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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: Richard Teichmann

 page 1 of 1; 17 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Teichmann vs Duras  ½-½541912Bad PistyanC25 Vienna
2. Z Barasz vs Teichmann  0-1601912Bad PistyanC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. Teichmann vs E Cohn  ½-½171912Bad PistyanC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
4. P F Johner vs Teichmann  ½-½461912Bad PistyanC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
5. Teichmann vs Marshall  ½-½301912Bad PistyanC42 Petrov Defense
6. Z von Balla vs Teichmann 1-0251912Bad PistyanC87 Ruy Lopez
7. Teichmann vs Alapin  ½-½341912Bad PistyanC01 French, Exchange
8. Leonhardt vs Teichmann 0-1251912Bad PistyanC48 Four Knights
9. Teichmann vs Hromadka  ½-½191912Bad PistyanD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Schlechter vs Teichmann  ½-½271912Bad PistyanC46 Three Knights
11. Teichmann vs Rubinstein 0-1231912Bad PistyanC10 French
12. Spielmann vs Teichmann  ½-½141912Bad PistyanC46 Three Knights
13. Teichmann vs Salwe  1-0571912Bad PistyanC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. Breyer vs Teichmann  0-1281912Bad PistyanC46 Three Knights
15. Teichmann vs M Lowcki  ½-½201912Bad PistyanC01 French, Exchange
16. Yates vs Teichmann  0-1741912Bad PistyanB40 Sicilian
17. Teichmann vs K Sterk  ½-½201912Bad PistyanD02 Queen's Pawn Game
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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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