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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
All Russian Amateur Tournament

Alexander Alekhine13/16(+12 -2 =2)[view games]
Georg Rotlewi12/16(+11 -3 =2)[view games]
Bernhard Gregory11.5/16(+11 -4 =1)[view games]
Boris Evgenievich Maliutin9.5/16(+8 -5 =3)[view games]
Dawid Daniuszewski9.5/16(+6 -3 =7)[view games]
Moisei Zakharovich Elyashov9.5/16(+7 -4 =5)[view games]
Karl Wilhelm Rosenkrantz9/16(+8 -6 =2)[view games]
Sergey Fedorovich Lebedev9/16(+6 -4 =6)[view games]
Peter Arsenievich Romanovsky7/16(+6 -8 =2)[view games]
Nikolay Semenovich Tereshchenko7.5/16(+5 -6 =5)[view games]
Boris Verlinsky7/16(+6 -8 =2)[view games]
Peter Artemievich Evtifeev6.5/16(+5 -8 =3)[view games]
Stefan Izbinsky6/16(+5 -9 =2)[view games]
Anatoly Alekseevich Chepurnov5.5/16(+5 -10 =1)[view games]
Grigory Helbach5/16(+2 -8 =6)[view games]
Apollon Viakhirev5/16(+4 -10 =2)[view games]
Viktor Nikolaev3.5/16(+2 -11 =3)[view games]
Vasily I Rozanov1.5/7(+1 -5 =1)[view games]
V Goldfarb0/2(+0 -2 =0)[view games]
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Chessgames.com Historical Chess Event
All Russian Amateur (1909)
An undercard for the international tournament and the first major success for the sixteen-year-old Alexander Alekhine. The original entry list included:

Alexander Alekhine; Anatoly Alekseevich Chepurnov; Dawid Daniuszewski; Moisei Zakharovich Elyashov; Peter Artemievich Evtifeev; V Goldfarb; Bernhard Gregory; Grigory Helbach; Stefan Izbinsky; Sergey Fedorovich Lebedev; Boris Evgenievich Maliutin; Viktor Nikolaev; Peter Arsenievich Romanovsky; Karl Wilhelm Rosenkrantz; Georg Rotlewi; Vasily I Rozanov; Nikolay Semenovich Tereshchenko; Boris Verlinsky; Apollon Viakhirev.

The games are notable for the fighting spirit of the players. Members of the <Never Resign! School> will find much food for thought here.

With an odd number of players originally and two early withdrawals, each player received in effect three byes, which makes the current player standings hard to track. However, by round 11 it was clear this was going to be a two-man race between Alekhine and Rotlewi, who shared the lead despite having already had their three non-counting rounds. Thereafter they bounced back and forth until round 17 when Alekhine defeated Rotlewi to take a 1.5 point lead that stood up. Bernhard Gregory was a close 3rd in the crosstable, but was never quite able to break into the top group.

The original collection, Game Collection: All Russian Amateur (St. Petersburg, 1909), contains a complete list of round-by-round pairings, with details on byes, cancelled, unplayed, and unavailable games.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 Alekhine * 1 1 0 1 1 = 1 1 0 1 1 1 = 1 1 1 13.0 2 Rotlewi 0 * 1 = = 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 12.0 3 Gregory 0 0 * 1 0 1 = 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11.5 4 Daniuszewski 1 = 0 * 1 = = 1 = 1 1 1 = 0 0 = = 9.5 5 Elyashov 0 = 1 0 * 1 1 = 1 = 1 = 0 0 = 1 1 9.5 6 Maliutin 0 0 0 = 0 * 1 1 1 0 1 = 1 1 1 = 1 9.5 7 Lebedev = 1 = = 0 0 * = 0 1 = 1 = 1 1 0 1 9.0 8 Rosenkrantz 0 0 0 0 = 0 = * 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 9.0 9 Tereshchenko 0 1 1 = 0 0 1 0 * 0 = = 1 1 0 = = 7.5 10 Romanovsky 1 0 0 0 = 1 0 0 1 * 0 1 0 0 1 = 1 7.0 11 Verlinsky 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 = 1 * 0 1 1 1 1 1 7.0 12 Evtifeev 0 0 0 0 = = 0 0 = 0 1 * 1 1 1 0 1 6.5 13 Izbinsky 0 0 0 = 1 0 = 0 0 1 0 0 * 1 0 1 1 6.0 14 Chepurnov = 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 * 1 1 0 5.5 15 Viakirev 0 0 0 1 = 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 * = 0 5.0 16 Helbach 0 0 0 = 0 = 1 0 = = 0 1 0 0 = * = 5.0 17 Nikolaev 0 0 0 = 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 0 0 1 1 = * 3.5 Rozanov 0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - - 1 = - - - - - 0 *games cancelled* Goldfarb 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 - - - - - - *games concelled*

