In September of 1922, the organizers of the Hastings chess congress decided to hold a masters tournament which would pit two English masters against four of the best from the European continent. The participants of the double round robin were Alexander Alekhine, Efim Bogoljubov, Akiba Rubinstein, Siegbert Tarrasch, George Thomas, and Frederick Yates. Alekhine managed to edge out Rubinstein by half a point in the final round, winning a famous game against Bogoljubov, whereas Rubinstein struggled in vain for over a hundred moves against Thomas.
Hastings, England, 9-21 September 1922
Original collection: Game Collection: Hastings 1922, by User: suenteus po 147.
1 Alekhine ** ½1 11 11 1½ 0½ 7½
2 Rubinstein ½0 ** ½1 11 1½ ½1 7
=3 Thomas 00 ½0 ** ½½ ½½ 11 4½
=3 Bogoljubov 00 00 ½½ ** 1½ 11 4½
5 Tarrasch 0½ 0½ ½½ 0½ ** 1½ 4
6 Yates 1½ ½0 00 00 0½ ** 2½
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|1. Tarrasch vs G A Thomas
|| ||½-½||75||1922||Hastings||D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense|
|2. Rubinstein vs Alekhine
||0-1||34||1922||Hastings||D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense|
|3. Yates vs Bogoljubov
||0-1||34||1922||Hastings||B18 Caro-Kann, Classical|
|4. Bogoljubov vs Rubinstein
||0-1||78||1922||Hastings||C49 Four Knights|
|5. Alekhine vs Tarrasch
||1-0||31||1922||Hastings||D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|6. Yates vs G A Thomas
||0-1||37||1922||Hastings||C83 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|7. Rubinstein vs Yates
||½-½||37||1922||Hastings||C34 King's Gambit Accepted|
|8. Tarrasch vs Bogoljubov
|| ||½-½||57||1922||Hastings||C50 Giuoco Piano|
|9. G A Thomas vs Alekhine
||0-1||83||1922||Hastings||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|10. Alekhine vs Yates
||0-1||52||1922||Hastings||D30 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|11. Bogoljubov vs G A Thomas
||½-½||78||1922||Hastings||C73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense|
|12. Rubinstein vs Tarrasch
|13. Alekhine vs Bogoljubov
||1-0||52||1922||Hastings||D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense|
|14. G A Thomas vs Rubinstein
||0-1||41||1922||Hastings||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|15. Tarrasch vs Yates
||1-0||72||1922||Hastings||C49 Four Knights|
|16. G A Thomas vs Tarrasch
|17. Alekhine vs Rubinstein
||½-½||17||1922||Hastings||D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
|18. Bogoljubov vs Yates
||1-0||29||1922||Hastings||D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense|
|19. G A Thomas vs Yates
||1-0||31||1922||Hastings||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|20. Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov
||1-0||47||1922||Hastings||D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|21. Tarrasch vs Alekhine
||½-½||62||1922||Hastings||C48 Four Knights|
|22. Bogoljubov vs Tarrasch
||1-0||20||1922||Hastings||D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense|
|23. Yates vs Rubinstein
||0-1||37||1922||Hastings||C91 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|24. Alekhine vs G A Thomas
|| ||1-0||60||1922||Hastings||D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense|
|25. Tarrasch vs Rubinstein
||½-½||61||1922||Hastings||C49 Four Knights|
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|Sep-16-17|| ||MissScarlett: Tournament introduction really could do with an overhaul, which is annoying, because it might fall to me to undertake it. But the first thing that needs attention is correcting the start date to September 9th; the 10th was a Sunday.|
|Jun-27-18|| ||TheFocus: Interesting that the time-limit was 17 moves an hour instead of the more usual 20 moves an hour.|
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