Ostend (1906) – a very preliminary Stage 2 xtab (i.e. working notes)

Ostend (1906) can be a little confusing – but basically it’s a hybird elimination/RR-2 tournament, i.e. the idea is to accommodate 36-players in a RR-2 format with fewer rounds than normal. So, the tournament was conducted in an elimination format during the first pass (i.e. before rematching with colors reversed). In the final stage nine qualifying players entered into a RR with colors reversed, since they had all encountered each other previously.

The above intro paragraph is to help orient an uninitiated reader, really this is a working note for people trying to reconstruct and present the tournament results. The elimination stages first involved Scheveningen matches between the groups, with the bottom scorers slowly getting eliminated, stage by stage. The 36-players were divided into four groups, A, B, C and D, starting with A vs B and C vs D.

That stage can be viewed as involving two “sub-tournaments”. The next stage paired A’ vs C’ and B’ vs D’, where I use A’ to represent group A minus those eliminated in stage 1. We normally drop the prime notation, as from here on. The sub-tournament results can be presented as traditional Scheveningen xtabs, which I will do in another forthcoming post. But all the games can be relabeled to belong to one event, with cumulative rounds to track the elimination by standing. Of course, this elimination is done within each group, necessitating editing the SCID xtab by hand. If I use the Swiss table this is moderately easy to do, and could even be done automatically with a small script. I did the following by hand- it just involves cut-and-pasting each line to place each player in the correct group.

There is one complication though, when the SCID ordering’s tie-break doesn’t match the tournaments. SCID uses S-B tie-breaks, which placed John ahead of Fahnri in group B. I wanted to keep the numerical ording within each group ascending, so when I swapped those two roles I had to swap indices into the table data (so – not just a simple cut-and-paste). This might be more trouble than it’s worth – but these are working notes, and so I wanted to experiment, to gauge the effort required if nothing else.

With that caveat in place, let’s present the table, which is as follows. Now the elimination is clear to see within each group, 3 players from the first stage, at the bottom, then two players from the current stage – leaving four qualifiers from the original nine in each initial group.  The eliminated players are shown in dimmed colors. One has to use the scroll bar to see all the action, but the Swiss xtab has the advantage over the RR xtab in being much easier to manipulate, and also being more compact horizontally (as the number of rounds will always be less than 36, the number of players).

I’ve written a lot to help an uninitiated reader along. Ironically, an uninitiated reader probably wouldn’t be interested in all details, while an initiated reader would probably just skip down to the table. Still, in the event that at least one future reader may eventually find the above useful…

OK, here’s the table, just below.  The same treatment can be applied to Stage 3.

Stage 4 was just to be four RR’s, involving each group pairing off so that all players entered Stage 5 having played every other player at least once before. Thus Stage 5 could be viewed as the second half of a RR-2 tournament, originally intended for eight players. However, Professor Rice made a late offer to supplement the prize funds, allowing for a ninth player to enter the final stage, hence Stage 4 involved the elimination of the three lowest scorers from the twelve remaining players, irrespective of group (I believe – I have to check).


Ostend (1906) - Stage 2 (all)
Ostend BEL, 1906.06.05 - 1906.06.21

                               Age Nat  Score     (Tie)    1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9   10   11   12   13   14   15 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Group A:
  2: Burn, Amos                 57 ENG  10.5 / 15  65.2  19w=  4b+ 24w= 28b+ 15w+ 20b+ 29w+  6b- 36w+ 16b= 13w+  9b=  3w- 23b= 14w+  (+8 -2 =5)
  5: Leonhardt, Paul S.                 10.0 / 15  61.8  36w+ 19b=  4w= 24b+ 28w+ 15b- 20w- 29b+  6w+ 13b=  9w+  3b= 23w+ 14b= 16w=  (+7 -2 =6)
  8: Janowski, David            38 POL   9.5 / 15  55.2  15w+ 20b= 29w+  6b+ 36w+ 19b+  4w- 24b= 28w+ 14b= 16w- 13b+  9w-  3b- 23w+  (+8 -4 =3)
 11: Bernstein, Ossip                    9.0 / 15  58.0  20w- 29b+  6w= 36b+ 19w+  4b- 24w+ 28b- 15w+ 23b= 14w- 16b+ 13w=  9b=  3w+  (+7 -4 =4)
 
 12: Blackburne, Joseph Henry   64 ENG   9.0 / 15  52.8  28w+ 15b- 20w= 29b=  6w= 36b+ 19w+  4b- 24w+  9b-  3w= 23b+ 14w= 16b= 13w+  (+6 -3 =6)
 17: Duras, Oldrich                      8.0 / 15  47.2  24w= 28b+ 15w- 20b+ 29w=  6b- 36w+ 19b-  4w+  3b- 23w+ 14b- 16w+ 13b-  9w+  (+7 -6 =2)
 
