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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Kecskemet Tournament

Alexander Alekhine12/16(+8 -0 =8)[games]
Lajos Steiner11.5/16(+8 -1 =7)[games]
Aron Nimzowitsch11.5/16(+8 -1 =7)[games]
Lajos Asztalos9.5/16(+5 -2 =9)[games]
Savielly Tartakower9.5/16(+5 -2 =9)[games]
Ernst Gruenfeld8.5/16(+3 -2 =11)[games]
Carl Ahues8.5/16(+4 -3 =9)[games]
Hans Kmoch8.5/16(+3 -2 =11)[games]
Arpad Vajda8.5/16(+4 -3 =9)[games]
Sandor Takacs8/16(+4 -4 =8)[games]
Karl Gilg8/16(+2 -2 =12)[games]
Fred Dewhirst Yates8/16(+6 -6 =4)[games]
Karl Berndtsson Kullberg7/16(+4 -6 =6)[games]
Vladimir Vukovic6/16(+5 -9 =2)[games]
Alfred Brinckmann6/16(+4 -8 =4)[games]
Edgar Colle6/16(+4 -8 =4)[games]
Hans Mueller2.5/9(+1 -5 =3)[games]
Jeno Szekely2.5/9(+2 -6 =1)[games]
David Przepiorka2.5/9(+1 -5 =3)[games]
Balazs Sarkozy1.5/9(+0 -6 =3)[games]

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Kecskemet (1927)

Twenty experts, divided into two sections of ten, participated in the International Masters Tournament held in Kecskemet, Hungary from June 26 to July 12, 1927. Alexander Alekhine won the preliminary tournament A and Lajos Steiner won the preliminary tournament B. The four leaders in each section then engaged in an additional finals tournament (section A). The next four finishers in each preliminary section contested in a similar finals tournament (section B).

The participants in Group A in order of finish were: Alexander Alekhine, Lajos Asztalos, Hans Kmoch, Karl Gilg, Sandor Takacs, Savielly Tartakower, Alfred Brinckmann, Fred Dewhirst Yates, Hans Mueller, and Balazs Sarkozy.

Preliminaries - Group A

1 Alekhine X 1 = = 1 1 1 1 1 1 8 2 Asztalos 0 X = = 1 = 1 1 = 1 6 3 Kmoch = = X = = = 1 1 = 1 6 4 Gilg = = = X = = 1 = 1 = 5.5 5 Takacs 0 0 = = X = = 1 1 = 4.5 6 Tartakover 0 = = = = X 0 = 1 1 4.5 7 Brinckmann 0 0 0 0 = 1 X 1 0 1 3.5 8 Yates 0 0 0 = 0 = 0 X 1 1 3 9 Mueller 0 = = 0 0 0 1 0 X = 2.5 10 Sarkozy 0 0 0 = = 0 0 0 = X 1.5

The participants in Group B in order of finish were: Lajos Steiner, Aron Nimzowitsch, Carl Ahues, Arpad Vajda, Edgar Colle, Ernst Gruenfeld, Vladimir Vukovic, Karl Berndtsson Kullberg, David Przepiorka, and Jeno Szekely.

Preliminaries - Group B

1 Steiner X = = 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8 2 Nimzowitsch = X = = = 1 1 = 1 1 6.5 3 Ahues = = X 0 1 = 0 = 1 1 5 4 Vajda 0 = 1 X 1 = 1 = = 0 5 5 Colle 0 = 0 0 X = 1 1 1 1 5 6 Gruenfeld 0 0 = = = X = 1 = 1 4.5 7 Vukovic 0 0 1 0 0 = X 1 0 1 3.5 8 Kullberg 0 = = = 0 0 0 X = = 2.5 9 Przepiorka 0 0 0 = 0 = 1 = X 0 2.5 10 Szekely 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 = 1 X 2.5

Finals - Group A (Finals + Prelim = Total Score)

1 Alekhine X = = = 1 = = = 4 = 12 2 Nimzowitsch = X 0 = 1 1 1 1 5 = 11.5 3 Steiner = 1 X 0 = = = = 3.5 = 11.5 4 Asztalos = = 1 X = = 0 = 3.5 = 9.5 5 Kmoch 0 0 = = X = = = 2.5 = 8.5 6 Vajda = 0 = = = X = 1 3.5 = 8.5 7 Ahues = 0 = 1 = = X = 3.5 = 8.5 8 Gilg = 0 = = = 0 = X 2.5 = 8

Finals - Group B (Finals + Prelim = Total Score)

1 Tartakover X = = 1 1 1 = = 5 = 9.5 2 Gruenfeld = X = = = 1 = = 4 = 8.5 3 Takacs = = X 0 0 1 1 = 3.5 = 8 4 Yates 0 = 1 X 1 = 1 1 5 = 8 5 Kullberg 0 = 1 0 X 1 1 1 4.5 = 7 6 Vukovic 0 0 0 = 0 X 1 1 2.5 = 6 7 Colle = = 0 0 0 0 X 0 1 = 6 8 Brinckmann = = = 0 0 0 1 X 2.5 = 6

Based on an original collection by User: TheFocus.

 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 146  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Asztalos vs Tartakower  ½-½691927KecskemetB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
2. A Vajda vs Ahues  1-0441927KecskemetC77 Ruy Lopez
3. L Steiner vs K Kullberg 1-0741927KecskemetB01 Scandinavian
4. Nimzowitsch vs J Szekely 1-0291927KecskemetC02 French, Advance
5. Gruenfeld vs Przepiorka  ½-½181927KecskemetD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
6. V Vukovic vs Colle  0-1731927KecskemetE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
7. A Brinckmann vs Gilg  0-1511927KecskemetA07 King's Indian Attack
8. H Mueller vs Alekhine 0-1371927KecskemetE12 Queen's Indian
9. B Sarkozy vs Kmoch  0-1561927KecskemetA46 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Yates vs S Takacs  0-1351927KecskemetB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
11. Tartakower vs H Mueller 1-0221927KecskemetC00 French Defense
12. Ahues vs Gruenfeld  ½-½681927KecskemetA45 Queen's Pawn Game
13. K Kullberg vs A Vajda  ½-½431927KecskemetB02 Alekhine's Defense
14. Colle vs J Szekely 1-0641927KecskemetA46 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Przepiorka vs Nimzowitsch 0-1271927KecskemetE12 Queen's Indian
16. V Vukovic vs L Steiner  0-1381927KecskemetA28 English
17. Kmoch vs Alekhine  ½-½371927KecskemetA17 English
18. B Sarkozy vs A Brinckmann  0-1271927KecskemetC26 Vienna
19. S Takacs vs L Asztalos  0-1301927KecskemetE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
20. Gilg vs Yates  ½-½511927KecskemetA60 Benoni Defense
21. Gruenfeld vs K Kullberg  1-0371927KecskemetE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
22. Nimzowitsch vs Ahues  ½-½621927KecskemetA04 Reti Opening
23. J Szekely vs Przepiorka  1-0281927KecskemetD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. A Vajda vs V Vukovic  1-0751927KecskemetD02 Queen's Pawn Game
25. L Steiner vs Colle  1-0471927KecskemetC01 French, Exchange
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 146  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-01-13  Kinan: Strange system used here.
Jun-23-18  ughaibu: That's for sure. Nimzowitsch won the final but not the tournament.

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