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The book is The Life and Games of Akiva Rubinstein by Nikolai Minev and John Donaldson.
Nice one :)
Keep 'em coming, Dejan. I can't get enough of Rubinstein. This series has done more than any other to help my chess understanding.
Amen to danito 1998's comment. These videos are the best and most enjoyable chess material I've ever used - and that's in 50+ years.
Rubinstein's play in these "simple," "drawish-looking" positions is enchanting. There is just so much content in these basic endings!
Every video I saw on this site was amazing. My technique has incredibly improved and I have started reasoning about chess in a new way. I thank chess.com and I recommend this site to every chess player. :)
Thank you GM Dejan Bojkov for this fantastic demonstration of Akiba Rubinstein's brilliance, as well as the Nikolaj Minev book recommendation for further study of Rubinstein's historical contribution to Chess excellence & evolution. Super demystification of skillful endgame "technique" by a great titan of chess. I anticipate eagerly the series on the raw chess genius of Jose Raul Capablanca. Good stuff!
at 7:10, why not kh5 and then kg5, saving moves?
Indeed, Rubinstein was not a Doctor, although Danny considers him as one
Capablanca is coming next, and as for a good book to study Rubinstein's games there is a recent one by Nikolaj Minev and another author whose name I do not remember, and eventhough I did not read it yet I can recommend it as the author is a very good one!
The white player in the second game was Rosselli and the game took place in Baden-Baden in 1925. This was the period when Rubinstein's mental health was deteriorating however his chess brilliance was clearly still evident. Incidentally Rubinstein was not a Doctor and I would be grateful if Chess.com could stop giving him that title.
Excellent video again GM Bojkov.
This is going to be released in 10 days!!! I'm early!!!
Tx a lot this was some very useful lessons! Rubinstein artistic mastery in the endgame is delightlful. Do u have a book that u recommend to study the game of that genius? I would like to have to same kind of serie on Jose Raul Capablanca it would be also quite to the point i think. I cant wait for ur other lessons thank u very much!
Another great video. Out of curiosity who want to see the full game for the first end of the video can go to:
Great video !
Excellent. Inspiring technique.
by GM Dejan Bojkov
In this epic King and Pawn Endgame battle, Rubinstein possessed one small, positional advantage on the kingside, and he turned it into a forced win! Realizing how the tiniest of weaknesses can come back to bite you is one thing all members should be learning from this excellent series by GM Bojkov. Stick around for the second game and watch the Good Doctor make one tough decision (...c5) after another (Knight trade for Bishop on d2). Enjoy!
Intermediate | Advanced
Players: Cohn, Erich
vs. Rubinstein, Akiba
Queen's Gambit Accepted (D23)
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GM Dejan Bojkov
Dejan Bojkov is a Grandmaster, originally from Bulgaria. As a youngster, Dejan was the winner of numerous Youth Championships -- including Boys Under 14 and Boys Under 18 Bulgarian Champion. This translated to success on the international stage, with his most recent victory coming at the Sydney International Open in Australia (2010). As a trainer his work has known little failure, and some of his students include Antoaneta Stefanova-former World Womens Champion.
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