San Sebastián chess tournament

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There were two important chess tournaments in San Sebastián, Spain, in 1911 and 1912.

San Sebastián 1911[edit]

The tournament was held from February 20 to March 17, 1911.[1] The event was organized by Jacques Mieses, who insisted that all of the expenses of the masters were paid.

# Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Total
1  José Raúl Capablanca (Cuba) * 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1
2  Akiba Rubinstein (Russian Empire)/ Poland 1 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 9
3  Milan Vidmar (Austria-Hungary)/ Slovenia ½ ½ * 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 9
4  Frank James Marshall (United States) ½ ½ 1 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 1
5  Siegbert Tarrasch (German Empire)/ Germany ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 0 ½
6  Carl Schlechter (Austria-Hungary)/ Austria ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½
7  Aron Nimzowitsch (Russian Empire)/ Latvia 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1
8  Ossip Bernstein (Russian Empire)/ Ukraine 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 ½ * 1 1 1 ½ 0 1 0 7
9  Rudolf Spielmann (Austria-Hungary)/ Austria 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 * ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 7
10  Richard Teichmann (German Empire)/ Germany ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 0 0 ½ * ½ 0 ½ 1 1
11  Géza Maróczy (Austria-Hungary)/ Hungary ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ * 1 ½ ½ 0 6
12  Dawid Janowski (France)/ Poland 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 * 1 1 1 6
13  Amos Burn (United Kingdom)/ England 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 * 0 ½ 5
14  Oldřich Duras (Austria-Hungary)/ Czech Republic ½ 0 0 1 1 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 * ½ 5
15  Paul Saladin Leonhardt (German Empire)/ Poland 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 0 0 1 0 ½ ½ * 4

The prizes were: first - 5000 Francs, second - 3000 Francs, third - 2000 Francs, fourth - 1500 Francs. Non-prize winners received 80-100 Francs per point. The brilliancy prize of 500 francs, sponsored by Baron Albert Salomon von Rothschild, was won by Capablanca for his game against Dr. Bernstein.[2]

San Sebastián 1912[edit]

The tournament was held from February 19 to March 23, 1912.[3] This tournament was one of five that Rubinstein won in a one year time span (San Sebastián, Breslau, Bad Pistyan, Warsaw, and Vilna).

# Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Total
1  Akiba Rubinstein (Russian Empire)/ Poland ** ½1 01 ½1 ½½ 01 11 ½½ ½1 ½- 12½
2  Aron Nimzowitsch (Russian Empire)/ Latvia ½0 ** 01 11 11 ½½ ½½ 11 ½- 12
3  Rudolf Spielmann (Austria-Hungary)/ Austria 10 10 ** 10 ½1 ½½ ½1 ½½ 1- 12
4  Siegbert Tarrasch (German Empire)/ Germany ½0 01 ** 11 01 ½0 ½½ 11 11 1- 11½
5  Julius Perlis (Austria-Hungary)/ Poland ½½ 00 ** ½1 ½½ ½½ ½- 10
6  Frank James Marshall (United States) 00 ½0 10 ** ½1 ½½ 11 1-
7  Oldřich Duras (Austria-Hungary)/ Czech Republic 10 00 ½½ ½1 ½0 ½0 ** ½½ ½1 01 ½-
8  Carl Schlechter (Austria-Hungary)/ Austria 00 ½½ ½0 ½½ ½½ ½½ ** ½½ ½- 8
9  Richard Teichmann (German Empire)/ Germany ½½ ½½ ½½ 00 ½½ ½½ ½0 ½½ ** ½½ ½- 8
10  Paul Saladin Leonhardt (German Empire)/ Poland ½0 00 00 00 10 ½½ ** 1- 5
11  Leó Forgács (Austria-Hungary)/ Hungary ½- ½- 0- 0- ½- 0- ½- ½- ½- 0- ** 3

Forgacs only played the first half tournament and forfeited his last ten games.

The prizes were: first - 5000 Francs, second - 3000 Francs, third - 2000 Francs, fourth - 1500 Francs. Non-prize winners received 100 Francs per point.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ssebastian". Xoomer.alice.it. 2013-03-13. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
  2. ^ http://nimzowitsch.com/Tourn_and_Match/sanseb11.htm
  3. ^ "sseb12". Xoomer.alice.it. Retrieved 2014-02-01.
  4. ^ "San Sebastian 1912". Chessgames.com. 1912-03-23. Retrieved 2014-02-01.