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- "Chess Genius Karpov" - Victor Baturinsky
105 games, 1961-1990
Victor Davidovich Baturinsky wrote this book in 1991 so it covers all of the World Championship matches between Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov. The book contains many beautiful games by Tolya (but not only wins) and gives insight into the way he was working and his development. Tolya himself also contributed to the book, e. g. by annotating several games. There's also a part describing Karpov's secret correspondence with Robert James Fischer to arrange a match. There are also many pictures (b/w). |
There's an index on games, openings, a bibliography and an appendix with Karpov's tournament and match records (up to 1990, including a lot of crosstables).
- "Learn from the Legends" - Mihail Marin
79 games, 1906-2003
Marin, Mihail: "Learn from the Legends - Chess Champions at their Best", 2nd edition, Quality Chess, Gothenburg 2006|
An excellent book by GM Mihail Marin which won the ChessCafe.com Book of the Year award in 2005.
The book consists of the following chapters:
1. Akiba Rubinstein's Rook Endings
2. Alexander Alekhine and the Fourth Phase of the Game
3. In the Patriarch's Footsteps
4. Tal's Super Rooks vs. Two Minor Pieces
5. Petrosian's Exchange Sacrifices
6. Bobby Fischer's Pet Bishop
7. Karpov's Opposite Coloured Bishops Endings
8. Viktor, the "Non-Existent" Hero
There is also a bibliography, two forewords, short introductions to each chapter (about 1 page each), biographies of the chessplayers (about 1.5 pages each) and two indices (Index of complete games, Index of game fragments).
The book has 331 pages and all the chapters together taking up 306 pages.
I designate the games the following way:
1. Information is the Chapter you find it in (e. g. C1 means "Chapter 1").
2. Category (e. g. "Coverting a material advantage 1") - but I shortened the titles of the categories a bit.
3. Complete game score ("C") or game fragment ("F") - since the book focuses on endgames most games are fragments (i. e. no opening or middlegame moves are given).
- Apocalypse now - Chess, Controversy and charges
30 games, 1862-2009
This is a collection presenting interesting controversies to you which were a part of chess and chessgames.com since their beginnings.
I hope that you will enjoy those games and the comments even more! |
Just for your orientation: My ignore list is empty
- Bogoljubov-Rubinstein Match, Sweden 1920
12 games, 1920
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
- Comeback - Recovery from lost positions
2 games, 1909-2000
- David Janowsky's exchange sacrifices
16 games, 1896-1916
- Frederick Dewhurst Yates - Remarkable games
50 games, 1910-1931
Frederick Yates is well known for several losses against strong opposition like Capablanca and Rubinstein, but he was able to produce masterpieces himself.
This man fought until the end and he was familiar with wild sacrifices.
These are his remarkable games!|
- Germany vs Kramnik
4 games, 2004
- Italian gems Part I
101 games, 1845-1973
Though I have no special relation to Italy, I think that italian chess doesn't get the recognition it deserves.
There where many good players (I won't include Greco, etc. in here) like Monticelli, Sergio Mariotti, Tatai and Godena.
These are beautiful and/or remarkable games which are not widely known nowadays.
This part is from Dubois to Tatai|
- Italian gems Part II
71 games, 1968-2005
From Stefano Tatai to recent chessplayers.
- Lodz triangular tournament 1908
23 games, 1908
Frank James Marshall came to Poland in the autumn of 1908. First, he played in this tournament (during September but maybe overlapping into August or October) and the Game Collection: Marshall-Rubinstein Match, Warsaw 1908 afterwards.|
This tournament is important since all the participants - Frank James Marshall, Akiba Rubinstein and Georg Salwe - were of GM strength.
The players took turns playing each other but it's not known when the games were played (i.e. if Marshall played Rubinstein first or Salwe or if Rubinstein faced Salwe first and then Marshall or Salwe Marshall, etc.). So I give the games in bulks.
1. Rubinstein 9.5/16 (+6 -3 =7)
2. Marshall 8.0/16 (+4 -4 =8)
3. Salwe 6.5/16 (+2 -5 =9)
Rubinstein beat Marshall 4.5 - 3.5 (+3 -2 =3)
Rubinstein beat Salwe 5-3 (+3 -1 =3)
Marshall beat Salwe 4.5-3.5 (+2 -1 =5)
Rubinstein received 400, Marshall 250 and Salwe 150 rubles.
