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New York Tournament

Jose Raul Capablanca10.5/12(+9 -0 =3)[games]
Borislav Kostic9/12(+6 -0 =6)[games]
Frank James Marshall7/12(+6 -4 =2)[games]
Oscar Chajes6/12(+5 -5 =2)[games]
David Janowski4/12(+3 -7 =2)[games]
Roy Turnbull Black3.5/12(+2 -7 =3)[games]
John Stuart Morrison2/12(+1 -9 =2)[games] Chess Event Description
New York (1918)
New York 1918 was originally planned as an 8-player double round robin tournament. Norman Tweed Whitaker began a game a day before Round 1, became ill and withdrew from the event, leaving it as a 7-player field. New York (1924) appears to be the next international tournament that the city would see in this series. (1)

Round 1 saw the most famous game of the tournament. Marshall sprung his prepared variation of what has come to be known as the Marshall Gambit, but Capablanca wove his way through the complications at the board to win the game. Kostic drew with Chajes. In Round 2, Marshall lost to Chajes, and Marshall was never able to overcome the bad 0-2 start and catch Capablanca and Kostic. Janowski lost to the eventual tail-ender, Morrison, and this was the beginning of a lackluster result for him. In Round 4, Marshall beat Janowski, but this was a bit too late to reverse his fortunes. Kostic beat Morrison, but drew five of his first six games. Despite going undefeated in the tournament, this would not be a sufficiently fast pace to catch Capablanca, who would score a blistering 10.5/12.

Capablanca XX == 11 11 11 1= 11 10.5 Kostic == XX =1 =1 =1 1= 11 9.0 Marshall 00 =0 XX 10 1= 11 11 7.0 Chajes 00 =0 01 XX 10 11 1= 6.0 Janowsky 00 =0 0= 01 XX 10 01 4.0 Black 0= 0= 00 00 01 XX =1 3.5 Morrison 00 00 00 0= 10 =0 XX 2.0

References: (1) New York (1924), (2) Original collection: Game Collection: New York 1918, by User: crawfb5.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. O Chajes vs B Kostic  ½-½521918New YorkC11 French
2. Capablanca vs Marshall 1-0361918New YorkC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
3. R T Black vs J S Morrison  ½-½731918New YorkC41 Philidor Defense
4. Marshall vs O Chajes 0-1481918New YorkA46 Queen's Pawn Game
5. R T Black vs Capablanca  ½-½441918New YorkC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
6. J S Morrison vs Janowski  1-0441918New YorkC77 Ruy Lopez
7. Capablanca vs J S Morrison  1-0321918New YorkD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. O Chajes vs R T Black  1-0381918New YorkC42 Petrov Defense
9. Janowski vs B Kostic  ½-½491918New YorkD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
10. J S Morrison vs B Kostic  0-1711918New YorkD00 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Marshall vs Janowski 1-0371918New YorkA46 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Capablanca vs O Chajes 1-0451918New YorkC11 French
13. O Chajes vs J S Morrison  1-0201918New YorkC41 Philidor Defense
14. B Kostic vs Marshall  ½-½391918New YorkD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
15. Janowski vs R T Black  1-0521918New YorkD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. J S Morrison vs Marshall 0-1841918New YorkC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
17. R T Black vs B Kostic  ½-½781918New YorkC41 Philidor Defense
18. Capablanca vs Janowski 1-0301918New YorkD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. Marshall vs R T Black  1-0361918New YorkA53 Old Indian
20. B Kostic vs Capablanca ½-½411918New YorkD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
21. Janowski vs O Chajes 1-0271918New YorkA46 Queen's Pawn Game
22. B Kostic vs O Chajes  1-0281918New YorkC78 Ruy Lopez
23. J S Morrison vs R T Black  0-1461918New YorkC42 Petrov Defense
24. Marshall vs Capablanca 0-1391918New YorkD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
25. Capablanca vs R T Black 1-0411918New YorkC42 Petrov Defense
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  MissScarlett: The <American Chess Bulletin>, February 1919, reported that for this event, Chajes won the first brilliancy prize for O Chajes vs Janowski, 1918, and Capablanca the second for Capablanca vs Janowski, 1918.
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