Ostend 1907 chess tournament

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The tournament was divided into two sections: the Championship Tournament and the Masters' Tournament. The first section was for players who had previously won an international tournament.[1] The Championship Tournament took place in the Casino of Ostend from 16 May to 14 June 1907. Dawid Janowski, Siegbert Tarrasch, Carl Schlechter, and Frank Marshall had accepted the invitation for the tournament. Emanuel Lasker and Géza Maróczy declined and were replaced by Amos Burn and Mikhail Chigorin. The time restriction was 30 moves in two hours and 15 moves in one hour. Tarrasch won the golden medal and 2603½ francs. Schlechter became second and gained 2277½ francs.[2][3]

In the Ostend tournament of 1907 the term "grandmaster" (actually Großmeister in German) was used, so these players were described as grandmasters for the purposes of the tournament. After winning the tournament, Tarrasch was crowned the "World Champion Tournament Player" by the tournament organizers.[4] Lasker finally agreed to a title match in 1908, and beat Tarrasch convincingly (+8 –3 =5).

The Masters' Tournament was a twenty nine-player round-robin. It was played from 16 May to 25 June. Ossip Bernstein and Akiba Rubinstein ended equal as winners at Ostend B.[5]

Championship Tournament[edit]

# Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 Total wins
1  Siegbert Tarrasch (German Empire) / Germany xxxx ½½10 ½1½1 ½1½½ 1½10 1½01 12½
2  Carl Schlechter (Austria-Hungary) / Austria ½½01 xxxx 11½½ ½010 ½1½½ ½½11 12
3  Dawid Janowski (France) / Poland ½0½0 00½½ xxxx 1010 1111 11½1 11½
4  Frank Marshall (United States) ½0½½ ½101 0101 xxxx 0½11 ½½11 11½
5  Amos Burn (UK) / England 0½01 ½0½½ 0000 1½00 xxxx ½111 8
6  Mikhail Chigorin (Russian Empire) 0½10 ½½00 00½0 ½½00 ½000 xxxx

Masters' Tournament[edit]

# Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Total
1  Ossip Bernstein (Russian Empire)/ Ukraine * ½ 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 0 ½ ½ 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 19½
2  Akiba Rubinstein (Russian Empire)/ Poland ½ * ½ 1 ½ 0 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 19½
3  Jacques Mieses (German Empire)/ Germany 1 ½ * 1 0 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 19
4  Aron Nimzowitsch (Russian Empire)/ Latvia 0 0 0 * 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 19
5  Leo Forgacs (Austria-Hungary)/ Hungary ½ ½ 1 0 * ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 18½
6  Richard Teichmann (German Empire)/ Germany 0 1 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 1 0 1 0 ½ 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 18
7  Oldřich Duras (Austria-Hungary)/ Czechoslovakia 0 0 0 1 0 ½ * ½ 0 ½ 1 0 1 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 17½
8  Gersz Salwe (Russian Empire)/ Poland 0 0 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ * 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 0 0 0 1 17
9  Georg Marco (Austria-Hungary)/ Romania 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 * 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 0 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 16½
10  Walter John (German Empire)/ Poland ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 1 * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 16
11  Saviely Tartakower (Austria-Hungary)/ Poland 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 0 16
12  Eugene Znosko-Borovsky (Russian Empire)/ Russia 0 1 0 0 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 0 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 0 15
13  Erich Cohn (German Empire)/ Germany 1 0 1 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1 0 ½ 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 15
14  Rudolf Spielmann (Austria-Hungary)/ Austria ½ ½ 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 * ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 15
15  Joseph Henry Blackburne (United Kingdom)/ England ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 1 ½ * 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 0 14½
16  Julius Perlis (Austria-Hungary)/ Poland 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 0 * 0 0 ½ 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 13½
17  Rudolf Swiderski (German Empire)/ Germany 0 1 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 1 1 * 1 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 1 1 1 13
18  Georg Schories (German Empire)/ Germany 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 1 0 * 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 12½
19  Hugo Süchting (German Empire)/ Germany ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 * 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 12½
20  Moritz Billecard (France)/ France 0 0 1 ½ 0 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 * 1 ½ ½ 1 1 0 ½ 0 ½ 12
21  Wilhelm Cohn (German Empire)/ Germany 0 0 0 0 1 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 ½ 0 * 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 0 1 12
22  Paul Saladin Leonhardt (German Empire)/ Poland ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 * 0 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 11½
23  Theodor von Scheve (German Empire)/ Germany 1 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ 0 1 * ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 11
24  Johannes Metger (German Empire)/ Germany 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * 1 1 1 1 1 11
25  Hector William Shoosmith (United Kingdom)/ England 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 ½ 0 1 0 * ½ 1 0 1
26  Francis Lee (United Kingdom)/ England 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 ½ 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 1 0 0 0 0 ½ * ½ 1 1
27  Louis van Vliet (United Kingdom)/ Netherlands 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 ½ * 1 ½
28  Franz Jacob (German Empire)/ Germany 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 1 1 ½ ½ 0 1 0 0 * 1
29  James Mortimer (United Kingdom)/ United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 * 5

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