San Sebastián chess tournament

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

San Sebastián 1911Edit

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) 1 * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 9
3   Milan Vidmar (Austria-Hungary) 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) ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 0 ½
6   Carl Schlechter (Austria-Hungary) ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½
7   Aron Nimzowitsch (Russian Empire) 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1
8   Ossip Bernstein (Russian Empire) 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 ½ * 1 1 1 ½ 0 1 0 7
9   Rudolf Spielmann (Austria-Hungary) 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 * ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 7
10   Richard Teichmann (German Empire) ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 0 0 ½ * ½ 0 ½ 1 1
11   Géza Maróczy (Austria-Hungary) ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ * 1 ½ ½ 0 6
12   Dawid Janowski (France) 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 * 1 1 1 6
13   Amos Burn (United Kingdom) 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 * 0 ½ 5
14   Oldřich Duras (Austria-Hungary) ½ 0 0 1 1 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 * ½ 5
15   Paul Saladin Leonhardt (German Empire) 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 1912Edit

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) ** ½1 01 ½1 ½½ 01 11 ½½ ½1 ½- 12½
2   Aron Nimzowitsch (Russian Empire) ½0 ** 01 11 11 ½½ ½½ 11 ½- 12
3   Rudolf Spielmann (Austria-Hungary) 10 10 ** 10 ½1 ½½ ½1 ½½ 1- 12
4   Siegbert Tarrasch (German Empire) ½0 01 ** 11 01 ½0 ½½ 11 11 1- 11½
5   Julius Perlis (Austria-Hungary) 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) 10 00 ½½ ½1 ½0 ½0 ** ½½ ½1 01 ½-
8   Carl Schlechter (Austria-Hungary) 00 ½½ ½0 ½½ ½½ ½½ ** ½½ ½- 8
9   Richard Teichmann (German Empire) ½½ ½½ ½½ 00 ½½ ½½ ½0 ½½ ** ½½ ½- 8
10   Paul Saladin Leonhardt (German Empire) ½0 00 00 00 10 ½½ ** 1- 5
11   Leó Forgács (Austria-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]

ReferencesEdit

  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.