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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Budapest Tournament

Jose Raul Capablanca7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Frank James 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 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 1; 6 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Merenyi vs Capablanca 0-1381928BudapestB27 Sicilian
2. Z von Balla vs H Steiner  0-1711928BudapestD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. Kmoch vs Marshall  0-1281928BudapestD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. L Merenyi vs Kmoch 0-1801928BudapestB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
5. E Steiner vs Capablanca 0-1671928BudapestC74 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
6. Marshall vs E Steiner  0-1541928BudapestA46 Queen's Pawn Game
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2)  

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