Monte Carlo chess tournament

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The Monte Carlo chess tournament was established in 1901. There were a series of very strong tournaments held in Monte Carlo, from 1901 to 1904, and again after a long break from 1967 to 1969.

1901[edit]

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# Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Total
1  Dawid Janowski (France)/ Poland * 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 ½ W 1 0 1 1 10.25
2  Carl Schlechter (Austria-Hungary)/ Austria 0 * 0 W ½ 1 1 W 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 9.50
3  Theodor von Scheve (German Empire)/ Germany 0 1 * 0 ½ 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 9.00
4  Mikhail Chigorin (Russian Empire)/ Russia 0 L 1 * ½ 0 1 1 W ½ 1 1 1 1 9.00
5  Simon Alapin (Russian Empire)/ Lithuania 1 ½ ½ ½ * ½ W ½ 0 1 1 ½ W 1 8.50
6  Jacques Mieses (German Empire)/ Germany 0 0 0 1 ½ * 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 0 1 7.00
7  Joseph Henry Blackburne (United Kingdom)/ England 0 0 0 0 L 1 * 0 1 1 L 1 1 1 6.50
8  Isidor Gunsberg (United Kingdom)/ Hungary 0 L 1 0 ½ ½ 1 * 0 W 0 ½ 1 1 6.50
9  Georg Marco (Austria-Hungary)/ Romania ½ 0 0 L 1 0 0 1 * L 1 ½ ½ 1 6.00
10  Frank James Marshall (United States) L ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 L W * 1 1 L 1 5.50
11  Arturo Reggio (Italy) 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 1 0 0 * 1 1 1 4.75
12  James Mason (United States)/ Ireland 1 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 * 1 W 4.25
13  Szymon Winawer (Russian Empire)/ Poland 0 0 ½ 0 L 1 0 0 ½ W 0 0 * 1 4.00
14  M. Didier (France) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 * 0.25

The notation and point count was as follows (drawn games were replayed):

  • W means ½ for the first, 1 the second game = 3/4 points
  • ½ means ½ for the first, ½ the second game = 1/2 points
  • L means ½ for the first, 0 the second game = 1/4 points

1902[edit]

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# Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Total
1  Géza Maróczy (Austria-Hungary)/ Hungary * 1 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 0 1 W ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 14.75
2  Harry Nelson Pillsbury (United States) 0 * 1 ½ 1 1 W L 1 W 1 1 1 1 L 1 1 0 1 1 14.50
3  Dawid Janowski (France)/ Poland ½ 0 * 1 0 1 1 W 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 W 1 1 14.00
4  Richard Teichmann (German Empire)/ Germany 0 ½ 0 * ½ 1 ½ 1 0 1 W 1 ½ W 1 1 1 W 1 1 13.25
5-7  Carl Schlechter (Austria-Hungary)/ Austria 1 0 1 ½ * 0 ½ 0 0 1 1 ½ W ½ ½ W 1 1 1 1 12.00
5-7  Siegbert Tarrasch (German Empire)/ Germany ½ 0 0 0 1 * 1 0 0 W ½ 1 1 ½ W 1 1 1 1 1 12.00
5-7  Heinrich Wolf (Austria-Hungary)/ Austria 0 L 0 ½ ½ 0 * 1 1 W L 0 1 1 1 W 1 1 1 1 12.00
8  Mikhail Chigorin (Russian Empire)/ Russia ½ W L 0 1 1 0 * 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 11.50
9  Frank James Marshall (United States) 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 * 0 1 0 1 L 0 1 1 W 1 1 11.00
10  Isidor Gunsberg (United Kingdom)/ Hungary 1 L 0 0 0 L L 0 1 * 1 ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 10.75
11  William Ewart Napier (United States)/ England 0 0 1 L 0 ½ W 1 0 0 * 1 L ½ 0 1 1 1 1 9.50
12  Jacques Mieses (German Empire)/ Germany L 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 1 ½ 0 * 0 1 1 W 1 L 1 1 9.25
13  James Mason (United States)/ Ireland ½ 0 1 ½ L 0 0 0 0 1 W 1 * 0 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 9.00
14  Adolf Albin (Austria-Hungary)/ Romania 0 0 0 L ½ ½ 0 0 W 0 W 0 1 * W 0 1 1 1 1 8.50
15  Georg Marco (Austria-Hungary)/ Romania 0 W 0 0 ½ L 0 0 1 0 ½ 0 ½ L * 0 1 1 1 1 7.75
16  Ignatz von Popiel (Austria-Hungary)/ Poland 0 0 0 0 L 0 L 1 0 ½ 1 L 0 1 1 * 0 1 0 1 7.25
17  Theodor von Scheve (German Empire)/ Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 * ½ ½ 1 5.00
18  Louis Eisenberg (Russian Empire)/ Ukraine 0 1 L L 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 W ½ 0 0 0 ½ * 1 0 4.50
19  Arturo Reggio (Italy) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 * 1 2.50
20  James Mortimer (England)/ United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 1.00

The notation and point count is the same as in 1901.

