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Dresden Tournament

Aron Nimzowitsch8.5/9(+8 -0 =1)[games]
Alexander Alekhine7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Akiba Rubinstein6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Savielly Tartakower5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Walther von Holzhausen4/9(+3 -4 =2)[games]
Paul F Johner3.5/9(+3 -5 =1)[games]
Fred Dewhirst Yates3/9(+2 -5 =2)[games]
Friedrich Saemisch3/9(+2 -5 =2)[games]
Max Bluemich2.5/9(+2 -6 =1)[games]
Lajos Steiner2/9(+2 -7 =0)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Dresden (1926)

The Chess Club at Dresden, Germany held a 50th anniversary celebration in 1926. Among the events was a masters tournament, the Paul Schellenberg Memorial, which was held from April 4th to the 14th. Three contenders for the world championship, Alexander Alekhine, Akiba Rubinstein, and Aron Nimzowitsch, were among the attendees. While the race was close among all three in the early rounds, it was Nimzowitsch who emerged victorious at the end with a near perfect 8½/9, a full point and a half ahead of second place Alekhine!

The final standings and crosstable:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 Nimzowitsch * ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8½ 2 Alekhine ½ * 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 7 3 Rubinstein 0 0 * ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 6½ 4 Tartakower 0 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 5 5 Von Holzhausen 0 ½ 0 ½ * 0 1 1 0 1 4 6 Johner 0 ½ 0 0 1 * 0 1 0 1 3½ =7 Yates 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 * 0 1 0 3 =7 Sämisch 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 * ½ 1 3 9 Blümich 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 ½ * 0 2½ 10 Steiner 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 * 2

Original collection: Game Collection: Dresden 1926, by User: suenteus po 147. For further information and background, see Game Collection: 99_Dresden 1926, by User: whiteshark.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Bluemich vs Nimzowitsch 0-1381926DresdenA07 King's Indian Attack
2. Saemisch vs Alekhine 0-1491926DresdenA47 Queen's Indian
3. L Steiner vs P F Johner  0-1511926DresdenC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. Yates vs Rubinstein 0-1421926DresdenB02 Alekhine's Defense
5. W Von Holzhausen vs Tartakower  ½-½281926DresdenB15 Caro-Kann
6. Tartakower vs Saemisch  ½-½761926DresdenA04 Reti Opening
7. L Steiner vs Yates  1-0621926DresdenD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
8. Rubinstein vs W Von Holzhausen 1-0291926DresdenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
9. P F Johner vs Nimzowitsch 0-1401926DresdenE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
10. Alekhine vs M Bluemich 1-0211926DresdenA48 King's Indian
11. W Von Holzhausen vs L Steiner  1-0581926DresdenB50 Sicilian
12. Yates vs P F Johner  1-0321926DresdenC48 Four Knights
13. Saemisch vs Rubinstein  0-1551926DresdenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Nimzowitsch vs Alekhine ½-½531926DresdenB02 Alekhine's Defense
15. M Bluemich vs Tartakower  0-1541926DresdenA07 King's Indian Attack
16. P F Johner vs Alekhine  ½-½471926DresdenA47 Queen's Indian
17. Rubinstein vs M Bluemich 1-0801926DresdenE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
18. L Steiner vs Saemisch  0-1511926DresdenC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
19. Tartakower vs Nimzowitsch 0-1581926DresdenA04 Reti Opening
20. Yates vs W Von Holzhausen  0-1401926DresdenC41 Philidor Defense
21. W Von Holzhausen vs P F Johner  0-1491926DresdenB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
22. Saemisch vs Yates  1-0461926DresdenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Nimzowitsch vs Rubinstein 1-0461926DresdenA34 English, Symmetrical
24. M Bluemich vs L Steiner 0-1381926DresdenB27 Sicilian
25. Alekhine vs Tartakower 1-0551926DresdenA44 Old Benoni Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-24-15  zanzibar: I have to wonder how this game

Schroder vs A Illgen, 1926

got attached to this tournament...?

Jun-24-15  zanzibar: (It's not in <Whiteshark>'s original collection)
Jun-25-15  zanzibar: <CG> fixed it, my comments above no longer apply. Well, no longer apply specifically here.

It seems that some additional safeguards for a tournament might be helpful to prevent future accidents similar to this.

Jul-07-15  zanzibar: And yet somehow the extraneous game somehow mysteriously reappears!

Ce n'est-ce pas possible, n'est-ce pas?

Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Chessmetrics has a page for this:

For his 8½/9 performance Nimzowitsch is given an event rating of 2778.

That seems small to me.

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