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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
London Tournament

Aron Nimzowitsch8/11(+7 -2 =2)[view games]
Savielly Tartakower8/11(+6 -1 =4)[view games]
Frank James Marshall7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[view games]
Milan Vidmar7/11(+5 -2 =4)[view games]
Efim Bogoljubov6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[view games]
William Winter5.5/11(+4 -4 =3)[view games]
Richard Reti5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[view games]
Edgar Colle4.5/11(+2 -4 =5)[view games]
George Alan Thomas3.5/11(+3 -7 =1)[view games]
Victor Berger3.5/11(+2 -6 =3)[view games]
Frederick Dewhirst Yates3.5/11(+2 -6 =3)[view games]
William Albert Fairhurst3/11(+2 -7 =2)[view games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
London (1927)

In the fall of 1927, the British Empire Club organized an international Masters tournament to be held in London, England from October 10th to the 24th. The twelve chess masters invited to compete at the event were first served a banquet dinner at the Empire Club in London on October 9th. There the time control for the tournament was announced at 30 moves in two hours followed by 15 moves every hour. The participants were among the strongest assembled at the time. Frank James Marshall, a former contender for the world crown, journeyed from the United States. The great hypermodernists Aron Nimzowitsch, Richard Réti, and Savielly Tartakower were also in attendance. Milan Vidmar and Efim Bogoljubov who were two of the very best chess masters living in Europe were also present. The field was rounded out by the very strong British players and British tournament regulars Edgar Colle, William Winter, George Alan Thomas, Victor Berger, Fredrick D. Yates, and William Fairhurst. The only two noticeable absences from the event were the world champion Jose Raul Capablanca and his rival Alexander Alekhine, both of whom were in Argentina at the time contesting the world crown. Nimzowitsch and Tartakower took joint first after a race that started with Tartakower in the lead with Nimzowitsch catching up in the latter half leaving everyone else by the way side. Yates vs Nimzowitsch, 1927 was awarded the best game prize of the tournament.

The final standings and crosstable:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 =1 Nimzowitsch * 1 0 ˝ 1 0 ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 8 =1 Tartakower 0 * ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 8 3 Marshall 1 ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 ˝ ˝ 7˝ 4 Vidmar ˝ ˝ ˝ * 1 0 0 1 ˝ 1 1 1 7 5 Bogoljubov 0 0 ˝ 0 * 1 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 6˝ =6 Winter 1 0 ˝ 1 0 * 0 ˝ 1 1 ˝ 0 5˝ =6 Réti ˝ 0 ˝ 1 0 1 * ˝ 0 1 ˝ ˝ 5˝ 8 Colle 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ * 0 ˝ 1 1 4˝ =9 Thomas 0 0 0 ˝ 0 0 1 1 * 0 1 0 3˝ =9 Berger 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ 1 * 0 1 3˝ =9 Yates 0 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ 0 0 1 * 1 3˝ 12 Fairhurst 0 0 ˝ 0 0 1 ˝ 0 1 0 0 * 3

Original collection: Game Collection: London 1927, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Colle vs Yates 1-092 1927 LondonE16 Queen's Indian
2. Reti vs Nimzowitsch ½-½44 1927 LondonA04 Reti Opening
3. V Berger vs Bogoljubov  ½-½32 1927 LondonD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
4. G A Thomas vs Marshall 0-130 1927 LondonE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
5. W Fairhurst vs W Winter  1-054 1927 LondonD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. Vidmar vs Tartakower ½-½32 1927 LondonA47 Queen's Indian
7. Tartakower vs W Fairhurst  1-040 1927 LondonA15 English
8. W Winter vs V Berger  1-049 1927 LondonE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
9. Yates vs Marshall  ½-½32 1927 LondonC42 Petrov Defense
10. Nimzowitsch vs Vidmar  ½-½30 1927 LondonC49 Four Knights
11. Bogoljubov vs G A Thomas  1-031 1927 LondonC17 French, Winawer, Advance
12. Colle vs Reti  ½-½30 1927 LondonA47 Queen's Indian
13. Marshall vs Bogoljubov  ½-½38 1927 LondonE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
14. Reti vs Yates  ½-½29 1927 LondonD75 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5
15. G A Thomas vs W Winter 0-117 1927 LondonE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
16. Vidmar vs Colle 1-028 1927 LondonE16 Queen's Indian
17. W Fairhurst vs Nimzowitsch 0-140 1927 LondonE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
18. V Berger vs Tartakower  ½-½32 1927 LondonA80 Dutch
19. Yates vs Bogoljubov  0-181 1927 LondonC87 Ruy Lopez
20. W Winter vs Marshall  ½-½46 1927 LondonE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
21. Tartakower vs G A Thomas  1-068 1927 LondonA15 English
22. Nimzowitsch vs V Berger 1-061 1927 LondonA16 English
23. Colle vs W Fairhurst 1-037 1927 LondonD04 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Reti vs Vidmar 1-056 1927 LondonA13 English
25. Bogoljubov vs W Winter  1-027 1927 LondonE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-05-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: "Dr. Max Euwe has awarded the special prizes in the recent Masters' tournament at the British Empire Club as follows: First brilliancy prize to Sir George A. Thomas for his game against F.D. Yates; second brilliancy prize to R. Reti for his game against W. Winter; prize for the best played game to A. Nimzowitsch for his game against F.D. Yates," - <American Chess Bulletin>, March 1928, pg. 61.
Feb-07-17  JimNorCal: The description section includes this "The field was rounded out by the very strong British players and British tournament regulars Edgar Colle (and a set of Britishers)"

I guess Colle is intended to be categorized as a regular player in British tournaments but it's easy to think he's being listed as British. He was Belgian, no?

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