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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Marienbad Tournament

Aron Nimzowitsch11/15(+8 -1 =6)[games]
Akiba Rubinstein11/15(+9 -2 =4)[games]
Frank James Marshall10/15(+5 -0 =10)[games]
Carlos Torre Repetto10/15(+6 -1 =8)[games]
Savielly Tartakower9.5/15(+6 -2 =7)[games]
Richard Reti9.5/15(+8 -4 =3)[games]
Rudolf Spielmann8.5/15(+6 -4 =5)[games]
Ernst Gruenfeld8/15(+4 -3 =8)[games]
Fred Dewhirst Yates7/15(+4 -5 =6)[games]
Karel Opocensky6.5/15(+4 -6 =5)[games]
David Przepiorka6/15(+4 -7 =4)[games]
George Alan Thomas6/15(+2 -5 =8)[games]
Friedrich Saemisch5.5/15(+3 -7 =5)[games]
David Janowski5.5/15(+3 -7 =5)[games]
Reginald Pryce Michell3.5/15(+2 -10 =3)[games]
August Konrad Haida2.5/15(+2 -12 =1)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Marienbad (1925)
The health resort of Marienbad, Czechoslovakia was the host of an international chess tournament from May 20th to June 8th in 1925. Sixteen chess masters from Europe and the Americas participated in the round robin event. Among them were former and current World Champion challengers, including Frank James Marshall, Akiba Rubinstein, David Janowski, and Aron Nimzowitsch. Rubinstein took off to an early lead but eventually he was racing neck and neck with Nimzowitsch, with whom he eventually shared first place. While the quality of games was regarded as poor by many high profile absentees from the tournament, it was an important victory for both Nimzowitsch and Rubinstein as they were later regarded as top players of the 1920s.

The final standings and crosstable:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts 1 Nimzowitsch * 1 0 = = 1 = 1 = 1 = 1 1 1 1 = 11.0 2 Rubinstein 0 * = = 1 = 1 = 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 11.0 3 Marshall 1 = * = = = = = 1 1 = = = 1 = 1 10.0 4 Torre = = = * = 1 0 1 1 1 1 = = = = 1 10.0 5 Tartakower = 0 = = * 1 0 1 1 = = = 1 = 1 1 9.5 6 Reti 0 = = 0 0 * 1 0 = 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 9.5 7 Spielmann = 0 = 1 1 0 * 0 = = 0 = 1 1 1 1 8.5 8 Grünfeld 0 = = 0 0 1 1 * 1 = = = = = = 1 8.0 9 Yates = 0 0 0 0 = = 0 * 1 1 = = = 1 1 7.0 10 Opocensky 0 1 0 0 = 0 = = 0 * 0 = 1 = 1 1 6.5 11 Przepiorka = 0 = 0 = 0 1 = 0 1 * 1 0 1 0 0 6.0 12 Thomas 0 0 = = = 0 = = = = 0 * = 1 1 0 6.0 13 Sämisch 0 0 = = 0 0 0 = = 0 1 = * 0 1 1 5.5 14 Janowski 0 0 0 = = 0 0 = = = 0 0 1 * 1 1 5.5 15 Michell 0 0 = = 0 0 0 = 0 0 1 0 0 0 * 1 3.5 16 Haida = 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 * 2.5

Original Collection: Game Collection: Marienbad 1925 by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 120  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Przepiorka vs Janowski 1-0551925MarienbadA16 English
2. Reti vs Spielmann 1-0311925MarienbadA20 English
3. Przepiorka vs Gruenfeld  ½-½221925MarienbadA47 Queen's Indian
4. R P Michell vs Carlos Torre  ½-½311925MarienbadD85 Grunfeld
5. Carlos Torre vs Tartakower  ½-½311925MarienbadA13 English
6. Spielmann vs Przepiorka  0-1311925MarienbadC56 Two Knights
7. Opocensky vs R P Michell  1-0821925MarienbadD65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
8. Nimzowitsch vs Saemisch 1-0261925MarienbadD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. Marshall vs Rubinstein  ½-½301925MarienbadD00 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Janowski vs Yates ½-½611925MarienbadB08 Pirc, Classical
11. A Haida vs Reti  0-1471925MarienbadA47 Queen's Indian
12. Gruenfeld vs G A Thomas  ½-½381925MarienbadE15 Queen's Indian
13. Yates vs Gruenfeld  0-1411925MarienbadC88 Ruy Lopez
14. Tartakower vs Opocensky  ½-½861925MarienbadD04 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Rubinstein vs Nimzowitsch 0-1381925MarienbadA47 Queen's Indian
16. Saemisch vs Opocensky  0-1301925MarienbadA06 Reti Opening
17. R P Michell vs Spielmann  0-1521925MarienbadD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Gruenfeld vs Marshall ½-½261925MarienbadD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
19. Carlos Torre vs Saemisch ½-½371925MarienbadA46 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Spielmann vs Tartakower 1-0311925MarienbadB41 Sicilian, Kan
21. Reti vs Przepiorka  1-0271925MarienbadA28 English
22. Opocensky vs Rubinstein  1-0441925MarienbadD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Nimzowitsch vs Yates  ½-½561925MarienbadA00 Uncommon Opening
24. Marshall vs G A Thomas  ½-½581925MarienbadC23 Bishop's Opening
25. Janowski vs Gruenfeld ½-½661925MarienbadA47 Queen's Indian
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 120  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-28-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: Neither of the world's two heavyweights was there for this tournament.

Those two would be Alekhine and Capablanca

Nov-05-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: It's slightly odd to see Marshall as the only undefeated player.
Nov-06-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: I asked the mayor of Marienbad why they no longer staged chess tournaments.

She said it was because they couldn't bear seeing dozens of Last Year At Marienbad puns at chessgames.com.

Jul-04-16  King.Arthur.Brazil: It's sad that the ill arnarchist didn't remember the great boss Emanuel Lasker, which at that time was still the strongest one, ahead Capa and Alekhine... lgs
Jul-04-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: Marshall played with remarkable restraint, which probably accounts for his relentless accuracy, game after game...

*****

Jul-26-16  ughaibu: "the quality of games was regarded as poor by many high profile absentees from the tournament". . . .

I'd like to hear more about this.

Jan-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <Only one incident seems ever to have disturbed his courteous equanimity. At Marienbad, 1925 there was “a crowd round the adjourned game he has just quitted. Comments and suggestions to his opponent are being freely expressed, till Michell, striding quickly to the centre of the group, with a single movement of the hand sweeps all the pieces off the board. The group breaks up, and his opponent flushes at the unspoken criticism” (BCM, July 1925, pages 295-296).>

C.N. 5061

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