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11th DSB Kongress, Cologne Tournament

Rudolf Rezso Charousek9.5/12(+8 -1 =3)[games]
Amos Burn6.5/7(+6 -0 =1)[games]
Mikhail Chigorin4.5/6(+4 -1 =1)[games]
Wilhelm Steinitz3.5/8(+3 -4 =1)[games]
Carl Schlechter3/5(+2 -1 =2)[games]
Ignatz von Popiel3/6(+2 -2 =2)[games]
Johann Nepomuk Berger3/5(+3 -2 =0)[games]
Hermann von Gottschall2.5/5(+2 -2 =1)[games]
Emmanuel Schiffers2/6(+2 -4 =0)[games]
Jackson Whipps Showalter2/5(+2 -3 =0)[games]
Arved Heinrichsen2/5(+2 -3 =0)[games]
Wilhelm Cohn2/5(+2 -3 =0)[games]
David Janowski2/9(+2 -7 =0)[games]
Alexander Fritz1/3(+1 -2 =0)[games]
Adolf Albin1/4(+1 -3 =0)[games]
Emil Schallopp0.5/5(+0 -4 =1)[games]

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
11th DSB Kongress, Cologne (1898)

Cologne (Kφln), German Empire, 1898.08.01 - 1898.08.19

Only 48 games and 4 fragments are available of the 120 actually played. Max Lange, the chairman of the German Chess Association, was entrusted with the score-sheets to prepare a book on the tournament. Mr. Lange lost the score-sheets and a book was never done on this tournament until 1997, when Vlastimil Fiala was able to gather all the known games.

1 Burn X = = 1 1 = 0 = 1 = 1 1 1 1 1 1 11.5 2 Charousek = X = = 0 = 1 0 1 1 1 = 1 1 1 1 10.5 3 Tschigorin = = X 0 0 = 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10.5 4 Cohn 0 = 1 X = = 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 10.5 5 Steinitz 0 1 1 = X 0 0 1 1 1 1 = 1 1 0 = 9.5 6 Schlechter = = = = 1 X = = 1 = = 0 = = 1 1 9 7 Showalter 1 0 0 1 1 = X = 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 9 8 Berger = 1 0 0 0 = = X = = 0 1 1 1 = 1 8 9 Janowsky 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 = X 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 7.5 10 von Popiel = 0 0 0 0 = 1 = 1 X 1 = = = 1 0 7 11 Schiffers 0 0 0 1 0 = 0 1 0 0 X = 1 1 1 1 7 12 von Gottschall 0 = 0 0 = 1 0 0 0 = = X = 1 = = 5.5 13 Albin 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 1 = 0 = X 1 0 = 4 14 Heinrichsen 0 0 0 0 0 = 1 0 0 = 0 0 0 X 1 1 4 15 Fritz 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 = 0 0 0 = 1 0 X = 3.5 16 Schallopp 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 0 0 1 0 = = 0 = X 3

Round 1, August 1, Monday. 1. Albin – von Gottschall, draw <Missing>. 2. Heinrichsen – Schlechter, draw <Missing>. 3. Janowsky – Fritz, 1-0. 4. Tschigorin – Berger, 1-0. 5. Cohn – Steinitz, draw <Position and final moves>. 6. von Popiel – Showalter, 1-0 <Missing>. 7. Burn – Schiffers, 1-0 <Missing>. 8. Charousek – Schallopp, 1-0.

Cohn - Steinitz


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White to move, played 1.Be6?, whereupon 1...Qxf2 2.Qxf2 Rxc2 and draws. White could have won simply with 1. Re2. Black would have resigned after it.

Round 2, August 2, Tuesday. 1. Schlechter – Burn, draw <Missing>. 2. Schiffers – Charousek, 0-1. 3. Schallopp – Janowsky, 0-1. 4. Tschigorin – Cohn, 0-1. 5. Berger – Fritz, draw <Missing>. 6. Albin – Heinrichsen, 1-0 <Missing>. 7. Showalter – von Gottschall, 1-0 <Missing>. 8. Steinitz – von Popiel, 1-0.

