Monday, April 26, 2010

Cambridge Springs 1904

I just finished going through the games from Cambridge Springs 1904. Below is the cross-table for the event.

Cambridge Springs  1904

                                1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 
1   Marshall,Frank James        * ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1  13.0/15
2   Lasker,Emanuel              ½ * 1 ½ ½ 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1  11.0/15  76.75
3   Janowski,Dawid Markelowicz  0 0 * ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1  11.0/15  69.75
4   Marco,Georg                 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ 0 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1   9.0/15
5   Showalter,Jackson Whipps    0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 1 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1   8.5/15
6   Schlechter,Carl             0 1 0 ½ ½ * 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½   7.5/15  50.75
7   Chigorin,Mikhail            ½ 0 0 0 0 1 * ½ 1 0 1 1 ½ 1 0 1   7.5/15  48.75
8   Pillsbury,Harry Nelson      0 1 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ * 0 1 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 1   7.0/15  47.50
9   Mieses,Jacques              0 0 0 1 0 ½ 0 1 * 1 1 1 0 ½ 1 0   7.0/15  45.75
10  Fox,Albert Whiting          0 0 1 0 ½ 1 1 0 0 * 1 0 1 1 0 0   6.5/15  47.25
11  Teichmann,Richard           0 0 0 1 1 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 * 1 ½ 0 1 1   6.5/15  42.50
12  Napier,William Ewart        ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 * 0 1 1 ½   5.5/15  37.50
13  Lawrence,Thomas Francis     0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 1 0 ½ 1 * ½ 0 ½   5.5/15  35.50
14  Barry,John Finan            0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 1 0 ½ * 0 1   5.0/15  35.25
15  Hodges,Albert Beauregard    0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 1 0 0 1 1 * 0   5.0/15  32.25
16  Delmar,Eugene               0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 1 0 ½ ½ 0 1 *   4.5/15

The resort where they played reminds of this large wooden resort on Coronado Island in San Diego (http://hoteldel.com/). It is a shame that the owner died the following year, and his resort burned to the ground in 1931. I imagine they would have had some more great tournaments.

2 comments:

  1. Hi. You may be familiar with my CS1904 website (http://home.roadrunner.com/~etzel/cs1904.htm). On that site, I point out a number of errors in the gamescores that exist in various electronic databases. I was wondering if you encountered any such questionable moves as you played through the CS1904 games. I am always looking to scrub my master database of those games. -- Steve E

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  2. Hi Steve. Yes, I've been to your site a few times. :) It was the picture on your site of the resort that reminded me of the resort that is in San Diego that is a large wooden structure from probably the same time period.

    At the moment I can't recall if I grabbed the games straight out of the CB Megabase or if I grabbed them from somewhere else. I played through them at a very rapid pace to experiment with a method of training recently suggested by Jeremy Silman on chess.com of playing through a lot of master games at a really fast pace to just soak in a bunch of positions and moves. I don't recall any questionable moves popping up, but I was going through them so fast if one did pop up I probably looked at it and said 'huh??' and moved on.

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