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Kolisch Memorial Tournament

Max Weiss11/15(+7 -0 =8)[games]
Johann Hermann Bauer10/15(+8 -3 =4)[games]
Bernhard Fleissig10/15(+8 -3 =4)[games]
Berthold Englisch8.5/15(+5 -3 =7)[games]
Adolf Csank7/15(+4 -5 =6)[games]
Georg Marco6/15(+5 -8 =2)[games]
Jacques Schwarz6/15(+4 -7 =4)[games]
Adolf Albin4/15(+2 -9 =4)[games]
Joseph Holzwarth1.5/8(+1 -6 =1)[games]
Philipp Meitner0/3(+0 -3 =0)[games]
Ignatz von Popiel0/4(+0 -4 =0)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Kolisch Memorial (1890)

Played in the Vienna Chess Club rooms in the memory of Ignatz von Kolisch, at Vienna, Austria-Hungary (Austria) from January 5 to April 27. Meitner withdrew after the third round; von Popiel withdrew after the fourth round; and Holzwarth withdrew after the 14th round, two of in which he had byes. His games against Weiss, Round 12; Marco, Round 13, and Csank, Round 14, are not counted in the final score.

1 Weiss XX == == 1= 1= 11 == 11 1- 11 2 Bauer == XX =1 0= 01 10 11 11 1- 10 3 Fleissig == =0 XX 1= 11 10 01 11 1- 10 4 Englisch 0= 1= 0= XX == 01 1= =1 1- 8.5 5 Csank 0= 10 00 == XX 1= 01 =1 =- 7 6 Marco 00 01 01 10 0= XX 11 0= 0- 6 7 Schwarz == 00 10 0= 10 00 XX =1 1- 6 8 Albin 00 00 00 =0 =0 1= =0 XX 1- 4 9 Holzwarth 0- 0- 0- 0- =- 1- 0- 0- XX 1.5

Playoff match for 2nd place:

Bauer 1 1 2 Fleissig 0 0 0

Playoff match for 6th place:

Marco = = 1 Schwarz = = 1

The game score for Englisch - Marco, Round 6, is the only one missing from the tournament book.

Based on an original collection by User: TheFocus.

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 77  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Weiss vs Englisch 1-0541890Kolisch MemorialC77 Ruy Lopez
2. Csank vs J Schwarz  0-1581890Kolisch MemorialB40 Sicilian
3. Albin vs Von Popiel 1-0211890Kolisch MemorialC27 Vienna Game
4. J Holzwarth vs Meitner  1-0631890Kolisch MemorialC22 Center Game
5. B Fleissig vs G Marco 1-0361890Kolisch MemorialC25 Vienna
6. J Schwarz vs B Fleissig 1-0411890Kolisch MemorialC49 Four Knights
7. Von Popiel vs Csank  0-1441890Kolisch MemorialC13 French
8. J Bauer vs M Weiss ½-½401890Kolisch MemorialC77 Ruy Lopez
9. Englisch vs J Holzwarth 1-0301890Kolisch MemorialD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Meitner vs Albin 0-1411890Kolisch MemorialC10 French
11. G Marco vs J Schwarz 1-0701890Kolisch MemorialD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Albin vs Englisch ½-½531890Kolisch MemorialC51 Evans Gambit
13. Csank vs Meitner 1-0441890Kolisch MemorialC77 Ruy Lopez
14. B Fleissig vs Von Popiel  1-0461890Kolisch MemorialC42 Petrov Defense
15. J Holzwarth vs J Bauer  0-1471890Kolisch MemorialA53 Old Indian
16. Von Popiel vs G Marco  0-1301890Kolisch MemorialD01 Richter-Veresov Attack
17. J Bauer vs Albin 1-0511890Kolisch MemorialA00 Uncommon Opening
18. Englisch vs Csank ½-½181890Kolisch MemorialD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. M Weiss vs J Holzwarth 1-0471890Kolisch MemorialC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
20. Albin vs M Weiss 0-1751890Kolisch MemorialC29 Vienna Gambit
21. B Fleissig vs Englisch 1-0181890Kolisch MemorialC78 Ruy Lopez
22. Csank vs J Bauer  1-0801890Kolisch MemorialC49 Four Knights
23. J Holzwarth vs Albin 0-1281890Kolisch MemorialD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. J Bauer vs B Fleissig ½-½541890Kolisch MemorialC77 Ruy Lopez
25. M Weiss vs Csank 1-0241890Kolisch MemorialC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 77  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-10-14  Karpova: Prizes: Weiss 1,000; Bauer 700; Fleissig 500; Englisch 400; Csank 300; Marco and Schwarz shared 200+100.

Prior to the start of the tournament, Leopold Trebitsch bet that Weiss would not lose a single game.

After a good start, Bauer became ill and had a hard time outflanking Fleissig to reach 2nd place.

Regarding the Intro <The game-score for Englisch - Marco, round 6, is the only one missing from the tournament book.>, my source says that Englisch was prevented from playing one game against Marco (<Es muss aber berĆ¼cksichtigt werden, dass Herr Englisch verhindert war, eine Partie gegen Marco zu spielen [...].>) meaning that the game was never played and Marco won on forfeit (the cross table on p. 148 gives <0 1> for Englisch versus Marco, unlike Holwarth who withdrew and whose games afterwards were shown as <..>, perhaps because the games didn't count towards the final standings.).

One of Csank's games lasted 3 days. Furthermore, he had won 3 games against players who withdrew from the tournament, so that these wins didn't count.

They believe that Jacques Schwarz underestimates his opponents often, and that's why he scored only 6 points.

Source: 'Deutsches Wochenschach', 4 May 1890, issue 18, p. 149

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