Please note that one drawn game is missing (apparently Marshall played 1.d4 and they agreed to a draw)
Source: Pages 153-165 in Donaldson, John & Minev, Nikolay: “The Life & Games of Akiva Rubinstein. Volume 1: Uncrowned King”, 2nd edition – revised and enlarged, Milford, Russell Enterprises 2006
- Lodz triple-round match tournament 1906
18 games, 1906
The Lodz Chess Society organized this tournament and according to Grekov it took place immediately after the Chigorin - Salwe match (+7 -5 =3 in Chigorin's favor, March to April).|
The participants were:
The Tournament consisted of three cycles after which everyone had played every other one time so one cycle equals three rounds. After three cycles all the players had faced each other three times.
Standings after cycle 1:
1. Rubinstein 2.0
2-3. Salwe 1.5
2-3. Flamberg 1.5
4. Chigorin 1.0
Standings after cycle 2:
1. Rubinstein 4.0
2. Chigorin 4.0
3. Flamberg 2.5
4. Salwe 1.5
1. Rubinstein 6.5
2. Chigorin 5.5
3. Flamberg 3.5
4. Salwe 2.5
The Mini Matches:
Rubinstein - Chigorin 2.0 - 1.0 (+2 -1 =0)
Rubinstein - Flamberg 2.5 - 0.5 (+2 -0 =1)
Rubinstein - Salwe 2.0 - 1.0 (+1 -0 =2)
Chigorin - Flamberg 1.5 - 1.5 (+1 -1 =1)
Chigorin - Salwe 3.0 - 0.0 (+3 -0 =0)
Flamberg - Salwe 1.5 - 1.5 (+1 -1 =1)
Source: Pages 51-57 in Donaldson, John & Minev, Nikolay: “The Life & Games of Akiva Rubinstein. Volume 1: Uncrowned King”, 2nd edition – revised and enlarged, Milford, Russell Enterprises 2006
- Marshall-Rubinstein Match, Warsaw 1908
8 games, 1908
Frank James Marshall visited Poland and played in Game Collection: Lodz triangular tournament 1908. A match against Akiba Rubinstein was held afterwards in Warsaw, from October 25 to mid-November 1908.
IM Nikolay Minev published analysis of the games in this article: http://www.chesscafe.com/text/skitt...|
The match was a tense struggle with Rubinstein playing excellently during the first half, securing a +2 lead. But Marshall played strongly in the second half. Still, he didn't manage to equal the score.
Rubinstein won 4.5 - 3.5 (+3 -2 =3) and the score from his point of view looks:
1 - 0 - 1 - 1 - 1/2 - 0 - 1/2 - 1/2
Source: Pages 153, 166-174 in Donaldson, John & Minev, Nikolay: “The Life & Games of Akiva Rubinstein. Volume 1: Uncrowned King”, 2nd edition – revised and enlarged, Milford, Russell Enterprises 2006
- Mieses-Rubinstein Match, Germany 1909
10 games, 1909
In 1905, Jacques Mieses visited Lodz and played a match against Akiba Rubinstein receiving a 0-3 thrashing.
In 1909, these two masters met again in Germany (from May 12 to 27) to play a second match consisting of 10 games.|
The first 4 games were played in Berlin, the next 3 in Hannover and the last 3 games in Frankfurt (Main).
Mieses took revenge for 1905 by winning the first three games. But Rubinstein recovered from that disastrous start winning the next game. After a draw in round 5, Rubinstein won three consecutive games and, after another draw in round 9, the last game.
Rubinstein won the match 6-4 (+5 -3 =2)
The score from Rubinstein's point of view: 0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 1/2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1/2 - 1
Source: Pages 198-202 in Donaldson, John & Minev, Nikolay: “The Life & Games of Akiva Rubinstein. Volume 1: Uncrowned King”, 2nd edition – revised and enlarged, Milford, Russell Enterprises 2006
- Rubinstein's Chess Masterpieces
100 games, 1907-1931
This collection includes all of Rubinstein's games from the book "Rubinstein's chess masterpieces / 100 selected games" by Hans Kmoch (translated by Barney F. Winkelmann), Dover Publications, 1941.
