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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Marienbad Tournament

Aron Nimzowitsch11/15(+8 -1 =6)[view games]
Akiba Rubinstein11/15(+9 -2 =4)[view games]
Frank James Marshall10/15(+5 -0 =10)[view games]
Carlos Torre Repetto10/15(+6 -1 =8)[view games]
Savielly Tartakower9.5/15(+6 -2 =7)[view games]
Richard Reti9.5/15(+8 -4 =3)[view games]
Rudolf Spielmann8.5/15(+6 -4 =5)[view games]
Ernst Gruenfeld8/15(+4 -3 =8)[view games]
Frederick Dewhirst Yates7/15(+4 -5 =6)[view games]
Karel Opocensky6.5/15(+4 -6 =5)[view games]
David Przepiorka6/15(+4 -7 =4)[view games]
George Alan Thomas6/15(+2 -5 =8)[view games]
Friedrich Saemisch5.5/15(+3 -7 =5)[view games]
David Janowski5.5/15(+3 -7 =5)[view games]
Reginald Pryce Michell3.5/15(+2 -10 =3)[view games]
August Konrad Haida2.5/15(+2 -12 =1)[view 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 Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Przepiorka vs Janowski  1-055 1925 MarienbadA16 English
2. Reti vs Spielmann 1-031 1925 MarienbadA20 English
3. Przepiorka vs Gruenfeld  ½-½22 1925 MarienbadA47 Queen's Indian
4. R P Michell vs Carlos Torre  ½-½31 1925 MarienbadD85 Grunfeld
5. Carlos Torre vs Tartakower  ½-½31 1925 MarienbadA13 English
6. Spielmann vs Przepiorka  0-131 1925 MarienbadC56 Two Knights
7. Opocensky vs R P Michell  1-082 1925 MarienbadD65 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line
8. Nimzowitsch vs Saemisch 1-026 1925 MarienbadD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. Marshall vs Rubinstein  ½-½30 1925 MarienbadD00 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Janowski vs Yates ½-½61 1925 MarienbadB08 Pirc, Classical
11. A Haida vs Reti  0-147 1925 MarienbadA47 Queen's Indian
12. Gruenfeld vs G A Thomas  ½-½38 1925 MarienbadE15 Queen's Indian
13. Yates vs Gruenfeld  0-141 1925 MarienbadC88 Ruy Lopez
14. Tartakower vs Opocensky  ½-½86 1925 MarienbadD04 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Rubinstein vs Nimzowitsch 0-138 1925 MarienbadA47 Queen's Indian
16. Saemisch vs Opocensky  0-130 1925 MarienbadA06 Reti Opening
17. R P Michell vs Spielmann  0-152 1925 MarienbadD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Gruenfeld vs Marshall ½-½26 1925 MarienbadD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
19. Carlos Torre vs Saemisch ½-½37 1925 MarienbadA46 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Spielmann vs Tartakower 1-031 1925 MarienbadB41 Sicilian, Kan
21. Reti vs Przepiorka  1-027 1925 MarienbadA28 English
22. Opocensky vs Rubinstein  1-044 1925 MarienbadD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. Nimzowitsch vs Yates  ½-½56 1925 MarienbadA00 Uncommon Opening
24. Marshall vs G A Thomas  ½-½58 1925 MarienbadC23 Bishop's Opening
25. Janowski vs Gruenfeld ½-½66 1925 MarienbadA47 Queen's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-28-15  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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