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Mannheim 1914 - the unfinished tournament
Compiled by sneaky pete
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The 19th Congress of The German Chess Federation in Mannheim, July and August 1914, was rudely interrupted by non-chessical interference. The master tournament was discontinued after round 11, and part of the prize money was awarded according to the scores after that round.

1. Alekhine 9,5/11 * - - 1 - - 0 1 1 1 - - 1 1 1 ˝ 1 1 2. Vidmar 8,5/11 - * ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 - - ˝ 1 1 - 1 1 1 - - 3. Spielmann 8/11 - ˝ * - 1 ˝ 0 - 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 - - - 1 1 =4 Breyer 7/11 0 ˝ - * - ˝ ˝ 0 1 - - - 1 ˝ 1 - 1 1 =4 Marshall 7/11 - ˝ 0 - * 1 1 ˝ ˝ - 1 ˝ 1 - - - ˝ ˝ =4 Réti 7/11 - 0 ˝ ˝ 0 * ˝ - - 1 1 1 1 ˝ - 1 - - 7. Janowski 6,5/11 1 0 1 ˝ 0 ˝ * 1 - - 0 1 - - ˝ - 1 - =8 Bogoljubov 5,5/11 0 - - 1 ˝ - 0 * ˝ 0 - - - 1 1 ˝ 0 1 =8 Tarrasch 5,5/11 0 - 0 0 ˝ - - ˝ * 1 0 - - 1 1 1 ˝ - =10 Duras 5/11 0 ˝ ˝ - - 0 - 1 0 * 1 0 0 - - - 1 1 =10 John 5/11 - 0 0 - 0 0 1 - 1 0 * 1 1 - - 1 - 0 12 Tartakower 4,5/11 - ˝ ˝ - ˝ 0 0 - - 1 0 * ˝ 0 - ˝ - 1 =13 Fahrni 4/11 0 - 0 0 0 0 - - - 1 0 ˝ * 1 1 ˝ - - =13 Post 4/11 0 0 - ˝ - ˝ - 0 0 - - 1 0 * 0 - 1 1 = 15 Carls 3,5/11 0 0 - 0 - - ˝ 0 0 - - - 0 1 * ˝ ˝ 1 = 15 Krüger 3,5/11 ˝ 0 - - - 0 - ˝ 0 - 0 ˝ ˝ - ˝ * ˝ ˝ 17 Flamberg 3/11 0 - 0 0 ˝ - 0 1 ˝ 0 - - - 0 ˝ ˝ * - 18 Mieses 2/11 0 - 0 0 ˝ - - 0 - 0 1 0 - 0 0 ˝ - *

No tournament book appeared at the time. In 1964, 50 years after the event, the librarian of the Mannheimer Schachklub 1865 Werner Lauterbach edited one with all the games he could find in available games collections, newspapers and magazines. Some games, unfortunately, seem to have been lost forever.

The missing games are (R.1) Vidmar vs Janowski 1-0; (R.2) Fahrni vs Tartakower 1/2-1/2; (R.6) Reti vs Spielmann 1/2-1/2 ; (R.7) Krüger vs Fahrni 1/2-1/2 and (R.11) Breyer vs Reti 1/2-1/2.

Ken Whyld about the legend and the facts of Mannheim 1914 in the British Chess Magazine, May 1991: http://www.chesscafe.com/text/mannh...

Round 1, July 20
Spielmann vs Flamberg, 1914 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 15 moves, 1-0

Reti vs Fahrni, 1914 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Duras vs Alekhine, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 59 moves, 0-1

W John vs Tarrasch, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 36 moves, 1-0

Tartakower vs J Mieses, 1914
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

P Krueger vs Carls, 1914
(D94) Grunfeld, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Marshall vs Bogoljubov, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

A E Post vs Breyer, 1914
(C49) Four Knights, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2, July 21
Carls vs A E Post, 1914
(A38) English, Symmetrical, 34 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs Duras, 1914 
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 46 moves, 0-1

J Mieses vs W John, 1914
(C01) French, Exchange, 44 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch vs Spielmann, 1914 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 50 moves, 0-1

Vidmar vs Reti, 1914 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 1-0

Janowski vs Breyer, 1914
(C14) French, Classical, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine vs P Krueger, 1914 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Flamberg vs Marshall, 1914
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3, July 22
Spielmann vs J Mieses, 1914 
(B01) Scandinavian, 23 moves, 1-0

Breyer vs Carls, 1914
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

W John vs Fahrni, 1914
(C14) French, Classical, 43 moves, 1-0

Duras vs Flamberg, 1914
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 48 moves, 1-0

A E Post vs Alekhine, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 66 moves, 0-1

