chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

🏆
TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
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]
*

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
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 7 of 7; games 151-153 of 153  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
151. Leonhardt vs Hromadka 1-0311912Bad PistyanC50 Giuoco Piano
152. Marshall vs Spielmann  ½-½221912Bad PistyanD00 Queen's Pawn Game
153. Teichmann vs K Sterk  ½-½201912Bad PistyanD02 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 7 of 7; games 151-153 of 153  PGN Download
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2)  

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>.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.


NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific tournament only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC