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🏆 London (1922)

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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, ... [more]

Player: Henry Ernest Atkins

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Bogoljubov vs H E Atkins 1-0431922LondonA53 Old Indian
2. H E Atkins vs Maroczy ½-½591922LondonD05 Queen's Pawn Game
3. H E Atkins vs J S Morrison ½-½481922LondonD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. D Marotti vs H E Atkins 0-1291922LondonB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
5. H E Atkins vs Alekhine 0-1571922LondonE12 Queen's Indian
6. H E Atkins vs Rubinstein 1-0351922LondonD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
7. Yates vs H E Atkins 1-0211922LondonB40 Sicilian
8. H E Atkins vs C G M Watson 0-1421922LondonE12 Queen's Indian
9. Tartakower vs H E Atkins 0-1421922LondonC55 Two Knights Defense
10. H E Atkins vs Euwe  0-1391922LondonA48 King's Indian
11. H E Atkins vs Capablanca 0-1671922LondonB12 Caro-Kann Defense
12. H E Atkins vs Vidmar ½-½431922LondonC66 Ruy Lopez
13. Znosko-Borovsky vs H E Atkins  0-1851922LondonB34 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
14. Reti vs H E Atkins  1-0451922LondonD64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
15. V L Wahltuch vs H E Atkins ½-½251922LondonA46 Queen's Pawn Game
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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
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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
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: A year or two later, that would have happened in Germany.
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