San Remo 1930 chess tournament

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San Remo 1930 was the first international chess tournament held in the famous San Remo casino. Sixteen chess masters from Europe and the Americas, including the World Champion, played a round robin tournament from 16 January to 4 February 1930. The games were played in the casino during the day, and in the evening the playing hall was used for dancing.[1]

Alexander Alekhine dominated the field with a score of 14/15, 3½ points ahead of second place Aron Nimzowitsch, and winning the grand prize of 10,000 lire.[2]

The final standings and crosstable:[3]

San Remo 1930
# Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Total
1  Alexander Alekhine (France) x 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 14
2  Aron Nimzowitsch (Denmark) 0 x 0 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 10½
3  Akiba Rubinstein (Poland) 0 1 x 0 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 10
4  Efim Bogoljubow (Germany) ½ 0 1 x ½ 0 1 ½ 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1
5  Frederick Yates (England) 0 0 ½ ½ x ½ 1 1 ½ 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 9
6  Carl Ahues (Germany) 0 0 ½ 1 ½ x 1 ½ 1 0 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 1
7-8  Rudolf Spielmann (Austria) ½ ½ 1 0 0 0 x ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 0 8
7-8  Milan Vidmar (Yugoslavia) 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ x ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 8
9-10  Géza Maróczy (Hungary) 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ x ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1
9-10  Savielly Tartakower (Poland) 0 ½ 0 0 1 1 ½ ½ ½ x 0 0 1 ½ 1 1
11-12  Edgar Colle (Belgium) 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 ½ 1 x 0 ½ 1 0 ½
11-12  Hans Kmoch (Austria) 0 0 1 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 1 x ½ 0 1 1
13  José Joaquín Araiza (Mexico) 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ x ½ ½ 1
14  Mario Monticelli (Italy) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ x ½ ½ 4
15  Roberto Grau (Argentina) 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 1 0 ½ ½ x ½
16  Max Romih (Italy) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ x

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baden-Baden 1925, San Remo 1930, Bled 1931 and Moscow 1956". Endgame.nl. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  2. ^ "San Remo 1930". Chessgames.com. 1930-02-04. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  3. ^ "sanremo". Xoomer.alice.it. 2013-03-13. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 

Literature[edit]

  • Enrico Cecchelli (2006). Sanremo 1930: il torneo dei giganti. Edizioni Ediscere.