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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Hastings 1930/31 Tournament

Max Euwe7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Jose Raul Capablanca6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Mir Sultan Khan6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Reginald Pryce Michell5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Fred Dewhirst Yates4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
George Alan Thomas4/9(+3 -4 =2)[games]
William Winter3.5/9(+2 -4 =3)[games]
Theodore Tylor3/9(+1 -4 =4)[games]
Vera Menchik3/9(+2 -5 =2)[games]
Edgar Colle2.5/9(+1 -5 =3)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Hastings 1930/31
The 11th Hastings Christmas Chess Festival was held from December 29, 1930 to January 7, 1931. Once again ten chess masters from England, the European continent, and the Americas were invited to participate in the round robin event. The notable participants of this edition included former world champion Jose Capablanca, Max Euwe, and Mir Sultan Khan.

The Dutch master won in surprising fashion, finishing with 6 wins and 2 draws, dropping only one game. He edged out multiple Hastings winner and former world champion Capablanca by half a point. There are 13 incomplete or lost games missing from this collection and the database. The results of each encounter do survive, however, and thus allow for the final standings and crosstable to be reconstructed below:

Hastings, England, 29 December 1930 - 7 January 1931

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Pts 1 Euwe * 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 7.0 2 Capablanca * 0 1 1 1 1 1 6.5 3 Sultan Khan 0 1 * 1 1 0 1 1 6.0 4 Michell 0 0 * 1 1 0 1 1 5.0 5 Yates 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 4.5 6 Thomas 0 0 0 * 1 1 0 1 4.0 7 Winter 0 0 1 0 0 * 1 3.5 8 Tylor 0 0 1 0 0 * 3.0 9 Menchik 1 0 0 0 1 0 * 0 3.0 10 Colle 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 2.5

13 games are unavailable, including:

Round 1: Menchik 1/2 Yates Round 2: Michell 1 Thomas, Tylor 1/2 Winter Round 3: Menchik 1/2 Tylor, Thomas 1 Colle, Winter 1/2 Michell Round 4: Colle 1/2 Winter, Michell 1 Menchik Round 5: Menchik 0 Colle Round 6: Colle 1/2 Yates Round 7: Yates 1/2 Sultan Khan Round 8: Colle 1/2 Tylor, Winter 1 Menchik

Original collection: Game Collection: Hastings 1930/31, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 32  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Capablanca vs Colle 1-0391930Hastings 1930/31E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
2. Sultan Khan vs R P Michell 1-0251930Hastings 1930/31E47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
3. G A Thomas vs Tylor  1-0331930Hastings 1930/31E61 King's Indian
4. W Winter vs Euwe  0-1381930Hastings 1930/31D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. Euwe vs Menchik 0-1611930Hastings 1930/31D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
6. Capablanca vs Yates 1-0871930Hastings 1930/31D66 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
7. Colle vs Sultan Khan 0-1451930Hastings 1930/31A46 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Sultan Khan vs Capablanca 1-0651930Hastings 1930/31E12 Queen's Indian
9. Yates vs Euwe 0-1401930Hastings 1930/31B10 Caro-Kann
10. Tylor vs Yates  0-1301931Hastings 1930/31D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
11. Sultan Khan vs G A Thomas 1-0351931Hastings 1930/31E10 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Euwe vs Capablanca ½-½251931Hastings 1930/31D52 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. W Winter vs Sultan Khan 1-0451931Hastings 1930/31E23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
14. Capablanca vs G A Thomas  ½-½261931Hastings 1930/31D69 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 13.de
15. Euwe vs Tylor  1-0321931Hastings 1930/31D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. Yates vs R P Michell  0-1351931Hastings 1930/31C77 Ruy Lopez
17. Capablanca vs Tylor 1-0341931Hastings 1930/31D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Sultan Khan vs Menchik 1-0411931Hastings 1930/31E91 King's Indian
19. G A Thomas vs W Winter  1-0181931Hastings 1930/31D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. R P Michell vs Euwe  0-1291931Hastings 1930/31D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
21. Tylor vs R P Michell 1-0351931Hastings 1930/31D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. Menchik vs G A Thomas 1-0351931Hastings 1930/31A14 English
23. Euwe vs Colle  1-0321931Hastings 1930/31D07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
24. W Winter vs Capablanca 0-1341931Hastings 1930/31D51 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. R P Michell vs Capablanca  ½-½381931Hastings 1930/31B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-20-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Absentee: "Dutch master Euwe won in surprising combative fashion, finishing undefeated with 6 wins and 2 draws, dropping only one game."

I guess "undefeated" should be removed.

Mar-31-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: Here is a list of the 13 missing games. Exact colors are uncertain:

Round 1: Yates 1/2 Menchik

Round 2: Michell 1 Thomas, Winter 1/2 Tylor

Round 3: Thomas 1 Colle, Tylor 1/2 Menchik, Michell 12 Winter

Round 4: Michell 1 Menchik, Winter 1/2 Colle

Round 5: Menchik 0 Colle

Round 6: Yates 1/2 Colle

Round 7: Sultan Khan 1 Yates

Round 8: Winter 1 Menchik, Tylor 1/2 Colle

Dec-02-16  Retireborn: So, Capablanca started with two whites, then two blacks, then two more whites, and finally three blacks.

Obviously not standard Berger pairings, but does anybody know what pairing method was used? Was it used in other tournaments?

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