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Bad Pistyan Tournament

Akiba Rubinstein14/17(+12 -1 =4)[games]
Rudolf Spielmann11.5/17(+7 -1 =9)[games]
Frank James Marshall10.5/17(+7 -3 =7)[games]
Carl Schlechter10/17(+3 -0 =14)[games]
Oldrich Duras10/17(+7 -4 =6)[games]
Richard Teichmann10/17(+5 -2 =10)[games]
Zoltan von Balla9.5/17(+5 -3 =9)[games]
Gyula Breyer9.5/17(+7 -5 =5)[games]
Semion Alapin9/17(+5 -4 =8)[games]
Karoly Sterk9/17(+5 -4 =8)[games]
Georg Salwe9/17(+5 -4 =8)[games]
Moishe Leopoldowicz Lowcki8/17(+5 -6 =6)[games]
Zsigmond Barasz6/17(+3 -8 =6)[games]
Fred Dewhirst Yates6/17(+2 -7 =8)[games]
Karel Hromadka5.5/17(+2 -8 =7)[games]
Erich Cohn5.5/17(+1 -7 =9)[games]
Paul Saladin Leonhardt5.5/17(+4 -10 =3)[games]
Paul F Johner4.5/17(+2 -10 =5)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Bad Pistyan (1912)

The victory at Pistyan, a small resort northeast of Bratislava, was one of Rubinstein's greatest triumphs and stands out even in his magical year of 1912. Despite making two quick draws at the end, he was still first by 2.5 points. The venue was Grand Hotel Royal in Pistyan, then part of Austria-Hungary, known today as Piestany in Slovakia. Photos: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/... and http://bedo.hu/kepek/adat/kepeslap/...

Pistyan, Austria-Hungary (Slovakia), 20 May - 11 June 1912

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 Rubinstein * 0 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 14.0 2 Spielmann 1 * ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 11.5 3 Marshall ½ ½ * ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 0 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 10.5 4 Schlechter ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 10.0 5 Duras 0 1 1 ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 0 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 10.0 6 Teichmann 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 10.0 7 Balla ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 1 * 0 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 9.5 8 Breyer 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 * 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 9.5 9 Alapin ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 * 1 ½ ½ 1 1 0 1 0 ½ 9.0 10 Sterk 0 0 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ ½ 1 0 1 1 ½ 9.0 11 Salwe 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1 1 ½ ½ 1 0 1 9.0 12 Lowcki 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 * ½ 0 1 1 1 1 8.0 13 Barasz 0 ½ 1 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ 1 0 6.0 14 Yates 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 1 ½ * ½ ½ 0 1 6.0 15 Hromadka 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 0 0 ½ * ½ 0 0 5.5 16 Cohn 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 5.5 17 Leonhardt 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 ½ * ½ 5.5 18 Johner 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 1 0 1 0 ½ * 4.5

Original collection: Game Collection: Bad Pistyan 1912, by User: Archives.

