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🏆 1st Trebitsch Memorial (1907) Chess Event Description
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. ... [more]

Player: Oldrich Duras

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Duras vs Prokes 1-04519071st Trebitsch MemorialC12 French, McCutcheon
2. Vidmar vs Duras  ½-½4419071st Trebitsch MemorialD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
3. Duras vs Martinolich ½-½5019071st Trebitsch MemorialC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
4. Tartakower vs Duras ½-½5219071st Trebitsch MemorialC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
5. Duras vs H Wolf 1-03919071st Trebitsch MemorialC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
6. Duras vs Albin  ½-½5619071st Trebitsch MemorialC77 Ruy Lopez
7. J Mieses vs Duras 0-13819071st Trebitsch MemorialB10 Caro-Kann
8. Duras vs Spielmann 1-02619071st Trebitsch MemorialB01 Scandinavian
9. Maroczy vs Duras  ½-½4319071st Trebitsch MemorialC49 Four Knights
10. Duras vs L Loewy Sr  1-02219071st Trebitsch MemorialC77 Ruy Lopez
11. Schlechter vs Duras ½-½7519071st Trebitsch MemorialD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. Duras vs J Perlis ½-½4819071st Trebitsch MemorialC77 Ruy Lopez
13. J N Berger vs Duras  ½-½3119071st Trebitsch MemorialD00 Queen's Pawn Game
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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?
Jun-15-18  WorstPlayerEver: Duras vs Spielmann, 1907
Jun-15-18  ughaibu: Thanks.
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