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Hastings 1929/30 Tournament

Jose Raul Capablanca6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[view games]
Milan Vidmar4/6(+2 -0 =4)[view games]
Edward G Sergeant3/6(+3 -3 =0)[view games]
Vera Menchik2.5/5(+2 -2 =1)[view games]
George Alan Thomas2.5/5(+2 -2 =1)[view games]
Sandor Takacs2/5(+1 -2 =2)[view games]
Fred Dewhirst Yates2/4(+1 -1 =2)[view games]
William Winter1.5/5(+1 -3 =1)[view games]
Geza Maroczy1/2(+0 -0 =2)[view games]
Hubert Ernest Price0/3(+0 -3 =0)[view games]

Chessgames.com Historical Chess Event
Hastings 1929/30
The tenth Hastings Christmas Chess Festival was held December 27, 1929 to January 4, 1930. Once again ten chess masters from England, the European continent, and the Americas were invited to participate in the round robin event, notably former World Champion Jose Capablanca, Geza Maróczy, and Milan Vidmar. Capablanca won in fine fashion, finishing undefeated with 4 wins and 5 draws.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 Capabanca X ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 6.5 2 Vidmar ˝ X ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 5.5 3 Yates ˝ ˝ X ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 0 1 5.0 4 Maroczy ˝ ˝ ˝ X ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 4.5 5 Sergeant 0 0 ˝ ˝ X 1 0 1 ˝ 1 4.5 6 Takacs ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 0 X ˝ ˝ 1 1 4.5 7 Thomas 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ X 1 0 ˝ 4.5 8 Winter ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 0 X 1 1 4.0 9 Menchik 0 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 0 1 0 X 0 3.5 10 Price 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ 0 1 X 2.5

20 incomplete or lost games are not included in the database. These include:

Round 1: Menchik 0 Price, Sergeant 1/2 Yates Round 2: Maroczy 1/2 Menchik, Vidmar 1/2 Takacs, yates 1/2 Winter Round 3: Maroczy 1/2 Sergeant, Vidmar 1/2 Price Round 4: Price 1/2 Maroczy, Thomas 1/2 Yates Round 5: Maroczy 1/2 Vidmar, Takacs 1/2 Winter Round 6: Thomas 1/2 Takacs, yates 1 Price Round 7: Maroczy 1/2 Yates, Price 0 Winter Round 8: Takacs 1 Menchik, Thomas 1/2 Price, Winter 1/2 Maroczy Round 9: Maroczy 1/2 Thomas, Menchik 1/2 Sergeant

Original collection: Game Collection: Hastings 1929/30, by User: suenteus po 147

 page 1 of 1; games 1-25 of 25  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. W Winter vs Capablanca  ½-½36 1929 Hastings 1929/30E23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
2. G A Thomas vs Vidmar  ½-½41 1929 Hastings 1929/30D69 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 13.de
3. S Takacs vs Maroczy ½-½19 1929 Hastings 1929/30A13 English
4. E G Sergeant vs H E Price  1-044 1929 Hastings 1929/30B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
5. Capablanca vs G A Thomas 1-051 1929 Hastings 1929/30E14 Queen's Indian
6. W Winter vs G A Thomas 0-113 1929 Hastings 1929/30D52 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. Yates vs S Takacs 1-051 1929 Hastings 1929/30B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
8. Capablanca vs Menchik 1-064 1929 Hastings 1929/30D41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
9. Menchik vs Vidmar  ½-½40 1929 Hastings 1929/30D68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
10. S Takacs vs Capablanca  ½-½20 1929 Hastings 1929/30A15 English
11. W Winter vs E G Sergeant  0-128 1929 Hastings 1929/30D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
12. H E Price vs Capablanca 0-138 1929 Hastings 1929/30E16 Queen's Indian
13. Menchik vs Yates  1-069 1929 Hastings 1929/30D55 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. E G Sergeant vs G A Thomas  0-165 1929 Hastings 1929/30C72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
15. E G Sergeant vs Vidmar  0-149 1930 Hastings 1929/30C77 Ruy Lopez
16. Capablanca vs Maroczy  ½-½18 1930 Hastings 1929/30D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. W Winter vs Menchik  1-034 1930 Hastings 1929/30E00 Queen's Pawn Game
18. S Takacs vs E G Sergeant  0-130 1930 Hastings 1929/30A06 Reti Opening
19. Vidmar vs Capablanca  ½-½21 1930 Hastings 1929/30D67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
20. Menchik vs G A Thomas 1-030 1930 Hastings 1929/30E73 King's Indian
21. Capablanca vs E G Sergeant 1-038 1930 Hastings 1929/30D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
22. Yates vs Vidmar  ½-½32 1930 Hastings 1929/30C78 Ruy Lopez
23. Vidmar vs W Winter 1-017 1930 Hastings 1929/30D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. Capablanca vs Yates  ½-½26 1930 Hastings 1929/30D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. H E Price vs S Takacs  0-124 1930 Hastings 1929/30E15 Queen's Indian
 page 1 of 1; games 1-25 of 25  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-31-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: Here is a list of the 20 missing games. Exact colors are uncertain.

