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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Breslau Tournament

Siegbert Tarrasch13/17(+9 -0 =8)[view games]
Amos Burn11.5/17(+7 -1 =9)[view games]
Curt von Bardeleben11/17(+8 -3 =6)[view games]
Jacques Mieses10.5/17(+8 -4 =5)[view games]
Isidor Gunsberg10/17(+7 -4 =6)[view games]
Louis Paulsen10/17(+9 -6 =2)[view games]
Johann Hermann Bauer10/17(+5 -2 =10)[view games]
Joseph Henry Blackburne9/17(+8 -7 =2)[view games]
James Mason9/17(+6 -5 =6)[view games]
Johann Nepomuk Berger8.5/17(+4 -4 =9)[view games]
Emil Schallopp8/17(+7 -8 =2)[view games]
Johannes Metger7.5/17(+4 -6 =7)[view games]
Johannes von Minckwitz7/17(+6 -9 =2)[view games]
Alexander Fritz7/17(+3 -6 =8)[view games]
Semion Alapin6.5/17(+5 -9 =3)[view games]
Max Harmonist6.5/17(+4 -8 =5)[view games]
Emmanuel Schiffers5/17(+2 -9 =6)[view games]
George Hatfeild Gossip3/17(+0 -11 =6)[view games]

Chessgames.com Historical Chess Event
Breslau (1889)
The sixth meeting of the Deutschen Schachkongresse took place in Breslau in 1889. It was the sixth master's tournament (Deutschen Schachbund) organized since its inception ten year's previously at Leipzig (1879).

Breslau 15-26 July

1st Tarrasch 13 /17 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2nd Burn 11/17 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 3rd Von Bardeleben 11 /17 0 * 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 4th Mieses 10/17 0 0 * 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 =5th Bauer 10 /17 0 * 1 1 1 1 0 1 =5th Paulsen 10 /17 0 1 0 * 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 =5th Gunsberg 10 /17 0 0 * 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 =8th Mason 9 /17 0 0 0 1 * 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 =8th Blackburne 9 /17 0 0 1 0 0 0 * 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 10th Berger 8/17 0 1 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 11th Schallopp 8 /17 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 * 0 0 1 1 1 1 12th Metger 7/17 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 * 0 1 =13th Fritz 7 /17 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 0 1 1 =13th Von Minckwitz 7 /17 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 * 1 0 1 1 =15th Alapin 6/17 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 * 1 0 =15th Harmonist 6/17 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 1 17th Schiffers 5 /17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 1 18th Gossip 3 /17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *

As in the previous five editions, the round robin tournament was an international event, pitting German masters against the best of Europe at the time. Germany was represented by its usual field of strong masters, including Louis Paulsen, Siegbert Tarrasch, Alexander Fritz, Max Harmonist, Johannes Metger, Jacques Mieses, Emil Schallopp, Curt von Bardeleben, Johannes Von Minckwitz, and Johann Bauer who had won his spot by winning the 1887 Frankfurt Hauptturnier master title. The German masters were joined from Great Britain by Joseph Henry Blackburne, who was the winner of the second Deutschen Schachbund at Berlin in 1881, Amos Burn, George Hatfeild Gossip, Isidor Gunsberg, and James Mason. The field was completed by Semion Alapin and Emmanuel Schiffers from Russia, and Johann Berger from Austria. The eighteen assembled chess masters participated in one of the strongest international events of 1889 (and many would make their way over to the United States to participate in the New York international tournament later in the year). The event was significant in signaling the arrival of Tarrasch as one of the top players in the latter 19th century. He won clear first, undefeated with +9 at the final, a whole point and half ahead of second place Burn. Tarrasch's play was soon considered a school of thought that would antagonize both Steinitz's methods as well as the school of chess thought Emanuel Lasker's play would represent later. Here, Tarrasch dominated with his so-called "correct play," and won international tournaments of merit up through the turn of the century. It was also the first of three eventual titles he would earn at the Deutschen Schachbund, a feat only to be matched by Carl Schlechter later.

Original Collection : Game Collection: Breslau 1889, by User: suenteus po 147

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 153  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J Minckwitz vs J Bauer 0-158 1889 BreslauB12 Caro-Kann Defense
2. E Schallopp vs A Fritz ½-½25 1889 BreslauC44 King's Pawn Game
3. Blackburne vs Metger 1-041 1889 BreslauA37 English, Symmetrical
4. J N Berger vs A Fritz  ½-½20 1889 BreslauC67 Ruy Lopez
5. Paulsen vs J N Berger 0-120 1889 BreslauC26 Vienna
6. Gunsberg vs Burn  ½-½42 1889 BreslauD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
7. Mieses vs J Mason 1-050 1889 BreslauC26 Vienna
8. Schiffers vs Alapin  1-025 1889 BreslauC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
9. Alapin vs Gossip  ½-½66 1889 BreslauC23 Bishop's Opening
10. Gossip vs Mieses  0-131 1889 BreslauC25 Vienna
11. Harmonist vs Schiffers  1-041 1889 BreslauB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
12. Tarrasch vs Von Bardeleben  ½-½25 1889 BreslauC42 Petrov Defense
13. Von Bardeleben vs Gunsberg  ½-½20 1889 BreslauC49 Four Knights
14. J Mason vs J Minckwitz  0-136 1889 BreslauC44 King's Pawn Game
15. J Bauer vs E Schallopp  1-064 1889 BreslauD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. Metger vs Tarrasch ½-½51 1889 BreslauC33 King's Gambit Accepted
17. Burn vs Harmonist  ½-½40 1889 BreslauC67 Ruy Lopez
18. Paulsen vs Blackburne  1-050 1889 BreslauC29 Vienna Gambit
19. Mieses vs Paulsen 1-031 1889 BreslauB24 Sicilian, Closed
20. J Minckwitz vs Metger  ½-½43 1889 BreslauC50 Giuoco Piano
21. A Fritz vs Burn 0-125 1889 BreslauC51 Evans Gambit
22. Alapin vs Blackburne 0-120 1889 BreslauB01 Scandinavian
23. Gunsberg vs J N Berger  1-076 1889 BreslauC50 Giuoco Piano
24. J Mason vs Gossip  1-053 1889 BreslauC77 Ruy Lopez
25. Harmonist vs Tarrasch 0-146 1889 BreslauC67 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 153  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-13-12  sneaky pete: The tournament table makes it clear there was only one BIG player in Breslau. All the others were midgets.
Dec-13-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Isidor Gunsberg a midget? All the man did was play a match for the title the following year (Steinitz-Gunsberg World Championship Match (1890)).
Dec-13-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: Well, I guess George Hatfeild Gossip was too busy yakkin' to take this tournament seriously, I mean look at where he ended up!
Dec-13-12  nok: <perfidious> That was for all but the most extremist Steinitz supporters, a Candidate match to play Tchigorin.
Dec-14-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <WannaBe> When even a ballet dancer finishes ahead of a Gossip.......
Dec-15-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <nok> You exhort others to deal in facts elsewhere, then come up with suppositions unsupported by evidence....
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