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Bournemouth Tournament

Max Euwe9/11(+7 -0 =4)[games]
Salomon Flohr8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Ernst Ludwig Klein8.5/11(+6 -0 =5)[games]
Imre Koenig6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Salo Landau6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Adrian Garcia Conde6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
James Macrae Aitken5/11(+3 -4 =4)[games]
Philip Norman Wallis5/11(+4 -5 =2)[games]
Andrew Rowland Benedick Thomas4.5/11(+4 -6 =1)[games]
Jacques Mieses3.5/11(+3 -7 =1)[games]
Francis Ernest Appleyard Kitto2/11(+1 -8 =2)[games]
Gerald Abrahams1/11(+1 -10 =0)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Bournemouth (1939)

At the 1939 British Chess Federation Congress at Bournemouth, the proximity of war meant that the British Championship itself was not at stake. With the uncertainty of the time, and the absence of the players competing in the Buenos Aires Olympiad (Harry Golombek, Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander, George Alan Thomas, Philip Stuart Milner-Barry, and Baruch Harold Wood), the men’s championship was scrapped in favor of a general Premier Tournament. This consisted of a 12 man American, comprising Holland's top two players Euwe and Landau, the veterans Mieses and Condé, the Viennese-born strong master Klein, König who had just settled in England, Flohr at the height of his powers, and from the home country, Thomas, Aitken, Abrahams, Kitto and Wallis.

Bournemouth, England, 14-25 August 1939

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 Euwe * ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 1 9 =2 Flohr ˝ * ˝ ˝ 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8˝ =2 Klein ˝ ˝ * ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 1 1 8˝ =4 König 0 ˝ ˝ * ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 1 6˝ =4 Landau ˝ 1 0 ˝ * 1 ˝ 1 0 0 1 1 6˝ 6 Condé ˝ 0 ˝ 1 0 * ˝ 0 1 1 ˝ 1 6 =7 Aitken 0 0 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ 0 1 1 1 5 =7 Wallis 0 0 0 ˝ 0 1 ˝ * 1 0 1 1 5 9 Thomas 0 0 ˝ 0 1 0 1 0 * 0 1 1 4˝ 10 Mieses 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 * ˝ 0 3˝ 11 Kitto 0 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 0 0 ˝ * 1 2 12 Abrahams 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 1

Tournament book: Plymouth 1938 and Bournemouth 1939 by A. J. Gillam (Chess Player, 2007).

This introduction was partly taken from http://www.chessdevon.co.uk/HTML/Pi... and http://www.keverelchess.com/categor...

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P N Wallis vs A Thomas  1-0341939BournemouthE22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
2. Aitken vs Flohr 0-1291939BournemouthB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
3. F Kitto vs J Mieses  ½-½551939BournemouthA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
4. G Abrahams vs E Klein  0-1471939BournemouthE01 Catalan, Closed
5. S Landau vs A G Conde  1-0761939BournemouthE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
6. I Koenig vs Euwe  0-1581939BournemouthD94 Grunfeld
7. J Mieses vs G Abrahams 0-1951939BournemouthB24 Sicilian, Closed
8. E Klein vs P N Wallis  1-0301939BournemouthD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
9. Flohr vs F Kitto  1-0281939BournemouthE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
10. I Koenig vs Aitken  ½-½441939BournemouthA13 English
11. Euwe vs A G Conde  ½-½551939BournemouthE17 Queen's Indian
12. A Thomas vs S Landau  1-0311939BournemouthD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. S Landau vs E Klein  0-1521939BournemouthE20 Nimzo-Indian
14. F Kitto vs I Koenig  0-1291939BournemouthC02 French, Advance
15. Euwe vs Aitken  1-0361939BournemouthD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
16. G Abrahams vs Flohr  0-1251939BournemouthD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
17. A G Conde vs A Thomas  1-0571939BournemouthE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
18. P N Wallis vs J Mieses  0-1341939BournemouthB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
19. E Klein vs A G Conde  ½-½471939BournemouthE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
20. I Koenig vs G Abrahams  1-0501939BournemouthD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. Flohr vs P N Wallis  1-0301939BournemouthD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. Aitken vs F Kitto 1-0271939BournemouthC67 Ruy Lopez
23. J Mieses vs S Landau  1-0281939BournemouthB24 Sicilian, Closed
24. A Thomas vs Euwe  0-1331939BournemouthB56 Sicilian
25. G Abrahams vs Aitken  0-1281939BournemouthC50 Giuoco Piano
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-23-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Gerald Abrahams was 32 at the time of this tournament and I am baffled at how he did so badly. He was a very skilful author and wrote a bucketful of chess books. But here his only win was against the 102-year-old Mieses: Mieses vs G Abrahams, 1939. He lost to Euwe in only 14 moves! He also managed to lose F Kitto vs G Abrahams, 1939. Very odd!
Apr-23-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessical: Mieses was 74 years, 5 months old not 102.
Apr-23-16  JimNorCal: What is a "12 man American"?

Please, no "lightbulb" jokes...

Apr-23-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  PhilFeeley: <He lost to Euwe in only 14 moves!> Can't expect much else from 1...b5.
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