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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Scheveningen Tournament

Alexander Alekhine11.5/13(+11 -1 =1)[games]
David Janowski11/13(+10 -1 =2)[games]
Adolf Georg Olland9/13(+8 -3 =2)[games]
Fred Dewhirst Yates8.5/13(+8 -4 =1)[games]
Edward Lasker8/13(+7 -4 =2)[games]
Jan Willem te Kolste7.5/13(+7 -5 =1)[games]
Gyula Breyer7.5/13(+7 -5 =1)[games]
Jacques Mieses6/13(+4 -5 =4)[games]
Fritz Englund5.5/13(+4 -6 =3)[games]
Klaas Geus5.5/13(+4 -6 =3)[games]
Rudolf Loman5/13(+4 -7 =2)[games]
Abraham Speijer4/13(+4 -9 =0)[games]
Willem Schelfhout2/13(+2 -11 =0)[games]
Arnold van Foreest0/7(+0 -7 =0)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Scheveningen (1913)

Officially, this tournament celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the Nederlandschen Schaakbond, and was held in Scheveningen from July 28-August 8, 1913. It proved to be an early victory for Alekhine, in more ways than one. The competition consisted of:

Alexander Alekhine, Gyula Breyer, Fritz Englund, Klaas Geus, David Janowski, Edward Lasker, Rudolf Johannes Loman, Jacques Mieses, Adolf Georg Olland, Willem Andreas Theodorus Schelfhout, Abraham Speijer, Jan Willem te Kolste, Arnold van Foreest, and Fred Dewhirst Yates.

Alekhine clinched first place a round before the end by winning his first eight games and going on to accumulate 11½/12, a draw with Yates being the only flaw. This was enough for the twenty-year-old to celebrate with a night of festivity before the last round.

Edward Lasker, in his book Chess Secrets I Learned From the Masters, recounts how he came along to the party and had his own troubles as a result. Janowski, meanwhile, took advantage of Alekhine's condition to defeat him in the last round and impress his admirers no end, even if it made no difference in the final result. Speaking of which:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 1 Alekhine X 0 1 = 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11.5 2 Janowski 1 X = 0 1 1 1 = 1 1 1 1 1 1 11.0 3 Olland 0 = X 0 1 1 1 = 0 1 1 1 1 1 9.0 4 Yates = 1 1 X 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 8.5 5 Lasker 0 0 0 1 X 0 = 1 1 1 = 1 1 1 8.0 6 te Kolste 0 0 0 1 1 X 0 0 = 1 1 1 1 1 7.5 7 Breyer 0 0 0 0 = 1 X 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 7.5 8 Mieses 0 = = 0 0 1 0 X = = 1 0 1 1 6.0 9 Englund 0 0 1 0 0 = 0 = X = 0 1 1 1 5.5 10 Geus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 = = X = 1 1 1 5.5 11 Loman 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 0 1 = X 1 1 1 5.0 12 Speijer 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 X 0 1 4.0 13 Schelfhout 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 X 1 2.0 14 Van Foreest 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 0.0

<Round by round results>

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 1 Alekhine 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 = 1 1 1 0 11.5 2 Janowski 1 1 1 1 1 1 = = 1 1 0 1 1 11.0 3 Olland 0 = 1 1 0 1 = 1 0 1 1 1 1 9.0 4 Yates 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 = 0 1 0 1 8.5 5 Lasker 1 1 = 0 1 = 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 8.0 6 te Kolste 0 0 = 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 7.5 7 Breyer 1 1 = 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 7.5 8 Mieses 0 = 0 1 0 0 0 = 1 = = 1 1 6.0 9 Englund 1 0 = 0 = 1 1 0 1 = 0 0 0 5.5 10 Geus 1 1 0 0 = 0 1 1 0 0 = = 0 5.5 11 Loman 1 0 0 0 0 = 0 1 0 0 1 = 1 5.0 12 Speijer 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 4.0 13 Schelfhout 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 14 Van Foreest 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0

