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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 44  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Spielmann vs Gilg  ½-½391926SemmeringB44 Sicilian
2. W Michel vs A Vajda  ½-½531926SemmeringA46 Queen's Pawn Game
3. Tarrasch vs Rubinstein  ½-½241926SemmeringD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. J Davidson vs Reti  ½-½551926SemmeringA47 Queen's Indian
5. W Michel vs Gruenfeld  ½-½301926SemmeringA50 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Rubinstein vs Vidmar ½-½711926SemmeringE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
7. A Vajda vs Alekhine  ½-½391926SemmeringC77 Ruy Lopez
8. Yates vs Kmoch  ½-½511926SemmeringB02 Alekhine's Defense
9. Gruenfeld vs A Vajda  ½-½441926SemmeringA81 Dutch
10. Reti vs Yates ½-½661926SemmeringA05 Reti Opening
11. K Treybal vs Nimzowitsch ½-½381926SemmeringB10 Caro-Kann
12. Yates vs Tartakower  ½-½451926SemmeringB15 Caro-Kann
13. A Vajda vs Gilg  ½-½321926SemmeringB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
14. W Michel vs Vidmar  ½-½401926SemmeringE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
15. J Davidson vs Spielmann  ½-½311926SemmeringD02 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Kmoch vs W Michel  ½-½251926SemmeringA47 Queen's Indian
17. Nimzowitsch vs J Davidson  ½-½671926SemmeringA15 English
18. Tartakower vs Rubinstein ½-½521926SemmeringC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
19. Vidmar vs Gruenfeld  ½-½301926SemmeringD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. S Rosselli del Turco vs K Treybal  ½-½301926SemmeringD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. Vidmar vs A Vajda  ½-½381926SemmeringD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. Yates vs Gilg  ½-½301926SemmeringB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
23. Vidmar vs Kmoch  ½-½301926SemmeringE12 Queen's Indian
24. W Michel vs Spielmann ½-½551926SemmeringA43 Old Benoni
25. Alekhine vs Janowski ½-½1031926SemmeringD28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
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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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