Carl Schlechter Memorial Tournament

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Carl Schlechter Memorial Tournament (Carl-Schlechter-Gedenkturnier) is an irregularly scheduled chess competition initiated to honor the memory of leading Austrian chess master Carl Schlechter (1874–1918), who died as a result of privations suffered in the immediate aftermath of World War I.

As of 2008, seven Memorial Tournaments have taken place in Schlechter's native city of Vienna, with the first one, held from 15 November to 28 November 1923, organized and attended by twelve of Schlechter's colleagues. The winner was Savielly Tartakower, followed by Richard Réti, Rudolf Spielmann, Ernst Grünfeld, Lajos Steiner, Albert Becker, Karel Opočenský, Sándor Takács, Siegfried Reginald Wolf, Felix Fischer, Julius von Paray and Theodor Gruber.[1]

Winners[edit]

# Year Winner
1 1923  Savielly Tartakower (Poland)
2 1947  László Szabó (Hungary)
3 1949  Jan Foltys (Czechoslovakia)
 Stojan Puc (Yugoslavia)
4 1951  Moshe Czerniak (Israel)
5 1961  Yuri Averbakh (Soviet Union)
6 1971  Vlastimil Hort (Czechoslovakia)
7 1996  Ilya Balinov (Bulgaria)

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