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Rice CC Summer Masters Tourn. (New York 1913)
Compiled by Phony Benoni
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Rice Chess Club Summer Masters Tournament
New York, NY
July 2-August 18, 1913

All the Rice Chess Club wanted to do was hold a little summer tournament. They tried to get Marshall, but he suddenly received an offer to do a West Coast tour and left a couple of weeks before play was to begin. They also contacted Rudolf Spielmann, but he refused feeling that the inducement offered did not justify his leaving Europe.

But then their luck changed. Oldrich Duras accepted an invitation, and Capablanca announced he would be coming up from Havana for the tournament. Instant success! Hermann Helms gave the conditions of play in the <Brooklyn Daily Eagle> of June 22, 1913:

"Four liberal prizes will be offered in addition to consolation money. Sittings will be limited to five hours each, the time limit is to be 30 moves in two hours and fifteen moves an hour thereafter. Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 7 P. M. to midnight, will be the days of play, adjourned games to be played off on Sunday afternoons. The referees will be Julius Finn, H. Helmes and G. H. Koehler."

(Yes, Helms' own name was misspelled in the report. Dang proofreaders.)

The proposed playing schedule was a leisurely one, more like a club event than the usual masters' tournament, and would take upwards of six or seven weeks to complete. In addition, this tournament would be plagued by unusual circumstances. Helms reported on Friday, June 27:

"Roy T. Black, three times champion of the Brooklyn Chess Club, yesterday decided to enter the masters' tournament of the Rice Chess Club of Manhattan, the opening of which has been postponed until next Wednesday (July 2). Duras of Prague cabled to the committee yesterday that he would sail by the Imperator on July 5, arriving here on July 12. Capablanca of Havana is due here this afternoon."

Another complication was mentioned on June 30:

"As a concession to Capablanca, who came from Havana under the impression that at least five games would be played each week, the players have consented to let him play ahead of his schedule at the rate of four games a week, instead of two."

This is beginning to sound more like a logic puzzle than a chess tournament. At any rate, here is the final list of players, the two Distinguished Visitors and twelve representatives from the most prominent local clubs:

From Havana: Jose Raul Capablanca

From Prague: Oldrich Duras

Brooklyn Chess Club: Roy Turnbull Black, George F Adair

Manhattan Chess Club: George J Beihoff, Frank Percival Beynon

Progressive Chess Club: Jacob Bernstein, Oscar Chajes, Abraham Kupchik, John Homer Stapfer

Rice Chess Club: Jacques Grommer, Albert Marder, Harold Meyer Phillips, Edward Tennenwurzel.

Finally, an ominous note from the <Eagle> of Tuesday, July 1:

"Although unsuccessful in his first attempt at the Rice Club, where the first prize in the rapid tournament was taken from him by Albert Marder, Jose R. Capablanca yesterday made full amends at the Manhattan Chess Club by making a brilliant record of 25 straight wins, without so much as a single loss or draw."

Uh-oh.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 1 Jose Raul Capablanca X 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 13.0 2 Oldrich Duras 0 X 1 1 1 = 1 = 1 1 = 1 1 1 10.5 3 Roy Turnbull Black 0 0 X 1 = = 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10.0 4 Oscar Chajes 0 0 0 X 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 9.0 5 Abraham Kupchik 0 0 = 0 X 1 1 1 1 1 = 1 1 1 9.0 6 Albert Marder 0 = = 0 0 X 1 1 = 1 1 1 1 1 8.5 7 Edward Tennenwurzel 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 1 1 1 1 = 1 1 6.5 8 George F Adair 0 = 0 1 0 0 0 X = = = 1 1 1 6.0 9 Jacob Bernstein 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 = X 1 1 1 1 1 6.0 10 Frank Percival Beynon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 X = 1 1 1 4.0 11 Harold Meyer Phillips 0 = 0 0 = 0 0 = 0 = X 0 1 1 4.0 12 Jacques Grommer 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 0 1 X 1 1 3.5 13 George J Beihoff 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X - 0.0 14 John Homer Stapfer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - X 0.0

That pretty much tells the story; Duras won the tournament, and Capablanca swept the exhibition. This made up for his relative failure at Game Collection: Second American National Tournament (NY 1913) earlier in the year, when he started 10/10 before fading in the end.

However, there was a lot of mess yet to be cleared up. Originally, Alfred Kreymborg was entered in the tournament, but he was replaced at the last minute by Beynon. Then Stapfer withdrew after losing his first game to Chajes, claiming that his constitution would not be able to stand the strain of the tournament. (The first round had been played in excessive heat and lasted into the early hours of the morning.) Chajes was quite upset by this, and indeed attributed his loss in round 2 to disappointment at losing credit for his win over Stapfer.

Then Beihoff retired after playing five games (draw with Beynon, loss to Capablanca in a rescheduled game, loss to Marder, loss to Phillips, loss to Bernstein), pleading that he was out of form and could not do himself justice.

After Beihoff withdrew, a players' meeting was held prior to round 5. It was decided that his and Stapfer's games would all count as losses in the final standings, and their own game cancelled. This threw out Beihoff's draw with Beynon, and eventually allowed Capablanca to "match" Lasker's 13-0 score at New York 1893 (though the latter won all his games over the board).

Due to the many byes produced by withdrawals and the irregular playing schedules of Capablanca and Duras, it is extremely difficult to track the course of play and probably impossible to reconstruct the original pairing schedule. Some games were obviously rescheduled without the fact being mentioned in sources, so the information is just not there. We can't even always be sure of the colors in some of the missing eighteen games (out of 72 actually played).

The following summary is an attempt to track the games and tournament standings chronologically, without trying to pigeonhole everything into its proper round. A special note of thanks gotes to <crawfb5> and <Calli> for their efforts trying to determine the original schedule of play, but further investigation has poked holes in everything suggested.

