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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 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 46  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Gruenfeld vs Janowski  0-1331926SemmeringD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Gilg vs Nimzowitsch 0-1241926SemmeringA81 Dutch
3. S Rosselli del Turco vs Spielmann 0-1431926SemmeringC28 Vienna Game
4. K Treybal vs Tartakower  0-1531926SemmeringB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
5. Alekhine vs Gilg 0-1671926SemmeringA52 Budapest Gambit
6. Kmoch vs Rubinstein 0-1371926SemmeringD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. S Rosselli del Turco vs Alekhine 0-1351926SemmeringA07 King's Indian Attack
8. Yates vs Nimzowitsch 0-1461926SemmeringC01 French, Exchange
9. W Michel vs Reti  0-1431926SemmeringE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
10. Janowski vs Tartakower 0-1331926SemmeringD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
11. J Davidson vs Alekhine 0-1521926SemmeringD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. Gilg vs J Davidson  0-1391926SemmeringE70 King's Indian
13. Kmoch vs Tarrasch  0-1561926SemmeringD02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Janowski vs Nimzowitsch 0-1311926SemmeringA45 Queen's Pawn Game
15. A Vajda vs K Treybal  0-1511926SemmeringD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. Rubinstein vs Alekhine 0-1291926SemmeringE16 Queen's Indian
17. Gruenfeld vs Tartakower 0-1411926SemmeringD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
18. Reti vs Vidmar 0-1331926SemmeringD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. S Rosselli del Turco vs Yates  0-1431926SemmeringC27 Vienna Game
20. Kmoch vs Reti 0-1321926SemmeringA52 Budapest Gambit
21. Yates vs K Treybal  0-1491926SemmeringC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
22. W Michel vs Alekhine  0-1321926SemmeringA47 Queen's Indian
23. Janowski vs Gilg  0-1531926SemmeringD02 Queen's Pawn Game
24. J Davidson vs Yates 0-1311926SemmeringE90 King's Indian
25. S Rosselli del Turco vs Janowski  0-1431926SemmeringA07 King's Indian Attack
 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 46  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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