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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
San Remo Tournament

Alexander Alekhine14/15(+13 -0 =2)[view games]
Aron Nimzowitsch10.5/15(+8 -2 =5)[view games]
Akiba Rubinstein10/15(+9 -4 =2)[view games]
Efim Bogoljubov9.5/15(+8 -4 =3)[view games]
Frederick Dewhirst Yates9/15(+7 -4 =4)[view games]
Carl Ahues8.5/15(+6 -4 =5)[view games]
Rudolf Spielmann8/15(+5 -4 =6)[view games]
Milan Vidmar8/15(+4 -3 =8)[view games]
Geza Maroczy7.5/15(+3 -3 =9)[view games]
Savielly Tartakower7.5/15(+5 -5 =5)[view games]
Edgar Colle6.5/15(+5 -7 =3)[view games]
Hans Kmoch6.5/15(+5 -7 =3)[view games]
Jose Joaquin Araiza Munoz4.5/15(+1 -7 =7)[view games]
Mario Monticelli4/15(+2 -9 =4)[view games]
Roberto Grau3.5/15(+1 -9 =5)[view games]
Massimiliano Romi2.5/15(+1 -11 =3)[view games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
San Remo (1930)

From January 16 to February 4, 1930, sixteen chess masters from Europe and the Americas, including the World Champion, gathered in San Remo, Italy (1) to play at the famous casino's first ever international tournament. (2)

The participants of the round robin were Alexander Alekhine, Aron Nimzowitsch, Efim Bogoljubov, Akiba Rubinstein, Rudolph Spielmann, Savielly Tartakower, Geza Maroczy, Milan Vidmar, Edgar Colle, Hans Kmoch, Frederick D. Yates, Karl Ahues, Roberto Grau, Mario Monticelli, Massimiliano Romi, and Jose Joaquin Araiza Munoz.

Alekhine dominated the field with a score of 14/15, scoring 3 points better than second place Nimzowitsch, and winning the grand prize of 10,000 lire.

San Remo, Italy, 16 January - 4 February 1930

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts 1 Alekhine * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 14 2 Nimzowitsch 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 3 Rubinstein 0 1 * 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 10 4 Bogoljubov 0 1 * 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 9 5 Yates 0 0 * 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 9 6 Ahues 0 0 1 * 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 8 =7 Spielmann 1 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 0 8 =7 Vidmar 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 8 =9 Maroczy 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 7 =9 Tartakower 0 0 0 1 1 * 0 0 1 1 1 7 =11 Colle 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 * 0 1 0 6 =11 Kmoch 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 * 0 1 1 6 13 Araiza Munoz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 4 14 Monticelli 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 4 15 Grau 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 3 16 Romi 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 * 2

(1) Wikipedia article: Sanremo.
(2) Wikipedia article: San Remo 1930 chess tournament.

Original Collection: Game Collection: San Remo 1930, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 120  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Ahues vs Rubinstein ½-½47 1930 San RemoC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
2. Vidmar vs Kmoch 1-035 1930 San RemoE17 Queen's Indian
3. Tartakower vs R Grau 1-035 1930 San RemoD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Spielmann vs Yates 0-158 1930 San RemoC88 Ruy Lopez
5. M Romi vs Colle  ½-½75 1930 San RemoA45 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Maroczy vs Nimzowitsch ½-½38 1930 San RemoB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
7. Bogoljubov vs J Araiza Munoz  1-043 1930 San RemoD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. Alekhine vs M Monticelli 1-034 1930 San RemoC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
9. Yates vs Alekhine 0-166 1930 San RemoC71 Ruy Lopez
10. Vidmar vs Maroczy  ½-½72 1930 San RemoD67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
11. Rubinstein vs M Romi  1-035 1930 San RemoD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. Nimzowitsch vs Spielmann  ½-½36 1930 San RemoA06 Reti Opening
13. M Monticelli vs Tartakower ½-½33 1930 San RemoD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
14. Kmoch vs J Araiza Munoz  ½-½29 1930 San RemoE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
15. R Grau vs Ahues  ½-½36 1930 San RemoA50 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Colle vs Bogoljubov 1-034 1930 San RemoD04 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Bogoljubov vs Rubinstein 1-077 1930 San RemoD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
18. Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch 1-030 1930 San RemoC17 French, Winawer, Advance
19. Tartakower vs Yates  1-056 1930 San RemoA40 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Spielmann vs Vidmar  ½-½11 1930 San RemoC50 Giuoco Piano
21. M Romi vs R Grau  ½-½64 1930 San RemoA45 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Maroczy vs Kmoch  ½-½22 1930 San RemoC48 Four Knights
23. J Araiza Munoz vs Colle  ½-½55 1930 San RemoE22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
24. Ahues vs M Monticelli  1-019 1930 San RemoC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
25. Yates vs Ahues  ½-½64 1930 San RemoC87 Ruy Lopez
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-23-12  Conrad93: Wow, he crushed the opposition.
Jul-01-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Can anyone translate 10,000 into ?
Aug-03-13  Dragi: alekhine at his peak
Oct-16-13  Cemoblanca: On average, Alekhine needed 42 moves for a win. Pretty crushy! ;)
Nov-02-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Naniwazu: <offramp> 10000 is today 11,809.79.
Mar-31-14  notyetagm: San Remo (1930)/Alexander Alekhine

