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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Kecskemet Tournament

Alexander Alekhine12/16(+8 -0 =8)[games]
Lajos Steiner11.5/16(+8 -1 =7)[games]
Aron Nimzowitsch11.5/16(+8 -1 =7)[games]
Savielly Tartakower9.5/16(+5 -2 =9)[games]
Lajos Asztalos9.5/16(+5 -2 =9)[games]
Hans Kmoch8.5/16(+3 -2 =11)[games]
Ernst Gruenfeld8.5/16(+3 -2 =11)[games]
Arpad Vajda8.5/16(+4 -3 =9)[games]
Carl Ahues8.5/16(+4 -3 =9)[games]
Sandor Takacs8/16(+4 -4 =8)[games]
Fred Dewhirst Yates8/16(+6 -6 =4)[games]
Karl Gilg8/16(+2 -2 =12)[games]
Karl Berndtsson Kullberg7/16(+4 -6 =6)[games]
Edgar Colle6/16(+4 -8 =4)[games]
Vladimir Vukovic6/16(+5 -9 =2)[games]
Alfred Brinckmann6/16(+4 -8 =4)[games]
Jeno Szekely2.5/9(+2 -6 =1)[games]
Hans Mueller2.5/9(+1 -5 =3)[games]
David Przepiorka2.5/9(+1 -5 =3)[games]
Balazs Sarkozy1.5/9(+0 -6 =3)[games]

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Kecskemet (1927)

Twenty experts, divided into two sections of ten, participated in the International Masters Tournament held in Kecskemet, Hungary from June 26 to July 12, 1927. Alexander Alekhine won the preliminary tournament A and Lajos Steiner won the preliminary tournament B. The four leaders in each section then engaged in an additional finals tournament (section A). The next four finishers in each preliminary section contested in a similar finals tournament (section B).

The participants in Group A in order of finish were: Alexander Alekhine, Lajos Asztalos, Hans Kmoch, Karl Gilg, Sandor Takacs, Savielly Tartakower, Alfred Brinckmann, Fred Dewhirst Yates, Hans Mueller, and Balazs Sarkozy.

Preliminaries - Group A

1 Alekhine X 1 = = 1 1 1 1 1 1 8 2 Asztalos 0 X = = 1 = 1 1 = 1 6 3 Kmoch = = X = = = 1 1 = 1 6 4 Gilg = = = X = = 1 = 1 = 5.5 5 Takacs 0 0 = = X = = 1 1 = 4.5 6 Tartakover 0 = = = = X 0 = 1 1 4.5 7 Brinckmann 0 0 0 0 = 1 X 1 0 1 3.5 8 Yates 0 0 0 = 0 = 0 X 1 1 3 9 Mueller 0 = = 0 0 0 1 0 X = 2.5 10 Sarkozy 0 0 0 = = 0 0 0 = X 1.5

The participants in Group B in order of finish were: Lajos Steiner, Aron Nimzowitsch, Carl Ahues, Arpad Vajda, Edgar Colle, Ernst Gruenfeld, Vladimir Vukovic, Karl Berndtsson Kullberg, David Przepiorka, and Jeno Szekely.

Preliminaries - Group B

1 Steiner X = = 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8 2 Nimzowitsch = X = = = 1 1 = 1 1 6.5 3 Ahues = = X 0 1 = 0 = 1 1 5 4 Vajda 0 = 1 X 1 = 1 = = 0 5 5 Colle 0 = 0 0 X = 1 1 1 1 5 6 Gruenfeld 0 0 = = = X = 1 = 1 4.5 7 Vukovic 0 0 1 0 0 = X 1 0 1 3.5 8 Kullberg 0 = = = 0 0 0 X = = 2.5 9 Przepiorka 0 0 0 = 0 = 1 = X 0 2.5 10 Szekely 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 = 1 X 2.5

Finals - Group A (Finals + Prelim = Total Score)

1 Alekhine X = = = 1 = = = 4 = 12 2 Nimzowitsch = X 0 = 1 1 1 1 5 = 11.5 3 Steiner = 1 X 0 = = = = 3.5 = 11.5 4 Asztalos = = 1 X = = 0 = 3.5 = 9.5 5 Kmoch 0 0 = = X = = = 2.5 = 8.5 6 Vajda = 0 = = = X = 1 3.5 = 8.5 7 Ahues = 0 = 1 = = X = 3.5 = 8.5 8 Gilg = 0 = = = 0 = X 2.5 = 8

Finals - Group B (Finals + Prelim = Total Score)

1 Tartakover X = = 1 1 1 = = 5 = 9.5 2 Gruenfeld = X = = = 1 = = 4 = 8.5 3 Takacs = = X 0 0 1 1 = 3.5 = 8 4 Yates 0 = 1 X 1 = 1 1 5 = 8 5 Kullberg 0 = 1 0 X 1 1 1 4.5 = 7 6 Vukovic 0 0 0 = 0 X 1 1 2.5 = 6 7 Colle = = 0 0 0 0 X 0 1 = 6 8 Brinckmann = = = 0 0 0 1 X 2.5 = 6

Based on an original collection by User: TheFocus.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 42  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Nimzowitsch vs J Szekely 1-0291927KecskemetC02 French, Advance
2. A Vajda vs Ahues  1-0441927KecskemetC77 Ruy Lopez
3. L Steiner vs K Kullberg 1-0741927KecskemetB01 Scandinavian
4. Colle vs J Szekely 1-0641927KecskemetA46 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Tartakower vs H Mueller 1-0221927KecskemetC00 French Defense
6. J Szekely vs Przepiorka  1-0281927KecskemetD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. L Steiner vs Colle  1-0471927KecskemetC01 French, Exchange
8. Gruenfeld vs K Kullberg  1-0371927KecskemetE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
9. A Vajda vs V Vukovic  1-0751927KecskemetD02 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Yates vs B Sarkozy  1-0451927KecskemetB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
11. Alekhine vs Tartakower 1-0261927KecskemetB15 Caro-Kann
12. L Steiner vs A Vajda  1-0521927KecskemetC50 Giuoco Piano
13. Ahues vs J Szekely  1-0671927KecskemetD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Gilg vs H Mueller 1-0381927KecskemetE12 Queen's Indian
15. A Brinckmann vs Yates  1-0871927KecskemetC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
16. Colle vs Przepiorka  1-0421927KecskemetD69 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 13.de
17. Nimzowitsch vs V Vukovic  1-0641927KecskemetB02 Alekhine's Defense
18. A Vajda vs Colle  1-0691927KecskemetB02 Alekhine's Defense
19. L Asztalos vs A Brinckmann  1-0271927KecskemetC70 Ruy Lopez
20. V Vukovic vs J Szekely  1-0501927KecskemetE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
21. Tartakower vs B Sarkozy  1-0431927KecskemetB02 Alekhine's Defense
22. Alekhine vs A Brinckmann 1-0341927KecskemetC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
23. Przepiorka vs V Vukovic 1-0331927KecskemetD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. V Vukovic vs Ahues  1-0221927KecskemetE12 Queen's Indian
25. L Steiner vs Przepiorka 1-0501927KecskemetB15 Caro-Kann
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 42  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-01-13  Kinan: Strange system used here.
Jun-23-18  ughaibu: That's for sure. Nimzowitsch won the final but not the tournament.
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