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Ostend-B Tournament

Akiba Rubinstein19.5/28(+14 -3 =11)[games]
Richard Teichmann19/29(+15 -6 =8)[games]
Jacques Mieses19/28(+17 -7 =4)[games]
Aron Nimzowitsch18/27(+13 -4 =10)[games]
Georg Salwe18/29(+13 -6 =10)[games]
Oldrich Duras17.5/28(+15 -8 =5)[games]
Walter John16/28(+8 -4 =16)[games]
Savielly Tartakower15/27(+10 -7 =10)[games]
Joseph Henry Blackburne14.5/28(+10 -9 =9)[games]
Eugene Znosko-Borovsky14/27(+8 -7 =12)[games]
Rudolf Spielmann14/27(+11 -10 =6)[games]
Ossip Bernstein13/18(+10 -2 =6)[games]
Georg Schories11.5/27(+10 -14 =3)[games]
Leo Forgacs9/14(+6 -2 =6)[games]
Georg Marco8/14(+4 -2 =8)[games]
Julius Perlis6/13(+4 -5 =4)[games]
Erich Cohn6/15(+5 -8 =2)[games]
Rudolf Swiderski5.5/14(+4 -7 =3)[games]
Hugo Suechting5.5/13(+2 -4 =7)[games]
James Mortimer5/28(+4 -22 =2)[games]
Moritz Billecard5/14(+3 -7 =4)[games]
Francis Joseph Lee5/13(+5 -8 =0)[games]
Paul Saladin Leonhardt4.5/14(+2 -7 =5)[games]
Johannes Metger4.5/15(+2 -8 =5)[games]
Louis van Vliet4/13(+3 -8 =2)[games]
Hector William Shoosmith4/13(+3 -8 =2)[games]
Theodor von Scheve4/13(+3 -8 =2)[games]
Wilhelm Cohn3.5/15(+2 -10 =3)[games]
Franz G Jacob3.5/9(+3 -5 =1)[games]
Paul Johner0/3(+0 -3 =0)[games]

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Ostend-B (1907)

Ostend, Belgium, 16 May 1907—24 June 1907

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Score Place/Prize ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— 1 Bernstein • ½ 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 0 1 ½ ½ 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 19½ 1st-2nd 952 Fr 2 Rubinstein ½ • ½ 1 ½ 0 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 19½ 1st-2nd 952 Fr 3 Mieses 1 ½ • 1 0 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 19 3rd-4th 887 Fr 4 Nimzowitsch 0 0 0 • 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 + 1 1 19 3rd-4th 887 Fr 5 Forgacs ½ ½ 1 0 • ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 + 1 1 18½ 5th 821 Fr 6 Teichmann 0 1 ½ ½ ½ • ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 0 0 1 0 ½ 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 18 6th 756 Fr 7 Duras 0 0 0 1 0 ½ • ½ 0 ½ 1 1 0 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 17½ 7th 690 Fr 8 Salwe 0 0 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ • 0 1 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 0 ½ 0 0 1 17 8th 625 Fr 9 Marco 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 • 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 0 1 1 ½ ½ 1 16½ 9th 560 Fr 10 John ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 1 • ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 0 1 1 ½ 1 16 10th-11th 494 Fr 11 Tartakower 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ • ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 + 1 0 16 10th-11th 494 Fr 12 E. Cohn 1 0 1 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ • ½ 1 0 ½ 1 0 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 0 1 15 12th-14th 363 Fr 13 Znosko-Borovsky 0 1 0 0 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ • 0 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ + 1 0 15 12th-14th 363 Fr 14 Spielmann ½ ½ 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 • ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 0 1 1 1 1 1 15 12th-14th 363 Fr 15 Blackburne ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 0 ½ • 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 0 14½ 15th 298 Fr 16 Perlis 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 1 0 • 0 0 ½ 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 13½ 17 Swiderski 0 1 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 1 1 • 1 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 1 1 0 1 1 1 13 18 Schories 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 0 ½ 0 1 0 • 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 + 0 0 12½ 19 Suechting ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 • 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 + 1 1 12½ 20 Billecard 0 0 1 ½ 0 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 • 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 0 ½ ½ 12 21 W. Cohn 0 0 0 0 1 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 ½ 0 • 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 0 1 1 12 22 Leonhardt ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 • ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 11½ 23 Metger 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ • ½ 1 1 1 1 1 11 24 von Scheve 1 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 ½ 1 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ • 1 0 ½ 1 1 11 25 Lee 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 0 1 0 ½ 1 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 1 0 0 0 0 • ½ + ½ 1 9½ 26 Shoosmith 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 ½ 0 0 1 ½ • 0 1 1 9½ 27 Jacob 0 0 1 - - 0 0 1 ½ 0 - 0 - 0 ½ ½ 0 - - 1 1 ½ 0 ½ - 1 • 0 1 8½ 28 van Vliet 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 • ½ 8½ 29 Mortimer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ • 5 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— 30 Johner - - - - - 0 - 0 - - - 0 - - - 0 - - - 1 * 0 - - - - - - - Withdrew due to illness ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Note: + indicates a forfeit win and - indicates a forfeit loss. * Johner's game against W. Cohn stood adjourned.

