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COPENHAGEN 1923

Nimzowitsch had played little since the Great War. His first tournament success occurred in his new city, Copenhagen. Four masters and two Danes played double rounds from 3 until 14 iii 1923. We follow the games by Nimzowitsch. Nimzowitsch won with a fine score of 8/10. 

MARIENBAD 1925

A tournament was played in the luxurious health resort Marienbad from 20 v until 8 vi 1925. The event became a race between Rubinstein and Nimzowitsch. Eventually they shared the victory and scored 11/15. Marshall and Torre followed by one point. The event had a disappointing technical level. 

DRESDEN 1926

A big chess event was organised in Dresden from 4 until 14 iv 1926. The fiftieth anniversary of the local chess club was celebrated! Main contest was a master tournament, called the Paul Schellenberg Memorial. It became a race between the world championship’s candidates Nimzowitsch and Alekhine. Aaron triumphed. Some of his wins became classics. Rubinstein competed in the race until he was beaten by the top two. The fifth prize was won by the problem composer Von Holzhausen. We follow the games by Nimzowitsch and Alekhine.

 

Johner - Nimzowitsch (round two)

Black played 33. .. Bxh3!

Standing: Rubinstein, Sämisch, Tartakower, organiser, Blümisch, Steiner, Yates

Sitting: Nimzowitsch, Alekhine, organiser, Von Holzhausen, Johner

 

                 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0

1 Nimzowitsch    * ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1  8½

2 Alekhine       ½ * 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1  7

3 Rubinstein     0 0 * ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1  6½

4 Tartakower     0 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1  5

5 Von Holzhausen 0 ½ 0 ½ * 0 1 1 0 1  4

6 Johner         0 ½ 0 0 1 * 0 1 0 1  3½

7 Yates          0 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 * 0 1 0  3

8 Sämisch        0 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 * ½ 1  3

9 Blümich        0 0 0 0 1 1 0 ½ * 0  2½

10 Steiner       0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 *  2

 

HANNOVER 1926

When the chess club of Hannover existed fifty years, a master tournament was organised from 9 until viii 1926. Nimzowitsch and Rubinstein competed for the first place. Aaron won before Akiba. The prizes were given in Hotel Luisenhof. 

 

Kastens Hotel Luisenhof in Hannover

 

                 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1 Nimzowitsch    * ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1  6½

2 Rubinstein     ½ * 1 ½ 1 1 1 1  6

3 Von Holzhausen 0 0 * ½ 1 1 ½ 1  4

4 Sämisch        0 ½ ½ * ½ 0 ½ 1  3

5 Mieses         0 0 0 ½ * 1 ½ 1  3

6 Antze          0 0 0 1 0 * 1 ½  2½

7 Duhm           0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 * 0  1½

8 Von Gottschall 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 *  1½

KARLSBAD 1929

Twenty-two great masters played in the resort Karlsbad from 30 vii until 28 viii 1929. Only world champion Alekhine did not partake. The female world champion Vera Menchik did participate. Becker objected and was crushed by her in round three. Playing hall was the Kurhaus Hotel Imperial. The allowed time was 30 moves in two hours, followed by 15 in one hour. The first prize of 20,000 Kronen had an estimated value of £ 125.

Spielmann made a great start of 9/10. Capablanca joined the first place in round thirteen. Nimzowitsch took the sole lead in the last round. The games among the eight prize winners have been analysed. Two other encounters were added. 

 

              1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8    Others Total

1 Nimzowitsch * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1  5½  9½   15   I      20,000 Kronen

2 Becker      ½ * ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1  4½  7½   12   V-VII   5,000

3 Rubinstein  ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½  4   9½   13½  IV      8,000

4 Capablanca  ½ 1 ½ * 0 ½ ½ ½  3½ 11    14½  II/III 12,000

5 Spielmann   0 ½ 0 1 * ½ ½ ½  3  11½   14½  II/III 12,000

6 Vidmar      0 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1  3   9    12   V-VII   5,000

7 Bogoljubow  0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½  2½  9    11½  VIII    3,000

8 Euwe        0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ *  2  10    12   V-VII   5,000

 

Hotel Imperial lies in the hills of Karlsbad

Nimzowitsch, Stadtrat Tietz and Alekhine

 

Aaron expected to become challenger of the world champion and expressed his desire on his visiting cards. Unfortunately Alekhine crushed him in San Remo 1930 and Bled 1931. 

 

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