, 1913 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1913 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs Ragozin, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 49 moves, 1-0

QGD (D30) 1-0 Famous R ending, highly annotated, photo
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Def. Rubinstein Var (D61) 1-0 Attack Masterpiece
Rubinstein vs Teichmann, 1908 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 26 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Suchting Variation (D15) 1-0 Classic Rook EG
Rubinstein vs Alekhine, 1911 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 76 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed (C88) 0-1 Classic Rook EG annotated by Lasker
Spielmann vs Rubinstein, 1909  
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 75 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein, Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 Classic R EG
Tarrasch vs Rubinstein, 1911 
(C10) French, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

4 Knts Spanish (C49) 0-1 Strategic Masterpiece, Classic R EG
Janowski vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C49) Four Knights, 78 moves, 0-1

Spanish Exchange. Alekhine Var (C68) 0-1 Classic R endgame
H K Mattison vs Rubinstein, 1929 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 38 moves, 0-1

QGD Gunsberg Def (D21) 0-1 Classic K & P EG
E Cohn vs Rubinstein, 1909 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 0-1

two-fold fascination
Reti vs Rubinstein, 1923 
(A06) Reti Opening, 50 moves, 1-0

Trapped Queen in center is attacked at end of this game
Reti vs Capablanca, 1924 
(A15) English, 31 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs C H Alexander, 1936 
(A25) English, 44 moves, 1-0

This game will make you dizzy
J Cukierman vs Capablanca, 1938 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 91 moves, 0-1

Masterful pawn play down a pawn
Ilyin-Zhenevsky / Rabinovich vs Capablanca, 1936 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

“Don’t simplify against Capablanca!”
Menchik vs Capablanca, 1931 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

Received third Brilliancy Prize
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1924 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 1-0

Notes by Alekhine and Reti
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A80) Dutch, 52 moves, 1-0

A textbook ending
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 59 moves, 1-0

Mating Pattern in Reinfeld Book
Capablanca vs Masyutin, 1914 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Game 43: "The Immortal Games of Capablanca" by Reinfeld
J S Morrison vs Capablanca, 1922  
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 0-1

The Art of Attack - By Vladimir Vukovic
Colle vs Capablanca, 1929 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

Hastings 1934-35
Capablanca vs Botvinnik, 1935 
(A91) Dutch Defense, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Notes by Geza Maroczy
H E Atkins vs Capablanca, 1922  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 67 moves, 0-1

"The Other Immortal Zugzwang"
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

More proof: Don't trade queens with Capa
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1927 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 50 moves, 0-1

David Hooper e Dale A. Brandreth "The Unknown Capablanca" p.189
Capablanca vs E S Maddock, 1922 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 37 moves, 1-0

Only one of two losses that Capa suffered against Marshall in o
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1913 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 53 moves, 0-1

Capablanca's Best Chess Endings (Irving Chernev)
L Carranza vs Capablanca, 1911 
(C46) Three Knights, 44 moves, 0-1

Active nearly always beats passive, especially w/a passer
W Winter vs Capablanca, 1919 
(C49) Four Knights, 29 moves, 0-1

One of the great punishments of all time
Capablanca vs NN, 1918 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

Super Knight Sac and Lone Super Knight
J A Blanco vs Capablanca, 1901 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 77 moves, 0-1

"thinking won out over feelings"
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

A secret weapon prepared for years
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

Capa had his own style
Capablanca vs R Illa, 1911 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Capa played Qb6 too.
C G M Watson vs Capablanca, 1922  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Seriously good MG sac and EG cut-offs
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

I don't want your pawn...yet
Capablanca vs Menchik, 1936 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

The absolute master at simple tactics
Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1911 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Judgment & Planning in Chess by Euwe p. 22-27; Know this game!
Bogoljubov vs Capablanca, 1924 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Beautiful positional play
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

Art of Attack in Chess by Vladamir Vukovic; Zw-24...QxQ 25.Nh7+
Capablanca vs L Molina Carranza, 1911 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

Capa Defends Carefully Under Fire
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 0-1

Nimzo-Indian Defense: Spielmann Var (E22) 1-0 2 Hanging Ns
Capablanca vs Colle, 1929 
(E22) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation, 11 moves, 1-0

Put your pawns on opposite color of your bishop
Flohr vs Capablanca, 1935 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Notes by Geza Maroczy
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1922  
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

