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1st Trebitsch Memorial Tournament

Jacques Mieses10/13(+9 -2 =2)[games]
Oldrich Duras9/13(+5 -0 =8)[games]
Savielly Tartakower8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Milan Vidmar8.5/13(+7 -3 =3)[games]
Geza Maroczy8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Carl Schlechter7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Johann Nepomuk Berger6.5/13(+4 -4 =5)[games]
Julius Perlis6.5/13(+6 -6 =1)[games]
Rudolf Spielmann6/13(+3 -4 =6)[games]
Heinrich Wolf6/13(+3 -4 =6)[games]
Giovanni Martinolich6/13(+5 -6 =2)[games]
Adolf Albin3/13(+1 -8 =4)[games]
Leopold Loewy, Sr.3/13(+2 -9 =2)[games]
Ladislav Prokes2/13(+1 -10 =2)[games]
* Chess Event Description
1st Trebitsch Memorial (1907)

The first Trebitsch Memorial Tournament was organised and promoted by the Vienna Chess Club in 1907 with funds bequeathed to it by Leopold Trebitsch, a wealthy businessman who had been vice-president of the club until his death on Dec. 12, 1906 - a month before the tournament. The competition attracted a strong field including such international figures as Oldrich Duras, Jacques Mieses, Geza Maróczy, Milan Vidmar, Savielly Tartakower, plus a strong coterie of Austrian masters led by Carl Schlechter and Dr. Julius Perlis. "The result was a triumph for players who favor brilliancy in preference to ultra-modern tendencies, Mieses and Duras admittedly producing some of the most effective examples of contemporary chess from the spectacular point of view." - THE YEAR-BOOK OF CHESS. Victory went to the action-prone Mieses; it was one of the most notable achievements of a professional chess career spanning more than 50 years. In capturing the 1,000-crown first prize, the ebullient Leipziger displayed brilliant form (+9 -2 =2), losing only to Rudolf Spielmann and Duras while taking the measure of Vidmar, Schlechter (an exciting last round affair), Perlis, Heinrich Wolf, Johann Berger, Adolf Albin, Leopold Loewy, Giovanni Martinolich and Ladislav Prokes. Schlechter was awarded the second brilliancy prize for round 2 win over Maróczy in a model kingside attack lasting 28 moves. Thanks go to Paul Morten and Warren Goldman for the historical background provided to this collection.

Vienna, Austria-Hungary, 10-26 January 1907

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 Pts 1 Mieses * 0 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 10 2 Duras 1 * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 9 =3 Tartakower ˝ ˝ * 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 1 1 1 1 8˝ =3 Vidmar 0 ˝ 0 * ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 8˝ =3 Maróczy ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ * 0 0 1 ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 8˝ 6 Schlechter 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 1 * 0 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 7˝ =7 Berger 0 ˝ ˝ 0 1 1 * 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 1 1 6˝ =7 Perlis 0 ˝ 1 0 0 0 1 * 1 0 0 1 1 1 6˝ =9 Spielmann 1 0 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 * ˝ 1 1 0 ˝ 6 =9 Wolf 0 0 1 0 0 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ * ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 6 =9 Martinolich 0 ˝ 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 ˝ * 1 1 1 6 =12 Albin 0 ˝ 0 1 0 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ 0 * ˝ 0 3 =12 Loewy 0 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 0 1 0 0 ˝ * 1 3 14 Prokes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ˝ ˝ 0 1 0 * 2

