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American National Tournament

Jose Raul Capablanca11/13(+10 -1 =2)[view games]
Frank James Marshall10.5/13(+8 -0 =5)[view games]
Charles Jaffe9.5/12(+8 -1 =3)[view games]
David Janowski8.5/12(+7 -2 =3)[view games]
Oscar Chajes6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[view games]
Abraham Kupchik5.5/11(+5 -5 =1)[view games]
Edward Tennenwurzel4.5/10(+3 -4 =3)[view games]
John Homer Stapfer4/8(+3 -3 =2)[view games]
Harry Kline4/11(+3 -6 =2)[view games]
Norman Tweed Whitaker3.5/10(+3 -6 =1)[view games]
John Stuart Morrison3/9(+2 -5 =2)[view games]
Solomon Rubinstein2/9(+2 -7 =0)[view games]
Louis Bernard Zapoleon0.5/9(+0 -8 =1)[view games]
Hermann Liebenstein0/8(+0 -8 =0)[view 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, Rubinstein 0 Chajes, Zapoleon 0 Liebenstein

Round 12: Janowski 1/2 Morrison; Kline 0 Liebenstein; Stapfer 1 Zapoleon; Whitaker 1 Tennenwurzel

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 73  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. J S Morrison vs O Chajes  ½-½39 1913 American NationalD05 Queen's Pawn Game
2. N Whitaker vs H Kline  ½-½45 1913 American NationalC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. Solomon Rubinstein vs J Stapfer 0-134 1913 American NationalA53 Old Indian
4. Kupchik vs L B Zapoleon  1-057 1913 American NationalD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
5. Capablanca vs H Liebenstein 1-026 1913 American NationalC46 Three Knights
6. E Tennenwurzel vs C Jaffe  ½-½41 1913 American NationalD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Janowski vs Marshall ½-½36 1913 American NationalC42 Petrov Defense
8. C Jaffe vs H Liebenstein  1-044 1913 American NationalC48 Four Knights
9. O Chajes vs L B Zapoleon  1-033 1913 American NationalA84 Dutch
10. Janowski vs Solomon Rubinstein  1-037 1913 American NationalB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
11. J S Morrison vs E Tennenwurzel  0-138 1913 American NationalD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
12. J Stapfer vs H Kline  1-038 1913 American NationalD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. N Whitaker vs Capablanca 0-166 1913 American NationalA46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Marshall vs Kupchik 1-026 1913 American NationalD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. Capablanca vs Janowski 1-054 1913 American NationalC48 Four Knights
16. H Liebenstein vs O Chajes  0-179 1913 American NationalC78 Ruy Lopez
17. Kupchik vs N Whitaker 1-035 1913 American NationalC22 Center Game
18. L B Zapoleon vs Marshall  ½-½23 1913 American NationalB40 Sicilian
19. H Kline vs E Tennenwurzel  ½-½47 1913 American NationalC13 French
20. J Stapfer vs C Jaffe  0-129 1913 American NationalA27 English, Three Knights System
21. Solomon Rubinstein vs J S Morrison  1-034 1913 American NationalC50 Giuoco Piano
22. Marshall vs H Liebenstein  1-033 1913 American NationalC21 Center Game
23. C Jaffe vs H Kline 1-025 1913 American NationalC44 King's Pawn Game
24. O Chajes vs J Stapfer  1-061 1913 American NationalC41 Philidor Defense
25. J S Morrison vs Capablanca 0-124 1913 American 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.
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