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🏆 Bad Pistyan (1912)

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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: Paul Leonhardt

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Schlechter vs Leonhardt 1-0421912Bad PistyanC28 Vienna Game
2. Leonhardt vs Rubinstein 0-1501912Bad PistyanC54 Giuoco Piano
3. Spielmann vs Leonhardt 1-0281912Bad PistyanC37 King's Gambit Accepted
4. Leonhardt vs Salwe 1-0461912Bad PistyanC49 Four Knights
5. Breyer vs Leonhardt  1-0511912Bad PistyanC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. Leonhardt vs M Lowcki  0-1451912Bad PistyanB01 Scandinavian
7. Yates vs Leonhardt  0-1531912Bad PistyanC78 Ruy Lopez
8. Leonhardt vs Teichmann 0-1251912Bad PistyanC48 Four Knights
9. Duras vs Leonhardt  1-0621912Bad PistyanC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
10. Leonhardt vs Z Barasz  0-1771912Bad PistyanC48 Four Knights
11. E Cohn vs Leonhardt  ½-½231912Bad PistyanC48 Four Knights
12. Leonhardt vs P F Johner  ½-½511912Bad PistyanC66 Ruy Lopez
13. Marshall vs Leonhardt 1-0321912Bad PistyanD02 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Leonhardt vs Z von Balla  ½-½271912Bad PistyanD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. Alapin vs Leonhardt 0-1481912Bad PistyanC77 Ruy Lopez
16. K Sterk vs Leonhardt 1-0171912Bad PistyanC88 Ruy Lopez
17. Leonhardt vs Hromadka 1-0311912Bad PistyanC50 Giuoco Piano
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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
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  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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