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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Budapest Tournament

Mikhail Chigorin11.5/16(+10 -3 =3)[view games]
Rudolf Rezso Charousek9.5/16(+8 -5 =3)[view games]
Harry Nelson Pillsbury7.5/12(+6 -3 =3)[view games]
David Janowski7/12(+6 -4 =2)[view games]
Carl Schlechter7/12(+4 -2 =6)[view games]
Karl August Walbrodt6.5/12(+5 -4 =3)[view games]
Simon Winawer6.5/12(+6 -5 =1)[view games]
Siegbert Tarrasch6/12(+4 -4 =4)[view games]
Geza Maroczy5/12(+4 -6 =2)[view games]
Adolf Albin5/12(+4 -6 =2)[view games]
Georg Marco4.5/12(+3 -6 =3)[view games]
Josef Noa4/12(+2 -6 =4)[view games]
Ignatz von Popiel2/12(+2 -10 =0)[view games]

Chessgames.com Historical Chess Event
Budapest (1896)
The Budapest Chess Club organized a chess tournament, to participate in the Budapest Millennial Exhibition intended to mark the 1000 years since the Magyar conquest of Hungary by the legendary King Įrpįd in 896, in October of 1896. Among the participants were established masters such as Siegbert Tarrasch, Mikhail Chigorin, and David Janowski, as well as young chess stars such as Harry Nelson Pillsbury and Carl Schlechter. Hungary was represented by Géza Maróczy, who was acting solely as tournament director until Semyon Alapin withdrew at the last minute and Maróczy stepped in as replacement to preserve the orginal organization, and new star Rudolf Charousek who had made his international debut the year before at Nuremberg. Maróczy was quick to secure a venue and funding- Emperor Franz Joseph donated the rent for the tournament venue: the monumental restaurant-hall of the fabulous Pest Vigadó, Budapest's premiere entertainment building, though the Budapest Chess Club had regularly met in the Pest Vigadó, in one of the smaller, and more affordable, back rooms. The Emperor also donated a 12 kilogram solid silver trophy, a statue of "Winged Victory." Baron Albert Rothschild provided 1000 Kronen and famed explorer Count Jenő Zichy provided 600 kronen towards the prize fund. Hungarian master Kornél Havasi acted as chief referee, and enforced a time control of two hours for the first 30 moves, and one hour for each 15 moves thereafter.

Budapest 4-28 Oct

C C P S J W W T A M M N P =1st Charousek * 1 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 0 1 1 8½ =1st Chigorin 0 * ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 8½ 3rd Pillsbury 0 ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 7½ =4th Schlechter ½ 1 ½ * 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 7 =4th Janowski 1 0 ½ 0 * 0 1 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 7 =6th Walbrodt ½ 0 0 ½ 1 * 1 0 1 0 ½ 1 1 6½ =6th Winawer 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 6½ 8th Tarrasch ½ 0 1 ½ 1 1 0 * ½ 0 0 ½ 1 6 =9th Albin 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 ½ * 0 1 ½ 1 5 =9th Maróczy 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 1 1 * ½ 0 1 5 11th Marco 1 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 0 ½ * 1 0 4½ 12th Noa 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 0 * 1 4 13th Popiel 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 2

Playoff Match: 1st Chigorin 1 1 0 1 3 2nd Charousek 0 0 1 0 1

Siegbert Tarrasch was awarded first brilliancy prize (beauty prize) for his Queen sac game against Ignatz Von Popiel in round six. Charousek tied Chigorin for first at the end of the tournament, and at first tournament director Maróczy insisted that there be no playoff--he argued that since Charousek had won his tournament game against Chigorin, the Hungarian master should be given clear first. Chigorin, however, insisted on a playoff mini-match, and Charousek was keen to participate in the showdown, effectively overruling the tournament director. Chigorin, a veteran match player, soundly defeated the young Charousek 3-1 in the playoff. After winning the playoff, Chigorin was given a choice: the silver "Winged Victory" trophy or 2,500 kronen. He took the money, and the trophy sat at the Budapest Chess Club until the advent of World War I, after which the trophy mysteriously was "lost." Charousek received 2000 kronen for second place. This result made Charousek an instant national hero in Austria Hungary, and he was invited by the nobility of Budpest and Vienna to lecture and to play simultaneous exhibitions. To this day, Budapest 1896 is the strongest chess tournament ever held in Hungary.

*special thanks go to <jessicafischerqueen> for the superb historical details that helped complete this collection.

Original Collection : Game Collection: Budapest 1896, by User: suenteus po 147

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 82  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Charousek vs Schlechter  ½-½44 1896 BudapestC33 King's Gambit Accepted
2. Chigorin vs Von Popiel 1-051 1896 BudapestC51 Evans Gambit
3. Janowski vs J Noa 1-041 1896 BudapestD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Pillsbury vs Albin 0-134 1896 BudapestC11 French
5. K A Walbrodt vs Maroczy  0-136 1896 BudapestC11 French
6. Winawer vs Tarrasch 1-089 1896 BudapestC26 Vienna
7. Schlechter vs Pillsbury ½-½33 1896 BudapestC49 Four Knights
8. Von Popiel vs K A Walbrodt  0-166 1896 BudapestB34 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
9. J Noa vs Chigorin ½-½65 1896 BudapestC50 Giuoco Piano
10. Maroczy vs Charousek 0-134 1896 BudapestA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
11. G Marco vs Janowski  ½-½69 1896 BudapestC77 Ruy Lopez
12. Albin vs Winawer 0-147 1896 BudapestC50 Giuoco Piano
13. Pillsbury vs Maroczy 1-047 1896 BudapestD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Winawer vs Schlechter 0-134 1896 BudapestC13 French
15. K A Walbrodt vs J Noa  1-032 1896 BudapestC15 French, Winawer
16. Tarrasch vs Albin  ½-½44 1896 BudapestA84 Dutch
17. Chigorin vs G Marco  1-056 1896 BudapestC50 Giuoco Piano
18. Charousek vs Von Popiel 1-025 1896 BudapestC45 Scotch Game
19. Schlechter vs Tarrasch  ½-½45 1896 BudapestC24 Bishop's Opening
20. Von Popiel vs Pillsbury  0-162 1896 BudapestC23 Bishop's Opening
21. J Noa vs Charousek 0-156 1896 BudapestC48 Four Knights
22. Maroczy vs Winawer  0-139 1896 BudapestC25 Vienna
23. G Marco vs K A Walbrodt  ½-½35 1896 BudapestC67 Ruy Lopez
24. Janowski vs Chigorin 0-142 1896 BudapestD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
25. Winawer vs Von Popiel  1-055 1896 BudapestC00 French Defense
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 82  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-23-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Mrs. Alekhine: This game collections was created by User: suenteus po 147.
Jan-13-14  YoungEd: Not too many draws in this tournament!
Jan-13-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: I suspect that this: "and one hour for each 15 minutes after that," should read, "and one hour for each 15 moves after that." In any case this is an interesting tournament with many of the best players of the day.
Jan-13-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: Another great tournament page appears. Almost an embarrassment of riches on chessgames these days.

I agree with <Mrs Alekhine> that pioneers in game collection like suenteus po 147 deserve our thanks.

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