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Alexander Flamberg vs Akiba Rubinstein
Warsaw City Championship 1912 (1911), Warsaw RUE, rd 2
French Defense: Classical. Burn Variation (C11)  ·  0-1



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Dec-23-07  Karpova: This is the only game available from the famous 1912 Warsaw City Championship. The event is often counted as Rubinstein's fifth win in his magical year 1912 but that's actually incorrect. The event took place in December 1911 (all Warsaw City Championships, at least the pre-WW1 ones, took place the year before). So Rubinstein won 4 high-class events in 1912 "only". But it would be correct to claim that he won five strong tournaments within 12 months.

The event was indeed a strong one with at least two other strong masters apart from Rubinstein and Flamberg: Salwe (the special guest from Lodz) and Langleben. It was a double round robin event with Rubinstein completely dominating the event:

1. Rubinstein 13/14
2. Salwe 10/14
Flamberg 10/14
4. Langleben 7/14
5. Kuhn 6/14
6. Kleczynski 5/14
7. Rosenthal 2.5/14
Hartmanis 2.5/14

Rubinstein won all his minimatches yielding only two draws (one to Salwe and Flamberg each) and winning 12 games!.

Nov-23-20  iron john: why not 14.dc5 ?

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