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Bad Pistyan Tournament

Akiba Rubinstein14/17(+12 -1 =4)[games]
Rudolf Spielmann11.5/17(+7 -1 =9)[games]
Frank Marshall10.5/17(+7 -3 =7)[games]
Carl Schlechter10/17(+3 -0 =14)[games]
Oldrich Duras10/17(+7 -4 =6)[games]
Richard Teichmann10/17(+5 -2 =10)[games]
Zoltan von Balla9.5/17(+5 -3 =9)[games]
Gyula Breyer9.5/17(+7 -5 =5)[games]
Semion Alapin9/17(+5 -4 =8)[games]
Karoly Sterk9/17(+5 -4 =8)[games]
Georg Salwe9/17(+5 -4 =8)[games]
Moishe Leopoldowicz Lowcki8/17(+5 -6 =6)[games]
Zsigmond Barasz6/17(+3 -8 =6)[games]
Fred Dewhirst Yates6/17(+2 -7 =8)[games]
Karel Hromadka5.5/17(+2 -8 =7)[games]
Erich Cohn5.5/17(+1 -7 =9)[games]
Paul Leonhardt5.5/17(+4 -10 =3)[games]
Paul F Johner4.5/17(+2 -10 =5)[games]
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Bad Pistyan (1912)

The victory at Pistyan, a small resort northeast of Bratislava, was one of Rubinstein's greatest triumphs and stands out even in his magical year of 1912. Despite making two quick draws at the end, he was still first by 2.5 points. The venue was Grand Hotel Royal in Pistyan, then part of Austria-Hungary, known today as Piestany in Slovakia. Photos: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/... and http://bedo.hu/kepek/adat/kepeslap/...

Pistyan, Austria-Hungary (Slovakia), 20 May - 11 June 1912

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 Rubinstein * 0 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 14.0 2 Spielmann 1 * ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 11.5 3 Marshall ½ ½ * ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 0 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 10.5 4 Schlechter ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 10.0 5 Duras 0 1 1 ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 0 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 10.0 6 Teichmann 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 10.0 7 Balla ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 1 * 0 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 9.5 8 Breyer 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 * 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 9.5 9 Alapin ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 * 1 ½ ½ 1 1 0 1 0 ½ 9.0 10 Sterk 0 0 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ ½ 1 0 1 1 ½ 9.0 11 Salwe 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1 1 ½ ½ 1 0 1 9.0 12 Lowcki 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 * ½ 0 1 1 1 1 8.0 13 Barasz 0 ½ 1 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ 1 0 6.0 14 Yates 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 1 ½ * ½ ½ 0 1 6.0 15 Hromadka 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 0 0 ½ * ½ 0 0 5.5 16 Cohn 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 5.5 17 Leonhardt 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 ½ * ½ 5.5 18 Johner 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 1 0 1 0 ½ * 4.5

Original collection: Game Collection: Bad Pistyan 1912, by User: Archives.

