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Prague Tournament

Carl Schlechter13.5/19(+9 -1 =9)[view games]
Oldrich Duras13.5/19(+11 -3 =5)[view games]
Milan Vidmar13/19(+10 -3 =6)[view games]
Akiba Rubinstein12.5/19(+8 -2 =9)[view games]
Richard Teichmann12/19(+6 -1 =12)[view games]
Geza Maroczy11.5/19(+6 -2 =11)[view games]
Frank James Marshall11/19(+6 -3 =10)[view games]
Georg Salwe11/19(+7 -4 =8)[view games]
Paul Saladin Leonhardt11/19(+7 -4 =8)[view games]
David Janowski10.5/19(+9 -7 =3)[view games]
Fyodor Ivanovich Dus Chotimirsky9.5/19(+8 -8 =3)[view games]
Semion Alapin9/19(+5 -6 =8)[view games]
Jacques Mieses8.5/19(+5 -7 =7)[view games]
Hugo Suechting8.5/19(+2 -4 =13)[view games]
Rudolf Spielmann7.5/19(+6 -10 =3)[view games]
Ladislav Prokes6.5/19(+4 -10 =5)[view games]
Curt von Bardeleben6/19(+1 -8 =10)[view games]
Jan Kvicala5.5/19(+2 -10 =7)[view games]
Abram Isaakovich Rabinovich5/19(+2 -11 =6)[view games]
Frantisek Treybal4.5/19(+1 -11 =7)[view games]
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Chessgames.com Historical Chess Event
Prague (1908)
Played a few weeks after the other big Vienna (1908) international event of the year, Prague was also held in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the reign of Emperor Franz Joseph and featured most of the same big names with the addition of Vidmar. To wit:

Semion Alapin, Oldrich Duras, Fyodor Ivanovich Dus Chotimirsky, David Janowski, Dr. Jan Kvicala, Paul Saladin Leonhardt, Geza Maroczy, Frank James Marshall, Jacques Mieses, Ladislav Prokes, Abram Isaakovich Rabinovich, Akiba Rubinstein, Georg Salwe, Carl Schlechter, Rudolf Spielmann, Hugo Suechting, Richard Teichmann, Frantisek Treybal, Milan Vidmar, Curt von Bardeleben

Of the three co-winners at Vienna, Schlechter and Duras maintained their supremacy while Maroczy slipped back a bit. Schlechter was in the lead the whole way, with Vidmar nipping at his heels and Rubinstein never far behind. However, in the end it was Duras who caught up in round 18 after a couple of winning spurts. Duras and Schlechter were paired in the final round, but nothing happened and they drew quickly. Vidmar, 1/2-point behind coming in, was uanble to win with Black against Marshall and had to settle for third place.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 Duras * = 0 = 0 = 1 1 1 1 + 1 1 = = 1 0 + 1 1 13.5 2 Schlechter = * = = = = = 0 1 = 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 = 1 = 13.5 3 Vidmar 1 = * 0 = 0 0 = = 1 1 = = 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 13.0 4 Rubinstein = = 1 * = 0 1 = 1 0 = 1 = 1 1 = = = 1 1 12.5 5 Teichmann 1 = = = * = = = = = 0 = = 1 1 1 = = 1 1 12.0 6 Maroczy = = 1 1 = * 0 = = 0 = = = = 1 1 = 1 = 1 11.5 7 Leonhardt 0 = 1 0 = 1 * = = 0 1 = = = 0 1 = 1 1 1 11.0 8 Marshall 0 1 = = = = = * = 0 = 0 = = 1 1 1 1 1 = 11.0 9 Salwe 0 0 = 0 = = = = * 1 1 = 0 1 1 = 1 1 = 1 11.0 10 Janowski 0 = 0 1 = 1 1 1 0 * 0 1 1 0 0 1 = 1 1 0 10.5 11 Dus Chotimirsky - 0 0 = 1 = 0 = 0 1 * 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 9.5 12 Alapin 0 0 = 0 = = = 1 = 0 0 * = 1 1 0 1 1 = = 9.0 13 Suechting 0 0 = = = = = = 1 0 0 = * = = = = = = 1 8.5 14 Mieses = 0 0 0 0 = = = 0 1 1 0 = * 1 1 = 0 1 = 8.5 15 Spielmann = 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 = 0 * 1 1 0 = 1 7.5 16 Prokes 0 0 0 = 0 0 0 0 = 0 1 1 = 0 0 * 1 = 1 = 6.5 17 Von Bardeleben 1 0 0 = = = = 0 0 = 0 0 = = 0 0 * = = = 6.0 18 Kvicala - = 0 = = 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 1 1 = = * - = 5.5 19 Rabinovich 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 = 0 0 = = 0 = 0 = + * 1 5.0 20 Treybal 0 = 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 1 0 = 0 = 0 = = = 0 * 4.5