 25: Balla, Zoltan                       5.0 /  9  24.0  29w=  6b= 36w+ 19b=  4w= 24b= 28w+ 15b- 20w= .... .... .... .... .... ....  (+2 -1 =6)
 34: Oskam, Gerard                       2.0 /  9   4.2   6w- 36b+ 19w-  4b- 24w= 28b- 15w- 20b- 29w= .... .... .... .... .... ....  (+1 -6 =2)
 35: Gattie, Walter Montagu              1.0 /  9   0.0   4w- 24b- 28w- 15b- 20w- 29b-  6w- 36b+ 19w- .... .... .... .... .... ....  (+1 -8 =0)
                                                                     

Group B:                                                      
  4: Maroczy, Geza              36 HUN  10.0 / 15  68.5  35b+  2w-  5b= 34w+ 25b= 11w+  8b+ 12w+ 17b- 18w+ 22b+  1w= 10b- 21w+  7b=  (+8 -3 =4)
  6: Rubinstein, Akiba                   9.5 / 15  63.2  34b+ 25w= 11b=  8w- 12b= 17w+ 35b+  2w+  5b- 22w+  1b= 10w= 21b+  7w- 18b+  (+7 -3 =5)
 15: Johner, Paul F.                     8.0 / 15  52.2   8b- 12w+ 17b+ 35w+  2b-  5w+ 34b+ 25w+ 11b-  7w+ 18b- 22w-  1b- 10w= 21b=  (+7 -6 =2)
 20: Fahrni, Hans                        7.0 / 15  46.0  11b+  8w= 12b= 17w- 35b+  2w-  5b+ 34w+ 25b= 10w+ 21b=  7w- 18b- 22w-  1b-  (+5 -6 =4)

 19: John, Walter                        7.0 / 15  44.2   2b=  5w= 34b+ 25w= 11b-  8w- 12b- 17w+ 35b+  1w= 10b= 21w=  7b- 18w+ 22b-  (+4 -5 =6)
 24: Marco, Georg               42 AUT   5.5 / 15  34.2  17b= 35w+  2b=  5w- 34b= 25w= 11b-  8w= 12b- 21w-  7b= 18w- 22b+  1w- 10b=  (+2 -6 =7)

 29: Forgacs, Leo F.                     3.0 /  9  13.0  25b= 11w-  8b- 12w= 17b= 35w+  2b-  5w- 34b= .... .... .... .... .... ....  (+1 -4 =4)
 28: Cohn, Wilhelm              47 GER   3.0 /  9  12.0  12b- 17w- 35b+  2w-  5b- 34w+ 25b- 11w+  8b- .... .... .... .... .... ....  (+3 -6 =0)
 36: Saburoff, Peter P.                  0.0 /  9   0.0   5b- 34w- 25b- 11w-  8b- 12w- 17b- 35w-  2b- .... .... .... .... .... ....  (+0 -9 =0)


Group C:
  3: Marshall, Frank James              10.0 / 15  72.0  32w+ 27b=  1w= 18b+ 33w+  7b- 21w- 22b+ 10w+ 17w+ 12b=  5w=  2b+  8w+ 11b-  (+8 -3 =4)
  9: Teichmann, Richard         37 GER   9.0 / 15  64.0  27w=  1b+ 18w- 33b+  7w= 21b= 22w+ 10b= 32w+ 12w+  5b-  2w=  8b+ 11w= 17b-  (+6 -3 =6)
 13: Perlis, Julius                      8.5 / 15  51.8   7w+ 21b+ 22w+ 10b- 32w+ 27b+  1w- 18b= 33w+  5w=  2b-  8w- 11b= 17w+ 12b-  (+7 -5 =3)
 14: Spielmann, Rudolf                   8.0 / 15  58.5   1w= 18b+ 33w+  7b= 21w= 22b= 10w- 32b= 27w-  8w= 11b+ 17w+ 12b=  5w=  2b-  (+4 -3 =8)

 16: Mieses, Jacques            41 GER   8.0 / 15  52.5  33w+  7b= 21w+ 22b- 10w+ 32b+ 27w+  1b- 18w-  2w=  8b+ 11w- 17b- 12w=  5b=  (+6 -5 =4)
 23: Suechting, Hugo            31 GER   6.0 / 15  36.8  21w+ 22b- 10w= 32b+ 27w+  1b= 18w= 33b=  7w- 11w= 17b- 12w-  5b-  2w=  8b-  (+3 -6 =6)

