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Simon Rubinstein
Number of games in database: 56
Years covered: 1932 to 1938
Overall record: +18 -20 =18 (48.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1910, died 1942, 32 years old) Austria

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 56  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Podhorzer vs S Rubinstein  1-0291932Trebitsch MemorialE16 Queen's Indian
2. S Rubinstein vs F Igel  ½-½381932Trebitsch MemorialD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. E Glass vs S Rubinstein  1-0391932Trebitsch MemorialE15 Queen's Indian
4. Gruenfeld vs S Rubinstein  1-0421932Trebitsch MemorialD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
5. S Rubinstein vs A Becker 0-1371932Trebitsch MemorialA51 Budapest Gambit
6. Kmoch vs S Rubinstein 1-0301932Trebitsch MemorialB10 Caro-Kann
7. S Rubinstein vs K Palda  0-1411932Trebitsch MemorialD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Eliskases vs S Rubinstein 1-0521932Trebitsch MemorialA04 Reti Opening
9. S Rubinstein vs B Hoenlinger  0-1281932Trebitsch MemorialD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. H Mueller vs S Rubinstein  1-0351932Trebitsch MemorialA17 English
11. S Rubinstein vs P Robitsek  1-0521932Trebitsch MemorialE16 Queen's Indian
12. S Rubinstein vs H Haberkorn  1-0291933Chess CongressD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. J Szirmai vs S Rubinstein  1-0141933Chess CongressB10 Caro-Kann
14. M Folkmann vs S Rubinstein  0-1221933Chess CongressB10 Caro-Kann
15. S Rubinstein vs Gruenfeld  0-1611933Trebitsch MemorialD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
16. S Beutum vs S Rubinstein  ½-½431933Trebitsch MemorialA17 English
17. S Rubinstein vs R Palme  1-0491933Trebitsch MemorialE17 Queen's Indian
18. Spielmann vs S Rubinstein 1-0401933Trebitsch MemorialD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. S Rubinstein vs A Becker  0-1411933Trebitsch MemorialD02 Queen's Pawn Game
20. D Podhorzer vs S Rubinstein  ½-½401933Trebitsch MemorialD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
21. S Rubinstein vs B Hoenlinger  0-1411933Trebitsch MemorialD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
22. E Glass vs S Rubinstein  1-0271933Trebitsch MemorialD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. S Rubinstein vs K Palda  1-0661933Trebitsch MemorialD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. S Rubinstein vs K Kopetzky  1-0261933Trebitsch MemorialD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
25. J Kolnhofer vs S Rubinstein  0-1501933Trebitsch MemorialD05 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-29-09  Karpova: There's a Simon Rubinstein who was born around 1910 and is a citizen of South Africa. He was a member of the Olympiad team in 1964 but sadly, is not accesible at the moment.


Feb-02-09  Karpova: Now that olimpbase works again - - the following information:

16th Chess Olympiad: Tel Aviv 1964
Republic of South Africa

Simon Rubinstein on board 3 played 7 games and his score was +1 -4 =2.

These are his games:

[Event "Tel Aviv ol (Men) fin-D"]
[Site "Tel Aviv ISR"]
[White "Rubinstein, Simon"]
[Black "Schneider, Raymond"]
[Date "1964.?.?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Round "1"]
[ECO "C19"]

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Nf3 Nbc6 8.Be2 Bd7 9.O-O Nf5 10.a4 Qa5 11.Bd2 c4 12.h3 h6 13.Qe1 Nd8 14.Bc1 Bxa4 15.Ba3 b5 16.Qd2 Nb7 17.Rab1 Qd8 18.g4 Nh4 19.Nh2 g5 20.f4 Ng6 21.f5 Nf4 22.Rf3 Kd7 23.fxe6+ fxe6 24.Rbf1 Qg8 25.R1f2 Qg6 26.Bd1 Rh7 27.Nf1 h5 28.Rxf4 gxf4 29.Qxf4 Rg8 30.Ng3 hxg4 31.Bxg4 Bxc2 32.Qf3 Be4 33.Qf6 Nd8 34.Nh5 Qxh5 35.Rg2 Rf7 36.Bxh5 Rxg2+ 37.Kf1 Rxf6+ 38.exf6 Bg6 39.f7 Nxf7 40.Kxg2 Bxh5 41.Kg3 Nd6 42.Kf4 Ne4 43.Bb4 Bg6 44.h4 Kc6 0-1

[Event "Tel Aviv ol (Men) fin-D"]
[Site "Tel Aviv ISR"]
[White "Alvarez del Monte, Jose Luis"]
[Black "Rubinstein, Simon"]
[Date "1964.?.?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Round "3"]
[ECO "B18"]

