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:|
20 games are unavailable. These include:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Pts
1 Tartakower * 0 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 6.5
2 Steiner 1 * ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 0 1 6.0
3 Colle ½ ½ * ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 5.5
4 Berger 0 1 ½ * 1 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 5.5
5 Yates 0 ½ 0 0 * ½ 1 1 1 1 5.0
6 Michell ½ 0 0 0 ½ * 1 1 ½ 1 4.5
7 Kmoch ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 0 * ½ 1 1 4.0
8 Thomas 0 0 0 1 0 0 ½ * 1 1 3.5
9 Sergeant 0 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 * 1 3.5
10 Norman 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 1.0
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
|1. G Norman vs Yates
||0-1||38||1927||Hastings 1927/28||E24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch|
|2. G A Thomas vs Tartakower
|| ||0-1||64||1927||Hastings 1927/28||B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein|
|3. Yates vs E G Sergeant
|| ||1-0||35||1927||Hastings 1927/28||C86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack|
|4. Tartakower vs G Norman
||1-0||28||1927||Hastings 1927/28||A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3|
|5. L Steiner vs Kmoch
|| ||1-0||29||1927||Hastings 1927/28||B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein|
|6. V Berger vs R P Michell
|| ||1-0||43||1927||Hastings 1927/28||A25 English|
|7. G Norman vs Colle
||1-0||42||1927||Hastings 1927/28||E16 Queen's Indian|
|8. E G Sergeant vs Tartakower
||0-1||59||1927||Hastings 1927/28||B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein|
|9. G A Thomas vs L Steiner
|| ||0-1||33||1927||Hastings 1927/28||C86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack|
|10. Yates vs V Berger
||0-1||39||1927||Hastings 1927/28||C01 French, Exchange|
|11. L Steiner vs G Norman
||1-0||24||1927||Hastings 1927/28||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|12. Yates vs Tartakower
|| ||0-1||93||1928||Hastings 1927/28||B25 Sicilian, Closed|
|13. E G Sergeant vs L Steiner
|| ||1-0||25||1928||Hastings 1927/28||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|14. R P Michell vs Colle
|| ||0-1||34||1928||Hastings 1927/28||B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein|
|15. V Berger vs Tartakower
|| ||0-1||55||1928||Hastings 1927/28||D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|16. Colle vs Yates
||1-0||45||1928||Hastings 1927/28||A99 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3|
|17. Kmoch vs E G Sergeant
|| ||1-0||49||1928||Hastings 1927/28||D60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense|
|18. G A Thomas vs G Norman
|| ||1-0||31||1928||Hastings 1927/28||B41 Sicilian, Kan|
|19. Tartakower vs Colle
|| ||½-½||26||1928||Hastings 1927/28||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|20. E G Sergeant vs G A Thomas
|| ||0-1||28||1928||Hastings 1927/28||B15 Caro-Kann|
|21. Colle vs V Berger
||½-½||69||1928||Hastings 1927/28||E91 King's Indian|
|22. Kmoch vs Yates
|| ||0-1||44||1928||Hastings 1927/28||E60 King's Indian Defense|
|23. L Steiner vs Tartakower
|| ||1-0||52||1928||Hastings 1927/28||C12 French, McCutcheon|
|24. Colle vs L Steiner
|| ||½-½||46||1928||Hastings 1927/28||D05 Queen's Pawn Game|
|25. Yates vs G A Thomas
||1-0||29||1928||Hastings 1927/28||C97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin|
| page 1 of 1; games 1-25 of 25
|Mar-31-14|| ||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".
|Mar-31-14|| ||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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