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Rudolf Spielmann vs Milan Vidmar
Semmering (1926), Semmering AUT, rd 11, Mar-21
Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. Main Line (C29)  ·  1-0



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Feb-21-03  kostich in time: Spiellman beat Vidmar like a child..This is particularly remarkable, as Vidmar was in terrific form at Semmering(But Spiellman did win the tournament, so he was probably in better form).Wellmuth includes the game in the Golden Treasury of Chess, even though it isnt particularly.."brilliant"in terms of sparkling sacrifices, etc.Perhaps its just because Spiellmans win is so rapid and drastic.Interestingly, there is not a single Vidmar win in the whole Golden Treasury..Ican think of at least ten that could be put ina Silver treasury:)
Jan-11-04  popski: Show us Silver treasury!
Apr-08-05  Whitehat1963: What's the finish?
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: 19...Rxe7 20 Qxg5+ winning material.
Apr-08-05  Whitehat1963: Thanks! Couldn't find it.
Feb-23-06  Daodejing: Here is a photo of the participants of Semmering 1926:

1. Spielmann, R. 13
2. Alekhine, A. 12.5
3. Vidmar, M. 12
4. Nimzowitsch, A. 11.5
5. Tartakower, S. 11.5
6. Rubinstein, A. 10
7. Tarrasch, S. 10
8. Reti, R. 9.5
9. Gruenfeld, E. 9
10. Janowski, D. 8.5
11. Treybal, K. 8
12. Vajda, A. 7.5
13. Yates, F. 7
14. Gilg, K. 6
15. Kmoch, H. 6
16. Davidson, J. 5.5
17. Michel, W. 4.5
18. Rosselli del Turco, S. 1

Oct-12-09  Egghead: Edward Winter says that Spielmann nominated this as his own best game in Marshall's book Chess Masterpieces (1928).
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  jessicafischerqueen: "Spielmann's choice"
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  perfidious: Link to the image with the players at Semmering:

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  keypusher: < perfidious: Link to the image with the players at Semmering:

Does Nimzowitsch <ever> look at the camera? Though a lot of them aren't, in that photo.

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  Pawn and Two: <perfidious & keypusher> Unfortunately, Janowski and Rosselli del Turco, did not get included in the tournament group photo.

Several years ago, Dale Brandreth, penned a little note to me on a chess book order invoice, that Semmering 1926, was on his list of tournament books to be published. He indicated that work was in progress regarding the book, so I was hopeful we would soon be seeing that publication. Does anyone know anything more about that publication, or any other uncompleted book of Dale Brandreth's.

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