Akiba Rubinstein

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Birthday
12, 1882
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Mar 15, 1961 (78)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
12, 1882
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Mar 15, 1961 (78)

About

Early 20th century Polish chess Grandmaster whose World Championship match in 1914 was cancelled due to the start of World War I.

Before Fame

He was studying to become a Rabbi when he discovered his chess prowess.

Trivia

He had to abandon competitive chess as an older man due to mental illness.

Family Life

He was born and raised as a member of a Jewish family in Poland.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of Russian player Savielly Tartakower.