|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
Original collection: Game Collection: Vienna 1907, by User: suenteus po 147.
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
| page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91
|1. Martinolich vs H Wolf
|| ||½-½||32||1907||1st Trebitsch Memorial||C66 Ruy Lopez|
|2. J Mieses vs J Perlis
||1-0||33||1907||1st Trebitsch Memorial||C21 Center Game|
|3. Maroczy vs L Loewy Sr
|| ||1-0||29||1907||1st Trebitsch Memorial||C83 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|4. Spielmann vs Schlechter
|| ||½-½||32||1907||1st Trebitsch Memorial||C66 Ruy Lopez|
|5. Tartakower vs Vidmar
||1-0||23||1907||1st Trebitsch Memorial||C12 French, McCutcheon|
|6. Duras vs Prokes
||1-0||45||1907||1st Trebitsch Memorial||C12 French, McCutcheon|
|7. Albin vs J N Berger
|| ||½-½||59||1907||1st Trebitsch Memorial||C50 Giuoco Piano|
|8. Prokes vs Albin
||1-0||31||1907||1st Trebitsch Memorial||B07 Pirc|
|9. Martinolich vs Tartakower
||0-1||39||1907||1st Trebitsch Memorial||C11 French|
|10. Vidmar vs Duras
|| ||½-½||44||1907||1st Trebitsch Memorial||D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense|
|11. J N Berger vs J Mieses
||0-1||56||1907||1st Trebitsch Memorial||B23 Sicilian, Closed|
|12. H Wolf vs L Loewy Sr
|| ||1-0||32||1907||1st Trebitsch Memorial||C49 Four Knights|
|13. Schlechter vs Maroczy
||1-0||28||1907||1st Trebitsch Memorial||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|14. J Perlis vs Spielmann
|| ||1-0||46||1907||1st Trebitsch Memorial||C53 Giuoco Piano|
|15. Spielmann vs J N Berger
|| ||½-½||43||1907||1st Trebitsch Memorial||C21 Center Game|
|16. L Loewy Sr vs Schlechter
|| ||½-½||30||1907||1st Trebitsch Memorial||C66 Ruy Lopez|
|17. Albin vs Vidmar
|| ||1-0||32||1907||1st Trebitsch Memorial||C01 French, Exchange|
|18. J Mieses vs Prokes
||1-0||33||1907||1st Trebitsch Memorial||C12 French, McCutcheon|
|19. Tartakower vs H Wolf
|| ||0-1||60||1907||1st Trebitsch Memorial||C50 Giuoco Piano|
|20. Duras vs Martinolich
||½-½||50||1907||1st Trebitsch Memorial||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|21. Maroczy vs J Perlis
||1-0||47||1907||1st Trebitsch Memorial||C97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin|
|22. J N Berger vs Maroczy
|| ||1-0||25||1907||1st Trebitsch Memorial||D00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|23. Vidmar vs J Mieses
||0-1||53||1907||1st Trebitsch Memorial||D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
|24. Prokes vs Spielmann
|| ||½-½||49||1907||1st Trebitsch Memorial||C24 Bishop's Opening|
|25. H Wolf vs Schlechter
|| ||½-½||36||1907||1st Trebitsch Memorial||C78 Ruy Lopez|
| page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 91
|Feb-22-15|| ||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.
|Feb-22-15|| ||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?
|Feb-22-15|| ||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
There was a minor contretemps over at Jean Dufresne about his name which ended with yours truly in complete possession of the field! Hoorah!!
|Feb-22-15|| ||tamar: Name, Mister Meister Mieses-- wife, Mrs. Mister Meister Mieses.|
|Feb-22-15|| ||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?
|Feb-22-15|| ||offramp: <Fusilli> that sounds about right.
I have said the name out loud approximately once in my life. Are you preparing to give a disquisition on his life?
|Feb-22-15|| ||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.|
|Feb-22-15|| ||Benzol: Paul Morten whose he? Warren Goldman is the MAN!|
|Feb-22-15|| ||Fusilli: Of course! Cheers, <Benzol>, and Mr Goldman!|
|Jun-02-17|| ||mifralu: The player in this tournament is Leopold Loewy, Jr.|
|Jun-15-18|| ||ughaibu: Which game won the first brilliancy prize?|
|Jun-15-18|| ||WorstPlayerEver: Duras vs Spielmann, 1907|
|Jun-15-18|| ||ughaibu: Thanks.|
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