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 153  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Breyer vs P F Johner 1-0711912Bad PistyanC87 Ruy Lopez
2. Yates vs Z Barasz  ½-½421912Bad PistyanC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. Teichmann vs Duras  ½-½541912Bad PistyanC25 Vienna
4. Spielmann vs Z von Balla  ½-½331912Bad PistyanC01 French, Exchange
5. Schlechter vs Leonhardt 1-0421912Bad PistyanC28 Vienna Game
6. Salwe vs Marshall  ½-½201912Bad PistyanC49 Four Knights
7. Rubinstein vs Alapin ½-½451912Bad PistyanD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. M Lowcki vs E Cohn  1-0551912Bad PistyanD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. Hromadka vs K Sterk 1-0311912Bad PistyanC29 Vienna Gambit
10. K Sterk vs Duras  1-0851912Bad PistyanC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
11. Marshall vs Breyer 1-0521912Bad PistyanC10 French
12. Leonhardt vs Rubinstein 0-1501912Bad PistyanC54 Giuoco Piano
13. P F Johner vs M Lowcki 0-1481912Bad PistyanD02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Hromadka vs Schlechter  ½-½371912Bad PistyanB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
15. E Cohn vs Yates  ½-½471912Bad PistyanC49 Four Knights
16. Z Barasz vs Teichmann  0-1601912Bad PistyanC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. Z von Balla vs Salwe  ½-½311912Bad PistyanC66 Ruy Lopez
18. Alapin vs Spielmann  ½-½471912Bad PistyanC77 Ruy Lopez
19. Yates vs P F Johner  1-0411912Bad PistyanC87 Ruy Lopez
20. Teichmann vs E Cohn  ½-½171912Bad PistyanC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
21. Spielmann vs Leonhardt 1-0281912Bad PistyanC37 King's Gambit Accepted
22. Schlechter vs K Sterk  ½-½301912Bad PistyanC26 Vienna
23. Salwe vs Alapin  ½-½441912Bad PistyanD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. Rubinstein vs Hromadka 1-0341912Bad PistyanD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
25. M Lowcki vs Marshall 0-1361912Bad PistyanD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-05-14  Karpova: The 'Pester Lloyd', 1912.05.19, page 10, has a news item of Saturday, May 18th, with the following information:

Arrival in Pistyan on May 18: Geza Maroczy (Hungary), Rubinstein (Russia), Schlechter (Vienna), Marschall (America) and Duras (Bohemia).

Arrival in Pistyan on May 19, morning: Alapin and Salwe (both Russia), Jades (Berlin; ? perhaps Yates is meant), Paul Johnson (America; ? perhaps Johner is meant), Prowka (Bohemia; ? perhaps Hromadka is meant), Leonhardt (Hamburg), Janowski (France), Lowozki (Leipzig) and 4 Hungarian participants: Balla, Barasz, Brejer and Forgacs.

Arrival in Pistyan on May 19, evening/night: Teichmann

The tournament directors are Arthur Havasi and Edmund Molnar of Budapest. The drawing of lots starts immediately after the opening of the tournament. Play from 0900-1200 and 1500-1600, except on Saturdays and Sundays. Twelve prizes will be awarded, from 3000 (1st) to 100 (last) <Kronen>.

It's interesting that Maroczy was announced but didn't participate, while Cohn is missing from the list. It seems likely that Cohn substituted Maroczy. But when did Maroczy dropout and why?

Mar-05-14  Karpova: Indeed, Dr. Emanuel Lasker (Berlin, May 23rd, 1912):

<Die Schachfreunde sind betrübt, daß Maroczy keinen Anteil nimmt. Man möchte gar zu gerne wieder Partien von ihm sehen, und man fragt sich erstaunt, was ihn veranlaßt, seine feine Klinge in der Scheide zu lassen. Es steht dringend zu hoffen, daß dies nicht für immer ist.>

(The chess friends are saddend by Maroczy not taking part. One would really want to see games by him again, and one asks oneself wonderingly, what induced him to keep his fine blade in the sheath. It's hoped for exigently that this won't be forever.)

Source: 'Pester Lloyd', 1912.05.26, page 12

Feb-07-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: "Maroczy's professional duties prevented his taking part in the tournament. Artur Havasi was the director of play. Dr. Fodor Koloman, M.P., presided at the preliminary meeting and delivered the address of welcome. Dr. Eduardo Weiss, Herr Havasi and the Messrs. Winter, of the Hotel Royal, were also speakers. The congress was held under the auspices of the Budapest Chess Club.

The twelve prizes announced in the official programme, issued by Geza Maroczy, manager of the Congress, comprised 3,000, 2,000, 1,400, 1,000, 750, 550, 400, 300, 250, 200, 150, and 100 crowns, respectively" - <American Chess Bulletin>, July 1912, pg. 148.

Jul-23-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <Karpova: ...Arrival in Pistyan on May 19: ..., Janowski (France)...>

Janowsky went all the way there but didn't play.

He must have been a very <Bad Pissed Jan>.

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