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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Paris Tournament

Emanuel Lasker14.5/16(+14 -1 =1)[games]
Harry Nelson Pillsbury12.5/16(+12 -3 =1)[games]
Frank James Marshall12/16(+11 -3 =2)[games]
Geza Maroczy12/16(+11 -3 =2)[games]
Amos Burn11/16(+11 -5 =0)[games]
Mikhail Chigorin10.5/16(+9 -4 =3)[games]
Carl Schlechter10/16(+9 -5 =2)[games]
Georg Marco10/16(+10 -6 =0)[games]
Jacques Mieses10/16(+10 -6 =0)[games]
Jackson Whipps Showalter9/16(+8 -6 =2)[games]
David Janowski9/16(+9 -7 =0)[games]
James Mason4.5/16(+4 -11 =1)[games]
Miklos Brody4/16(+4 -12 =0)[games]
Leon Rosen3/16(+3 -13 =0)[games]
James Mortimer2/16(+2 -14 =0)[games]
Manuel Marquez Sterling1/16(+1 -15 =0)[games]
M Didier1/16(+1 -15 =0)[games]
M Brody / L Rosen1/1(+1 -0 =0)[games]
A Burn + J Mieses0.5/1(+0 -0 =1)[games]
Geza Maroczy / Jackson Showalter0.5/1(+0 -0 =1)[games]
Pillsbury / Fazy0/1(+0 -1 =0)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
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 became 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 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 (Brody / Rosen vs Pillsbury / Fazy, 1900 and Maroczy / Showalter vs Burn/Mieses, 1900). 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-two 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):

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Pts 1 Lasker * 1 0 1 1 ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 14˝ 2 Pillsbury 0 * 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 12˝ =3 Marshall 1 1 * 0 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 12 =3 Maróczy 0 0 1 * 0 ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 12 5 Burn 0 1 0 1 * 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 6 Chigorin ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 1 * 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10˝ =7 Schlechter 0 0 ˝ ˝ 0 1 * 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 =7 Marco 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 * 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 =7 Mieses 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 =10 Showalter 0 ˝ 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 * 0 ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 9 =10 Janowski 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 9 12 Mason 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 * 1 0 1 1 1 4˝ 13 Brody 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 4 14 Rosen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 0 1 1 3 15 Mortimer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 0 1 2 =16 Sterling 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 0 1 =16 Didier 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 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 YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Rosen vs Didier ½-½251900ParisC51 Evans Gambit
2. Pillsbury vs Showalter ½-½521900ParisD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
3. G Marco vs Janowski 0-1461900ParisC67 Ruy Lopez
4. Maroczy vs J Mason 1-0761900ParisD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. J Mieses vs M M Sterling 1-0351900ParisC26 Vienna
6. J Mortimer vs Marshall 0-1391900ParisC42 Petrov Defense
7. Schlechter vs Lasker 0-1491900ParisC50 Giuoco Piano
8. Showalter vs Schlechter ½-½481900ParisC77 Ruy Lopez
9. Maroczy vs M Brody ½-½331900ParisC78 Ruy Lopez
10. Chigorin vs Pillsbury 0-1371900ParisC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
11. Janowski vs J Mortimer 1-0531900ParisD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Burn vs M M Sterling 1-0271900ParisD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Lasker vs Didier 1-0301900ParisD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. J Mason vs G Marco 0-1761900ParisC29 Vienna Gambit
15. J Mieses vs L Rosen 1-0511900ParisC01 French, Exchange
16. Showalter vs Pillsbury ½-½451900ParisC67 Ruy Lopez
17. Schlechter vs Showalter 1-0321900ParisC67 Ruy Lopez
18. Didier vs L Rosen 0-1441900ParisC11 French
19. M Brody vs Maroczy 0-1321900ParisC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
20. Lasker vs J Mieses 1-0291900ParisD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
21. Schlechter vs Chigorin 1-0481900ParisC78 Ruy Lopez
22. L Rosen vs Burn 0-1601900ParisB30 Sicilian
23. Marshall vs Janowski 0-1541900ParisC45 Scotch Game
24. G Marco vs M Brody 1-0411900ParisC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. J Mortimer vs J Mason ½-½391900ParisC43 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.
Mar-27-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <(Note: crosstable displays only final results, not unplayed draws)>

What's an unplayed draw?

Mar-27-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  jnpope: I suspect the submitter meant to say that "initial draws" are not shown. At Paris 1900, if a game was drawn it did not count and a second game had to be played. The second game, if drawn, did count.

Someone should redo/reformat the crosstable with the complete results (IMO).

