November 17, 2010
Austria: In Vienna, the Wiener Schachclub invited 5 players for a small tournament. Janowski and Wolf shared the first prize with 4,5-3,5. Schlechter followed with 4; Moroczy and v. Scheve 3,5-4,5.
France :The two games belonged to the telegraphic match between Paris and Vienna were declared draw.
Italy: The German master J. Mieses played in Milan against the best players of the city two simultaneous exhebition and scored 19 wins, 4 losses and 8 draws.
Monaco: the second tournament of Monte-Carlo is announced. The regulation includes the following: First draw get ¼ point and the game is replayed for ½ point. Thirty moves for 2 hours then 15 moves per hour.
USA: The match between Pillsbury and Barry has been cancelled. The reason was that prize fund was never found.
Pillbury was invited for an exhibition in Philadelphia. After 6 hours he scored 12 wins 2 losses and 3 draws.
Ausralia: First telegraphic match between South and West of Australia. The South won 6,5-3,5.
Sweden: The former Tidsskrift for Skak published in Copenhagen became the Tidskrift for Shach published in Stockholm.
Monaco: Despite the absence of Dr Lasker and Blackburne, all the best players of the world met in Monte Carlo for the second international tournament. Maroczy from Hungary finished first after losing only two games (Schlechter and Gunsberg) with the score of 14 ¾ and 22 games played. At the same time he cashed 5,000 FFr. Second very close, the American Pillsbury with 14 ½ and 3,000 FFr. Janowki from France finished 3 rd with 14 points. The Prince of Monaco, S.A.S. Dadian de Mingrelie gave a prize of 500 FFr to M. Maso for his game vs. Janowski.
France: After Monaco, The Russian master Chigorin stopped in Marseilles for a simultaneous and scored 16 wins, one loss and 2 draws.
Germany: M. Walter is champion of Berlin ahead of Wagner and Dr. Bruck.
New Zealand: Seven participants at the national championship. Mr. Brnes came out the winner with 5,5-0,5.
Russia: V. Stamm is the winner of the Rigaer Schachverien championship.
USA: The US team won the telegraphic match between USA and England 5,5-4,5. In top 2 board Pillsbury and Barry drew with Lawrence and Mason and on three Marshall lost to Atkins.
France: The chess monthly magazine La Strategie informed about the development of chess in Asia. In Constantinople and Beyrouth new clubs has been created. As well in Djibouti on the African coast.
England: 30th traditional match between Oxford and Cambridge. After four losses during the previous years Oxford managed to draw3,5-3,5. Since 1873 Cambridge is leading 19-9 and 2 draws.
Pillsbury was the guest of the London chess club to play blindfolds games against 16 of the best players of the club. The séance was stopped after 5 hours of play and the final scored was 7 wins 8 draws and one lost.
Russia: A royal consultation game was organized in Kiev between Princes Ourousoff, Dadian de Mingrelie and two good local players has been won by the royal team.
Holland: The chess statistics published in the Amsterdammer Weekblad shows results of the last 12 international tournaments made by the best 8 players of the world between themselves (draw = ½ point). Dr. Em Lasker won 29 lost 12 (70,7%); 2nd Pillsbury won 42 lost 34 (55,3%); 3rd Dr Tarrasch won 21,5 lost 17,5 (55,1%); 4th Maroczy won 28 lost 30 (48,3%); 5th Schlechter won 34 lost 37 (47,3%); 6th Janowski won 32,5 lost 36,5%; 7th Chigorin won 33 lost 44 (42,9%) and finally 8th Burn won 13,5 lost 21,5 (38,6%).
England: In London, the young US master F. Marshall won a match vs. Ward 4-2 and another one vs. Loman 4-2.
At Hasting, Pillsbury and Marshall played some exhibition and games against various local players. The Metropolitan CC from US beat the local club 8-6.
USA: Brooklyn beat Washington 8-4 in a telegraphic match.
