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🏆 Vienna (1908)

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Held from March 23-April 17, 1908, this and the ... [more]

Player: Rudolf Spielmann

 page 1 of 1; 19 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Marshall vs Spielmann 0-1421908ViennaD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
2. Spielmann vs Maroczy  ½-½301908ViennaC14 French, Classical
3. J N Berger vs Spielmann  ½-½391908ViennaD00 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Spielmann vs Teichmann ½-½311908ViennaC29 Vienna Gambit
5. Schlechter vs Spielmann  ½-½311908ViennaD02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Spielmann vs Duras ½-½611908ViennaC24 Bishop's Opening
7. J Mieses vs Spielmann ½-½331908ViennaA07 King's Indian Attack
8. Spielmann vs H Suechting  1-0361908ViennaB01 Scandinavian
9. Tartakower vs Spielmann  ½-½291908ViennaB40 Sicilian
10. Spielmann vs Leonhardt  ½-½401908ViennaC78 Ruy Lopez
11. Swiderski vs Spielmann 0-1301908ViennaD02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Von Bardeleben vs Spielmann  ½-½311908ViennaC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
13. Spielmann vs Salwe  0-1311908ViennaC52 Evans Gambit
14. Reti vs Spielmann 0-1361908ViennaC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
15. Spielmann vs J Perlis 1-0311908ViennaC29 Vienna Gambit
16. Rubinstein vs Spielmann 1-0391908ViennaA13 English
17. Spielmann vs P F Johner 0-1301908ViennaC28 Vienna Game
18. Alapin vs Spielmann  0-1291908ViennaD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
19. Spielmann vs E Cohn  1-0281908ViennaD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Réti was a 19-year-old but he was annihilated like a non-talented 12-year-old.

Sixteen crushing rapid counterplayless losses and three dishonorable draws....

It makes you want to puke.

Apr-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <offramp: Réti was a 19-year-old but he was annihilated like a non-talented 12-year-old.

Sixteen crushing rapid counterplayless losses and three dishonorable draws....

It makes you want to puke.>

If only the gormless twit had given up chess on the spot.

Apr-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Sixteen losses would have been hard to bear. It's great that he didn't loose heart and just give up playing. Chess history would have been very different if he had.
Jul-20-14  Karpova: Brilliancy Prizes:

Jury: Hugo Fähndrich and Victor Tietz

1st Brilliancy Prize (300 Kronen): Rubinstein vs Duras, 1908

2nd Brilliancy Prize (200 Kronen): Salwe vs Marshall, 1908

Source: 'Wiener Schachzeitung', July-August 1908, p. 199

Jul-20-14  waustad: Does anybody know if they used some sort of tiebreaks or if they considered it a 3-way tie for first?
Jul-21-14  Karpova: <waustad>

In the final report, no tie-break system is mentioned. The prize money for the first three places was summated, then divided by three and shared among the winners.

The prize money was:

1st-3rd: Duras, Maroczy and Schlechter received (4,000 + 3,500 + 3,000)/3 Kronen, i. e 3,500 Kronen each (there is a mistake as it says 400 Kronen, but this can't be correct).

4th: Rubinstein received 2,000 Kronen

5th: Teichmann received 1,200 Kronen

6th: Spielmann received 800 Kronen

7th and 8th: Perlis and Tartakower shared (600 + 400)/2 Kronen

9th and 10th: Leonhardt, Marshall and Mieses shared 600 Kronen.

The rest got a consolation prize of 100 Kronen each.

Source: 'Wiener Schachzeitung', March-April 1908, p. 66

Feb-06-16  TheFocus: Two brilliancy prizes were donated by Baron Albert de Rothschild. The first prize of 300 crowns was awarded to Rubinstein for his victory over Duras; and the second prize of 200 crowns was awarded to Marshall for his victoty over Mieses.

Source: <American Chess Bulletin> August 1908>, pg. 169.

Feb-25-18  sudoplatov: Teichmann came in fifth as expected.
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