‘Wild Bill Batley’ rides again.

This is another game from a simultaneous exhibition, again featuring William Batley, the well-known Woodseats Chess player (see recent posts on this site) v. Akiba Rubinstein, a member of the small band of players who were at some point viewed as worthy World Champions who never quite made it. Rubinstein was a supreme endgame artist and also produced some of the finest attacking masterpieces. His biography is quite a sad one. On this occasion, however, although Rubinstein was still an extremely strong Grandmaster, the player from Woodseats proved his equal and more:


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