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
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.)
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
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.
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