Round 3, August 3, Wednesday. 1. von Popiel – Tschigorin, 0-1 <Missing>. 2. Heinrichsen – Showalter, 1-0. 3. von Gottschall – Steinitz, draw <Missing>. 4. Burn – Albin, 1-0 <Missing>. 5. Charousek – Schlechter, draw. 6. Janowsky – Schiffers, 1-0 <Missing>. 7. Fritz – Schallopp, draw <Missing>. 8. Cohn – Berger, 1-0 <Missing>.

Round 4, August 4, Thursday. 1. Schiffers – Fritz, 1-0 <Missing> 2. Schlechter – Janowsky, 1-0 3. Albin – Charousek, 0-1 4. Showalter – Burn, 1-0 <Position and moves> 5. Steinitz – Heinrichsen, 1-0 6. Tschigorin – von Gottschall, 1-0 <Missing> 7. Cohn – von Popiel, 1-0 <Missing> 8. Berger – Schallopp, 1-0 <Missing>

Showalter - Burn


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1.Kd1 The Field writes that instead of 1.Kd1, after which Showalter continued to have major problems in how to win, he could have won in a few moves after 1.Rh2.

Round 5, August 5, Friday. 1. von Gottschall – Cohn, 0-1 <Missing> 2. Heinrichsen – Tschigorin, 0-1 <Missing> 3. Burn – Seinitz, 1-0 4. Charousek – Showalter, 1-0 5. Janowsky – Albin, 0-1 6. Fritz – Schlechter, 0-1 <Missing> 7. Schallopp – Schiffers, 0-1 <Missing> 8. von Popiel – Berger, draw <Missing>

Round 6, August 6, Saturday. 1. Schlechter – Schallopp, 1-0 <Missing> 2. Albin – Fritz, 0-1 <Missing> 3. Showalter – Janowsky, 0-1 <Missing> 4. Steinitz – Charousek, 1-0 5. Tschigorin – Burn, draw <Missing> 6. Cohn – Heinrichsen, 1-0 <Missing> 7. von Popiel – von Gottschall, draw <Missing> 8. Berger – Schiffers, 0-1

In the Steinitz - Charousek game, only the first 6 moves are known: 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4 d5 4.d3 d4 5.Nce2 Nc6 6.Nf3 Ng4 and eventually 1-0.

Round 7, August 8, Monday. 1. Heinrichsen – von Popiel, draw <Missing> 2. Burn – Cohn, 1-0 3. Charousek – Tschigorin, draw 4. Janowsky – Steinitz, 0-1 5. Fritz – Showalter, 0-1 <Missing> 6. Schallopp – Albin, draw <Missing> 7. Schiffers – Schlechter, draw <Missing> 8. von Gottschall – Berger, 0-1

Round 8, August 9, Tuesday. 1. Albin – Schiffers, 0-1 <Missing> 2. Showalter – Schallopp, 1-0 <Missing> 3. Steinitz – Fritz, 0-1 4. Tschigorin – Janowsky, 0-1 <Missing> 5. Cohn – Charousek, draw <Missing> 6. von popiel – Burn, draw 7. von Gottschall – Heinrichsen, 1-0 8. Berger – Schlechter, draw <Missing>

Round 9, August 10, Wednesday. 1. Burn – von Gottschall, 1-0 2. Charousek – von Popiel, 1-0 3. Janowsky – Cohn, 0-1 4. Fritz – Tschigorin, 0-1 <Missing> 5. Schallopp – Steinitz, draw 6. Schiffers – Showalter, 0-1 <Missing> 7. Schlechter – Albin, draw <Missing> 8. Heinrichsen – Berger, 0-1 <Missing>

Round 10, August 12, Friday. 1. Showalter – Schlechter, draw <Missing> 2. Steinitz – Schiffers, 1-0 3. Cohn – Fritz, 1-0 <Missing> 4. Tschigorin – Schallopp, 1-0 <Missing> 5. von Popiel – Janowsky, 1-0 6. von Gottschall – Charousek, draw 7. Heinrichsen – Burn, 0-1 8. Berger – Albin, 1-0

Round 11, August 15, Monday. 1. Charousek – Heinrichsen, 1-0 2. Janowsky – von Gottschall, 1-0 <Missing> 3. Fritz – von Popiel, 0-1 <Missing> 4. Schallopp – Cohn, 0-1 <Missing> 5. Schiffers – Tschigorin, 0-1 6. Schlechter – Steinitz, 1-0 7. Albin – Showalter, 0-1 <Missing> 8. Burn – Berger, draw <Missing>

