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Karlsbad Tournament

Richard Teichmann18/25(+13 -2 =10)[view games]
Akiba Rubinstein17/25(+12 -3 =10)[view games]
Carl Schlechter17/25(+13 -4 =8)[view games]
Georg Rotlewi16/25(+15 -8 =2)[view games]
Frank James Marshall15.5/25(+10 -4 =11)[view games]
Aron Nimzowitsch15.5/25(+11 -5 =9)[view games]
Milan Vidmar15/25(+10 -5 =10)[view games]
Paul Saladin Leonhardt13.5/25(+10 -8 =7)[view games]
Savielly Tartakower13.5/25(+9 -7 =9)[view games]
Oldrich Duras13.5/25(+10 -8 =7)[view games]
Alexander Alekhine13.5/25(+11 -9 =5)[view games]
Rudolf Spielmann13/25(+8 -7 =10)[view games]
Julius Perlis12/25(+7 -8 =10)[view games]
Erich Cohn11.5/25(+8 -10 =7)[view games]
Grigory Levenfish11.5/25(+8 -10 =7)[view games]
Hugo Suechting11.5/25(+7 -9 =9)[view games]
Amos Burn11/25(+8 -11 =6)[view games]
Georg Salwe11/25(+6 -9 =10)[view games]
Paul F Johner10.5/25(+8 -12 =5)[view games]
Abram Isaakovich Rabinovich10.5/25(+5 -9 =11)[view games]
Borislav Kostic10.5/25(+5 -9 =11)[view games]
Fyodor Ivanovich Dus Chotimirsky10/25(+9 -14 =2)[view games]
Semion Alapin8.5/25(+4 -12 =9)[view games]
Oscar Chajes8.5/25(+7 -15 =3)[view games]
Hans Fahrni8.5/25(+7 -15 =3)[view games]
Charles Jaffe8.5/25(+8 -16 =1)[view games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Karlsbad (1911)

The second (1) international chess master tournament (Karlsbad (1907) preceeded it and Karlsbad (1923) was the 3rd in this series) held in the health resort of Karlsbad (located in present day Czech Republic) was conducted from August 20th to September 24th, 1911. The opening ceremony was held in the Kurhaus. Twenty-six chess masters were invited to particpate in the enormous round robin tournament. Among the players were established masters such as Akiba Rubinstein, Carl Schlechter, and Frank James Marshall, as well as younger stars such as Alexander Alekhine, Aron Nimzowitsch, and George Rotlewi. As the tournament went on and the grueling schedule of games took its toll on the players, the expected names emerged as leaders with one noticeable addition: Richard Teichmann! From Teichmann's return to international play in 1902 (after having lost the use of his right eye to an infection) to 1910 he had drawn many games due to poor health, which earned him so many 5th place prizes that he was known as "Richard the Fifth." In 1911, however, Teichmann received a small inheritance from his mother that provided him more leisure time to focus during ongoing tournaments without having to work at the same time. This tournament proved to be Teichmann's greatest international achievement. He earned clear first against the massive field, including victories against shared seconds Rubinstein and Schlechter and fourth place Rotlewi.

