Three European chess masters were invited to compete against four Dutch players in an international tournament organized in Amsterdam, the Netherlands from May 25th to the 31st, 1920. Among the participants were Hungarian chess master Géza Maroczy, Czechoslovakian master Richard Réti, Hypermodern chess master Savielly Tartakower, and talented amateur Max Euwe, leading the Dutch contingent. The seven players competed in a round robin event. Several exhibition matches with Euwe were played around the tournament, including one with the eventual winner Réti. His win here was the start of a string of successes for the young hypermodern master that would span the 1920's.
The final standings and crosstable:
Original collection: Game Collection: Amsterdam 1920, by User: suenteus po 147.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 Réti * ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 4˝
=2 Maroczy ˝ * ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 4
=2 Tartakower ˝ ˝ * ˝ 1 ˝ 1 4
4 Euwe 0 0 ˝ * 1 1 1 3˝
5 Marchand 0 ˝ 0 0 * 1 1 2˝
6 Weenink ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 0 * ˝ 2
7 Schelfhout 0 0 0 0 0 ˝ * ˝
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|Jan-17-18|| ||zanzibar: Remind me again, between Tartakower and Réti, which one merits the appellation "hypermodernist"?|
|Jan-17-18|| ||TheFocus: Gyula Breyer|
|Jan-17-18|| ||Retireborn: <z> Reti is usually listed amongst the hypermoderns, but it was Tartakower who wrote the book on these openings "Die Hypermoderne Schachpartie".|
Probably he also considered himself to be one, but the truth about good old Tarta is that he would play almost any opening. He never lost his affection for the Dutch defence & Bird's opening.
|Jan-17-18|| ||zanzibar: But Reti wrote "Modern Ideas in Chess" (1922) before Tartakower's "The Hypermodern Chess Game" (1924). |
Both beat out Nimzowitsch's "My System" (1925-1927).
I don't like the bio's clear bias towards Tartakower. Just saying...
|Jan-17-18|| ||zanzibar: Oh yeah, Breyer is on the list too, at least according to Averbakh:|
<Leading members were Aron Nimzowitsch, Richard Réti, Savielly Tartakower, Gyula Breyer, and Ernst Grünfeld, who all came from Central Europe>
|Jan-17-18|| ||zanzibar: Is the Bird a hypermodern opening?
Henry Edward Bird
|Jan-17-18|| ||Retireborn: <z> The Bird probably wouldn't be thought of as hypermodern back in the 20s, as it occupies the centre with a pawn. Hypermodern pretty much meant flank openings for White and new, un-Tarrasch like defences (Alekhine, Gruenfeld etc) for Black.|
I agree that it's slightly odd to characterize Tarta as "hypermodern". One notes that the other players are described by their nationalities, so perhaps the writer was uncertain about which nationality to ascribe to him and just picked another word at random.
|Jan-21-18|| ||zanzibar: Reti has an article in the Dutch chess periodical analyzing the tournament play which looks to be interesting. It's in Dutch, unfortunately for me. But if I can pile through it I might come back with excerpts + refs.|
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