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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Semmering Tournament

Rudolf Spielmann13/17(+10 -1 =6)[games]
Alexander Alekhine12.5/17(+11 -3 =3)[games]
Milan Vidmar12/17(+9 -2 =6)[games]
Aron Nimzowitsch11.5/17(+9 -3 =5)[games]
Savielly Tartakower11.5/17(+10 -4 =3)[games]
Akiba Rubinstein10/17(+7 -4 =6)[games]
Siegbert Tarrasch10/17(+8 -5 =4)[games]
Richard Reti9.5/17(+8 -6 =3)[games]
Ernst Gruenfeld9/17(+7 -6 =4)[games]
David Janowski8.5/17(+7 -7 =3)[games]
Karel Treybal8/17(+5 -6 =6)[games]
Arpad Vajda7.5/17(+4 -6 =7)[games]
Fred Dewhirst Yates7/17(+4 -7 =6)[games]
Karl Gilg6/17(+3 -8 =6)[games]
Hans Kmoch6/17(+3 -8 =6)[games]
Jacques Davidson5.5/17(+3 -9 =5)[games]
Walter Michel4.5/17(+1 -9 =7)[games]
Stefano Rosselli del Turco1/17(+0 -15 =2)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Semmering (1926)

An international chess master tournament was organized and held at the Grand Hotel Panhas, in the Semmering Pass, south of Vienna, from March 7th to the 29th, 1926. The event was organized by Ossip Bernstein, who invited 18 players to participate in the round robin tournament. Among those invited were the very best masters of the day, including Alexander Alekhine, Akiba Rubinstein, Aron Nimzowitsch, Siegbert Tarrasch, Milan Vidmar, Savielly Tartakower, Richard Réti, and Rudolf Spielmann. The hypermodern school was well represented, and in the first half of the tournament Nimzowitsch and Tartakower led the field. However, toward the end of the competition a series of missteps and surprises found the lead changing hands until finally Spielmann, the great romantic, emerged as the winner over Alekhine after the last round. It was to be Spielmann's best tournament performance of his chess career.

The final standings and crosstable:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Pts 1 Spielmann * ½ 1 1 1 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 13 2 Alekhine ½ * 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 0 1 1 1 1 12½ 3 Vidmar 0 1 * 1 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 12 =4 Nimzowitsch 0 1 0 * ½ 1 ½ 1 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 11½ =4 Tartakower 0 0 0 ½ * ½ 1 0 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 11½ =6 Rubinstein 1 0 ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 1 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 10 =6 Tarrasch ½ 0 1 ½ 0 ½ * 1 0 0 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 10 8 Réti ½ 0 0 0 1 0 0 * 1 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 9½ 9 Grünfeld 0 0 ½ 1 0 0 1 0 * 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 9 10 Janowski 0 ½ 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 * ½ 0 ½ 0 1 1 1 1 8½ 11 Treybal 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 0 ½ ½ * 1 1 1 0 1 ½ ½ 8 12 Vajda 0 ½ ½ 0 0 1 0 1 ½ 1 0 * 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 7½ 13 Yates 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 1 * ½ ½ 1 1 1 7 =14 Gilg ½ 1 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 1 0 ½ ½ * ½ 0 ½ 1 6 =14 Kmoch 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ 1 6 16 Davidson ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 * 1 1 5½ 17 Michel ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 * 1 4½ 18 Rosselli del Turco 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 1

Picture of participants: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/....

Original collection: Game Collection: Semmering 1926, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 2 of 7; games 26-50 of 153  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. Tartakower vs J Davidson 1-0301926SemmeringD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
27. Vidmar vs Janowski  1-0571926SemmeringD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
28. J Davidson vs Spielmann  ½-½311926SemmeringD02 Queen's Pawn Game
29. Gruenfeld vs Tarrasch 1-0641926SemmeringA50 Queen's Pawn Game
30. Janowski vs Kmoch 1-0471926SemmeringA48 King's Indian
31. W Michel vs Vidmar  ½-½401926SemmeringE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
32. S Rosselli del Turco vs Alekhine 0-1351926SemmeringA07 King's Indian Attack
33. Rubinstein vs Reti 1-0381926SemmeringD71 Neo-Grunfeld
34. K Treybal vs Nimzowitsch ½-½381926SemmeringB10 Caro-Kann
35. A Vajda vs Gilg  ½-½321926SemmeringB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
36. Yates vs Tartakower  ½-½451926SemmeringB15 Caro-Kann
37. Alekhine vs K Treybal  1-0341926SemmeringD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
38. Gilg vs S Rosselli del Turco 1-0311926SemmeringD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
39. Kmoch vs W Michel  ½-½251926SemmeringA47 Queen's Indian
40. Nimzowitsch vs J Davidson  ½-½671926SemmeringA15 English
41. Reti vs Janowski 1-0641926SemmeringA28 English
42. Spielmann vs Yates 1-0311926SemmeringC47 Four Knights
43. Tarrasch vs A Vajda  1-0571926SemmeringA52 Budapest Gambit
44. Tartakower vs Rubinstein ½-½521926SemmeringC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
45. Vidmar vs Gruenfeld  ½-½301926SemmeringD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
46. J Davidson vs Alekhine 0-1521926SemmeringD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
47. Gruenfeld vs Kmoch 1-0251926SemmeringD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
48. Janowski vs Tartakower 0-1331926SemmeringD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
49. W Michel vs Reti  0-1431926SemmeringE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
50. Rubinstein vs Spielmann 1-0361926SemmeringD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
 page 2 of 7; games 26-50 of 153  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-06-13  Karpova: Brilliancy Prizes:

Judge: Dr. Ossip Bernstein

- 1st prize (450 S) to Alekhine for Rubinstein vs Alekhine, 1926 and J Davidson vs Alekhine, 1926

- 2nd prize (225 S) to Dr. Tartakower for Tartakower vs Tarrasch, 1926

- Shared prizes (125 S each) to

Reti for Reti vs Gilg, 1926

Janowski for J Davidson vs Janowski, 1926

Rubinstein for W Michel vs Rubinstein, 1926

- Special prize (100 S) to Rubinstein for the most correct game (<die korrekteste Partie>) - Rubinstein vs Spielmann, 1926

Source: Page 286 of the September 1926 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

May-04-21  BickeDag: An unfortunate tournament for Turco. He almost pulled a Moreau
May-05-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Too many of the participants came to an unfortunate end: Yates of asphyxia by gas, believe Vajda also suffered the same fate; Treybal perished at the hands of the Nazis; Reti of scarlet fever and Janowski of tuberculosis, this last within a year of this event.

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