Chess rating: 1703 Fide 2135
LCF 200 Fide approx. 2250
British Regional Master
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I recommend the following annotation to be checked out and feedback given to the game annotator who is: Earl of Norfolk
First meeting between Rubinstein and Capablanca.
At the time this game was played, the two strongest players in the world were Emmanuel Lasker and Jose Capablanca, yet Akiba Rubinstein beat both of them the first time he played them. I previously annotated the Rubinstein vs. Lasker game, and now present the Rubinstein vs. Capablanca game. This is the first annotation I've done in a couple of years, as I've had medical problems which make it difficult to concentrate. So, if I've made any glaring mistakes in analysis here, please let me know and I'll correct them.
Despite losing this game, Capablanca went on to win the tournament, which was his first grandmaster tournament. The only other example, up to that time, of a previously little-known player winning his first ever master tournament was when Harry N. Pillsbury won at Hastings in 1895. Rubinstein tied for 2nd with Milan Vidmar, but won first place in the same city a year later.
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