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🏆 Scheveningen (1913) Chess Event Description
Officially, this tournament celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the Nederlandschen Schaakbond, and was held in Scheveningen from July 28-August 8, 1913. It proved to be an early victory for Alekhine, in more ways than one. The competition consisted of: ... [more]

Player: Klaas Geus

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Yates vs K Geus 0-1611913ScheveningenC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
2. K Geus vs A Speijer  1-0681913ScheveningenC50 Giuoco Piano
3. Janowski vs K Geus 1-0381913ScheveningenC49 Four Knights
4. K Geus vs J W te Kolste  0-1691913ScheveningenC00 French Defense
5. Alekhine vs K Geus 1-0491913ScheveningenC01 French, Exchange
6. F Englund vs K Geus  ½-½591913ScheveningenD05 Queen's Pawn Game
7. K Geus vs A van Foreest  1-0371913ScheveningenC28 Vienna Game
8. W Schelfhout vs K Geus  0-1311913ScheveningenC01 French, Exchange
9. K Geus vs Breyer 0-1301913ScheveningenC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
10. Olland vs K Geus  1-0351913ScheveningenC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
11. K Geus vs J Mieses  ½-½481913ScheveningenB01 Scandinavian
12. Loman vs K Geus  ½-½271913ScheveningenC25 Vienna
13. K Geus vs Ed. Lasker  0-1351913ScheveningenC77 Ruy Lopez
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-22-13  Caissanist: When I played through the moves of J W Te Kolste vs Ed Lasker, 1913, the game didn't really seem to fit with the story Ed Lasker told. As best as I can tell he was dead lost at adjournment, and the win seems pretty straightforward for a master. It was probably just as well that Lasker went out partying with Alekhine.
Mar-13-14  Karpova: According to Dr. Emanuel Lasker, Nimzowitsch withdrew at the last moment and Edward Lasker substituted him.

Source: 'Pester Lloyd', 1913.08.03, p. 9 (written in Marienbad, July 30)

Feb-23-18  chessamateur: There's an error in the standings. Alekhine should be on top, not listed in 2nd place.
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  Tabanus: Fixed. Alekhine and Janowski were both listed as no. 2, don't know how that happened.
Feb-23-18  Petrosianic: Boy, it's one thing when players make excuses, but kind of beyond the pale when cg does it for them. According to the bio, Alekhine only lost to Janowski because he was drunk, and that evil Janowski "took advantage of his condition." Shame on him!
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  offramp: <Petrosianic: Boy, it's one thing when players make excuses, but kind of beyond the pale when cg does it for them. According to the bio, Alekhine only lost to Janowski because he was drunk, and that evil Janowski "took advantage of his condition." Shame on him!>

...But that is a quote from Edward Lasker. There is no reason to not believe it.

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  WorstPlayerEver: So he got his nickname: Darnowski
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  perfidious: The semi-colons between names had to go; looks far better with actual spacing between the players' names than what went before.
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  mifralu: Intro: < ...and the game Breyer vs Yates, 0-1 from Round 4 is unavailable. >

"In round four Breyer was due to play Yates. However, the previous night he couldn't get to sleep until the early morning. As a consequence, he overslept and lost his game by overstepping the time limit."

"Gyula Breyer: The Chess Revolutionary" by Jimmy Adams, p.249

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  FSR: Not one Sicilian, let alone a Scheveningen. Apparently the variation wouldn't be invented for another decade or so. Opening Explorer
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  perfidious: <FSR>, the seminal game of the line, from the event ten years on: Maroczy vs Euwe, 1923.

Not a great advert for the line, but better days lay ahead.

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  FSR: <perfidious> One of those games, like Ken Smith's outings with the Smith-Morra Gambit at San Antonio 1972, that make you want to run far, far away from the variation in question.
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  FSR: <perfidious> Note that the immortal George Schelto Fontein played two games with the variation at the same tournament, losing each in 32 moves. It's a wonder the line didn't die in the cradle.

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