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US Open 1909, Excelsior = 10th Western Champ.
Compiled by Phony Benoni
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<10th Western Championship Excelsior, Minnesota
August 16-24, 1909>

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 Oscar Chajes X 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 12.5 2 Edward Friederich Schrader 0 X 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 12.0 3 Louis Uedemann 1 X 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 11.5 4 Edward P Elliott 1 0 0 X 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11.0 5 Murray Goldsmith 0 1 0 X 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10.0 6 Charles W Blake 0 1 0 X 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 9.5 7 George H Wolbrecht 0 0 0 1 0 X 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 9.0 8 Kalman Erdeky 0 0 0 1 0 X 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 8.0 9 James Frost Cross 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 X 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 7.0 10 Harsen Darwin Smith 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 X 0 1 1 1 7.0 11 Frank N Stacy 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 X 0 1 1 6.5 12 William Widmeyer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 X 1 1 1 1 5.5 13 Eugene Wesley Shrader 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 X 1 1 4.0 14 John W Barnhart 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 X 0 1 3.5 15 G F Coombes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 X 2.5 16 John W Clark 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0.5

New blood won out in 1909, as Oscar Chajes (then of Chicago) surged to the front. He had a little trouble with some of the former champions, losing to Elliott and Uedemann and drawing with Blake, but was merciless against the rest of the field.

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Sources:

American Chess Bulletin, October 1909, p. 228-230.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, August 31, 1909.

Chess Results 1901-1920 / Gino di Felice, p. 120.

Illustrated London Evening News, October 16, 1909 (provided by MissScarlett).

Times-Democrat (New Orleans), October 3, 1909, p.9 (found by <MissScarlett>

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Round 1 (Monday, August 16): ACB 190.10:230
L Uedemann vs G H Wolbrecht, 1909
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

Monday, August 16: Chicago Tribune, 1909.09.19
O Chajes vs K Erdeky, 1909
(C52) Evans Gambit, 16 moves, 1-0

Tuesday, August 17: Chicago Tribune,1 909.09.19
E P Elliott vs E F Schrader, 1909
(C42) Petrov Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Tuesday, August 17: Chicago Tribune, 1909.09.19
H D Smith vs J W Barnhart, 1909
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Thursday, August 19: Chicago Tribune, 1909.p9.19
J F Cross vs O Chajes, 1909
(C42) Petrov Defense, 43 moves, 0-1

Friday, August 20: Chicago Tribune,1909.09.19
H D Smith vs F N Stacy, 1909 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 0-1

Friday, August 20: The Pawn, January 1910, p. 3
W Widmeyer vs E Shrader, 1909
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 35 moves, 1-0

Round and date unvailable: ACB 1909.10:230
C W Blake vs E P Elliott, 1909
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Round and date unvailable: ACB 1909.10:230
C W Blake vs G H Wolbrecht, 1909
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1-0

Round and date unvailable: ACB 1909.10:230
O Chajes vs W Widmeyer, 1909
(C52) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 1-0

Round and date unknown: ACB 1909.10:229
M Goldsmith vs C W Blake, 1909
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 67 moves, 1-0

Round and date unvailable: ACB 1909.10:229
M Goldsmith vs O Chajes, 1909
(B32) Sicilian, 57 moves, 0-1

Round and date unvailable: ACB 1909,10:229
M Goldsmith vs F N Stacy, 1909
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 50 moves, 1-0

Round and date unvailable: ACB 1909.10:229
L Uedemann vs M Goldsmith, 1909
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 48 moves, 0-1

Round and date unknown: Ill. London Eve, News, 1909.10.16
G H Wolbrecht vs E P Elliott, 1909
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Round and date unknown
J F Cross vs G H Wolbrecht, 1909
(C42) Petrov Defense, 17 moves, 0-1

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