Stubbing American National (1913)

This tournament was nicely documented by <phony benoni>, whose trail I seem to be following (along with <TheFocus> and others). He documented a whole batch of missing games in the intro:

A number of games are missing:

Round 8: Rubinstein 1/2 Zapoleon, Stapfer 1 Morrison, Tennenwurzel 1/2 Liebenstein

Round 9: Liebenstein 0 Rubinstein; Stapfer 1/2 Tennenwurzel

Round 11: Kupchik 1/2 Stapfer, Morrison 0 Whitaker, Rubinstein 0 Chajes, Zapoleon 0 Liebenstein

Round 12: Janowski 1/2 Morrison; Kline 0 Liebenstein; Stapfer 1 Zapoleon; Whitaker 1 Tennenwurzel

Round 13: Kupchik 1/2 Chajes; Liebenstein 0 Stapfer; Morrison 1/2 Kline; Rubinstein 1 Whitaker; Zapoleon 1 Jaffe

Original collection: Game Collection: Second American National Tournament (NY 1913), by User: Phony Benoni

Now, I view the PGN as a kind of distillation of a well written introduction, but only if the so-called stub-games are included to record the results of missing games and/or forfeits, etc. Using <phony>’s list above I created stubs for the 18 missing games. That’s a lot of work, but far less than the effort to document them in the first place. And, in the second place, by including the stubs we now have encapsulated this effort in the very game data, forever self-contained in the PGN (so it’s valid even if one can’t access the internet, or, perish the thought, <CG> itself someday goes off-line).

Here is a quick recap of my work via python, showing the replication of the info from the intro:

>>> t
79947
>>> TN[t]
'American National (1913)'
>>> len([g for g in TG[t] if g.moves == 0])
18

>>> for g in [g for g in TG[t] if g.moves == 0]: g

01.29   (R8)    =    Rubinstein, Solomon     -- Zapoleon, Louis Bernard
01.29   (R8)   1-0   Stapfer, John Homer     -- Morrison, John Stuart
01.29   (R8)    =    Tennenwurzel, Edward    -- Liebenstein, Hermann

01.31   (R9)   0-1   Liebenstein, Hermann    -- Rubinstein, Solomon
01.31   (R9)    =    Stapfer, John Homer     -- Tennenwurzel, Edward

02.02   (R11)   =    Kupchik, Abraham        -- Stapfer, John Homer
02.02   (R11)  0-1   Morrison, John Stuart   -- Whitaker, Norman Tweed
02.02   (R11)  0-1   Rubinstein, Solomon     -- Chajes, Oscar
02.02   (R11)  0-1   Zapoleon, Louis Bernard -- Liebenstein, Hermann

02.04   (R12)   =    Janowski, David         -- Morrison, John Stuart
02.04   (R12)  0-1   Kline, Harry            -- Liebenstein, Hermann
02.04   (R12)  1-0   Stapfer, John Homer     -- Zapoleon, Louis Bernard
02.04   (R12)  1-0   Whitaker, Norman Tweed  -- Tennenwurzel, Edward

02.05   (R13)   =    Kupchik, Abraham        -- Chajes, Oscar
02.05   (R13)  0-1   Liebenstein, Hermann    -- Stapfer, John Homer
02.05   (R13)   =    Morrison, John Stuart   -- Kline, Harry
02.05   (R13)  1-0   Rubinstein, Solomon     -- Whitaker, Norman Tweed
02.05   (R13)  1-0   Zapoleon, Louis Bernard -- Jaffe, Charles

(I admit to adding a couple of line breaks by hand to the output above!)

I believe it matches 100% <Phony>’s list of missing games, down to each detail. So, not only do we have a list of the missing games, but the <SCID> xtabs now also match those given in the intro! In fact, using the crosstables allows another check of the <CG> games, to ensure all the results match up as expected. Which can be useful.

The two requirements for this level of accuracy are rather straight-forward, normalized data and accurate stubs. And viola-

American National
New York USA, 1913.01.19 - 1913.02.05
                             Ti Age Nat    Score     C M J J C S K T W R K M L Z
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 1: Capablanca, Jose Raul        24 CUB  11.0 / 13   X = 0 1 = 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1  (+10 -1 =2)
 2: Marshall, Frank James        35 USA  10.5 / 13   = X = = 1 = 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 =  (+8 -0 =5)
 3: Jaffe, Charles               33 USA   9.5 / 13   1 = X 1 1 1 1 = 1 0 1 = 1 0  (+8 -2 =3)
 4: Janowski, David              44 POL   9.0 / 13   0 = 0 X = = 1 1 1 1 1 = 1 1  (+7 -2 =4)
 5: Chajes, Oscar                39 USA   8.0 / 13   = 0 0 = X 1 = 1 0 1 1 = 1 1  (+6 -3 =4)
 6: Stapfer, John Homer                   8.0 / 13   0 = 0 = 0 X = = 1 1 1 1 1 1  (+6 -3 =4)
 7: Kupchik, Abraham             20 USA   6.5 / 13   0 0 0 0 = = X = 1 1 0 1 1 1  (+5 -5 =3)
 8: Tennenwurzel, Edward         34 USA   5.5 / 13   0 0 = 0 0 = = X 0 1 = 1 = 1  (+3 -5 =5)
 9: Whitaker, Norman Tweed   im  22 USA   5.5 / 13   0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 X 0 = 1 1 1  (+5 -7 =1)
10: Rubinstein, Solomon                   4.5 / 13   0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 X 0 1 1 =  (+4 -8 =1)
11: Kline, Harry                          4.5 / 13   0 0 0 0 0 0 1 = = 1 X = 0 1  (+3 -7 =3)
12: Morrison, John Stuart        23 CAN   4.0 / 13   0 0 = = = 0 0 0 0 0 = X 1 1  (+2 -7 =4)
13: Liebenstein, Hermann                  2.5 / 13   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 1 0 X 1  (+2 -10 =1)
14: Zapoleon, Louis Bernard               2.0 / 13   0 = 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 0 X  (+1 -10 =2)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
91 games: +41 =21 -29