A FEW WORDS ON SOURCES

Contemporary reports are the bulk of the sources consulted, and will be referred to by initials:

ACB = American Chess Bulletin, a biminothy magazine based in New York and edited by Hermann Helms

BDE = Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Also edited by Helms, this had frequent reports and his regular Thursday column.

PGT = Pittsburg Gazette Times. A weekly Sunday column which published many games and some brief descriptions of play

Star = Washington Evening Star, a Sunday column with some games and commentary.

Sun = New York Sun. A few reports, but mostly for its Sunday column with many games and a brief summary of the week's play.

Tribune = New York Tribune. Occasional reports

Other newspapers were consulted as well, but provided little independent information.

An important secondary source is:

AJG: "Second American National Tournament, New York 1913 : Rice Chess Club Tournament, New York 1913 / edited by A. J. Gillam.

A laudable attempt to sort out the chaos, using some sources I was unable to access (such as "Capablanca Magazine"). Lack of documentation gives me some reservations about accepting all his conclusions, but he would no doubt have reservations about some of mine!

a quick word about accessing these sources. The Fulton History site (http://fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html) has the most relevant sources, but can be very difficult to use. Library of Congress' "Chronicling America" site (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/) is easier, and indexed The Sun, Tribune, Star and other sources, but not the indispensable BDE. That, however, is freely available at http://bklyn.newspapers.com/.

J. N. Pope's invaluable "Chess Archaeology" site concentrates on the 19th century, but does provide access to PGT at http://www.chessarch.com/excavation....

ACB is a problem online, since the Google Books version is missing the relevant sections (and most of the year, for that matter). Finally thanks to <TheFocus> for providing theinformation from AJG.

The current standings have been checked against those published in newspaper accounts, and problems reconciled as far as possible.

Finally, much of this information remains conjectural, and there are probably mistakes. One factor that makes the job maddening is that newspapers tended to yse "yesterday" when the events actually occurred on the "day before yesterday". This was probably due to rounds going on past midnight into the next day (there are often references to a round ending "early yesterday morning"). Generally, I will assume "yesterday" means "day before yesterday", except in the case of the BDE Thursday column which clearly chronicles the events of the round on Wednesday.

Also, it appears that Capablanca played several "rescheduled" during regular rounds. For example, the game with Black was definitely played the day before round 6. In the accounts for round 8, it is mentioned that Capablanca had "already defeated Black in this round", which would seem to indicated the original schedule called for them to meet then. However, during "round 8", Capablanca played Marder. It's possible that the Marder game was originally scheduled for a different time (round 9 is possible), but was moved to the ight of round 8 because both players were free that evening. In fact, Capablanca wound eventually finish his schedule the day before round 9 was played.

*Games with asterisks are included in this collection. The brief reference in brackets following the game refers to its publication. All years are 1913.

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(Wednesday, July 2

ROUND 1

Capablanca 1 Grommer* BDE, 7/3; AJG #93
Chajes 1 Stapfer* BDE, 7/3; AJG 94
Tennenwurzel 1 Adair* (AJG 96)
Black ppd. Duras (played 8/5)
Beihoff 1/2 Beynon (Double Ruy Lopez, 35 moves) AJG 97 Phillips 0 Marder* BDE, 7/3' AJG 95
Kupchik 1 Bernstein (Double Ruy Lopez, 46 moves) AJG 98

Typoin the Chajes - Stapfer game: 29.f3 should be 29.h3 (correction submitted 6/21/2015).

The draw between Beihoff and Beynon was later scored as a forfeit win for Beynon.

Outstanding adjournments: none

Outstanding postponed games: Black - Duras

1.0-0.0: Capablanca, Chajes, Kupchik, Marder, Tennenwurzel

0.5-0.5: Beihoff, Beynon

0.0-0.0: Black, Duras; <0.0-1.0>: Adair, Bernstein, Grommer, Phillips, Stapfer

Sources: BDE 7/3, Sun, 7/3

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>Thursday, July 3>

Nothing happened in the tournament today, but Cuba announced that they were establishing a consulate St. Petersburg and that Capablanca would be in charge. Some accounts even had him leaving for St. Petersburg immediately. Not quite. But this might have had something to do with his exhibitions in Russia at the end of the year and the big tournament at St. Petersburg 1914.

BDE, 7/4

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Friday, July 4

Beihoff 0 Capablanca*

Beihoff 0 Capablanca* (from rd.5, 7/16) BDE, 7/5

The first of Capablanca's games to be played early. His schedule called for four games a week, the extra games to be played on Tuesday and Friday.

In other inaction:

"The New Jersey Champion, Stapfer, sent word yesterday that he is compelled to resign from further play in the tourney. He lost his first game to Chajes on Wednesday evening. Stapfer says his constitution will not permit of his continuing play."

The original decision was to cancel all of Stapfer's games, including the round 1 loss to Chajes..

2.0-0.0: Capablanca
1.0-0.0: Kupchik, Marder, Tennenwurzel
0.5-0.5: Beynon
0.5-1.5: Beihoff
0.0-0.0: Black, Chajes, Duras
0.0-1.0: Adair, Bernstein, Grommer, Phillips
Withdrawn: Stapfer

Sources: BDE, 7/5; The Sun, 7/5; ACB 169

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Saturday, July 5

Round 2

Marder 1 Beihoff* Tribune, 7/7; AJG 103
Beynon 0 Black* Sun, 7/13; AJG 100
Duras ppd. Tennenwurzel (played 8/15)
Adair 1 Chajes* Sun, 7/13; AJG 99
Grommer 0 Kupchik* Sun, 7/13; AJG 102
Phillips 0 Bernstein (Ruy Lopez, 37 moves) AJG 105 Bye (Stapfer) - Capablanca AJG 104

Adair's victory was considered a great upset, Chajes blaming it on being upset having the point he had won in round one cancelled by from Stapfer's withdrawal.

