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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
London Tournament

Jose Raul Capablanca13/15(+11 -0 =4)[games]
Alexander Alekhine11.5/15(+8 -0 =7)[games]
Milan Vidmar11/15(+9 -2 =4)[games]
Akiba Rubinstein10.5/15(+8 -2 =5)[games]
Efim Bogoljubov9/15(+7 -4 =4)[games]
Richard Reti8.5/15(+5 -3 =7)[games]
Savielly Tartakower8.5/15(+6 -4 =5)[games]
Geza Maroczy8/15(+4 -3 =8)[games]
Fred Dewhirst Yates8/15(+7 -6 =2)[games]
Henry Ernest Atkins6/15(+4 -7 =4)[games]
Max Euwe5.5/15(+4 -8 =3)[games]
Eugene Aleksandrovich Znosko-Borovsky5/15(+4 -9 =2)[games]
Victor Leonard Wahltuch5/15(+3 -8 =4)[games]
John Stuart Morrison4.5/15(+3 -9 =3)[games]
Charles Gilbert Marriott Watson4.5/15(+4 -10 =1)[games]
Davide Marotti1.5/15(+1 -13 =1)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
London (1922)

During the 19th Century London, England had been the setting for some great tournaments. The first international tourney in 1851, the first double round robin tourney in 1862, the contest of 1883 and Lasker's triumph of 1899. In December 1921 the British Chess Federation decided to hold an international tournament of sixteen players as the main event of its 1922 congress. Invitations were sent to Capablanca, Alekhine, Rubinstein, Bogoljubov, Reti, Tartakover, Vidmar, Euwe, Borislav Kostic and Frank James Marshall but the last two had problems with their travelling expenses and were unable to accept. In addition the current British Champion and the Champions of Australia and Canada were also invited. Held in the Central Hall Westminster, London (1) the tournament ran from July 31 to August 19, 1922. Many games played in this tourney would later grace the best games collections of a number of players.

London, England, 31 July - 19 August 1922

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts 1 Capablanca * ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 13 2 Alekhine ˝ * ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 1 ˝ 1 1 1 11˝ 3 Vidmar 0 ˝ * 0 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 4 Rubinstein ˝ 0 1 * ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ 0 1 ˝ 1 1 1 1 10˝ 5 Bogoljubov 0 ˝ 0 ˝ * ˝ 1 1 0 1 ˝ 0 1 1 1 1 9 6 Reti 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 0 1 0 1 8˝ 7 Tartakover ˝ ˝ 0 0 0 ˝ * ˝ 1 0 1 1 1 ˝ 1 1 8˝ 8 Maroczy ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ * 1 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 0 1 1 8 9 Yates 0 0 0 ˝ 1 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 ˝ 1 8 10 Atkins 0 0 ˝ 1 0 0 1 ˝ 0 * 0 1 ˝ ˝ 0 1 6 11 Euwe 0 0 0 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 0 1 * 0 1 0 1 1 5˝ 12 Znosko-Borovsky 0 0 0 ˝ 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 1 ˝ 1 0 5 13 Wahltuch 0 ˝ 0 0 0 1 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 0 * 1 1 ˝ 5 14 Morrison 0 0 0 0 0 0 ˝ 1 0 ˝ 1 ˝ 0 * 0 1 4˝ 15 Watson 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 ˝ 1 0 0 0 1 * 1 4˝ 16 Marotti 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ˝ 0 0 * 1˝

Allocation of prizes:

1st Capablanca 250 Pounds Sterling 2nd Alekhine 150 Pounds Sterling 3rd Vidmar 100 Pounds Sterling 4th Rubinstein 70 Pounds Sterling 5th Bogoljubov 40 Pounds Sterling 6th= Reti & Tartakover 30 Pounds Sterling 7th= Reti & Tartakover 25 Pounds Sterling 8th= Maroczy & Yates 20 Pounds Sterling

The main source for this collection was The Book of the London International Chess Congress 1922 edited by William Henry Watts. ISBN 0-486-21961-5.