Mar-27-17  zanzibar: In ZanBase the non-scoring draws are scored as "*" results in the PGN.

That allows SCID and other software to render the correct xtabs automatically.

I've advocated for this convention to be adopted more broadly, perhaps with a comment in each game's PGN.

So far I think ZanBase is unique in this aspect.

(The PGN standard should be extended to actually allow arbitrary point assignments for each game - perhaps even for each player. That might be too much to hope for, but the "*"-convention is there already, if one wishes to utilize it.)

Mar-28-17  zanzibar: Here's a direct link to the xtab from Rosenthal's 1901 tb:

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt...

(Thanks, as always, to <Calli> for the tb collection)

Mar-28-17  zanzibar: It would be nice to remove the consultation entries from the player list.

I have some thoughts about how to handle all this, by now, quite ancient history on Zanchess. Too bad <CG> didn't follow along to clean all this up.

At the least, <CG> might adopt a systematic convention on consultation pairings:

M Brody / L Rosen vs.

A Burn + J Mieses

.

Mar-28-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: A crosstable to make Petrosian or Giri quail in horror: so few draws!
Jun-06-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: <jnpope: I suspect the submitter meant to say that "initial draws" are not shown. At Paris 1900, if a game was drawn it did not count and a second game had to be played. The second game, if drawn, did count. Someone should redo/reformat the crosstable with the complete results (IMO).>

I agree. The cross-table should reflect the initial draws where applicable.

Jun-06-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: First Brilliancy Prize and 500 francs went to Mieses for his game against Janowski.

Second Brilliancy Prize and 300 francs went to Chigorin for his game against Mortimer.

Jun-10-17  zanzibar: Before there was Rogoff, there was

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Rule #14

Political and religious discussion are interdicted, under the penalty of immediate exclusion.

>

BDE 1900-02-12 p14

https://bklyn.newspapers.com/The%20...

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Apr-21-18  zanzibar: A Getty high-quality photograph of all the contestants:

https://www.gettyimages.com/license...

(A search on <Paris 1900 chess> fails, but <Paris 1900 schach> succeeds)

Apr-21-18  rgr459: Mssr Didier was cannon-fodder
Apr-22-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: A phrase to freeze the blood of every right-minded chess historian:
<Draws were replayed>.
Apr-22-18  zanzibar: <<offramp> A phrase to freeze the blood of every right-minded chess historian: <Draws were replayed>.>

It's not so bad, if one goes *-y-eyes.

Apr-22-18  zanzibar: The real trouble begins when draws are replayed the first time, and scored 1/4-point the next.
Dec-10-18  Saniyat24: Lasker pummeled them...!
Jan-27-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  jnpope: As near as I can identify:
Seated (left to right):
1. Marco;
2. Mieses;
3. Schlechter;
4. Rosen;
5. Weiss;
6. Maroczy;
7. Barteling;
8. Brody;
9. Pillsbury;
10. Showalter;
11. de Weerth;

Standing (left to right):
12. de Riviere;
13. Bartmann;
14. NN;
15. Kriegeskotte;
16. NN;
17. Marshall;
18. NN
19. NN;
20. Janowski;
21. Chigorin;

Can anyone identify individuals 14, 16, 18 or 19?

Louis Barteling and Isidore Weiss were professional French checker players.

I haven't been able to get better identifications on de Weerth and Kriegeskotte, but they may have been amateur chess/salta players from Germany. Kriegeskotte shows up in the index to Richard Forster's book on Amos Burn (sadly I do not own a copy yet).

<zanzibar: A Getty high-quality photograph of all the contestants: https://www.gettyimages.com/license...
(A search on <Paris 1900 chess> fails, but <Paris 1900 schach> succeeds)>

Jan-27-19  login:

From left: de Riviere, Marco, Bartmann, Alieses, Kriegeskotte, Schlechter, Rosen, Marshall, Weiss, Maroczy, Barteling, Brody, Pillsbury, Showalter, Janowski, de Weerth, Tschigorin

Labeling 'ullstein Bild'

Jan-27-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  jnpope: <login>: The data from the Getty website is not a very trustworthy source (i.e. Alieses). There was no "Alieses" playing in the 1900 Paris Salta tournament, however, Jacques Mieses was a participant. And they only bother listing 17 of the 21 names without a proper identification key, leaving four people in the photograph unidentified.
Jan-27-19  zanzibar: <login> what does <'ullstein Bild'> mean? (??? picture)

Oh, maybe this:

https://www.ullsteinbild.de/

??

I couldn't find the picture there, but are we to assume you did and they gave the labeling in your post?

Is anything publicly available there?

.

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