Rudolf Charousek[ edit ]

Rudolf Rezso Charousek (1873 – 1900) was a Hungarian-Jewish chess player. A brilliant player, he had a tragically short career, dying from tuberculosis. Reuben Fine described him as the John Keats of chess.

He was one of a few players who had a plus record against Emanuel Lasker. He defeated world champion Emanuel Lasker at Nuremberg in 1896. Lasker was so impressed that he said "I shall have to play a championship match with this man some day".

Here is his win against Lasker in Nuremberg in 1896 (moves given in Algebraic chess notation):

1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Bc4 d5 4.Bxd5 Qh4+
5.Kf1 g5 6.Nf3 Qh5 7.h4 Bg7 8.Nc3 c6
9.Bc4 Bg4 10.d4 Nd7 11.Kf2 Bxf3 12.gxf3 O-O-O
13.hxg5 Qxg5 14.Ne2 Qe7 15.c3 Ne5 16.Qa4 Nxc4
17.Qxc4 Nf6 18.Bxf4 Nd7 19.Qa4 a6 20.Qa5 Nf8
21.Ng3 Ne6 22.Nf5 Qf8 23.Bg3 Rd7 24.Nxg7 Qxg7
25.Qe5 Qxe5 26.Bxe5 f6 27.Bxf6 Rf8 28.Rh6 Nf4
29.Ke3 Ng2+ 30.Kd2 Rdf7 31.e5 Nf4 32.Rah1 Rg8
33.c4 Ne6 34.Ke3 Nf8 35.d5 Rd7 36.e6 1-0

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