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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
London Tournament

Richard Teichmann9.5/12(+8 -1 =3)[games]
James Mason9/12(+8 -2 =2)[games]
Isidor Gunsberg9/12(+8 -2 =2)[games]
William Ward8.5/12(+7 -2 =3)[games]
Louis van Vliet8/12(+5 -1 =6)[games]
Joseph Henry Blackburne7.5/12(+6 -3 =3)[games]
Thomas Francis Lawrence6/12(+5 -5 =2)[games]
Francis Joseph Lee5/12(+3 -5 =4)[games]
Rudolf Johannes Loman4.5/12(+4 -7 =1)[games]
Arthur Ernest Tietjen4/12(+3 -7 =2)[games]
Edward Owen Jones3.5/12(+3 -8 =1)[games]
Thomas Physick2/12(+1 -9 =2)[games]
Samuel Passmore1.5/12(+1 -10 =1)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
London (1900)

City Club Masters/Amateurs
London, England
April 5-May 5, 1900

They don't make clubs like that any more. The City Club of London was used to holding tournaments, and in 1900 came up with the idea of inviting several leading British masters and prominent amateur players to see how the lesser lights would hold up.

The Masters: Joseph Henry Blackburne, Isidor Gunsberg, Francis Joseph Lee, James Mason, Richard Teichmann, Louis van Vliet.

The Amateurs: Edward Owen Jones, Thomas Francis Lawrence, Rudolf Johannes Loman, Samuel Passmore, Thomas Physick, Arthur Ernest Tietjen, William Ward.

Blackburne started well by winning his first four games, but stumbled badly with only two draws in his next five. Teichmann then took a comfortable lead, but Mason made up ground until he was only a half-point behind going into their last round game. However, this turned into a relatively short draw, while Gunsberg closed fast to catch Mason for a share of second place.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 Pts 1 Teichmann * = 1 1 = 0 1 1 = 1 1 1 1 9.5 2 Mason = * 1 = 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 9.0 3 Gunsberg 0 0 * 1 1 = 1 1 1 1 1 = 1 9.0 4 Ward 0 = 0 * = 1 1 = 1 1 1 1 1 8.5 5 Van Vliet = 1 0 = * 1 = = 1 = 1 = 1 8.0 6 Blackburne 1 0 = 0 0 * = = 1 1 1 1 1 7.5 7 Lawrence 0 0 0 0 = = * 1 1 1 0 1 1 6.0 8 Lee 0 0 0 = = = 0 * 0 = 1 1 1 5.0 9 Loman = 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 0 1 1 1 4.5 10 Tietjen 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 = 1 * 0 1 1 4.0 11 Jones 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 * 1 = 3.5 12 Physick 0 0 = 0 = 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 2.0 13 Passmore 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 * 1.5

An excellent showing for Ward, while Blackburne had to be somewhat disappointed with his result.

PRIZES

1st: Teichmann 20 2nd-3rd: Mason, Gunsberg 12 4th: Ward 8 5th: Van Vliet 6 6th: Blackburne 4 7th: Lawrence 2

Sources: games available at http://www.365chess.com/tournaments...; dates available from daily reports in The New York Times.

Original collection: Game Collection: City Club Invitational (London, 1900), by User: Phony Benoni.

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 78  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Loman vs Blackburne 0-1401900LondonB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
2. T F Lawrence vs L Van Vliet  ½-½431900LondonB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
3. S Passmore vs J Mason  1-0251900LondonC61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense
4. Teichmann vs Gunsberg 1-0161900LondonC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
5. E O Jones vs W Ward  0-1441900LondonB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
6. F J Lee vs A Tietjen  ½-½451900LondonC13 French
7. W Ward vs Teichmann  0-1351900LondonD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. Blackburne vs E O Jones 1-0311900LondonC00 French Defense
9. Gunsberg vs S Passmore  1-0421900LondonC01 French, Exchange
10. J Mason vs T F Lawrence  1-0811900LondonC77 Ruy Lopez
11. T Physick vs F J Lee  0-1521900LondonB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
12. A Tietjen vs Loman  1-0331900LondonD00 Queen's Pawn Game
13. T F Lawrence vs Gunsberg  0-1391900LondonC60 Ruy Lopez
14. Loman vs T Physick 1-0241900LondonC30 King's Gambit Declined
15. Teichmann vs Blackburne 0-1831900LondonB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
16. S Passmore vs W Ward  0-1391900LondonB30 Sicilian
17. E O Jones vs A Tietjen  1-0441900LondonC11 French
18. L Van Vliet vs J Mason  1-0661900LondonC42 Petrov Defense
19. Blackburne vs S Passmore 1-0251900LondonA13 English
20. W Ward vs T F Lawrence  1-0361900LondonD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. Gunsberg vs L Van Vliet 1-0311900LondonD00 Queen's Pawn Game
22. F J Lee vs Loman  0-1511900LondonD00 Queen's Pawn Game
23. A Tietjen vs Teichmann  0-1371900LondonC78 Ruy Lopez
24. T Physick vs E O Jones  0-1641900LondonB32 Sicilian
25. J Mason vs Gunsberg  1-0581900LondonC67 Ruy Lopez
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 78  PGN Download
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