New York International (1931) – xtab

Here is the Swiss xtab for the tournament, using the pgn <crawfb5> sent me (derived from <ChessBites>).

New York International
New York, Alamac Hotel (NYC), 1931.04.18 - 1931.05.03

                                Ti Age Nat    Score       1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9   10   11 
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 1: Capablanca, Jose Raul           42 CUB  10.0 / 11    6w+  3b+ 12b+ 10w+  7w+  4b+  5w=  9b+ 11b+  8w+  2b=  (+9 -0 =2)
 2: Kashdan, Isaac              gm  25 USA   8.5 / 11    8b=  9b+ 10w=  7w+  5b=  6w+ 11b+ 12w+  4w=  3b+  1w=  (+6 -0 =5)
 3: Kevitz, Alexander               28 USA   7.0 / 11   11w+  1w-  8b=  4b+  9w+  5b= 12w+  6b- 10b+  2w-  7b+  (+6 -3 =2)
 4: Kupchik, Abraham                39 USA   5.5 / 11   10w=  7b-  5w=  3w- 11b+  1w-  9b=  8b+  2b=  6b= 12w+  (+3 -3 =5)
 5: Steiner, Herman             im  26 USA   5.5 / 11    9w- 10b=  4b= 11w=  2w=  3w=  1b=  7b-  6b= 12w+  8b+  (+2 -2 =7)
 6: Horowitz, Israel Albert     im  23 USA   5.5 / 11    1b-  8w+  9b- 12b= 10b+  2b-  7w-  3w+  5w=  4w= 11w+  (+4 -4 =3)
 7: Santasiere, Anthony Edward      26 USA   5.0 / 11   12b+  4w+ 11w+  2b-  1b-  9w-  6b+  5w+  8w- 10b-  3w-  (+5 -6 =0)
 8: Turover, Isador Samuel          38 USA   4.5 / 11    2w=  6b-  3w=  9w+ 12b- 11w= 10b+  4w-  7b+  1b-  5w-  (+3 -5 =3)
 9: Lasker, Edward              im  45 USA   4.0 / 11    5b+  2w-  6w+  8b-  3b-  7b+  4w=  1w- 12w- 11b- 10w=  (+3 -6 =2)
10: Dake, Arthur William        gm  21 USA   4.0 / 11    4b=  5w=  2b=  1b-  6w- 12b+  8w- 11b-  3w-  7w+  9b=  (+2 -5 =4)
11: Marshall, Frank James           53 USA   4.0 / 11    3b- 12w+  7b-  5b=  4w-  8b=  2w- 10w+  1w-  9w+  6b-  (+3 -6 =2)
12: Fox, Maurice                    33 CAN   2.5 / 11    7w- 11b-  1w-  6w=  8w+ 10w-  3b-  2b-  9b+  5b-  4b-  (+2 -8 =1)
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66 games: +25 =18 -23

The table is automatically produced from SCID, then cut-and-pasted in above. So the usual cavaets apply – the titles and nationalities may not reflect the contemporaneous values of the player – and are merely indicative, not authoritative. However, the ages should be correct.

The bracket dates come from Sam Sloan’s write-up on Dake, as well as from data <Phony Benoni> provided on the bistro (see below). The tournament was held in the Alamac Hotel, which I added to the table by hand.

https://www.cardcow.com/images/set186/card00133_fr.jpgf

https://kevinspraggettonchess.wordpress.com/2010/11/17/curiosities-for-chess-addicts/ (Spaggett blog – not for the kiddies)

Note there is some final round controversy about the colors in the <Kashdan–Capablanca>, which <ChessBites> apparently gets wrong by assigning White to Capablanca. From the <CG> version of the game:

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1459208

Jun-12-10 BobCrisp: <The foregoing may be regarded as overwhelming evidence that Kashdan played White against Capablanca.>Chess Note 6615.
http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/…

<crawfb5> also discusses this in the Bistro. Winter mentions Blackstone finding the score in Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1931-06-04 p4, which I confirmed via the following online link:

http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/58262028/

1931-06-04 (Thu) - BDE - Capablanca clipping(Click to enlage)

Here are the round dates as provided by <Phony Benoni> (although I can’t help but mention that I’m a little suspicious of the double-day off stretch):

May-06-15
Premium Chessgames Member
Phony Benoni: <Zanzibar> The “New York times” has good reports on New York 1931. Here is the playing schedule:Round 1: Sat, 4/18
Round 2: Sun, 4/19
Adjournments: Mon, 4/20
Round 3: Tues, 4/21
Round 4: Wed, 4/22
Round 5: Thu, 4/23
Adjournments: Fri, 4/24
Round 6: Sat, 4/25
Round 7: Sun, 4/26
Adjournments: Mon, 4/27
Round 8: Tue, 4/28
Round 9: Wed, r/29
Adjournments: Thu, 4/30
Adjournments: Fri, 5/1
Round 10: Sat, 5/2
Round 11: Sun, 5/3One 5 hour session per day, starting at 2;00 PM on weekends and 7:00 PM on weekdays, probably to accommodate players with daytime jobs.I was just getting the round dates, but there is a lot of other detail available.

If we just had the time control information I would say the tournament was nicely roughed out, biographically speaking of course.

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