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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Hamburg Tournament

Isidor Gunsberg12/17(+11 -4 =2)[view games]
Joseph Henry Blackburne11.5/17(+10 -4 =3)[view games]
James Mason11.5/17(+9 -3 =5)[view games]
Max Weiss11.5/17(+8 -2 =7)[view games]
Berthold Englisch11.5/17(+10 -4 =3)[view games]
Siegbert Tarrasch11.5/17(+11 -5 =1)[view games]
George Henry Mackenzie10/17(+7 -4 =6)[view games]
Fritz Riemann9.5/17(+7 -5 =5)[view games]
Emil Schallopp9.5/17(+9 -7 =1)[view games]
Johannes Minckwitz9/17(+7 -6 =4)[view games]
Johann Nepomuk Berger8/17(+1 -2 =14)[view games]
Henry Edward Bird8/17(+7 -8 =2)[view games]
Hermann von Gottschall6.5/17(+5 -9 =3)[view games]
Jean Taubenhaus6.5/17(+5 -9 =3)[view games]
Josef Noa5/17(+4 -11 =2)[view games]
Arnold Schottlaender4/17(+0 -9 =8)[view games]
Wilfried Paulsen4/17(+1 -10 =6)[view games]
Martin Bier3.5/17(+2 -12 =3)[view games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Hamburg (1885)
The 4th Deutscher Schachkongress took place in Hamburg in 1885. It included the 4th Meisterturnier (master's tournament) organized by the Deutscher Schachbund (DSB); the first three were Leipzig (1879), Berlin (1881) and Nuremberg (1883).

Hamburg, 13-25 July 1885

1st Gunsberg 12 /17 * 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 =2nd Blackburne 11/17 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 =2nd Mason 11/17 1 1 * 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 =2nd Weiss 11/17 * 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 =2nd Englisch 11/17 0 1 * 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 =2nd Tarrasch 11/17 0 0 1 1 0 * 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7th Mackenzie 10 /17 0 0 0 0 1 1 * 1 1 1 1 1 =8th Riemann 9/17 1 0 1 1 0 * 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 =8th Schallopp 9/17 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 * 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 10th von Minckwitz 9 /17 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 * 0 1 1 1 1 =11th Berger 8 /17 1 0 * 0 =11th Bird 8 /17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 * 0 1 1 1 1 1 =13th von Gottschall 6/17 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 * 0 1 1 0 1 =13th Taubenhaus 6/17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 * 1 1 1 15th Noa 5 /17 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 0 =16th Schottlaender 4 /17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 * =16th Paulsen 4 /17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 * 18th Bier 3/17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 *

Five games were unavailable: Taubenhaus - Schottlaender 1/2 (Round 1), Schallopp - Gunsberg 0-1 (Round 5), Blackburne - Mason 0-1 (Round 5), Bird - Bier 1-0 (Round 7), and Englisch - Bier 1-0 (Round 8).

As in the previous two editions the round robin tournament was an international event, pitting German masters against the best of Europe at the time. Germany was represented by its usual field of strong masters, including Wilfried Paulsen, Max Bier, Hermann von Gottschall, Johannes von Minckwitz, Fritz Reimann, Emil Schallopp, Arnold Schottlaender, and Siegbert Tarrasch who had won his spot by winning the Nuremberg Hauptturnier (1883) master title. The German masters were joined from Great Britain by Joseph Henry Blackburne, who was the winner at the second Deutscher Schachkongress in Berlin (1881), Henry Edward Bird, Isidor Gunsberg, George Henry Mackenzie, and James Mason. Berthold Englisch, the winner at the first Deutscher Schachkongress in Leipzig (1879), along with Johann Berger and Max Weiss came from Austria. Josef Noa travelled from Hungary, and Jean Taubenhaus came from Poland. The eighteen assembled chess masters participated in the single strongest international event of 1885. In spite of the presence of such strong competition, Isidor Gunsberg surprisingly took clear first place with 12 points out of 17 games. Five other players, all of them sure bets at the start of the tournament to win, tied for second place half a point behind Gunsberg. Gunsberg would go on to have impressive results in the latter half of the 1880s, including winning matches against Blackburne and Bird, before challenging Wilhelm Steinitz for the world championship in 1890. Although he would not win the world crown, Gunsberg proved himself here and later that he was one of the best chess players in the world in the 19th century.

The Hamburg Hauptturnier (1885) was won by Max Harmonist, qualifying him for DSB's 5th Meisterturnier in Frankfurt (1887).

Original collection: Game Collection: Hamburg 1885, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 148  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Tarrasch vs J Noa 1-047 1885 HamburgC11 French
2. Gunsberg vs J Mason 0-159 1885 HamburgC11 French
3. Max Weiss vs Mackenzie 1-061 1885 HamburgC77 Ruy Lopez
4. Blackburne vs Mackenzie 1-039 1885 HamburgC45 Scotch Game
5. M Bier vs J Minckwitz  0-129 1885 HamburgC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
6. J N Berger vs J Minckwitz  ½-½26 1885 HamburgC77 Ruy Lopez
7. Taubenhaus vs F Riemann  ½-½41 1885 HamburgA16 English
8. Von Gottschall vs F Riemann 0-153 1885 HamburgC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
9. Gunsberg vs A Schottlaender 1-048 1885 HamburgC22 Center Game
10. Englisch vs Tarrasch 1-044 1885 HamburgE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
11. J N Berger vs W Paulsen ½-½49 1885 HamburgB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
12. W Paulsen vs M Bier  ½-½49 1885 HamburgC02 French, Advance
13. Englisch vs E Schallopp 0-139 1885 HamburgC77 Ruy Lopez
14. Blackburne vs Bird 1-074 1885 HamburgA81 Dutch
15. E Schallopp vs Max Weiss  0-134 1885 HamburgC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
16. Von Gottschall vs J Noa 1-016 1885 HamburgC10 French
17. J Mason vs Bird 1-052 1885 HamburgA80 Dutch
18. Tarrasch vs E Schallopp 1-063 1885 HamburgC45 Scotch Game
19. Von Gottschall vs Bird 1-060 1885 HamburgA00 Uncommon Opening
20. M Bier vs Gunsberg  0-142 1885 HamburgC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
21. J Noa vs Taubenhaus  0-133 1885 HamburgC77 Ruy Lopez
22. Blackburne vs F Riemann 1-052 1885 HamburgC45 Scotch Game
23. Englisch vs A Schottlaender 1-040 1885 HamburgD53 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. Mackenzie vs J Mason 0-141 1885 HamburgD05 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Max Weiss vs J N Berger  ½-½31 1885 HamburgC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-12-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: RE: missing Blackburne // Mason game:

<Even tournament books can be unreliable sources. The game that Blackburne lost to James Mason at Hamburg in 1885 is not in the book of the 4th German Federation Congress; the editors included a Blackburne win from another tournament by mistake. The correct game is still being sought.>

http://www.chessmail.com/research/b...

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