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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Scheveningen Tournament

Alexander Alekhine11.5/13(+11 -1 =1)[games]
David Janowski11/13(+10 -1 =2)[games]
Adolf Georg Olland9/13(+8 -3 =2)[games]
Fred Dewhirst Yates8.5/13(+8 -4 =1)[games]
Edward Lasker8/13(+7 -4 =2)[games]
Jan Willem te Kolste7.5/13(+7 -5 =1)[games]
Gyula Breyer7.5/13(+7 -5 =1)[games]
Jacques Mieses6/13(+4 -5 =4)[games]
Fritz Englund5.5/13(+4 -6 =3)[games]
Klaas Geus5.5/13(+4 -6 =3)[games]
Rudolf Johannes Loman5/13(+4 -7 =2)[games]
Abraham Speijer4/13(+4 -9 =0)[games]
Willem Andreas Theodorus Schelfhout2/13(+2 -11 =0)[games]
Arnold van Foreest0/7(+0 -7 =0)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Scheveningen (1913)

Officially, this tournament celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the Nederlandschen Schaakbond, and was held in Scheveningen from July 28-August 8, 1913. It proved to be an early victory for Alekhine, in more ways than one. The competition consisted of:

Alexander Alekhine Gyula Breyer Fritz Englund Klaas Geus David Janowski Edward Lasker Rudolf Johannes Loman Jacques Mieses Adolf Georg Olland Willem Andreas Theodorus Schelfhout Abraham Speijer Jan Willem te Kolste Arnold van Foreest Fred Dewhirst Yates.

Alekhine clinched first place a round before the end by winning his first eight games and going on to accumulate 11/12, a draw with Yates being the only flaw. This was enough for the twenty-year-old to celebrate with a night of festivity before the last round.

Edward Lasker, in his book Chess Secrets I Learned From the Masters, recounts how he came along to the party and had his own troubles as a result. Janowski, meanwhile, took advantage of Alekhine's condition to defeat him in the last round and impress his admirers no end, even if it made no difference in the final result. Speaking of which:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 1 Alekhine X 0 1 = 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11.5 2 Janowski 1 X = 0 1 1 1 = 1 1 1 1 1 1 11.0 3 Olland 0 = X 0 1 1 1 = 0 1 1 1 1 1 9.0 4 Yates = 1 1 X 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 8.5 5 Lasker 0 0 0 1 X 0 = 1 1 1 = 1 1 1 8.0 6 te Kolste 0 0 0 1 1 X 0 0 = 1 1 1 1 1 7.5 7 Breyer 0 0 0 0 = 1 X 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 7.5 8 Mieses 0 = = 0 0 1 0 X = = 1 0 1 1 6.0 9 Englund 0 0 1 0 0 = 0 = X = 0 1 1 1 5.5 10 Geus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 = = X = 1 1 1 5.5 11 Loman 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 0 1 = X 1 1 1 5.0 12 Speijer 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 X 0 1 4.0 13 Schelfhout 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 X 1 2.0 14 Van Foreest 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 0.0

<Round by round results>

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 1 Alekhine 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 = 1 1 1 0 11.5 2 Janowski 1 1 1 1 1 1 = = 1 1 0 1 1 11.0 3 Olland 0 = 1 1 0 1 = 1 0 1 1 1 1 9.0 4 Yates 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 = 0 1 0 1 8.5 5 Lasker 1 1 = 0 1 = 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 8.0 6 te Kolste 0 0 = 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 7.5 7 Breyer 1 1 = 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 7.5 8 Mieses 0 = 0 1 0 0 0 = 1 = = 1 1 6.0 9 Englund 1 0 = 0 = 1 1 0 1 = 0 0 0 5.5 10 Geus 1 1 0 0 = 0 1 1 0 0 = = 0 5.5 11 Loman 1 0 0 0 0 = 0 1 0 0 1 = 1 5.0 12 Speijer 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 13 Schelfhout 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 14 Van Foreest 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0

<Progressive scores>

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 1 Alekhine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 8 9 10 11 11 2 Janowski 1 2 3 4 5 6 6 7 8 9 9 10 11 3 Olland 0 1 2 2 3 4 5 5 6 7 8 9 4 Yates 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 6 6 6 7 7 8 5 Lasker 1 2 2 2 3 4 4 5 6 6 6 7 8 6 te Kolste 0 0 1 2 3 3 3 3 4 5 6 7 7 Breyer 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 5 6 7 7 7 8 Mieses 0 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 4 5 6 9 Englund 1 1 1 1 2 3 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 10 Geus 1 2 2 2 2 2 3 4 4 4 5 5 5 11 Loman 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 4 5 12 Speijer 0 0 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 13 Schelfhout 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 14 Van Foreest 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Van Foreest forfeited rounds 8-13, and the game Breyer vs Yates, 0-1 from Round 4 is unavailable.

Original collection: Game Collection: Scheveningen 1913, by User: Phony Benoni.

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 84  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Alekhine vs J W te Kolste 1-0341913ScheveningenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
2. Olland vs Alekhine 0-1371913ScheveningenC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
3. K Geus vs A Speijer  1-0681913ScheveningenC50 Giuoco Piano
4. A van Foreest vs Yates  0-1211913ScheveningenC58 Two Knights
5. Janowski vs J W te Kolste  1-0701913ScheveningenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
6. A Speijer vs F Englund  0-1161913ScheveningenD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. W A T Schelfhout vs Ed. Lasker 0-1571913ScheveningenD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. F Englund vs Janowski 0-1241913ScheveningenC21 Center Game
9. J Mieses vs Breyer 0-1251913ScheveningenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. Breyer vs Loman  1-0351913ScheveningenD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
11. Loman vs W A T Schelfhout  1-0181913ScheveningenC29 Vienna Gambit
12. Ed. Lasker vs A van Foreest  1-0431913ScheveningenD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Olland vs J Mieses  ½-½331913ScheveningenA43 Old Benoni
14. Yates vs K Geus  0-1611913ScheveningenC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
15. A Speijer vs A van Foreest  1-0631913ScheveningenA13 English
16. Yates vs W A T Schelfhout  1-0311913ScheveningenC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
17. J W te Kolste vs F Englund  ½-½241913ScheveningenB01 Scandinavian
18. Janowski vs K Geus  1-0381913ScheveningenC49 Four Knights
19. J Mieses vs Alekhine 0-1331913ScheveningenC22 Center Game
20. Loman vs Olland  0-1571913ScheveningenD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
21. Ed. Lasker vs Breyer  ½-½511913ScheveningenD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. W A T Schelfhout vs A Speijer  1-0521913ScheveningenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Olland vs Ed. Lasker  1-0421913ScheveningenC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
24. J Mieses vs Loman  1-0261913ScheveningenC22 Center Game
25. K Geus vs J W te Kolste  0-1691913ScheveningenC00 French Defense
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 84  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-22-13  Caissanist: When I played through the moves of J W Te Kolste vs Ed Lasker, 1913, the game didn't really seem to fit with the story Ed Lasker told. As best as I can tell he was dead lost at adjournment, and the win seems pretty straightforward for a master. It was probably just as well that Lasker went out partying with Alekhine.
Mar-13-14  Karpova: According to Dr. Emanuel Lasker, Nimzowitsch withdrew at the last moment and Edward Lasker substituted him.

Source: 'Pester Lloyd', 1913.08.03, p. 9 (written in Marienbad, July 30)

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