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Hamburg Tournament

Isidor Gunsberg12/17(+11 -4 =2)[view games]
Joseph Henry Blackburne11.5/17(+10 -4 =3)[view games]
Siegbert Tarrasch11.5/17(+11 -5 =1)[view games]
James Mason11.5/17(+9 -3 =5)[view games]
Berthold Englisch11.5/17(+10 -4 =3)[view games]
Max Weiss11.5/17(+8 -2 =7)[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 von Minckwitz9/17(+7 -6 =4)[view games]
Henry Edward Bird8/17(+7 -8 =2)[view games]
Johann Nepomuk Berger8/17(+1 -2 =14)[view games]
Jean Taubenhaus6.5/17(+5 -9 =3)[view games]
Hermann von Gottschall6.5/17(+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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Hamburg (1885)
The fourth meeting of the Deutschen Schachkongresse took place in Hamburg in 1885. It was the fourth master's tournament (Deutschen Schachbund) organized since its inception six year's previously at Leipzig in 1879.

Hamburg 13-25 July

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 *

As in the previous three 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 (1883) Hauptturnier master title. The German masters were joined from Great Britain by Joseph Henry Blackburne, who was the winner of the second Deutschen Schachbund at Berlin in 1881, Henry Edward Bird, Isidor Gunsberg, George Henry Mackenzie, and James Mason. Berthold Englisch, the winner of the first Deutschen Schachbund in Leipzig 1879, along with Johann Nepomuk Berger and Max Weiss came from Austra. 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.

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

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 149  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Blackburne vs Bird 1-074 1885 HamburgA81 Dutch
2. Gunsberg vs A Schottlaender 1-048 1885 HamburgC22 Center Game
3. Von Gottschall vs F Riemann 0-153 1885 HamburgC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
4. Blackburne vs Mackenzie 1-039 1885 HamburgC45 Scotch Game
5. Englisch vs E Schallopp 0-139 1885 HamburgC77 Ruy Lopez
6. J N Berger vs W Paulsen ½-½49 1885 HamburgB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
7. Englisch vs Tarrasch 1-044 1885 HamburgE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
8. Max Weiss vs Mackenzie 1-061 1885 HamburgC77 Ruy Lopez
9. J N Berger vs J Minckwitz  ½-½26 1885 HamburgC77 Ruy Lopez
10. Von Gottschall vs J Noa 1-016 1885 HamburgC10 French
11. M Bier vs J Minckwitz  0-129 1885 HamburgC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
12. E Schallopp vs Max Weiss  0-134 1885 HamburgC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
13. Gunsberg vs J Mason 0-159 1885 HamburgC11 French
14. Tarrasch vs J Noa 1-047 1885 HamburgC11 French
15. J Mason vs Bird 1-052 1885 HamburgA80 Dutch
16. W Paulsen vs M Bier  ½-½49 1885 HamburgC02 French, Advance
17. Taubenhaus vs F Riemann  ½-½41 1885 HamburgA16 English
18. M Bier vs Gunsberg  0-142 1885 HamburgC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
19. Blackburne vs F Riemann 1-052 1885 HamburgC45 Scotch Game
20. Tarrasch vs E Schallopp 1-063 1885 HamburgC45 Scotch Game
21. Mackenzie vs J Mason 0-141 1885 HamburgD05 Queen's Pawn Game
22. J Noa vs Taubenhaus  0-133 1885 HamburgC77 Ruy Lopez
23. Von Gottschall vs Bird 1-060 1885 HamburgA00 Uncommon Opening
24. Englisch vs A Schottlaender 1-040 1885 HamburgD53 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Max Weiss vs J N Berger  ½-½31 1885 HamburgC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
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