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🏆 Nuremberg (1896) Chess Event Description
This tournament held in Nuremberg (also known as Nürnberg or Nuernberg) was organized by the Nuremberg Chess Club and scheduled to coincide with a large industrial exhibition of the city. It was one of the last great tournaments of the 19th Century. Held in the premises of the Museum Society in Nuremberg it ran from the 20th of July to the 10th of August. The time limit was 30 moves in two hours. The tournament featured established players such as Schallopp, Winawer and Blackburne along with up-coming tale ... [more]

Player: Adolf Albin

 page 1 of 1; 18 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Albin vs Schiffers  0-1311896NurembergA06 Reti Opening
2. G Marco vs Albin  ½-½541896NurembergC77 Ruy Lopez
3. K Walbrodt vs Albin 1-0511896NurembergC13 French
4. Pillsbury vs Albin 1-0701896NurembergC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
5. Albin vs Charousek 1-0331896NurembergC53 Giuoco Piano
6. E Schallopp vs Albin 0-1261896NurembergC14 French, Classical
7. Albin vs Maroczy  0-1481896NurembergC00 French Defense
8. Albin vs Janowski ½-½661896NurembergC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
9. Albin vs Schlechter  0-1481896NurembergC53 Giuoco Piano
10. Albin vs Steinitz 1-0491896NurembergC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
11. Lasker vs Albin 1-0451896NurembergA84 Dutch
12. Chigorin vs Albin 1-0621896NurembergD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
13. Blackburne vs Albin 0-1401896NurembergC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
14. Albin vs Teichmann 1-0411896NurembergC53 Giuoco Piano
15. Showalter vs Albin  ½-½171896NurembergC01 French, Exchange
16. Albin vs Winawer 0-1221896NurembergC53 Giuoco Piano
17. Albin vs M Porges  ½-½231896NurembergC50 Giuoco Piano
18. Tarrasch vs Albin 1-0721896NurembergD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
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  wordfunph: Nuremberg 1896 International Chess Tournament (Hardcover Book)..

Feb-02-14  Karpova: Georg Marco on how Charousek became a participant:

About 48 hours before the start of tournament, Marco arrived in Nuremberg. Tarrasch together with the committee welcomed him amicably, as they did with every master.

But Tarrasch was understandably agitated, since many of the participants were not yet there. Furthermore, Burn had withdrawn by telegraph shortly before. So Tarrasch asked him, where he could get a replacement fast.

Marco told him to take Charousek, if he had registered in time. Are you serious, Tarrasch asked. Marco told him that he had seen magnificent games of Charousek against Dr. Meitner - who is delighted by the ingenious play of his opponent. That was good enough for Tarrasch - a few minutes later a telegram was sent to the Budapest Chess Club, and 24 hours later Charousek was there.

Source: Page 255 of the July-August 1910 'Wiener Schachzeitung'

May-05-15  taekut: I have a question about the game played in the last round between Marco and Teichmann: In the tournament, all players, except these two, played 9 games with each color, while Marco played 10 white and 8 black and Teichmann 8 white and 10 black. Could it be that the game played between these two players in the last round appears in the database with the colors changed, that is, to be "Teichmann-Marco" instead of "Marco-Teichmann"?
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  Benzol: A note on page 390 of the tournament book.

Every round has nine Whites and nine Blacks; every contestant has nine Whites and nine Blacks - except two! Marco has ten Whites and Teichmann has only eight!? Marco and Teichmann met in the 19th and last round; their game was an inconsequential 22 - move draw. Teichmann would have played White...contestants are always careful to keep track of their Whites...and I suggest that in end-of-tournament haste the score had been misreported. But since it made no difference in the final standing, nothing was done about it. (ED)

May-05-15  taekut: Thank you very much, BENZOL
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  Chessical: Pillsbury's fragile constitution although only 23 year's old: "Showalter returned to New York on August 20, and in an interview with a representative of the "Brookyln Eagle" confirmed the report as to Pillsbury having been so ill during the early days of the Nuremberg Congress that he ought not to have attempted to play. Considering Pillsbury's start his score was wonderful. " A less plucky man would have broken down. Pillsbury said nothing, but went to bed every night at 9 o'clock, and gave his whole mind to winning. He deserved all his successes and more for the struggle he made. His winning from Tarrasch, Tschigorin. Lasker, and Steinitz was considered a wonderful feat in Europe."

<Source: "The Australasian" (Melbourne), Saturday 24th October 1896, p.21.>

Jul-02-16  zanzibar: Was the final round really played on a Sunday?