I hope you enjoy them! Rubinstein was a fearless attacker and his endgame skills were unsurpassed.|
- Schlechter-Rubinstein Match, Berlin 1918
6 games, 1918
Akiba Rubinstein was able to travel to Berlin at the beginning of 1918 where Bernhard Kagan financed many tournaments. After four years of being restricted to small events in Poland, Rubinstein returned to the international chess scene by playing a match against Carl Schlechter - a great sportsman who drew the Lasker-Schlechter World Championship Match (1910) in 1910. He died of malnutrition just eleven months later on December 27.|
Their match took place in Berlin from January 21 to January 30 and consisted of six games. The first two games where drawn and then Schlechter won the first game. Rubinstein bounced back by winning the next two games and held Schlechter to a draw in the last game. So Rubinstein won the match 3.5-2.5 (+2 -1 =3).
Match score from Rubinstein's point of view: 1/2 - 1/2 - 0 - 1 - 1 - 1/2
Source: Pages 311-315 in Donaldson, John & Minev, Nikolay: “The Life & Games of Akiva Rubinstein. Volume 1: Uncrowned King”, 2nd edition – revised and enlarged, Milford, Russell Enterprises 2006
- Teichmann-Rubinstein Match, Vienna 1908
3 games, 1908
Akiba Rubinstein and Richard Teichmann played a match between May 2 and May 9 consisting of six games shortly after the great Vienna International Tournament. |
John Donaldson and Nikolay Minev comment on page 136: "One of the least publicized duels between world class players of the pre-World War I era [...]" and "A pity, as what has been preserved suggests that it was a great match."
Rubinstein won the match by the score of 3.5-2.5 (+3 -2 =1) and these are the round by round results:
G1: Teichmann-Rubinstein 1-0 (51 moves)
G2: Rubinstein-Teichmann 1-0 (22 moves)
G3: Teichmann-Rubinstein 1/2 (62 moves)
G4: Rubinstein-Teichmann 1-0 (26 moves)
G5: Teichmann-Rubinstein 1-0 (33 moves)
G6: Rubinstein-Teichmann 1-0 (36 moves)
Sadly, neither Teichmann win nor the draw or the complete gamescore from Game 2 have been found. With White winning every game the 3rd game was decisive since it was the only exception - Rubinstein held the draw. After winning the last game, he won the match overall.
Source: Pages 136-139 in Donaldson, John & Minev, Nikolay: “The Life & Games of Akiva Rubinstein. Volume 1: Uncrowned King”, 2nd edition – revised and enlarged, Milford, Russell Enterprises 2006
- The Unknown Rubinstein - Forgotten treasures
76 games, 1897-1931
This game collection includes great chessgames missing from popular books on Rubinstein like Kmoch's or Razuvaev's work.|
Most of them are not widely known because they were hard to find and long forgotten. There are many nice tactics, interesting combinations, great strategic masterpieces and - for sure - excellent endgames.
- Too good to be true?
88 games, 1895-2012
I tried to create a compendium of interesting, well-played games. Some of them are not widely known but still great chess.
I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do.|
- Vladimir Kramnik - Immortal masterpieces
82 games, 1990-2013
Vladimir Kramnik, the 14th Chess Worldchampion (2000 to 2007) belongs to the strongest chessplayers ever. |
He is extremely versatile and can either play exciting attacking chess or deep positional chess.
Vladimir Borisovich possesses deep chess understanding and breathtaking technique. Regarding his endgame prowess he can be compared to all-time Greats such as Akiba Rubinstein, Jose Raul Capablanca and Anatoly Karpov.
Volodya's games are also very instructive and that's why my description will point towards the decisive part of the game (e.g. endgame, novelty or attack). Sure, everything is connected to each other and this seldomly so clearly visible as in Kramnik's games where often the opening seems to flow into a slightly better endgame without an interruption.
I for you to enjoy this small collection which gives but a brief summary of Kramnik's fantastic career.
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