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Margate 1937
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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In the year 1937, ten chess masters, including the world champion, were invited to participate in a round robin tournament at the seaside resort of Margate, England. Continuing their hot streak through the year, Reuben Fine and Paul Keres shared first place, both having gone undefeated. Alexander Alekhine displayed his familiar aggressive style, taking no draws, but suffering three losses to the three Victors and earning second place.

The final standings and crosstable:

=1st Fine 7/9 * 1 1 1 1 1 1

=1st Keres 7/9 * 1 1 1 1 1 1

3rd Alekhine 6/9 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 0 1

4th Foltys 5/9 0 0 * 1 1 1 1

5th Milner-Barry 5/9 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1

=6th Alexander 4/9 0 0 0 * 1 1

=6th Menchik 4/9 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 1

8th Thomas 3/9 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 1

9th Berger 2/9 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 * 1

10th Tylor /9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *

Round One
Fine vs Tylor, 1937
(E72) King's Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

Foltys vs Milner-Barry, 1937
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Menchik, 1937
(A15) English, 45 moves, 1-0

G A Thomas vs V Berger, 1937
(B57) Sicilian, 34 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs C H Alexander, 1937 
(C47) Four Knights, 42 moves, 1-0

Round Two
C H Alexander vs Foltys, 1937
(C11) French, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tylor vs G A Thomas, 1937 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 16 moves, 0-1

Milner-Barry vs Keres, 1937 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fine vs Menchik, 1937
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

V Berger vs Alekhine, 1937 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 1-0

Round Three
Foltys vs V Berger, 1937
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 46 moves, 1-0

Keres vs C H Alexander, 1937 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 22 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs Tylor, 1937 
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 44 moves, 1-0

G A Thomas vs Fine, 1937
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Menchik vs Milner-Barry, 1937
(A06) Reti Opening, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Four
Milner-Barry vs Fine, 1937
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 36 moves, 0-1

Tylor vs Foltys, 1937
(B58) Sicilian, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

G A Thomas vs Alekhine, 1937 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 0-1

V Berger vs Keres, 1937
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

C H Alexander vs Menchik, 1937 
(C14) French, Classical, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Five
Keres vs Tylor, 1937
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 1-0

Menchik vs V Berger, 1937 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 48 moves, 1-0

Foltys vs G A Thomas, 1937
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Fine vs Alekhine, 1937 
(A90) Dutch, 60 moves, 1-0

Milner-Barry vs C H Alexander, 1937
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 53 moves, 1-0

Round Six
V Berger vs Milner-Barry, 1937
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs Foltys, 1937 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 40 moves, 1-0

G A Thomas vs Keres, 1937 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 25 moves, 0-1

Tylor vs Menchik, 1937
(C14) French, Classical, 28 moves, 0-1

Fine vs C H Alexander, 1937
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Seven
Milner-Barry vs Tylor, 1937
(B72) Sicilian, Dragon, 53 moves, 1-0

C H Alexander vs V Berger, 1937
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 28 moves, 1-0

Foltys vs Fine, 1937 
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 63 moves, 0-1

Menchik vs G A Thomas, 1937 
(A14) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Alekhine, 1937 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 23 moves, 1-0

Round Eight
V Berger vs Fine, 1937 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 20 moves, 0-1

Foltys vs Keres, 1937
(C49) Four Knights, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tylor vs C H Alexander, 1937
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 34 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs Menchik, 1937 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

G A Thomas vs Milner-Barry, 1937
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 0-1

Round Nine
Keres vs Fine, 1937 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 64 moves, 1/2-1/2

Milner-Barry vs Alekhine, 1937 
(C25) Vienna, 59 moves, 0-1

C H Alexander vs G A Thomas, 1937
(B01) Scandinavian, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Menchik vs Foltys, 1937 
(A25) English, 23 moves, 0-1

V Berger vs Tylor, 1937 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 23 moves, 1-0

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