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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
American National Tournament

Jose Raul Capablanca11/13(+10 -1 =2)[games]
Frank James Marshall10.5/13(+8 -0 =5)[games]
Charles Jaffe9.5/12(+8 -1 =3)[games]
David Janowski8.5/12(+7 -2 =3)[games]
Oscar Chajes6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Abraham Kupchik5.5/11(+5 -5 =1)[games]
Norman Tweed Whitaker5.5/12(+5 -6 =1)[games]
Edward Tennenwurzel4.5/11(+3 -5 =3)[games]
Harry Kline4/11(+3 -6 =2)[games]
John Homer Stapfer4/8(+3 -3 =2)[games]
John Stuart Morrison3/10(+2 -6 =2)[games]
Solomon Rubinstein2/9(+2 -7 =0)[games]
Louis Bernard Zapoleon0.5/9(+0 -8 =1)[games]
Hermann Liebenstein0/8(+0 -8 =0)[games]

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
American National (1913)

Sponsored and hosted by the Manhattan Chess Club; managing directors, Hartwig Cassell and Hermann Helms. Time limit: 36 moves for the first two hours and 18 moves an hour thereafter, with play hours from 1 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. in each day, on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. William M De Visser as referee, and Louis Hein, as umpire, will be the officials (Pittsburgh Gazette Times, January 12 and 19, 1913).

This event should not be confused with New York (1913) (Rice Chess Club Tournament) or Quadrangular Masters (1913).

As an extra incentive, reports (New York Herald, February 5, 1913 and New York Sun, February 6, 1913) indicate that the top six finishers would qualify for the upcoming tournament in Havana (1913).

Capablanca won his first ten in a row, bringing up thoughts of a Lasker-like sweep, but a round 11 loss to Jaffe ended that possibility, and a draw in the next round with Chajes meant Marshall was only 1/2-point behind for their last round showdown. Capablanca, with White, played the Exchange French and Marshall soon acquiesced to the inevitable draw.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 Pts 1 Capablanca * = 0 1 = 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11.0 2 Marshall = * = = 1 = 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 = 10.5 3 Jaffe 1 = * 1 1 1 1 = 1 0 1 = 1 0 9.5 4 Janowski 0 = 0 * = = 1 1 1 1 1 = 1 1 9.0 5 Chajes = 0 0 = * 1 = 1 0 1 1 = 1 1 8.0 6 Stapfer 0 = 0 = 0 * = = 1 1 1 1 1 1 8.0 7 Kupchik 0 0 0 0 = = * = 1 1 0 1 1 1 6.5 8 Tennenwurzel 0 0 = 0 0 = = * 0 1 = 1 = 1 5.5 9 Whitaker 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 * 0 = 1 1 1 5.5 10 Rubinstein 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 0 1 1 = 4.5 11 Kline 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 = = 1 * = 0 1 4.5 12 Morrison 0 0 = = = 0 0 0 0 0 = * 1 1 4.0 13 Liebenstein 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 1 0 * 1 2.5 14 Zapoleon 0 = 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 0 * 2.0

Stapfer was unable to go to Havana, so Kupchik received his place.

A number of games are missing:

Round 8: Rubinstein 1/2 Zapoleon, Stapfer 1 Morrison, Tennenwurzel 1/2 Liebenstein
Round 9: Liebenstein 0 Rubinstein; Stapfer 1/2 Tennenwurzel
Round 11: Kupchik 1/2 Stapfer, Morrison 0 Whitaker (submitted 02/06/1913), Rubinstein 0 Chajes, Zapoleon 0 Liebenstein
Round 12: Janowski 1/2 Morrison; Kline 0 Liebenstein; Stapfer 1 Zapoleon; Whitaker 1 Tennenwurzel (Submitted 02/06/1913)
Round 13: Kupchik 1/2 Chajes; Liebenstein 0 Stapfer; Morrison 1/2 Kline; Rubinstein 1 Whitaker; Zapoleon 1 Jaffe

Original collection: Game Collection: Second American National Tournament (NY 1913), by User: Phony Benoni.

