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Trenton Falls Tournament

Emanuel Lasker5/6(+4 -0 =2)[games]
Charles Curt3.5/6(+3 -2 =1)[games]
Albert Whiting Fox2.5/6(+2 -3 =1)[games]
Robert Raubitschek1/6(+0 -4 =2)[games] Chess Event Description
Trenton Falls (1906)

Participants in order of finish were: Emanuel Lasker, Charles Curt, Albert Whiting Fox, and Robert Raubitschek.

1 Lasker XX 11 1= 1= 5 2 Curt 00 XX 11 =1 3.5 3 Fox 0= 00 XX 11 2.5 4 Raubitschek 0= =0 00 XX 1

It was no more than was to have been expected that Dr. Emanuel Lasker, whose presence at Trenton Falls during the week of July 23-28, made this year’s mid-summer meeting of the New York State Association one of more than ordinary importance, should be the one to win the Rice Trophy in the leading event. As a result of his participation, the newly organized Rice Chess Club, of New York City, is in possession of the emblem created by its honorary president and patron. It was an unexpected treat to find the world’s champion resuming active practice and it goes without saying that his latest half dozen productions will be perused with avidity by all students of the game. Charles Curt, representing the Brooklyn Chess Club, played consistently good chess throughout the tournament, losing two well fought games to the champion, but winning both his games against the Manhattan Chess Club’s champion. It was reasonable to suppose, considering the form shown, that he would have been second to no other Metropolitan player, had Lasker been absent. Both A. W. Fox, Manhattan C. C., and R. Raubitschek, N. Y. State Association, had the satisfaction of drawing a game with the champion.

Among the other events on the programme were two Rice Gambit consultation games and a solving contest. A cablegram from Professor Rice in Germany suggesting the new continuation of 11.Qe2 against the Jasnogrodsky defense gave the players a clue. Dr. Lasker played on the White side both times and the result of the trial was a win for White and a draw. Dr. Lasker also achieved a draw with White in his second Trophy game against Raubitschek – American Chess Bulletin, August, 1906.

Based on an original collection by User: TheFocus.

 page 1 of 1; 12 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lasker vs A W Fox 1-0471906Trenton FallsB30 Sicilian
2. C Curt vs R Raubitschek  ½-½421906Trenton FallsA20 English
3. Lasker vs C Curt 1-0651906Trenton FallsB27 Sicilian
4. R Raubitschek vs A W Fox  0-1561906Trenton FallsB20 Sicilian
5. R Raubitschek vs Lasker 0-1311906Trenton FallsC50 Giuoco Piano
6. C Curt vs A W Fox  1-0541906Trenton FallsD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
7. A W Fox vs Lasker ½-½271906Trenton FallsC87 Ruy Lopez
8. R Raubitschek vs C Curt  0-1491906Trenton FallsB27 Sicilian
9. Lasker vs R Raubitschek ½-½231906Trenton FallsC39 King's Gambit Accepted
10. C Curt vs Lasker 0-1641906Trenton FallsD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
11. A W Fox vs C Curt 0-1291906Trenton FallsB27 Sicilian
12. A W Fox vs R Raubitschek  1-0321906Trenton FallsC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-10-18  mifralu: The NY Tribune specifically mentions Robert Raubitschek

< New-York Tribune, 24 July 1906, Page 5 >

<"...Robert Raubitschek was selected to play for the New York State Chess Association">.

Game Collection: Raubitschek Who?

Dec-11-18  TheFocus: <When the players assembled it was found that the list of the principle tourney had been entered by E. Lasker, Rice Club; Charles Curt, Brooklyn Club; A.W. Fox, Manhattan Club; and Robert Raubitscheck, State Club> – Lasker’s Chess Magazine, June, 1906, pg. 53.

<mifralu> is correct, as evidenced by Lasker himself.

Another collection of mine sabotaged by someone with no sources.

Dec-11-18  TheFocus: All his games in Trenton Falls should be changed to Robert.
Dec-11-18  TheFocus: I know it was sabotage because my report is more detailed.

This is why I don't trust all the historians on this site.

Except <MissScarlett>. Her sources are impeccable. She takes after me. My Padawon't, as it were.

Nov-13-22  offramp: Della wear a new jersey when Trenton falls.

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