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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
San Remo Tournament

Alexander Alekhine14/15(+13 -0 =2)[games]
Aron Nimzowitsch10.5/15(+8 -2 =5)[games]
Akiba Rubinstein10/15(+9 -4 =2)[games]
Efim Bogoljubov9.5/15(+8 -4 =3)[games]
Fred Dewhirst Yates9/15(+7 -4 =4)[games]
Carl Ahues8.5/15(+6 -4 =5)[games]
Rudolf Spielmann8/15(+5 -4 =6)[games]
Milan Vidmar8/15(+4 -3 =8)[games]
Geza Maroczy7.5/15(+3 -3 =9)[games]
Savielly Tartakower7.5/15(+5 -5 =5)[games]
Edgar Colle6.5/15(+5 -7 =3)[games]
Hans Kmoch6.5/15(+5 -7 =3)[games]
Jose Joaquin Araiza Munoz4.5/15(+1 -7 =7)[games]
Mario Monticelli4/15(+2 -9 =4)[games]
Roberto Grau3.5/15(+1 -9 =5)[games]
Massimiliano Romi2.5/15(+1 -11 =3)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
San Remo (1930)

From January 16 to February 4, 1930, sixteen chess masters from Europe and the Americas, including the World Champion, gathered in San Remo, Italy (1) to play at the famous casino's first ever international tournament. (2)

The participants of the round robin were Alexander Alekhine, Aron Nimzowitsch, Efim Bogoljubov, Akiba Rubinstein, Rudolph Spielmann, Savielly Tartakower, Geza Maroczy, Milan Vidmar, Edgar Colle, Hans Kmoch, Frederick D. Yates, Karl Ahues, Roberto Grau, Mario Monticelli, Massimiliano Romi, and Jose Joaquin Araiza Munoz.

Alekhine dominated the field with a score of 14/15, scoring 3 points better than second place Nimzowitsch, and winning the grand prize of 10,000 lire.

San Remo, Italy, 16 January - 4 February 1930

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts 1 Alekhine * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 14 2 Nimzowitsch 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 3 Rubinstein 0 1 * 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 10 4 Bogoljubov 0 1 * 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 9 5 Yates 0 0 * 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 9 6 Ahues 0 0 1 * 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 8 =7 Spielmann 1 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 0 8 =7 Vidmar 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 8 =9 Maroczy 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 7 =9 Tartakower 0 0 0 1 1 * 0 0 1 1 1 7 =11 Colle 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 * 0 1 0 6 =11 Kmoch 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 * 0 1 1 6 13 Araiza Munoz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 4 14 Monticelli 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 4 15 Grau 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 3 16 Romi 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 * 2

Video: https://twitter.com/twitter/statuse...

(1) Wikipedia article: Sanremo.
(2) Wikipedia article: San Remo 1930 chess tournament.

Original Collection: Game Collection: San Remo 1930, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Alekhine vs M Monticelli 1-0341930San RemoC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
2. Bogoljubov vs J Araiza Munoz  1-0431930San RemoD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. Tartakower vs R Grau 1-0351930San RemoD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Vidmar vs Kmoch 1-0351930San RemoE17 Queen's Indian
5. Colle vs Bogoljubov 1-0341930San RemoD04 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Rubinstein vs M Romi  1-0351930San RemoD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. Bogoljubov vs Rubinstein 1-0771930San RemoD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
8. Tartakower vs Yates 1-0561930San RemoA40 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Ahues vs M Monticelli  1-0191930San RemoC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
10. Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch 1-0301930San RemoC17 French, Winawer, Advance
11. Kmoch vs Colle  1-0311930San RemoE22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
12. Rubinstein vs J Araiza Munoz 1-0241930San RemoA46 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Alekhine vs Maroczy 1-0581930San RemoD67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
14. Spielmann vs Kmoch  1-0291930San RemoD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. R Grau vs Colle 1-0261930San RemoD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
16. Kmoch vs Rubinstein 1-0411930San RemoD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
17. Nimzowitsch vs M Romi 1-0321930San RemoA21 English
18. Rubinstein vs R Grau  1-0351930San RemoA47 Queen's Indian
19. Colle vs M Monticelli  1-0331930San RemoD04 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Alekhine vs Kmoch 1-0391930San RemoE20 Nimzo-Indian
21. Ahues vs Maroczy  1-0441930San RemoD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. Nimzowitsch vs J Araiza Munoz  1-0571930San RemoA47 Queen's Indian
23. Maroczy vs M Romi 1-0491930San RemoD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. Alekhine vs Tartakower 1-0501930San RemoA90 Dutch
25. Kmoch vs R Grau  1-0631930San RemoE00 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Nov-02-13  Naniwazu: <offramp> 10000 is today 11,809.79.
Mar-31-14  notyetagm: San Remo (1930)/Alexander Alekhine

<+13 =2 -0 (14/15)>

White: +8 =0 -0 (8/8)
Black: +5 =2 -0 (6/7)

WOW!!

Mar-31-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gregor Samsa Mendel: One thing Alekhine didn't win was the Brilliancy Prize:

Bogoljubov vs M Monticelli, 1930

Nov-15-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: This tournament standings list reads like a who's who of pre-WWII chess greats.

Except one name is particularly notable for its absence. Where was Senor Capa, I wonder?

