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James Macrae Aitken
Number of games in database: 137
Years covered: 1937 to 1976
Overall record: +42 -50 =45 (47.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (24) 
    B74 B84 B91 B32 B90
 Ruy Lopez (17) 
    C84 C97 C71 C79 C99
 French Defense (11) 
    C02 C11 C05 C18 C01
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (8) 
    C84 C97 C98 C99 C87
 Sicilian Dragon (8) 
    B74 B37 B73
 Caro-Kann (6) 
    B10 B19 B13
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (19) 
    C78 C71 C75 C79 C99
 Orthodox Defense (12) 
    D55 D51 D69 D54 D64
 English (6) 
    A13 A12 A18 A15
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    E10 D02 A46
 Sicilian (5) 
    B74 B70 B84 B54 B20
 Ruy Lopez, Closed (4) 
    C99 C86 C96
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Aitken vs G A Thomas, 1946 1-0
   Tartakower vs Aitken, 1949 0-1
   Aitken vs C Hunter, 1949 1-0
   Aitken vs M Christoffel, 1946 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1945/46 (1945)
   Bournemouth (1939)
   Hastings 1946/47 (1946)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Hastings 1945/46 by Tabanus
   Hastings 1945/46 by suenteus po 147

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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.

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 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 137  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Aitken vs Tartakower 0-194 1937 7th olm finalC71 Ruy Lopez
2. Pirc vs Aitken  1-063 1937 7th olm finalD54 Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation
3. Aitken vs Keres  0-142 1937 Stockholm olB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
4. Aitken vs V Castaldi  0-146 1937 7th olm finalC01 French, Exchange
5. Aitken vs A Dunkelblum  0-152 1937 7th olm finalB10 Caro-Kann
6. Aitken vs S Herseth  1-040 1937 7th olm finalC11 French
7. G A Thomas vs Aitken  0-151 1937 7th olm finalC78 Ruy Lopez
8. T Gauffin vs Aitken  ½-½50 1937 7th olm finalD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Stahlberg vs Aitken 0-138 1937 7th olm finalD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Aitken vs S Landau  ½-½55 1937 7th olm finalB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
11. Aitken vs Reshevsky  ½-½57 1937 7th olm finalC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
12. Aitken vs V Mikenas  0-144 1937 7th olm finalB32 Sicilian
13. J Enevoldsen vs Aitken 1-024 1937 7th olm finalD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Aitken vs Lilienthal  0-142 1937 7th olm finalC11 French
15. E Gilfer vs Aitken  0-169 1937 7th olm finalD69 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 13.de
16. S Landau vs Aitken  ½-½42 1939 BournemouthD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Aitken vs F Kitto 1-027 1939 BournemouthC67 Ruy Lopez
18. I Koenig vs Aitken  ½-½44 1939 BournemouthA13 English
19. Aitken vs Flohr 0-129 1939 BournemouthB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
20. Euwe vs Aitken  1-036 1939 BournemouthD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
21. Aitken vs M Pavey  0-149 1939 SCO-chB54 Sicilian
22. Aitken vs A G Conde  ½-½86 1939 BournemouthB10 Caro-Kann
23. A Thomas vs Aitken 1-064 1939 BournemouthE01 Catalan, Closed
24. Aitken vs P N Wallis  ½-½50 1939 BournemouthD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
25. J Gilchrist vs Aitken  ½-½40 1939 SCO-chC29 Vienna Gambit
 page 1 of 6; games 1-25 of 137  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-19-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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>

http://users.telenet.be/d.rijmenant...

+

http://www.enigmaathome.net/

*

Backround info: http://batgirl.atspace.com/Turing.h...

(by User: SBC)

Oct-29-10  BobCrisp:


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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
Premium Chessgames Member
  kingscrusher: Code breaker at Bletchley park

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14164529

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...

Dec-03-11  BIDMONFA: James Macrae Aitken

AITKEN, James M.
http://www.bidmonfa.com/aitken_jame...
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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.
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