Outstanding adjournments: none

Outstanding postponed games: Black - Duras; Duras - Tennenwurzel

Sources: Sun 7/7; Tribune 7/7; ACB 170

2.0-0.0: Capablanca, Kupchik, Marder
1.0-0.0: Black, Tenenwurzel
1.0-1.0: Adair, Bernstein
0.5-1.5: Beynon
0.5-2.5: Beihoff
0.0-0.0: Duras
0.0-1.0: Chajes
0.0-2.0: Grommer, Phillips
Withdrawn: Stapfer

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Tuesday, July 8>

Rescheduled game

Capablanca 1 Bernstein* BDE, 7/10; AJG 123

Gillam places this game in round 6, but that contradicts ACB which states Bernstain was scheduled to play Stapfer in that round. He also notes that <Magyar Sakkvilag> gives the playing date as July 21, but that may be a calendar problem: there was a thirteen day difference between the Old and New Style calendars at that time.

Sources: Sun, 7/9; ACB 170

3.0-0.0: Capablanca
2.0-0.0: Kupchik, Marder
1.0-0.0: Black, Tenenwurzel
1.0-1.0: Adair
1.0-2.0: Bernstein
0.5-1.5: Beynon
0.5-2.5: Beihoff
0.0-0.0: Duras
0.0-1.0: Chajes
0.0-2.0: Grommer, Phillips
Withdrawn: Stapfer

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Wednesday, July 9

ROund 3

Capablanca 1 Adair* BDE, 7/10; AJG 107
Chajes ppd. Duras (played 7/23)
Tennenwurzel adj. Beynon (A44; finished 7/14)
Black adj. Marder A43; finished 7/14; [AJG 106 Beihoff 0 Phillips AJG 110
Bernstein 1 Grommer AJG 109
Kupchik - Bye (Stapfer)

Outstanding adjournments: Black - Marder (2); Tennenwurzel - Byenon (3)

Outstanding postponed games: Black - Duras (1); Duras - Tennenwurzel (2), Chajes - Duras (3)

Sources: BDE, 7/10; New York World, 7/10; ACB 170

4.0-0.0: Capablanca
2.0-0.0: Kupchik, Marder
2.0-2.0: Bernstein
1.0-0.0: Black, Tenenwurzel
1.0-2.0: Adair, Phillips
0.5-1.5: Beynon
0.5-3.5: Beihoff
0.0-0.0: Duras
0.0-1.0: Chajes
0.0-3.0: Grommer
Withdrawn: Stapfer

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Friday, July 11

RESCHEDULED GAME

Capablanca 1 Chajes* BDE, 7/12; The Sun, 7/20

A brilliant effort by Capablanca, with several sacrifices within a ten move combination to set up a mating net.

Sources: BDE, 7/12; The Sun, 7/12

5.0-0.0: Capablanca
2.0-0.0: Kupchik, Marder
2.0-2.0: Bernstein
1.0-0.0: Black, Tenenwurzel
1.0-2.0: Adair, Phillips
0.5-1.5: Beynon
0.5-3.5: Beynon;
0.0-0.0: Duras
0.0-2.0: Chajes
0.0-3.0: Grommer
Withdrawn: Stapfer

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Saturday, July 12

Round 4

Phillips adj. Black finished 7/21
Marder 1 Tennenwurzel* Tribune, 7/14; AJG 115 Beynon 0 Chajes* Sun, 7/20; AJG 113
Duras ppd. Capablanca (played 7/27)
Adair 0 Kupchik* BDE, 7/14; AJG 111
Beihoff 0 Bernstein* Tribune, 7/14; Sun, 7/20; AJG 112 Bye (Stapfer) - Grommer

Adjournments to be disposed of this evening Monday, Jully 14. Capablanca and Tennenwurzel to play Tuesday, 7/15. (Sun, Tribune].

Outstanding adjournments: Black - Marder (2); Tennenwurzel - Byenon (3); Phillips - Black (4)

Outstanding postponed games: Black - Duras; Duras - Tennenwurzel, Chajes - Duras; Duras - Capablanca (4)

Sources: Sun, 7/14; Tribune, 7/14; ACB 170

5.0-0.0: Capablanca
3.0-0.0: Kupchik, Marder
3.0-2.0: Bernstein
1.0-0.0: Black
1.0-1.0: Tennenwurzel
1.0-2.0: Chajes, Phillips
1.0-3.0: Adair
0.5-2.5: Beynon
0.5-4.5: Beihoff
0.0-0.0: Duras
0.0-3.0: Grommer
Withdrawn: Stapfer

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Monday, July 14

Adjournments

Tennenwurzel 1 Beynon (from 7/9; see note; AJG 172) Black 1/2 Marder* (from 7/9) Sun, 7/20; AJG 106

The <Sun> reported on 7/16 that the adjourned game Tennenwurzel - Beynon had ended in a draw, and the early report in ACB (p.170) also gives this result. However, the resykt appears as a win for Tennenwurzel in the final crosstables from ACB and AJG. The standings in newspaper reports count it as a draw until the <Tribune> of 7/25, after which it appears as a win.

Outstanding adjournments: Phillips - Black (4)

Outstanding postponed games: Black - Duras; Duras - Tennenwurzel, Chajes - Duras; Duras - Capablanca (4)

Source: New York Sun, 7/16

5.0-0.0: Capablanca; <3.5-0.5>: Marder; <3.0-0.0>: Kupchik; <3.0-2.0>: Bernstein; <2.0-1.0>: Tennenwurzel; <1.5-0.5>: Black; <1.0-2.0>: Chajes, Phillips; <1.0-3.0>: Adair; <0.5-3.5>: Beynon; <0.5-4.5>: Beihoff; <0.0-0.0>: Duras; <0.0-3.0>: Grommer; Withdrawn: Stapfer

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Tuesday, July 15

Beihoff withdraws citing bad form. All his games were to be cancelled.

