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Vienna 1898 chess tournament

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Dates  1 Jun 1898 – 30 Jul 1898
Location  Vienna, Austria
Vienna 1898 chess tournament
Other Instances  Vienna 1908 chess tournament, Vienna 1882 chess tournament, Vienna 1873 chess tournament

The tournament celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria's accession to the throne of Austria-Hungary. Main organiser was Baron Albert Freiherr von Rothschild who also financed the Vienna tournaments of 1873, 1882, 1903, and 1908. The players visited his Heugasse palace on 31 May 1898. Rounds were played in the club house of the Wiener Schachklub at Schottengasse 7. Hugo Fahndrich was the tournament director at Kaiser Jubiläumsturnier 1898. The time limit was thirty moves in two hours, and fifteen moves per hour after this. Twenty great masters (only Emanuel Lasker and Rudolf Charousek were absent at Kaiser-Jubiläumsturnier) played double rounds from 1 June to 25 July.

 Adolf Schwarz (Austria-Hungary)/ Hungary withdrew after playing eight games.

Tarrasch and Pillsbury ended equal after two cycles and had to play an extra play-off match. The additional games were played from 27 until 30 July 1898.

Tarrasch won 6000 Kronen (a lot of money), and Pillsbury 4400 Kronen.

Literature

Hugo Fähndrich: Internationales Kaiser-Jubiläums-Schachturnier, 1981, ISBN 3-283-00057-3

References

Vienna 1898 chess tournament Wikipedia


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