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Scheveningen Tournament

Frank James Marshall11.5/13(+11 -1 =1)[games]
Benjamin Leussen9/13(+8 -3 =2)[games]
Rudolf Spielmann8.5/13(+8 -4 =1)[games]
Rudolf Swiderski8/13(+7 -4 =2)[games]
Oldrich Duras8/13(+8 -5 =0)[games]
Rudolf Johannes Loman7.5/13(+7 -5 =1)[games]
Paul Saladin Leonhardt7/13(+6 -5 =2)[games]
Arturo Reggio6/13(+5 -6 =2)[games]
Georg Schories5.5/13(+5 -7 =1)[games]
Jan Willem te Kolste5.5/13(+5 -7 =1)[games]
Dirk Bleijkmans5/13(+5 -8 =0)[games]
Gerard Oskam3.5/13(+2 -8 =3)[games]
Johannes Esser3/13(+3 -10 =0)[games]
Cornelius Trimborn3/13(+2 -9 =2)[games]

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Scheveningen (1905)
The summer of 1905 featured two major tournaments: a monster 26-rounder at Ostend (1905), and the massive multi-section event at Barmen (August 12-August 31). In between came a smaller scale International Tournament at Scheveningen (July 31-August 10), which many of the top players did not attend. One who did was Frank Marshall, perhaps anxious to make up for a poor showing at Ostend. These players made up the full contingent:

Dirk Bleijkmans; Oldrich Duras; Johannes Esser; Jan Willem te Kolste; Paul Saladin Leonhardt; Benjamin Leussen; Rudolf Johannes Loman; Frank James Marshall; Gerard Oskam; Arturo Reggio; Georg Schories; Rudolf Spielmann; Rudolf Swiderski; Cornelius Trimborn.

Perhaps the American champion was still out of sorts in the first round, as he was trounced in his own best style by Dirk Bleijkmans. However, this loss apparently reminded Marshall how he was supposed to play chess, as he proceeded to reel off ten consecutive wins and settle the question of first place. Second place surprisingly went to Dutch player Benjamin Leussen, whose 7-0 start included wins over Spielmann, Duras, and Swiderski. He faltered after that, but did stop Marshall's streak with a draw in round 12.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 1 Marshall * = 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 11.5 2 Leussen = * 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 = 1 1 9.0 3 Spielmann 0 0 * = 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 8.5 4 Swiderski 0 0 = * 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 = 1 8.0 5 Duras 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 8.0 6 Loman 0 0 0 1 0 * 1 1 = 0 1 1 1 1 7.5 7 Leonhardt 0 1 1 0 0 0 * 1 0 = 1 = 1 1 7.0 8 Reggio 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 * 1 1 1 = = 1 6.0 9 te Kolste 0 1 0 1 0 = 1 0 * 1 0 0 1 0 5.5 10 Schories 0 0 0 0 0 1 = 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 5.5 11 Bleijkmans 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 1 0 1 5.0 12 Oskam 0 = 1 0 0 0 = = 1 0 0 * 0 0 3.5 13 Trimborn 0 0 0 = 0 0 0 = 0 0 1 1 * 0 3.0 14 Esser 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 * 3.0

Here are some more details, available from http://www.endgame.nl/seaside.htm:

"An international tournament by the Dutch Chess Federation took place in the Kurhaus at Scheveningen from 31 vii - 10 viii 1905. Donations by members covered the costs. The time restriction was 34 moves in two hours and 17 in one. Prizes were won by Marshall 11½, Leussen 9, Spielmann 8½, Duras and Swiderski 8, Loman 7½ and Leonhardt 7. Eleven games by Marshall and Leussen against the prize winners were selected. Frank Marshall won the first prize of ƒ400. Benjamin Leussen got ƒ250 and the title ‘Master of the Dutch Chess Federation’. He achieved the greatest success of a Dutchman before Euwe."

Thanks to <Karpova> for pointing to http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a..., which provided vital information.

Original collection: Game Collection: Scheveningen 1905, by User: Phony Benoni.

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Oskam vs Loman  0-1281905ScheveningenC44 King's Pawn Game
2. Reggio vs B Leussen  0-1391905ScheveningenB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
3. Swiderski vs J Esser  1-0461905ScheveningenD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
4. C Trimborn vs Duras 0-1511905ScheveningenD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Spielmann vs J W te Kolste  1-0291905ScheveningenC29 Vienna Gambit
6. D Bleijkmans vs Marshall 1-0251905ScheveningenD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. G Schories vs Leonhardt ½-½561905ScheveningenC67 Ruy Lopez
8. J W te Kolste vs Swiderski  1-0661905ScheveningenC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
9. Duras vs J Esser  1-0271905ScheveningenC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
10. Leonhardt vs Spielmann 1-0321905ScheveningenC01 French, Exchange
11. B Leussen vs G Schories  1-0661905ScheveningenC29 Vienna Gambit
12. G Schories vs Loman  1-0481905ScheveningenC71 Ruy Lopez
13. D Bleijkmans vs Duras 0-1481905ScheveningenD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Reggio vs Marshall 0-1301905ScheveningenB23 Sicilian, Closed
15. Loman vs Reggio  1-0281905ScheveningenC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
16. G Oskam vs D Bleijkmans  0-1431905ScheveningenC30 King's Gambit Declined
17. J Esser vs C Trimborn  1-0311905ScheveningenC60 Ruy Lopez
18. C Trimborn vs J W te Kolste  0-1301905ScheveningenA03 Bird's Opening
19. Spielmann vs B Leussen 0-1421905ScheveningenB72 Sicilian, Dragon
20. Swiderski vs Leonhardt  1-0501905ScheveningenD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
21. Marshall vs G Oskam 1-0261905ScheveningenD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
22. Marshall vs G Schories  1-0281905ScheveningenD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
23. J W te Kolste vs Duras  0-1581905ScheveningenC01 French, Exchange
24. B Leussen vs Swiderski  1-0401905ScheveningenC12 French, McCutcheon
25. Leonhardt vs C Trimborn 1-0401905ScheveningenC26 Vienna
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
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