Fiala, Vlasti/ 11th German Congress Cologne 1898
11th German Chess Association Congress Cologne 1898
(Caissa-90, Olomouc 1997)
gebunden, Fadenheftung, 264 Seiten, 16 Bildtafeln
in englischer Sprache
Die lange Zeit verschollen geglaubten Partien des 11.Deutschen Schachkongresses konnten zum Teil wieder gefunden werden (54 Partien und Stellungen von 120). Es enthält zudem Biografie der Teilnehmer mit weiterem Partienmaterial und 18 Partien der Haupt- und Nebenturniere des Deutschen Schachkongresses, sowie einen genauen Turnierbericht. DAMALS gab man kein Turnierbuch heraus...
For a long period the games from this tournament were thought to be lost, but 54 games and positions could be found up to 1996. This work also contains biographies of the participants with even more games and 18 games from the minor tournaments. Of course, a detailed tournament report is included. THEN no tournament book was published.
EINFÜHRUNG (1. SEITE):
The International Tournament in Cologne in 1898 was one of the few significant tournaments held by the German Chess Association (Deutscher Schachbund) about which the usual tournament volume - the Kongressbuch, was not published. All the other congresses of the Deutscher Schachbund (except the one in Eisenach in 1896, which, however, was of local importance only and did not have international status) have been adequately documented in chess literature.
Since the beginning of the 20th century, chess analysts in many countries, including e.g. the English historian Paul H. Little1/ or a major American collector of chess literature, A. Buschke2/, have been trying to find an explanation for this fact. None of them, however, have succeeded in finding the lost materials of the Cologne tournament.
Even today, there is still interest in the International Tournament in Cologne. Several major historians, headed, for exampie, by the English chess specialist Ken Whyld (London) 3/, by American chess historian and publisher Mr. Dale A. Brandreth, PhD. (Yorklyn), or by Mr.
Jan Kalendovsk~ (Brno), have not given up hope and continue in their patient search for the missing Cologne materials. This group has now been joined bythe present author who decided to raise the curtain again an the history of the Cologne tournament and make the chess public familiar with all their latest discoveries.
Surprisingly, the efforts of all scholars and historians have not advanced beyond what was written in the article an the Cologne Congress of 1898, published in the journal Deutsches Wochenschach an 22 August 1920 (No.33-35, p. 182). Because of its importance it will reprinted here in full:
"In the British Chess Magazine are now found notes suggesting the English belief that the Germans intended to eliminate in some way the 1898 Cologne Congress of the German Chess Asssociation from the history of chess because the first prize there had been won by an Englishman - A. Burn.
In the May issue a wish was expressed to find out about the game played by Burn and Charousek that ended in a draw. Simultaneously it was established that the Deutsches Wochenschach,1899, p. 271...
INTRODUCTION ..... 5
First Round ..... 33
Second Round ..... 42
Third Round ..... 47
Fourth Round ..... 53
Fifth Round ..... 60
Sixth Round ..... 71
Seventh Round ..... 74
Eighth Round ..... 80
Ninth Round ..... 83
Tenth Round ..... 88
Eleventh Round ..... 95
Twelfth Round ..... 102
Thirteenth Round ..... 106
Fourteenth Round ..... 117
Fifteenth Round ..... 123
PORTRAITS OF PARTICIPANTS ..... 128
Aibin Adolf ..... 161
Berger Johann Nepomuk ..... 164
Burn Amos s ..... 168
Charousek Rudolf ..... 176
Chigorin Mikhail Ivanovich ..... 180
Cohn Wilhelm ..... 186
Fritz Alexander ..... 189
Gottschall Herman von ..... 192
Heinrichsen Arved ..... 195
Janowsky David Markevicz ..... 19A
Popiel Ignatz von ..... 201
Schallopp Emil ..... 208
Schiffers Emanuel Stepanovich ..... 213
Schlechter Carl ..... 218
Showalter Jackson Whipps ..... 225
Steinitz Wilhelm ..... 230
"HAUPT' AND MINOR TOURNAMENTS240
OF`THE COLOGNE CONGRESS ..... 240
INDEX OF PLAYERS ..... 255
ECO CODES INDEX ..... 259
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY ..... 262
SELECTED PERIODICALS AND JOURNALS ..... 264