Source: New York Sun, 7/16

4.0-0.0:
Capablanca
3.0-0.0: Kupchik
2.5-0.5: Marder
2.0-1.0: Tennenwurzel
2.0-2.0: Bernstein
1.5-0.5: Black
1.0-2.0: Chajes
1.0-3.0: Adair
0.5-3.5: Beynon
0.0-0.0: Duras
0.0-2.0: Phillips
0.0-3.0: Grommer
Withdrawn: Beihoff, Stapfer

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Wednesday, July 16

At a players' meeting before the round, it was decided to score all games of Beihoff and Stapfer as losses, and cancel only their own game. That changes the standings mathematically, if not relatively:

6.0-0.0: Capablanca; <5.0-0.0>: Kupchik; <4.5-0.5>: Marder; <4.0-1.0>: Tennenwurzel; <4.0-2.0>: Bernstein; <3.5-0.5>: Black; <3.0-2.0>: Chajes; <3.0-3.0>: Adair; <2.0-3.0>: Beynon; <2.0-0.0>: Duras; <2.0-2.0>: Phillips; <2.0-3.0>: Grommer; <0.0-12.0>: Beihoff, Stapfer

ROUND 5

Capablanca 1 Beynon* [Sun, 7/20; AJG 117
Black adj. Chajes (finished 7/20)
Phillips adj. Kupchik (finished 7/28)
Marder 1 Grommer* Sun, 7/20; Tribune 7/20; AJG 119 Duras ppd. Adair (played 8/12)
Tennenwurzel 1 Bernstein* Sun, 7/20; AJG 120

Typo in Capablanca - Beynon: <23.Kh2> was played. Correction submitted 7/2/2015.

Outstanding adjournments: Phillips - Black (4); Black - Chajes (5); Phillips - Kupchik (5)

Outstanding postponed games: Black - Duras; Duras - Tennenwurzel, Chajes - Duras; Duras - Capablanca (4); Duras - Adair (5)

Sources Brooklyn Daily Eagle,7/17; Tribune, 7/18; Sun, 7/18; ACB 170

7.0-0.0: Capablanca
5.5-0.5: Marder
5.0-0.0: Kupchik
5.0-1.0: Tennenwurzel
4.0-3.0: Bernstein
3.5-0.5: Black
3.0-2.0: Chajes
3.0-3.0: Adair
2.0-0.0: Duras
2.0-2.0: Phillips
2.0-4.0: Beynon, Grommer
0.0-12.0: Beihoff, Stapfer

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Rescheduled game: Thursday, July 17

Capablanca - Tennenwurzel* (rescheduled; result protested)

The game ended in a dispute. Tennenwurzel refused to continue due to "weariness", and apparently expected to adjourn. Capablanca claimed that he had first to make the time control at move 45 (three hours). The playing session was scheduled to end at midnight after five hours play and Capablanca's fast play (1 hour, 37 minutes) meant Tennenwurzel would have used over three hours by then. The decision was left to a committee.

AJG places this game in round 9.

Source BDE, 7/19; Tribune, 7/19; The Sun, 7/19; American Chess Bulletin (ACB) gives date as 7/17 (per Calli)

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Rescheduled game: Friday, July 18

Capablanca 1 Black* (from rd.8, 7/26) BDE, 7/20

Source: The Sun, 7/20, Press, 7/20, BDE, 7/20; <ACB gives July 18 as the date (per Calli).

8.0-0.0: Capablanca; <5.5-0.5>: Marder; <5.0-0.0>: Kupchik; <5.0-1.0>: Tennenwurzel; <4.0-3.0>: Bernstein; <3.5-1.5>: Black; <3.0-2.0>: Chajes; <3.0-3.0>: Adair; <2.0-0.0>: Duras; <2.0-2.0>: Phillips; <2.0-4.0>: Beynon, Grommer; <0.0-12.0>: Beihoff, Stapfer

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Saturday, July 19

ROUND 6

Grommer 0 Adair* Sun, 7/27; AJG 125
Kupchik adj. Duras* (finished 7/20)
Chajes 1 Marder* Sun, 7/27; AJG 124
Tennenwurzel 1 Phillips AJG 127
Black 1 Beihoff (forfeit)
Bernstein 1 Stapfer (forfeit)

Capablanca and Beynon are not listed as playing. Since they had already played on the night of round 5, it is possible their game was rescheduled for some reason. The opponents for Beihoff and Stapfer appear in the summary given in ACB.

Gillam gives this as the original round of the Capablanca - Bernstein game played on July 8th. However, he gives no source for this, and it contradicts ACB's statement that Bernstein was scheduled to play Stapfer this round.

Outstanding adjournments: Phillips - Black (4); Black - Chajes (5); Phillips - Kupchik (5); Kupchik - Duras (6)

Outstanding postponed games: Black - Duras; Duras - Tennenwurzel, Chajes - Duras; Duras - Capablanca (4); Duras - Adair (5)

Sources: BDE, 7/21; Sun, 7/2; ACB 170.

8.0-0.0: Capablanca
6.0-1.0: Tennenwurzel
5.5-1.5: Marder
5.0-0.0: Kupchik
4.0-2.0: Chajes
4.0-3.0: Adair, Bernstein
3.5-1.5: Black
2.0-0.0: Duras
2.0-2.0: Phillips
2.0-4.0: Beynon, Grommer
0.0-12.0: Beihoff, Stapfer

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Sunday, July 20

ADJOURNMENTS

Black 1 Chajes (from 7/16; resigned without play) [AJG 121 Kupchik 0 Duras (from 7/19) AJG 126

PROTESTED GAME

Tennenwurzel 0 Capablanca* (from 7/17) Sun, 8/3, AJG 139

Outstanding adjournments: Phillips - Black (4); Phillips - Kupchik (5)

Outstanding postponed games: Black - Duras; Duras - Tennenwurzel, Chajes - Duras; Duras - Capablanca (4); Duras - Adair (5)

Sources: BDE 7/21 Tribune, 7/20, 7/21; Syracuse Post, 7/21

9.0-0.0: Capablanca
6.0-2.0: Tennenwurzel
5.5-1.5: Marder
5.0-1.0: Kupchik
4.5-1.5: Black
4.0-3.0: Adair, Bernstein, Chajes
3.0-0.0: Duras
2.0-3.0: Phillips
2.0-4.0: Beynon
2.0-5.0: Grommer
0.0-12.0: Beihoff, Stapfer

