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Alexander Rueb
Number of games in database: 28
Years covered: 1904 to 1926
Overall record: +7 -16 =5 (33.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Dec-27-1882, died Feb-02-1959, 76 years old) Netherlands

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Alexander Rueb was a lawyer, chess organiser and one of the founders of FIDE (The World Chess Federation) in 1924. He was also president of the Dutch Chess Federation (1923-1928) and the first president of FIDE (1924-1949). His large chess library was destroyed by bombing in 1945 and Rueb had to rebuild it after the war. It is now part of the Amsterdam University Library. He also wrote a five volume work on endgame studies.

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 28  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Rueb vs B Beffie  0-1241904LSG - VASD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
2. A Rueb vs O Wegemund  1-0311908correspondenceD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. A Rueb vs S Renyi 0-12619112nd Corr Int Tt 'Schweizer Schachzeitung'C39 King's Gambit Accepted
4. A Wagner vs A Rueb  0-1301912corrA02 Bird's Opening
5. A Rueb vs J Belinfante  0-1251913DD simulD02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. H Strick van Linschoten vs A Rueb  0-1331919SSS CupC54 Giuoco Piano
7. A Rueb vs M Marchand  0-1431919SSS CupB56 Sicilian
8. Euwe vs A Rueb  1-0561920ScheveningenC49 Four Knights
9. A Rueb vs Euwe ½-½331922?C68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
10. Euwe vs A Rueb  1-0301922?D34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
11. Euwe vs A Rueb 0-1501922?C13 French
12. A Rueb vs T Hess  ½-½221922GER-NEDC10 French
13. T Hess vs A Rueb  1-0351922GER-NEDD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Vaclav Sifalda vs A Rueb  0-1191923PragueC29 Vienna Gambit
15. A Rueb vs Euwe  0-1221923SSS CupC44 King's Pawn Game
16. Euwe vs A Rueb  1-0171923SSS CupA22 English
17. G Cenni vs A Rueb  1-0371924OlympiadC26 Vienna
18. A Rueb vs Duchamp  0-1421924Paris prel-7B02 Alekhine's Defense
19. G Davidescu vs A Rueb  1-0281924Paris prel-7D04 Queen's Pawn Game
20. J Kleczynski Jr vs A Rueb  0-1371924Paris prel-7C80 Ruy Lopez, Open
21. A Rueb vs A Chepurnov  0-1541924Paris prel-7B33 Sicilian
22. K Vanek vs A Rueb  ½-½401924Paris f-BC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
23. L Miliani vs A Rueb  ½-½311924Paris f-BC54 Giuoco Piano
24. A Rueb vs L Loewenton  1-0371924Paris f-BC78 Ruy Lopez
25. A Rueb vs F Lazard  0-1311924Paris f-BC45 Scotch Game
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  Benzol: Is this the man who was an organiser of chess events and one of the founders of FIDE in 1924?
Jul-13-05  sneaky pete: <Benzol> It is. A lawyer by profession, he was also president of the Dutch chess federation 1923-1928 and an active player as far as his other occupations allowed.
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  Benzol: <sneaky pete> Thanks mate. I was aware he was FIDE President but didn't realise he was active as a player.
Dec-27-07  BIDMONFA: Alexander Rueb

RUEB, Alexander

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  GrahamClayton: Rueb also played correspondence chess, and along with Max Euwe and Alexander Alekhine, promoted the idea of a world correspondence championship in the 1930's, which did not come to fruition until after World War 2. Rueb was also awarded the International Arbiter title by FIDE in 1951.

Source: Tim Harding "50 Golden Chess Games - More Masterpieces of Correspondence Chess", Chess Mail, 2004

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  offramp: I always visualise him wearing a straw hat and a plaid shirt.
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  offramp: ...shuffling his pieces around to the tune of a Hank Williams song. Punching his trailer when he leaves his queen en prise...
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  diagonal: Dutch biography of Alexander Rueb, taken from the Max Euwe Centrum:
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