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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: Abraham Speijer

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Speijer vs F Englund 0-1161913ScheveningenD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. K Geus vs A Speijer  1-0681913ScheveningenC50 Giuoco Piano
3. A Speijer vs A van Foreest  1-0631913ScheveningenA13 English
4. W Schelfhout vs A Speijer  1-0521913ScheveningenD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. A Speijer vs Breyer  1-0371913ScheveningenD05 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Olland vs A Speijer  1-0241913ScheveningenC42 Petrov Defense
7. A Speijer vs J Mieses  1-0471913ScheveningenA43 Old Benoni
8. Loman vs A Speijer  1-0301913ScheveningenC25 Vienna
9. Yates vs A Speijer 0-1661913ScheveningenC70 Ruy Lopez
10. A Speijer vs Ed. Lasker  0-1571913ScheveningenD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
11. A Speijer vs Alekhine 0-1401913ScheveningenC41 Philidor Defense
12. A Speijer vs Janowski 0-1321913ScheveningenD04 Queen's Pawn Game
13. J W te Kolste vs A Speijer  1-0351913ScheveningenC66 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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