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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Monte Carlo Tournament

Carl Schlechter12/17(+9 -2 =6)[view games]
Mikhail Chigorin11/17(+8 -3 =6)[view games]
Semion Alapin11/17(+6 -1 =10)[view games]
David Janowski10.5/14(+9 -2 =3)[view games]
Theodor von Scheve8/11(+7 -2 =2)[view games]
Isidor Gunsberg8/16(+5 -5 =6)[view games]
Jacques Mieses7.5/14(+6 -5 =3)[view games]
Joseph Henry Blackburne7/14(+6 -6 =2)[view games]
Georg Marco6.5/15(+3 -5 =7)[view games]
Frank James Marshall5.5/16(+2 -7 =7)[view games]
Arturo Reggio4.5/13(+4 -8 =1)[view games]
James Mason4/13(+2 -7 =4)[view games]
Simon Winawer3.5/12(+2 -7 =3)[view games]
M Didier0/9(+0 -9 =0)[view games]

Chessgames.com Historical Chess Event
Monte Carlo (1901)
In order to stimulate tourism to the seaside resort of Monte Carlo (1) during the winter season, Prince Dadian of Mingrelia and Arnous de Rivière organized the first in a series (the Monte Carlo (1902) event was repeated in similar style to this inaugural event) of master chess tournaments to be held from February 1st to March 1st in 1901 (2). Fourteen chess masters were invited to participate, but play was delayed until the 4th of February to observe the funeral of Queen Victoria I of England. The scoring format for this tournament gave ¼ of a point to each player for a draw played. The two players were then required to replay the game with colors reversed, where a win was worth ½ a point, a draw worth another ¼ point, and a loss worth 0. David Janowski won the tournament and the grand prize of 5000 Francs, while the second through sixth place finishers enjoyed their share of a 7300 Franc prize pool. The remaining players received minor compensation for their participation. Several games, although their scores and partial move orders still exist, have been omitted from this collection due to being incomplete.

The crosstable and final standings (see tournament format above for scoring):

1st Janowski * 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 ½ ¾ 1 0 1 1 10¼/13 2nd Schlechter 0 * 0 ¾ ½ 1 1 ¾ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 9½/13 =3rd von Scheve 0 1 * 0 ½ 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 9 /13 =3rd Chigorin 0 ¼ 1 * ½ 0 1 1 ¾ ½ 1 1 1 1 9 /13 5th Alapin 1 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ¾ ½ 0 1 1 ½ ¾ 1 8½/13 6th Mieses 0 0 0 1 ½ * 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 0 1 7 /13 =7th Blackburne 0 0 0 0 ¼ 1 * 0 1 1 ¼ 1 1 1 6½/13 =7th Gunsberg 0 ¼ 1 0 ½ ½ 1 * 0 ¾ 0 ½ 1 1 6½/13 9th Marco ½ 0 0 ¼ 1 0 0 1 * ¼ 1 ½ ½ 1 6 /13 10th Marshall ¼ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 ¼ ¾ * 1 1 ¼ 1 5½/13 11th Reggio 0 0 0 0 0 0 ¾ 1 0 0 * 1 1 1 4¾/13 12th Mason 1 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 * 1 ¾ 4¼/13 13th Winawer 0 0 ½ 0 ¼ 1 0 0 ½ ¾ 0 0 * 1 4 /13 14th Didier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ¼ 0 * ¼/13

*Note: In the crosstable, <¾> indicates that a player won the replay after a drawn game, <¼> that he lost the replay, <½> that the replay was also drawn.

References: (1) http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mont... , (2) http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mont... , (3) http://www.montecarlocasinos.com/

