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Trebitsch Memorial Tournament

Erich Eliskases8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Lajos Steiner8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Albert Becker6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[games]
Rudolf Spielmann6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Hans Mueller6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Ernst Gruenfeld6/11(+2 -1 =8)[games]
Eduard Glass6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Erno Gereben5.5/11(+4 -4 =3)[games]
Bernhard Lichtenstein4/11(+2 -5 =4)[games]
Immo Fuss3.5/11(+1 -5 =5)[games]
Siegfried Reginald Wolf3/11(+1 -6 =4)[games]
Josef Kolnhofer2.5/11(+1 -7 =3)[games]
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Trebitsch Memorial (1935)

The 18th Trebitsch Memorial was played in Café Altes Rathaus in Vienna, Austria from 20 November to 7 December 1935. It was considered the strongest tournament held in Vienna since Vienna (1922). Games were played on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sundays and Mondays. The last round was played on Saturday 7 December, with three adjourned games played off on Sunday 8 December. The tournament director Baldur Hoenlinger (who had assumed this important role) was assisted by Dr. Jaques Hannak. Eliskases and Steiner shared the victory and earned 450 Schilling each. Number of games played: 66.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 =1 Eliskases * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 8 =1 Steiner ½ * ½ ½ 1 0 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 8 =3 Becker ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 1 6½ =3 Spielmann 0 ½ 0 * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 6½ =3 Müller ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 0 1 1 1 1 6½ =6 Grünfeld 0 1 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 6 =6 Glass ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 6 8 Gereben 0 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 * 0 1 ½ 1 5½ 9 Lichtenstein 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 * 0 1 0 4 10 Fuss ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 * ½ ½ 3½ 11 Wolf 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * 1 3 12 Kolnhofer ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 ½ 0 * 2½

Wiener Schach-Zeitung declared Eliskases the new Champion of Austria, which caused Spielmann to write a mild protest in its January 1936 issue.

Sources

Photo: https://web.archive.org/web/2008120...
Der Tag, 19 November 1935, p. 7: https://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/...
Der Tag, 8 December 1935, p. 7: https://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/...
Der Tag, 9 December 1935, p. 2: https://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/...
Die Stunde, 8 December 1935, p. 3: https://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/...
Der Morgen, 9 December 1935, p. 4: https://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/...
Wiener Schach-Zeitung, November 1935, pp. 346-348: https://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/...
Wiener Schach-Zeitung, December 1935, pp. 364-369: https://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/...
Wiener Schach-Zeitung, January 1936, pp. 48-52: https://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/...
20 Trebitsch-Gedenkturniere Wien 1907-1938 und Internationales Schachmeisterturnier Wien 1935. M. A. Lachaga, Argentinien 1968. 98 pp.

