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The Unknown Rubinstein - Forgotten treasures
Compiled by rbaglini
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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.

His first preserved game - a nice miniature!
Rubinstein vs G G Bartoszkiewicz, 1897 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 17 moves, 1-0

Amusing mating attack
Rubinstein vs NN, 1903 
(000) Chess variants, 22 moves, 1-0

Pinned!
Rubinstein vs E Heilmann, 1905 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 1-0

Wrecking your opponent's kingside
Rubinstein vs L Loewy Sr, 1905 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 1-0

Akiba demonstrates his legendary endgame technique
Rubinstein vs Gajdos, 1905 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 50 moves, 1-0

Nice little combination
W Kunze vs Rubinstein, 1905 
(C11) French, 37 moves, 0-1

Cambridge Springs Eternal
Rubinstein vs J Mieses, 1905 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

Brutal attack
Rubinstein vs Granas, 1905 
(000) Chess variants, 31 moves, 1-0

Endgame tactics
Rubinstein vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1906 
(A85) Dutch, with c4 & Nc3, 64 moves, 1-0

Combinative attack
Rubinstein vs Chigorin, 1906 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

King hunt
Rubinstein vs Flamberg, 1906 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Excellent endgame: 2R vs 2R
Rubinstein vs Chigorin, 1906 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

Methodically grounding down the opponent
Rubinstein vs Duras, 1906 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 57 moves, 1-0

In style
Rubinstein vs Burn, 1906 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

Endgame technique: 2R vs Q
Janowski vs Rubinstein, 1906 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

the instinct of a real master
Rubinstein vs J Perlis, 1906  
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

Nice tactics
Rubinstein vs Salwe, 1906 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

Nice endgame
Kuczynski vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(C48) Four Knights, 49 moves, 0-1

Suppressing counterplay
Rubinstein vs W Cohn, 1907 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

How to punish a wrong strategy
Marshall vs Rubinstein, 1907 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 52 moves, 0-1

An instructive encounter
Rubinstein vs Olland, 1907 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Vicious attack
Rubinstein vs D Daniuszewski, 1907  
(C01) French, Exchange, 26 moves, 1-0

Absolutely fantastic endgame
Alapin vs Rubinstein, 1908 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 78 moves, 0-1

Famous endgame: R + Rookpawn vs B + Rookpawn
Salwe vs Rubinstein, 1908 
(C49) Four Knights, 99 moves, 0-1

Drastic refutation
J Mieses vs Rubinstein, 1908 
(C21) Center Game, 16 moves, 0-1

Strategic masterpiece
Salwe vs Rubinstein, 1908 
(C49) Four Knights, 67 moves, 0-1

Nice endgame
Rubinstein vs Salwe, 1908 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 1-0

Accurate defense
Rubinstein vs Marshall, 1908 
(C49) Four Knights, 49 moves, 1-0

Downfall
Rubinstein vs Marshall, 1908 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Masterpiece of endgame technique (R+3p vs R+3p)
Marshall vs Rubinstein, 1908 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 0-1

King in the centre
Rubinstein vs J Mieses, 1909  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Exemplary correctness
Rubinstein vs J Mieses, 1909  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 1-0

Trapped king
Rubinstein vs J Mieses, 1909 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

Nice miniature
Rubinstein vs S Von Freymann, 1909 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 1-0

Attack in the endgame
A Rabinovich vs Rubinstein, 1909
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 43 moves, 0-1

Attack against an uncastled king
Flamberg vs Rubinstein, 1910 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 29 moves, 0-1

Absolutely fantastic save in a rook ending - being down 2 pawns
Tarrasch vs Rubinstein, 1911 
(C10) French, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Domination
Rubinstein vs Janowski, 1911 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1-0

Build-up on the h-file
Rubinstein vs Salwe, 1911 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

Outmaneouvered
C Jaffe vs Rubinstein, 1911
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 0-1

R+2p vs R+p
Rubinstein vs O Chajes, 1911 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 63 moves, 1-0

Powerful pawn moves and an active Queen
Fahrni vs Rubinstein, 1911
(A13) English, 31 moves, 0-1

Two pawns versus three
Flamberg vs Rubinstein, 1911 
(C11) French, 42 moves, 0-1

Pawn centre
Rubinstein vs Breyer, 1912 
(A14) English, 43 moves, 1-0

Beautiful rook ending
Burn vs Rubinstein, 1912 
(C01) French, Exchange, 64 moves, 0-1

Excellent attack versus excellent defense!
J Mieses vs Rubinstein, 1912  
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rubinstein vs Z von Balla, 1912 
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 40 moves, 1-0

Nice and crushing build-up
Carls vs Rubinstein, 1912 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 0-1

Instructive rook ending
Levenfish vs Rubinstein, 1912 
(C45) Scotch Game, 47 moves, 0-1

"One of Rubinstein's deceptively 'simple' games." (Reinfeld)
Alekhine vs Rubinstein, 1912  
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 27 moves, 0-1

A tense battle
Rubinstein vs Levenfish, 1912  
(A84) Dutch, 33 moves, 1-0

Lucid, energetic and harmonious.
Nimzowitsch vs Rubinstein, 1912  
(C45) Scotch Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Calculation to the dot
Rubinstein vs J Gottesdiener, 1916 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 45 moves, 1-0

Q vs R+p
Reti vs Rubinstein, 1919 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 77 moves, 0-1

Carefully prepared attack.
Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov, 1920 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

King's side attack
Rubinstein vs B Kostic, 1920 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

An excellent battle
Spielmann vs Rubinstein, 1920  
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 52 moves, 0-1

'epic style'
G A Thomas vs Rubinstein, 1925 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 63 moves, 0-1

Good Knight versus Bad Bishop
S Rosselli del Turco vs Rubinstein, 1925 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 64 moves, 0-1

3rd Brilliancy Prize at Marienbad 1925
Rubinstein vs Przepiorka, 1925 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 33 moves, 1-0

Breakthrough on the King's side
Rubinstein vs Gruenfeld, 1925 
(A10) English, 58 moves, 1-0

Nice little attack
Rubinstein vs A Vajda, 1926 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

Strike while the iron is hot!
Rubinstein vs M Oren, 1927 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

Excellent endgame play after 30...Qc5!
Marshall vs Rubinstein, 1928 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 58 moves, 0-1

Tartakower vs Rubinstein, 1928 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 44 moves, 0-1

'one of the finest achievements of the tournament' - Nimzo
Rubinstein vs K Treybal, 1929 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 64 moves, 1-0

Instructive winning plan in bishop vs knight endgame
Rubinstein vs P F Johner, 1929 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 56 moves, 1-0

6th Brilliancy Prize
Menchik vs Rubinstein, 1929 
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 30 moves, 0-1

Beautiful king-and-pawn endgame
A Brinckmann vs Rubinstein, 1929 
(C48) Four Knights, 80 moves, 0-1

Queenside pawn majority versus strong centre
Rubinstein vs Maroczy, 1930 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 25 moves, 1-0

Typical Rubinstein maneuvering game
Rubinstein vs Kmoch, 1930 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 60 moves, 1-0

Masterly exploitation of Black's unstable center
Rubinstein vs Sultan Khan, 1930 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

textbook smash
Rubinstein vs Colle, 1930 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

The power of the hanging pawns
Rubinstein vs Przepiorka, 1930 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Another great endgame
Rubinstein vs V Mikenas, 1931 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 66 moves, 1-0

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