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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Semmering Tournament

Rudolf Spielmann13/17(+10 -1 =6)[games]
Alexander Alekhine12.5/17(+11 -3 =3)[games]
Milan Vidmar12/17(+9 -2 =6)[games]
Aron Nimzowitsch11.5/17(+9 -3 =5)[games]
Savielly Tartakower11.5/17(+10 -4 =3)[games]
Akiba Rubinstein10/17(+7 -4 =6)[games]
Siegbert Tarrasch10/17(+8 -5 =4)[games]
Richard Reti9.5/17(+8 -6 =3)[games]
Ernst Gruenfeld9/17(+7 -6 =4)[games]
David Janowski8.5/17(+7 -7 =3)[games]
Karel Treybal8/17(+5 -6 =6)[games]
Arpad Vajda7.5/17(+4 -6 =7)[games]
Fred Dewhirst Yates7/17(+4 -7 =6)[games]
Karl Gilg6/17(+3 -8 =6)[games]
Hans Kmoch6/17(+3 -8 =6)[games]
Jacques Davidson5.5/17(+3 -9 =5)[games]
Walter Michel4.5/17(+1 -9 =7)[games]
Stefano Rosselli del Turco1/17(+0 -15 =2)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Semmering (1926)

An international chess master tournament was organized and held at the Grand Hotel Panhas, in the Semmering Pass, south of Vienna, from March 7th to the 29th, 1926. The event was organized by Ossip Bernstein, who invited 18 players to participate in the round robin tournament. Among those invited were the very best masters of the day, including Alexander Alekhine, Akiba Rubinstein, Aron Nimzowitsch, Siegbert Tarrasch, Milan Vidmar, Savielly Tartakower, Richard Réti, and Rudolf Spielmann. The hypermodern school was well represented, and in the first half of the tournament Nimzowitsch and Tartakower led the field. However, toward the end of the competition a series of missteps and surprises found the lead changing hands until finally Spielmann, the great romantic, emerged as the winner over Alekhine after the last round. It was to be Spielmann's best tournament performance of his chess career.

The final standings and crosstable:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts 1 Spielmann * ˝ 1 1 1 0 ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 13 2 Alekhine ˝ * 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 0 1 1 1 1 12˝ 3 Vidmar 0 1 * 1 1 ˝ 0 1 ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 12 =4 Nimzowitsch 0 1 0 * ˝ 1 ˝ 1 0 1 ˝ 1 1 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 11˝ =4 Tartakower 0 0 0 ˝ * ˝ 1 0 1 1 1 1 ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 11˝ =6 Rubinstein 1 0 ˝ 0 ˝ * ˝ 1 1 0 ˝ 0 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 10 =6 Tarrasch ˝ 0 1 ˝ 0 ˝ * 1 0 0 0 1 ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 10 8 Réti ˝ 0 0 0 1 0 0 * 1 1 1 0 ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 1 9˝ 9 Grünfeld 0 0 ˝ 1 0 0 1 0 * 0 ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 1 ˝ 1 9 10 Janowski 0 ˝ 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 * ˝ 0 ˝ 0 1 1 1 1 8˝ 11 Treybal 0 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 1 0 ˝ ˝ * 1 1 1 0 1 ˝ ˝ 8 12 Vajda 0 ˝ ˝ 0 0 1 0 1 ˝ 1 0 * 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 7˝ 13 Yates 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 0 1 * ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 7 =14 Gilg ˝ 1 0 0 0 ˝ 0 0 0 1 0 ˝ ˝ * ˝ 0 ˝ 1 6 =14 Kmoch 0 0 ˝ ˝ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ * 1 ˝ 1 6 16 Davidson ˝ 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 0 0 ˝ 0 1 0 * 1 1 5˝ 17 Michel ˝ 0 ˝ 0 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 0 * 1 4˝ 18 Rosselli del Turco 0 0 ˝ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 1

Picture of participants: http://home.swipnet.se/~w-148618/se... and http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/....

Original collection: Game Collection: Semmering 1926, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 153  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Gruenfeld vs Janowski  0-1331926SemmeringD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Vidmar vs Yates  1-0401926SemmeringE12 Queen's Indian
3. Tartakower vs S Rosselli del Turco 1-0571926SemmeringD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Tarrasch vs Rubinstein  ½-½241926SemmeringD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Spielmann vs Gilg  ½-½391926SemmeringB44 Sicilian
6. Reti vs K Treybal  1-0811926SemmeringA12 English with b3
7. Nimzowitsch vs Alekhine 1-0461926SemmeringB02 Alekhine's Defense
8. W Michel vs A Vajda  ½-½531926SemmeringA46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Kmoch vs Jacques Davidson  1-0581926SemmeringD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
10. Yates vs Kmoch  ½-½511926SemmeringB02 Alekhine's Defense
11. A Vajda vs Alekhine  ½-½391926SemmeringC77 Ruy Lopez
12. K Treybal vs Tartakower  0-1531926SemmeringB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
13. Rubinstein vs Vidmar ½-½711926SemmeringE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
14. S Rosselli del Turco vs Spielmann 0-1431926SemmeringC28 Vienna Game
15. W Michel vs Gruenfeld  ½-½301926SemmeringA50 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Janowski vs Tarrasch 1-0391926SemmeringD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Gilg vs Nimzowitsch 0-1241926SemmeringA81 Dutch
18. Jacques Davidson vs Reti  ½-½551926SemmeringA47 Queen's Indian
19. Vidmar vs Janowski  1-0571926SemmeringD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Tartakower vs Jacques Davidson 1-0301926SemmeringD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. Tarrasch vs W Michel 1-0411926SemmeringE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
22. Spielmann vs K Treybal 1-0501926SemmeringC74 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
23. Reti vs Yates  ½-½661926SemmeringA05 Reti Opening
24. Nimzowitsch vs S Rosselli del Turco 1-0571926SemmeringA06 Reti Opening
25. Kmoch vs Rubinstein 0-1371926SemmeringD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 153  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-06-13  Karpova: Brilliancy Prizes:

Judge: Dr. Ossip Bernstein

- 1st prize (450 S) to Alekhine for Rubinstein vs Alekhine, 1926 and J Davidson vs Alekhine, 1926

- 2nd prize (225 S) to Dr. Tartakower for Tartakower vs Tarrasch, 1926

- Shared prizes (125 S each) to

Reti for Reti vs Gilg, 1926

Janowski for J Davidson vs Janowski, 1926

Rubinstein for W Michel vs Rubinstein, 1926

- Special prize (100 S) to Rubinstein for the most correct game (<die korrekteste Partie>) - Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1926

Source: Page 286 of the September 1926 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

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