Tarrasch gives R19 on 1896.08.09, which is a Sunday.

This is strange, given that every previous Sunday was a rest day. Moreover, the contemporaneous newspaper reports from America suggest that the last day of play was on Monday, which is where I would expect it to be.

Eg. "he will have to play to-day" "To-day will end the big chess tournament"

Jul-02-16  jnpope: <zanzibar: <Was the final round really played on a Sunday?>>

All the sources I have checked (US and British newspapers) indicate Monday the 10th was the last round. In fact, the Tarrasch-Albin game didn't conclude until early the next day (i.e. just after midnight). The awards ceremony and banquet was held on Tuesday the 11th (despite what was written above in this intro).

Jul-02-16  Nosnibor: Charousek received a special prize from Hoffer for his score against the prize winners.
Jul-02-16  Nosnibor: Charousek received a special prize from Hoffer because of his score against the prize winners.
Jul-02-16  jnpope: Actually, Charousek's prize was not because of his score against the prize winners (that special prize went to Blackburne which made Blackburne a monetary prize winner).

Schiffers and Chigorin "split" the 1st and 2nd consolation prizes given to the top players who did not win a monetary prize (a copy of the rare Gustavus Selenus chess book and a set of porcelain chessmen -- I have no idea how they split the book and chessmen). Charousek won the 3rd place consolation prize (a 16 volume set of the Chess Monthly), which probably would have gone to Blackburne had he not had won the special monetary prize.

Jul-03-16  Nosnibor: <jnpope> Hoffer was obviously impressed by Charousek`s performance and wrote in "The Chess Monthly" "All the players (with one exception) admit that Charousek is a genius. He had an exceptional knowledge of the theory-not routine knowledge-and plays the middle and end game well.In more than one instance he lost by trying to win an even position, notably his game against Steinitz.He is full of confidence and pluck, and goes for his opponent, no matter who he is." It was noted that had the tournament been restricted to Charousek and the eight regular prize-winners his score of 4/8 would have put him fifth ahead of Lasker,Steinitz,Schlecter and Walbrodt.
Jul-03-16  Nosnibor: <jnpope> The question of the date of the last round seems to have arisen through a mistake in the original tournament book. Under the section covering the eighteenth round it states the 9th August but in the index at the front at the book it states 10th August which is further confirmed in the introduction on page X111.
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  Benzol: The date of the prize giving has now been altered in the introduction to reflect new information coming to light but was the last round played on the 9th or 10th of August?
Jul-05-16  Nosnibor: <Benzol> My last post clearly indicates that the last round was the 10th August. Even Sergeant`s book of Charousek`s games states the last round win on that date and many other sources including the newspapers of the day. Finally it should be noted that no previous rounds were played on a Sunday. Prize-giving and the banquet took place on the 11th August after the adjourned game of Tarrasch v.Albin had been completed. The only game played on a Sunday was the consultation game mentioned in the introduction above.
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  Benzol: <Nosnibor> OK thanks. Looks like I'll have to alter dates for the last round.


Oct-05-16  JimNorCal: Teichmann scored poorly. What happened?
Oct-05-16  Nosnibor: <JimNorCal> According to P.W.Sergeant`s bio.on Charousek Teichmann was on the sick list. This may have been due to the start of his eye trouble because the following year he defaulted a game in the Berlin Tournament.
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  keypusher: < Nosnibor: <jnpope> Hoffer was obviously impressed by Charousek`s performance and wrote in "The Chess Monthly" "All the players (with one exception) admit that Charousek is a genius. >

Who was the exception?

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  WorstPlayerEver: ”All chess experts recognized him as a genius. He possesses exceptional theoretical knowledge, his style of play is innovative and original, and he plays equally well in the middlegame and in the endgame… He is bold and confident in every position, and he is totally unimpressed by authorities.”


I wonder.

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  WorstPlayerEver: PS it's a translation, but has someone the original quote? From:

Internationales Schach Turnier des Schachclubs, Nurnberg, 1896


Dec-17-17  Nosnibor: <keypusher> The exception was Tarrasch.
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  MissScarlett: <JimNorCal: Teichmann scored poorly. What happened?>

The <BCM>, January 1897, p.2:

<At the conclusion of the Nuremberg Tournament, Herr R. Teichmann was so seriously unwell that he did not return to London, but stayed in Germany. We understand that Herr Teichmann is slightly better, but has no present intention of coming to this countty [sic]. Herr Teichmann, who was of a quiet retiring disposition, has made many friends in England.>

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