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Vienna 1923
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The 1st Carl Schlechter Memorial Chess Tournament was held in his home city of Vienna, Austria, in 1923. Twelve masters, including longtime Viennese players Savielly Tartakower and Rudolph Spielmann, were invited to participate. Tartakower took first place, undefeated, employing Schlechter's own 1.e4 in each of his games as white in memory of the world champion challenger.

The Final Standings:

1st Tartakower 9 points (+7, -0, =4);

2nd Réti 8˝ points (+6, -0, =5);

3rd Spielmann 7˝ points (+5, -1, =5);

=4th Steiner 7 points (+6, -3, =2);

=4th Grünfeld 7 points (+4, -1, =6);

6th Becker 6˝ points (+4, -2, =5);

7th Opocensky 6 points (+3, -2, =6);

8th Takacs 5 points (+3, -4, =4)

=9th Fischer 3 points (+1, -6, =4);

=9th Wolf 3 points (+1, -6, =4);

11th Von Patay 2 points (+0, -7, =4);

12th Gruber 1˝ points (+0, -8, =3).

*Thanks go to <sneaky pete> for help putting the finishing touches on this collection.

Round One, November 16th
S R Wolf vs S Takacs, 1923
(B20) Sicilian, 62 moves, 0-1

J Von Patay vs A Becker, 1923
(A48) King's Indian, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

T Gruber vs F Fischer, 1923
(A14) English, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Opocensky vs Tartakower, 1923
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 54 moves, 0-1

Spielmann vs Gruenfeld, 1923
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

L Steiner vs Reti, 1923
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Two, November 19th
A Becker vs Spielmann, 1923
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

F Fischer vs L Steiner, 1923 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 45 moves, 0-1

Reti vs Opocensky, 1923
(A15) English, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Takacs vs Gruenfeld, 1923
(A20) English, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tartakower vs J Von Patay, 1923
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 51 moves, 1-0

S R Wolf vs T Gruber, 1923
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 66 moves, 1-0

Round Three, November 20th
Opocensky vs F Fischer, 1923
(A15) English, 58 moves, 1-0

J Von Patay vs Reti, 1923 
(D85) Grunfeld, 37 moves, 0-1

L Steiner vs S R Wolf, 1923
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 71 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld vs A Becker, 1923
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spielmann vs Tartakower, 1923
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

T Gruber vs S Takacs, 1923
(A12) English with b3, 46 moves, 0-1

Round Four, November 22nd
Reti vs Spielmann, 1923 
(A13) English, 58 moves, 1-0

S R Wolf vs Opocensky, 1923
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tartakower vs Gruenfeld, 1923 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 32 moves, 1-0

F Fischer vs J Von Patay, 1923 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 1-0

T Gruber vs L Steiner, 1923
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 0-1

S Takacs vs A Becker, 1923
(A12) English with b3, 36 moves, 0-1

Round Five, November 23rd
Opocensky vs T Gruber, 1923
(C48) Four Knights, 41 moves, 1-0

A Becker vs Tartakower, 1923
(A44) Old Benoni Defense, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gruenfeld vs Reti, 1923
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spielmann vs F Fischer, 1923
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

L Steiner vs S Takacs, 1923
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 48 moves, 1-0

J Von Patay vs S R Wolf, 1923
(A90) Dutch, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six, November 26th
S Takacs vs Tartakower, 1923
(A20) English, 41 moves, 0-1

Reti vs A Becker, 1923 
(A38) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 1-0

F Fischer vs Gruenfeld, 1923 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 51 moves, 0-1

T Gruber vs J Von Patay, 1923
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

L Steiner vs Opocensky, 1923
(B32) Sicilian, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

S R Wolf vs Spielmann, 1923
(C11) French, 36 moves, 0-1

Round Seven, November 27th
A Becker vs F Fischer, 1923
(A53) Old Indian, 43 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld vs S R Wolf, 1923
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

Opocensky vs S Takacs, 1923
(E17) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spielmann vs T Gruber, 1923 
(C15) French, Winawer, 10 moves, 1-0

Tartakower vs Reti, 1923
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Von Patay vs L Steiner, 1923
(E12) Queen's Indian, 54 moves, 0-1

Round Eight, November 29th
L Steiner vs Spielmann, 1923
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 56 moves, 0-1

F Fischer vs Tartakower, 1923
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 26 moves, 0-1

T Gruber vs Gruenfeld, 1923
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

Opocensky vs J Von Patay, 1923
(A04) Reti Opening, 60 moves, 1-0

S Takacs vs Reti, 1923 
(A04) Reti Opening, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

S R Wolf vs A Becker, 1923
(B20) Sicilian, 77 moves, 0-1

Round Nine, November 30th
Tartakower vs S R Wolf, 1923 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 52 moves, 1-0

A Becker vs T Gruber, 1923
(A53) Old Indian, 37 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld vs L Steiner, 1923
(D95) Grunfeld, 36 moves, 1-0

Reti vs F Fischer, 1923 
(A13) English, 39 moves, 1-0

Spielmann vs Opocensky, 1923
(C13) French, 38 moves, 1-0

J Von Patay vs S Takacs, 1923
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 0-1

Round Ten, December 3rd
T Gruber vs Tartakower, 1923
(B10) Caro-Kann, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Opocensky vs Gruenfeld, 1923
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

L Steiner vs A Becker, 1923 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 1-0

S Takacs vs F Fischer, 1923
(A04) Reti Opening, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Von Patay vs Spielmann, 1923
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

S R Wolf vs Reti, 1923
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 56 moves, 0-1

Round Eleven, December 4th
Spielmann vs S Takacs, 1923
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 49 moves, 1-0

Reti vs T Gruber, 1923 
(A15) English, 27 moves, 1-0

Tartakower vs L Steiner, 1923
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 49 moves, 1-0

A Becker vs Opocensky, 1923
(A57) Benko Gambit, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

F Fischer vs S R Wolf, 1923
(C01) French, Exchange, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gruenfeld vs J Von Patay, 1923
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

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