During the 19th century, London 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, ... [more]
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|Nov-11-12|| ||Benzol: This tournament was an impressive win for Capablanca.|
|Aug-28-13|| ||optimal play: <<<<<CHESS.>|
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|| ||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|| ||Benzol: Link to Capablanca's famous London Rules regarding the World championship.|
|Dec-30-14|| ||offramp: Twenty seven miserable quid and ten measly bob for 6th place. I turn my back on them in disgust.|
|Dec-30-14|| ||WannaBe: <offramp> Yeah, but if you account for inflation, that's like 200 Million in today's money! =))|
|Dec-31-14|| ||offramp: Réti & Tartakower said they threw away the prize money and kept the wheelbarrow it was delivered in.|
|Dec-31-14|| ||perfidious: A year or two later, that would have happened in Germany.|
|Dec-28-17|| ||MissScarlett: Falkirk Herald, November 1st 1922, p.3:
<British Chess Federation: The annual meeting of the Council was held at the City of London Chess Club by the kind invitation of the Club Committee on Saturday, October 21st, when Canon A. G. Gordon Ross presided over a representative gathering. [...] The London International was fully dealt with, and in this connection it was announced that Captain Erskine Bolst’s, M.P., brilliancy prize of £2O had been awarded to Herr Reti for his game against Mr Snosko-Borowski [ Reti vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1922 ], and Mr Christopher Ogle's second prize of £15 to Dr Vidmar for his game against Mr F. D. Yates. [ Vidmar vs Yates, 1922 ]>
Clifford Erskine-Bolst: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff...
Christopher Ogle is the reputed source for one of the game's most enduring anecdotes: C.N. 6956
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