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 75  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J S Morrison vs O Chajes  ½-½391913American NationalD05 Queen's Pawn Game
2. N Whitaker vs H Kline  ½-½451913American NationalC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. Solomon Rubinstein vs J Stapfer 0-1341913American NationalA53 Old Indian
4. Kupchik vs L B Zapoleon  1-0571913American NationalD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
5. Capablanca vs H Liebenstein 1-0261913American NationalC46 Three Knights
6. E Tennenwurzel vs C Jaffe  ½-½411913American NationalD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Janowski vs Marshall ½-½361913American NationalC42 Petrov Defense
8. C Jaffe vs H Liebenstein  1-0441913American NationalC48 Four Knights
9. O Chajes vs L B Zapoleon  1-0331913American NationalA84 Dutch
10. Janowski vs Solomon Rubinstein  1-0371913American NationalB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
11. J S Morrison vs E Tennenwurzel  0-1381913American NationalD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
12. J Stapfer vs H Kline  1-0381913American NationalD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. N Whitaker vs Capablanca 0-1661913American NationalA46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Marshall vs Kupchik 1-0261913American NationalD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. Capablanca vs Janowski 1-0541913American NationalC48 Four Knights
16. H Liebenstein vs O Chajes  0-1791913American NationalC78 Ruy Lopez
17. Kupchik vs N Whitaker 1-0351913American NationalC22 Center Game
18. L B Zapoleon vs Marshall  ½-½231913American NationalB40 Sicilian
19. H Kline vs E Tennenwurzel  ½-½471913American NationalC13 French
20. J Stapfer vs C Jaffe 0-1291913American NationalA27 English, Three Knights System
21. Solomon Rubinstein vs J S Morrison  1-0341913American NationalC50 Giuoco Piano
22. Marshall vs H Liebenstein  1-0331913American NationalC21 Center Game
23. C Jaffe vs H Kline 1-0251913American NationalC44 King's Pawn Game
24. O Chajes vs J Stapfer  1-0611913American NationalC41 Philidor Defense
25. J S Morrison vs Capablanca 0-1241913American NationalA46 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-13-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: After round 1 was finished there was a speed chess competition won by Harry P Kline:

The New York Press, 21 Jan. 1913:

"From one of the strongest fields that has ever participated in the rapid transit tournaments of the Manhattan Chess Club, and which included six of the national tournament competitors, <Harry Kline of Boston> carried off the chief prize in the lightning contest played after the conclusion of the first round of the masters' competition, the time limit being ten seconds to a move. Kline, though he lost his individual encounter with F. J. Marshall, the United States champion, finished with a total of 12 to 2, or half a point better than the score of the latter. Charles Jaffe won the third prize with a score of 10 to 8. The fourth and fifth prises were divided between four players, who made scores of 8 to 5, viz, Major J. M. Hanham, L. B. Meyer, J. Rosenthal and G. H. Koehler. Oscar Chajes of Chicago was placed next with a score of 8 to 6. Other players were L. E. Zapoleon. H. Liebenstein, G. J. Belhoff, A. Pulvermacher, H. Wahrburg, H. Cabot and J. F. Smyth."

Apr-25-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Fusilli: This tournament is a reminder of the huge levels of immigration in America early in the twentieth century, which naturally included many chess masters, as it does today.

Of the 14 contenders, seven were born in Europe and migrated the the U.S.

Feb-07-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: "The following prizes will be held out to the players as inducements to do their best: First, $500; second, $350; third, $200; fourth, $100; fifth, $50. In addition, there will be consolation money to non-prize winners, the entrance fee having been set at $5. William M. de Visser has accepted the post of referee, and Louis Hein that of umpire. The tournament throughout will be under the personal direction of Hartwig Cassel and Hermann Helms> - <American Chess Bulletin>, February 1913, pg. 26.
Feb-07-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: "Consolation money, $70 (distributed in accordance with the proportionate values of the final scores): Chajes and Stapfer (in addition to the fifth prize), $35.88 ( the sum due the sixth player in the list); Kupchik, $23.20; Teneneurzel, $20.67; Whitaker, $18.91; Kline, $16.77; Morrison, $16.77; Zapolean, $16.18; Rubinstein, $13.84; Liebenstein, $7.79," - <American Chess Bulletin>, March 1913, pg. 51.
Feb-06-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  mifralu: I've posted two of the missing games here: Phony Benoni chessforum (kibitz #22703)
Feb-07-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: <submitted 02/06/1913> Things take time around here.
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