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Adjournments (Monday, July 21)

Phillips 0 Black* (from 7/12) BDE 7/31; Sun 8/3; AJG 116

Outstanding adjournments: Phillips - Kupchik (5)

Outstanding postponed games: Black - Duras (1); Duras - Tennenwurzel (2), Chajes - Duras (3); Duras - Capablanca (4); Duras - Adair (5)

Sources: BDE, 7/22, The Sun, 7/23; Tribune, 7/23

9.0-0.0: Capablanca
6.0-2.0: Tennenwurzel
5.5-1.5: Black, Marder
5.0-0.1: Kupchik
4.0-3.0: Adair, Bernstein, Chajes
3.0-0.0: Duras
2.0-4.0: Beynon, Phillips
2.0-5.0: Grommer
0.0-12.0: Beihoff, Stapfer

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Wednesday, July 23

ROUND 7

Capablanca 1 Phillips* Sun, 7/27; AJG 128
Kupchik 1 Marder* Sun, 8/3; AJG 129
Grommer 0 Beynon* Sun, 8/3; AJG 130
Black adj. Tennenwurzel finished 7/28
Bernstein adj. Adair finished 7/28; color uncertain Chajes 1 Beihoff (forfeit)
Duras 1 Stapfer (forfeit)

RESCHEDULED GAME

Chajes adj. Duras (finished 7/25)

The forfeits are inferred. Chajes and Duras began their rescheduled game from round 3 on this evening. Since the other players are accounted for, it would seem that Chajes was originally scheduled to play Beihoff (having played Stapfer in round 1), and Duras thus scheduled to play Stapfer. However, there are still too many uncertainties to be sure of this.

Outstanding adjournments: Phillips - Kupchik (5); Black - Tennenwurzel (7); Bernstein - Adair (7); Chajes - Duras (3, rescheduled)

Outstanding postponed games: Black - Duras (1`) ; Duras - Tennenwurzel (2), Chajes - Duras (3) ; Duras - Capablanca (4); Duras - Adair (5)

Sources: BDE 7/24; Tribune 7/25

10.0-0.0: Capablanca; <6.0-1.0>: Kupchik; <6.0-2.0>: Tennenwurzel; <5.5-1.5>: Black; <5.5-2.5>: Marder; <4.0-3.0>: Adair, Bernstein, Chajes; <3.0-0.0>: Duras; <3.0-4.0>: Beynon; <2.0-5.0>: Phillips; <2.0-6.0>: Grommer; <0.0-12.0>: Beihoff, Stapfer

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<Rescheduled game: Thursday, July 24>

Kupchik adj. Capablanca* (from rd.13, 8/16; finished 7/29)

Sources: BDE, 7/25; Sun, 7/27

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Friday, July 25

Adjurnament

Chajes 0 Duras (from 7/23) AJG 108

Source: The Sun, 7/27; BDE, 7/27, Press, 7/27

10.0-0.0: Capablanca
6.0-1.0: Kupchik
6.0-2.0: Tennenwurzel
5.5-1.5: Black
5.5-2.5: Marder
4.0-3.0: Adair, Bernstein
4.0-0.0: Duras
4.0-4.0: Chajes
3.0-4.0: Beynon
2.0-5.0: Phillips
<2.0-6.0: Grommer
0.0-12.0: Beihoff, Stapfer

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Saturday, July 26

ROUND 8

Capablanca - Black (rescheduled; played 7/18)
Adair 1/2 Beynon* Sun, 8/3; AJG 133
Bernstein 0 Duras* The Sun, 8/3; AJG 134
Grommer adj. Phillips (finished 8/4)
Chajes adj. Tennenwurzel (finished 7/28)
Kupchik 1 Beihoff (default)
Marder 1 Stapfer (default)

Rescheduled game

Marder 0 Capablanca* Sun, 8/3, AJG 135

Marder and Capablanca did play during round 8, but the Sun states that "Ca0pablanca had already defeated Black in this round." The Tribune says that the Marder - Capablanca game "...was also played on Saturday...", which could imply that it had been rescheduled and was not part of the original schedule.

The Sun also states that Kupchik won on default from Beihoff. This would leave Marder scheduled to receive a default from Stapfer, so he and Capablanca had a chance to play their later game. (Capablanca would finish his schedule before the next round began.)

In Adair - Beynon, AJG gives the move 40...Ra8 as opposed to 40...Ra3 as found in the Sun. Given the position on the board ant he continuation, 40...Ra3 looks clearly right.

Sources: Sun, 7/28; Tribune, 7/28

11.0-0.0: Capablanca; <6.0-1.0>: Kupchik; <6.0-2.0>: Tenenwurzel; <5.5-1.5>: Black; <5.5-3.5>: Marder; <5.0-0.0>: Duras; <4.5-3.5>: Adair; <4.0-4.0>: Bernstein, Chajes; <3.5-4.5>: Beynon; <2.0-5.0>: Phillips; <2.0-6.0>: Grommer; <0.0-12.0>: Beihoff, Stapfer

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<Rescheduled game (Sunday, July 27)>

Duras adj. Capablanca (from rd.4, 7/12; finished 7/28)

Sources: Sun, 7/28; Tribune, 7/28

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Monday, 7/28

Adjurnments

Duras 0 Capablanca* (from 7/27) BDE 7/31; AJG 114 Phillips 1/2 Kupchik (from 7/16) AJG 122
Bernstein 1/2 Adair (from 7/23, but not resumed; AJG 132) Black 1 Tennenwurzel (from 7/23; AJG 131)
Chajes 1 Tennenwurzel (from 7/26)

Source: Rochester Democrat Chronicle, 7/29; Tribune, 7/29

12.0-0.0: Capablanca; <6.5-1.5>: Black, Kupchik; <6.0-4.0>: Tenenwurzel; <5.5-3.5>: Marder; <5.0-1.0>: Duras; <5.0-4.0>: Adair, Chajes; <4.5-4.5>: Bernstein; <3.5-4.5>: Beynon; <2.5-5.5>: Phillips; <2.0-6.0>: Grommer; <0.0-12.0>: Beihoff, Stapfer

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<Adjournment (Tuesday, July 29)>

Kupchik 0 Capablanca* (from 7/24) Sun, 8/3

Capablanca completes tournament 13-0.

