Berlin 1897 (7)




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
Charousek, Rezső    2634 (35) 13.5 / 18 
Walbrodt, Carl    2539 (33) 11 / 16 
Blackburne, Joseph    2546 (35) 11 / 17 
Janowsky, Dawid    2604 (33) 11.5 / 18 
Burn, Amos    2561 (34) 10 / 17 
Schlechter, Carl    2578 (33) 10.5 / 18 
Marco, Georg    2525 (32) 10.5 / 18 
Alapin, Semyon    2543 (40) 9.5 / 17 
Caro, Horatio    2454 (37) 8 / 16 
Chigorin, Mikhail    2591 (32) 8.5 / 17 
Schiffers, Emanuel    2498 (32) 8 / 17 
Metger, Johannes    2433 (47) 7 / 17 
Cohn, Wilhelm    2462 (36) 7.5 / 18 
Winawer, Szymon    2457 (40) 7.5 / 18 
Süchting, Hugo    2392 (42) 7 / 18 
Teichmann, Richard    2487 (36) 6.5 / 17 
Englisch, Berthold    2537 (49) 5.5 / 10 
Zinkl, Adolf    2365 (35) 4.5 / 17 
Albin, Adolf    2340 (36) 2 / 15 
von Bardeleben, Curt    2510 (48) 0.5 /
 
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Berliner Schachgesellschaft 70th Anniversary Congress - Meisterturnier
Place: Berlin
Start date: 12 Sep. 1897
End date: 5 Oct. 1897
 
Notes:
Di Felice and Forster indicate that Zinkl's win over Englisch was by forfeit. Feenstra Kuiper, Gaige and the Berlin Schachverband website show it as a genuine win, not a forfeit. Harding says that Englisch withdrew after 11 rounds, which is consistent with Di Felice and Forster if his defaulted win against von Bardeleben is counted as a round. Forster also claims that the wins by Schiffers over Alapin and Suchting over Albin were actually played, whereas Feenstra Kuiper, Gaige and Di Felice show them as default wins. I have used Forster's version. La Grande Storia degli Scacchi lists official results without indicating which wins were by forfeit, but notes that von Bardeleben withdrew after playing only Metger, as is also shown by Forster. Harding and Forster say that Albin defaulted three rounds, but Gaige and Di Felice indicate that he defaulted four. Feenstra Kuiper (p.210) says that Albin defaulted 2, but in the crosstable (p.44) shows him as defaulting four. The Berlin Schachverband website gives start date 13 Sept. 1897. Forster, Gaige, Di Felice and Feenstra Kuiper give start date 12 Sept. 1897. Feenstra Kuiper and the Berlin Scachverband website give end date 4 Oct. 1897. Forster, Gaige and Di Felice give end date 5 Oct. 1897.
 
References
Books
   Adams, Mikhail Chigorin, page 34
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 175
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachturniere, page 44, 210
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 549
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 113
   Goldman, Carl Schlechter!, page 117
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 367
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 145
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 230
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [Blackburne: more about the book]
   Harding, Tim.  [Kibitzer Turns the Clock Back]
   Hoppe, Frank.  [Internationales Turnier Berlin 1897]
   Sericano, C.  [Berlino 1897]

Tournament information updated: 19 Aug. 2022