Abram Rabinovich

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Abram Rabinovich (Rabinowitsch, Rabinovitch, Rabinovitz, Rabinowicz, Rabinovici) (born 1878, Vilna – died 1943, Moscow) was a Lithuanian–Russian chess master.


Abram Isaakovich Rabinovich was born in Vilnius, Lithuania (then the Russian Empire) into a Litvak family. In 1903, he tied for 11-12th in Kiev (3rd All-Russian Masters' Tournament, Mikhail Chigorin won). In 1908, he took 19th in Prague (Oldřich Duras and Carl Schlechter won). In 1909, he tied for 2nd-3rd in Vilna (6th RUS-ch; Akiba Rubinstein won). In 1911, he tied for 19th-21st in Carlsbad (Richard Teichmann won). In 1912, he took 18th in Vilna (Hauptturnier, Karel Hromádka won).[1]

During World War I, he moved to Moscow. In 1916, he tied for 4-5th, and was 3rd in 1918. He tied 5-7 at the Russian Chess Olympiad (1st URS-ch) at Moscow 1920. The event was won by Alexander Alekhine. In 1922/23 he took 10th in the Moscow City Chess Championship. In 1924, he took 12th in Moscow (3rd URS-ch; Efim Bogoljubov won). In 1924 he took 10th in the 5th Moscow City Chess Championship. In 1925, he tied for 9-10 in Leningrad (4th URS-ch; Bogoljubow won). In 1925, he took 4th in Moscow (Aleksandr Sergeyev won). In 1926, he won the Moscow City Championship. In 1927, he tied for 7-9th in Moscow (Nikolai Zubarev won). In 1930, Rabinovich won in Moscow.[2]

In 1943 Rabinovich died from malnutrition during the siege of Leningrad.[3]

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  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-04. Retrieved 2016-06-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Name Index to Jeremy Gaige's Chess Tournament Crosstables, An Electronic Edition, Anders Thulin, Malmö, 2004-09-01
  2. ^ Alexey Popovsky. "Russian Chess Base". Archived from the original on 2009-10-24.
  3. ^ "Deaths of Chess Players by Bill Wall". Archived from the original on 2009-10-24.