|San Sebastian (1912)|
The success of the San Sebastian (1911) tournament saw this tournament repeat, though in a double-round format rather than the single round-robin of the previous year. The prizes were:
1. 5000 Francs
2. 3000 Francs
3. 2000 Francs
4. 1500 Francs
Non-prize winners received 100 Francs per point.
In his last round encounter with Rubinstein, Nimzowitsch had the chance to win his first grandmaster tournament. He failed and lost the game ending only on a second shared prize. This tournament was one of four that Rubinstein won in a one year time span!
San Sebastian, Spain, 12 February - 23 March 1912
Forgacs only played the first half of the tournament and forfeited his last ten games.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1 Rubinstein ** ½1 01 ½1 ½½ 1½ 01 ½½ 11 ½1 ½1 13.5
2 Nimzowitsch ½0 ** 01 1½ 0½ 11 11 ½½ ½½ 11 ½1 13.0
3 Spielmann 10 10 ** 10 1½ ½1 ½½ ½½ ½1 1½ 11 13.0
4 Tarrasch ½0 0½ 01 ** 11 01 ½0 11 ½½ 11 11 12.5
5 Perlis ½½ 1½ 0½ 00 ** 1½ ½1 ½½ ½½ 1½ ½1 11.0
6 Marshall 0½ 00 ½0 10 0½ ** ½1 ½½ 1½ 11 11 10.5
7 Duras 10 00 ½½ ½1 ½0 ½0 ** ½1 ½½ 01 ½1 9.5
8 Teichmann ½½ ½½ ½½ 00 ½½ ½½ ½0 ** ½½ ½½ ½1 9.0
9 Schlechter 00 ½½ ½0 ½½ ½½ 0½ ½½ ½½ ** 1½ ½1 9.0
10 Leonhardt ½0 00 0½ 00 0½ 00 10 ½½ 0½ ** 11 6.0
11 Forgacs ½- ½- 0- 0- ½- 0- ½- ½- ½- 0- ** 3.0
Sources: (1) Wikipedia article: San Sebastian chess tournament; (2) Original collection: Game Collection: San Sebastian 1912, by User: Archives.
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|Nov-26-12|| ||Phony Benoni: This tournament is undoubtedly most famous for the nerve-wracking last round game Rubinstein vs Nimzowitsch, 1912 which decided first place. "Nerve-wracking" is being kind; check the game and kibitzing to see why.|
|Jun-13-13|| ||Karpova: Dr. Emanuel Lasker in 'Pester Lloyd', March 21:
<Gestern kam die Kunde vom Siege Rubinsteins. In der entscheidenden Partie gelang es ihm, Niemzowitsch zu schlagen und endlich den Preis davonzutragen, zu dem sein Genie ihn berechtigt.>
(Yesterday, the news of Rubinstein's victory arrived. In the decisive game, he managed to beat Niemzowitsch and finally to bear away the prize his Genius entitles him to.)
Reprinted on page 164 of the 1912 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Jun-26-13|| ||Green Bishop: Capablanca won the 1911 Tournament. Was he invited to this one?|
|Aug-12-13|| ||Karpova: Dr. Emanuel Lasker: <In St. Petersburg teilten wir beide den ersten und zweiten Preis, doch in San Sebastian, das ebenso stark war, hat er alleine die Palme davongetragen.>|
Source: Page 398 of the April 1912 'Ost und West', 4th isue.
Translation: In St Petersburg (1909) the two of us shared the 1st and 2nd prize, but at San Sebastian, which was equally strong, he carried away the palm tree* alone**.
* i. e. that he was crowned with laurels
** Dr. Lasker did not participate in San Sebastian, so it sounds like a strange comparison. But what he means is, that at St. Petersburg he had to share 1st place but now he was the sole winner of an equally strong tournament.
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