1903[edit]

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# Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Total
1  Siegbert Tarrasch (German Empire)/ Germany ** ½½ ½1 01 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 20.0
2  Géza Maróczy (Austria-Hungary)/ Hungary ½½ ** ½½ ½½ ½½ 11 01 11 01 01 11 11 11 11 19.0
3  Harry Nelson Pillsbury (United States) ½0 ½½ ** 11 11 01 ½1 11 11 18.5
4  Carl Schlechter (Austria-Hungary)/ Austria ½½ 00 ** ½½ ½1 ½1 01 ½0 11 11 11 17.0
5  Richard Teichmann (German Empire)/ Germany ½½ 00 ½½ ** 10 ½½ ½1 10 01 11 11 11 16.5
6  Georg Marco (Austria-Hungary)/ Romania 10 00 ½0 01 ** 11 ½1 ½0 11 11 15.5
7  Heinrich Wolf (Austria-Hungary)/ Austria 00 10 ½½ ** 01 11 11 01 01 11 14.0
8  Jacques Mieses (German Empire)/ Germany 00 00 10 ½0 00 10 ** 11 11 01 ½1 11 13.0
9  Frank James Marshall (United States) 00 10 10 ½0 00 ** 11 01 01 10 11 12.0
10  Jean Taubenhaus (France)/ Poland 00 10 ½0 ½1 01 00 00 00 ** ½½ 11 10 11 10.5
11  James Mason (United States)/ Ireland 00 10 ½0 00 10 ½½ ** ½1 11 10.5
12  Adolf Albin (Austria-Hungary)/ Romania 00 00 00 00 ½1 10 10 10 00 ½0 ** 11 8.0
13  Arturo Reggio (Italy) 00 00 00 00 00 00 10 ½0 01 01 ** 11 7.5
14  Colonel Moreau (France) 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ** 0.0

1904[edit]

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# Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
1  Géza Maróczy (Austria-Hungary)/ Hungary ** ½½ ½1 ½1 11 7.5
2  Carl Schlechter (Austria-Hungary)/ Austria ½½ ** ½½ ½½ 11 11 7.0
3  Frank James Marshall (United States) ½0 ½½ ** 11 6.5
4  Isidor Gunsberg (United Kingdom)/ Hungary ½½ ** ½1 4.0
5  Georg Marco (Austria-Hungary)/ Romania ½0 00 ** 3.0
6  Rudolf Swiderski (German Empire)/ Germany 00 00 00 ½0 ** 2.0

1904, Rice Gambit tournament[edit]

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# Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
1-2  Rudolf Swiderski (German Empire) ** 11 01 01 01 01 6.0
1-2  Frank James Marshall (United States) 00 ** 11 10 01 11 6.0
3  Jacques Mieses (German Empire) 10 00 ** ½1 ½1 ½1 5.5
4  Georg Marco (Austria-Hungary)/ Romania 10 01 ½0 ** 10 5.0
5  Theodor von Scheve (German Empire) 10 10 ½0 01 ** 10 4.5
6  Leó Forgács (Austria-Hungary)/ Hungary 10 00 ½0 01 ** 3.0

1967[edit]

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# Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total
1  Robert James Fischer (United States) x ½ 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 7.0
2  Vasily Smyslov (Soviet Union)/ Russia ½ x ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 6.5
3  Efim Geller (Soviet Union)/ Ukraine 1 ½ x 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 6.0
4  Bent Larsen (Denmark) 0 ½ 1 x 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 6.0
5  Aleksandar Matanović (Yugoslavia)/ Serbia ½ 0 ½ 1 x ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 5.0
6  Svetozar Gligorić (Yugoslavia)/ Serbia 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ x ½ ½ 1 1 4.5
7  William Lombardy (United States) 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ x 1 1 1 4.5
8  Győző Forintos (Hungary) 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 x 1 1 4.0
9  Guy Mazzoni (France) 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 x ½ 1.0
10  Volf Bergraser (France) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ x 0.5

1968[edit]

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# Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Total
1  Bent Larsen (Denmark) * ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 9.5
2  Mikhail Botvinnik (Soviet Union)/ Russia ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 9
3-4  Vlastimil Hort (Czechoslovakia)/ Czech Republic ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 8.5
3-4  Vasily Smyslov (Soviet Union)/ Russia ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 8.5
5  Robert Byrne (United States) 1 ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 8
6-8  Lajos Portisch (Hungary) ½ 0 0 ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 0 1 7.5
6-8  Florin Gheorghiu (Romania) 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 7.5
6-8  Pal Benko (United States)/ Hungary ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 7.5
9  Győző Forintos (Hungary) 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ 1 1 6.5
10-11  Mato Damjanović (Yugoslavia)/ Croatia 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ * 0 ½ 1 1 5.5
10-11  Wolfgang Uhlmann (East Germany) 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 * 0 1 1 5.5
12  Nikola Padevsky (Bulgaria) 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 * 1 ½ 5
13  Jean Claude Letzelter (France) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 * ½ 1.5
14  Sylvain Zinser (France) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ * 1

1969[edit]

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# Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
1  Vasily Smyslov (Soviet Union)/ Russia * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 8
2  Lajos Portisch (Hungary) ½ * 0 ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 8
3  Vlastimil Hort (Czechoslovakia)/ Czech Republic ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 7
4  William Lombardy (United States) ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 6.5
5  Lothar Schmid (Germany) 0 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 6.5
6  Florin Gheorghiu (Romania) 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 6
7  Nicolas Rossolimo (United States)/ France ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 1 1 ½ ½ 5.5
8  Pal Benko (United States)/ Hungary 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 * ½ 0 ½ 1 5
9  Rudolf Teschner (Germany) ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ * ½ 0 1 4.5
10  David Bronstein (Soviet Union)/ Ukraine 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 1 ½ * 1 ½ 4.5
11  Karoly Honfi (Hungary) ½ 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 0 * 0 2.5
12  Predrag Ostojić (Yugoslavia)/ Serbia 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 * 2

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