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🏆 London (1922)

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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]

Player: Geza Maroczy

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Maroczy vs Vidmar ½-½251922LondonC01 French, Exchange
2. H E Atkins vs Maroczy ½-½591922LondonD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
3. Maroczy vs Bogoljubov 0-1311922LondonC49 Four Knights
4. Rubinstein vs Maroczy 1-0351922LondonE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
5. V L Wahltuch vs Maroczy  ½-½561922LondonA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
6. Znosko-Borovsky vs Maroczy 0-1431922LondonB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
7. Maroczy vs Capablanca ½-½221922LondonC66 Ruy Lopez
8. Maroczy vs Yates  1-0661922LondonC49 Four Knights
9. Maroczy vs Euwe ½-½351922LondonC48 Four Knights
10. Maroczy vs Tartakower  ½-½441922LondonD02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. C G M Watson vs Maroczy  0-1461922LondonD05 Queen's Pawn Game
12. J S Morrison vs Maroczy 1-0391922LondonC66 Ruy Lopez
13. Maroczy vs D Marotti  1-0321922LondonD04 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Alekhine vs Maroczy ½-½321922LondonD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. Maroczy vs Reti ½-½221922LondonC01 French, Exchange
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-11-12
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  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
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  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
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  Benzol: Link to Capablanca's famous London Rules regarding the World championship.

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

Dec-30-14
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  offramp: Twenty seven miserable quid and ten measly bob for 6th place. I turn my back on them in disgust.
Dec-30-14
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  WannaBe: <offramp> Yeah, but if you account for inflation, that's like 200 Million in today's money! =))
Dec-31-14
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  offramp: Réti & Tartakower said they threw away the prize money and kept the wheelbarrow it was delivered in.
Dec-31-14
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  perfidious: A year or two later, that would have happened in Germany.
Dec-28-17
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  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

Sep-27-18
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  zanzibar: <Chess Pie (1922)> - a most handsome volume, is available at Hathitrust:

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt...

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