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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Paris Tournament

Emanuel Lasker14.5/16(+14 -1 =1)[view games]
Harry Nelson Pillsbury12.5/16(+12 -3 =1)[view games]
Geza Maroczy12/16(+11 -3 =2)[view games]
Frank James Marshall12/16(+11 -3 =2)[view games]
Amos Burn11/16(+11 -5 =0)[view games]
Mikhail Chigorin10.5/16(+9 -4 =3)[view games]
Jacques Mieses10/16(+10 -6 =0)[view games]
Georg Marco10/16(+10 -6 =0)[view games]
Carl Schlechter10/16(+9 -5 =2)[view games]
David Janowski9/16(+9 -7 =0)[view games]
Jackson Whipps Showalter9/16(+8 -6 =2)[view games]
James Mason4.5/16(+4 -11 =1)[view games]
Miklos Brody4/16(+4 -12 =0)[view games]
Leon Rosen3/16(+3 -13 =0)[view games]
James Mortimer2/16(+2 -14 =0)[view games]
Manuel Sterling1/16(+1 -15 =0)[view games]
M Didier1/16(+1 -15 =0)[view games]
M Brody / L Rosen1/1(+1 -0 =0)[view games]
A Burn + J Mieses0.5/1(+0 -0 =1)[view games]
Geza Maroczy / Jackson Showalter0.5/1(+0 -0 =1)[view games]
Pillsbury / Fazy0/1(+0 -1 =0)[view games]
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Chessgames.com Historical Chess Event
Paris (1900)
As early as 1851, master chess tournaments had been organized to be played during World's Fairs and Exhibitions. The cities that hosted many of these tournaments that later become famous for their strength and importance included London in 1851 and 1862, Vienna in 1873, and Philadelphia in 1876, but it was Paris that hosted the most, with three tournaments during three Exhibitions, in 1867, 1878, and finally in 1900. This last Exhibition proved to be the final time that an international chess tournament would be organized, after two World Fairs had already been held without chess tournaments, in Paris in 1889 and in Chicago in 1893. The tournament of Paris in 1900 was held from May 17th until June 20th in the Grand Cercle. A significant portion of Paris was used for the World's Fair as the first Metro line was connected to the exhibition area. Among the participants to the tournament were the World Champion Emanuel Lasker, winner of Hastings 1895 Harry Nelson Pillsbury, and James Mason who won the World's Fair tournament in Philadelphia twenty-four years earlier. This tournament also marked the international debut of the American chess master Frank James Marshall. The time control for the tournament was 30 moves in two hours, followed by 15 moves in one hour. Every draw had to be replayed once with the chess masters switching colors and the result of the replayed game standing as the final score of the encounter, win, lose, or draw. Two consultation games were also played as a special event of the tournament. One game decided by forfeit, Miklos Brody's first round loss to Amos Burn, is not included in this collection. Lasker triumphed in one of his greatest tournament victories, drawing quickly against Mikhail Chigorin in the final round to secure first place and losing only one game to the twenty-four year old Marshall. Marshall enjoyed great success at Paris with a shared third with Geza Maróczy behind second place Pillsbury, and he would go on to challenge Lasker for the world title seven years later. Lasker collected 5000 Francs for his win, and the following seven places earned cash prizes as well, though Carl Schlechter was denied one since he scored less wins than either Georg Marco and Jacques Mieses. The top four places also received Sčvres vases, which was a tradition from prize ceremonies during Paris 1867 and 1878, a tradition which sadly ended with this, the last of the World's Fair tournaments.

The final standings and crosstable. (Note: crosstable displays only final results, not unplayed draws):

1st Lasker 14.5/16 * 1 0 1 1 ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2nd Pillsbury 12.5/16 0 * 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 =3rd Marshall 12.0/16 1 1 * 0 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 =3rd Maróczy 12.0/16 0 0 1 * 0 ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5th Burn 11.0/16 0 1 0 1 * 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 6th Chigorin 10.5/16 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 1 * 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 =7th Schlechter 10.0/16 0 0 ˝ ˝ 0 1 * 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 =7th Marco 10.0/16 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 * 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 =7th Mieses 10.0/16 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 =10th Showalter 9.0/16 0 ˝ 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 * 0 ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 =10th Janowski 9.0/16 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 12th Mason 4.5/16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 * 1 0 1 1 1 13th Brody 4.0/16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 14th Rosen 3.0/16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 0 1 1 15th Mortimer 2.0/16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 0 1 =16th Sterling 1.0/16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 0 =16th Didier 1.0/16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 *

Original collection: Game Collection: Paris 1900, by User: suenteus po 147

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 164  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Maroczy / Showalter vs Burn/Mieses  ½-½38 1900 ParisB58 Sicilian
2. G Marco vs Janowski 0-146 1900 ParisC67 Ruy Lopez
3. Maroczy vs J Mason  1-076 1900 ParisD53 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Mieses vs M Sterling  1-035 1900 ParisC26 Vienna
5. L Rosen vs Didier ½-½25 1900 ParisC51 Evans Gambit
6. Pillsbury vs Showalter  ½-½52 1900 ParisD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
7. J Mortimer vs Marshall  0-139 1900 ParisC42 Petrov Defense
8. Schlechter vs Lasker 0-149 1900 ParisC50 Giuoco Piano
9. Chigorin vs Pillsbury  0-137 1900 ParisC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
10. Janowski vs J Mortimer  1-053 1900 ParisD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Burn vs M Sterling  1-027 1900 ParisD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Showalter vs Schlechter  ½-½48 1900 ParisC77 Ruy Lopez
13. Maroczy vs M Brody  ½-½33 1900 ParisC77 Ruy Lopez
14. Mieses vs L Rosen 1-051 1900 ParisC01 French, Exchange
15. J Mason vs G Marco 0-176 1900 ParisC29 Vienna Gambit
16. Lasker vs Didier  1-030 1900 ParisD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Showalter vs Pillsbury  ½-½45 1900 ParisC67 Ruy Lopez
18. Didier vs L Rosen 0-144 1900 ParisC11 French
19. Schlechter vs Showalter 1-032 1900 ParisC67 Ruy Lopez
20. M Brody vs Maroczy  0-132 1900 ParisC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
21. M Sterling vs Maroczy  0-154 1900 ParisB40 Sicilian
22. Schlechter vs Chigorin  1-048 1900 ParisC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. L Rosen vs Burn  0-160 1900 ParisB57 Sicilian
24. Lasker vs Mieses 1-029 1900 ParisD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
25. J Mortimer vs J Mason  ½-½39 1900 ParisC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 164  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-03-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: amateurs!
Dec-03-13  RookFile: Marshall defeats both Lasker and Pillsbury in this event.
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