Original collection: Game Collection: All Russian Amateur (St. Petersburg, 1909), by User: Phony Benoni

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 119  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. B Gregory vs V Rozanov  1-048 1909 All Russian AmateurA40 Queen's Pawn Game
2. Viakhirev vs K Rosenkrantz 1-033 1909 All Russian AmateurC27 Vienna Game
3. N Tereshchenko vs A Chepurnov  1-041 1909 All Russian AmateurC30 King's Gambit Declined
4. V Nikolaev vs Rotlewi  0-132 1909 All Russian AmateurB01 Scandinavian
5. S F Lebedev vs G Helbach  0-148 1909 All Russian AmateurD00 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Verlinsky vs V Goldfarb  1-047 1909 All Russian AmateurC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
7. M Elyashov vs D Daniuszewski  0-147 1909 All Russian AmateurC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
8. Alekhine vs S Izbinsky 1-030 1909 All Russian AmateurB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
9. V Rozanov vs Verlinsky  ½-½40 1909 All Russian AmateurD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
10. A Chepurnov vs B Gregory 0-164 1909 All Russian AmateurC50 Giuoco Piano
11. G Helbach vs Viakhirev  ½-½68 1909 All Russian AmateurB20 Sicilian
12. S Izbinsky vs P Romanovsky  1-063 1909 All Russian AmateurC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
13. D Daniuszewski vs V Nikolaev  ½-½35 1909 All Russian AmateurD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
14. P A Evtifeev vs N Tereshchenko  ½-½21 1909 All Russian AmateurC27 Vienna Game
15. Rotlewi vs S F Lebedev 0-114 1909 All Russian AmateurD02 Queen's Pawn Game
16. B Maliutin vs M Elyashov  0-126 1909 All Russian AmateurB15 Caro-Kann
17. V Goldfarb vs Alekhine 0-127 1909 All Russian AmateurC01 French, Exchange
18. Verlinsky vs A Chepurnov 1-035 1909 All Russian AmateurC66 Ruy Lopez
19. Viakhirev vs Rotlewi 0-143 1909 All Russian AmateurD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Alekhine vs V Rozanov 1-022 1909 All Russian AmateurA40 Queen's Pawn Game
21. M Elyashov vs S Izbinsky  0-158 1909 All Russian AmateurB44 Sicilian
22. B Gregory vs P A Evtifeev  1-026 1909 All Russian AmateurC66 Ruy Lopez
23. K Rosenkrantz vs G Helbach  1-030 1909 All Russian AmateurC10 French
24. S F Lebedev vs D Daniuszewski  ½-½37 1909 All Russian AmateurD00 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Rotlewi vs K Rosenkrantz 1-035 1909 All Russian AmateurD02 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 119  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-29-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: Brilliancy prize winner: S Izbinsky vs Viakhirev, 1909

Source: Page 253 of the 1909 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

Aug-29-13  JimNorCal: An early result in Peter Romanovsky's career.
Jan-29-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WCC Editing Project:

<Alekhine> earned the title of <Russian National Master> for this victory.

He also won a "cut glass vase valued at 650 roubles."

-Leonard Skinner and Robert Verhoeven, "Alexander Alekhine's Chess Games 1902-1946," McFarland 1998, p.34

Jan-29-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  john barleycorn: <WCC Editing Project:

He also won a "cut glass vase valued at 650 roubles.">

637 rbl according to the tournament book :-)

Jan-29-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: Picture and I've translated the names here:

Moisei Zakharovich Elyashov

Jan-29-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WCC Editing Project: <JB> Well a bit of a black eye for old Andy then eh? We can even quantify it- a level "13" black eye.

<Stony> incredible work on identifying everyone in that historic photo. Fabulous. I have added your fine work to my enormous "Johnny Alekhine" folder.

Here's Johnny with his prize: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...

Johnny Alekhine hauled that <Sevres Vase> around with him his whole life. It was even with him in his hotel room in Estoril when he died.

On a somewhat related topic, <Vasily Smyslov> kept the tournament chess table he played on when he won the following event, which he told <Genna Sosonko> was the "biggest success" of his life. Like Johnny with his vase, Vasya kept that table till his dying day. Sadly, I can't find a photo of it, but I think it's out there somewhere.

This is the event, with 16 year old <Smyslov> putting up a clean score:

<Moskvoretsky House of Pioneers Championship 1937> (Fall) 1st, 11-0.

Smyslov had previously earned the <1st Category rank> in the fall of 1936

-Genna Sosonko "The World Champions I Knew." (New in Chess 2013), pp.126-27

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