"<This game was adjourned on Thursday, when it was expected that Kupchik would easily draw and thus check the victorious career of Capablanca. He, however, was not careful enough in his selection of his sealed move, a circumstance which made things very easy for his adversary, the latter being able to win hands down after sixty moves."> (The Sun, Tribune 7/30)

Sources: Schenectady Gazette, 7/30; The Sun, 7/30; Tribune, 7/30

13.0-0.0: Capablanca; <6.5-1.5>: Black; <6.5-2.5>: Kupchik; <6.0-4.0>: Tenenwurzel; <5.5-3.5>: Marder; <5.0-1.0>: Duras; <5.0-4.0>: Adair, Chajes; <4.5-4.5>: Bernstein; <3.5-4.5>: Beynon; <2.5-5.5>: Phillips; <2.0-6.0>: Grommer; <0.0-12.0>: Beihoff, Stapfer

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Wednesday, July 30

ROUND 9

Duras 1 Grommer* Sun, 8/3; AJG 137
Black 1 Bernstein* Sun, 8/3
Beynon 0 Kupchik* Sun, 8/3; AJG 136
Phillips adj. Chajes (finished 8/11)

Original reconstruction gives Capablanca - Marder (resecheduled 7/26) and byes to Tennenwurzel (Beihoff) and Adair (Stapfer). AJG gives byes to Adair and Marder, and has Tennenwurzel - Capablanca as scheduled for this round.

Sources: BDE, 7/31; Sun, 8/1

13.0-0.0: Capablanca; <7.5-1.5>: Black; <7.5-2.5>: Kupchik; <6.0-1.0>: Duras; <6.0-4.0>: Tennenwurzel; <5.5-3.5>: Marder; <5.0-4.0>: Adair, Chajes; <4.5-5.5>: Bernstein; <3.5-5.5>: Beynon; <2.5-5.5>: Phillips; <2.0-7.0>: Grommer; <0.0-12.0>: Beihoff, Stapfer

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<Saturday, August 2>

ROUND 10

Beynon 0 Duras* Sun, 8/10; AJG 141
Black adj. Kupchik* (see 8/11)
Marder 1 Adair* Sun, 8/10; AJG 142
Chajes 1 Bernstein

Uncertain:

Grommer - Bye (Beihoff)
Phillips - Bye (Stapfer)

AJG does not specify byes for the round.

Sources: The Sun 8/4; Tribune, 8/4

13.0-0.0: Capablanca; <7.5-1.5>: Black; <7.5-2.5>: Kupchik; <7.0-1.0>: Duras; <6.5-3.5>: Marder; <6.0-4.0>: Chajes, Tennenwurzel; <5.0-5.0>: Adair; <4.5-6.5>: Bernstein; <3.5-6.5>: Beynon; <2.5-5.5>: Phillips; <2.0-7.0>: Grommer; <0.0-12.0>: Beihoff, Stapfer

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<Adjournment (Monday, August 4)>

Grommer 1 Phillips (from 7/26)

Not mentioned in any sources, but Tribune 8/4 indicated adjournments would be played today, and the standings in BDE 8/7 indicate this game had finished.

13.0: Capablanca; <7.5-1.5>: Black; <7.5-2.5>: Kupchik; <7.0-1.0>: Duras; <6.5-3.5>: Marder; <6.0-4.0>; Chajes, Tennenwurzel; <5.0-5.0>: Adair; <4.5-6.5>: Bernstein; <3.5-6.5>: Beynon; <3.0-7.0>: Grommer; <2.5-6.5>: Phillips; <0.0-12.0>: Beihoff, Stapfer

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Tuesday, August 5: Rescheduled game

Black adj. Duras

Rescheduled from July 2 (round 1); Adjourned after Black's 35th move; resumed Wednesday, 8/13

Sources: BDE, 8/6, 8/7

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<Round 11 (Wednesday, August 6)>

Grommer 0 Black* Sun, 8/10
Kupchik 1 Tennenwurzel* Sun, 8/10
Duras adj. Marder
Bernstein 1 Beynon
Adair adj. Phillips (finished 8/13)
Capablanca - Chajes (rescheduled; played 7/11)
Beihoff - Stapfer (double forfeit)

Sources: BDE, 8/7; Tribune, 8/8;

13.0: Capablanca; <8.5-1.5>: Black; <8.5-2.5>: Kupchik; <7.0-1.0>: Duras; <6.5-3.5>: Marder; <6.0-4.0>: Chajes; <6.0-5.0>: Tennenwurzel; <5.5-6.5>: Bernstein; <5.0-5.0>: Adair; <3.5-7.5>: Beynon; <3.0-8.0>; Grommer; <2.5-6.5>; Phillips; <0.0-12.0>: Beihoff, Stapfer

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<Round 12 (Saturday, August 9) >

Grommer 1/2 Tennenwurzel
Phillips adj. Duras (finished 8/16)
Chajes ppd. Kupchik (played 8/13)
Marder ppd. Beynon (played 8/11)
Capablanca - Bernstein (rescheduled; played 7/8) Adair - Bye (Beihoff)
Black - Bye (Stapfer)

The report in the <Tribune> indicates that three games were begun, but only one concluded; however, it does not specify the third game and there are no games unaccounted for.

