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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Vienna Tournament

Akiba Rubinstein11.5/14(+9 -0 =5)[games]
Savielly Tartakower10/14(+7 -1 =6)[games]
Heinrich Wolf9.5/14(+7 -2 =5)[games]
Siegbert Tarrasch9/14(+6 -2 =6)[games]
Geza Maroczy9/14(+5 -1 =8)[games]
Alexander Alekhine9/14(+7 -3 =4)[games]
Ernst Gruenfeld8/14(+7 -5 =2)[games]
Richard Reti7.5/14(+5 -4 =5)[games]
Efim Bogoljubov6.5/14(+5 -6 =3)[games]
Vladimir Vukovic6/14(+5 -7 =2)[games]
Rudolf Spielmann6/14(+4 -6 =4)[games]
Friedrich Saemisch5.5/14(+4 -7 =3)[games]
Sandor Takacs4/14(+2 -8 =4)[games]
Imre Koenig2/14(+0 -10 =4)[games]
Hans Kmoch1.5/14(+0 -11 =3)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Vienna (1922)

Vienna, Austria, 13 November - 2 December 1922

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 Pts 1 Rubinstein * ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 1 1 ˝ 1 1 1 11˝ 2 Tartakower ˝ * 1 ˝ ˝ 0 1 ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 1 1 ˝ 10 3 Wolf 0 0 * ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 1 1 1 9˝ =4 Tarrasch ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 ˝ ˝ 1 9 =4 Maroczy ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ 0 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 1 9 =4 Alekhine 0 1 0 1 ˝ * 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 9 7 Gruenfeld ˝ 0 ˝ 0 1 1 * 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 8 8 Reti 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 1 * 0 1 ˝ 0 1 1 1 7˝ 9 Bogoljubov 0 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 1 * 1 1 1 ˝ ˝ 1 6˝ =10 Vukovic 0 0 0 1 ˝ ˝ 1 0 0 * 0 1 0 1 1 6 =10 Spielmann 0 ˝ ˝ 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 1 * ˝ 1 1 1 6 12 Saemisch ˝ 0 0 0 ˝ 0 0 1 0 0 ˝ * 1 1 1 5˝ 13 Takacs 0 0 0 ˝ 0 0 1 0 ˝ 1 0 0 * ˝ ˝ 4 14 Koenig 0 0 0 ˝ 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 0 0 ˝ * ˝ 2 15 Kmoch 0 ˝ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ˝ ˝ * 1˝

In the last two rounds, Spielmann was ill and did not play those games, thus forfeiting them. They are:

Maroczy - Spielmann, Round 14, 1-0
Spielmann - Alekhine, Round 15, 0-1

Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov, 1922 was awarded first brilliancy prize.

Original collection: Game Collection: Vienna 1922, by User: Archives.

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 103  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Maroczy vs Kmoch  1-0341922ViennaC77 Ruy Lopez
2. I Koenig vs Gruenfeld  0-1301922ViennaD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
3. V Vukovic vs Bogoljubov 0-1391922ViennaD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
4. Rubinstein vs S Takacs 1-0241922ViennaE00 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Tartakower vs Saemisch 1-0231922ViennaC25 Vienna
6. Alekhine vs Reti ½-½591922ViennaC77 Ruy Lopez
7. H Wolf vs Spielmann  ½-½221922ViennaC60 Ruy Lopez
8. Bogoljubov vs I Koenig ½-½1141922ViennaC77 Ruy Lopez
9. Reti vs H Wolf  ½-½281922ViennaC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
10. Kmoch vs Alekhine 0-1201922ViennaD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. S Takacs vs Tartakower 0-1381922ViennaD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
12. Gruenfeld vs Rubinstein  ½-½311922ViennaD64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
13. Saemisch vs Maroczy  ½-½271922ViennaA46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Tarrasch vs V Vukovic 0-1401922ViennaB03 Alekhine's Defense
15. Spielmann vs Reti  ½-½221922ViennaC29 Vienna Gambit
16. I Koenig vs Tarrasch ½-½251922ViennaD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
17. H Wolf vs Kmoch 1-0211922ViennaC88 Ruy Lopez
18. Alekhine vs Saemisch 1-0201922ViennaB37 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
19. Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov 1-0301922ViennaD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. Tartakower vs Gruenfeld  1-0371922ViennaC26 Vienna
21. Maroczy vs S Takacs 1-0751922ViennaA47 Queen's Indian
22. Kmoch vs Spielmann 0-1301922ViennaA43 Old Benoni
23. Saemisch vs H Wolf  0-1271922ViennaD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. Gruenfeld vs Maroczy 1-0321922ViennaD64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
25. Tarrasch vs Rubinstein  ½-½311922ViennaC49 Four Knights
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 103  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-26-13  wordfunph: Vienna 1922 by GM Larry Evans..

http://www.amazon.com/Vienna-1922-L...

Oct-06-13  RedShield: <We played, as we often did, several training games in preparation for the important Vienna tournament, which was to take place from 13 November to 2 December. Around three o’clock in the morning, without any warning whatsoever, in the grand hall of the hotel which was deserted except for my partner and myself, Alekhine suddenly tried to commit suicide in a moment of despair by stabbing himself in the stomach, and fell unconscious at my feet. I alerted the people at the hotel; the director, doctor, ambulance and police were summoned. The situation appeared extremely serious, and Alekhine did not regain consciousness. However, thanks to the rapid and energetic intervention of those called, he came around and a few days later he had recovered. Nonetheless, this incident was significant, occurring as it did shortly before the Vienna tournament. I did my best to dissuade my old friend from participating, for I was sure that he would not do well. My efforts were in vain; he insisted on playing ...’>

Edmond Emile Lancel

<C.N. 3842> http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...

Dec-03-13  ketchuplover: WHOA!
Apr-25-14  ughaibu: It's a nice excuse for his poor performance. Unfortunately, he started the tournament well, so it's not fully convincing.
Jul-19-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: http://opac.obvsg.at/opac_help/WBR-...
Aug-16-17  andrewjsacks: It is nice to see Rubinstein here in rare pre-war form.
Aug-16-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <andy>, sure is.
Aug-16-17  andrewjsacks: <perfidious> One of the great WC matches unfortunately never played would have been Lasker-Rubinstein in 1914.
Aug-17-17  JimNorCal: Was 1914 already too late? Rubinstein failed badly in the StP tournament. He beat Lasker in '09, had a great year in '12. But 1914 is questionable.
Aug-17-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <JimNorCal> The fall of 1914 was when the match was scheduled, before Mr. Princip went and ruined everything.

Was it too late? I think Rubinstein would have been an underdog against Lasker at any time, but I wouldn't have counted him out in 1914. St. Petersburg was his only bad pre-war result -- maybe it was an aberration? Rubinstein didn't play at all in 1913, and I'd love to know why. There was supposed to be a great tournament in New York that year he was to play in that was canceled at the last minute. See the following post by Karpova (always a good person to consult on matters concerning Rubinstein)

Akiba Rubinstein

Going into the St. Petersburg event, Lasker hadn't played a serious game since 1910, but Lasker could get away with that kind of thing.

Aug-17-17  ughaibu: <Going into the St. Petersburg event, Lasker hadn't played a serious game since 1910, but Lasker could get away with that kind of thing.>

The way the tournament went, it might be said that he had to play himself into form.

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