Participants in order of finish were: Akiba Rubinstein, Frank James Marshall, and Georg Salwe.|
October of 1908 saw Frank Marshall visit Poland, where he played in a triangular match with the top two players, Rubinstein and Salwe, in Lodz; and in October-November, an 8 game match versus Rubinstein, won by Rubinstein, 4.5 – 3.5, the same score as in their encounter at Lodz.
1.Rubinstein XXXXXXXX =1==1001 011=1=== 9.5
2.Marshall =0==0110 XXXXXXXX ==01===1 8
3.Salwe 100=0=== ==10===0 XXXXXXXX 6.5
Andy Soltis has pointed out in his book on Frank Marshall that Lodz 1908 would be a Category 13 event (average +2550) by today’s standards. Of all the tournaments held up to that time, only St. Petersburg 1895-96 was stronger.
The players took turns facing each other. We know the order of the Rubinstein-Marshall games, and the first Rubinstein – Salwe game, but we don’t the order the rest of the Rubinstein-Salwe games nor the Marshall – Salwe games. I give the Rubinstein – Salwe games in the order in which they appear in Akiba Rubinstein: Uncrowned King by John Donaldson and Nikolay Minev. The order of the Marshall – Salwe games are taken from Dreimeisterkampf Marshall-Rubinstein-Salwe, gespielt in Lodz, October 1908 by Wolfgang Kubel. The Kubel book did not include the Rubinstein-Salwe games. One gamescore between Marshall and Salwe, game 6, is missing. It is known that it began with 1.d4 and ended in a draw.
I have assigned the round numbers based on the cross-table, color allocation, and known results to put the games into a more accurate version that has been done before. If dates are ever discovered, the order may change.
Rubinstein received 400 rubles for his victory, Marshall 250, and Salwe 150.
Original collection: Game Collection: 1908 Lodz, by User: TheFocus
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