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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Budapest Tournament

Jose Raul Capablanca7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Frank Marshall6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Rudolf Spielmann5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Hans Kmoch5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Arpad Vajda4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Endre Steiner4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Herman Steiner4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Kornel Havasi4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Zoltan von Balla3/9(+1 -4 =4)[games]
Lajos Merenyi2/9(+0 -5 =4)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Budapest (1928)

In the aftermath of Kecskemet (1927), good chess forces came together for another top class international event, this time at the famous Siesta Sanatorium in Budapest. Prize monies were $200 (1st prize, from the New York publisher G. Wells), 800 Pengö (2nd prize, from the City of Budapest), 500, 300, 200 and 100 Pengö. Ten masters were invited, of which Milan Vidmar withdrew in the last moment (causing new pairings and schedule) and was replaced by Zoltan von Balla of Budapest. The former (1921-1927) World Champion Capablanca showed his class with 5 wins and 4 draws. The tournament was led by Geza Maroczy and chess editor László Tóth. It was followed up next year with Budapest (1929).

A short summary in Wiener Schach-Zeitung Nr. 17/18 (Sept. 1928) p. 284 is online at http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a... (in German). Issue no. 19 (Oct. 1928) pp. 294-298 has three games of Capablanca annotated by Albert Becker (one with wrong round number).

Budapest, Hungary, 21 Sept - 2 Oct 1928

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Pts 1 Capablanca * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 7 2 Marshall ˝ * ˝ 1 ˝ 0 ˝ 1 1 1 6 =3 Spielmann ˝ ˝ * ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 0 ˝ 5 =3 Kmoch ˝ 0 ˝ * ˝ 0 1 ˝ 1 1 5 =5 Vajda ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ * 1 0 ˝ ˝ 1 4˝ =5 E Steiner 0 1 ˝ 1 0 * 1 0 ˝ ˝ 4˝ =7 H Steiner 0 ˝ ˝ 0 1 0 * ˝ 1 ˝ 4 =7 Havasi 0 0 0 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ * ˝ 1 4 9 von Balla 0 0 1 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ * ˝ 3 10 Merenyi 0 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ * 2

Tournament book: A Siesta-Szanatórium Nemzetközi Sakkversenye by Géza Maróczy, Ferenc Chalupetzky and László Tóth (Magyar Sakkvilág, Kecskemét 1929. 71 pp.) (according to openings and with an introduction by Capablanca). English version: The Siesta Tournament: Budapest, 1928 by Walter Arpad Foldeak (Chess Player, Nottingham 2001. 43 pp.)

Round numbers and dates are mainly based on reports in Boston Herald (Associated Press), Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Hermann Helms, schedule for last 3 rounds) and New York Evening Post (Horace Ransom Bigelow). The tournament book's subtitle has September 20 as starting date and October 1 as end date.

Original collection: Game Collection: Budapest 1928 by User: Tabanus.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Z von Balla vs Spielmann  1-0571928BudapestD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. H Steiner vs Marshall  ½-½311928BudapestD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. A Vajda vs Kmoch  ½-½531928BudapestB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
4. E Steiner vs L Merenyi  ½-½491928BudapestC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
5. Capablanca vs K Havasi 1-0271928BudapestD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
6. L Merenyi vs H Steiner  ½-½501928BudapestC49 Four Knights
7. Spielmann vs E Steiner ½-½511928BudapestB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
8. Marshall vs A Vajda  ½-½371928BudapestA46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Kmoch vs Capablanca ½-½371928BudapestE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
10. K Havasi vs Z von Balla  ½-½511928BudapestE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
11. K Havasi vs Kmoch  ½-½351928BudapestD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
12. Z von Balla vs E Steiner  ½-½841928BudapestB40 Sicilian
13. H Steiner vs Spielmann  ½-½291928BudapestD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. A Vajda vs L Merenyi  1-0461928BudapestE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
15. Capablanca vs Marshall ½-½401928BudapestE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
16. Marshall vs K Havasi  1-0431928BudapestD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
17. E Steiner vs H Steiner 1-0201928BudapestC78 Ruy Lopez
18. Spielmann vs A Vajda 1-0261928BudapestE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
19. Kmoch vs Z von Balla  1-0491928BudapestD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
20. L Merenyi vs Capablanca 0-1381928BudapestB27 Sicilian
21. K Havasi vs L Merenyi  1-0491928BudapestE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
22. Z von Balla vs H Steiner  0-1711928BudapestD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Kmoch vs Marshall  0-1281928BudapestD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. Capablanca vs Spielmann ½-½301928BudapestA32 English, Symmetrical Variation
25. A Vajda vs E Steiner  1-0491928BudapestB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
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