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Karl Ruben
Number of games in database: 24
Years covered: 1927 to 1931
Overall record: +13 -8 =3 (60.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Aug-04-1903, died Oct-28-1938, 35 years old) Denmark

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 page 1 of 1; 24 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Ruben vs Stoltz ½-½4219271st olm finalD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. K Ruben vs Grob  ½-½4219271st olm finalE60 King's Indian Defense
3. H Wagner vs K Ruben ½-½6519271st olm finalA46 Queen's Pawn Game
4. J Terho vs K Ruben  0-12719271st olm finalC01 French, Exchange
5. K Ruben vs J W te Kolste  0-13619271st olm finalE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
6. K Ruben vs Kmoch  1-03019271st olm finalE12 Queen's Indian
7. K Ruben vs L Palau  1-03119271st olm finalD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. A Pokorny vs K Ruben  0-13619271st olm finalC12 French, McCutcheon
9. Koltanowski vs K Ruben  1-04919271st olm finalD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
10. K Ruben vs J Rejfir  0-1401928OlympiadE12 Queen's Indian
11. H Carlos vs K Ruben  0-1391928OlympiadE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
12. K Ruben vs D Marotti  1-0391928OlympiadD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
13. K Ruben vs A Taube 1-0301928OlympiadD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
14. Alekhine vs K Ruben 0-1321930Clock simul, 10bC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
15. K Ruben vs Weenink  1-0261930Hamburg ol (Men)D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
16. Lokvenc vs K Ruben  1-0591930Hamburg ol (Men)A13 English
17. K Ruben vs Sultan Khan 1-0741930Hamburg ol (Men)E15 Queen's Indian
18. J Rejfir vs K Ruben  0-1411930Hamburg ol (Men)E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
19. J A Anderson vs K Ruben  0-1471930Hamburg ol (Men)E23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
20. K Ruben vs G A Thomas  0-1201931Prague ol (Men)E77 King's Indian
21. K Richter vs K Ruben  1-0391931Prague ol (Men)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. K Ruben vs L Steiner  0-1181931Prague ol (Men)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
23. J Rejfir vs K Ruben  1-0511931Prague ol (Men)E38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
24. K Ruben vs I Vistaneckis  1-0321931Prague ol (Men)E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
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May-17-05  Poulsen: A fine player - member of the danish silver team in the Ol 1927.

Here he dismantles one of the greatest players of all time:

Alekhine vs C Ruben, 1930

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  brankat: R.I.P. master Ruben.
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  GrahamClayton: Ruben was obviously a good player - but he seemed to retire before he turned 30. He also died very young. Does anyone know what caused his death?
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  HeMateMe: The game mentioned above was from a simul, but still a very sharp display of attack. AAA got his AAA handed to him.
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  Tabanus: The Danish "Aarsskrift for Dansk Skakproblen Klub", 1938, page 1 ( says Karl Ruben was born 4 Aug. 1903. In the Denmark Census of 1916 ( we find him as the son of Harry (b. 4 Sept 1876) and Klara Ruben. They are members of the Jewish community (Det mosaiske Troessamfund) in Copenhagen.
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  Tabanus: http://www.politietsregisterblade.d... shows Harry Ruben in 1900. He is a stamp dealer. Address: Halmtorvet 40, and Istedgade 30 in 1904.
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  mifralu: <GrahamClayton: > He also died very young. Does anyone know what caused his death?

He died as a result of brain surgery.


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  whiteshark: "He won a match against Johannes Pedersen (1.5Ė0.5) at Aalborg 1927,

tied for 2nd-3rd in Danish Championship at Vordingborg 1927 (Erik Andersen won),

shared 2nd at Copenhagen 1927 (Politiken, Gťza Marůczy won),

tied for 5-6th at Copenhagen 1928 (Aron Nimzowitsch won),

tied for 7-9th at Svendborg 1930 (DEN-ch, Andersen won),

and won a simultan game against Alexander Alekhine at Copenhagen 1930.

Ruben played four times for Denmark in Chess Olympiads in 1927, 1928, 1930, 1931, and won team silver medal at London 1927."

= = =

He also won the City championship of Copenhagen <KÝbenhavnsmestrene> in 1929

He also wrote a book <Skak>

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  whiteshark: re: KÝbenhavnsmesterskabet 1929 <1. klasse A> Crosstable:

Thereafter Ruben won the playoff-match vs Gemzoe with 2:1 (+1 =2)

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