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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Copenhagen Tournament

Aron Nimzowitsch8/10(+6 -0 =4)[view games]
Friedrich Saemisch6/10(+4 -2 =4)[view games]
Savielly Tartakower6/10(+4 -2 =4)[view games]
Rudolf Spielmann5.5/10(+3 -2 =5)[view games]
Egil Jacobsen3/10(+1 -5 =4)[view games]
Jorgen Moeller1.5/10(+0 -7 =3)[view games]

Chessgames.com Historical Chess Event
Copenhagen (1923)
In the wake of the Great War, Aron Nimzowitsch returned to international chess play after a long absence. In his new home city of Copenhagen, Denmark Nimzowitsch met three other masters and two Danish players for a double round robin tournament held from March 3rd to the 14th in 1923. During this fertile period of the hypermodern school, Nimzowitsch's style shone brilliantly as he took first place a full two points ahead of the rest of the field, with a brilliancy against Friedrich Sämisch which has since been referred to as "The Immortal Zugzwang Game."

The final standings and crosstable:

1st Nimzowitsch 8.0/10 ** 1½ 11 ½½ 11 ½1 =2nd Tartakower 6.0/10 0½ ** 0½ ½1 ½1 11 =2nd Sämisch 6.0/10 00 1½ ** ½1 ½1 ½1 4th Spielmann 5.5/10 ½½ ½0 ½0 ** ½1 11 5th Jacobsen 3.0/10 00 ½0 ½0 ½0 ** ½1 6th Möller 1.5/10 ½0 00 ½0 00 ½0 **

Original collection: Game Collection: Copenhagen 1923, by User: suenteus po 147

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 30  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Nimzowitsch vs Saemisch 1-054 1923 CopenhagenE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
2. Tartakower vs E Jacobsen  ½-½44 1923 CopenhagenC45 Scotch Game
3. Spielmann vs J Moeller  1-053 1923 CopenhagenC28 Vienna Game
4. J Moeller vs Nimzowitsch  ½-½30 1923 CopenhagenC01 French, Exchange
5. E Jacobsen vs Saemisch 0-136 1923 CopenhagenB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
6. Tartakower vs Spielmann  ½-½54 1923 CopenhagenD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
7. Spielmann vs E Jacobsen  1-035 1923 CopenhagenC33 King's Gambit Accepted
8. Nimzowitsch vs Tartakower 1-045 1923 CopenhagenA06 Reti Opening
9. Saemisch vs J Moeller  ½-½53 1923 CopenhagenD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
10. Spielmann vs Nimzowitsch  ½-½39 1923 CopenhagenC01 French, Exchange
11. Tartakower vs Saemisch  0-149 1923 CopenhagenC01 French, Exchange
12. E Jacobsen vs J Moeller 1-049 1923 CopenhagenA84 Dutch
13. Saemisch vs Spielmann  1-030 1923 CopenhagenA52 Budapest Gambit
14. J Moeller vs Tartakower  0-151 1923 CopenhagenB41 Sicilian, Kan
15. Nimzowitsch vs E Jacobsen  1-063 1923 CopenhagenD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Saemisch vs Nimzowitsch 0-125 1923 CopenhagenE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
17. E Jacobsen vs Tartakower 0-134 1923 CopenhagenD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
18. J Moeller vs Spielmann  0-130 1923 CopenhagenC77 Ruy Lopez
19. Spielmann vs Tartakower 0-133 1923 CopenhagenB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
20. Saemisch vs E Jacobsen  ½-½60 1923 CopenhagenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. Nimzowitsch vs J Moeller 1-049 1923 CopenhagenA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
22. J Moeller vs Saemisch  0-144 1923 CopenhagenD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. E Jacobsen vs Spielmann  ½-½76 1923 CopenhagenA57 Benko Gambit
24. Tartakower vs Nimzowitsch  ½-½23 1923 CopenhagenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
25. J Moeller vs E Jacobsen  ½-½41 1923 CopenhagenD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-30-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Karpova: Copenhagen International 6-player Tournament, March 4 to 15, 1923 (the adjourned game Saemisch vs J Moeller, 1923 was finished on March 15).

Prizes in Danish Krones:

1. 300

2. 200

3. 125

4. 100

Sharing 2nd to 3rd place, Sämisch and Dr. Tartakower got 162.5 each.

The playing fee was 10 DK per point, free travel and hotel.

The tournament was an initiative of the Chess Club <Industriforeningens Kampklub>. The tournament organizers were Dr. H Krause, lawyer Kinch and painter Ove Rützon.

Source: Dr. Tartakower on pp. 33-39 of the April 1923 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

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