<+13 =2 -0 (14/15)>

White: +8 =0 -0 (8/8)
Black: +5 =2 -0 (6/7)

WOW!!

Mar-31-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gregor Samsa Mendel: One thing Alekhine didn't win was the Brilliancy Prize:

Bogoljubov vs M Monticelli, 1930

Nov-15-14  thegoodanarchist: This tournament standings list reads like a who's who of pre-WWII chess greats.

Except one name is particularly notable for its absence. Where was Senor Capa, I wonder?

Nov-15-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gregor Samsa Mendel: <tga>--I am no chess historian, but I believe that while he was world champion, Alekhine refused to appear in any tournament to which Capablanca had been invited, forcing organizers to choose between them. Perhaps one of the site historians more familiar with the subject will comment further.
Nov-16-14  thegoodanarchist: <GSM> I found a note in Capa's bio that says he took time off from chess for a couple of years, starting around 1930.
Nov-16-14  thegoodanarchist: <offramp: Can anyone translate 10,000 into ?>

Yes, anyone can, if they know how to google.

Nov-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <GSM> Capablanca did not play any serious chess from late 1931 until the Hastings event, which began at Christmas 1934.
Jan-23-15  Poulsen: According to Chessmetrics this was Alekhines best performance - however Bled 1931 played roughly 1 years later - came very close.

It should perhaps be noted, that at San Remo Alekhine was clearly the 'young' man at the top. He was 37 years old, the rest of the pack was +40 - Maroczy almost 60. All younger than Alekhine finished at the bottom.

At Bled 1931 this was changed.

Jan-23-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Two terrific performances from Alekhine by any standard, clearly outshining his clean score at the 1930 Olympiad, where he mostly sat against stronger sides.
Jan-24-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <thegoodanarchist: <offramp: Can anyone translate 10,000 into ?> Yes, anyone can, if they know how to google.>

What is the answer, then? The following answer does not seem right:

<Naniwazu: <offramp> 10000 is today 11,809.79.>

Jan-24-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <offramp: <thegoodanarchist: <offramp: Can anyone translate 10,000 into ?> Yes, anyone can, if they know how to google.> What is the answer, then? The following answer does not seem right:

<Naniwazu: <offramp> 10000 is today 11,809.79.>>

To answer my own question, the MeasuringWorth site eventually gives a figure of $6550.

Jan-25-15  Poulsen: Hmm, in 1930 10.000 italian lira would have been roughly 523 $ - and the commodity value of 523 $ in 1930 equals roughly af commodity value of 7.300 $ as of 2013.

So Alekhines prize money in San Remo would have been a major income for him at that year.

Mar-13-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: A brilliancy prize, donated by I.S. Turnover of Washington, D.C., was divided between Monticelli and Ahues for the games both won from Bogoljubow - <American Chess Bulletin>, February 1930, pg. 23.
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