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Akiba Rubinstein vs Emanuel Lasker
"First Meeting" (game of the day Jun-16-2016)
St. Petersburg (1909), St. Petersburg RUE, rd 3, Feb-18
Queen's Gambit Declined: Traditional Variation (D30)  ·  1-0
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Akiba Rubinstein vs Emanuel Lasker (1909) First Meeting


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Jan-22-14  Karpova: These are basically (a bit condensed) the annotations from Dr. Lasker's tournament book, wherein he annotated all of the games. See pages 35-36 of Emanuel Lasker, 'The International Chess Congress St. Petersburg 1909', Russell Enterprises, 2008.
Jan-22-14
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  keypusher: Lasker's book is also available from Google for free.

http://www.google.com/books?id=o3eC...

Jan-22-14
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  offramp: That's a very good picture below the gamescore.

Lasker looks like a disconcerted Frank Zappa and Rubinstein looks like a ready-to-puke Mr Creosote.

It's a nice set. But it looks like the board is a folding one. There is not much difference in colour between white and black.

Neither player has a scoresheet or pen, so perhaps this was from a post-mortem.

Lasker country is given as America; Rubinstein's country looks to me like Poland (is it Polsk?).

There seems to be a post-name letter attached to both surnames. I believe this to be an <s>. I have often seen Tal's name given as <Tals>.

Jan-22-14
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  tamar: Trying to decipher position on board. A King Pawn opening, Berlin Defense perhaps?
Jan-22-14
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  keypusher: <offramp>

According to this the letter at the end of both men's names is silent and "prevents palatalization of the previous consonant," whatever that means.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia...

<tamar> You're right, looks like a double KP opening -- clearly not from this game. Both castled queenside, which is pretty rare in the Ruy Lopez...

Jan-22-14
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  tamar: <keypusher> Exchange Ruy is my best guess, if that is a bishop on g4
Jan-22-14
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  offramp: < JimNorCal: "What a chivalric thing for Lasker, to annotate this sad loss." Well said, also the others who have posted similar sentiments.>

He wrote the tournament book. It would have been odd to have two blank pages...

Jan-22-14
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  keypusher: <tamar> Right again, I would guess, and with "colors reversed." Would be fascinating to find out more. Dus-Chotmirsky said he played hundreds of exchange variation practice games with Lasker in a few months' time -- guess Emanuel was always glad to get a workout.
Jan-23-14  Cheapo by the Dozen: Lasker seems to have been a nice guy. At least, that's what my grandmother told me. She met him as a little girl, and played board games with him, specifically the German game Muehle.

This would have been in 1911 or so, I think.

May-31-14  grasser: Lasker Taught Dr. Joseph Platz and Platz taught me.
Nov-20-14
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  sfm: <Cheapo by the Dozen: Lasker seems to have been a nice guy. At least, that's what my grandmother told me. She met him as a little girl, and played board games with him, specifically the German game Muehle.> Far out, man! What a story. The chess world would be grateful for any memories that your GrandMom could provide about this legend.
Aug-06-15  lalla: Isn't something wrong with the photo? Both the players are playing the black pieces.
Aug-06-15
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  MissScarlett: Most likely red and black, a popular combination before black and white became standardised.
Aug-06-15  denopac: <Lasker country is given as America; Rubinstein's country looks to me like Poland (is it Polsk?).>

It's the Cyrillic for Lodz, to where Rubinstein moved at age twenty-one.

Jun-16-16
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  Once: Splendid game, but let's talk about the photograph. Lasker wins the "best moustache" prize, but Rubinstein counters with the "sticky uppest" collar.
Jun-16-16  paavoh: @offramp: < I have often seen Tal's name given as <Tals>.> Tal was of Latvian origin, that's why.

See Wikipedia for various forms: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikha...

Jun-16-16
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  Honza Cervenka: 18.Qc1!! in this game and 17.Qc1!! in Rubinstein vs Capablanca, 1911 are two the most memorable twin moves made by Akiba the Great.
Jun-16-16
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  kevin86: Yet, another Rubenstein's gems.
Jun-16-16  ajile: I never liked 4..c5 in this opening. Seems too optimistic given Black is behind in development. And he gets an isolated d pawn to boot. White maintains the initiative from start to finish in this game which is just punishment IMO.
Jun-16-16  stst: Artist of the Chess Board! - Though short of the title, he could often pull off upsets against the top guys, incl. Capa!! It would be interesting to get a tally of Akiba vs Capa, Alek, Tal, and Lasker.
Jun-16-16  morfishine: Very nice photo, Rubinstein has a much bigger head than Lasker, which seems somewhat surprising, but could be due to the photo angles...I always thought Lasker had a big, rounded head, but perhaps I'm wrong

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Jun-16-16
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  Calli: Lasker's name tag says he is playing for "Америка" - America in Cyrillic. I never realized a US rep won St. Petersburg 1909.
Jun-17-16
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  andrewjsacks: Of the greatest WC matches never played, a leading one is Lasker-Rubinstein 1913.
Oct-12-18
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  lame duck: <offramp> The last sign at the end of both player's families is Ъ - cyrillic letter "Hard sign". It still persists in some words in modern Russian, but it tzarist Russion Empire it was used much more often. The grammer reform made in 1918, soon after Bolsheviks Revolution, abolished the Ъ sign at the end of words, and also simplified the grammer.
Oct-20-18
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  thegoodanarchist: Apparently mustaches were in style in 1909, even though it was almost 70 years before the advent of The Village People.
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