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Paul List vs Movsa Feigin
Reiner Cafe tournament (1937), Riga LAT, rd 1, Oct-17
Queen's Gambit Declined: Barmen Variation (D37)  ·  1-0


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Mar-17-14  Karpova: It is merely said that this game is from a <Wettkampf> (contest) in Riga, saying nothing specific. So it could have been a match, but also a tournament or some other kind of competition.

Source: Pages 67-68 of the February 1938 'Wiener Schach-Zeitung'

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  hemy: It was 4 players 2 rounds tournament that was held from Oct 17th to Oct 23rd in Riga's famous chess cafe "Reiner". List represented Berlin. Other 3 local players were Feigins, Apsheniek and Bergs. List finished 1st: 4 from 6, Feigins 3 1/2, Apshenieks 2 1/2, Bergs 2. I found all this in archive of Latvian newspapers. Paul List had Lithuanian citizenship and played in Lithuanian team against Latvia at November 27th 1937 in Riga. It is already published in the book of Eugenijus Paleckis and Boris Rositsan "ŽYDAI LIETUVOS ŠACHMATŲ ISTORIJOJE" (Jews in Lithuanian chess history), 2015 in Lithuanian language. This book will be translated to English.
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<hemy>, <karpova>

Very good work! I changed the Event tag to <Reiner Cafe tournament> now.

That is what we have been labeling this famous series of chess events.

Here are a few other examples from different <Reiner Cafe> tournaments:

Vladimir Petrov vs T Bergs, 1929

M Feigin vs Vladimir Petrov, 1932

Vladimir Petrov vs M Feigin, 1932

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  hemy: <JFQ>

The other game from this 4 masters "Reiner Cafe" tournament Fricis Apsenieks - Paul List was published in "Rigasche Rundschau", October 30, 1937, p. 13.

[Event "Reiner Cafe tournament"]
[Site "Riga"]
[Date "1937.10.18"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Apsenieks, Fricis"]
[Black "List, Paul"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B15"]
[PlyCount "76"]
[Source "'Rigasche Rundschau',October 30, 1937, p. 13"

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Nf6 5. Nxf6+ exf6 6. Nf3 Bd6 7. Bd3 O-O 8. c3 Re8+ 9. Be3 Nd7 10. Qc2 Nf8 11. O-O-O Qa5 12. Nd2 Be6 13. Nc4 Qc7 14. Nxd6 Qxd6 15. Rdg1 a5 16. Kb1 b5 17. Ka1 a4 18. Be4 Bxa2 19. Bxh7+ Nxh7 20. Kxa2 b4 21. cxb4 Qxb4 22. Qc3 Qb5 23. Rc1 Re6 24. Qc4 Qb7 25. Rc3 Nf8 26. Ra3 Nd7 27. Rc1 Nb6 28. Qb4 Qa6 29. Rc5 Nd5 30. Qc4 Qb7 31. Ka1 f5 32. g3 Rb8 33. Qc2 f4 34. gxf4 Rg6 35. Qb1 Rg2 36. Rc2 Rxh2 37. Rxa4 Nxe3 38. fxe3 Qb3 0-1

I will submit this game to CG.

The game Paul List - Movsa Feigin and the article about 4 masters tournament in "Reiner Cafe", include tournament table was published in "Šacha Māksla", October 25, 1937, p. 217. It was played in 1st round, on Octover 17, 1937

Other articles about this tournament:
"Latvias Kareivis, October 21, 1937, p. 4.

"Rigasche Rundschau", October 23, 1937, p. 13.

"Rits", October 18, 1937, p. 4.

"Rits", October 19, 1937, p. 6.

"Rits", October 20, 1937, p. 4.

"Rits", October 23, 1937, p. 7.

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Excellent work <hemy> I have added the round number to the game on this page now.

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