In the summer of 1923, the Witkowitzer Eisenwerke organized a round-robin chess event to be held in Mährisch-Ostrau, Czechoslovakia (Mährisch is German for Moravian, Ostrau is Ostrava). In addition to thirteen other European masters, a contract was secured for former world champion Emanuel Lasker to participate. The players were billeted at the Hotel Royal and games were played from July 1-18 in Witkowitz (Vítkovice), a suburb of Ostrava. The event culminated in another victory for Lasker, who finished undefeated in his first tournament since 1918, a full point ahead of second place Réti.
Rubinstein won only two games in this tournament (this one and against Tarrasch), but both of them won the brilliancy prize. The one I present and analyze in this article features the Zepler doubling pattern as well. Enjoy the mastery of playing the King’s Gambit.