Notes by Geza Maroczy
Capablanca vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1922  
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Italian, Giuoco Pianissimo. Canal Var (C50) 0-1 Notes by Capa
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 64 moves, 0-1

Page 291 of Winter, Edward: "Capablanca: a compendium of games,
Capablanca vs M Czerniak, 1939 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 36 moves, 1-0

Capablanca's Best Chess Endings by Chernev; W K reaches IQP 1st
Capablanca vs Reshevsky, 1936 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 58 moves, 1-0

French Defense: McCutcheon. Exchange Variation (C12) · 0-1
Capablanca vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1913 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 41 moves, 0-1

Found in Logical Chess by Chernev
K Havasi vs Capablanca, 1929 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

Don't fall behind in development; Do exchange with advantage
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

Maxim: a well timed center thrust is the antidote to
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

(A92) Dutch, 38 moves, 1-0
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1936 
(A92) Dutch, 38 moves, 1-0

Capa's Great Combination
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

JRC quite extraordinary
Dus Chotimirsky vs Capablanca, 1925 
(A48) King's Indian, 48 moves, 0-1

French Tarrasch. Closed Variation (C05) · 1-0
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1938 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 35 moves, 1-0

Bogo-Indian Defense: (E11) 1-0 Opposite B's don't always draw
Capablanca vs G A Thomas, 1929 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 51 moves, 1-0

French Defense: KIA/Philidor (C00) · 0-1
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1911 
(C00) French Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Reti/Reversed Benoni. Capa shows some nerve in this game!
Capablanca vs Janowski, 1924 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 46 moves, 1-0

KG Accepted. Bishop's Gambit (C33) 0-1 Counterpin boomerrangs
Capablanca vs A H Beckman, 1924 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

Found in Chernev's "Combinations - The Heart of Chess"
Capablanca vs A Ribera Arnal, 1935 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 22 moves, 1-0

A Capablanca miniature: Q sacrifice allows mate on f7
Capablanca vs L B Meyer, 1908 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 10 moves, 1-0

Mary offered Jose a draw instead
Capablanca vs M Bain, 1933 
(C48) Four Knights, 11 moves, 0-1

Closing the diagonal w/6.f5! is stronger for White
Capablanca vs A Kramer, 1914 
(C26) Vienna, 9 moves, 0-1

When at a disadvantage in time, maintain any available threat
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

Capablanca received first prize for best game for this win
Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1927 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

QP Game: Colle-Zukertort vs Stonewall D (D00) 1-0 Blind tactics
Capablanca vs J Baca Arus, 1912 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def Siesta Var (C74) 1-0
Reti vs Capablanca, 1928 
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

Old Indian Def. (A53) 0-1 Capa saw it all; a great performance
J Corzo vs Capablanca, 1913 
(A53) Old Indian, 37 moves, 0-1

FR McCutcheon. Exchange Var (C12) 1-0Capa fianchettos his rook
Capablanca vs Bogoljubov, 1924 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 65 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Rubinstein Var (C14) 1-0 Central advance
Capablanca vs Reti, 1924 
(C14) French, Classical, 36 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical (C11) 1-0 The best in simple positions
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1914 
(C11) French, 45 moves, 1-0

French vs KIA/Reversed Philidor (C00) 1-0 Heavy pieces action
Capablanca vs J Grommer, 1913 
(C00) French Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

French Rubinstein Capablanca Line (C10) 1-0 Cross pin focal pt.
Capablanca vs R B Estera, 1913 
(C10) French, 33 moves, 1-0

French Def: Classical. Burn Var (C11) 1-0Premature resignation
Capablanca vs B Kostic, 1919 
(C11) French, 15 moves, 1-0

French Def: McCutcheon. Exchange Var (C12) 1-0 Simplify, K&P EG
Capablanca vs W P Shipley, 1924 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 34 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Rubinstein Variation (C14) 1-0 Capa is losing
Capablanca vs P Gotay, 1934 
(C14) French, Classical, 58 moves, 1-0

Closed Sicilian (B25) 1-0 Deflection, h-file attack
Capablanca vs J C Rather, 1936 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 20 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Improved Steinitz (C66) 0-1 15 captures in 21 m
Capablanca vs D W Pomeroy, 1909 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav, Chigorin Defense (D46) 1-0 A favorite opening trap
Capablanca vs C Jaffe, 1910 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

