Nuremberg (1883) – a first look and comparison

Nuremberg (1883) – 3e DSB Congress


19-player RR     July 16 – Jul 30, 1883  in Gesellschaftshaus des “Museum”, Königstraße 1, Nuremburg⁽¹⁾.

Time Control: 20 moves/hour⁽²⁾, sealed envelop adjournments.   Playing sessions: 8:30am – 12:30pm, 3pm-7pm (+ evenings?). 

Entrance Fee: 25ℳ       Prizes: 1200ℳ, 800, 500, 300, 200, (120, 100, 80, 70).

Prize Winners:  Winawer, Blackburne, Mason, Berger, v. Bardeleben, (Bird, Riemann), Schallopp, Schwarz.

Links:  Chessgames,   Wikipedia,  EDO chess,   Tournament Book,  O’Keefe


   (1) According to TB p21/40.
   (2) This tournament doesn’t seem to use the  dual combine chess clock which had been introduced shortly before in London (1883).

 

The DSB Congress reverted back to an accelerated schedule, after experimenting with the more standard one game/day that had been adopted in <Berlin (1881)>.  Thus, the time control was changed from 15 moves/hour back to the 20 moves/hour, and three games were to be finished every two days. Perhaps the chess suffered (certainly Paulsen’s did), but the tournament was completed in the slated two-week period.

Max Lange withdrew after the 14th round, and W. Paulsen forfeited his last round game against his brother. Bier also forfeited his last round to Mason. Besides these 7 forfeits, the other 164 games are all contained in the tournament book.

Here is the tournament book xtab, from TB p47/65:

TB - RR xtab - p47.65

Here is the Z-base xtab from the PGN to compare with the above:

Nuremberg (1883)
Nuremberg GER, 1883.07.16 - 1883.07.30
                             Age Nat    Score     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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 1: Bardeleben, Curt von      22 GER  11.0 / 18   X 1 1 0 = 1 1 0 1 1 = = 1 = 0 = 1 = 0  (+8 -4 =6)
 2: Berger, Johann Nepomuk    38 AUT  11.5 / 18   0 X 1 = = = 1 = 1 1 = = = = 1 = 1 1 0  (+7 -2 =9)
 3: Bier, Max                 29 GER   8.0 / 18   0 0 X 0 0 = 1 = 1 1 0 0 1 0 = 1 1 = 0  (+6 -8 =4)
 4: Bird, Henry Edward        53 ENG  10.5 / 18   1 = 1 X 0 = = 1 1 = 0 1 1 1 0 0 = 1 0  (+8 -5 =5)
 5: Blackburne, Joseph Henry  41 ENG  13.5 / 18   = = 1 1 X 1 1 1 1 = 0 = 1 1 0 = 1 1 1  (+11 -2 =5)
 6: Fritz, Alexander          26 GER   5.5 / 18   0 = = = 0 X 0 0 0 = 1 = 1 0 1 0 0 0 0  (+3 -10 =5)
 7: Gunsberg, Isidor          28 HUN   5.0 / 18   0 0 0 = 0 1 X 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 = 0 1  (+4 -12 =2)
 8: Hruby, Vincenz            26 AUT   9.0 / 18   1 = = 0 0 1 1 X 0 1 = = = 1 0 = = = 0  (+5 -5 =8)
 9: Lange, Max                50 GER   5.0 / 18   0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 X 1 0 0 0 = 0 = 0 0 0  (+4 -12 =2)
10: Leffmann, Karl            47 GER   4.0 / 18   0 0 0 = = = 0 0 0 X 0 1 0 0 0 = 0 = =  (+1 -11 =6)
11: Mason, James              33 ENG  12.0 / 18   = = 1 1 1 0 1 = 1 1 X 1 = = = 1 = = 0  (+8 -2 =8)
12: Paulsen, Louis            50 GER   8.0 / 18   = = 1 0 = = 1 = 1 0 0 X 1 0 0 = 0 1 0  (+5 -7 =6)
13: Paulsen, Wilfried         55 GER   6.5 / 18   0 = 0 0 0 0 0 = 1 1 = 0 X 0 1 1 = = 0  (+4 -9 =5)
14: Riemann, Fritz            24 GER  10.5 / 18   = = 1 0 0 1 1 0 = 1 = 1 1 X 1 = 0 = =  (+7 -4 =7)
15: Schallopp, Emil           39 GER  10.0 / 18   1 0 = 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 = 1 0 0 X 0 0 1 0  (+9 -7 =2)
16: Schottlaender, Arnold     29 GER   8.5 / 18   = = 0 1 = 1 1 = = = 0 = 0 = 1 X = 0 0  (+4 -5 =9)
17: Schwarz, Jacques          27 AUT   9.5 / 18   0 0 0 = 0 1 = = 1 1 = 1 = 1 1 = X = 0  (+6 -5 =7)
18: Weiss, Miksa              26 AUT   9.0 / 18   = 0 = 0 0 1 1 = 1 = = 0 = = 0 1 = X 1  (+5 -5 =8)
19: Winawer, Szymon           45 POL  14.0 / 18   1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 = 1 1 1 = 1 1 1 0 X  (+13 -3 =2)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
171 games: +63 =53 -55

Here is the CB xtab, also using Z-base. It uses stubs and lists the table using the more common standings sort order:

CB - RR xtab

 

This tournament is exceptional for its “congruence” between the online databases, since only two games differ between 365chess and CG. Here are my comparison notes:

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Nuremberg (1883)
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365 vs CG - i.e. 365 first, CG second (game headings from CG w Rnds/Dates)
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1883.07.16   C14  22     (R1)  1-0   Fritz -- Mason

Tpos 7.Bd3 b6 8.h4 Bb7 9.e5 Be7;   CG is wrong, uses Lasker's book.

TB G-2 p86/104

CG stands alone wrong...;   CB/NIC/365 all agree

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1883.07.26   B06  59     (R15)  0-1   Bird -- Blackburne

Move 26.Rcc1 vs 26.Rdc1;    CG is right, as in TB, obviously White
                            won't move up and down with the same piece.

TB G-134 p228/248

CG stands alone right...; CB/NIC/365 are all wrong with 26.Rcc1.

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