Sources: Tribune, 8/11

13.0 Capablanca; <8.5-1.5>: Black; <8.5-2.5>: Kupchik; <7.0-1.0>: Duras; <6.5-3.5>: Marder; <6.5-5.5>; Tennenwurzel; <6.0-4.0>: Chajes; <5.5-6.5>: Bernstein; <5.0-5.0>: Adair; <3.5-7.5>: Beynon; <3.5-8.5>: Grommer; <2.5-6.5>: Phillips; <0.0>: Beihoff, Stapfer

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(Monday, August 11)

Adjournments

Black 1/2 Kupchik* (from 8/2) BDE 8/14
Phillips 0 Chajes (from 7/30; AJG 138)

Postponed game (Monday, August 11)

Marder 1 Beynon (from rd.12, 8/9)

<Sources: The Sun, 8/13; BDE, 8/13; Press, 8/13

13.0: Capablanca; <9.0-2.0>: Black; <9.0-3.0>: Kupchik; <7.5-3.5>: Marder; <7.0-1.0>: Duras; <7.0-4.0>: Chajes; <6.5-5.5>: Tennenwurzel; <5.5-6.5>; Bernstein; <5.0-5.0>: Adair; <3.5-8.5>: Beynon, Grommer; <2.5-7.5>: Phillips; <0.0>: Beihoff, Stapfer

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Tuesday, August 12

POSTPONED GAME

Duras 1/2 Adair* (from rd.5, 7/16) Sun, 8/17l AJG 118

Probable playing date. "The rest of this week will be devoted to playing off adjourned games and by Monday the tournament will be at an end." Sun Tribune mentions that ten games remain.

Sources BDE, 8/14; Sun, 8/14; Tribune, 8/14

13.0: Capablanca; <9.0-2.0>: Black; <9.0-3.0>: Kupchik; <7.5-1.5>: Duras; <7.5-3.5>: Marder; <7.0-4.0>: Chajes; <6.5-5.5>: Tennenwurzel; <5.5-5.5>: Adair; <5.5-6.5>; Bernstein; <3.5-8.5>: Beynon, Grommer; <2.5-7.5>: Phillips; <0.0>: Beihoff, Stapfer Tribune, 8/14

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Wednesday, August 13

Adjournments

Black 0 Duras* (from 8/5) Sun 8/17, PGT 8/24; AJC #92

Duras 1/2 Marder (from 8/6)

Adair 1/2 Phillips (from 8/6)

Postponed game Chajes 1 Kupchik* (from rd.12, 8/9) The Sun, 8/17

Sources: BDE, 8/14 "last night', The Sun, 8/15

13.0: Capablanca; <9.0-2.0>: Duras; <9.0-3.0>: Black; <9.0>: Kupchik; <8.0-4.0>: Chajes, Marder; <6.5-5.5>: Tennenwurzel; <6.0-6.0>: Adair; <5.5-6.5>: Bernstein; <3.5-8.5>: Beynon, Grommer; <3.0-8.0>: Phillips; <0.0> Beihoff, Stapfer

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Friday, August 15

Rescheduled game

Duras 1 Tennenwurzel* (from rd.2, 7/5) Tribune, 8/16; AJG 101

Sources: BDE, 8/17; Tribune, 8/16; Rochester Democrat Chronicle, 8/17; Sun, 8/17

13.0: Capablanca
10.0-2.0: Duras
9.0-3.0: Black
<9.0>: Kupchik
8.0-4.0: Chajes, Marder
6.5: Tennenwurzel
6.0-6.0: Adair
5.5-6.5: Bernstein
3.5-8.5: Beynon, Grommer
3.0-8.0: Phillips
0.0 Beihoff, Stapfer

source: Tribune, 8/16

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<Round 13 (Saturday, August 16)>

Grommer 0 Chajes* The Sun, 8/24
Bernstein 1/2 Marder
Adair 0 Black* Sun, 8/24
Beynon adj. Phillips (finished 8/16)
Capablanca - Kupchik (rescheduled; played 7/24)
Duras - Bye (Beihoff)
Tennenwurzel - Bye (Stapfer)

Adjournment

Phillips 1/2 Duras* (from 8/9) The Sun, 8/24

Round 13 was originally scheduled for Wednesday, August 13, but since the last few games were begun on Saturday that day has been designated as Round 13 for convenience.

It is possible that Beynon and Phillips did not begin this evening, but played the entire game on Monday, 8/18.

Sources: BDE, 8/18; The Sun, 8/18; Tribune, 8/18

13.0: Capablanca; <10.5>: Duras; <10.0>: Black; <9.0> Chajes, Kupchik; <8.5>: Marder; <6.5>: Tennenwurzel; <6.0>: Adair, Bernstein; <3.5-8.5>: Beynon, Phillips; <3.5>: Grommer; <0.0>: Beihoff, Stapfer BDE, 8/18

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Adjournment, Monday, August 18

Beynon 1/2 Phillips (from 8/16)

It is possible that this was not an adjournment, but the entire game.

Sources: The Sun, 8/20; Tribune, 8/20

13.0: Capablanca; <10.5>: Duras; <10.0>: Black; <9.0> Chajes, Kupchik; <8.5>: Marder; <6.5>: Tennenwurzel; <6.0>: Adair, Bernstein; <4.0>: Beynon, Phillips; <3.5>: Grommer; <0.0>: Beihoff, Stapfer Sun, 8/20

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SOURCES

Second American National Tournament, New York 1913 : Rice Chess Club Tournament, New York 1913 / edited by A. J. Gillam. AJG

Wednesday July 2 (Round 1):: AJG 93
Capablanca vs J Grommer, 1913 
(C00) French Defense, 44 moves, 1-0

Wednesday July 2 (Round 1):: AJG 94
O Chajes vs J Stapfer, 1913
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

Wednesday July 2 (Round 1):: AJG 95
H M Phillips vs A Marder, 1913
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 0-1

Wednesday July 2 (Round 1)::AJG 96
E Tennenwurzel vs G F Adair, 1913
(C28) Vienna Game, 27 moves, 1-0

round 5 (played Friday, July 4)
G Beihoff vs Capablanca, 1913 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Saturday, July 5 (Round 2): AJG 99
G F Adair vs O Chajes, 1913
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 60 moves, 1-0