Game 55: "The Immortal Games of Capablanca" by Reinfeld
Capablanca vs Bogoljubov, 1925 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

David Hooper and Dale A. Brandreth "The Unknown Capablanca"
Capablanca vs A Chase, 1922 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

From "Viaje al Reino del Ajedrez " de Y. Averbach et al
Capablanca vs H Steiner, 1933 
(C49) Four Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

Spanish Closed (C88) 1-0 Careful defense, connected passers
Capablanca vs C Jaffe, 1909 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1-0

Capa accepts doubled Ps w/out castling->overworked P exchange
Capablanca vs A G Pedroso, 1927 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Game 59: Move by Move - Capablanca (Lakdawala)
Capablanca vs Ed. Lasker, 1915 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 68 moves, 1-0

Capablanca demonstrating an almost perfect technique!
Capablanca vs Levenfish, 1935 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 26 moves, 1-0

Page 68 "Chess Fundamentals" by Jose Capablanca.
Capablanca vs Janowski, 1913 
(C48) Four Knights, 54 moves, 1-0

Chess for the Gifted and Busy by Lev Alburt
Bogoljubov vs Capablanca, 1928 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Akiba Rubinstein (1882-1961)
Kuczynski vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C48) Four Knights, 49 moves, 0-1

Notes by Jacques Mieses and Dr. Savielly Tartakower
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1912  
(A84) Dutch, 42 moves, 0-1

Notes by Carl Schlechter and Dr. Savielly Tartakower
Rotlewi vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 0-1

Notes by Raymond Keene
Nimzowitsch vs Rubinstein, 1926  
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 46 moves, 1-0

First Brilliancy Prize, No Doubt About It
Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Notes by Nimzowitsch
Rubinstein vs Nimzowitsch, 1907  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 44 moves, 0-1

Notes by Lasker
L Forgacs vs Rubinstein, 1909  
(C01) French, Exchange, 52 moves, 0-1

Q swap on the b-file and early draw.
Rubinstein vs Marshall, 1912
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 11 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD-barmen-Nxf7-classic sac
Rubinstein vs Burn, 1906 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

Pawn storm leads to EG win
Marshall vs Rubinstein, 1908  
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 1-0

Notes by Dr. Emanuel Lasker
Rubinstein vs Janowski, 1906  
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Taking advantage in the rook ending
Rubinstein vs E Cohn, 1907 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 1-0

Notes by Carl Schlechter, and Leopold Hoffer
Rubinstein vs D Daniuszewski, 1907  
(C01) French, Exchange, 26 moves, 1-0

EG "Learn from the Legends" by Mihail Marin
Rubinstein vs Nimzowitsch, 1920 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

Royalty must flee from their defensive responsibilites
Levenfish vs Rubinstein, 1912 
(C45) Scotch Game, 47 moves, 0-1

Rub aggression and Tarrasch piddled about
Rubinstein vs Tarrasch, 1922 
(A84) Dutch, 33 moves, 1-0

Benko Gambit, named after Pal in the 60`s was the VolgaG
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1922 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 47 moves, 1-0

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran Variation
Teichmann vs Rubinstein, 1923
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

"A Taste of His Own Medicine"
Alekhine vs Rubinstein, 1923 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 32 moves, 1-0

QGA Q's Knight Var (D31) 0-1 A witty trap - notes by Dr. Lasker
A Speijer vs Rubinstein, 1909  
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 0-1

Notes by Nimzowitsch; A Slow Motion Rout
Rubinstein vs Duras, 1911  
(A22) English, 52 moves, 1-0

This game should be studied very carefully!
Rubinstein vs S Takacs, 1926 
(D65) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line, 53 moves, 1-0

Two rooks cut-off and check the opposing king
Rubinstein vs Chigorin, 1906 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

Q's Indian Def: Capablanca Var (E16) 0-1Intense battle in centr
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1931 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 36 moves, 0-1

(A81) Dutch, 31 moves, 1-0
Rubinstein vs J Mieses, 1922 
(A81) Dutch, 31 moves, 1-0

20k French Defense: Classical. Burn Variation (C11) · 0-1
Prokes vs Rubinstein, 1926 
(C11) French, 25 moves, 0-1

