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1931 Capablanca NYC Armory simul
Compiled by MissScarlett
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The fifty competing teams according to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle of February 5th, p.24.

Weehawken CC, Leonia CC, New York AC, Philidor CC, National Vaudeville Artists, Brooklyn CC, Bank of America CC, Empire City CC (x2), Bushwick HS, Binghamton CC, Rice-Progressive CC, Princeton, Columbia, Yale, Harvard, Manhattan CC, Chatham CC, Hawthorne CC, Crestwood CC, Brooklyn Eagle, The Sun Club, Tribune CC, World CC, Providence CC, CCLA, Brooklyn Institute CC (x2), Staten Island CC, West Point CC, Holsatia CC, Marshall CC, Newark Rice CC, Newark Evening News CC, Pillsbury CC (Bergen County), East Orange HS, Bellevue Hospital CC, West Side YMCA CC, Yonkers YMCA CC, Demarest HS CC, Women's CC, Park Avenue CC, Cosmopolitan CC, New York Edison CC, Grace Square CC, Chess Association of Private Schools, Trinity School CC, Hoit, Rose & Troster CC, Evening Post Ladderites, Bell Telephone Laboratories CC. This differed from the list in the BDE the week before that had included the Naveja CC, American Hebrew AC and a second team for Manhattan CC (but only one for the Brooklyn Institute CC).

A 50-board simul was held at the 7th Regiment Armory on February 12th in New York city. Just under 60% of the games reported to be played against the teams appear to present in the database (1). According to these results, Jose Raul Capablanca scored +11-6=12 in the 29 games out of 50 recorded.

(BDE, 26.03.1931, p.26)
Capablanca vs Empire City Chess Club, 1931 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 0-1

(BDE, 26.03.1931, p.26)
Capablanca vs Bank of America CC, 1931 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs Park Avenue Chess Club, 1931
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 62 moves, 0-1

(BDE, 16.04.1931, p.32)
Capablanca vs Rice Chess Club, 1931 
(A15) English, 39 moves, 0-1

Board 19 (BDE, 19.02.1931, p.27)
Capablanca vs Columbia, 1931 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 55 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs Manhattan, 1931 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 48 moves, 0-1

(BDE, 19.03.1931, p.28)
Capablanca vs Empire City Chess Club, 1931 
(C85) Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD), 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Capablanca vs Marshall Chess Club, 1931 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

(BDE, 26.02.1931, p.26)
Capablanca vs Holsatia Chess Club, 1931 
(B30) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Board 20 (BDE, 19.02.1931, p.27)
Capablanca vs Harvard, 1931 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

Board 22 (BDE, 19.02.1931, p.27)
Capablanca vs Princeton, 1931 
(C15) French, Winawer, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Board 18 - (BDE, 19.02.1931, p.27)
Capablanca vs Brooklyn Institute CC, 1931 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

(BDE, 26.02.1931, p.26)
Capablanca vs East Orange High School, 1931 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Capablanca vs Demarest High School, 1931 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Capablanca vs Newark Evening News, 1931 
(A15) English, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Capablanca vs Evening Post Ladderites, 1931 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Capablanca vs Binghamton, 1931 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

(BDE, 26.02.1931, p.26)
Capablanca vs Staten Island, 1931 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

(BDE, 19.02.1931, p.27)
Capablanca vs Brooklyn CC, 1931 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

(BDE, 05.03.1931, p.26)
Capablanca vs West Side YMCA, 1931 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 54 moves, 1-0

(BDE, 19.02.1931, p.27)
Capablanca vs Bushwick High, 1931 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 49 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs Bellevue Hospital, 1931 
(C14) French, Classical, 24 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs Gracie Square Pharmacy, 1931 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 41 moves, 1-0

Board 39 (BDE, 05.03.1931, p.26)
Capablanca vs New York Edison, 1931 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 66 moves, 1-0

Board 1 (BDE, 26.02.1931, p.26)
Capablanca vs Weekhauken, 1931 
(B30) Sicilian, 51 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs West Point, 1931 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 47 moves, 1-0

(BDE, 26.02.1931, p.26)
Capablanca vs Chatham CC, 1931 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

Board 46 (BDE, 05.03.1931, p.26)
Capablanca vs Correspondence Chess League of Ame, 1931
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 45 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs The Sun Club, 1931 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 28 moves, 1-0

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