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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Akiba Rubinstein.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.

a)
Black mates in 8.
Georg Salwe vs Akiba Rubinstein, Lodz, 1907
2r4k/pp2Q1pp/5r2/P2P4/3Pb1P1/4Ppq1/1P1R3N/3R3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe1+ Rxe1 f2+ if Nf3 fxe1/Q+ Kh2 Rh6+ or if Qxe4 fxe1/Q+ Kg2 Qxd2+ Kh3 Rh6+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Akiba Rubinstein vs Rudolf Spielmann, Prague, 1908
5r2/pq4k1/1pp1Qn2/2bp1PB1/3R1R2/2P3P1/P6P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6+ ]

c)
Jacques Mieses vs Akiba Rubinstein, Germany, 1909
3rr1k1/pp1q1ppp/4n3/2p2R2/7Q/3PB3/PPP3PP/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd4 if Rg5 Nf5 ]

d)
Akiba Rubinstein vs Allies, Warsaw, 1914
3r1rk1/2p2pp1/p6p/1p1bP3/3qN3/4R3/PP3PPP/R1Q3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Belitzmann vs Akiba Rubinstein, Warsaw, 1917
r3k2r/pbp2pp1/3b1n2/1p6/3P3p/1B2N1Pq/PP1PQP1P/R1B1NRK1 b kq - 0 1
[ ...Qxh2+ ]

Akiba Rubinstein Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Akiba Rubinstein vs Max Blumich, Breslau, 1925
r3r1kb/3qn2p/Q5pP/2pp2P1/3p1P2/1P6/P2B2B1/4RRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe7 ]

b)
Black mates in 6.
Hans Kmoch vs Akiba Rubinstein, Semmering, 1926
4r1k1/8/2b1q1pQ/p1p2p2/2Pp1P2/3Br3/PP1R1KP1/7R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf3+ gxf3 Qe3+ Kg2 Qxf3+ Kh2 Qxh1+ ]

c)
Akiba Rubinstein vs Duhm, Hannover, 1926
2r3k1/3Rbpp1/p3r2p/2pQP2P/4P3/1P3RB1/q5PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bh4 if Bxh4 R3xf7 ]

d)
Akiba Rubinstein vs Mojshe Hirszbajn, Lodz, 1927
r1b1r1k1/pp1nqp2/2p1p1pp/8/4N3/P1Q1P3/1P3PPP/1BRR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd7 ]

e)
Fritzis Apsheniek vs Akiba Rubinstein, Hamburg, 1930
2nr2k1/2pr1qpp/1pQ1bp2/P3p3/1B5N/1P6/2P2PPP/R3R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd4 if Re4 Rxe4 Qxe4 Rd4 ]


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