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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
San Remo Tournament

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

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(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 2; games 1-25 of 37  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ahues vs Rubinstein ½-½471930San RemoC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
2. Maroczy vs Nimzowitsch ½-½381930San RemoB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
3. M Romi vs Colle  ½-½751930San RemoA45 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Vidmar vs Maroczy  ½-½721930San RemoD67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
5. Nimzowitsch vs Spielmann  ½-½361930San RemoA06 Reti Opening
6. M Monticelli vs Tartakower ½-½331930San RemoD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. Kmoch vs J Araiza Munoz  ½-½291930San RemoE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
8. R Grau vs Ahues  ½-½361930San RemoA50 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Spielmann vs Vidmar ½-½111930San RemoC50 Giuoco Piano
10. M Romi vs R Grau  ½-½641930San RemoA45 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Maroczy vs Kmoch  ½-½221930San RemoC48 Four Knights
12. J Araiza Munoz vs Colle  ½-½551930San RemoE22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
13. Yates vs Ahues  ½-½641930San RemoC87 Ruy Lopez
14. Nimzowitsch vs Tartakower  ½-½641930San RemoD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. M Monticelli vs M Romi  ½-½571930San RemoD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
16. Maroczy vs Spielmann  ½-½261930San RemoB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
17. J Araiza Munoz vs R Grau  ½-½301930San RemoA84 Dutch
18. Tartakower vs Vidmar  ½-½211930San RemoC01 French, Exchange
19. Yates vs Bogoljubov ½-½501930San RemoC71 Ruy Lopez
20. Vidmar vs Ahues ½-½231930San RemoD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. Spielmann vs Alekhine ½-½201930San RemoC01 French, Exchange
22. M Monticelli vs J Araiza Munoz  ½-½351930San RemoA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Maroczy vs Tartakower  ½-½491930San RemoC01 French, Exchange
24. Tartakower vs Spielmann  ½-½311930San RemoA40 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Vidmar vs Bogoljubov  ½-½381930San RemoA48 King's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Nov-02-13  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
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  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
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  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
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  thegoodanarchist: <offramp: Can anyone translate 10,000 into ?>

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

Nov-17-14
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  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
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  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
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  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
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  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
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  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.
Sep-13-17  Nosnibor: Kmoch authored a very good book "Rubinstein`s Chess Masterpieces". Naturally his win in this tournament is not included in the collection.
Sep-13-17  JimNorCal: That's a terrific book, IMO. Well, the games in the book are superb so it's not a surprise that some excellent ones were left out to keep space within boundaries agreed with the publisher
Sep-13-17
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  keypusher: < 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.>

http://www.paper-dragon.com/1939/ex...

The "Dirty 30s" site says a dollar was worth 19 lire in 1930 (but it took five greenbacks to buy one pound sterling).

A 1930 dollar is worth $14.66 today.

Using these numbers, 10,000 lire equate to about 7,715 dollars (2017 edition). Dollar/Euro exchange rate is 0.84, so that's 6,481 euro.

That is pretty much the answer you got already, so I'm wasting everyone's time, except "Dirty 30s" seems like kind of a fun website, so there's that. Also, it has incomes for various (US) jobs in the 1930s, which is another way to think about of the prize money.

10,000 lire equals about $525 (1930). Comparing, a textile worker then made $433 annually, registered nurse $936, lawyer $4,218 (my heart is breaking!), hired gun $5,200, US Congressman $8,663.

An "Italian villa" cost $17,000, so Alekhine definitely wasn't getting one of those with his prize.

http://www.paper-dragon.com/1939/pr...

Sep-14-17
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  offramp: That site also says that a stick of TNT was just $5 in 1930.

So Alekhine could have bought 600 sticks of dynamite and blown himself, his opponents, the casino and most of the whole population of San Remo into smithereens.

Sep-14-17  john barleycorn: <offramp:...

So Alekhine could have bought 600 sticks of dynamite ...>

That would have meant serious cut of his drinking budget. Before blowing up San Remo he would rather blow his mind.

Sep-14-17  WorstPlayerEver: 10,000 lire=6 dollar
Sep-14-17  john barleycorn: <WorstPlayerEver: 10,000 lire=6 dollar>

Yes, whenvever I wanted to be a millionaire I went to Italy.

Sep-16-17
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  offramp: <WorstPlayerEver: 10,000 lire=6 dollar.>

"Here's your six bucks, pal. And remember, this casino ain't a library, so buy a whisky with your winnings and tip the croupier with the change."

Sep-16-17
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  perfidious: 'Tip the croupier'? You must be mad!
Feb-08-18
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  offramp: Pigeon shooting at San Remo in 1937:
https://youtu.be/M2g4XlP_Gkw
Feb-08-18
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  zanzibar: I prefer skeet shooting, more humane and pretty much just as challenging.
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