(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 64 moves, 0-1
J Gottesdiener vs Rubinstein, 1917 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 64 moves, 0-1

One of Akiba's Greatest Games
Rubinstein vs G Marco, 1921 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

Clear-cut, well-played game w/subtle kingside attack
Tartakower vs Rubinstein, 1925 
(C28) Vienna Game, 37 moves, 1-0

QGD Cambridge Springs Variation (D52) · 1-0
Rubinstein vs J Mieses, 1905 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

h-pawn push vs Ng6
Alekhine vs Rubinstein, 1921 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Defense. Main Line (D64) 1-0 Pretty combo ends it
Rubinstein vs M Hirschbein, 1927 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein's only defeat St Petersburg 1909; interesting start
Rubinstein vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1909 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 0-1

Game #93 in Soltis' "100 Best"
Rubinstein vs Hromadka, 1923 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Keep the line closed unless you can control it?!
O Bernstein vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Colle lived from 1897 to 1932, Zukertort lived 1842 to 1888
Rubinstein vs Salwe, 1903 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1-0

8.dxc5 Bxc5 9.e4 dxe4 10.Nxe4 NxNe4 11.BxNe4 QxQd1 12.RxQd1
Colle vs Rubinstein, 1926 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Line is very effective, fairly risk-free w/good winning%
Euwe vs Rubinstein, 1923 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 1-0

Akiba gives rook odds and delivers mate w/the remaining rook!
Rubinstein vs NN, 1903 
(000) Chess variants, 22 moves, 1-0

Notes by Dr. Savielly Tartakower; A guide for Black
Alekhine vs Rubinstein, 1912  
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 27 moves, 0-1

Rubinstein lost a Rubinstein Variation of Budapest Gambit (A52)
Rubinstein vs Vidmar, 1918 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 24 moves, 0-1

Budapest, Rubinstein Variation (A52) 0-1 Heavy pieces action
Rubinstein vs J Mieses, 1918 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 31 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game (C60) 1-0 White was a terrific player
D Daniuszewski vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 13 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, Nimzowitsch. Advance (B29) 0-1 Good B vs Bad N
Reti vs Rubinstein, 1920 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 48 moves, 0-1

How to Win Chess Games Quickly by Fred Reinfeld
Z Belsitzmann vs Rubinstein, 1917 
(C48) Four Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

K's Gambit: Declined. Classical (C30) 1-0? DRAWN POSITION
Rubinstein vs Weingarten / Silberschatz, 1925 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 57 moves, 1-0

Game 7: 50 Great Games of Chess, by Harry Golombek
Rubinstein vs Marshall, 1908  
(C49) Four Knights, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish Four Knights, Janowski Var (C49) 1/2-1/2 OCB ending
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1909 
(C49) Four Knights, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

"Akiba Rubinstein: Uncrowned King" by Donaldson/Minev
Nimzowitsch vs Rubinstein, 1912  
(C47) Four Knights, 29 moves, 0-1

G40: Four Knights Spanish. Classical Marshall Gambit (C48) 0-1
Tarrasch vs Rubinstein, 1912 
(C48) Four Knights, 56 moves, 0-1

J. Donaldson/N. Minev 'The Life & Games of Akiva Rubinstein' V2
Spielmann vs Rubinstein, 1925 
(C48) Four Knights, 45 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Spanish. Rubinstein Var (C48) 0-1 Notes by Mieses
Spielmann vs Rubinstein, 1912  
(C48) Four Knights, 45 moves, 0-1

Chapter 6, Shereshevsky's Endgame Strategy
Janowski vs Capablanca, 1916  
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 0-1

Center Game: Berger Variation (C22) 0-1 Nearly impregnable
J Mieses vs Capablanca, 1913 
(C22) Center Game, 44 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11) 1-0 Pin and threats gain time
Rubinstein vs Tartakower, 1907 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 36 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 1/2- Black wriggles off
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1914 
(C49) Four Knights, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

AMAZING - game that never happened; pawn hurts like a splinter!
Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1911 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 10 moves, 1-0

Schlechter's Gems; Deflect the Defender and Penetrate!
Schlechter vs Chigorin, 1905 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 1-0

White chose not to sac; Black uses open file
H W Trenchard vs Schlechter, 1898 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 0-1

Lasting en prise Bishop, kNight robbing the pin
Schlechter vs Teichmann, 1904 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 30 moves, 1-0

