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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Frank Marshal Gets Knocked Out

     In the following game played at Pistyan 1912, Frank Marshall took a beating from Karoly Sterk (September 19, 1881 – December 10, 1946) of the kind Marshall himself often administered 
     Prior to WW1, Sterks’ best performance was probably sharing 2nd place with Barasz, behind Breyer, at Budapest 1917. He lost two matches to Géza Maróczy in 1907 and 1917, both by +1 –2 =3. 
     After World War I, he mainly played in Budapest with only modest results. Sterk played for Hungary in unofficial and official Olympiads at Paris 1924, Budapest 1926, and Prague 1931. 
    The victory at Pistyan, a small resort northeast of Bratislava, was one of Rubinstein's greatest triumphs. Despite making two quick draws at the end, he was still first by 2.5 points. The venue was Grand Hotel Royal in Pistyan, then part of Austria-Hungary, known today as Piestany in Slov. 

1) Rubinstein 14.0 
2) Spielmann 11.5 
3) Marshall 10.5 
4) Schlechter 10.0 
5-6) Duras and Teichmann 10.0 
7-8) Balla and Breyer 9.5 
9-11) Alapin, Sterk and Salwe 9.0 
12) Lowcki 8.0 
13-14) Barasz and Yates 6.0 
15-16) Hromadka and Cohn 5.5 
17) Leonhardt 5.5 
18) Johner 4.5 

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