Monte Carlo chess tournament

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.

1901Edit

# Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Total
1   Dawid Janowski (France) * 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 ½ W 1 0 1 1 10.25
2   Carl Schlechter (Austria-Hungary) 0 * 0 W ½ 1 1 W 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 9.50
3   Theodor von Scheve (German Empire) 0 1 * 0 ½ 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 9.00
4   Mikhail Chigorin (Russian Empire) 0 L 1 * ½ 0 1 1 W ½ 1 1 1 1 9.00
5   Simon Alapin (Russian Empire) 1 ½ ½ ½ * ½ W ½ 0 1 1 ½ W 1 8.50
6   Jacques Mieses (German Empire) 0 0 0 1 ½ * 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 0 1 7.00
7   Joseph Henry Blackburne (United Kingdom) 0 0 0 0 L 1 * 0 1 1 L 1 1 1 6.50
8   Isidor Gunsberg (United Kingdom) 0 L 1 0 ½ ½ 1 * 0 W 0 ½ 1 1 6.50
9   Georg Marco (Austria-Hungary) 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) 1 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 * 1 W 4.25
13   Szymon Winawer (Russian Empire) 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):[1]

  • 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

1902Edit

# 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) * 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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.[2]

1903Edit

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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) ** ½½ ½1 01 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 20.0
2   Géza Maróczy (Austria-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) ½½ 00 ** ½½ ½1 ½1 01 ½0 11 11 11 17.0
5   Richard Teichmann (German Empire) ½½ 00 ½½ ** 10 ½½ ½1 10 01 11 11 11 16.5
6   Georg Marco (Austria-Hungary) 10 00 ½0 01 ** 11 ½1 ½0 11 11 15.5
7   Heinrich Wolf (Austria-Hungary) 00 10 ½½ ** 01 11 11 01 01 11 14.0
8   Jacques Mieses (German Empire) 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) 00 10 ½0 ½1 01 00 00 00 ** ½½ 11 10 11 10.5
11   James Mason (United States) 00 10 ½0 00 10 ½½ ** ½1 11 10.5
12   Adolf Albin (Austria-Hungary) 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

1904Edit

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

1904, Rice Gambit tournamentEdit

Also in 1904, a thematic tournament on the King's Gambit, Rice Gambit was held.[5]

# 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) 10 01 ½0 ** 10 5.0
5   Theodor von Scheve (German Empire) 10 10 ½0 01 ** 10 4.5
6   Leó Forgács (Austria-Hungary) 10 00 ½0 01 ** 3.0

1967Edit

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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) ½ x ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 6.5
3   Efim Geller (Soviet Union) 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) ½ 0 ½ 1 x ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 5.0
6   Svetozar Gligorić (Yugoslavia) 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

1968Edit

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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) ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 9
3-4   Vlastimil Hort (Czechoslovakia) ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 8.5
3-4   Vasily Smyslov (Soviet Union) } 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) 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) 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

1969Edit

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# Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
1   Vasily Smyslov (Soviet Union) * 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) 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) ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * 0 1 1 ½ ½ 5.5
8   Pal Benko (United States) 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) 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) 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 * 2

ReferencesEdit

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