This game is absurd!
Teichmann vs Schlechter, 1904 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

One queen gets trapped, the other queen takes charge
Schlechter vs Chigorin, 1897 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 1-0

Dazzling; Schlechter plays visciously! kNights kick bishop pair
Schlechter vs Steinitz, 1898 
(C28) Vienna Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Dazzling; Line Opening!
Schlechter vs G Marco, 1904 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

Two king hunts
Tarrasch vs Schlechter, 1897 
(C28) Vienna Game, 26 moves, 0-1

Dazzling; Q sac, attack of the minors, mate w/pawn hop
W Fried vs Schlechter, 1897 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 14 moves, 0-1

Dazzling; Like a saloon brawl with guys breaking chairs over
Schlechter vs Herzfeld, 1893 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

h7 attack sets up a back ranker
Schlechter vs Winawer, 1896 
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

Hook Mate if continuation: 36. ... Rf6 37. Rh8+ Kf7 38. Rf8#
Janowski vs Schlechter, 1899 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1-0

Schlechter Cuts Loose!
Schlechter vs Walter, 1896 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 27 moves, 1-0

Notes by Jose Raul Capablanca
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910  
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 58 moves, 1-0

Queen Pawn London System Early W Bf4; Q Trap
J Schenkein vs Schlechter, 1913 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 10 moves, 0-1

Quite an entertaining draw
Schlechter vs Von Bardeleben, 1895 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dazzling; Notes by J.R. Capablanca
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910  
(B57) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Schlechter's Gems; 2 Bishops vs Rook Ending
Schlechter vs Alekhine, 1910 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

Schlechter's Gems; Pins Abound!
Schlechter vs Maroczy, 1902 
(C11) French, 37 moves, 1-0

Schlecter's Gems; Sling the Bxh7+ Sac, offer the Rook too!
Schlechter vs S Wolf, 1894 
(C13) French, 16 moves, 1-0

Schlechter's Gems; Plethora of tactics & painful blocked pawn
B Fleissig vs Schlechter, 1893 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 18 moves, 0-1

Exchange Heavy Pieces and Draw
Schlechter vs Teichmann, 1904
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

15 Moves Later
Schlechter vs Teichmann, 1905 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

Queenside Pawn Push
Schlechter vs Teichmann, 1906 
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 33 moves, 0-1

White fianchettos kingside
Schlechter vs Teichmann, 1912
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD Modern Variation (D53) 0-1 Notes by Wilhelm Steinitz
Pillsbury vs Schlechter, 1895  
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 0-1

Study this classic to understand positional chess
Schlechter vs W John, 1905 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 1-0

Una magnífica partida de Schlechter, muy característica de su e
Schlechter vs Janowski, 1900 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 1-0

Mighty Schlechter! A truly great show stopper!
Schlechter vs Meitner, 1899 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 34 moves, 1-0

Mighty Schlechter! Now this is KICKING THE DOOR IN!
Schlechter vs Meitner, 1898 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Mighty Schlechter! Sacs on the 7th leave Black up three pawns
Meitner vs Schlechter, 1899 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 26 moves, 0-1

Mighty Schlechter! Allowing a Qh3 will do thy king in
Meitner vs Schlechter, 1895 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 16 moves, 0-1

An unpleasant surprize
Schlechter vs Von Gottschall, 1898 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

Opening mistake causes Black to castle by hand
Janowski vs Schlechter, 1902 
(C11) French, 57 moves, 0-1

This "missing" game was found by Vlastimil Fiala
Nimzowitsch vs Schlechter, 1905 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 26 moves, 0-1

One Busy Queen!
Schlechter vs Tartakower, 1913
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 54 moves, 0-1

Schlechter variation of the French; he could really use kNights
Schlechter vs Showalter, 1898 
(C00) French Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

White grabs pawns, Black cuts it close
D G Baird vs Schlechter, 1898 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav, Chigorin Def (D46) 1-0 White wiggles off the hook!
Schlechter vs Schiffers, 1898 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

Black throws pawns, then pieces at White
K A Walbrodt vs Schlechter, 1898
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 28 moves, 0-1

Janowski mishandles his king's shield
Schlechter vs Janowski, 1898 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 30 moves, 1-0