<Progressive scores>

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 1 Alekhine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 8½ 9½ 10½ 11½ 11½ 2 Janowski 1 2 3 4 5 6 6½ 7 8 9 9 10 11 3 Olland 0 ½ 1½ 2½ 2½ 3½ 4 5 5 6 7 8 9 4 Yates 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 6 6½ 6½ 7½ 7½ 8½ 5 Lasker 1 2 2½ 2½ 3½ 4 4 5 6 6 6 7 8 6 te Kolste 0 0 ½ 1½ 2½ 3½ 3½ 3½ 3½ 4½ 5½ 6½ 7½ 7 Breyer 1 2 2½ 2½ 2½ 2½ 3½ 4½ 5½ 6½ 7½ 7½ 7½ 8 Mieses 0 ½ ½ 1½ 1½ 1½ 1½ 2 3 3½ 4 5 6 9 Englund 1 1 1½ 1½ 2 3 4 4 5 5½ 5½ 5½ 5½ 10 Geus 1 2 2 2 2½ 2½ 3½ 4½ 4½ 4½ 5 5½ 5½ 11 Loman 1 1 1 1 1 1½ 1½ 2½ 2½ 2½ 3½ 4 5 12 Speijer 0 0 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 13 Schelfhout 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 14 Van Foreest 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Van Foreest forfeited rounds 8-13, and the game Breyer vs Yates, 0-1 from Round 4 is unavailable.

Original collection: Game Collection: Scheveningen 1913, by User: Phony Benoni.

 page 4 of 4; games 76-84 of 84  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
76. Loman vs K Geus  ½-½271913ScheveningenC25 Vienna
77. Ed. Lasker vs F Englund 1-0211913ScheveningenC48 Four Knights
78. Alekhine vs Breyer 1-0301913ScheveningenD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
79. Breyer vs Olland  0-1371913ScheveningenC11 French
80. J W te Kolste vs A Speijer  1-0351913ScheveningenC66 Ruy Lopez
81. F Englund vs Yates  0-1211913ScheveningenC55 Two Knights Defense
82. K Geus vs Ed. Lasker  0-1351913ScheveningenC77 Ruy Lopez
83. W Schelfhout vs J Mieses 0-1261913ScheveningenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
84. Janowski vs Alekhine 1-0491913ScheveningenD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
 page 4 of 4; games 76-84 of 84  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-22-13  Caissanist: When I played through the moves of J W Te Kolste vs Ed Lasker, 1913, the game didn't really seem to fit with the story Ed Lasker told. As best as I can tell he was dead lost at adjournment, and the win seems pretty straightforward for a master. It was probably just as well that Lasker went out partying with Alekhine.
Mar-13-14  Karpova: According to Dr. Emanuel Lasker, Nimzowitsch withdrew at the last moment and Edward Lasker substituted him.

Source: 'Pester Lloyd', 1913.08.03, p. 9 (written in Marienbad, July 30)

Feb-23-18  chessamateur: There's an error in the standings. Alekhine should be on top, not listed in 2nd place.
Feb-23-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Fixed. Alekhine and Janowski were both listed as no. 2, don't know how that happened.
Feb-23-18  Petrosianic: Boy, it's one thing when players make excuses, but kind of beyond the pale when cg does it for them. According to the bio, Alekhine only lost to Janowski because he was drunk, and that evil Janowski "took advantage of his condition." Shame on him!
Feb-24-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <Petrosianic: Boy, it's one thing when players make excuses, but kind of beyond the pale when cg does it for them. According to the bio, Alekhine only lost to Janowski because he was drunk, and that evil Janowski "took advantage of his condition." Shame on him!>

...But that is a quote from Edward Lasker. There is no reason to not believe it.

Feb-24-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  WorstPlayerEver: So he got his nickname: Darnowski
Feb-24-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: The semi-colons between names had to go; looks far better with actual spacing between the players' names than what went before.
Aug-08-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  mifralu: Intro: < ...and the game Breyer vs Yates, 0-1 from Round 4 is unavailable. >

"In round four Breyer was due to play Yates. However, the previous night he couldn't get to sleep until the early morning. As a consequence, he overslept and lost his game by overstepping the time limit."

"Gyula Breyer: The Chess Revolutionary" by Jimmy Adams, p.249

Dec-02-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Not one Sicilian, let alone a Scheveningen. Apparently the variation wouldn't be invented for another decade or so. Opening Explorer
Dec-02-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <FSR>, the seminal game of the line, from the event ten years on: Maroczy vs Euwe, 1923.

Not a great advert for the line, but better days lay ahead.

Dec-02-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <perfidious> One of those games, like Ken Smith's outings with the Smith-Morra Gambit at San Antonio 1972, that make you want to run far, far away from the variation in question.
Dec-02-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <perfidious> Note that the immortal George Schelto Fontein played two games with the variation at the same tournament, losing each in 32 moves. https://www.chessgames.com/perl/che... It's a wonder the line didn't die in the cradle.

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