|Bradley Beach (1929)|
Held at the Hotel La Reine, Bradley Beach had been the site of the National Chess Federation championship in 1928 and had been a possible site for a 1929 WC rematch between Alekhine and Capablanca that broke down in negotiations. A New York Times article from 10 July 1928 reported that the organizers were considering an invitation to Vera Menchik, which would have been the first woman participant in an international men's tournament. As it happened, Menchik accomplished this at Carlsbad later that year. Edward Lasker was a possible entrant, and was present at Bradley Beach (NY Times 3 Jun 1929), but ultimately did not play. Alekhine had been in the US on a simultaneous exhibition tour during March and the early part of May 1929 so Bradley Beach was Alekhine's first tournament after winning his world championship match with Jose Raul Capablanca.|
Alekhine was in top form, winning every game except one draw with Kupchik. Lajos Steiner might have given Alekhine more of a run for first had he not had back-to-back draws in rounds 4 and 5, against Turover and Marshall, respectively. Steiner did cut Alekhine's lead to a half point in round 7 when Alekhine gave up his only draw to Kupchik. The crucial game came, appropriately enough, in the last round (L Steiner vs Alekhine, 1929). Alekhine won, so L. Steiner finished a game and a half out of first. No one else came close, with both Kupchik and Turover finishing a game and a half behind Steiner.
Group photo: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZJM8cZ9c6...
CUMULATIVE ROUND BY ROUND RESULTS
A S K T F M K S C B Pts
Alekhine X 1 = 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8.5
Steiner 0 X 1 = 1 = 1 1 1 1 7.0
Kupchik = 0 X = 1 = 1 0 1 1 5.5
Turover 0 = = X = 1 0 1 1 1 5.5
Fox 0 0 0 = X = 1 1 1 1 5.0
Marshall 0 = = 0 = X 0 1 1 1 4.5
Kevitz 0 0 0 1 0 1 X = 1 = 4.0
Steiner 0 0 1 0 0 0 = X 0 1 2.5
Cintron 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 X 1 2.0
Bigelow 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 X 0.5
Original collection: Game Collection: Bradley Beach 1929, by User: crawfb5.
Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Alekhine 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 6.5 7.5 8.5
Steiner 1.0 2.0 3.0 3.5 4.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 7.0
Kupchik 0.0 0.0 0.5 1.5 2.0 3.0 3.5 4.5 5.5
Turover 0.0 1.0 2.0 2.5 3.0 4.0 4.0 5.0 5.5
Fox 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 3.5 4.5 5.0
Marshall 1.0 2.0 2.5 3.5 4.0 4.0 4.5 4.5 4.5
Kevitz 0.5 0.5 1.5 1.5 2.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 4.0
Steiner 0.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 2.5 2.5 2.5
Cintron 0.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0
Bigelow 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
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|Nov-28-12|| ||Benzol: The fourth World Champions first tournament win.|
|Nov-28-12|| ||Jim Bartle: I assume that's his first win while champion, not his first tournament win overall.|
|Nov-28-12|| ||perfidious: <Jim> That's right; moreover, as stated in the thumbnail above, it was Alekhine's first tournament as champion-he did not play serious chess in 1928, as he went on a worldwide tour.|
|Nov-28-12|| ||jessicafischerqueen: <Alekhine> received the "first special game prize" for this effort against <Herman Steiner>: Alekhine vs H Steiner, 1929|
|Nov-28-12|| ||jessicafischerqueen: Contemporary report:
<"It is no surprise, of course, when Dr Alexander Alekhine came through as winner of the first prize. Nor was it astonishing that he should do so without the loss of a single game. This was to be expected from the man who faced Capablanca in 34 consecutive games and lost only three of them. His score of 8.5(9) was dented only by A. Kupchik of New York, winner of the national tournament at Bradley Beach last year. He drew a well played game with the world <<<champion,>>> thus recalling the stubborn draw to which he held Capablanca at Havana 1913, thereby preventing the Cuban from overtaking Marshall.">
--American Chess Bulletin 1929, p114.
<Kupchik's> draw from <Capablanca> from Havana (1913):
Kupchik vs Capablanca, 1913
<Marshall> edged <Capa> by half a point in that event.
|Nov-28-12|| ||perfidious: Alekhine had to wait a while before sustaining his first tournament loss as champion, to wit: H K Mattison vs Alekhine, 1931.|
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