Original collection: Game Collection: Vienna 1907, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Martinolich vs H Wolf  ½-½3219071st Trebitsch MemorialC66 Ruy Lopez
2. J Mieses vs J Perlis 1-03319071st Trebitsch MemorialC21 Center Game
3. Maroczy vs L Loewy Sr  1-02919071st Trebitsch MemorialC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
4. Spielmann vs Schlechter  ½-½3219071st Trebitsch MemorialC66 Ruy Lopez
5. Tartakower vs Vidmar 1-02319071st Trebitsch MemorialC12 French, McCutcheon
6. Duras vs Prokes 1-04519071st Trebitsch MemorialC12 French, McCutcheon
7. Albin vs J N Berger  ½-½5919071st Trebitsch MemorialC50 Giuoco Piano
8. Prokes vs Albin 1-03119071st Trebitsch MemorialB07 Pirc
9. Martinolich vs Tartakower 0-13919071st Trebitsch MemorialC11 French
10. Vidmar vs Duras  ½-½4419071st Trebitsch MemorialD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
11. J N Berger vs J Mieses 0-15619071st Trebitsch MemorialB23 Sicilian, Closed
12. H Wolf vs L Loewy Sr  1-03219071st Trebitsch MemorialC49 Four Knights
13. Schlechter vs Maroczy 1-02819071st Trebitsch MemorialD02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. J Perlis vs Spielmann  1-04619071st Trebitsch MemorialC53 Giuoco Piano
15. Spielmann vs J N Berger  ½-½4319071st Trebitsch MemorialC21 Center Game
16. L Loewy Sr vs Schlechter  ½-½3019071st Trebitsch MemorialC66 Ruy Lopez
17. Albin vs Vidmar  1-03219071st Trebitsch MemorialC01 French, Exchange
18. J Mieses vs Prokes 1-03319071st Trebitsch MemorialC12 French, McCutcheon
19. Tartakower vs H Wolf  0-16019071st Trebitsch MemorialC50 Giuoco Piano
20. Duras vs Martinolich ½-½5019071st Trebitsch MemorialC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
21. Maroczy vs J Perlis 1-04719071st Trebitsch MemorialC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
22. J N Berger vs Maroczy  1-02519071st Trebitsch MemorialD00 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Vidmar vs J Mieses 0-15319071st Trebitsch MemorialD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
24. Prokes vs Spielmann  ½-½4919071st Trebitsch MemorialC24 Bishop's Opening
25. H Wolf vs Schlechter  ½-½3619071st Trebitsch MemorialC78 Ruy Lopez
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  offramp: A superb introduction! Informative but terse and light-hearted. Very well-written.

My only quibble - I dislike double en-dashes! Perhaps it'd be better to cut and paste an em dash from somewhere else.

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  Fusilli: <offramp> Oooh... you are a perfectionist, aren't you? :)

I agree that it is nicely written. And even if the em-dashes could be improved typographically, the writer in this case understands when an em-dash is appropriate and when we should just use a parenthesis. I wonder who wrote it, btw. Come out and collect your praise!

On the topic of em-dashes, this is great:

I have a colleague who uses and abuses the em-dash. Every paragraph he writes has at least two sets. I have sent him the article from Slate, and complained many times, to no avail.

Second worst offense, in my book--the first one being the use of Comic Sans for anything other than comic books.

On an unrelated note, how do you pronounce Mieses?

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  offramp: <Fusilli> that's a good article about the overuse of dashes.

As to Mieses's name, as he was German I always pronounce it exactly as it is written, a bit similar to Peter Biyiasas. There was a minor contretemps over at Jean Dufresne about his name which ended with yours truly in complete possession of the field! Hoorah!!

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  tamar: Name, Mister Meister Mieses-- wife, Mrs. Mister Meister Mieses.
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  Fusilli: <offramp>: the problem for me is that <exactly as it is written> may mean different things for people of different mother tongues.

To me, in this case, <exactly as it is written> would mean this:

Mi: as in "meet", without the t.
e: the "e" sound in "fetch"
ses: as in the first syllable of cesspool.

Did I get it right?

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  offramp: <Fusilli> that sounds about right. Mee-ez-iz.
I have said the name out loud approximately once in my life. Are you preparing to give a disquisition on his life?
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  Fusilli: <offramp> lol, you are beating me 1-0, then. No disquisition on Mieses' life, no... just want to know how to think of it!
Feb-22-15  suenteus po 147: The high quality prose is due to the contribution of Paul Morten who is recognized in the introduction.
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  Benzol: Paul Morten whose he? Warren Goldman is the MAN!
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  Fusilli: Of course! Cheers, <Benzol>, and Mr Goldman!
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  mifralu: The player in this tournament is Leopold Loewy, Jr.
Jun-15-18  ughaibu: Which game won the first brilliancy prize?
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  WorstPlayerEver: Duras vs Spielmann, 1907
Jun-15-18  ughaibu: Thanks.
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