Round 12, August 16, Tuesday. 1. Steinitz – Albin, 1-0 <Missing> 2. Tschigorin – Schlechter, draw <Missing> 3. Cohn – Schiffers, 0-1 4. von Popiel – Schallopp, 0-1 <Missing> 5. von Gottschall – Fritz, draw <Missing> 6. Heinrichsen – Janowsky, 0-1 <Missing> 7. Burn – Charousek, draw <Missing> 8. Berger – Showalter, draw <Missing>

Round 13, August 17, Wednesday. 1. Janowsky Burn, 0-1 2. Fritz – Heinrichsen, 0-1 <Missing> 3. Schallopp – von Gottschall, draw <Missing> 4. Schiffers – von Popiel, 0-1 5. Schlechter – Cohn, draw <Missing> 6. Albin – Tschigorin, 0-1 7. Showalter – Steinitz, 1-0 8. Charousek – Berger, 0-1

Round 14, August 18, Thursday. 1. Tschigorin – Showalter, 1-0 2. Cohn – Albin, 1-0 <Missing> 3. von Popiel – Schlechter, draw 4. von Gottschall – Schiffers, draw <Missing> 5. Burn – Fritz, 1-0 <Missing> 6. Heinrichsen – Schallopp, 1-0 7. Charousek – Janowsky, 1-0 8. Berger – Steinitz, 0-1 <Missing>

Round 15, August 19, Friday. 1. Fritz – Charousek, 0-1 2. Schallopp – Burn, 0-1 3. Schiffers – Heinrichsen, 1-0 <Missing> 4. Albin – von Popiel, draw <Missing> 5. Schlechter – von Gottschall, 0-1 6. Showalter – Cohn, 1-0 7. Steinitz – Tschigorin, 1-0 <Position and moves> 8. Janowsky – Berger, draw <Missing>

Steinitz - Tschigorin


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1.Rd6 Ne8 2.Qd5 Nxd6 3.Qxa8+ Kxh7 4.Qd5 Nc4 5.Qd7+ Qxd7 6.Bxd7 Na3 7.Bxb5 Nxb5 8.a4 Nd6 9.e5 fxe5 10.fxe5 Nc8 11.Kc2 Kg6 12.Kxc3 Kf5 13.Kd4 Ke6 14.a5 Kd7 15.b5 Kc7 16.Kd5 Kb7 17.e6 1-0.

Based on an original collection by User: TheFocus.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 48  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Charousek vs E Schallopp 1-034189811th DSB Kongress, CologneC26 Vienna
2. Chigorin vs J N Berger 1-051189811th DSB Kongress, CologneC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
3. Janowski vs A Fritz 1-034189811th DSB Kongress, CologneC41 Philidor Defense
4. Steinitz vs Von Popiel 1-048189811th DSB Kongress, CologneB15 Caro-Kann
5. Schiffers vs Charousek 0-132189811th DSB Kongress, CologneC46 Three Knights
6. E Schallopp vs Janowski 0-132189811th DSB Kongress, CologneB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
7. Chigorin vs W Cohn 0-150189811th DSB Kongress, CologneC00 French Defense
8. Charousek vs Schlechter ½-½33189811th DSB Kongress, CologneC50 Giuoco Piano
9. Heinrichsen vs Showalter 1-044189811th DSB Kongress, CologneB40 Sicilian
10. Albin vs Charousek 0-154189811th DSB Kongress, CologneC77 Ruy Lopez
11. Schlechter vs Janowski 1-030189811th DSB Kongress, CologneD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
12. Janowski vs Albin 0-159189811th DSB Kongress, CologneC67 Ruy Lopez
13. Charousek vs Showalter 1-073189811th DSB Kongress, CologneC14 French, Classical
14. Burn vs Steinitz 1-072189811th DSB Kongress, CologneD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. J N Berger vs Schiffers 0-124189811th DSB Kongress, CologneD00 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Charousek vs Chigorin ½-½62189811th DSB Kongress, CologneD05 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Von Gottschall vs J N Berger  0-148189811th DSB Kongress, CologneC26 Vienna
18. Janowski vs Steinitz 0-135189811th DSB Kongress, CologneC33 King's Gambit Accepted
19. Burn vs W Cohn 1-030189811th DSB Kongress, CologneA40 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Steinitz vs A Fritz 0-156189811th DSB Kongress, CologneC29 Vienna Gambit
21. Von Popiel vs Burn ½-½33189811th DSB Kongress, CologneC44 King's Pawn Game
22. Von Gottschall vs Heinrichsen 1-024189811th DSB Kongress, CologneC50 Giuoco Piano
23. E Schallopp vs Steinitz  ½-½60189811th DSB Kongress, CologneC33 King's Gambit Accepted
24. Janowski vs W Cohn  0-169189811th DSB Kongress, CologneD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Charousek vs Von Popiel 1-055189811th DSB Kongress, CologneB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-23-12  Kikoman: FIRST!
Dec-23-12  Kikoman: A great tournament by Amos Burn winning this event, he scored 11.5/15 (+9 -1 =5).
Jul-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <Max Lange, the chairman of the German Chess Association, was entrusted with the score-sheets to prepare a book on the tournament. Mr. Lange lost the score-sheets...>

