Vienna, Austria, 13 November - 2 December 1922
In the last two rounds, Spielmann was ill and did not play those games, thus forfeiting them. They are:
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˝
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.
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|Mar-26-13|| ||wordfunph: Vienna 1922 by GM Larry Evans..
|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|| ||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|| ||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|| ||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)
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.
|May-15-18|| ||zanzibar: Afaik Evans published the source book most people use:|
<This was the first book ever written by American grandmaster Larry Evans. The
then 16-year-old master self-published it in 1948 with English descriptive notation,
no diagrams, with a plastic ring binding, mimeographed. In early 2010, when
we contacted Larry, he was persuaded to revise and update it, making use of
modern figurine algebraic notation, and many diagrams, not to mention annotations
that have made him one of the most popular chess writers of our era>
I'd like to see what sources were used upstream of Evans....
|May-15-18|| ||zanzibar: <Chessical> touched on this - what rating would we give <CG>'s treatment of this important tournament?|
I can't say I know <archives> work at all, as he/she's been absent from the bistro during my tenure.
And as far as sourcing this tournament in <CG>'s treatment above - I'd say rookhouse's <Manchester (1890)> was 10x better.
(I admit to a certain degree of provocation/avocation)
|May-15-18|| ||zanzibar: Donald's foreword is worth quoting in large:
<Vienna 1922 is remembered as one of the first great tournaments after World War
I. All the stars of the day (Alekhine, Bogoljubow, Grünfeld, Maróczy, Réti,
Spielmann, Tarrasch and Tartakover) played except Capablanca and Lasker, but
it was Akiba Rubinstein who was to turn in an outstanding success scoring an
undefeated 11˝ from 14 to finish a point and half ahead of second place Tartakover
and two and a half (!) points ahead of Alekhine. This was the same Alekhine who
had been dominating the tournament arena of the early 1920s having taken first
place at The Hague, Budapest and Triberg the year before and Hastings a few
Hindsight allows us to know that Vienna 1922 was an aberration, that the future
would belong to Alexander Alekhine, but for fans of the great Rubinstein this was
one last chance to dream that he might yet battle for the world championship title.
Certainly his victories over Alekhine (the last of his career), Bogoljubow (which
won the first brilliancy prize) and Spielmann compare with the best games he
ever played. Every tournament winner needs a little luck and Rubinstein used his
to save a difficult and theoretically important ending against his compatriot
Tartakover in what proved to be the crucial game in the battle for first place.
Vienna 1922 will also be remembered as the greatest result in the career of the
Austrian master Heinrich Wolf who finished an outstanding third with 10 points,
beating both Alekhine and Bogoljubow. The journeyman master Wolf, who was
to perish at the hands of the Nazis in 1943, played in many other international events
in his career but with nothing resembling the success he enjoyed at Vienna 1922.
The influence of the Hypermoderns was felt in this event. While the participants
opened overwhelmingly with 1.e4 and 1.d4, the Nimzo-Indian, Grünfeld (featuring
a win by the creator of this opening with his favorite weapon against Alekhine)
and Alekhine all saw action. Curiously, while four games opened 1.e4 Nf6, none
featured Alekhine either as Black or White.>
Still wondering about sources Evans used - the one game in the NIC PDF excerpt seems to not cite any...
|May-15-18|| ||Count Wedgemore: <Vienna 1922 is remembered as one of the first great tournaments after World War I.>|
It really wasn't. There had already been some fine post WW1 tournaments taking place: Amsterdam (1920) starring Reti, Maroczy, Tartakower and a young Max Euwe. And Gothenburg (1920) again with all these players (except Euwe), but also including Rubinstein, Bogoljubow, Tarrasch, Mieses, Spielmann and Nimzowitsch. And then there was Berlin (1920), Budapest (1921) (won by Alekhine), The Hague (1921), and some months before this Vienna tournament there was the great London (1922), perhaps one of the greatest tournaments ever, with lots of memorable games and players, including Capablanca, who didn't take part in this somewhat overhyped Vienna tournament.
|May-15-18|| ||zanzibar: <CW> appreciate the dissenting, but informative, post.|
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