Reference: (1) Wikipedia article: Central Hall Westminster. Original Collection: Game Collection: London 1922, by User: Benzol.

 page 5 of 5; games 101-120 of 120  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
101. Rubinstein vs Tartakower 1-0461922LondonD02 Queen's Pawn Game
102. Alekhine vs Reti ½-½411922LondonE90 King's Indian
103. V L Wahltuch vs Euwe  0-1541922LondonA48 King's Indian
104. Bogoljubov vs C G M Watson 1-0341922LondonB10 Caro-Kann
105. J S Morrison vs Vidmar 0-1361922LondonC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
106. Yates vs Znosko-Borovsky  1-0321922LondonC10 French
107. C G M Watson vs D Marotti 1-0601922LondonE90 King's Indian
108. Tartakower vs V L Wahltuch 1-0321922LondonA48 King's Indian
109. Rubinstein vs Capablanca ½-½131922LondonD02 Queen's Pawn Game
110. Reti vs H E Atkins  1-0451922LondonD64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
111. Euwe vs Bogoljubov ½-½521922LondonD64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
112. Alekhine vs Maroczy ½-½321922LondonD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
113. Alekhine vs Tartakower ½-½181922LondonA81 Dutch
114. Znosko-Borovsky vs C G M Watson 1-0481922LondonC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
115. Yates vs Rubinstein  ½-½521922LondonC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
116. V L Wahltuch vs H E Atkins ½-½251922LondonA46 Queen's Pawn Game
117. Maroczy vs Reti ½-½221922LondonC01 French, Exchange
118. Capablanca vs D Marotti 1-0241922LondonB38 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Maroczy Bind, 6.Be3
119. Bogoljubov vs J S Morrison 1-0221922LondonC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
120. Euwe vs Vidmar 0-1461922LondonD67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
 page 5 of 5; games 101-120 of 120  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-11-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: This tournament was an impressive win for Capablanca.
Aug-28-13  optimal play: <<<<<CHESS.>

International Tourney.>

London, July 31>

Mr. Bonar Law, M.P., opened the International Chess Congress in the Central Hall, Westminster, this being the first tourney of its kind held in England for 23 years.

Capablanca, Alechin, Rubinstein, Tartakover, Maroczy, Atkins and Yates are playing. C. G. Watson (Australia) and J. S. Morrison (Canada) represent the Dominions.

Play was opened to-day, when Capablanca (the world's champion) defeated M. Euwe (Holland) in 38 moves. C. Watson (champion of Australia) was pitted against F. D. Yates (the British champion), and replied to the Ruy Lopez with the Steinitz defence. At the call of time the game was unfinished.

[The players in this tourney are F. D. Yates, H. Atkins, and V. Wahltuch (Britain), K. Khadilkar (India), C. G. Watson (Australia), J. S. Morrison (Canada), J. R. Capablanca (Cuba), A. Alechin, A. Rubenstein, and E. D Bogoljuboff (Russia), M. Euwe (Holland), G. Maroczy and R. Reti (Hungary), Professor Marotti (Italy), Dr. S. Tartakover (Austria), and Dr. M. Vidmar (Jugo-Slavia).]>

- The West Australian (Perth, WA) issue Wednesday 2 August 1922>

Dec-16-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: I have the tournament book (which is none too good). Capablanca just seems to be in a different class than everyone else.
Sep-13-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: Link to Capablanca's famous London Rules regarding the World championship.

http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...

Dec-30-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Twenty seven miserable quid and ten measly bob for 6th place. I turn my back on them in disgust.
Dec-30-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <offramp> Yeah, but if you account for inflation, that's like 200 Million in today's money! =))
Dec-31-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Réti & Tartakower said they threw away the prize money and kept the wheelbarrow it was delivered in.
Dec-31-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: A year or two later, that would have happened in Germany.
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