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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
San Sebastian Tournament

Akiba Rubinstein13.5/20(+9 -2 =9)[view games]
Aron Nimzowitsch13/20(+9 -3 =8)[view games]
Rudolf Spielmann13/20(+9 -3 =8)[view games]
Siegbert Tarrasch12.5/20(+10 -5 =5)[view games]
Julius Perlis11/20(+5 -3 =12)[view games]
Frank James Marshall10.5/20(+7 -6 =7)[view games]
Oldrich Duras9.5/20(+5 -6 =9)[view games]
Richard Teichmann9/20(+1 -3 =16)[view games]
Carl Schlechter9/20(+2 -4 =14)[view games]
Paul Saladin Leonhardt6/20(+3 -11 =6)[view games]
Leo Fleischmann Forgacs3/10(+0 -4 =6)[view games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
San Sebastian (1912)
The prizes were:

1. 5000 Francs
2. 3000 Francs
3. 2000 Francs
4. 1500 Francs

Non-prize winners received 100 Francs per point.

In his last round encounter with Rubinstein, Nimzowitsch had the chance to win his first grandmaster tournament. He failed and lost the game ending only on a second shared prize. This tournament was one of four that Rubinstein won in a one year time span!

San Sebastian, Spain, 12 February - 23 March 1912

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1 Rubinstein ** 1 01 1 1 01 11 1 1 13.5 2 Nimzowitsch 0 ** 01 1 0 11 11 11 1 13.0 3 Spielmann 10 10 ** 10 1 1 1 1 11 13.0 4 Tarrasch 0 0 01 ** 11 01 0 11 11 11 12.5 5 Perlis 1 0 00 ** 1 1 1 1 11.0 6 Marshall 0 00 0 10 0 ** 1 1 11 11 10.5 7 Duras 10 00 1 0 0 ** 1 01 1 9.5 8 Teichmann 00 0 ** 1 9.0 9 Schlechter 00 0 0 ** 1 1 9.0 10 Leonhardt 0 00 0 00 0 00 10 0 ** 11 6.0 11 Forgacs 0 0 00 00 0 00 0 0 0 00 ** 3.0

The success of the San Sebastian (1911) tournament saw this tournament repeat.

References: (1) Forgacs only played the first half tournament and forfeited his last ten games; (2) Wikipedia article: San Sebastian chess tournament; (3) Original collection: Game Collection: San Sebastian 1912, by User: Archives.

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 100  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Duras vs L Forgacs  ½-½36 1912 San SebastianC77 Ruy Lopez
2. Rubinstein vs Marshall 1-049 1912 San SebastianD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. Spielmann vs Nimzowitsch 1-066 1912 San SebastianB12 Caro-Kann Defense
4. Leonhardt vs Schlechter  0-143 1912 San SebastianC50 Giuoco Piano
5. Teichmann vs J Perlis  ½-½35 1912 San SebastianC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
6. Tarrasch vs Duras  ½-½51 1912 San SebastianB19 Caro-Kann, Classical
7. Marshall vs Spielmann  ½-½43 1912 San SebastianD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
8. J Perlis vs Leonhardt  1-043 1912 San SebastianC00 French Defense
9. Schlechter vs Rubinstein 0-141 1912 San SebastianC11 French
10. L Forgacs vs Teichmann ½-½19 1912 San SebastianC49 Four Knights
11. Teichmann vs Tarrasch 0-137 1912 San SebastianC77 Ruy Lopez
12. Leonhardt vs L Forgacs  1-036 1912 San SebastianD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
13. Rubinstein vs J Perlis ½-½56 1912 San SebastianC10 French
14. Nimzowitsch vs Marshall 1-048 1912 San SebastianC49 Four Knights
15. Spielmann vs Schlechter ½-½30 1912 San SebastianC46 Three Knights
16. L Forgacs vs Rubinstein  ½-½20 1912 San SebastianC11 French
17. Schlechter vs Nimzowitsch ½-½79 1912 San SebastianB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
18. J Perlis vs Spielmann 0-151 1912 San SebastianC14 French, Classical
19. Tarrasch vs Leonhardt  1-059 1912 San SebastianC78 Ruy Lopez
20. Duras vs Teichmann  ½-½16 1912 San SebastianC77 Ruy Lopez
21. Rubinstein vs Tarrasch ½-½27 1912 San SebastianD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
22. Spielmann vs L Forgacs  1-028 1912 San SebastianC49 Four Knights
23. Marshall vs Schlechter  1-033 1912 San SebastianD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. Nimzowitsch vs J Perlis 0-125 1912 San SebastianC48 Four Knights
25. Leonhardt vs Duras  1-052 1912 San SebastianC50 Giuoco Piano
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 100  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-26-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: This tournament is undoubtedly most famous for the nerve-wracking last round game Rubinstein vs Nimzowitsch, 1912 which decided first place. "Nerve-wracking" is being kind; check the game and kibitzing to see why.
Jun-13-13  Karpova: Dr. Emanuel Lasker in 'Pester Lloyd', March 21:

<Gestern kam die Kunde vom Siege Rubinsteins. In der entscheidenden Partie gelang es ihm, Niemzowitsch zu schlagen und endlich den Preis davonzutragen, zu dem sein Genie ihn berechtigt.>

(Yesterday, the news of Rubinstein's victory arrived. In the decisive game, he managed to beat Niemzowitsch and finally to bear away the prize his Genius entitles him to.)

Reprinted on page 164 of the 1912 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

Jun-26-13  Green Bishop: Capablanca won the 1911 Tournament. Was he invited to this one?
Aug-12-13  Karpova: Dr. Emanuel Lasker: <In St. Petersburg teilten wir beide den ersten und zweiten Preis, doch in San Sebastian, das ebenso stark war, hat er alleine die Palme davongetragen.>

Source: Page 398 of the April 1912 'Ost und West', 4th isue.

Translation: In St Petersburg (1909) the two of us shared the 1st and 2nd prize, but at San Sebastian, which was equally strong, he carried away the palm tree* alone**.

* i. e. that he was crowned with laurels

** Dr. Lasker did not participate in San Sebastian, so it sounds like a strange comparison. But what he means is, that at St. Petersburg he had to share 1st place but now he was the sole winner of an equally strong tournament.

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