 26: Post, Alfred Ehrhardt               4.0 /  9  26.0  10w- 32b+ 27w-  1b- 18w+ 33b-  7w+ 21b- 22w+ .... .... .... .... .... ....  (+4 -5 =0)
 30: Lewitt, Moritz                      3.0 /  9  17.8  18w- 33b=  7w- 21b+ 22w= 10b- 32w- 27b=  1w= .... .... .... .... .... ....  (+1 -4 =4)
 31: Maljutin, Boris E.                  3.0 /  9  12.5  22w= 10b- 32w- 27b+  1w- 18b= 33w+  7b- 21w- .... .... .... .... .... ....  (+2 -5 =2)


Group D:
  1: Schlechter, Carl           32 AUT  10.5 / 15  70.8  14b=  9w-  3b= 26w+ 31b+ 23w= 13b+ 16w+ 30b= 19b=  6w=  4b= 15w+ 24b+ 20w+  (+7 -1 =7)
  7: Salwe, Georg                        9.5 / 15  65.8  13b- 16w= 30b+ 14w=  9b=  3w+ 26b- 31w+ 23b+ 15b- 24w= 20b+ 19w+  6b+  4w=  (+7 -3 =5)
 10: Znosko-Borovsky, Eugene A.          9.0 / 15  59.0  26b+ 31w+ 23b= 13w+ 16b- 30w+ 14b+  9w=  3b- 20b- 19w=  6b=  4w+ 15b= 24w=  (+6 -3 =6)
 18: Swiderski, Rudolf                   7.5 / 15  49.2  30b+ 14w-  9b+  3w- 26b- 31w= 23b= 13w= 16b+  4b- 15w+ 24b+ 20w+ 19b-  6w-  (+6 -6 =3)

 22: Wolf, Heinrich                      6.5 / 15  43.0  31b= 23w+ 13b- 16w+ 30b= 14w=  9b-  3w- 26b-  6b-  4w- 15b+ 24w- 20b+ 19w+  (+5 -7 =3)
 21: Chigorin, Mikhail          55 RUS   6.5 / 15  42.0  23b- 13w- 16b- 30w- 14b=  9w=  3b+ 26w+ 31b+ 24b+ 20w= 19b=  6w-  4b- 15w=  (+4 -6 =5)

 27: Taubenhaus, Jean           55 FRA   3.5 /  9  23.0   9b=  3w= 26b+ 31w- 23b- 13w- 16b- 30w= 14b+ .... .... .... .... .... ....  (+2 -4 =3)
 32: Sournin, Vladimir                   2.5 /  9  10.0   3b- 26w- 31b+ 23w- 13b- 16w- 30b+ 14w=  9b- .... .... .... .... .... ....  (+2 -6 =1)
 33: Reggio, Arturo                      2.0 /  9   8.5  16b- 30w= 14b-  9w-  3b- 26w+ 31b- 23w= 13b- .... .... .... .... .... ....  (+1 -6 =2)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
234 games: +94 =68 -72

 


Here is the Scheveningen xtabs for Stage 2, first as A vs C, B vs D:

Ostend (1906) - Stage 2 A--C
Ostend BEL, 1906.06.15 - 1906.06.21
                                                                   (C)
                                                      +----------- Marshall, Frank James  4.0 /  6   (+3 -1 =2) 
                                                      | +--------- Spielmann, Rudolf      3.5 /  6   (+2 -1 =3) 
                                                      | | +------- Teichmann, Richard     3.0 /  6   (+2 -2 =2) 
                                                      | | | +----- Perlis, Julius         2.0 /  6   (+1 -3 =2) 
                                                      | | | | +--- Mieses, Jacques        2.0 /  6   (+1 -3 =2) 
                                                      | | | | | +- Suechting, Hugo        1.0 /  6   (+0 -4 =2)
                                                      | | | | | |  
    (A)                       Ti Age Nat    Score     M S T P M S
------------------------------------------------------------------
 1: Leonhardt, Paul S.                     4.0 /  6   = = 1 = = 1  (+2 -0 =4)
 2: Blackburne, Joseph Henry      64 ENG   4.0 /  6   = = 0 1 1 1  (+3 -1 =2)
 3: Bernstein, Ossip                       3.5 /  6   1 0 = = 1 =  (+2 -1 =3)
 4: Burn, Amos                    57 ENG   3.5 /  6   0 1 = 1 = =  (+2 -1 =3)
 5: Duras, Oldrich                         3.0 /  6   0 0 1 0 1 1  (+3 -3 =0)
 6: Janowski, David               38 POL   2.5 /  6   0 = 0 1 0 1  (+2 -3 =1)
------------------------------------------------------------------
36 games: +15 =13 -8



