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Quadrangular Masters Tournament

Frank James Marshall5/6(+5 -1 =0)[games]
Oldrich Duras4/6(+4 -2 =0)[games]
Oscar Chajes2.5/6(+2 -3 =1)[games]
Charles Jaffe0.5/6(+0 -5 =1)[games] Chess Event Description
Quadrangular Masters (1913)
Quadrangular Tournament
Progressive Chess Club
New York, NY
August 27-September 12, 1913

"Frank J. Marshall, O. Duras, O. Chajes and C. Jaffe started last night the quadrangular masters tournament arranged by the Progressive Chess Club of Manhattan at the Café Monopol. The pairing for the first round brought together Marshall and Duras, the latter having the white side of queen's gambit declined. The Bohemian master was at his best and outplayed the United States champion, winning after 31 moves. In the other game, Jaffe played a queen's pawn's game against Chajes, a draw being recorded after 55 moves.

The time limit agreed upon was 30 moves in the first two hours and 15 moves an hour therafter. Richard Warburg was chosen as referee." (Brooklyn Daily Eagle, August 28, 1913).

That first round win gave Duras the lead for the first half of the tournament, but Marshall caught him by winning the return match in Round 4. Chajes upset Duras in Round 6, so Marshall won the tournament by winning his last five games. Jaffe did not score again after the Round 1 draw, which means you should be able to figure out the crosstable and progressive scores by yourself. However, that won't stop me from showing them to you anyway.

1 Marshall ** 01 11 11 5.0 2 Duras 10 ** 10 11 4.0 3 Chajes 00 01 ** ˝1 2.5 4 Jaffe 00 00 ˝0 ** 0.5

1 Marshall 0 1 2 3 4 5 2 Duras 1 2 3 3 3 4 3 Chajes ˝ ˝ ˝ 1˝ 2˝ 2˝ 4 Jaffe ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝

(For the record, Round 6 was played at the Rice Chess Club in Newark, New Jersey.)

Original collection: Game Collection: New York 1913 (Quadrangular), by User: Phony Benoni.

 page 1 of 1; 12 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Jaffe vs O Chajes  ½-½581913Quadrangular MastersD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Duras vs Marshall 1-0311913Quadrangular MastersD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. O Chajes vs Marshall  0-1431913Quadrangular MastersD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. C Jaffe vs Duras 0-1461913Quadrangular MastersD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
5. Duras vs O Chajes 1-0421913Quadrangular MastersD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. Marshall vs C Jaffe  1-0471913Quadrangular MastersD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. O Chajes vs C Jaffe  1-0521913Quadrangular MastersC12 French, McCutcheon
8. Marshall vs Duras  1-0811913Quadrangular MastersC21 Center Game
9. Marshall vs O Chajes 1-0521913Quadrangular MastersD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
10. Duras vs C Jaffe  1-0331913Quadrangular MastersD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
11. C Jaffe vs Marshall  0-1451913Quadrangular MastersD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
12. O Chajes vs Duras 1-0541913Quadrangular MastersD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  GrahamClayton: Would anyone have any details about the Progressive Chess Club, eg when it started and finished, location, and any famous players who were members?
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  AlbertoDominguez: Fun Fact: Duras is the only participant who never defeated Capablanca.
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