<Consolation Prizes>
Perlis 224.10 Fr, Swiderski 215.50 Fr, Schories 207.50 Fr, Suechting 207.50 Fr, Billecard 199.20 Fr, W. Cohn 199.20 Fr, Leonhardt 190.90 Fr, Metger 182.60 Fr, von Scheve 182.60 Fr, Lee 157.70 Fr, Shoosmith 157.70 Fr, Jacob 141.10 Fr, van Vliet 141.10 Fr, Mortimer 83 Fr.

Source
Wiener Schachzeitung, v10 n8/9, August-September 1907, pp251-254

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 292  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Blackburne vs Rubinstein ½-½511907Ostend-BC77 Ruy Lopez
2. W Cohn vs Duras  ½-½571907Ostend-BD02 Queen's Pawn Game
3. P S Leonhardt vs J Mieses 0-1501907Ostend-BB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
4. H W Shoosmith vs Nimzowitsch 0-1291907Ostend-BA55 Old Indian, Main line
5. J Perlis vs Spielmann  1-0441907Ostend-BC77 Ruy Lopez
6. Teichmann vs O Bernstein  0-1471907Ostend-BC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
7. W John vs Znosko-Borovsky  ½-½361907Ostend-BD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Swiderski vs G Schories 1-0451907Ostend-BD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
9. Salwe vs G Marco 0-1451907Ostend-BD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. J Mortimer vs Tartakower 1-0351907Ostend-BB32 Sicilian
11. Duras vs Blackburne 1-0441907Ostend-BC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
12. J Mieses vs E Cohn 0-1301907Ostend-BA00 Uncommon Opening
13. Nimzowitsch vs J Mortimer  1-0321907Ostend-BC42 Petrov Defense
14. F J Lee vs Rubinstein 0-1641907Ostend-BD02 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Spielmann vs M Billecard 1-0271907Ostend-BC21 Center Game
16. G Marco vs Teichmann ½-½211907Ostend-BC67 Ruy Lopez
17. Znosko-Borovsky vs Swiderski  ½-½371907Ostend-BD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. O Bernstein vs P S Leonhardt  ½-½551907Ostend-BC29 Vienna Gambit
19. G Schories vs H W Shoosmith  1-0551907Ostend-BC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
20. F G Jacob vs W John 0-1221907Ostend-BC41 Philidor Defense
21. P Johner vs Salwe 0-1401907Ostend-BD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. Tartakower vs L Van Vliet  1-0501907Ostend-BC46 Three Knights
23. Blackburne vs Von Scheve 1-0361907Ostend-BC49 Four Knights
24. Rubinstein vs Duras 1-0511907Ostend-BD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. W Cohn vs J Mieses  0-1541907Ostend-BD02 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 292  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-25-21  Stolzenberg: The B-tournament of Ostend 1907 was a big tournament played at the searesort of Ostend (Belgium) in May and June 1907. 30 players took part, 29 rounds were played. Bernstein and Rubinstein won, Forgacs reached the fifth place.

The well known openings of the time were preferred, however the King's Indian Defense was played at least 4 times Tartakower vs Teichmann, 1907 (E71, round 6) Teichmann vs Nimzowitsch, 1907 (E61, round 7) F G Jacob vs J Mieses, 1907 (E92, round 18) Swiderski vs J Mieses, 1907 (E67, round 22) and the King's Indian Attack (A08) was played 3 times Nimzowitsch vs L Forgacs, 1907 (round 20) J Mieses vs M Billecard, 1907 (round 27) Nimzowitsch vs Swiderski, 1907 (round 29)

Jun-25-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: A number of the youngsters in this event would go on to make their mark, some in the days leading up to the Great War, while others' time in the sun would only come after that conflagration had passed.
Jun-25-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Helluva 'B' tournament line up!
Jun-25-21  Stolzenberg: <perfidious> Indeed Aron Nimzowitsch and Savielly Tartakower were just 20 years old and at the beginning of a great chess career. Instead Rudolf Swiderski committed suicide 2 years later, just 30 years old.
Nov-30-21  Albertan: A Century of Chess:Ostend B 1907:

https://www.chess.com/blog/kahns/a-...

