James Macrae Aitken
Number of games in database: 140
Years covered: 1937 to 1977
Overall record: +42 -52 =46 (46.4%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
Stahlberg vs Aitken, 1937 0-1
Tartakower vs Aitken, 1949 0-1
Aitken vs G A Thomas, 1946 1-0
Aitken vs C Hunter, 1949 1-0
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Hastings 1945/46 (1945)
Hastings 1946/47 (1946)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
Hastings 1945/46 by suenteus po 147
Hastings 1945/46 by Tabanus
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|JAMES MACRAE AITKEN
(born Oct-27-1908, died Dec-03-1983, 75 years old) United Kingdom
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|Dr. James Macrae Aitken was born in Calderbank Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was Scottish Champion in 1935, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961 and 1965 (jointly).
He was also London Champion in 1950. His PhD dissertation was on the Lisbon Inquisition.
He passed away in Cheltenham in 1983.
Wikipedia article: James Macrae Aitken
| page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 140
|1. T Gauffin vs Aitken
|| ||½-½||50||1937||7th olm final||D55 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|2. Aitken vs A Dunkelblum
|| ||0-1||52||1937||7th olm final||B10 Caro-Kann|
|3. Aitken vs Tartakower
||0-1||94||1937||7th olm final||C71 Ruy Lopez|
|4. Aitken vs S Landau
|| ||½-½||55||1937||7th olm final||B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|5. J Enevoldsen vs Aitken
||1-0||24||1937||7th olm final||D51 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|6. G A Thomas vs Aitken
|| ||0-1||51||1937||7th olm final||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|7. Aitken vs Keres
|| ||0-1||42||1937||Stockholm ol||B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|8. Aitken vs V Castaldi
|| ||0-1||46||1937||7th olm final||C01 French, Exchange|
|9. E Gilfer vs Aitken
|| ||0-1||69||1937||7th olm final||D69 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 13.de|
|10. Aitken vs V Mikenas
|| ||0-1||44||1937||7th olm final||B32 Sicilian|
|11. Aitken vs S Herseth
|| ||1-0||40||1937||7th olm final||C11 French|
|12. Stahlberg vs Aitken
||0-1||38||1937||7th olm final||D55 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|13. Pirc vs Aitken
|| ||1-0||63||1937||7th olm final||D54 Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation|
|14. Aitken vs Lilienthal
|| ||0-1||42||1937||7th olm final||C11 French|
|15. Aitken vs Reshevsky
|| ||½-½||57||1937||7th olm final||C98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin|
|16. Aitken vs M Pavey
|| ||0-1||49||1939||SCO-ch||B54 Sicilian|
|17. J Gilchrist vs Aitken
|| ||½-½||40||1939||SCO-ch||C29 Vienna Gambit|
|18. Aitken vs Flohr
||0-1||29||1939||Bournemouth||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
|19. I Koenig vs Aitken
|| ||½-½||44||1939||Bournemouth||A13 English|
|20. Euwe vs Aitken
|| ||1-0||36||1939||Bournemouth||D40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch|
|21. Aitken vs F Kitto
||1-0||27||1939||Bournemouth||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|22. G Abrahams vs Aitken
|| ||0-1||28||1939||Bournemouth||C50 Giuoco Piano|
|23. Aitken vs P N Wallis
|| ||½-½||50||1939||Bournemouth||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|24. S Landau vs Aitken
|| ||½-½||42||1939||Bournemouth||D55 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|25. Aitken vs A G Conde
|| ||½-½||86||1939||Bournemouth||B10 Caro-Kann|
| page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 140
|Dec-19-04|| ||Benzol: James Macrae Aitken
Born 27th October 1908 in Calderbank, Lanarkshire
Died 3rd December 1983 Cheltenham
Scottish champion 1935, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961 and jointly in 1965.
He was also London Champion in 1950.
|Jul-20-06|| ||Morphystyle: Aitken is a great attacker. He played one of my favorite games (that is not here yet), it is from the 1937 Olympiad. He was white in a French exchange.
He was strong, but always got beaten by the top players. Entertaining player of the day.|
|Jul-27-06|| ||WTHarvey: Here is a little collection of his otb combinations: http://www.wtharvey.com/aitk.html|
|Jun-12-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
During World War II, James Macrae Aitken worked in 'Hut 6' at Bletchley Park on solving German Enigma machines.
|Jun-12-09|| ||keypusher: <myschkin: . . .
During World War II, James Macrae Aitken worked in 'Hut 6' at Bletchley Park on solving German Enigma machines.>
Another tragic case of misplaced priorities. The English masters during WWII seemed particularly prone to this.
|Jun-12-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
<KP> A German violinist is looking for the remaining <key>
Backround info: http://batgirl.atspace.com/Turing.h...
(by User: SBC)
|Oct-29-10|| ||BobCrisp: |
click for larger view
From a consultation game between <Oxford University> vs. the <Lud Eagle Club>, otherwise <JM Aitken & CS Besinger> vs <F Leicester & G Tregaskis>, White found 1.Qc7!! 1...Qh6+ 2.Re3 changes nothing.
|Jul-15-11|| ||kingscrusher: Code breaker at Bletchley park
|Dec-03-11|| ||BIDMONFA: James Macrae Aitken|
AITKEN, James M.
|Oct-27-13|| ||Kikoman: <Player of the Day>|
Rest In Peace Sir James Macrae Aitken.
|Oct-27-13|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. <POTD>: James Macrae Aitken.|
|Dec-20-14|| ||MissScarlett: <An extract from a letter sent by Harry Woolverton to <Newsflash> (see July 1984 issue, page 6):|
'It is not generally known that Aitken played a match with the veteran Mieses in 1947 which he won by 5.5-0.5. In deference to the feelings of the old master the result was never published. I watched the second game which was played at the Ilford Chess Club; a collection was made at the time for the veteran.'> C.N.787
|Oct-27-16|| ||Nosnibor: I first met and played Dr.Aitken in the 1st Jersey International Tournament in May 1973 where he and myself together with W Schmid,R.0`Kelly and Tim Harding finished second equal half a point behind the late Cardoso. Our game ended in a fighting draw. I found him to be a very polite and amiable gentleman full of Scottish humour and anecdotes.|
|Oct-27-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, James Aitken.|
|Dec-12-16|| ||diagonal: An extended portrait offers: http://www.chessscotland.com/histor...|
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