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Carl Schlechter and Akiba Rubinstein Games
Compiled by fredthebear

Site under construction. Some Capablanca games remain in here.

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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, 1913 
(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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The "Immortal Zwichenzug Game" (Chernev)
Tartakower vs Capablanca, 1924 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 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

(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

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

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

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

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

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

Italian, Scotch Gambit. Max Lange Attack (C55) 0-1 8.Re1+ Kf8
Rubinstein vs G G Bartoszkiewicz, 1897 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

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

"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

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

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

Underpromotion to avoid stalemate - move 77
Alapin vs Rubinstein, 1908 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 78 moves, 0-1

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 Siegfried August 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 
(D40) 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

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

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

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

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

K's Gambit: Declined. Classical (C30) 1/2- Q sac for Stalemate
Chigorin vs Schlechter, 1905 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

The player with "9 lives" strikes again...
Schlechter vs Janowski, 1907 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 77 moves, 1/2-1/2

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 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

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

Tarrasch Defense: Prague Var (D33) 1-0 Akiba sees the trap
Rubinstein vs Leonhardt, 1912 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 37 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Def. Classical (D34) 1-0 Fine specimen of Akiba's play
Rubinstein vs Tarrasch, 1922 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 53 moves, 1-0

KG Declined. Classical (C30) 0-1 A bit on the hairy side
H Wolf vs Schlechter, 1904 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

Three Knights Opening: Schlechter Var (C46) 1/2-1/2 Round 10
Schlechter vs Teichmann, 1912
(C46) Three Knights, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

G432 of 500 Master Games of Chess by Tartakower/du Mont
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1912  
(A43) Old Benoni, 32 moves, 0-1

French Rubinstein. Blackburne Def (C10) 1/2-1/2 missed win
H Wolf vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C10) French, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Instructive endgame, demonstrating the power of an active rook.
Schlechter vs A Kaufmann, 1916 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 1-0

K's English. Nimzowitsch-Flohr 2...e4 (A20) 1-0Seize open lines
Rubinstein vs Saemisch, 1925 
(A20) English, 29 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Prague Var (D33) 1-0 OCB middlegame
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1923 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 44 moves, 1-0

The drawing master is swindled with a drawing trap
Schlechter vs H Wolf, 1906 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

Variants - N odds / Bishop Opening Urusov Gambit (000) 1-0 Pins
Rubinstein vs NN, 1902 
(000) Chess variants, 18 moves, 1-0

Rubinstein Opening (D05) 1-0 White gains space in center
Rubinstein vs K Treybal, 1925 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Notes by "Deutsches Wochenschach und Berliner Schachzeitung"
Marshall vs Rubinstein, 1908 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open (B34) 0-1 Notes by Pillsbury
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1895  
(B34) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 51 moves, 0-1

P-Q4 Krause Var Copycat (D02) 1/2-1/2 Central cluster
Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1919
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Dutch Defense: Normal Var (A84) 1-0 Two Spearheads
Rubinstein vs P P Benko, 1903 
(A84) Dutch, 18 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense: Classical Var (A84) 0-1 g-pawn thrust for attack
Rubinstein vs A Rabinovich, 1903 
(A84) Dutch, 49 moves, 0-1

Krause 2...c5 Var. vs Stonewall Attk (D02) 1-0 Activity edge
Sultan Khan vs Rubinstein, 1931 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 1-0

Stonewall Attack (D00) 1/2-1/2 Both missed wins
Yates vs Schlechter, 1912 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

French, Classical. Delayed Exchange(C13) 1/2-Notes by Pillsbury
Schlechter vs Bird, 1895  
(C13) French, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tarrasch Defense: Two Knights (D32) 1-0 She grabbed the a-pawn
Rubinstein vs V N Kulomzin, 1903 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Classical (D34) 1-0 Minors hitting on Black Q
Rubinstein vs John Selman, 1932
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Schlechter drew a World Championship Match with Lasker in 1910.
Schlechter vs Przepiorka, 1906 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Defense: Normal (A55) 1-0 Notes by 4 GMs!
Rubinstein vs Nimzowitsch, 1912  
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 50 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Paulsen Def (C39) 1-0 W sacs both Ns
Schlechter vs Gunsberg, 1903 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 31 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Defense. Tarrasch Var (C77) 0-1 Over protection
Schlechter vs Nimzowitsch, 1907  
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 0-1

Delete this next time I'm in the file.
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Delete this.
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A80) Dutch, 52 moves, 1-0

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