This was the 6th Nordic Chess Congress. (1) Several foreign masters, including Alekhine, Cohn, Marco and Spielmann were invited in order to give the Swedish players some strong practice. Alekhine, still just 19, dominated the proceedings despite being upset in the third round by Sweden's Joel Fridlizius. It was Alekhine's first victory in an international tournament. (2)
Stockholm, Sweden, 25 June - 7 July 1912 (3)
The available score for the following game is obviously incomplete and was not submitted to the database: <Marco - Englund> (5): 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nd7 4.Bc4 c6 5.Ng5 Nh6 6.0-0 Nb6 7.Bb3 Be7 8.Nf3 Qc7 9.h3 Ng8 10.c3 Nf6 11.Nbd2 (1-0, ? moves).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1
1 Alekhine * 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 8½
2 Cohn 0 * 1 1 ½ ½ 0 1 1 1 1 7
3 Marco 0 0 * 1 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 6½
4 Olland 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 ½ 0 1 5½
5 Spielmann 0 ½ 1 0 * 0 1 0 1 1 ½ 5
6 Langborg 0 ½ 0 0 1 * 1 1 0 0 1 4½
=7 Sjöberg 0 1 ½ 0 0 0 * 1 1 ½ 0 4
=7 Fridlizius 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 * 0 1 1 4
=7 Englund ½ 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 1 * 1 0 4
10 Giersing 0 0 0 1 0 1 ½ 0 0 * 1 3½
11 Nyholm 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 1 0 * 2½
(1) Wikipedia article: Nordic Chess Championship.
(2) Leonard Skinner and Robert Verhoeven, Alexander Alekhine's Chess Games 1902-1946, McFarland 1998, pp. 765-766.
(3) Tidskrift för Schack, 1912, p. 127. In Skinner and Verhoeven, p. 742.
Original collection: Game Collection: Stockholm 1912 (Nordic Chess Congress), by User: Phony Benoni; Introduction written and sourced by User: WCC Editing Project.
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|Jan-09-14|| ||Karpova: Some information from Georg Marco's report:
In January 1912 at Abbazia (1912), Gustav Nyholm, the representative of the Stockholm Chess Federation at the Gambit Tournament, handed an invitation to Georg Marco to the VIIth Congress of the Nordic Chess Federation in Stockholm from the brothers Gustav and Ludwig Collijn.
Georg was pondering the question whether to accept the invitation or not and finally, on June 20, he began his journey to the North after 5 years of absence from tournaments - overall, his 25th tournament journey. He was the only one travelling from Austria. In Berlin, he met Erich Cohn and Rudolf Spielmann in the cabin. They met with the other participants in Stockholm on June 23. There were Fritz Englund, Hugo W Langborg, Gustav Nyholm, the famous problemist Joel Fridlizius, V Sjöberg from Ystad, a cunning man you cannot be too careful with (<glatter als ein Aal und geriebener als zehn Armenier>), chess-wise, for sure. J Giersing of Copenhagen, who always defends Denmark's flag masterly, although his profession as an advocate (<Oberrechtsanwalt> which indicates a higher function) does not leave him much time for practice. The nice Dr. A G Olland of Utrecht, and finally Alekhine <ein Jüngling noch an Jahren, aber ein Greis an Wissen.> (~ young regarding years of his life, old regarding knowledge).
The Congress commenced on june 24 and the drawing of lots for Master, Main and Minor tournaments took place: 1) Englund 2) Nyholm 3) Giersing 4) Sjöberg 5) Marco 6) Fridlizius 7) Cohn 8) Langborg 9) Alekhine 10) Olland 11) Spielmann. Marco had actually drawn the 12 and Freymann (St.Petersburg) the 5, but as Freymann didn't appear, Marco got the 5 - now, Marco had Black against Alekhine, Cohn and Spielmann, while else he would have had White.
Elected to the arbitration panel were Ludvig Collijn, Georg Marco, Dr. Olland, J Giersing, Jarl Uggla, J A Brekke and Joel Fridlizius.
The play commenced on Tuesday, June 26 (a typo in the original <26. Juli>), 11 am. 5 Continental and 6 Nordic masters participated in the Master Tournament. 16 amateurs participated in the Main Tournament, and there were 2 Minor Tournaments with 12 participants each.
Prizes in the Master Tournament (in swedish Crowns):
1. Alekhine 700
2. E Cohn 500
3. G Marco 400
4. A G Olland 300
5. R Spielmann 250
6. H W Langberg 200
Joel Fridlizius received the Brilliancy prize (100 K) for his win over Alekhine by Mr. R Sahlberg. Furthermore, 20 K were awarded for every won game, i. e. 960 K for 48 wins (55 games overall).
The Main Tournament (15 rounds):
1. A Larsson 10.5
2-3. T Relfson 10.0
2-3. H Ljunggren 10.0
4. A C M Pritzel 9.5
5-6. O Löwenborg 9.0
5-6. T Aalheim 9.0
7. H C Christoffersen 8.5
8-9. E Jacobsen 8.0
8-9. H Wickström 8.0
10. J A Brekke (Christiana) 7.5
11. A Olson (Stockholm) 6.5
12. G Dahl (Stockholm) 6.0
13. J Uggla (Helsingfors) 5.0
14-15. E A Björklund (Helsingfors) 4.5
14-15. L Hald (Copenhagen) 4.5
16. J A Ros (Boden) 3.5
For the 82 won games, 820 K playing fees were paid.
Prizes (in <K>): A Larsson (Göteborg) 150 (he was awarded the <Ehrenpreis> of the King of Sweden and the <1. Kreis>), T Relfson (Jönköping) and H Ljunggren (Göteborg) shared 150 + 100, A C M Pritzel (Copenhagen) 60, O Löwenborg (Stockholm) and T Aalheim (Christiana) shared 50 + 40, H C Christoffersen (Christiana) 30, E Jacobsen (Stockholm) and H Wickström (Lund) shared 25.
Source: Pages 1-9 of the January-February 1913 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Feb-07-16|| ||TheFocus: Prizes for Stockholm:
1,000, 670, 530, 400, 330 and 270 francs.
See <American Chess Bulletin>, September 1912, pg. 207.
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