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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Nottingham Tournament

Mikhail Botvinnik10/14(+6 -0 =8)[games]
Jose Raul Capablanca10/14(+7 -1 =6)[games]
Max Euwe9.5/14(+7 -2 =5)[games]
Reuben Fine9.5/14(+5 -0 =9)[games]
Samuel Reshevsky9.5/14(+7 -2 =5)[games]
Alexander Alekhine9/14(+6 -2 =6)[games]
Salomon Flohr8.5/14(+6 -3 =5)[games]
Emanuel Lasker8.5/14(+6 -3 =5)[games]
Milan Vidmar6/14(+3 -5 =6)[games]
Efim Bogoljubov5.5/14(+4 -7 =3)[games]
Savielly Tartakower5.5/14(+2 -5 =7)[games]
Theodore Tylor4.5/14(+2 -7 =5)[games]
Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander3.5/14(+2 -9 =3)[games]
George Alan Thomas3/14(+0 -8 =6)[games]
William Winter2.5/14(+0 -9 =5)[games]
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Nottingham (1936)

The 1936 Nottingham tournament (1) was held at University of Nottingham (2) from August 10 to August 28. It is regarded as one of the strongest tournaments of all time, with five past, present and future world champions participating. The tournament book (3) was written by Alekhine.

Crosstable:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 Pts 1 Botvinnik * 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 2 Capablanca * 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 10 3 Euwe * 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 9 4 Fine * 1 1 1 1 1 9 5 Reshevsky 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 9 6 Alekhine 0 1 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 9 7 Flohr 1 0 * 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 8 8 Lasker 1 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 8 9 Vidmar 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 6 10 Bogoljubov 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 5 11 Tartakower 0 0 0 * 0 0 1 1 5 12 Tylor 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 * 4 13 Alexander 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 * 3 14 Thomas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 3 15 Winter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 2

References: (1) Wikipedia article: Nottingham 1936 chess tournament, (2) http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/, (3) A. Alekhine, The Book of the Nottingham International Chess Tournament, Dover Publications, 1962, p. ix. ISBN 0-486-20189-9.

Original Collection: Game Collection: Nottingham 1936, by User: Hesam7.

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 105  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Tartakower vs Capablanca ½-½191936NottinghamD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
2. Alekhine vs Flohr 1-0571936NottinghamC15 French, Winawer
3. C H Alexander vs Botvinnik 0-1351936NottinghamB24 Sicilian, Closed
4. Euwe vs Reshevsky 1-0491936NottinghamE16 Queen's Indian
5. W Winter vs G A Thomas ½-½291936NottinghamD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. Bogoljubov vs Tylor 1-0591936NottinghamD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. Fine vs Lasker 1-0331936NottinghamD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Vidmar vs Euwe 0-1291936NottinghamD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. Capablanca vs Alekhine 1-0381936NottinghamA92 Dutch
10. Tylor vs Tartakower  1-0531936NottinghamC41 Philidor Defense
11. Lasker vs Bogoljubov 1-0401936NottinghamD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. G A Thomas vs C H Alexander  ½-½371936NottinghamE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
13. Reshevsky vs W Winter ½-½311936NottinghamD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
14. Botvinnik vs Fine ½-½361936NottinghamA09 Reti Opening
15. Bogoljubov vs Botvinnik 0-1251936NottinghamA47 Queen's Indian
16. Alekhine vs Tylor ½-½571936NottinghamD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. C H Alexander vs Reshevsky 0-1681936NottinghamA25 English
18. Tartakower vs Lasker ½-½221936NottinghamA03 Bird's Opening
19. Flohr vs Capablanca 1-0641936NottinghamD59 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower
20. W Winter vs Vidmar 0-1281936NottinghamD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
21. Fine vs G A Thomas ½-½601936NottinghamE16 Queen's Indian
22. Reshevsky vs Fine ½-½591936NottinghamD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. G A Thomas vs Bogoljubov  0-1491936NottinghamD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
24. Vidmar vs C H Alexander 1-0321936NottinghamE16 Queen's Indian
25. Botvinnik vs Tartakower 1-0301936NottinghamA15 English
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Dec-15-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: tournament toppings :)

<Nottingham 1936: Bogoljubow playing cards one day with Vidmar and Tartakower remarked to them, "You are all patzers. I lose to you just out of bad luck." Then he noticed Botvinnik in the room and added, "Ah, but him, he beat me fair and square.">

Jun-21-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  jessicafischerqueen: <Kingscrusher> video annotates some key rounds from this historic tournament:

Round One: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRCd...

Round Two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_y1...

Round Three: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF26...

Round Four: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNes...

Round Five: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_md...

