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Hastings 1927/28 Tournament

Savielly Tartakower5.5/7(+5 -1 =1)[games]
Lajos Steiner4.5/6(+4 -1 =1)[games]
Fred Dewhirst Yates4/7(+4 -3 =0)[games]
Edgar Colle3.5/6(+2 -1 =3)[games]
Victor Berger2.5/4(+2 -1 =1)[games]
George Alan Thomas2/5(+2 -3 =0)[games]
George Marshall Norman1/5(+1 -4 =0)[games]
Edward G Sergeant1/5(+1 -4 =0)[games]
Hans Kmoch1/3(+1 -2 =0)[games]
Reginald Pryce Michell0/2(+0 -2 =0)[games] Chess Event Description
Hastings 1927/28
The eighth annual Hastings Christmas Chess Festival was held from December 28, 1927 to January 6, 1928. The Premier event was a round robin tournament played by ten chess masters from Great Britain and Europe. Among the participants were Victor Berger, Edgar Colle, Hans Kmoch, Reginald Price Michell, George Marshall Norman, Edward G. Sergeant, Lajos Steiner, Savielly Tartakower, George Alan Thomas, and Frederick Yates. Records are scarce on this tournament as even the score of games are incomplete to this day. What information does exist has been used to assemble the existing games in the order found here. We do know Dr. Tartakower eventually won this tournament, his second consecutive Hastings premier (and third overall), but two of his games as well as sixteen others are lost, perhaps forever. From the final standings and results of all the games I have reconstructed the tournament table below:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Pts 1 Tartakower * 0 1 1 1 1 1 6.5 2 Steiner 1 * 0 1 1 1 0 1 6.0 3 Colle * 1 1 1 0 5.5 4 Berger 0 1 * 1 1 0 1 5.5 5 Yates 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 5.0 6 Michell 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 4.5 7 Kmoch 0 0 0 * 1 1 4.0 8 Thomas 0 0 0 1 0 0 * 1 1 3.5 9 Sergeant 0 1 0 0 0 * 1 3.5 10 Norman 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 1.0

20 games are unavailable. These include:

Round 1: Berger 1 Steiner, Kmoch 1/2 Colle, Sergeant 1/2 Michell Round 2: Thomas 0 Colle
Round 3: Kmoch 1/2 Berger, Michell 1/2 Yates
Round 4: Colle 1/2 Sergeant, Kmoch 1/2 Thomas, Tartakower 1/2 Michell Round 5: Berger 0 Thomas, Norman 0 Kmoch
Round 6: Steiner 1 Michell
Round 7: Michell 1 Kmoch, Norman 0 Berger, Yates 1/2 Steiner Round 8: Norman 0 Sergeant, Thomas 0 Michell
Round 9: Michell 1 Norman, Sergeant 1/2 Berger, Tartakower 1/2 Kmoch

Hastings (1926/27) and Hastings (1928/29) were the previous and next annual events of this city.

Original collection: Game Collection: Hastings 1927/28, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 1; games 1-25 of 25  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Norman vs Yates 0-1381927Hastings 1927/28E24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
2. G A Thomas vs Tartakower  0-1641927Hastings 1927/28B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
3. Yates vs E G Sergeant  1-0351927Hastings 1927/28C86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
4. Tartakower vs G Norman 1-0281927Hastings 1927/28A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
5. L Steiner vs Kmoch  1-0291927Hastings 1927/28B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
6. V Berger vs R P Michell  1-0431927Hastings 1927/28A25 English
7. G Norman vs Colle 1-0421927Hastings 1927/28E16 Queen's Indian
8. E G Sergeant vs Tartakower 0-1591927Hastings 1927/28B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
9. G A Thomas vs L Steiner  0-1331927Hastings 1927/28C86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
10. Yates vs V Berger 0-1391927Hastings 1927/28C01 French, Exchange
11. L Steiner vs G Norman 1-0241927Hastings 1927/28B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
12. Yates vs Tartakower  0-1931928Hastings 1927/28B25 Sicilian, Closed
13. E G Sergeant vs L Steiner  1-0251928Hastings 1927/28C77 Ruy Lopez
14. R P Michell vs Colle  0-1341928Hastings 1927/28B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
15. V Berger vs Tartakower  0-1551928Hastings 1927/28D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. Colle vs Yates 1-0451928Hastings 1927/28A99 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3
17. Kmoch vs E G Sergeant  1-0491928Hastings 1927/28D60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
18. G A Thomas vs G Norman  1-0311928Hastings 1927/28B41 Sicilian, Kan
19. Tartakower vs Colle  ½-½261928Hastings 1927/28A07 King's Indian Attack
20. E G Sergeant vs G A Thomas  0-1281928Hastings 1927/28B15 Caro-Kann
21. Colle vs V Berger ½-½691928Hastings 1927/28E91 King's Indian
22. Kmoch vs Yates  0-1441928Hastings 1927/28E60 King's Indian Defense
23. L Steiner vs Tartakower  1-0521928Hastings 1927/28C12 French, McCutcheon
24. Colle vs L Steiner  ½-½461928Hastings 1927/28D05 Queen's Pawn Game
25. Yates vs G A Thomas 1-0291928Hastings 1927/28C97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Phony Benoni: Here is a list of the 20 missing games. Exact colors are uncertain.

Round 1: Steiner 0 Berger, Michell 1/2 Sergeant, Colle 1/2 Kmoch

Round 2: Colle 1 Thomas

Round 3: Yates 1/2 Michell, Berger 1/2 Kmoch

Round 4: Kmoch 1/2 Thomas, Tartakower 1/2 Michell, Colle 1/2 Sergeant

Round 5: Berger 0 Thomas, Kmoch 1 Norman

Round 6: Steiner 1 Michell

Round 7: Steiner 1/2 Yatesm Berger 1 Norman, Kmoch 0 Michell

Round 8: Thomas 0 Michell, Sergeant 1 Norman

Round 9: Berger 1/2 Sergeant, Michell 1 Norman, Tartakower 1/2 Kmoch

Mar-31-14  zanzibar: Again, like my other comment, BritBase has all the missing games (colors/rounds/exact dates included).

This one is also in the first Hastings-1 zipfile.

Use the same links. I won't check the other Hastings you posted today until after you synch with BritBase.

Sorry if you already looked at BritBase and found problems. But if that's the case, I sure would like to know. I have a great trust for the info on that site, and regard it as "definitive".

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  Phony Benoni: <zanzibar> Agains, I just forgot to recheck BritBase when I began checking the Hastings information. Thanks for reminding me.
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