<Prizes>

1st-2nd: Duras, Schlechter (3500 kr.) 3rd: Vidmar (2000 kr.) 4th: Rubinstein (1500 kr.) 5th: Teichmann (who else?) (1000 kr.) 6th: Maroczy (800 kr.) 7th-9th: Leonhardt, Marshall Salwe (433 kr.) 10th: Janowski (200 kr.)

The games Duras 1 Dus Chotimirsky (round 1), Duras 1 Kvicala (round 18) and Rabinovich 1 Kvicala (round 19) were defaulted. The <British Chess Magazine> noted that Duras scored two wins by default, and it would appear that Kvicala did not play his last two games.

Sources:

American Chess Bulletin, April 1908, p.79
British Chess Magazine, July 1908, p.311
Chess Results, 1901-1920 / Gino Di Felice, p.109
Schaakcourant, 1908 (various issues)

Original collection: Game Collection: Prague 1908, by User: Phony Benoni

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 187  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Prokes vs Vidmar  0-148 1908 PragueC66 Ruy Lopez
2. A Rabinovich vs Marshall 0-134 1908 PragueD02 Queen's Pawn Game
3. Spielmann vs Schlechter 0-131 1908 PragueC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. Leonhardt vs Mieses ½-½50 1908 PragueB01 Scandinavian
5. Alapin vs Maroczy  ½-½31 1908 PragueD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
6. J Kvicala vs H Suechting  ½-½46 1908 PragueC48 Four Knights
7. Salwe vs Rubinstein 0-199 1908 PragueC49 Four Knights
8. Teichmann vs Janowski  ½-½15 1908 PragueD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
9. Von Bardeleben vs F Treybal  ½-½47 1908 PragueD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
10. Maroczy vs A Rabinovich  ½-½27 1908 PragueC49 Four Knights
11. Vidmar vs Leonhardt 0-143 1908 PragueD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
12. H Suechting vs Von Bardeleben  ½-½18 1908 PragueC42 Petrov Defense
13. Spielmann vs Prokes 1-021 1908 PragueC29 Vienna Gambit
14. Marshall vs Mieses  ½-½12 1908 PragueD00 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Alapin vs J Kvicala  1-051 1908 PragueD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
16. Teichmann vs Salwe ½-½40 1908 PragueC49 Four Knights
17. Rubinstein vs F Treybal 1-040 1908 PragueC88 Ruy Lopez
18. Schlechter vs Dus Chotimirsky 1-026 1908 PragueD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
19. Janowski vs Duras 0-173 1908 PragueD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. A Rabinovich vs Schlechter 0-131 1908 PragueC29 Vienna Gambit
21. Leonhardt vs H Suechting  ½-½45 1908 PragueC66 Ruy Lopez
22. J Kvicala vs Teichmann  ½-½46 1908 PragueC49 Four Knights
23. Von Bardeleben vs Rubinstein ½-½61 1908 PragueB40 Sicilian
24. Mieses vs Duras  ½-½41 1908 PragueB15 Caro-Kann
25. Salwe vs Maroczy  ½-½34 1908 PragueD02 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 187  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-02-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: The 1908 'Wiener Schachzeitung' explains two wins by default on page 181 the following:

Duras vs. Duz Chotimirsky: <Dus war an der russischen Grenze aufgehalten worden, weil er sich nicht legitimiren konnte und inzwischen lief seine Turnieruhr in Prag, bis er kontumaziert wurde.> (Dus Chotimirsky was held back at the Russian border as he could not "legitimise" himself (possibly missing some necessary documents) while his clock was running and he forfeited.)

Dr. Kvicala - Duras: <Dr. Kvicala erhielt in dem Momente, wo er e2-e4 spielte, die Nachricht vom Ableben seines Vaters und seiner Mutter und gab die Partie sofort auf.> (While executing e4 on the board, Dr. Kvicala got the news of his father's and mother's death and resigned immediately)

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