Two bishops are better than two kNights
Schlechter vs J Mason, 1899 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Schlechter harasses Steinitz into retirement
Steinitz vs Schlechter, 1899 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 39 moves, 0-1

kNight posted on f6 is a critical condition
Schlechter vs Tarrasch, 1900 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 25 moves, 1-0

Black breaks through twice in style!
Burn vs Schlechter, 1900 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 49 moves, 0-1

A quick, decisive Bxh7+
Schlechter vs Stubenrauch, 1901 
(C14) French, Classical, 16 moves, 1-0

A Masterful Mate to be!
Janowski vs Schlechter, 1902 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 23 moves, 0-1

Schlechter shows how to play a Colle on the queenside
Schlechter vs W Napier, 1902 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense: Normal (A55) 1-0 f6 Constriction
Schlechter vs Tarrasch, 1903 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 26 moves, 1-0

Masterful Rook Use: Penetrate, Capture, Cut-off, Support
Schlechter vs J Mason, 1903 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

Both queens pin rooks to cornered kings
Tarrasch vs Schlechter, 1903 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Schlechter destroys the Blackmar gambit
H Faehndrich vs Schlechter, 1903 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 0-1

Schlechter punishes 3...f5?!
Schlechter vs Teichmann, 1903 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

First Brilliancy Prize at Cambridge Springs 1904
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1904 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

Schlechter obliterates the kingside defense
Schlechter vs H Suechting, 1904 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

Schlechter owns the lines he opens
G Marco vs Schlechter, 1904 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 26 moves, 0-1

Connected passers in the center
Schlechter vs H Suechting, 1905 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

White takes the perpetual because his king is more exposed
Schlechter vs Tartakower, 1911
(C11) French, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

A different kind of Bird's opening
Tartakower vs Schlechter, 1917 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 65 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Steinitz Def; Black's pawn shuffle slows development
Schlechter vs Blackburne, 1899 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Drawish opposite colored bishops
Teichmann vs Schlechter, 1903
(C42) Petrov Defense, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

A quick draw on one open file
Schlechter vs Teichmann, 1894
(C42) Petrov Defense, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Italian Game: Giuoco Pianissimo (C50) · 0-1
Chigorin vs Schlechter, 1905
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 45 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense (D11) 1-0 A real game (trap exists in annotations)
Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1911 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Bomb f7...the tail of the combination has a stinger: Qh5+
Chigorin vs Schlechter, 1899 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 17 moves, 1-0

QP Game: Krause Variation (D02) 1-0 Brutal Dbl B sacs
Schlechter vs Maroczy, 1907 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Schlechter, 1911 
(B01) Scandinavian, 77 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Defense: Classical (D33) 0-1 Pile on the pin
F Schubert vs Schlechter, 1915 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 24 moves, 0-1

Q Pawn Game: Krause Var (D02) 1/2-1/2 Notes by Lasker
Schlechter vs J Perlis, 1909  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

1st brilliancy prize at 1909 St. Petersburg - Miscalculation
Schlechter vs Salwe, 1909 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def. Rubinstein System (D33) 1-0 "Chess Fundamentals"
Rubinstein vs Capablanca, 1911  
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 42 moves, 1-0

EG: Chernev's book, "Most Instructive Games Ever Played"
Rubinstein vs Schlechter, 1912 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 39 moves, 1-0

Capablanca's only win aginst AKIBA R. was at Berlin 1928
Solomon Rubinstein vs Capablanca, 1913 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 31 moves, 0-1

Raking Bishops
Schlechter vs Rubinstein, 1918 
(C28) Vienna Game, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Old Indian, Tartakower-Indian (A53) 1-0 Akiba's magic
Rubinstein vs Schlechter, 1918  
(A53) Old Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

+1 -2 =3 vs Rubinstein (Berlin, 1918)
Schlechter vs Rubinstein, 1918 
(C28) Vienna Game, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Akiba fianchettos
Rubinstein vs Schlechter, 1918
(A53) Old Indian, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Here, have a you are forked by a pawn!
Schlechter vs Rubinstein, 1918 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 59 moves, 1-0

Kamikazee the LPDO and then collect his hanger
Rubinstein vs Schlechter, 1918 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

B vs R ending; the restricted king will lose
Schlechter vs Rubinstein, 1918 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 38 moves, 0-1

A drawn rook ending?
Rubinstein vs Schlechter, 1918
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

