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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 7 of 7; games 151-153 of 153  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
151. Rubinstein vs Gruenfeld 1-0431926SemmeringD28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
152. K Treybal vs Kmoch  0-1681926SemmeringB03 Alekhine's Defense
153. Yates vs Tarrasch  ½-½531926SemmeringC77 Ruy Lopez
 page 7 of 7; games 151-153 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
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  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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