Feb-16-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Would be nice if we had a full crosstable and writeup for this one (he said airily). Rubinstein's first big success, Nimzowitsch's and Tartakower's coming-out party.

Later that same year Rubinstein nosed out Maroczy to take clear first at Karlsbad (1907).

Feb-16-22  Z truth 000000001: Wiki has an xtab that one could copy over in a pinch.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osten...

Feb-16-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  jnpope: Or somebody could do the work and build a real xtab (posted!).
Feb-16-22  Z truth 000000001: Nice one. I like the hrules - very helpful for the eyes.

What would be nice would be if <CG> could automatically generate an xtab from the games themselves, like SCID does.

Of course an editor could correct it later, for special cases (like the horrid <Monte Carlo (1902)> rules, but for the 0th approximation it would be a good start (plus it would be a template for subsequent editing).

Feb-17-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  jnpope: <What would be nice would be if <CG> could automatically generate an xtab from the games themselves, like SCID does.>

The problem is this tournament is incomplete. The first thing I tried was downloading the games and using SCID to generate an xtab (it turned out horrible). Far too many games to attempt to figure out stubs (and what to do about the forfeit wins and losses?).

A <CG> utility might get you partially there, but it's just as easy to use SCID as that utility and then manually massage the data into the correct form (I think).

Feb-17-22  Z truth 000000001: This particular tournament might be a bad example, but still, one would start with the outline of players, and the games that are here - it should still save time vs. doing it all from hand.

.

Feb-17-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  jnpope: And technically the crosstable here is "incomplete" (but it is official). Paul Johner competed as the 30th man and played six games before withdrawing from the competition so he was stricken from the official crosstable. But as his some of his games exist...

I'm not sure how to deal with that, just a bio footnote? Add him to the xtab and append a "(withdrew)" to his score (something I've seen in other crosstables)?

I guess I should at least look at rounds one through six for his pairings and results.

Feb-17-22  Z truth 000000001: I usually have two "tournaments" for this - the official one matching the xtab, and the auxiliary "x'ed-tournament" containing the canceled games - for completeness.

Certainly the writeup should have all such gory details.

Feb-17-22  Z truth 000000001: Some books strike a line at the bottom of the official xtab, and add the player's canceled games to the row beneath it (I don't think there's ever the matching column(?)).
Feb-17-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  jnpope: Seems like a reasonable approach.
Feb-17-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  jnpope: Ok, Johner had completed six games with a seventh game adjourned when he withdrew due to severe illness. Not sure if the xtab is the best it can be, but it'll have to do for now.
Feb-17-22  Z truth 000000001: <jn> that's getting to be a handsome looking table.

But Johner's entry needs the "-" leaders for the eye, imo. That's a problem with "-"-overloading.

Also, why not "*" for the uncompleted nonresult game - it's widely used already.

Feb-17-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  jnpope: * makes sense as it's being used as a footnote reference already.

The additional "-" in the Johner line do help "fill out" that row.

Jun-04-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Candle: Most of the remaining games for this event are in the Chessbase 'Big Database'.

Chigorin was scheduled to play in Ostend-B but was promoted to the 'Championship' (Ostend-A) tournament after Maroczy withdrew from it. Frederich Jacob was Chigorin's last minute replacement (source:Harding's Blackburne book)

Scores of Jacob's games from round 22-29 are either missing or the games weren't played. Likewise, the Cohn-Swiderski game in round 17. Blackburne-Shoosmith, round 19 was 1-0 by default, Shoosmith was ill (source: Harding)

Excluding Johner's games there are 114 games (103 complete scores) to be added to this entry. Includes 10 games of the joint winner, Bernstein.

Jun-04-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Candle: Follow-up comment:

Jacob had to withdraw from the tournament after round 20. No reason given. (source: Skjoldagar & Nielsen, Nimzowitsch, On the Roadto Mastery, 1886-1924)

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