Sep-29-13  Karpova: According to page 261 of the September 1936 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung', the time control was 2 h for 36 moves (although that doesn't mean that there was no additional time after 36 moves).
Sep-29-13
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: My chess library is far from extensive, but it does include the Tournament Book with annotations by Alekhine. In the "Round by Round Commentary" by A. J. Mackenzie, it is mentioned on p. 1 that the time limit is 36 moves in two hours. It is implied that there is a second time control (p. 13: [in the game Reshevsky v. Botvinnik] "Reshevsky took the best part of an hour for his first move following the adjournment, leaving himself some four minutes for the next 13 moves.") It would seem logical for the time controls to be spelled out explicitly somewhere in the book, but for the life of me I can't find them.
Jan-29-14  Captain Hindsight: After the First World War women in <Nottingham> stopped wearing frilly knickers, this was bad for people who made frilly knickers.
Feb-24-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Nottingham is famous in England for having many more women than men.
Feb-25-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Why, was it a town of seamstresses?
Feb-25-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Yes; Nottingham lace.
Apr-10-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: A new book is being considered for publication on this event. The author, Robert Richmond, is a Nottingham lad, he writes very well and is pulling in all the local newspaper reports about this tournament.

I've been through a bit of it and it seems very well researched. You can get a sneak preview here.

http://nottschess.org/book/index.php

Be warned you will spend a good hour here browsing over this book.

To give an idea of the research look at the section:

Tartakower and the Phantom Sinking Ferry

http://nottschess.org/book/index.ph...

None of this is mentioned here:

Tartakower vs Capablanca, 1936

Jun-07-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <Photographs of Nottingham, 1936>

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

Apr-02-16  makinavaja: Capablanca's "Sonneborn-Berger" score was better than Botvinnik's: So, 1.Capablanca, 2.Botvinnik would be the correct way to be written in the crosstable...
Apr-02-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  harrylime: I've been there, where this was held ...

Played thru all the games as a kid ...

Stood at Alekhine's grave in Montparnasse ...

And wished he was'nt such a w***a ...

What a tournament !

What ratings would they give these players now ?

Apr-02-16  Karposian: <harrylime: I've been there, when this was held ...>

And this tournament took place way back in 1936! You're even more of an old-timer than I thought, <harry>. I know that <Mark> told me that you were at a rather advanced age, but you must be way over 80, then. Well, you've had a long life, good for you.

I will try to cut you some more slack in the future. You have some problems, but it must have been great to have been there, seeing so many great chess players in one place.

Apr-02-16
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  harrylime: <Karposian: <harrylime: I've been there, when this was held ...> And this tournament took place way back in 1936! You're even more of an old-timer than I thought, <harry>. I know that <Mark> told me that you were at a rather advanced age, but you must be way over 80, then. Well, you've had a long life, good for you.

I will try to cut you some more slack in the future. You have some problems, but it must have been great to have been there, seeing so many great chess players in one place.>

I'm 149 <Karpo>... Keep on stalking me until I get to 160 ... lol

Apr-02-16
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  harrylime: I repeat for the HARD OF HEARING

"Ive been there, WHERE this was held "

lol lol

Hey <Karposian>

You really are a cool dude ! lol lol

Apr-02-16  Karposian: <harrylime: Hey <Karposian>

You really are a cool dude ! lol lol>

I'm glad we can have some fun, even if we REALLY don't like each other very much :)

Apr-03-16
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  MissScarlett: Sadly, modern life has rendered <Hazz> redundant; he would've been perfect as one of Robin Hood's lol men.
Apr-03-16  Joseph Blackcape: The things I find amazing about this tournament is that not only the top of the leaderboard is packed so tightly that the 1st place is separated from the 8th by a measly <1.5 points>, but also the player tied for first is Botvinnik, who became the WC in <1948>, while the one in 8th is Lasker, who became the WC in <1894>.
Apr-04-16  makinavaja: To MissScarlett: very interesting your page; very interesting and very sad...

A suggestion: Vanya Somov (1990-2002)

To the Master: Could you include, please, any game of him?

Looking forward answers...

Apr-04-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: Never heard of him, but that only shows I don't follow Russian chess. Of course, I will add him to the list. <365chess> and <chessbites> have the same seven Somov games, but none stand out. Can you nominate a better one?
Apr-04-16
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  harrylime: I have played thru all these games and yes I've actually been where this tournament was played...

It's a top tournament .

Re ratings inflation it's up there big time.

Apr-05-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <Hazz>, darling, no offence intended. It's just that you remind me a little of what Delboy said about Grandad being an out-of-work lamp lighter waiting for gas to make a comeback. But I come to praise you, not to bury you.

I'm interested in your analytical opinion of the game Alekhine vs Botvinnik, 1936.

Apr-06-16  makinavaja: To MissScarlett: Sorry, I cannot. But if you get to put in touch with ICCF GM Gennady Nesis (his trainer), I am sure he will do it very pleasantly.
Apr-06-16
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  harrylime: <MissScarlett: <Hazz>, darling, no offence intended. It's just that you remind me a little of what Delboy said about Grandad being an out-of-work lamp lighter waiting for gas to make a comeback. But I come to praise you, not to bury you. I'm interested in your analytical opinion of the game Alekhine vs Botvinnik, 1936.>

Why do I remind you of this ??

I don't get you .

Explain.

re Bot v Ale I'll have a look.

Apr-06-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: No offence, I'm just saying you appear to be as socially useful as a pair of sunglasses to a bloke with one ear.
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