Reti vs Janowski, 1914 
(C48) Four Knights, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tartakower vs Vidmar, 1914 
(C45) Scotch Game, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

P Krueger vs Bogoljubov, 1914 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Marshall vs Tarrasch, 1914
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 4, July 23
Alekhine vs Breyer, 1914 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 53 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs A E Post, 1914 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch vs Duras, 1914
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 50 moves, 1-0

Fahrni vs Spielmann, 1914 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 44 moves, 0-1

Vidmar vs W John, 1914
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 56 moves, 1-0

Reti vs Tartakower, 1914 
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 66 moves, 1-0

Janowski vs Carls, 1914
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Flamberg vs P Krueger, 1914
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Mieses vs Marshall, 1914 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 5, July 24
Tartakower vs Janowski, 1914 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 52 moves, 0-1

W John vs Reti, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 37 moves, 0-1

Duras vs J Mieses, 1914
(B01) Scandinavian, 61 moves, 1-0

Marshall vs Fahrni, 1914
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

P Krueger vs Tarrasch, 1914
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 41 moves, 0-1

A E Post vs Flamberg, 1914 
(C48) Four Knights, 26 moves, 1-0

Breyer vs Bogoljubov, 1914 
(D01) Richter-Veresov Attack, 27 moves, 0-1

Carls vs Alekhine, 1914 
(A13) English, 31 moves, 0-1

Spielmann vs Vidmar, 1914
(C49) Four Knights, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 6, July 27
Janowski vs Alekhine, 1914 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs Carls, 1914 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

Flamberg vs Breyer, 1914 
(C02) French, Advance, 50 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch vs A E Post, 1914
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 27 moves, 1-0

Fahrni vs Duras, 1914
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 64 moves, 1-0

Tartakower vs W John, 1914
(A03) Bird's Opening, 58 moves, 0-1

Vidmar vs Marshall, 1914
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

J Mieses vs P Krueger, 1914
(C46) Three Knights, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 7, July 28
W John vs Janowski, 1914 
(B32) Sicilian, 24 moves, 1-0

Marshall vs Reti, 1914 
(D54) Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

A E Post vs J Mieses, 1914 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Breyer vs Tarrasch, 1914 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Bogoljubov, 1914 
(C26) Vienna, 42 moves, 1-0

Spielmann vs Tartakower, 1914
(B15) Caro-Kann, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Duras vs Vidmar, 1914
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Carls vs Flamberg, 1914 
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 8, July 29
Janowski vs Bogoljubov, 1914 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 19 moves, 1-0

Flamberg vs Alekhine, 1914 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 39 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch vs Carls, 1914 
(D94) Grunfeld, 28 moves, 1-0

J Mieses vs Breyer, 1914 
(C01) French, Exchange, 32 moves, 0-1

Fahrni vs A E Post, 1914
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 34 moves, 1-0

Vidmar vs P Krueger, 1914
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 84 moves, 1-0

Reti vs Duras, 1914 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 1-0

W John vs Spielmann, 1914 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 66 moves, 0-1

Tartakower vs Marshall, 1914 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 9, July 30
Spielmann vs Janowski, 1914
(C48) Four Knights, 40 moves, 0-1

Marshall vs W John, 1914
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 47 moves, 1-0

Duras vs Tartakower, 1914 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 72 moves, 0-1

P Krueger vs Reti, 1914 
(C56) Two Knights, 18 moves, 0-1

A E Post vs Vidmar, 1914 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 50 moves, 0-1

Breyer vs Fahrni, 1914 
(C01) French, Exchange, 68 moves, 1-0

Carls vs J Mieses, 1914
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 52 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Tarrasch, 1914 
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 34 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs Flamberg, 1914 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 0-1

Round 10, July 31
Janowski vs Flamberg, 1914
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 1-0

J Mieses vs Alekhine, 1914 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 50 moves, 0-1

Fahrni vs Carls, 1914 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 45 moves, 1-0

W John vs Duras, 1914
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 37 moves, 0-1

Spielmann vs Marshall, 1914 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch vs Bogoljubov, 1914 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vidmar vs Breyer, 1914
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 68 moves, 1/2-1/2

Reti vs A E Post, 1914
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tartakower vs P Krueger, 1914
(C46) Three Knights, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 11, August 1
Marshall vs Janowski, 1914
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 62 moves, 1-0

P Krueger vs W John, 1914
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 44 moves, 0-1

A E Post vs Tartakower, 1914 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 53 moves, 1-0

Carls vs Vidmar, 1914 
(A13) English, 27 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs Fahrni, 1914  
(C13) French, 23 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs J Mieses, 1914 
(B06) Robatsch, 88 moves, 1-0

Duras vs Spielmann, 1914
(C01) French, Exchange, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Flamberg vs Tarrasch, 1914
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

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