Round 1: Yates 1/2 Sergeant, Menchik 0 Price

Round 2: Winter 1/2 Yates

Round 3: Maroczy 1/2 Sergeant, Vidmar 1/2 Price

Round 4: Yates 1/2 Thomas, Maroczy 1/2 Price

Round 6: Thomas 1/2 Takacs, Yates 1 Price

Round 7: Winter 1 Price, Yates 1/2 Maroczy

Round 8: Thomas 1/2 Price

Round 9: Sergeant 1/2 Menchik, Maroczy 1/2 Thomas

Exact rounds could not be determined for these games. They were played in rounds 2, 5, 8:

Vidmar 1/2 Takacs
Vidmar 1/2 Maroczy
Maroczy 1/2 Menchik
Maroczy 1/2 Takacs
Maroczy 1/2 Winter
Takacs 1/2 Winter

Mar-31-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: <Phony> Have you used BritBase's Hastings-1 zip file?

I have a complete crosstable for the tournament - with summary scores agreeing with your x-table (xtab).

(If you ordered ties alphabetically I could check your xtab more completely)

Anyways - here's the link to the BritBase PGN where you can find your "missing" games:

http://www.saund.co.uk/britbase/pgh...

http://www.saund.co.uk/britbase/has...

BritBase is a pretty reliable source afaict. If you find contradictions from primary sources there is a corrections page you can post to:

http://www.saund.co.uk/britbase/Bri...

Mar-31-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: <zanzibar> This collection--and many of the other Hastings--were compiled by <suenteus po 147>, and I'm not sure of his methods.

However, the first thing I did when working on Hasiings was to download everything from BritBase. Unfortunately, when starting clean-up work yesterday I forgot they had round numbers for all the games, not just the complete ones. Could have saved myself a lot of trouble., so I'll go back and recheck this.

The problem with BritBase, of course, are the fragments. These were probably complied from contemporaryreports that provided the name of the opening, but not the entire score They are useful for BritBase's purposes, but are not appropriate for ours.

Crosstables. Again, I don't know <suenteus po 147>'s' practice, but I use ChessBase to produce these automatically when all the game information is present. This breaks ties by Sonnenborg-Berger. Producing an alphabetic sort would be a manual step for me, though I do have a Primitive Excel Spreadsheet that would help. (The PES is about the limit of my technical ability.)

(Of course, if you ordered ties by S-B, you could check my xtab more completely.)

Sorry, I couldn't resist. But now I'm curious to see how quickly I can do an alphabetic crosstable.

Mar-31-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: There you go. Ten minutes is probably an eternity for somebody who knows what they're doing around computers, but it's what I can do.

Still, I'm going to stick to my ChessBase xtabs until a Prime Directive tells me otherwise. And that doesn't come easy for me. You know what they say:

<"Librarians do it by the book ... and in alphabetical order.">

Mar-31-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: Hi <Phony>.

Yes, now that I think about it, I have CBase Light 2009, and could do the xtab with SB too. Meet you 1/2 = way? (Pun intended).

SCID is free and available to all, so I do think it might be a good ref/standard. I need to double-check how it does tiebreaks - now that I'm paying attention.

We talked about this before - briefly. Since SB isn't always used in practice, it would be nice if software allowed a row to be dragged to a new position and recalculate.

For instance, a play-off might decide placement - entirely outside the xtab data.

BTW- I wasn't aware that BritBase had a lot of fragment games. I know that there are missing games prominently displayed on one of the BritBase pages.

For the two tournaments I posted on I'll look at #moves and see if BritBase had fragments on either.

Cheers

Mar-31-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: Update - thanks for opening my eyes on that. Indeed, BritBase has a complete xtab but only game fragments for 20 of the games, just like you said.

Thanks for the explanation.

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