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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
London Tournament

Jose Raul Capablanca13/15(+11 -0 =4)[view games]
Alexander Alekhine11.5/15(+8 -0 =7)[view games]
Milan Vidmar11/15(+9 -2 =4)[view games]
Akiba Rubinstein10.5/15(+8 -2 =5)[view games]
Efim Bogoljubov9/15(+7 -4 =4)[view games]
Richard Reti8.5/15(+5 -3 =7)[view games]
Savielly Tartakower8.5/15(+6 -4 =5)[view games]
Geza Maroczy8/15(+4 -3 =8)[view games]
Frederick Dewhirst Yates8/15(+7 -6 =2)[view games]
Henry Ernest Atkins6/15(+4 -7 =4)[view games]
Max Euwe5.5/15(+4 -8 =3)[view games]
Eugene Aleksandrovich Znosko-Borovsky5/15(+4 -9 =2)[view games]
Victor Leonard Wahltuch5/15(+3 -8 =4)[view games]
John Stuart Morrison4.5/15(+3 -9 =3)[view games]
Charles Gilbert Marriott Watson4.5/15(+4 -10 =1)[view games]
Davide Marotti1.5/15(+1 -13 =1)[view 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 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 120  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Euwe vs Capablanca 0-138 1922 LondonC66 Ruy Lopez
2. Znosko-Borovsky vs V L Wahltuch 1-053 1922 LondonC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
3. Yates vs C G M Watson ½-½83 1922 LondonB27 Sicilian
4. Tartakower vs J S Morrison ½-½50 1922 LondonC50 Giuoco Piano
5. Rubinstein vs Reti  ½-½39 1922 LondonE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
6. Maroczy vs Vidmar ½-½25 1922 LondonC42 Petrov Defense
7. Alekhine vs D Marotti 1-027 1922 LondonD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Bogoljubov vs H E Atkins 1-043 1922 LondonA53 Old Indian
9. V L Wahltuch vs Capablanca 0-140 1922 LondonA46 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Vidmar vs Znosko-Borovsky 1-046 1922 LondonD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
11. Reti vs Yates 1-030 1922 LondonD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
12. D Marotti vs Bogoljubov 0-129 1922 LondonC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
13. J S Morrison vs Rubinstein  0-154 1922 LondonD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
14. H E Atkins vs Maroczy ½-½59 1922 LondonD05 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Euwe vs Tartakower 0-136 1922 LondonB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
16. C G M Watson vs Alekhine 0-127 1922 LondonA46 Queen's Pawn Game
17. H E Atkins vs J S Morrison ½-½48 1922 LondonD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
18. C G M Watson vs Euwe 0-129 1922 LondonA48 King's Indian
19. Znosko-Borovsky vs Alekhine 0-132 1922 LondonC46 Three Knights
20. Maroczy vs Bogoljubov 0-131 1922 LondonC49 Four Knights
21. Vidmar vs Tartakower 1-036 1922 LondonA84 Dutch
22. Capablanca vs Yates 1-067 1922 LondonD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
23. V L Wahltuch vs Rubinstein 0-123 1922 LondonA46 Queen's Pawn Game
24. D Marotti vs Reti 0-150 1922 LondonC29 Vienna Gambit
25. C G M Watson vs Vidmar 0-159 1922 LondonD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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