Nov-15-14
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <tga>--I am no chess historian, but I believe that while he was world champion, Alekhine refused to appear in any tournament to which Capablanca had been invited, forcing organizers to choose between them. Perhaps one of the site historians more familiar with the subject will comment further.
Nov-16-14
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  thegoodanarchist: <GSM> I found a note in Capa's bio that says he took time off from chess for a couple of years, starting around 1930.
Nov-16-14
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  thegoodanarchist: <offramp: Can anyone translate 10,000 into ?>

Yes, anyone can, if they know how to google.

Nov-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <GSM> Capablanca did not play any serious chess from late 1931 until the Hastings event, which began at Christmas 1934.
Jan-23-15  Poulsen: According to Chessmetrics this was Alekhines best performance - however Bled 1931 played roughly 1 years later - came very close.

It should perhaps be noted, that at San Remo Alekhine was clearly the 'young' man at the top. He was 37 years old, the rest of the pack was +40 - Maroczy almost 60. All younger than Alekhine finished at the bottom.

At Bled 1931 this was changed.

Jan-23-15
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  perfidious: Two terrific performances from Alekhine by any standard, clearly outshining his clean score at the 1930 Olympiad, where he mostly sat against stronger sides.
Jan-24-15
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  offramp: <thegoodanarchist: <offramp: Can anyone translate 10,000 into ?> Yes, anyone can, if they know how to google.>

What is the answer, then? The following answer does not seem right:

<Naniwazu: <offramp> 10000 is today 11,809.79.>

Jan-24-15
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  offramp: <offramp: <thegoodanarchist: <offramp: Can anyone translate 10,000 into ?> Yes, anyone can, if they know how to google.> What is the answer, then? The following answer does not seem right:

<Naniwazu: <offramp> 10000 is today 11,809.79.>>

To answer my own question, the MeasuringWorth site eventually gives a figure of $6550.

Jan-25-15  Poulsen: Hmm, in 1930 10.000 italian lira would have been roughly 523 $ - and the commodity value of 523 $ in 1930 equals roughly af commodity value of 7.300 $ as of 2013.

So Alekhines prize money in San Remo would have been a major income for him at that year.

Mar-13-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: A brilliancy prize, donated by I.S. Turnover of Washington, D.C., was divided between Monticelli and Ahues for the games both won from Bogoljubow - <American Chess Bulletin>, February 1930, pg. 23.
Sep-13-17  Nosnibor: Kmoch authored a very good book "Rubinstein`s Chess Masterpieces". Naturally his win in this tournament is not included in the collection.
Sep-13-17  JimNorCal: That's a terrific book, IMO. Well, the games in the book are superb so it's not a surprise that some excellent ones were left out to keep space within boundaries agreed with the publisher
Sep-13-17
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  keypusher: < offramp: <offramp: <thegoodanarchist: <offramp: Can anyone translate 10,000 into ?> Yes, anyone can, if they know how to google.> What is the answer, then? The following answer does not seem right: <Naniwazu: <offramp> 10000 is today 11,809.79.>>

To answer my own question, the MeasuringWorth site eventually gives a figure of $6550.>

http://www.paper-dragon.com/1939/ex...

The "Dirty 30s" site says a dollar was worth 19 lire in 1930 (but it took five greenbacks to buy one pound sterling).

A 1930 dollar is worth $14.66 today.

Using these numbers, 10,000 lire equate to about 7,715 dollars (2017 edition). Dollar/Euro exchange rate is 0.84, so that's 6,481 euro.

That is pretty much the answer you got already, so I'm wasting everyone's time, except "Dirty 30s" seems like kind of a fun website, so there's that. Also, it has incomes for various (US) jobs in the 1930s, which is another way to think about of the prize money.

10,000 lire equals about $525 (1930). Comparing, a textile worker then made $433 annually, registered nurse $936, lawyer $4,218 (my heart is breaking!), hired gun $5,200, US Congressman $8,663.

An "Italian villa" cost $17,000, so Alekhine definitely wasn't getting one of those with his prize.

http://www.paper-dragon.com/1939/pr...

Sep-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: That site also says that a stick of TNT was just $5 in 1930.

So Alekhine could have bought 600 sticks of dynamite and blown himself, his opponents, the casino and most of the whole population of San Remo into smithereens.

Sep-14-17  john barleycorn: <offramp:...

So Alekhine could have bought 600 sticks of dynamite ...>

That would have meant serious cut of his drinking budget. Before blowing up San Remo he would rather blow his mind.

Sep-14-17  WorstPlayerEver: 10,000 lire=6 dollar
Sep-14-17  john barleycorn: <WorstPlayerEver: 10,000 lire=6 dollar>

Yes, whenvever I wanted to be a millionaire I went to Italy.

Sep-16-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <WorstPlayerEver: 10,000 lire=6 dollar.>

"Here's your six bucks, pal. And remember, this casino ain't a library, so buy a whisky with your winnings and tip the croupier with the change."

Sep-16-17
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  perfidious: 'Tip the croupier'? You must be mad!
Feb-08-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Pigeon shooting at San Remo in 1937:
https://youtu.be/M2g4XlP_Gkw
Feb-08-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: I prefer skeet shooting, more humane and pretty much just as challenging.
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