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: ... [more]
Player: Zsigmond Barasz
| page 1 of 1; 17 games
|1. Yates vs Z Barasz
|| ||½-½||42||1912||Bad Pistyan||C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|2. Z Barasz vs Teichmann
|| ||0-1||60||1912||Bad Pistyan||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|3. Duras vs Z Barasz
||1-0||30||1912||Bad Pistyan||C68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange|
|4. K Sterk vs Z Barasz
|| ||½-½||32||1912||Bad Pistyan||C88 Ruy Lopez|
|5. Z Barasz vs E Cohn
|| ||½-½||19||1912||Bad Pistyan||C87 Ruy Lopez|
|6. P F Johner vs Z Barasz
|| ||1-0||49||1912||Bad Pistyan||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|7. Z Barasz vs Marshall
||1-0||59||1912||Bad Pistyan||C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical|
|8. Z von Balla vs Z Barasz
|| ||½-½||26||1912||Bad Pistyan||C87 Ruy Lopez|
|9. Z Barasz vs Alapin
|| ||0-1||69||1912||Bad Pistyan||C14 French, Classical|
|10. Leonhardt vs Z Barasz
|| ||0-1||77||1912||Bad Pistyan||C48 Four Knights|
|11. Z Barasz vs Hromadka
|| ||1-0||61||1912||Bad Pistyan||C80 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|12. Schlechter vs Z Barasz
||1-0||49||1912||Bad Pistyan||D05 Queen's Pawn Game|
|13. Z Barasz vs Rubinstein
||0-1||56||1912||Bad Pistyan||C01 French, Exchange|
|14. Spielmann vs Z Barasz
||½-½||43||1912||Bad Pistyan||C41 Philidor Defense|
|15. Z Barasz vs Salwe
|| ||0-1||45||1912||Bad Pistyan||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|16. Breyer vs Z Barasz
|| ||1-0||64||1912||Bad Pistyan||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|17. Z Barasz vs M Lowcki
|| ||½-½||70||1912||Bad Pistyan||C74 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense|
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|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|| ||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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