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4 h6 7.Bc4 e6 8.N1e2 Nf6 9.Nf4 Bh7 10.Qe2 Nd5 11.O-O Be7 12.Ngh5 Rg8 13.Re1 Qd6 14.Nxd5 cxd5 15.Bf4 Qd8 16.Bb5+ Nc6 17.c4 Bxh4 18.Qg4 Bf6 19.cxd5 Qxd5 20.Bd3 Bg6 21.Bxg6 fxg6 22.Qxg6+ Kd7 23.Qxf6 gxf6 24.Nxf6+ Kd8 25.Nxd5 exd5 26.Bxh6 Kd7 27.Be3 Ne7 28.Rac1 Raf8 29.Bd2 Nc6 30.Bc3 Rf4 31.Rcd1 Rfg4 32.g3 R8g7 33.Re3 Rh7 34.Rf3 Rg5 35.Kf1 Rgh5 36.Ke2 Re7+ 37.Re3 Rf7 38.g4 Rh2 39.Rf3 Rg7 40.Rg1 Re7+ 41.Kd3 Rg7 42.Rf4 Rh3+ 43.f3 Rh2 44.g5 a5 45.Rfg4 Re7 46.R1g2 Rh3 47.R4g3 Rh1 48.Rg1 Rh2 49.g6 Rg7 50.Rg5 Kd6 51.f4 Rf2 52.Ke3 Rh2 53.f5 Re7+ 54.Kf3 Rhe2 55.g7 R7e3+ 56.Kg4 Re4+ 57.Kh3 Re8 58.g8=Q R8e3+ 59.R1g3 1-0

[Event "Tel Aviv ol (Men) fin-D"]
[Site "Tel Aviv ISR"]
[White "Rubinstein, Simon"]
[Black "Ioannides, Milton"]
[Date "1964.?.?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Round "7"]
[ECO "B06"]

1.e4 d6 2.d4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.Be3 Nf6 5.Bd3 Bg4 6.Nbd2 Nc6 7.c3 O-O 8.h3 Bxf3 9.Nxf3 e6 10.Qd2 Ne7 11.g4 Nd7 12.h4 c5 13.Bh6 cxd4 14.Bxg7 Kxg7 15.Nxd4 Ne5 16.Be2 Qc7 17.h5 Qd7 18.hxg6 fxg6 19.Qh6+ Kf7 20.Qxh7+ Ke8 21.O-O-O Kd8 22.Nb5 d5 23.Qg7 1-0

[Event "Tel Aviv ol (Men) prel"]
[Site "Tel Aviv ISR"]
[White "Caro, Alberto N"]
[Black "Rubinstein, Simon"]
[Date "1964.?.?"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[Round "1"]
[ECO "D52"]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Nbd7 5.e3 c6 6.Nf3 Qa5 7.Nd2 Bb4 8.Qc2 O-O 9.Bxf6 Nxf6 10.Bd3 c5 11.Nb3 Qc7 12.dxc5 dxc4 13.Bxc4 Bxc5 14.Nxc5 Qxc5 15.Bd3 Bd7 16.O-O Bc6 17.Rfd1 Rfd8 18.Ne4 Nxe4 19.Bxe4 Qxc2 20.Bxc2 Kf8 21.Kf1 h6 22.Bb3 Ke7 23.f3 Rxd1+ 24.Rxd1 Rd8 25.Rxd8 Kxd8 26.Ke2 Ke7 27.g3 Kd6 28.e4 f6 29.Ke3 e5 30.f4 b6 1/2-1/2

[Event "Tel Aviv ol (Men) prel"]
[Site "Tel Aviv ISR"]
[White "Rubinstein, Simon"]
[Black "Kupper, Josef"]
[Date "1964.?.?"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Round "2"]
[ECO "B23"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.f4 e6 4.Nf3 a6 5.g3 b5 6.d3 Bb7 7.Bg2 Qc7 8.O-O d6 9.Be3 Nf6 10.Qd2 Be7 11.h3 O-O 12.Qf2 c4 13.a3 Nd7 14.d4 b4 15.axb4 Nxb4 16.g4 Nf6 17.Nh4 d5 18.e5 Ne4 19.Bxe4 dxe4 20.Ng2 f6 21.Qe2 Rad8 22.Rad1 Qc6 23.Kh2 Rd7 24.Rg1 Bd8 25.Rd2 Bc7 26.Rgd1 g5 27.Kg1 gxf4 28.Bxf4 e3 29.Qxe3 Rxd4 30.Kh2 Rfd8 31.Qe2 fxe5 32.Bxe5 Qxg2+ 33.Qxg2 Bxe5+ 34.Kg1 Bxg2 35. Rxd4 Rxd4 36.Re1 Bg3 37.Re3 Bf4 38.Rxe6 Bxh3 39.Ne2 Rd1+ 0-1

[Event "Tel Aviv ol (Men) prel"]
[Site "Tel Aviv ISR"]
[White "Balinas, Rosendo Carrean"]
[Black "Rubinstein, Simon"]
[Date "1964.?.?"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Round "5"]
[ECO "B19"]

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.Nf3 e6 7.h4 h6 8.Ne5 Bh7 9.Bc4 Nf6 10.Qe2 Nd5 11.Bb3 Nd7 12.Nxd7 Qxd7 13.O-O O-O-O 14.c4 Nf6 15.Be3 Kb8 16.Rfd1 Bd6 17.Nf1 Bc7 18.f3 Rhe8 19.Ba4 Qe7 20.a3 Nh5 21.Qf2 Bb6 22.b4 g5 23.hxg5 hxg5 24.b5 cxb5 25.Bxb5 Rg8 26.a4 f5 27.a5 f4 28.axb6 fxe3 29.Qxe3 Qd6 30.c5 Qf4 31.Rxa7 Qxe3+ 32.Nxe3 1-0

