New York – Manhattan CC hexangular (1900) — briefly


New York – Manhattan CC hexangular (1900)        6-RR2      Oct 22, 1900  –  Nov. 13, 1900


PGN download:       link

EDO chess:             New York 1900 (5)       (corrections: CG link)

O’Keefe Timeline:    link   (unfortunately, the BDE coverage is currently missing).

Schedule:      3 rounds/week – Tue, Thu, Sat  (6:30pm weekdays, 2pm weekend)
                      (Mondays typically were used for finishing adjournments)

Time control:  35 moves/2hr + 20/hr  thereafter  (see BDE 1900.10.23 p16)

Prizes:  1. Lipschuetz ($250), 2. Showalter ($150), 3. Hodges ($100)   (see BDE 1900.11.14 p14)

Note: According to Davies, MCC provided $200, and the entrance fee was $50 / player, making the full account of the prize amount.  This needs confirmation (see here NYTrib 1900.10.23 p4 for entrance fee), e.g. see BDE 1900.10.02 p17.



Normally I like to do a more thorough job in describing tournaments. But that requires a lot of time, and there are so many tournaments which need attention. Let’s briefly describe the tournament:

This tournament was sponsored by the Manhattan Chess Club in late 1900, a year which saw the club sponsor many extra events besides their annual championship. This was perhaps the culmination of those extra events (which including various matches). The total prize money to be awarded was $400 ($500), and some of strongest national talent was invited. Kemeny of Philadelphia was unavailable, and his place was taken by D. G. Baird of Manhattan. Showalter came from Georgetown, KY, and the other players were from NYC (Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island – see BDE 1900-10-12 p17).

The match was originally scheduled for Oct. 15, but actually began a week later, with a special early game on Oct. 22. I believe the delay was to accommodate Showalter (see BDE 1900-10-18 p16). The playing schedule was three games / week (Tues, Thur, and Sat), lasting for 10 rounds in a six-player double round robin.

The tournament was denoted as the “six cornered tournament” in most of the press coverage – but to be consistent with other tournaments, it’s denoted as a hexangular tournament here. With the exception of Lipschutz, all the players were to play on the American team in the upcoming international cable tournament.

This tournament is notable for Marshall’s disappointing play, as he finished in the very unfamiliar spot of last place.

The repeated setbacks experienced by Marshall in the Manhattan Chess Club’s six cornered tournament have so unstrung the Brooklynite’s nerves that he is no longer able to do himself justice, and is now completely out of the running, so far as the first or second prizes are concerned. This as a great disappointment to his friends, who expected him, after his great work at Paris, to have but little trouble in landing one or the other. […]

BDE 1900-11-09 p17

For an even more scorching review see Phrady’s commentary: BDE 1900.11.11 p12.

On to the prizes and xtabs:

(BDE 1900.11.14 p14)

 

(BDE 1900.11.14 p14)

Of Lipschuetz’s first place Davies has this to say:

Lipschütz had played well and, arguably, produced his finest performance in his last tournament. …
In the Pittsburg Dispatch on November 12, 1900, Napier wrote: “Lipschütz’s play is not at all entertaining, but is none the less correct and sound. He is blessed with a prodigious patience, which, coupled with a certain cunning, renders him a very formidable foe.

Victory in this tournament lifted Lipschütz’s Edo Historical Rating to its peak of 2605 and equal fifth place with Schlechter.

Davies – Samuel Lipschütz p351-2

(RR xtab)

New York - Manhattan CC hexangular (1900)
NYC, NY USA, 1900.10.22 - 1900.11.13
                              Age Nat    Score     Li Sh Ho Hy Ba Ma
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 1: Lipschuetz, Samuel         37 USA   8.0 / 10   XX 11 0= 11 =1 11  (+7 -1 =2)
 2: Showalter, Jackson Whipps  40 USA   7.0 / 10   00 XX 1= 11 11 =1  (+6 -2 =2)
 3: Hodges, Albert Beauregard  39 USA   5.0 / 10   1= 0= XX 00 == 11  (+3 -3 =4)
 4: Hymes, Edward              29 USA   4.0 / 10   00 00 11 XX == 01  (+3 -5 =2)
 5: Baird, David Graham        45 USA   3.5 / 10   =0 00 == == XX 01  (+1 -4 =5)
 6: Marshall, Frank James      23 USA   2.5 / 10   00 =0 00 10 10 XX  (+2 -7 =1)
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
30 games: +13 =8 -9

 

(Swiss xtab)

New York - Manhattan CC hexangular (1900)
NYC, NY USA, 1900.10.22 - 1900.11.13
                              Age Nat    Score       1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9   10 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 1: Lipschuetz, Samuel         37 USA   8.0 / 10    6b+  5w=  3b-  4b+  2w+  6w+  5b+  3w=  4w+  2b+  (+7 -1 =2)
 2: Showalter, Jackson Whipps  40 USA   7.0 / 10    4w+  6w=  5b+  3w+  1b-  4b+  6b+  5w+  3b=  1w-  (+6 -2 =2)
 3: Hodges, Albert Beauregard  39 USA   5.0 / 10    5b=  4b-  1w+  2b-  6w+  5w=  4w-  1b=  2w=  6b+  (+3 -3 =4)
 4: Hymes, Edward              29 USA   4.0 / 10    2b-  3w+  6b-  1w-  5b=  2w-  3b+  6w+  1b-  5w=  (+3 -5 =2)
 5: Baird, David Graham        45 USA   3.5 / 10    3w=  1b=  2w-  6b-  4w=  3b=  1w-  2b-  6w+  4b=  (+1 -4 =5)
 6: Marshall, Frank James      23 USA   2.5 / 10    1w-  2b=  4w+  5w+  3b-  1b-  2w-  4b-  5b-  3w-  (+2 -7 =1)
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
30 games: +13 =8 -9

It turns out that LOC has the NY Tribunes issues covering this tournament, and they published all the game scores. However, I assembled the tournament before finding this resource, and so none of the games in the PGN are sourced (currently).

Side note – McKinley and Roosevelt were elected in the middle of this tournament.

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