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Hastings 1951/52
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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The 27th Hastings Christmas Chess Festival was held at the end of the year 1951. Once more ten chess masters from England and the European continent were invited to participate in the premier event. The notable participants of this edition included Jan Hein Donner, Svetozar Gligoric, Lothar Schmid, and Daniel Yanofsky. Gligoric finished undefeated with +6 at the final.

The final standings and crosstable:

1st Gligoric 7/9 * 1 1 1 1 1 1

2nd Yanofsky 6/9 * 1 1 1

3rd Schmid 5/9 * 1 1

=4th Barden 4/9 * 0 1

=4th Donner 4/9 0 * 1 0 0 1 1

=4th Popel 4/9 0 1 0 * 1 0 1

7th Thomas 3/9 0 0 0 1 0 * 1

=8th Hooper 3/9 0 0 0 1 1 * 0 0

=8th Abrahams 3/9 0 0 0 0 1 *

=8th Golombek 3/9 0 0 0 0 1 *

Round One
J H Donner vs Yanofsky, 1951
(D72) Neo-Grunfeld, 5.cd, Main line, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Golombek vs L Barden, 1951
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Popel vs G Abrahams, 1951
(A06) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

L Schmid vs D Hooper, 1951 
(C56) Two Knights, 35 moves, 1-0

A R B Thomas vs Gligoric, 1951
(B20) Sicilian, 23 moves, 0-1

Round Two
G Abrahams vs A R B Thomas, 1951
(A09) Reti Opening, 37 moves, 0-1

L Barden vs S Popel, 1951 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 65 moves, 0-1

Gligoric vs L Schmid, 1951 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

D Hooper vs J H Donner, 1951 
(E45) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation, 27 moves, 1-0

Yanofsky vs Golombek, 1951 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 102 moves, 1-0

Round Three
G Abrahams vs L Barden, 1951
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

J H Donner vs Gligoric, 1951
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 43 moves, 0-1

Golombek vs D Hooper, 1951 
(A06) Reti Opening, 34 moves, 1-0

S Popel vs Yanofsky, 1951
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

A R B Thomas vs L Schmid, 1951 
(B20) Sicilian, 14 moves, 0-1

Round Four
L Barden vs A R B Thomas, 1951
(C49) Four Knights, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gligoric vs Golombek, 1951
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 47 moves, 1-0

D Hooper vs S Popel, 1951 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 29 moves, 1-0

L Schmid vs J H Donner, 1951
(D85) Grunfeld, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Yanofsky vs G Abrahams, 1951
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 44 moves, 1-0

Round Five
G Abrahams vs D Hooper, 1952
(E56) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6, 35 moves, 1-0

L Barden vs Yanofsky, 1952
(D87) Grunfeld, Exchange, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Golombek vs L Schmid, 1952
(A14) English, 17 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Popel vs Gligoric, 1952 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 51 moves, 0-1

A R B Thomas vs J H Donner, 1952 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 25 moves, 1-0

Round Six
J H Donner vs Golombek, 1952 
(E23) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann, 52 moves, 1-0

Gligoric vs G Abrahams, 1952
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

D Hooper vs L Barden, 1952 
(E28) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation, 26 moves, 0-1

L Schmid vs S Popel, 1952
(B01) Scandinavian, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

Yanofsky vs A R B Thomas, 1952
(C42) Petrov Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

Round Seven
G Abrahams vs L Schmid, 1952
(A43) Old Benoni, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

L Barden vs Gligoric, 1952
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Popel vs J H Donner, 1952 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 75 moves, 0-1

A R B Thomas vs Golombek, 1952
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Yanofsky vs D Hooper, 1952
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight
J H Donner vs G Abrahams, 1952
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 43 moves, 1-0

Gligoric vs Yanofsky, 1952
(A16) English, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Golombek vs S Popel, 1952
(A15) English, 43 moves, 0-1

D Hooper vs A R B Thomas, 1952
(D68) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

L Schmid vs L Barden, 1952
(B10) Caro-Kann, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine
G Abrahams vs Golombek, 1952
(E30) Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

L Barden vs J H Donner, 1952 
(C27) Vienna Game, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

D Hooper vs Gligoric, 1952 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

S Popel vs A R B Thomas, 1952
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 51 moves, 1-0

Yanofsky vs L Schmid, 1952
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

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