|15th DSB Kongress (Nuremberg) (1906)|
Nuremberg, German Empire, 23 July – 12 August 1906
<Triumph for Marshall at Nuremberg>
1 Marshall X 1 = = = 1 1 1 = = = 1 = 1 1 1 1 12.5
2 Duras 0 X = = 0 = 1 1 = = 1 1 1 1 1 1 = 11.0
3 Schlechter = = X 1 = = = = 1 = = 1 1 1 = 0 1 10.5
4 Forgacs = = 0 X 1 1 0 = = = 1 1 = 1 = 1 1 10.5
5 Chigorin = 1 = 0 X 0 0 0 1 = 1 1 = 1 1 1 1 10.0
6 Salwe 0 = = 0 1 X = 0 1 1 = = 1 = 1 = 1 9.5
7 Wolf 0 0 = 1 1 = X 1 1 = = = 1 1 = = 0 9.5
8 Cohn 0 0 = = 1 1 0 X 0 = = 1 0 = = 1 1 8.0
9 Znosko-Borovsky = = 0 = 0 0 0 1 X 0 = 1 1 = 0 1 1 7.5
10 Tarrasch = = = = = 0 = = 1 X 0 0 = 0 = 1 1 7.5
11 Vidmar = 0 = 0 0 = = = = 1 X 0 0 1 = 1 1 7.5
12 Spielmann 0 0 0 0 0 = = 0 0 1 1 X 1 1 1 0 1 7.0
13 Swiderski = 0 0 = = 0 0 1 0 = 1 0 X 0 0 1 1 6.0
14 Fahrni 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 = = 1 0 0 1 X 1 1 0 5.5
15 Leonhardt 0 0 = = 0 0 = = 1 = = 0 1 0 X 0 = 5.5
16 Janowski 0 0 1 0 0 = = 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 X 0 4.0
17 Przepiorka 0 = 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 = 1 X 4.0
At a time when it was least expected of him, in view of the fatiguing ordeal at Ostend, Frank J. Marshall once again astounded the chess world at large and overjoyed his friends at home by carrying off highest honors in the international masters tournament during the fifteenth congress of the German Chess Association begun at the Hotel Luitpold, Nuremberg, on July 23. He accomplished this without the loss of a single game and, having in mind his victory at Cambridge Springs in 1904, the remark of Mr. Napier that “history repeats itself,’ is very apropos. To fully realize the significance of his performance it is merely necessary to recite the fact that Marshall drew his games with Tarrasch, Chigorin, Schlechter, Fleischmann, Znosko-Borowsky, Swiderski and Vidmar, winning the other nine games outright. He had a narrow escape with Znosko-Borowsky, to whom he lost a piece for two Pawns under an hallucination. Only a few of Marshall’s games have reached here, as it is the intention of Dr. Tarrasch to publish the full collection in the congress book. Wolf’s defeat by Marshall is classical in its beautiful conception. The young master’s success was the more gratifying from the fact that it occurred on the scene of his match with Dr. Tarrasch, which must now be regarded more in the light of a fiasco. Marshall returned home immediately after the conclusion of the tournament, arriving here on August 28. He expressed himself as ready to engage in a competition for the United States championship whenever such an event might be arranged.
Probably few tournaments can boast as many surprises as the Nuremberg congress of 1906. In the first place, another “dark horse” made its appearance in the person of O. Duras, of Prague, the Bohemian problem composer, who succeeded in finishing second, ahead of Carl Schlechter, recent winner of the Ostend tournament. Schlechter, though he lost but one game, to Janowski, had to be content to divide third and fourth prizes with Fleischmann, representative of the Forgacs Chess Club of Budapest. It is indeed gratifying to find the veteran Tschigorin again placed high in the list, after his recent poor showing. Most astonishing of all is the performance of Dr. Tarrasch, who, in tying for ninth, tenth and eleventh places, was credited with the most unsuccessful effort of his long career. Of sixteen games, he won only three. Deutsche Wochenschach advances physical indisposition as the cause, and it is also reported that the German champion tarried at Carlsbad for a spell prior to the Nuremberg meeting. Be this as it may, it is more likely that the time limit regulation, which permitted the contestants to practically play under a go-as-you-please schedule, and the further fact that he was more or less involved in the management of the congress, had much to do with the surprising failure scored by him. The position of Janowski at the end of the list is also something quite unheard of, but it is conceivable that the absence of a time limit and the consequent license allowed to all players of a dallying disposition had its full effect upon his nerves. The tournament, the outcome of which has furnished Americans genuine pleasure, affords plenty of scope for explanations and it stands to reason that the advent of the congress book will be awaited with unusual impatience – American Chess Bulletin, September 1906.
Based on an original collection by User: TheFocus.
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|Oct-12-13|| ||thomastonk: The introduction mentions certain time limit regulations which are not explained in detail. The DSZ 1906, p 159 describes them as follows.|
If the game is finished within the first session (usually 9 am until 2 pm), then no time violation has happened; if the game is continued, then the tournament director will decide after the end of the game whether some player exceeded the time limit. A small exceedance - say 5 minutes - has no implications; a considerable exceedance causes a penalty of 1 M (Mark) per minute. A player, who disturbs the tournament by playing too slow (i.e., an exceedance of 30 minutes), will also get a warning. Three warnings cause the elimination from the tournament, and the player will not be invited again.
Wow, das ist deutsche Gründlichkeit!
In another source I found descriptions of many strange games caused by these rules. E.g., some players, who spend too much time in the early phases of a drawn game added meaningless moves at the end to avoid a penalty or warning. Moreover, after a few rounds the players had to pay already more than 1000 M penalties. Is this true?
What else is known to have happened?
|Jun-27-17|| ||zanzibar: <thomastonk> yes, essential to mention the bizarre (retro-?) time controls - or, rather, apparent attempt to subvert time controls.|
Spraggett (kiddie-warning) deals with the topic:
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