Rubinstein Takes Mieses Pieces

billwall
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Sep 4, 2007, 12:00 AM |
3 | Amazing Games

Akiba Rubinstein (1882-1961) was one of the world's top 5 players from 1907 to 1922.  Before World War I, he challenged Lasker for the world championship title, but negotiations fell through.  After World War I, he challenged Capablanca for the world championship, but he was unable to raise funds for the match.  He retired from chess in 1931.  In 1928, he took 3rd, behind Bogoljubow and Capablanca, at Bad Kissingen.  In the first round, he defeated Jacques Mieses with a nice combination that led to mate.  Mieses's pieces were not as active as Rubinstein's pieces.

 

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