The final standings and crosstable:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts 1 Teichmann * 1 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 0 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 18 =2 Rubinstein 0 * ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 17 =2 Schlechter 0 ½ * 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 17 4 Rotlewi 0 ½ 1 * 1 1 0 0 1 ½ 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 16 =5 Marshall ½ 1 ½ 0 * ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 0 1 ½ 1 0 1 1 1 15½ =5 Nimzowitsch 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 15½ 7 Vidmar ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ * 0 ½ 1 0 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 0 0 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 15 =8 Leonhardt ½ 0 0 1 ½ 1 1 * ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 13½ =8 Tartakower 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ * 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 13½ =8 Duras 1 0 1 ½ 0 1 0 1 0 * 0 0 ½ 1 0 0 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 13½ =8 Alekhine 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ 1 0 1 1 * 0 0 1 ½ 1 0 ½ 0 0 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 13½ 12 Spielmann 0 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 1 * 0 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 0 0 1 0 13 13 Perlis ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 * ½ 1 ½ 1 1 0 1 ½ 0 0 0 0 1 12 =14 Cohn ½ 0 0 1 ½ 0 1 1 ½ 0 0 0 ½ * ½ ½ 1 0 1 1 0 0 ½ 1 1 0 11½ =14 Levenfish ½ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 0 ½ * 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 0 1 0 11½ =14 Süchting 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 * 1 1 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 11½ =17 Burn 1 0 0 1 ½ ½ 0 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 0 0 0 * 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 0 0 11 =17 Salwe ½ 0 1 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 0 1 * 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 11 =19 Johner ½ 0 ½ 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 * ½ 1 0 1 1 0 0 10½ =19 Rabinovich ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ 0 1 1 10½ =19 Kostic 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 0 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 1 0 1 10½ 22 Dus Chotimirsky 0 ½ 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 ½ * 1 0 0 1 10 =23 Alapin ½ 0 ½ 1 1 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 * ½ ½ 0 8½ =23 Chajes 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 1 ½ * 0 1 8½ =23 Fahrni 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 ½ 1 * 0 8½ =23 Jaffe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 ½ 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 * 8½

(1) Wikipedia article: Carlsbad 1911 chess tournament.

Original collection:Game Collection: Karlsbad 1911, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 325  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Alekhine vs Vidmar 1-038 1911 KarlsbadC49 Four Knights
2. Spielmann vs Alapin 0-153 1911 KarlsbadC14 French, Classical
3. Rotlewi vs Rubinstein ½-½43 1911 KarlsbadD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. A Rabinovich vs E Cohn  0-150 1911 KarlsbadC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
5. J Perlis vs Burn  1-035 1911 KarlsbadC25 Vienna
6. Levenfish vs Salwe  ½-½52 1911 KarlsbadC88 Ruy Lopez
7. B Kostic vs Marshall  ½-½31 1911 KarlsbadD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
8. P F Johner vs Teichmann  ½-½48 1911 KarlsbadD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
9. C Jaffe vs H Suechting 0-148 1911 KarlsbadD02 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Fahrni vs Nimzowitsch 0-143 1911 KarlsbadB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
11. Dus Chotimirsky vs Tartakower 1-046 1911 KarlsbadD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
12. Duras vs Leonhardt  1-070 1911 KarlsbadC77 Ruy Lopez
13. O Chajes vs Schlechter  0-162 1911 KarlsbadD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. Schlechter vs J Perlis 1-045 1911 KarlsbadD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. H Suechting vs O Chajes 1-041 1911 KarlsbadB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
16. Tartakower vs B Kostic 1-063 1911 KarlsbadA00 Uncommon Opening
17. Teichmann vs Leonhardt  ½-½64 1911 KarlsbadC88 Ruy Lopez
18. Vidmar vs Fahrni  1-043 1911 KarlsbadD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
19. Salwe vs C Jaffe  ½-½47 1911 KarlsbadD04 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Rubinstein vs Duras 1-052 1911 KarlsbadA22 English
21. Nimzowitsch vs A Rabinovich 1-046 1911 KarlsbadC47 Four Knights
22. Marshall vs Alekhine ½-½45 1911 KarlsbadA40 Queen's Pawn Game
23. P F Johner vs Spielmann 0-128 1911 KarlsbadA84 Dutch
24. E Cohn vs Rotlewi  1-053 1911 KarlsbadC88 Ruy Lopez
25. Burn vs Dus Chotimirsky  1-043 1911 KarlsbadC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 325  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-02-13  IlluminatoSavio: I'm the first ?
Jan-03-13  JimNorCal: The years 1907,1911 and 1923 are listed but how about 1929? Were there not four Karlsbad tournaments?
Jan-03-13
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  WannaBe: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlsb...
Jan-03-13
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  Sneaky: Karlsbad (1929)
Jan-03-13  JimNorCal: I see that Karlsbad 1929 is described as the fifth tournament in that city. Which was the fourth?
Jan-03-13
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  WannaBe: <JimNorCal> Where did you read that?
Jan-03-13
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  Marmot PFL: Young Alekhine (19) still had a long way to go.
Jan-03-13
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  Phony Benoni: <WannaBe> It was in the introduction for Karlsbad (1929), until I just changed it.

