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Karl Ruben
K Ruben 
Chess Pie 1927  
Number of games in database: 27
Years covered: 1927 to 1931
Overall record: +13 -9 =5 (57.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Aug-04-1903, died Oct-28-1938, 35 years old) Denmark

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 27  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Ruben vs Nimzowitsch  ½-½441927Copenhagen Masters PolitikenE20 Nimzo-Indian
2. K Ruben vs Stoltz ½-½421927London OlympiadD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. H Wagner vs K Ruben ½-½651927London OlympiadA46 Queen's Pawn Game
4. K Ruben vs Grob  ½-½421927London OlympiadE60 King's Indian Defense
5. J Terho vs K Ruben 0-1271927London OlympiadC01 French, Exchange
6. K Ruben vs J W te Kolste  0-1361927London OlympiadE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
7. K Ruben vs Kmoch  1-0301927London OlympiadE12 Queen's Indian
8. K Ruben vs L Palau  1-0311927London OlympiadD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. A Pokorny vs K Ruben  0-1361927London OlympiadC12 French, McCutcheon
10. Koltanowski vs K Ruben  1-0491927London OlympiadD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
11. K Ruben vs J Rejfir  0-1401928The Hague OlympiadE12 Queen's Indian
12. C H Maderna vs K Ruben  0-1391928The Hague OlympiadE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
13. K Ruben vs D Marotti  1-0391928The Hague OlympiadD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
14. K Ruben vs A Taube 1-0301928The Hague OlympiadD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
15. Alekhine vs K Ruben 0-1321930Clock simul, 10bC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
16. K Ruben vs H Weenink  1-0261930Hamburg OlympiadD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
17. Lokvenc vs K Ruben  1-0591930Hamburg OlympiadA13 English
18. K Ruben vs Sultan Khan 1-0741930Hamburg OlympiadE15 Queen's Indian
19. J Rejfir vs K Ruben  0-1411930Hamburg OlympiadE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
20. K Ruben vs C Lafora  ½-½531930Hamburg OlympiadE12 Queen's Indian
21. J A Anderson vs K Ruben  0-1471930Hamburg OlympiadE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
22. K Ruben vs K Richter  0-1271930Hamburg OlympiadA52 Budapest Gambit
23. K Ruben vs G A Thomas  0-1201931Prague OlympiadE77 King's Indian
24. K Richter vs K Ruben  1-0391931Prague OlympiadA46 Queen's Pawn Game
25. K Ruben vs L Steiner  0-1181931Prague OlympiadD02 Queen's Pawn Game
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May-17-05  Poulsen: A fine player - member of the danish silver team in the Ol 1927.

Here he dismantles one of the greatest players of all time:

Alekhine vs C Ruben, 1930

Aug-04-11  brankat: R.I.P. master Ruben.
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  GrahamClayton: Ruben was obviously a good player - but he seemed to retire before he turned 30. He also died very young. Does anyone know what caused his death?
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  HeMateMe: The game mentioned above was from a simul, but still a very sharp display of attack. AAA got his AAA handed to him.
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  Tabanus: The Danish "Aarsskrift for Dansk Skakproblen Klub", 1938, page 1 ( says Karl Ruben was born 4 Aug. 1903. In the Denmark Census of 1916 ( we find him as the son of Harry (b. 4 Sept 1876) and Klara Ruben. They are members of the Jewish community (Det mosaiske Troessamfund) in Copenhagen.
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  Tabanus: http://www.politietsregisterblade.d... shows Harry Ruben in 1900. He is a stamp dealer. Address: Halmtorvet 40, and Istedgade 30 in 1904.
Mar-29-18  mifralu: <GrahamClayton: > He also died very young. Does anyone know what caused his death?

He died as a result of brain surgery.


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  whiteshark: "He won a match against Johannes Pedersen (1.5–0.5) at Aalborg 1927,

tied for 2nd-3rd in Danish Championship at Vordingborg 1927 (Erik Andersen won),

shared 2nd at Copenhagen 1927 (Politiken, Géza Maróczy won),

tied for 5-6th at Copenhagen 1928 (Aron Nimzowitsch won),

tied for 7-9th at Svendborg 1930 (DEN-ch, Andersen won),

and won a simultan game against Alexander Alekhine at Copenhagen 1930.

Ruben played four times for Denmark in Chess Olympiads in 1927, 1928, 1930, 1931, and won team silver medal at London 1927."

= = =

He also won the City championship of Copenhagen <Københavnsmestrene> in 1929

He also wrote a book <Skak>

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  whiteshark: re: Københavnsmesterskabet 1929 <1. klasse A> Crosstable:

Thereafter Ruben won the playoff-match vs Gemzoe with 2:1 (+1 =2)

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