 page 2 of 7; games 26-50 of 153  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. Teichmann vs E Cohn  ½-½171912Bad PistyanC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
27. Yates vs P F Johner  1-0411912Bad PistyanC87 Ruy Lopez
28. Alapin vs Breyer  1-0611912Bad PistyanD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
29. Z von Balla vs M Lowcki  1-0401912Bad PistyanC12 French, McCutcheon
30. E Cohn vs Duras  ½-½311912Bad PistyanD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
31. Hromadka vs Spielmann ½-½271912Bad PistyanC29 Vienna Gambit
32. P F Johner vs Teichmann  ½-½461912Bad PistyanC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
33. Leonhardt vs Salwe 1-0461912Bad PistyanC49 Four Knights
34. Marshall vs Yates  ½-½231912Bad PistyanD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
35. Schlechter vs Rubinstein  ½-½181912Bad PistyanC01 French, Exchange
36. K Sterk vs Z Barasz  ½-½321912Bad PistyanC88 Ruy Lopez
37. Z Barasz vs E Cohn  ½-½191912Bad PistyanC87 Ruy Lopez
38. Breyer vs Leonhardt  1-0511912Bad PistyanC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
39. Duras vs P F Johner 1-0281912Bad PistyanC11 French
40. M Lowcki vs Alapin  ½-½571912Bad PistyanD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
41. Rubinstein vs K Sterk 1-0351912Bad PistyanC10 French
42. Salwe vs Hromadka  ½-½601912Bad PistyanD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
43. Spielmann vs Schlechter  ½-½261912Bad PistyanC11 French
44. Teichmann vs Marshall  ½-½301912Bad PistyanC42 Petrov Defense
45. Yates vs Z von Balla  ½-½461912Bad PistyanC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
46. Alapin vs Yates 1-0361912Bad PistyanC77 Ruy Lopez
47. Z von Balla vs Teichmann 1-0251912Bad PistyanC87 Ruy Lopez
48. Hromadka vs Breyer ½-½881912Bad PistyanA07 King's Indian Attack
49. P F Johner vs Z Barasz  1-0491912Bad PistyanC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
50. Leonhardt vs M Lowcki  0-1451912Bad PistyanB01 Scandinavian
 page 2 of 7; games 26-50 of 153  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-05-14  Karpova: The 'Pester Lloyd', 1912.05.19, page 10, has a news item of Saturday, May 18th, with the following information:

Arrival in Pistyan on May 18: Geza Maroczy (Hungary), Rubinstein (Russia), Schlechter (Vienna), Marschall (America) and Duras (Bohemia).

Arrival in Pistyan on May 19, morning: Alapin and Salwe (both Russia), Jades (Berlin; ? perhaps Yates is meant), Paul Johnson (America; ? perhaps Johner is meant), Prowka (Bohemia; ? perhaps Hromadka is meant), Leonhardt (Hamburg), Janowski (France), Lowozki (Leipzig) and 4 Hungarian participants: Balla, Barasz, Brejer and Forgacs.

Arrival in Pistyan on May 19, evening/night: Teichmann

The tournament directors are Arthur Havasi and Edmund Molnar of Budapest. The drawing of lots starts immediately after the opening of the tournament. Play from 0900-1200 and 1500-1600, except on Saturdays and Sundays. Twelve prizes will be awarded, from 3000 (1st) to 100 (last) <Kronen>.

It's interesting that Maroczy was announced but didn't participate, while Cohn is missing from the list. It seems likely that Cohn substituted Maroczy. But when did Maroczy dropout and why?

Mar-05-14  Karpova: Indeed, Dr. Emanuel Lasker (Berlin, May 23rd, 1912):

<Die Schachfreunde sind betrübt, daß Maroczy keinen Anteil nimmt. Man möchte gar zu gerne wieder Partien von ihm sehen, und man fragt sich erstaunt, was ihn veranlaßt, seine feine Klinge in der Scheide zu lassen. Es steht dringend zu hoffen, daß dies nicht für immer ist.>

(The chess friends are saddend by Maroczy not taking part. One would really want to see games by him again, and one asks oneself wonderingly, what induced him to keep his fine blade in the sheath. It's hoped for exigently that this won't be forever.)

Source: 'Pester Lloyd', 1912.05.26, page 12

Feb-07-16  TheFocus: "Maroczy's professional duties prevented his taking part in the tournament. Artur Havasi was the director of play. Dr. Fodor Koloman, M.P., presided at the preliminary meeting and delivered the address of welcome. Dr. Eduardo Weiss, Herr Havasi and the Messrs. Winter, of the Hotel Royal, were also speakers. The congress was held under the auspices of the Budapest Chess Club.

The twelve prizes announced in the official programme, issued by Geza Maroczy, manager of the Congress, comprised 3,000, 2,000, 1,400, 1,000, 750, 550, 400, 300, 250, 200, 150, and 100 crowns, respectively" - <American Chess Bulletin>, July 1912, pg. 148.

Jul-23-20
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <Karpova: ...Arrival in Pistyan on May 19: ..., Janowski (France)...>

Janowsky went all the way there but didn't play.

He must have been a very <Bad Pissed Jan>.

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