QGD Orthodox Defense. Main Line (D63) 1-0 JRC played it safe
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1921  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

Notes by J.R. Capablanca
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921  
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 56 moves, 0-1

QGD Orthodox Def. Rubinstein Var (D61) 0-1Groom Ps 4 Promotion
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 68 moves, 0-1

QGD Orthodox Def. Main Line (D63) 1-0 Superior W Knights
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1921  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Def. Main Line (D64) 1/2-1/2 Non-orthodox play
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1921  
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Short Draw
Rubinstein vs Capablanca, 1922  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 13 moves, 1/2-1/2

Outposts... Best Lessons of a Chess Coach by Sunil Weeramantry
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

Cambridge Springs Variation (D52)
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

Flawed but instructive
Capablanca vs Rubinstein, 1928 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

Garry Kasparov, excerpt from "How Life Imitates Chess", 2007
Kasparov vs Karpov, 1987  
(A13) English, 64 moves, 1-0

Aronian vs Anand, 2013 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

Understanding Pawn Play by GM Marovic, Ch. 2, p. 49
Rubinstein vs Salwe, 1908  
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 38 moves, 1-0

IM Bill Hartston features this game in his "Kings of Chess."
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 0-1

Notes by Dr. Emanuel Lasker in "Lasker's Chess Magazine" 1907
Maroczy vs Rubinstein, 1907  
(C10) French, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Akiba Rubinstein's Rook Endings - A Masterpiece
Marshall vs Rubinstein, 1908 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 0-1

Game 157: The World's Great Chess Games by Reuben Fine
Reshevsky vs Capablanca, 1935 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 56 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Scheveningen. Modern (B83) 0-1 Remove the Defender
F Bohatirchuk vs Capablanca, 1925 
(B83) Sicilian, 28 moves, 0-1

KGA Schallop Defense (C34) 1-0 Castle by hand; gain time on Q
Schlechter vs J Mieses, 1903 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 21 moves, 1-0

Historic earthquake in the pantheon of the chess greats
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(C01) French, Exchange, 43 moves, 0-1

French: Schlechter Var (C00) 1/2-1/2 Opposite color B's draw
G Marco vs Schlechter, 1896 
(C00) French Defense, 102 moves, 1/2-1/2

Beautiful chess by Eugene Aleksandrovich Znosko-Borovsky.
Znosko-Borovsky vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C48) Four Knights, 27 moves, 1-0

Game 5: The Passed Pawn, T62MIGOCEP by Chernev
Rubinstein vs Duras, 1908  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Defense. Main Line (D64) 0-1 Lured into zugzwang
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1918 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 39 moves, 0-1

Game 68 of 107 Great Chess Battles: 1939-45 by Alexndr Alekhine
J Enevoldsen vs Capablanca, 1939 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 35 moves, 0-1

Game 101: The Immortal Games of Capablanca by Fred Reinfeld
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1936 
(B58) Sicilian, 54 moves, 0-1

Game 54: Move by Move - Capablanca (Lakdawala)
L Merenyi vs Capablanca, 1928 
(B27) Sicilian, 38 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Def. Prins Variation (B54) 1/2-1/2 Simple won't do
Keres vs Capablanca, 1937 
(B54) Sicilian, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sicilian Dragon. Classical, Stockholm Attk (B74) 1/2- Perpetual
Milner-Barry vs Capablanca, 1939 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

31 Rf3xf7! destroys Black f7-pawn, leaving connected passers
Rubinstein vs C Lafora, 1930 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

Colle System / QGD (D04) 1-0 Deflection Q sac unblocks passer
Capablanca vs B H Villegas, 1914 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz (C71) 0-1 N over B
Tarrasch vs Capablanca, 1928 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 0-1

Positional Chess Handbook by Israel Gelfer
Rubinstein vs P F Johner, 1929 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 56 moves, 1-0

12) My Chess Career by Jose R. Capablanca
Capablanca vs Janowski, 1911 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 66 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def (C72) 1-0 EZ pickin's
R P Michell vs Capablanca, 1919 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 54 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Closed Chigorin (C96) 0-1 Hole on the 3rd
Maroczy vs Capablanca, 1924 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 57 moves, 0-1

QGD Orthodox Def. Main Line (D63) 0-1 Bully Queen occupation
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

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