France: For the first time at the cercle Philidor and in France, the American master Pillsbury gave a blindfold exhibition. As usual 16 games were played and the master won 10 drew 5 and lost 1. After the game a banquet was organized. The menu had some specialities with very appropriate names like: Potage Gambit St. Germain et Croute au pat…Saumon a la decouverte…Fillet du Cavalier ala Bourdonnais…Haricots vertmat a l etouffe…fromages simultanes…Roquefort et Echec double-crème.
Silbert won the handicap tournament at the café de la Regence, Paris.
Besnard u Temple won the championship of the cercle Philidor.
England: Loman won the Premier tourney of the Kent County Chess Association. Chapman is the champion of Kent.
Germany: At the Kerkau Café of Berlin, de Bardeleben won the tournament with 100% or 12-0!
Schlechter gave no chance to janowski in a mact he won 7,51,5.
Russia: In Petersburg, Chigorin and Lewin shared the first prizes of the city master tournament with 12-2. Znossko-Borowsky won a small tournament organized by H.E. Pierre de Sabourow .
USA: The first telegraphic match without cable was organized between two ships, the Philadelphia and the Campania somewhere middle of the ocean.
The Manhattan CC of New York won the 4th match vs. Franklin CC of Philadelphia 9-6.
Obituary: After a long illness, S. Sittenfeld died in Switzerland at the age of 37. His international chess carrier start when he was 20 when he drew a match vs. Taubenhaus. During 1892 in a first match he beat Janowski 9,5-7,5 then drew a second match against the same player3-3. A year ago he shared a first prize in Paris with Albin.
England: R. Mitchell with 10,5-0,5 won the Southern County chess championship.
France: At an auction in London, an old chess manuscript from the 13th century was sold for 800 Pounds or 22,000 FFr. Written in old French language the manuscript contain 220 chess problems.
Germany: Without Tarrasch, Schlechter and Maroczy, 18 top players met in hanover for the German Chess Association Congress. The Russian-French master D. Janowski took the first prize of 12,200 DM with an impressive 13,5—3,5 and no loss. Pillsbury finished second with 12-5, then Atkins 11,5; Mieses 11; Napier and Wolf 10. The unexpected deception of the American master Pillsbury could be done by the acceptance to play a blindfold simultaneous…during the tournament which took more than 11 hours! The score was 3 wins, 7 losses and 11 draws.
Fleischmann fro Budapest won the B tournament.
Dr. Em. Lasker visited Berlin and during a exhibition he scored 14 wins, 6 draws and 1 loss.
Holland: the German master J. Mieses gave few simultaneous exhibition in 5 Dutch cities. Out of 126 games he scored 89 wins, 14 losses and 23 draws.
Switzerland: Meyer and Muller are the winners of the 12th Swiss Society chess tournament
USA: The 7th American Congress has been postponed till 1904.
Austria: In Vienna, the American F. Marshall beat Teichmann 3,5-1,5
France: D. Janowski 4,5-1,5 won the master tournament at the café de la Regence. Taubehaus finishes second; then third Van Scheve 3-3 and finally Albin fourth with 1-5.
Germany: Pillsbury visited with success 6 clubs in Germany and Austria. During few exhibition he scored 54 wins, 13 draws and 13 .
In Berlin Wolff beat Kagan 4-1.
Holland: Dr. Olland beat B. Leussen 10-7.
USA: The World champion Dr. Em. Lasker played an exhibition against the strongest players of the Manhattan CC with a score of 14 wins, 8 draws and 3 losses. In three other exhibitions he scored 65 wins, 6 losses and 21 draws.
France: Second master tournament organized at the café de la Regence. Another triumph for D. Janowki who finished equal first with Taubenhaus 4,5-3,5.
England: At a friendly match, the club of Birmingham beat Bradford 17-14.
F. Marshall accepted a contact of a month to give lectures and exhibition in Bradford.
USA: The new chess magazines is announced: The American Chess Weekly published by E. Kemery.
Russia: The American Pillsbury is visiting in Moscow. Among many events the master gave a blindfold exhibition on 22 boards. After more than 10 hours the scored went to 4 wins, 3 losses and 7 draws. From Moscow the American went with other success to Berlin and Den Hague.
USA: Dr. Em. Lasker continues his US tour with Philadelphia where he scored 31 wins, 3 draws and 2 loss