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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: Davide Marotti

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Alekhine vs D Marotti 1-0271922LondonD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. D Marotti vs Bogoljubov 0-1291922LondonC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
3. D Marotti vs Reti 0-1501922LondonC29 Vienna Gambit
4. D Marotti vs H E Atkins 0-1291922LondonB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
5. D Marotti vs Yates 0-1171922LondonC29 Vienna Gambit
6. D Marotti vs Tartakower 0-1761922LondonA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
7. Rubinstein vs D Marotti 1-0351922LondonB38 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Maroczy Bind, 6.Be3
8. Euwe vs D Marotti 1-0431922LondonA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
9. J S Morrison vs D Marotti  1-0361922LondonD05 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Vidmar vs D Marotti 1-0441922LondonD67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
11. D Marotti vs Znosko-Borovsky 1-0321922LondonC42 Petrov Defense
12. D Marotti vs V L Wahltuch ½-½301922LondonC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
13. Maroczy vs D Marotti  1-0321922LondonD04 Queen's Pawn Game
14. C G M Watson vs D Marotti 1-0601922LondonE90 King's Indian
15. Capablanca vs D Marotti 1-0241922LondonB38 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Maroczy Bind, 6.Be3
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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
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
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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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