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🏆 Rice Memorial (1916) Chess Event Description
In late 1915, ... [more]

Player: Albert Whiting Fox

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A W Fox vs A Schroeder  0-1481916Rice MemorialC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
2. A W Fox vs F K Perkins 0-1251916Rice MemorialC42 Petrov Defense
3. B Kostic vs A W Fox 0-1601916Rice MemorialD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
4. E Tennenwurzel vs A W Fox 0-1531916Rice MemorialB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
5. A W Fox vs Capablanca 0-1531916Rice MemorialC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
6. Janowski vs A W Fox  ½-½541916Rice MemorialD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. A W Fox vs N Banks 1-0261916Rice MemorialC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
8. O Chajes vs A W Fox  1-0531916Rice MemorialD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
9. A W Fox vs R T Black  1-0391916Rice MemorialB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
10. J Bernstein vs A W Fox  0-1421916Rice MemorialD53 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. A W Fox vs A Hodges ½-½651916Rice MemorialD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
12. J C Rosenthal vs A W Fox 1-0251916Rice MemorialD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-21-17  The Kings Domain: Fascinating tournament and what a powerhouse performance by Capablanca.
Jun-08-18  Retireborn: <Phony Benoni> Many thanks for writing such a detailed introduction.

Does your tournament book give any biographical details about Alfred Schroeder? The reason I ask is that Chessbase gives his dob as 1900, which seems unlikely. I expect they have confused him with another Schroeder.

Winter's Capa book doesn't mention the Schroeders at all.

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  Phony Benoni: <Retireborn> I no longer have the book. My collection has waned over the years.

I see in another place that <TheFocus< apparently has a copy, so perhaps he can help.

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  zanzibar: TB collections can be found on Calli's page, or here:

The Sergeant tb is available on HathiTrust:

Seems there isn't an extensive Schroeder biography (please doublecheck)... but we do have this


Alfred Schroeder of Brooklyn Chess Club...

Schroeder, too, scarcely came up to expectations...


Perhaps, being a "local-boy", there was little need felt for more elaboration?

Jun-09-18  Retireborn: <Phony> Oh, mine too. No worries though, I've already moved on to Capa's 1915 tournament, which I see you wrote up as well.

<z> Your links don't work for me sadly, I'm detected as Brutish, and then copyrighted.

I'd be mildly interested to know if Alfred Schroeder was really only 16 when he played this tournament, but it's not a big deal.

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  TheFocus: <Phony Benoni: <Retireborn> I no longer have the book. My collection has waned over the years. I see in another place that <Thefocus> apparently has a copy, so perhaps he can help.>

Sorry I didn't see this yet, but looks like <zanzibar> has found Sergeant's TB.

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  zanzibar: <PB> teases us with Capa's pre-tournament statement about his intentions, including winning both brilliancy prizes.

Now, I know he won the second brilliancy prize in his game against Schroeder (Sanchez p218).

Who won the first brilliancy prize? And what were the prizes?

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  zanzibar: Note to all chess-playing Brutish citizens...

In the current climate of fair reciprocal trading - if you work to get your historical newspaper archives freely accessible online, I'll work to get HathiTrust's PD material accessible as well.

I can't promise the outcome, but I'll know within the first minute if we can negotiate this deal. And if we can't, well, I'm totally prepared to walk away.

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  zanzibar: <RB> (one of the least brutish British <CG> denizens I know of)...

Oh-ooh, not looking too good:

According to Tartajubow:

<Almost nothing is known of Schroeder except that he was active in several chess clubs in New York and was the Brooklyn Chess Club Champion in 1922. He also participated in a number of the Rice Gambit Tournaments during that era.>

I see some contemporaneous NYC tournaments with two Schroeder's - Alfred and Mario. Brothers?

Jun-09-18  Retireborn: <z> I assume the first brilliancy prize was this game:-

Janowski vs O Chajes, 1916

No idea of the monetary value.

I believe you can get around copyright by using a vpn - it's just something I've never got into, as yet.

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