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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Semmering Tournament

Rudolf Spielmann13/17(+10 -1 =6)[view games]
Alexander Alekhine12.5/17(+11 -3 =3)[view games]
Milan Vidmar12/17(+9 -2 =6)[view games]
Aron Nimzowitsch11.5/17(+9 -3 =5)[view games]
Savielly Tartakower11.5/17(+10 -4 =3)[view games]
Akiba Rubinstein10/17(+7 -4 =6)[view games]
Siegbert Tarrasch10/17(+8 -5 =4)[view games]
Richard Reti9.5/17(+8 -6 =3)[view games]
Ernst Gruenfeld9/17(+7 -6 =4)[view games]
David Janowski8.5/17(+7 -7 =3)[view games]
Karel Treybal8/17(+5 -6 =6)[view games]
Arpad Vajda7.5/17(+4 -6 =7)[view games]
Frederick Dewhirst Yates7/17(+4 -7 =6)[view games]
Karl Gilg6/17(+3 -8 =6)[view games]
Hans Kmoch6/17(+3 -8 =6)[view games]
Jacques Davidson5.5/17(+3 -9 =5)[view games]
Walter Michel4.5/17(+1 -9 =7)[view games]
Stefano Rosselli del Turco1/17(+0 -15 =2)[view games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Semmering (1926)

An international chess master tournament was organized and held at the Grand Hotel Panhas in the Semmering Pass south of Vienna from March 7th to the 29th, 1926. The event was organized by Ossip Bernstein, who invited 18 players to participate in the round robin tournament. Among those invited were the very best masters of the day, including Alexander Alekhine, Akiba Rubinstein, Aron Nimzowitsch, Siegbert Tarrasch, Milan Vidmar, Savielly Tartakower, Richard Réti, and Rudolf Spielmann. The hypermodern school was well represented, and in the first half of the tournament Nimzowitsch and Tartakower led the field. However, toward the end of the competition a series of missteps and surprises found the lead changing hands until finally Spielmann, the great romantic, emerged as the winner over Alekhine after the last round. It was to be Spielmann's best tournament performance of his chess career.

The final standings and crosstable:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts 1 Spielmann * ˝ 1 1 1 0 ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 13 2 Alekhine ˝ * 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 0 1 1 1 1 12˝ 3 Vidmar 0 1 * 1 1 ˝ 0 1 ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 12 =4 Nimzowitsch 0 1 0 * ˝ 1 ˝ 1 0 1 ˝ 1 1 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 11˝ =4 Tartakower 0 0 0 ˝ * ˝ 1 0 1 1 1 1 ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 11˝ =6 Rubinstein 1 0 ˝ 0 ˝ * ˝ 1 1 0 ˝ 0 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 10 =6 Tarrasch ˝ 0 1 ˝ 0 ˝ * 1 0 0 0 1 ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 10 8 Réti ˝ 0 0 0 1 0 0 * 1 1 1 0 ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 1 9˝ 9 Grünfeld 0 0 ˝ 1 0 0 1 0 * 0 ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 1 ˝ 1 9 10 Janowski 0 ˝ 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 * ˝ 0 ˝ 0 1 1 1 1 8˝ 11 Treybal 0 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 1 0 ˝ ˝ * 1 1 1 0 1 ˝ ˝ 8 12 Vajda 0 ˝ ˝ 0 0 1 0 1 ˝ 1 0 * 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 7˝ 13 Yates 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 0 1 * ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 7 =14 Gilg ˝ 1 0 0 0 ˝ 0 0 0 1 0 ˝ ˝ * ˝ 0 ˝ 1 6 =14 Kmoch 0 0 ˝ ˝ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ * 1 ˝ 1 6 16 Davidson ˝ 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 0 0 ˝ 0 1 0 * 1 1 5˝ 17 Michel ˝ 0 ˝ 0 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 0 * 1 4˝ 18 Rosselli del Turco 0 0 ˝ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 1

Picture of participants: http://home.swipnet.se/~w-148618/se....

Original collection: Game Collection: Semmering 1926, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 153  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Gruenfeld vs Janowski  0-133 1926 SemmeringD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. Vidmar vs Yates  1-040 1926 SemmeringE12 Queen's Indian
3. Tartakower vs S Rosselli del Turco 1-057 1926 SemmeringD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Tarrasch vs Rubinstein  ½-½24 1926 SemmeringD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Spielmann vs Gilg  ½-½39 1926 SemmeringB44 Sicilian
6. Reti vs K Treybal  1-081 1926 SemmeringA12 English with b3
7. Nimzowitsch vs Alekhine 1-046 1926 SemmeringB02 Alekhine's Defense
8. W Michel vs A Vajda  ½-½53 1926 SemmeringA46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Kmoch vs J Davidson  1-058 1926 SemmeringD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
10. Yates vs Kmoch  ½-½51 1926 SemmeringB02 Alekhine's Defense
11. A Vajda vs Alekhine  ½-½39 1926 SemmeringC77 Ruy Lopez
12. K Treybal vs Tartakower  0-153 1926 SemmeringB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
13. Rubinstein vs Vidmar ½-½71 1926 SemmeringE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
14. S Rosselli del Turco vs Spielmann  0-143 1926 SemmeringC28 Vienna Game
15. W Michel vs Gruenfeld  ½-½30 1926 SemmeringA50 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Janowski vs Tarrasch  1-039 1926 SemmeringD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Gilg vs Nimzowitsch 0-124 1926 SemmeringA81 Dutch
18. J Davidson vs Reti  ½-½55 1926 SemmeringA47 Queen's Indian
19. Vidmar vs Janowski  1-057 1926 SemmeringD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Tartakower vs J Davidson 1-030 1926 SemmeringD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. Tarrasch vs W Michel  1-041 1926 SemmeringE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
22. Spielmann vs K Treybal  1-050 1926 SemmeringC74 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
23. Reti vs Yates  ½-½66 1926 SemmeringA05 Reti Opening
24. Nimzowitsch vs S Rosselli del Turco 1-057 1926 SemmeringA06 Reti Opening
25. Kmoch vs Rubinstein 0-137 1926 SemmeringD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 153  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-06-13  Karpova: Brilliancy Prizes:

Judge: Dr. Ossip Bernstein

- 1st prize (450 S) to Alekhine for Rubinstein vs Alekhine, 1926 and J Davidson vs Alekhine, 1926

- 2nd prize (225 S) to Dr. Tartakower for Tartakower vs Tarrasch, 1926

- Shared prizes (125 S each) to

Reti for Reti vs Gilg, 1926

Janowski for J Davidson vs Janowski, 1926

Rubinstein for W Michel vs Rubinstein, 1926

- Special prize (100 S) to Rubinstein for the most correct game (<die korrekteste Partie>) - Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1926

Source: Page 286 of the September 1926 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

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