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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Nuremberg Tournament

Simon Winawer14/18(+13 -3 =2)[view games]
Joseph Henry Blackburne13.5/18(+11 -2 =5)[view games]
James Mason12/18(+8 -2 =8)[view games]
Johann Nepomuk Berger11.5/18(+7 -2 =9)[view games]
Curt von Bardeleben11/18(+8 -4 =6)[view games]
Fritz Riemann10.5/18(+7 -4 =7)[view games]
Henry Edward Bird10.5/18(+8 -5 =5)[view games]
Emil Schallopp10/18(+9 -7 =2)[view games]
Jacques Schwarz9.5/18(+6 -5 =7)[view games]
Max Weiss9/18(+5 -5 =8)[view games]
Vincenz Hruby9/18(+5 -5 =8)[view games]
Arnold Schottlaender8.5/18(+4 -5 =9)[view games]
Martin Bier8/18(+6 -8 =4)[view games]
Louis Paulsen8/18(+5 -7 =6)[view games]
Wilfried Paulsen6.5/18(+4 -9 =5)[view games]
Alexander Fritz5.5/18(+3 -10 =5)[view games]
Isidor Gunsberg5/18(+4 -12 =2)[view games]
Max Lange5/18(+4 -12 =2)[view games]
Karl Leffmann4/18(+1 -11 =6)[view games]
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Chessgames.com Historical Chess Event
Nuremberg (1883)
The third meeting of the Deutschen Schachkongresse took place in Nuremberg in 1883. It was the third master's tournament (Deutschen Schachbund) organized in the two years since Joseph Henry Blackburne last won the Berlin (1881) tournament.

Nuremberg 16-30 July

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 Winawer * 0 1 1 1 1 = 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 = 14.0 2 Blackburne 1 * 0 = = 1 1 0 1 1 1 = = 1 1 1 1 1 = 13.5 3 Mason 0 1 * = = 1 = = = = = 1 1 1 = 0 1 1 1 12.0 4 Berger 0 = = * 0 = = 1 1 1 = = = 1 = = 1 1 1 11.5 5 Von Bardeleben 0 = = 1 * 0 = 0 1 = 0 = = 1 1 1 1 1 1 11.0 6 Bird 0 0 0 = 1 * 1 0 = 1 1 0 1 1 1 = = 1 = 10.5 7 Riemann = 0 = = = 0 * 1 0 = 0 = 1 1 1 1 1 = 1 10.5 8 Schallopp 0 1 = 0 1 1 0 * 0 1 1 0 1 = 0 0 1 1 1 10.0 9 Schwarz 0 0 = 0 0 = 1 1 * = = = 1 0 = 1 = 1 1 9.5 10 Weiss 1 0 = 0 = 0 = 0 = * = 1 0 = = 1 1 1 = 9.0 11 Hruby 0 0 = = 1 0 1 0 = = * = = = = 1 1 0 1 9.0 12 Schottlaender 0 = 0 = = 1 = 1 = 0 = * = 0 0 1 1 = = 8.5 13 Paulsen, L 0 = 0 = = 0 0 0 0 1 = = * 1 1 = 1 1 0 8.0 14 Bier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 1 = = 1 0 * 1 = 1 1 1 8.0 15 Paulsen, W 0 0 = = 0 0 0 1 = = = 1 0 0 * 0 0 1 1 6.5 16 Fritz 0 0 1 = 0 = 0 1 0 0 0 0 = = 1 * 0 0 = 5.5 17 Gunsberg 1 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 = 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 * 0 1 5.0 18 Lange 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 0 1 = 0 0 0 1 1 * 1 5.0 19 Leffmann = = 0 0 0 = 0 0 0 = 0 = 1 0 0 = 0 0 * 4.0

As in the previous two 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 and Wilfred Paulsen, Max Lange, and the winner of the 1881 hauptturnier in Berlin, Curt Von Bardeleben. England was represented by the previous Schachkongresse winner Blackburne, James Mason, and Henry Edward Bird. Isidor Gunsberg and Max Weiss represented the Austrio-Hungarian empire, and Simon Winawer had journeyed from Poland. After the international tournaments in Vienna in 1882 and in London this same year, the Deutschen Schachbund was no longer the sole strongest tournament in which to participate. However, the contests that ensued were hard fought and showcased the brilliance of the best players at the time. Winawer, who had shared first in Vienna with the great Wilhelm Steinitz the previous year finished sole first here with a crushing score of fourteen points out of eighteen games. Blackburne almost duplicated his finish from Berlin two years earlier, even going so far as defeating tournament winner Winawer in their head-to-head game, but his greater number of draws was only good enough for second place half a point behind. Blackburne's countryman Mason took third, and the final places were filled out by German masters Johann Berger and newly titled master Bardeleben. The Hauptturnier that ran concurrently with the Schachbund during this third congress saw young Siegbert Tarrasch win his master title and the opportunity to play in the next edition of the Schachkongresse. Of note, Lange forfeited his five final games. There were also two forfeits in the last round: Wilfred forfeited his game against his brother Louis, and Max Bier forfeited his game against Mason. These games have been omitted from this collection. Finally, this was a last hurrah for Winawer. He had been one of the world's strongest chess masters for the past 15 years, but his poor showing at London earlier in the year convinced him to retire. It was only by being ambushed by tournament organizers in Nuremberg (he had traveled there to see a dentist) that he was convinced into participating, making this his last great international chess tournament victory.