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Eliskases vs Immo Fuss  ½-½561935Trebitsch MemorialA04 Reti Opening
2. B Lichtenstein vs E Glass  ½-½211935Trebitsch MemorialD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. H Mueller vs Spielmann  ½-½281935Trebitsch MemorialD95 Grunfeld
4. L Steiner vs A Becker  ½-½811935Trebitsch MemorialB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
5. S R Wolf vs J Kolnhofer  1-0341935Trebitsch MemorialC02 French, Advance
6. Gruenfeld vs E Gereben  ½-½381935Trebitsch MemorialA50 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Spielmann vs J Kolnhofer  1-0511935Trebitsch MemorialD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. A Becker vs B Lichtenstein  ½-½471935Trebitsch MemorialD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. E Glass vs Gruenfeld  ½-½231935Trebitsch MemorialA04 Reti Opening
10. Immo Fuss vs S R Wolf  ½-½451935Trebitsch MemorialE70 King's Indian
11. H Mueller vs L Steiner  0-1271935Trebitsch MemorialD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. E Gereben vs Eliskases  0-1401935Trebitsch MemorialC77 Ruy Lopez
13. J Kolnhofer vs Immo Fuss  ½-½461935Trebitsch MemorialE60 King's Indian Defense
14. Eliskases vs E Glass  ½-½571935Trebitsch MemorialA00 Uncommon Opening
15. B Lichtenstein vs H Mueller  0-1471935Trebitsch MemorialA48 King's Indian
16. S R Wolf vs E Gereben  ½-½441935Trebitsch MemorialC78 Ruy Lopez
17. L Steiner vs Spielmann  ½-½401935Trebitsch MemorialB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
18. Gruenfeld vs A Becker  ½-½241935Trebitsch MemorialD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
19. E Gereben vs J Kolnhofer  1-0281935Trebitsch MemorialA35 English, Symmetrical
20. A Becker vs Eliskases  ½-½681935Trebitsch MemorialC02 French, Advance
21. H Mueller vs Gruenfeld  ½-½161935Trebitsch MemorialD04 Queen's Pawn Game
22. E Glass vs S R Wolf  ½-½321935Trebitsch MemorialD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. L Steiner vs B Lichtenstein  1-0561935Trebitsch MemorialC12 French, McCutcheon
24. Spielmann vs Immo Fuss 1-0391935Trebitsch MemorialE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
25. Eliskases vs H Mueller  ½-½281935Trebitsch MemorialA00 Uncommon Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-27-21
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  Tabanus: Der Morgen, 9 December 1935, p. 4:

<Skandal beim Wiener Schachturnier. Das achtzehnte Trebitsch-Gedenkturnier wurde Sonntag beendet. ... Die Tatsache, dass Schachmeister Müller an den vierten Platz gekommen ist, hat eine interessante Vorgeschichte, die in Schachkreisen viel besprochen wird. Müller stand in einer Hängepartie mit seinem Klubkollegen Kolnhofer vom Hietzinger Schachklub beim Abbruch der Partie völlig ansichtslos. Kolnhofer (Weiss) war nicht nur stellungsmässig im Vorteil, sondern auch in einer Figur, da ein Springer Müllers eingeschlossen war, der nicht mehr gerettet werden konnte. Es war also bei Fortsetzung der Partie ein Matt Müllers in wenigen Zügen zu erwarten. Sonderbarerweise machte Kolnhofer nach Wiedereröffnung der Partie grosse Fehler wie ein Anfänger und verlor die Partie, wodurch Müller, der sonst wenig Aussichten mehr gehabt hätte, in den Endkampf ausrückte. Die Angelegenheit wurde einem Schiedsgericht vorgelegt, dem die Herren Dr. Tannhofer, Dr. Kondor und Schachmeiser Wolf angehörten. Das Gericht entschied, dass es kein Urteil fällen könne, da weder ein Geständnis, noch ein Beweis vorliege. Er wurde aber bereits beschlossen, für das nächstjährige Trebitsch-Turnier die Herren Müller und Kolnhofer nicht mehr einzuladen.>

Google translate (severely modified):

Scandal at the Vienna chess tournament.
The eighteenth Trebitsch memorial tournament ended on Sunday. ... The fact that chess master Müller came fourth has an interesting history that is discussed a lot in chess circles. Müller had a game with his club mate Kolnhofer from the Hietzinger Chess Club and when the game was adjourned, he was completely lost. Kolnhofer (White) not only had an advantage in terms of position, but also by a piece, as Müller had a trapped knight that could no longer be saved. So that when the game continued, Müller was expected to be mated in a few moves. Strangely enough, after the game was resumed, Kolnhofer made huge blunders like a beginner and lost the game, whereby Müller, who otherwise would have had little prospect, became one of the top contenders. The matter was brought to an appeals committee consisting of Dr. Tannhofer, Dr. Kondor and chess master Wolf. The committee ruled that it could not pass any judgment as there was no confession or evidence. However, it has already been decided not to invite Mr. Müller and Mr. Kolnhofer to the next year's Trebitsch tournament.

And indeed, the two did not play in Trebitsch Memorial (1936). The game in question was in round 7, J Kolnhofer vs H Mueller, 1935.

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