Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Akiba Rubinstein.
White to move and win except where noted.

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

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

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

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

Rubinstein Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
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 Rubinstein, Semmering, 1926
4r1k1/8/2b1q1pQ/p1p2p2/2Pp1P2/3Br3/PP1R1KP1/7R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf3+ gxf3 Qe3+ Kg2 Qxf3+ Kh2 Qxh1+ ]

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

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

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


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