New York 1927 chess tournament

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The New York 1927 chess tournament was an elite chess tournament held in New York City from February 19 to March 23, 1927. Play was held in the magnificent surroundings of the Trade Banquet Hall of the Hotel, Manhattan Square. Julius Finn was the president of the event. The prizes were on a lavish scale: $2,000 for the winner, $1,500 for second place, and $1,000 for third place. Non-prize-winners received $50 for each game won and $25 for each draw.[1]

Capablanca was in superb form and won easily. He also won the $125 First Brilliancy Prize. Alekhine finished second. Later that year, the two played a match for the World Championship, in which Alekhine defeated Capablanca (see World Chess Championship 1927).

The event was a quadruple round-robin tournament. The results and standings are:

# Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total
1  José Raúl Capablanca (Cuba) **** 1½½½ 1½1½ ½½1½ ½½1½ 11½1 14
2  Alexander Alekhine (France) 0½½½ **** ½01½ ½½½½ 1½½1 ½1½1 11½
3  Aron Nimzowitsch (Denmark) 0½0½ ½10½ **** ½100 ½1½1 ½11½ 10½
4  Milan Vidmar (Kingdom of Yugoslavia) ½½0½ ½½½½ ½011 **** ½½½½ ½½10 10
5  Rudolf Spielmann (Austria) ½½0½ 0½½0 ½0½0 ½½½½ **** ½½1½ 8
6  Frank Marshall (United States) 00½0 ½0½0 ½00½ ½½01 ½½0½ **** 6

Literature[edit]

  • Alekhine, Alexander: International Chess Tournament New York 1927, Dallas, Chess Digest 1972

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