Original collection: Game Collection: Monte Carlo 1901, by User: suenteus po 147

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 99  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Janowski vs Winawer 1-025 1901 Monte CarloC66 Ruy Lopez
2. Marshall vs Chigorin ½-½60 1901 Monte CarloC15 French, Winawer
3. G Marco vs Mieses 0-130 1901 Monte CarloB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
4. Schlechter vs Von Scheve  0-168 1901 Monte CarloD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. Didier vs Alapin 0-131 1901 Monte CarloC11 French
6. J Mason vs Blackburne 0-140 1901 Monte CarloB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
7. Reggio vs Gunsberg  1-059 1901 Monte CarloC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
8. Blackburne vs Gunsberg 0-135 1901 Monte CarloC46 Three Knights
9. Mieses vs Alapin  ½-½38 1901 Monte CarloC01 French, Exchange
10. J Mason vs Janowski 1-048 1901 Monte CarloC50 Giuoco Piano
11. Von Scheve vs Chigorin  0-145 1901 Monte CarloD02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Schlechter vs Didier  1-037 1901 Monte CarloC77 Ruy Lopez
13. G Marco vs Reggio  1-035 1901 Monte CarloC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
14. Chigorin vs Marshall ½-½54 1901 Monte CarloC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
15. Marshall vs Gunsberg  ½-½62 1901 Monte CarloD00 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Blackburne vs Mieses 1-031 1901 Monte CarloA10 English
17. Reggio vs Winawer  1-036 1901 Monte CarloC67 Ruy Lopez
18. J Mason vs Von Scheve  0-164 1901 Monte CarloC50 Giuoco Piano
19. Schlechter vs Alapin  ½-½30 1901 Monte CarloD05 Queen's Pawn Game
20. G Marco vs Chigorin  ½-½34 1901 Monte CarloC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
21. Didier vs Janowski 0-145 1901 Monte CarloB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
22. Mieses vs J Mason 1-039 1901 Monte CarloC01 French, Exchange
23. Von Scheve vs G Marco  1-045 1901 Monte CarloD00 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Alapin vs Marshall 1-060 1901 Monte CarloD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
25. Chigorin vs Schlechter  ½-½51 1901 Monte CarloC33 King's Gambit Accepted
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-08-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: From the <Mechanics Institute Newsletter>: Two discoveries from Monte Carlo 1901 and 1902

NM John Blackstone Las Vegas, a member of the 1968 US team that competed in the Student Olympiad at Ybbs, Austria, has uncovered two previously-forgotten games from the great Monte Carlo tournaments of 1901 and 1902.

Ruy Lopez C77
M. Didier,M – T. Von Scheve
Monte Carlo (7), 1901

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.d3 Bc5 6.Nc3 d6 7.Bg5 Bb4 8.0-0 Bxc3 9.bxc3 h6 10.Bh4 0-0 11.Qd2 Be6 12.Rae1 Kh7 13.Bb3 Qe7 14.d4 Bxb3 15.axb3 Rae8 16.h3 Rg8 17.g4 g5 18.Bg3 Rg6 19.d5 Nb8 20.Kg2 Reg8 21.Rh1 Kg7 22.h4 Kf8 23.h5 R6g7 24.Nh2 Rh8 25.f3 Qd8 26.Nf1 Ng8 27.Ne3 f6 28.c4 Rd7 29.b4 c5 30.bxc5 dxc5 31.Rb1 Ne7 32.c3 Nc8 33.Bf2 b6 34.Qa2 Nd6 35.Rb2 Ra7 36.Rhb1 Nd7 37.Qa4 Qc7 38.Qc6 Rh7 39.Nf5 Nxf5 40.gxf5 Rf7 41.Rxb6 Nxb6 42.Bxc5+ Kg7 43.Rxb6 a5 44.Qb5 Ra8 45.Ba3 Qc8 46.c5 Kh8 47.Kg3 g4 48.fxg4 Qg8 49.c6 Qg5 50.Qe2 Rg8 51.Rb7 Rxb7 52.cxb7 Rb8 53.Qf3 Rxb7 54.d6 a4 55.Qd3 Rg7 56.Qe2 Rg8 57.Kh3 Kh7 58.Bc5 Qc1 59.Qd3 Qh1+ 60.Kg3 Qxh5 61.Qd1 Qg5 62.d7 Qf4+ 63.Kh3 h5 64.d8Q Qxg4+ 65.Qxg4 hxg4+ 66.Kg3 Rxd8 67.Kxg4 Rd3 0-1

[New York SUN 1901, April p.08]

Queen’s Gambit Declined D53
A. Reggio – R. Teichmann
Monte Carlo (19) 1902

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.e3 b6 6.cxd5 exd5 7.Bd3 Bb7 8.Nf3 Ne4 9.Bf4 0-0 10.0-0 c5 11.Rc1 Nd7 12.Bb1 Rc8 13.Nd2 Nxc3 14.Rxc3 Bf6 15.Nf3 Re8 16.Qd3 g6 17.Rfc1 c4 18.Qf1 b5 19.a3 a5 20.R3c2 b4 21.g4 Qb6 22.h4 Bc6 23.h5 Ba4 24.hxg6 fxg6 25.Qh3 Bxc2 26.Bxc2 b3 27.Bb1 Qe6 28.Re1 c3 29.bxc3 Rxc3 30.Qg2 b2 31.g5 Bg7 32.e4 dxe4 33.Ne5 Nxe5 34.dxe5 e3 35.Bxe3 Qxe5 36.Ba2+ Kh8 37.Qf1 Qf5 38.Qg2 Rc1 39.Rxc1 bxc1Q+ 40.Bxc1 Re1+ 0-1

[NY Sun 1902.06.29 p.05 Su]

I will leave it to the authors of those Collections to submit the games.

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