Z-Base — the first forty-one tournaments (H1-H38 + 3)

[Update – all fifty tournaments have been done, please see Reichhelm’s Fifty Tournament post] The goal is to eventually include all of Reichhelm’s fifty tournaments, but work is progressing a little slower than anticipated. But progress is being made, and that’s what counts… PGN:    Z-base v-03   (4295 games in 41 tournaments, 199 players, covering 1851-1893)…

London (1893) – Black & White – a first look

London (1893) –  Black & White⁽⁰⁾  6-player RR⁽¹⁾     Feb. 27th –  Mar. 3th, 1893    at Simpson’s Divan⁽²⁾, London ENG. Time Control⁽³⁾:    40 moves/2 hours then 20 moves/hour thereafter; sealed envelope adjournment.   Playing sessions⁽⁴⁾:   1 game/day,  2-6pm and 7:30-11pm sessions.  Entrance Fee⁽⁴⁾:   Invitational (sponsored by London Black and White journal).   Prizes⁽⁵⁾:   £30, 20, 10.…

Berlin (1890) – a first look, and a little Lasker controversy

Berlin (1890) –  1st Vereinigung Deutscher Schachmeister 9-player RR⁽¹⁾     July 20th –  26th, 1892    at Schillergarten, 20 Bellevue-strasse⁽²⁾, Dresden GER. Time Control⁽³⁾:    20 moves/hour, sealed envelope adjournment.   Playing sessions⁽⁴⁾:   2 games/day + 1 game/day,  10am- 2pm and 6-10pm sessions.                             …

Graz (1890) – a first look (aka – Lasker in the middle).

(Standard format omitted at the moment – please check back later…) Z-base tournament link: PGN It’s an important tournament in the emergence of the young Lasker onto the world of competitive chess. Not only a young Lasker, but it also marks the young Makovetz’s first win in a master-level tournament. Both players would go on…

Dresden (1892) – a first look

Dresden (1892) –  7th DSB Congress 17-player RR⁽¹⁾     July 18th –  29th, 1892    at Philharmonie Hall (4 Ferdinand Street), Dresden GER. Time Control⁽²⁾:    20 moves/hour, sealed envelope adjournment.   Playing sessions⁽³⁾:   2 games/day + 1 game/day,  9am- 1pm and 4-8pm sessions.                         …

Albin Aphorisms – Checkmate v2 (1902-03)

Two excerpts from the Canadian periodical – Checkmate v2 (1902-03) p197-8, p220, entitled “Albin’s Aphorisms” (click on any image to enlarge):   Albin’s Aphorisms. Four years ago Herr Albin, the well known Roumanian chess-player, published a little book which contained some personal recollections, a few of his games, and a collection of witty thoughts upon…

DSB 6e-8e Tournament Books – Breslau (1889), Dresden (1892), Kiel (1893)

Tournament Books (google drive links):   Kiel (1889),   Dresden (1892),   Kiel (1893) Backstory: One of the most useful pages on <CG> is Calli’s list of online tournament books, http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chesscollection?cid=1016522. From the tournament book introduction comes this: The books for Hamburg 1885 and Frankfort 1887 are bound into one book. Similarly, Breslau 1889, Dresden 1892 and Kiel…