Compare the RR to ‘s version:

                1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4
 1 Capablanca   * = 0 1 = 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1  11.0
 2 Marshall     = * = = 1 = 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 =  10.5
 3 Jaffe        1 = * 1 1 1 1 = 1 0 1 = 1 0   9.5
 4 Janowski     0 = 0 * = = 1 1 1 1 1 = 1 1   9.0
 5 Chajes       = 0 0 = * 1 = 1 0 1 1 = 1 1   8.0
 6 Stapfer      0 = 0 = 0 * = = 1 1 1 1 1 1   8.0
 7 Kupchik      0 0 0 0 = = * = 1 1 0 1 1 1   6.5
 8 Tennenwurzel 0 0 = 0 0 = = * 0 1 = 1 = 1   5.5
 9 Whitaker     0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 * 0 = 1 1 1   5.5
10 Rubinstein   0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 0 1 1 =   4.5
11 Kline        0 0 0 0 0 0 1 = = 1 * = 0 1   4.5
12 Morrison     0 0 = = = 0 0 0 0 0 = * 1 1   4.0
13 Liebenstein  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 1 0 * 1   2.5
14 Zapoleon     0 = 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 0 *   2.0

And even a valid Swiss:

American National
New York USA, 1913.01.19 - 1913.02.05
                             Ti Age Nat    Score       1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9   10   11   12   13 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 1: Capablanca, Jose Raul        24 CUB  11.0 / 13   13w+  9b+  4w+ 12b+  8w+ 10b+ 11b+  7w+ 14b+  5b+  3w-  6b=  2w=  (+10 -1 =2)
 2: Marshall, Frank James        35 USA  10.5 / 13    4b=  7w+ 14b= 13w+  5b=  3w=  6b+ 11w+  9w+ 12w+  8b+ 10w+  1b=  (+8 -0 =5)
 3: Jaffe, Charles               33 USA   9.5 / 13    8b= 13w+  5b+ 11w+  6w+  2b=  9w+  4b+ 12w= 10w-  1b+  7w+ 14b-  (+8 -2 =3)
 4: Janowski, David              44 POL   9.0 / 13    2w= 10w+  1b-  7w+ 14b+ 13w+  5b=  3w-  6b=  9b+ 11w+ 12w=  8b+  (+7 -2 =4)
 5: Stapfer, John Homer                   8.0 / 13   10b+ 11w+  3w-  6b-  2w=  9b+  4w= 12w+  8w=  1w-  7b= 14w+ 13b+  (+6 -3 =4)
 6: Chajes, Oscar                39 USA   8.0 / 13   12b= 14w+ 13b+  5w+  3b- 11w+  2w-  9b-  4w=  8w+ 10b+  1w=  7b=  (+6 -3 =4)
 7: Kupchik, Abraham             20 USA   6.5 / 13   14w+  2b-  9w+  4b- 12w+  8b= 10w+  1b- 11b- 13b+  5w=  3b-  6w=  (+5 -5 =3)
 8: Tennenwurzel, Edward         34 USA   5.5 / 13    3w= 12b+ 11b= 10w+  1b-  7w= 14b+ 13w=  5b=  6b-  2w-  9b-  4w-  (+3 -5 =5)
 9: Whitaker, Norman Tweed   im  22 USA   5.5 / 13   11w=  1w-  7b- 14w+ 13b+  5w-  3b-  6w+  2b-  4w- 12b+  8w+ 10b-  (+5 -7 =1)
10: Rubinstein, Solomon                   4.5 / 13    5w-  4b- 12w+  8b- 11b-  1w-  7b- 14w= 13b+  3b+  6w-  2b-  9w+  (+4 -8 =1)
11: Kline, Harry                          4.5 / 13    9b=  5b-  8w=  3b- 10w+  6b-  1w-  2b-  7w+ 14w+  4b- 13w- 12b=  (+3 -7 =3)
12: Morrison, John Stuart        23 CAN   4.0 / 13    6w=  8w- 10b-  1w-  7b- 14w+ 13b+  5b-  3b=  2b-  9w-  4b= 11w=  (+2 -7 =4)
13: Liebenstein, Hermann                  2.5 / 13    1b-  3b-  6w-  2b-  9w-  4b- 12w-  8b= 10w-  7w- 14b+ 11b+  5w-  (+2 -10 =1)
14: Zapoleon, Louis Bernard               2.0 / 13    7b-  6b-  2w=  9b-  4w- 12b-  8w- 10b=  1w- 11b- 13w-  5b-  3w+  (+1 -10 =2)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
91 games: +41 =21 -29

One nice thing about a Swiss vs RR, besides the fact it contains more information, is that one can visualize things a little easier – like Capablanca’s amazing run of 10-straight victories to start this tournament!

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