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Akiva Rubinstein occupies a unique position in chess history. One of the greatest artists ever to sit down at a chessboard, Rubinstein was also the strongest player never to get a shot at the title of World Champion.
 
The first book focuses on the years 1882-1920, covering Rubinstein’s rise from a modest upbringing to his emergence as Emanuel Lasker’s chief challenger in the last years leading up to World War I. It also examines the effects this conflict had on his sensitive psyche and the way it influenced his play in the post-War years.
 
The most definitive work ever done on the first part of Rubinstein’s career, this revised and expanded edition of The Life & Games of Akiva Rubinstein, Volume 1: Uncrowned King offers almost 500 games, many of them deeply annotated with notes translated from top players of the pre-World War I era, including Lasker, Tarrasch, Schlechter and Rubinstein.

The authors have also made many new annotations to the games and uncovered quite a bit of interesting material, including recent discoveries on Rubinstein’s stay in Sweden after World War I.

The second book chronicles the second half (1921-1961) of the Polish grandmaster’s life. Dozens of archival photographs, photographs and approximately 40% more material finish off this splendid work, completing the journey begun in volume 1.
 
International Master John Donaldson is one of America's most popular chess authors. His most recent release is the second edition of A Legend on the Road, about Bobby Fischer's 1964 transatlantic exhibition tour.

International Master and three-time champion of Bulgaria Nikolay Minev is well-known for his books and articles, although his most recent work, A Practical Guide to Rook Endgames, has been well received by chessplayers worldwide. 

John Watson, The Week in Chess:
"A book that belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in the all-time great players."

Paul Kane, The Compulsive Reader:
"A wonderful tribute to a sophisticated, subtle chess player. A splendid volume of record, deserving full praise and recommendation."

Dr. W. Schweitzer, Rochade Europa:
"A great achievement."

Johannes Fischer, KARL Magazine:
"Also because of the many pictures and the nicely readable lay-out this is a very good book."

British Chess Magazine:
"This is an enlarged second edition (...) and includes a number of newly-discovered games (...) Anyone who failed to get the first edition now have a quite undeserved opportunity to remedy their omission with profit."

Thomas Beherens, Chess-International:
"If you are intersted in chess history, then this book offers quite a lot of reading material on an almost academic level (...) Moreover, it also is a big trainining book (...) recommended to learn to play real strategic chess."



Acclaim for "The Life and Games of Akiva Rubinstein Vol. 1"

John Watson, The Week in Chess:
"A book that belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in the all-time great players."

Paul Kane, The Compulsive Reader:
"A wonderful tribute to a sophisticated, subtle chess player. A splendid volume of record, deserving full praise and recommendation."

Dr. W. Schweitzer, Rochade Europa:
"A great achievement."

Johannes Fischer, KARL Magazine:
"Also because of the many pictures and the nicely readable lay-out this is a very good book."

British Chess Magazine:
"This is an enlarged second edition (...) and includes a number of newly-discovered

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Edition : Combined Product
Publication date : June 14, 2018
Number of pages : 842
Publisher : No
Weight : 1132 gram