Akiba Rubinstein

1880 - 1961

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Akiba Kiwelowicz Rubinstein (1 December 1880 – 14 March 1961) was a Polish chess player. He is considered to have been one of the greatest players never to have become World Chess Champion. Rubinstein was granted the title International Grandmaster in 1950, at its inauguration. In his youth, he defeated top players José Raúl Capablanca and Carl Schlechter and was scheduled to play a match with Emanuel Lasker for the World Chess Championship in 1914, but it was cancelled due to the outbreak of World War I. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Akiba Rubinstein has received more than 264,171 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Akiba Rubinstein is the 24th most popular chess player (up from 25th in 2019), the 247th most popular biography from Poland (down from 242nd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Polish Chess Player.

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Over the past year Akiba Rubinstein has had the most page views in the with 29,238 views, followed by Polish (15,120), and Russian (10,504). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Croatian (336.76%), Hebrew (99.87%), and Galician (99.10%)


Among chess players, Akiba Rubinstein ranks 24 out of 461Before him are Paul Keres, Ruy López de Segura, Viktor Korchnoi, Samuel Reshevsky, Judit Polgár, and Siegbert Tarrasch. After him are Richard Réti, Johannes Zukertort, David Bronstein, Mikhail Chigorin, Miguel Najdorf, and Savielly Tartakower.

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Among people born in 1880, Akiba Rubinstein ranks 38Before him are Giuseppe Moscati, Mohammed Alim Khan, Álvaro Obregón, Andrei Bely, Lionel Logue, and Mack Sennett. After him are Sarah Knauss, María de las Mercedes, Princess of Asturias, Otto Meissner, John Boyd Orr, Adam Czerniaków, and Ugo Cavallero. Among people deceased in 1961, Akiba Rubinstein ranks 24Before him are Paul Landowski, Kurt Meyer, Luigi Einaudi, Dashiell Hammett, Maria of Yugoslavia, and Lee de Forest. After him are Blaise Cendrars, Arthur Drewry, Wolfgang von Trips, Eero Saarinen, Mukhtar Auezov, and Karl Korsch.

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Among people born in Poland, Akiba Rubinstein ranks 247 out of 1,694Before him are Arnold Zweig (1887), Antoni Grabowski (1857), Adolf Engler (1844), Martin Agricola (1486), Bolesław Prus (1847), and Udo Lattek (1935). After him are Anna von Schweidnitz (1339), Hermann Grassmann (1809), Abraham Gottlob Werner (1749), Itzhak Stern (1901), Erich Fellgiebel (1886), and Otto Klemperer (1885).


Among chess players born in Poland, Akiba Rubinstein ranks 5Before him are Emanuel Lasker (1868), Adolf Anderssen (1818), Samuel Reshevsky (1911), and Siegbert Tarrasch (1862). After him are Johannes Zukertort (1842), Miguel Najdorf (1910), Szymon Winawer (1838), Edward Lasker (1885), Grigory Levenfish (1889), Daniel Harrwitz (1823), and Valery Salov (1964).