Introductions for the historical tournament pages were copied automatically from the original collections, and generally have not been revised.

Oct-16-13  Cemoblanca: What a performance by Teichmann. Wow!
Oct-16-13
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  perfidious: <Cemoblanca>: No 'Richard the Fifth' was he, this time round.
Nov-27-13
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  offramp: Does any tournament games collection have more games than this?

I mean in an all-play-all, not a huge swiss.

Nov-27-13
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  keypusher: <offramp>

Vienna (1898)

I think Ostend 1906 would be bigger if anyone ever succeeded in assembling all the games.

Nov-27-13
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  offramp: <keypusher: <offramp> Vienna (1898)>

Vienna 1898 certainly is one big tournament!

Feb-04-14  Karpova: More information on the tournament from the <announcement> in April:

The tournament should begin on August 20, 1911, and have the same regulations as Karlsbad (1907) according to Victor Tietz (Karlsbad, April 1911).

Prizes (in <Kronen>): 1st 3000, 2nd 2000, 3rd 1400, 4th 1000, 5th 800, 6th 600, 7th 500, 8th 400 and 9th 300.

Some regulations:

Registration until June 30, 1911. Admission to the tournament will be told to the registered player until July 15.

Single-round robin, unless 14 participants or less - then double-round robin.

If 1st place is shared by two players, then play-off to 2 games. In case of more than 2 players sharing 1st place, they have to play each other twice. For other places play-off may not take place if both contestants don't want to.

Play takes place 5 times a week, from 9 to 1 and 3 to 7 (probably 0900 to 1300 and 1500 to 1900). Only one game per day, adjourned games are resumed on a free day.

Time control: 2 hours for the 1st 30 moves, then 1 hour for every 15 moves. If both opponents don't appear to the game, it is counted as lost for both.

Draws before move 45 only with approval of the tournament director possible.

Sunday, August 20: Welcoming
Monday, August 21: Begin of the tournament at 0900.

Source: Pages 108-110 of the April 1911 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

Mar-10-14
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  offramp: This tournament became the focus of a moot owing to Dr John Nunn's use of it to compare the strengths of players across eras. An example of the kind of discussions raised at the moot can be seen at http://www.chess.com/forum/view/che.... In the discussion the name of Hugo Suechting becomes a surprising cynosure. Here is a small excerpt:

Nunn: <"In order to be more specific about Karlsbad, take one player: Hugo Süchting (1874-1916). At Karlsbad he scored 11.5/13.5 or 'minus 2', as they say these days - a perfectly respectable score. Having played over all his games at Karlsbad I think that I can confidently state that his playing strength was not greater than Elo 2100 (BCF 187) - and that was on a good day and with a following wind...> LOL.

Mar-10-14
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  perfidious: One wonders what Nunn believed Suechting would have scored in the face of a headwind, rather than having it at his back.
Mar-12-14
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  offramp: The enigmatic Georg Rotlewi did very well here. he won more games than anyone else: no less than 15. And he drew only 2 games. That is less than anyone except the rear-gunner Jaffe.
Mar-15-14
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  norami: According to chessmetrics Suechting's performance rating in this tournament was 2662. If that's true, and what Nunn says is true, then today's top players are at least 600 points better than the top players a hundred years ago.
Oct-29-14
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  nimh: Süchting was merely 253 points weaker than Lasker on August 1911 list. I wonder if Nunn would claim as 'confidently' that Lasker in the early part of the 20th century was just a mediocre Fide Master player in today's terms of strength?

The use of the word 'confidently' by Nunn is rather puzzling. What could have been the basis for assigning such an arbitrary rating to the perceived level of inaccuracy he saw in Süchting's games?

Nov-10-15
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  zanzibar: If you're not sure about a cynosure:

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/1911...

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