[Event "Tel Aviv ol (Men) prel"]
[Site "Tel Aviv ISR"]
[White "Mora, Federico"]
[Black "Rubinstein, Simon"]
[Date "1964.?.?"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[Round "6"]
[ECO "A96"]

1.c4 e6 2.g3 f5 3.Bg2 Nf6 4.Nf3 Be7 5.O-O O-O 6.Nc3 d6 7.d4 Kh8 8.Qc2 Qe8 9.b3 Qh5 10.Ba3 g5 11.d5 g4 12.Ne5 Ng8 13.Nd3 e5 14.f4 e4 15.Nf2 Bf6 16.e3 Bg7 17.Bb2 Rf6 18.Qe2 Qe8 19.Nb5 Rf7 20.h3 h5 21.hxg4 hxg4 22.Nd1 a6 23.Nd4 Nf6 24.Kf2 Kg8 25.Nc3 Re7 26.Rh1 Nbd7 27.Nxf5 Nc5 28.Nxe7+ Qxe7 29.Rad1 Bf5 30.Bf1 Nd3+ 31.Kg2 Nd7 32.Ba1 a5 33.Rd2 a4 34.b4 a3 35.Kg1 Nxb4 36.Qd1 Nc5 37.Rdh2 Nbd3 38.Nb5 Nb2 39.Qe2 Ncd3 40.Rh5 Rf8 41.Rg5 Ne5 42.Rxg7+ Qxg7 43.Nxa3 1/2-1/2

Jun-28-10  Nietzowitsch: short wiki-bio:
Aug-02-12  Karpova: From page 343 of the 1933 '(Neue) Wiener Schachzeitung': <[...] der junge, begabte, wenn auch noch unfertige Wiener S. Rubinstein.>

The games will be submitted later.

Aug-04-12  Karpova: He came in 2nd at the 20th Leopold Trebitsch Memorial 1937-38.

Final Standing:

1. L. Steiner 8.5
2. S. Rubinstein 7.0
3-5. Becker 6.5
3-5. Mueller 6.5
3.5. Glass 6.5
6-7. Podhorzer 6.0
6-7. Dr. Weil 6.0
8-9. Adam 5.5
8-9. Hoenlinger 5.5
10. Weinstock 4.0
11. Bacher 3.5
12. Donegan 0.5

The greatest result for Simon up to that point of time. He was no Master yet and even despite of this result, he was not awarded the title. He scored +5 =4 -2

Source: Pages 29-30 of the 1938 '(Neue) Wiener Schachzeitung'

Aug-04-12  Karpova: On January 23, 1938, Vienna was facing Bratislava and won handily with 15-3 despite of many strong players like Spielmann and Gruenfeld not participating.

Simon Rubinstein with Black won against D. May on board 2. The nice game of the <kleine Rubinstein> (Spielmann) will be submitted to the database.

Sep-01-12  Karpova: He missed the qualification for the Austrian Championship 1933* after his result at the following elimination tournament at Vienna:

1. Podhorzer 4.0
2. I. Fuss 3.5
3. Choun 3.0
4. S. Rubinstein 2.5
5. Dr. Kellner 1.5
6. Hauser 0.5

Only Podhorzer and Fuss qualified.

From page 219 of the 1933 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

*though he later ended up playing there anyway.

Sep-01-12  Karpova: Austrian Championship 1933 (September 10 to 21) at vienna:

1. Immo Fuss 8.0
2. Podhorzer 6.5
3. Robitsek 6.0
4-6. Niescher 5.5
4-6. Wallaschek 5.5
4-6. Wurm 5.5
7. S. Rubinstein 5.0
8-9. Kamarit 4.5
8-9. Kopetzky 4.5
10. Dr. Metanomski 3.5
11. Dr. Schnetzer 0.5

Simon scored +4 =2 -4.

From page 290 of the 1933 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Sep-07-12  Karpova: 1934.03.20 Consultation game:

Beutum + S. Rubinstein vs. Glass + Schenkein 1/2

From page 141 of the 1934 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Jun-26-13  Karpova: Simon's chess career may have begun already in 1926, participating in the Vienna <Monstreturnier> starting on November 8. In the first group with 32 participants (4 groups overall, 2nd starting on Nov-15, 3rd on Nov-22 and 4th on Nov-29), a <Rubinstein> lost to Schierhuber. His forename is not mentioned and nothing more reported as the tournament consisted of 1-game mini matches (in case of a draw the winner was decided by lot). Rubinstein had the black pieces.

Source: page 332 of the 1926 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

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  Stonehenge: Those Olympiad games were played by Arnold Rubinsztein. I don't know if this is the same guy: A N Rubinstein.
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  Stonehenge: Arnold N Rubinsztein indeed:


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  MissScarlett: Did you send in corrections?
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  Stonehenge: Yes, and they have been processed now.

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