You berk!

Jul-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: He had ONE job.
Jul-14-17
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  MissScarlett: I won't find peace until I hear his excuse. Maybe the dog ate them. Or his briefcase was left on a tram. Oh, horrible vision, his housekeeper using them to kindle the fire. #jesuswept
Jul-14-17
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  WorstPlayerEver: Yeah I wonder what von Bardeleben was doing at the time.
Jul-14-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: He was helping Lange destroy the scoresheets.
Jul-14-17
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  offramp: I can imagine the scene:

"Have you finished that flaming tournament book yet?"

"No I uh, lost the scoresheets."

Jul-14-17  john barleycorn: < offramp: ...

"No I uh, lost the scoresheets.">

Never mind, here are some blank forms fill them in. (the pragmatic approach)

Don't worry, here are last year's scoresheets. (the historians approach)

Feb-10-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <Max Lange, the chairman of the German Chess Association, was entrusted with the score-sheets to prepare a book on the tournament. Mr. Lange lost the score-sheets...>

<NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!> #recurringnightmare

Feb-10-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  nok: 11th DSBC should NOT appear in the tournament title. The standard is City (year) as followed in Frankfurt (1887) and Mannheim (1914) among others.
Feb-10-18
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  Dionysius1: What standard? How was it established? By whom? Where is it available to be consulted? Your post seems very abrupt - is there some explanation? And who are you <nok>? What authority do you have?
May-24-20  cameosis: there should be a standard listing in any case -- currently, games are all over the places that have been played at the same event and it’s a mess to find and group them.
May-24-20
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  Sally Simpson: ***

From the bio here:

https://www.schachbund.de/news/dr-m...

It reads like he was in no fit state to write a book, This was written about him in 1896 when he resigned (or ousted out) as chairman of the German Chess Federation

"His nerves, strained by constant work at the limit of performance, were shattered, apparently he was troubled by lack of concentration and forgetfulness. "

'forgetfulness.'...he left the score sheets in a cafe?

Probably not, sound like his widow threw them out because they could not be sold.

After Max died in December 1899, the year after the tournament...

"Apparently his widow no longer wanted to have anything to do with chess, his extensive collection of chess literature and documents was offered for sale the following year.

During this campaign, the game transcripts of the congresses in 1894, 1896 and 1898, which the federal administrator wanted to view and publish as a tournament book, may have ended up in the waste paper."

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May-24-20  sudoplatov: People lose things. T. E. Lawrence lost the manuscript of "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom" in Reading Railway Station while changing trains. He had to rewrite the entire 400,000 word manuscript from memory.
May-25-20
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  Sally Simpson: ***

A group of people (I'd call them optimistic nutcases) led by one Nick Lynch went looking for the missing m.s. at Reading station in November 2019.

(I wonder if they checked out the lost property department.)

https://telsociety.org.uk/event/lon...

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May-25-20
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  MissScarlett: I see no reason to believe that Max Lange was ever in Reading. And I wish people would please stop bringing this sorry affair back to the surface. It's more than flesh and blood can bear.
May-25-20
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  Sally Simpson: ***

I'm piecing it all together. Max Lange wrote 'The Seven Pillars of Wisdom', lost it at Reading Station, Lawrence, who worked for the railway (the T.E. stands for Train Engineer) found it and the rest, as they say, is history.

***

May-26-20  cameosis: now that we’ve heard his story, how about someone else’s?

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