Hamburg (1885) was the next DSB Kongress.

(1) Detailed report with illustrations: http://www.chessarch.com/archive/00.... (2) Original collection: Game Collection: Nuremberg 1883, by User: suenteus po 147

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 164  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. F Riemann vs Blackburne  0-134 1883 NurembergC01 French, Exchange
2. K Leffmann vs W Paulsen  0-149 1883 NurembergB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
3. Gunsberg vs Winawer  1-055 1883 NurembergD02 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Gunsberg vs M Lange 0-197 1883 NurembergD05 Queen's Pawn Game
5. J N Berger vs Paulsen  ½-½27 1883 NurembergB58 Sicilian
6. Max Weiss vs F Riemann  ½-½46 1883 NurembergC49 Four Knights
7. J Schwarz vs M Bier  0-124 1883 NurembergC77 Ruy Lopez
8. Blackburne vs M Bier 1-036 1883 NurembergC45 Scotch Game
9. A Fritz vs W Paulsen 1-066 1883 NurembergB40 Sicilian
10. Von Bardeleben vs Winawer 0-158 1883 NurembergD04 Queen's Pawn Game
11. K Leffmann vs Max Weiss  ½-½49 1883 NurembergC70 Ruy Lopez
12. Bird vs J Schwarz ½-½10 1883 NurembergC13 French
13. A Schottlaender vs Bird 1-075 1883 NurembergB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
14. E Schallopp vs V Hruby  1-034 1883 NurembergC22 Center Game
15. Paulsen vs V Hruby  ½-½40 1883 NurembergC49 Four Knights
16. A Schottlaender vs J N Berger  ½-½22 1883 NurembergC50 Giuoco Piano
17. Von Bardeleben vs M Lange 1-027 1883 NurembergD02 Queen's Pawn Game
18. A Fritz vs J Mason 1-021 1883 NurembergC13 French
19. V Hruby vs M Bier  ½-½44 1883 NurembergD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
20. A Schottlaender vs Von Bardeleben ½-½24 1883 NurembergC77 Ruy Lopez
21. F Riemann vs J N Berger  ½-½60 1883 NurembergC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
22. A Fritz vs K Leffmann  ½-½23 1883 NurembergC49 Four Knights
23. Winawer vs Bird 1-031 1883 NurembergC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
24. Max Weiss vs E Schallopp 0-120 1883 NurembergC77 Ruy Lopez
25. J Mason vs Gunsberg 1-040 1883 NurembergA40 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-24-13  thomastonk: See also http://www.chessarch.com/archive/00....
Dec-24-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: <thoomastonk> That is exactly how I picture Bird, gently contemplating yet another eccentricity.
Jan-10-14  thomastonk: I got this week a copy of the tournament book, and this confirmed my sneaking suspicion: the introduction needs improvement and correction.

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Joost van Winsen mentions in his excellent article (link see above) that the 'tooth story' is not mentioned in German sources and the tournament book, and that no particulars have been found of Winawer's time of arrival. But the tournament book (p 27) gives a little bit of information and confirms everything else of Hoffer's story: "Die Vorwoche des Kongresses führte eine stattliche Anzahl von Schachspielern und Schachfreunden in Nürnberg zusammen. Ohne die Absicht, sich daselbst längere Zeit aufhalten zu wollen, berühte S.Winawer Nürnberg auf der Reise von London nach Wien, wohin er sich zunächst begeben wollte, und wurde selbstverständlich von den Nürnbergers nicht wieder losgelassen; -- dafür nahm er auch später den ersten Preis mit sich."

Rough translation: "In the week before the congress, a considerable number of chess players and chess lovers were present in Nuremberg. On a journey from London to Vienna Winawer arrived in Nuremberg without the intent to stay there for a longer time, and naturally the people from Nuremberg don't let him go; -- in exchange he took afterwards the first prize with him."

After Winawer the chess players from England and Vienna are mentioned, and then both Paulsens.

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