Saturday, July 5 (Round 2): AJG 102
J Grommer vs Kupchik, 1913 
(C26) Vienna, 56 moves, 0-1

Saturday, July 5 (Round 2): AJG 100
F Beynon vs R T Black, 1913 
(C10) French, 54 moves, 0-1

Saturday, July 5 (Round 2): AJG 103
A Marder vs G Beihoff, 1913
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 23 moves, 1-0

Tuesday, July 8 (Rescheduled; original date uncertain: AJG 123
Capablanca vs J Bernstein, 1913 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

(Wednesday, July 9 (Round 3): AJC 107
Capablanca vs G F Adair, 1913 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Wednesday, July 9 - Monday July 14 (Round 3): AJG 106
R T Black vs A Marder, 1913
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

round 11 (played Friday, July 11)
Capablanca vs O Chajes, 1913 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

Saturday, July 12 (Round 4): AJG 113
F Beynon vs O Chajes, 1913 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 40 moves, 0-1

Saturday, July 12 (Round 4): AJG 111
G F Adair vs Kupchik, 1913
(C42) Petrov Defense, 51 moves, 0-1

Saturday, July 12 (Round 4): AJG 115
A Marder vs E Tennenwurzel, 1913
(C11) French, 24 moves, 1-0

Saturday, July 12 - Monday, July 21 (Round 4): AJG 116
H M Phillips vs R T Black, 1913 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 56 moves, 0-1

Saturday, July 12 (Round 4): AJG 112
G Beihoff vs J Bernstein, 1913 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 24 moves, 0-1

Wednesday, July 16 (Round 5): AJG 117
Capablanca vs F Beynon, 1913 
(B58) Sicilian, 40 moves, 1-0

Wednesday, July 16 (Round 5): AJG 120
E Tennenwurzel vs J Bernstein, 1913
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 39 moves, 1-0

Wednesday, July 16 (Round 5): AJG 119
A Marder vs J Grommer, 1913
(B01) Scandinavian, 42 moves, 1-0

Reschedulked (played Thursday, July 17): AJG 139
E Tennenwurzel vs Capablanca, 1913 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 0-1

Round 8 (played Friday, July 18)
Capablanca vs R T Black, 1913 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 15 moves, 1-0

Saturday, July 19 (Round 6); AJG 125
J Grommer vs G F Adair, 1913 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 55 moves, 0-1

Saturday, July 19 - Sunday, July 20 (Round 6): AJG 126
Kupchik vs Duras, 1913
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 0-1

Saturday, July 19 (Round 6): AJG 124
O Chajes vs A Marder, 1913
(C87) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 1-0

Wednesday, July 23 (Round 7): AJG 129
Kupchik vs A Marder, 1913 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1-0

Wednesday, July 23-Friday, July 25 (Round 3): AJG 108
O Chajes vs Duras, 1913 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 0-1

Wednesday, July 23 (Round 7): AJG 128
Capablanca vs H M Phillips, 1913 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 32 moves, 1-0

Wednesday, July 23 (Round 7): AJG 130
J Grommer vs F Beynon, 1913
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 51 moves, 0-1

Round 13 (played Thursday, July 24)
Kupchik vs Capablanca, 1913 
(D25) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 60 moves, 0-1

Saturday, July 26 (Round 8): AJG 134
J Bernstein vs Duras, 1913
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 0-1

Saturday, July 26 (Rescheduled): AJG 135
A Marder vs Capablanca, 1913 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 39 moves, 0-1

Saturday, July 26 (Round 8): AJG 133
G F Adair vs F Beynon, 1913
(C42) Petrov Defense, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 8 (Saturday, July 26)
J Grommer vs H M Phillips, 1913
(C26) Vienna, 52 moves, 1-0

Sunday, July 27-Monday, July 28 (Round 4): AJG 114
Duras vs Capablanca, 1913 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 75 moves, 0-1

(Wednesday, July 30 (Round 9); AJG 137
Duras vs J Grommer, 1913
(A43) Old Benoni, 43 moves, 1-0

Round 9 (Wednesday, July 30)
R T Black vs J Bernstein, 1913 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 40 moves, 1-0

Wednesday, July 30 (Round 9); AJG 136
F Beynon vs Kupchik, 1913 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 0-1

Wednesday, July 30 - Monday, August 11 (Round 9): AJG 138
H M Phillips vs O Chajes, 1913
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 57 moves, 0-1

Saturday, August 2 (Round 10): AJG 141
F Beynon vs Duras, 1913 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 0-1

Round 10 (Saturday, August 2)
R T Black vs Kupchik, 1913
(C41) Philidor Defense, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

Saturday, August 2 (Round 10): AJG 142
A Marder vs G F Adair, 1913 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 34 moves, 1-0

Played Tuesday, August 5; reschuled form 7/2, round 1
R T Black vs Duras, 1913
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 52 moves, 0-1

Round 11 (Wednesday, August 6)
J Grommer vs R T Black, 1913 
(B30) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

Round 11 (Wednesday, August 6)
Kupchik vs E Tennenwurzel, 1913 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Round 11 (Wednesday, August 6)
Duras vs A Marder, 1913
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 12 (Saturday, August 9)
H M Phillips vs Duras, 1913
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 12 (Monday, August 11))
A Marder vs F Beynon, 1913 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

Wednesday, August 12 (ppd. from Round 5) AJG 118
Duras vs G F Adair, 1913
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 12 (played Wednesday, August 13)
O Chajes vs Kupchik, 1913
(A13) English, 39 moves, 1-0

Friday, August 15 (ppd. from Round 2): AJG 101
Duras vs E Tennenwurzel, 1913 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

Round 13 (Saturday, August 16)
J Grommer vs O Chajes, 1913 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 0-1

Round 13 (Saturday, August 16)
G F Adair vs R T Black, 1913 
(B58) Sicilian, 44 moves, 0-1

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