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Lodz Tournament

Akiba Rubinstein9.5/16(+6 -3 =7)[view games]
Frank James Marshall7.5/15(+4 -4 =7)[view games]
Georg Salwe6/15(+2 -5 =8)[view games]

Chessgames.com Historical Chess Event
Lodz (1908)
Participants in order of finish were: Akiba Rubinstein, Frank James Marshall, and Georg Salwe.

1.Rubinstein XXXXXXXX =1==1001 011=1=== 9.5 2.Marshall =0==0110 XXXXXXXX ==01===1 8 3.Salwe 100=0=== ==10===0 XXXXXXXX 6.5

October of 1908 saw Frank Marshall visit Poland, where he played in a triangular match with the top two players, Rubinstein and Salwe, in Lodz; and in October-November, an 8 game match versus Rubinstein, Rubinstein - Marshall (1908), won by Rubinstein, 4.5 – 3.5, the same score as in their encounter at Lodz.

Andrew Soltis has pointed out in his book on Frank Marshall that Lodz 1908 would be a Category 13 event (average +2550) by today’s standards. Of all the tournaments held up to that time, only St. Petersburg 1895-96 (1895) was stronger.

The players took turns facing each other. We know the order of the Rubinstein-Marshall games, and the first Rubinstein – Salwe game, but we don’t know the order of the rest of the Rubinstein-Salwe games, nor the Marshall – Salwe games. I give the Rubinstein – Salwe games in the order in which they appear in Akiba Rubinstein: Uncrowned King by John Donaldson and Nikolay Minev. The order of the Marshall – Salwe games are taken from Dreimeisterkampf Marshall-Rubinstein-Salwe, gespielt in Lodz, October 1908 by Wolfgang Kubel. The Kubel book did not include the Rubinstein-Salwe games. One gamescore between Marshall and Salwe, game 6, is missing. It is known that it began with 1.d4 and ended in a draw.

Rubinstein received 400 rubles for his victory, Marshall 250, and Salwe 150.

N.B. Round numbers have been assigned based on the cross-table, color allocation, and known results to put the games into a more accurate version that has been done before. If dates are ever discovered, the order may be refined further.

Original collection: Game Collection: 1908 Lodz, by User: TheFocus

 page 1 of 1; 23 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Marshall vs Salwe 1-050 1908 LodzD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
2. Marshall vs Rubinstein 1-024 1908 LodzD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
3. Rubinstein vs Marshall 1-032 1908 LodzD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. Rubinstein vs Salwe 1-038 1908 LodzD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
5. Rubinstein vs Salwe 1-040 1908 LodzD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
6. Salwe vs Rubinstein  ½-½45 1908 LodzC49 Four Knights
7. Salwe vs Rubinstein ½-½24 1908 LodzC49 Four Knights
8. Salwe vs Rubinstein  ½-½38 1908 LodzC49 Four Knights
9. Rubinstein vs Salwe 0-151 1908 LodzC26 Vienna
10. Salwe vs Rubinstein 0-167 1908 LodzC49 Four Knights
11. Rubinstein vs Marshall 0-128 1908 LodzD02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Marshall vs Rubinstein 0-143 1908 LodzD02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Rubinstein vs Marshall  ½-½29 1908 LodzC28 Vienna Game
14. Marshall vs Salwe  1-039 1908 LodzD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
15. Salwe vs Marshall  1-047 1908 LodzC49 Four Knights
16. Salwe vs Marshall  ½-½56 1908 LodzC49 Four Knights
17. Salwe vs Marshall  ½-½46 1908 LodzC49 Four Knights
18. Salwe vs Marshall  ½-½40 1908 LodzC49 Four Knights
19. Marshall vs Rubinstein ½-½24 1908 LodzD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
20. Marshall vs Salwe  ½-½53 1908 LodzD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
21. Rubinstein vs Marshall 1-038 1908 LodzC49 Four Knights
22. Marshall vs Rubinstein ½-½33 1908 LodzD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
23. Rubinstein vs Salwe ½-½50 1908 LodzD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-12-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: This tournament was originally to be a quintangular one, with invitations sent also to Schlechter and Marco.
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