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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. Carlos Torre vs Opocensky 1-0601925MarienbadD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. A Haida vs Nimzowitsch ½-½591925MarienbadE15 Queen's Indian
3. R P Michell vs G A Thomas  0-1391925MarienbadC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. Reti vs Janowski 1-0601925MarienbadA36 English
5. Rubinstein vs Przepiorka 1-0331925MarienbadA55 Old Indian, Main line
6. Saemisch vs Yates  ½-½581925MarienbadE83 King's Indian, Samisch
7. Spielmann vs Marshall  ½-½431925MarienbadC42 Petrov Defense
8. Tartakower vs Gruenfeld 1-0391925MarienbadA22 English
9. Marshall vs A Haida 1-0291925MarienbadB20 Sicilian
10. Gruenfeld vs Reti  1-0571925MarienbadA50 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Janowski vs Spielmann 0-1441925MarienbadA40 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Nimzowitsch vs Carlos Torre ½-½301925MarienbadA04 Reti Opening
13. Przepiorka vs Opocensky  1-0451925MarienbadD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. Rubinstein vs Saemisch 1-0401925MarienbadE17 Queen's Indian
15. G A Thomas vs Tartakower  ½-½351925MarienbadB42 Sicilian, Kan
16. Yates vs R P Michell  1-0311925MarienbadC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. A Haida vs Janowski 0-1311925MarienbadD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
18. R P Michell vs Rubinstein 0-1561925MarienbadC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. Opocensky vs Nimzowitsch 0-1431925MarienbadE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
20. Reti vs G A Thomas  1-0591925MarienbadA00 Uncommon Opening
21. Saemisch vs Przepiorka 1-0341925MarienbadD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
22. Spielmann vs Gruenfeld  0-1411925MarienbadA04 Reti Opening
23. Tartakower vs Yates 1-0421925MarienbadA16 English
24. Carlos Torre vs Marshall ½-½711925MarienbadD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
25. Gruenfeld vs A Haida  1-0461925MarienbadD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
 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  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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