Ostend (1906) - Stage 2 B--D
Ostend BEL, 1906.06.15 - 1906.06.21                                  (D)
                                                        +----------- Schlechter, Carl            4.5 /  6   (+3 -0 =3)
                                                        | +--------- Salwe, Georg                4.0 /  6   (+3 -1 =2)
                                                        | | +------- Znosko-Borovsky, Eugene A.  3.0 /  6   (+1 -1 =4)
                                                        | | | +----- Wolf, Heinrich              3.0 /  6   (+3 -3 =0)
                                                        | | | | +--- Swiderski, Rudolf           3.0 /  6   (+3 -3 =0)
                                                        | | | | | +- Chigorin, Mikhail           2.5 /  6   (+1 -2 =3)
                                                        | | | | | |  
    (B)                         Ti Age Nat    Score     S S Z W S C 
---------------------------------------------------------------------
 1: Maroczy, Geza               gm  36 HUN   4.0 /  6   = = 0 1 1 1   (+3 -1 =2)
 2: Rubinstein, Akiba                        4.0 /  6   = 0 = 1 1 1   (+3 -1 =2)
 3: John, Walter                             2.5 /  6   = 0 = 0 1 =   (+1 -2 =3)
 4: Johner, Paul F.                          2.0 /  6   0 1 = 0 0 =   (+1 -3 =2)
 5: Marco, Georg                    42 AUT   2.0 /  6   0 = = 1 0 0   (+1 -3 =2)
 6: Fahrni, Hans                             1.5 /  6   0 0 1 0 0 =   (+1 -4 =1)
---------------------------------------------------------------------
36 games: +13 =12 -11


And now with the groups reversed, C vs A and D vs B:



Ostend (1906) - Stage 2 C--A
Ostend BEL, 1906.06.15 - 1906.06.21
                                                                   (A)
                                                      +----------- Leonhardt, Paul S.        4.0 /  6   (+2 -0 =4) 
                                                      | +--------- Blackburne, Joseph Henry  4.0 /  6   (+3 -1 =2)
                                                      | | +------- Bernstein, Ossip          3.5 /  6   (+2 -1 =3)
                                                      | | | +----- Burn, Amos                3.5 /  6   (+2 -1 =3)
                                                      | | | | +--- Duras, Oldrich            3.0 /  6   (+3 -3 =0)
                                                      | | | | | +- Janowski, David           2.5 /  6   (+2 -3 =1)
                                                      | | | | | |  
    (C)                       Ti Age Nat    Score     L B B B D J 
-------------------------------------------------------------------
 1: Marshall, Frank James                  4.0 /  6   = = 0 1 1 1   (+3 -1 =2)
 2: Spielmann, Rudolf                      3.5 /  6   = = 1 0 1 =   (+2 -1 =3)
 3: Teichmann, Richard            37 GER   3.0 /  6   0 1 = = 0 1   (+2 -2 =2)
 4: Perlis, Julius                         2.0 /  6   = 0 = 0 1 0   (+1 -3 =2)
 5: Mieses, Jacques           gm  41 GER   2.0 /  6   = 0 0 = 0 1   (+1 -3 =2)
 6: Suechting, Hugo               31 GER   1.0 /  6   0 0 = = 0 0   (+0 -4 =2)
-------------------------------------------------------------------
36 games: +15 =13 -8



Ostend (1906) - Stage 2 D--B
Ostend BEL, 1906.06.15 - 1906.06.21                                  (B)
                                                        +----------- Maroczy, Geza      4.0 /  6   (+3 -1 =2)
                                                        | +--------- Rubinstein, Akiba  4.0 /  6   (+3 -1 =2)
                                                        | | +------- John, Walter       2.5 /  6   (+1 -2 =3)
                                                        | | | +----- Johner, Paul F.    2.0 /  6   (+1 -3 =2)
                                                        | | | | +--- Marco, Georg       2.0 /  6   (+1 -3 =2)
                                                        | | | | | +- Fahrni, Hans       1.5 /  6   (+1 -4 =1)
                                                        | | | | | |  
    (D)                         Ti Age Nat    Score     M R J J M F
--------------------------------------------------------------------
 1: Schlechter, Carl                32 AUT   4.5 /  6   = = = 1 1 1  (+3 -0 =3)
 2: Salwe, Georg                             4.0 /  6   = 1 1 0 = 1  (+3 -1 =2)
 3: Znosko-Borovsky, Eugene A.               3.0 /  6   1 = = = = 0  (+1 -1 =4)
 4: Wolf, Heinrich                           3.0 /  6   0 0 1 1 0 1  (+3 -3 =0)
 5: Swiderski, Rudolf                        3.0 /  6   0 0 0 1 1 1  (+3 -3 =0)
 6: Chigorin, Mikhail               55 RUS   2.5 /  6   0 0 = = 1 =  (+1 -2 =3)
--------------------------------------------------------------------
36 games: +13 =12 -11

 

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