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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
New York Masters Tournament

Jose Raul Capablanca13/14(+12 -0 =2)[view games]
Frank James Marshall12/14(+10 -0 =4)[view games]
Oscar Chajes7/14(+6 -6 =2)[view games]
Abraham Kupchik7/14(+7 -7 =0)[view games]
Edward Lasker6.5/14(+3 -4 =7)[view games]
Jacob Bernstein6.5/14(+5 -6 =3)[view games]
Einar Michelsen2/14(+1 -11 =2)[view games]
Albert Hodges2/14(+1 -11 =2)[view games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
New York Masters (1915)
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle for April 15, 1915 gave some details four days before game time. The original list of players included Jose Raul Capablanca, Frank James Marshall, Albert Hodges, Jackson Whipps Showalter, Edward Lasker, Oscar Chajes, Abraham Kupchik, and Dr. George F Adair. Showalter, however, did not show up, nor did Adair play; they were replaced by Jacob Bernstein and Einar Michelsen.

A place had been reserved for Newell William Banks of Detroit, but he dropped out at the last minute due to business pressure. Kupchik, who had refused an earlier invitation due to his own business affairs but had been able to make arrangements after all, replaced him.

Hours of play were to be 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday; adjournments would be played off on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Picture from Round 1, available at Edward Winter's Chess Notes site, item #5742: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...

Front row of players: Capablanca v. Edward Lasker, Jacob Bernstein v. Frank James Marshall. Back row of players: Abraham Kupchik (almost obscured, as usual) v. Oscar Chajes, Albert Hodges v. Einar Michelsen.

From the beginning it turned into a race between Capablanca and Marshall, with none of the other players able to score over 50%. Capa was totally ruthless against anybody not named Marshall, and won by a point.

Probably the most famous incident from the tournament occurred when Capablanca didn't show for his round 8 game with Lasker. After about 50 minutes, the desperate Lasker (who really was the kind of guy who didn't want to win a game like that) called Capablanca's hotel room to warn him, Capablanca replying rather testily that he was on his way and that Lasker should not have called since that wasted a minute. See Capablanca vs Ed. Lasker, 1915 for further details.

On a more tragic note, Abraham Kupchik finished the tournament even after receiving word of his father's death during his second round game with Hodges. That game was adjourned, and Kupchik left the tournament for several days. His first game back was E Michelsen vs Kupchik, 1915, which is not a typical Kupchik Game. You have to wonder what was going through his mind.

Details of round-by-round summaries and leaders can be found in the original collection, Game Collection: New York 1915 (Masters' Tournament).

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 Capablanca ** == 11 11 11 11 11 11 13.0 2 Marshall == ** 1= 11 =1 11 11 11 12.0 3 Chajes 00 0= ** 01 =0 10 11 11 7.0 4 Kupchik 00 00 10 ** 01 10 11 11 7.0 5 Lasker 00 =0 =1 10 ** == =1 == 6.5 6 Bernstein 00 00 01 01 == ** 1= 11 6.5 7 Michelsen 00 00 00 00 =0 0= ** 10 2.0 8 Hodges 00 00 00 00 == 00 01 ** 2.0

Original collection: Game Collection: New York 1915 (Masters' Tournament), by User: Phony Benoni.

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 56  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Marshall vs J Bernstein 1-031 1915 New York MastersD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
2. Kupchik vs O Chajes  1-053 1915 New York MastersC44 King's Pawn Game
3. Ed. Lasker vs Capablanca 0-140 1915 New York MastersD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. A Hodges vs E Michelsen  0-130 1915 New York MastersC42 Petrov Defense
5. Capablanca vs Marshall  ½-½30 1915 New York MastersC42 Petrov Defense
6. A Hodges vs Kupchik  0-130 1915 New York MastersD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. O Chajes vs Ed. Lasker ½-½30 1915 New York MastersC49 Four Knights
8. J Bernstein vs E Michelsen  1-048 1915 New York MastersA84 Dutch
9. Ed. Lasker vs A Hodges ½-½25 1915 New York MastersD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
10. J Bernstein vs Capablanca 0-189 1915 New York MastersC48 Four Knights
11. Marshall vs O Chajes  1-057 1915 New York MastersD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. O Chajes vs J Bernstein  1-058 1915 New York MastersC49 Four Knights
13. Kupchik vs Ed. Lasker  0-140 1915 New York MastersC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. A Hodges vs Marshall 0-131 1915 New York MastersC10 French
15. Capablanca vs E Michelsen  1-029 1915 New York MastersC42 Petrov Defense
16. E Michelsen vs Kupchik 0-137 1915 New York MastersC59 Two Knights
17. E Michelsen vs Ed. Lasker  ½-½54 1915 New York MastersC50 Giuoco Piano
18. J Bernstein vs A Hodges  1-075 1915 New York MastersC66 Ruy Lopez
19. Marshall vs Kupchik 1-021 1915 New York MastersD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Capablanca vs O Chajes 1-048 1915 New York MastersC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
21. O Chajes vs E Michelsen 1-027 1915 New York MastersA40 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Ed. Lasker vs Marshall ½-½22 1915 New York MastersB40 Sicilian
23. A Hodges vs Capablanca 0-143 1915 New York MastersD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. Kupchik vs J Bernstein  1-041 1915 New York MastersA28 English
25. J Bernstein vs Ed. Lasker  ½-½17 1915 New York MastersC49 Four Knights
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