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Hastings Tournament

Jose Raul Capablanca10.5/11(+10 -0 =1)[games]
Borislav Kostic8.5/10(+7 -0 =3)[games]
Fred Dewhirst Yates7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
George Alan Thomas6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Victor Leonard Wahltuch5.5/11(+4 -4 =3)[games]
Reginald Pryce Michell5/9(+5 -4 =0)[games]
Adolf Georg Olland3.5/10(+3 -6 =1)[games]
Adrian Garcia Conde3/8(+3 -5 =0)[games]
Max Marchand3/10(+3 -7 =0)[games]
Roland Scott3/8(+3 -5 =0)[games]
Harold Godfrey Cole1/9(+1 -8 =0)[games]
William Winter1/8(+1 -7 =0)[games]

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Hastings (1919)
The 12th BCF "Special Victory" Congress, held at Hastings from August 11-23, 1919, was not part of the the series of Hastings Christmas Congresses which began in 1920/21. However, it did provide the opportunity for some international action following the Great War with the usual British suspects being joined by several representatives from foreign lands:

Jose Raul Capablanca; Harold Godfrey Cole; Adrian Garcia Conde; Borislav Kostic; Max Marchand; Reginald Pryce Michell; Adolf Georg Olland; Roland Henry Vaughan Scott; George Alan Thomas; Victor Lionel Wahltuch; William Winter; Fred Dewhirst Yates.

The big attraction was Capablanca in his first European tourament in five years. Any thoughts that the supposed lack of first-class practice might have left the Cuban rusty were emphatically destroyed, as he conceded a draw to Kostic while sweeping the rest of the tournament with consummate ease.

OK, it wasn't that easy; he had to keep winning since Kostic was nipping at his heels the whole way. And there was that incredible blip in round 4 against Thomas, who resigned in a drawn position after Capablanca missed a simple win (well, simple later!). See Capablanca vs G A Thomas, 1919 for the details.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 Capablanca * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10.5 2 Kostic * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 9.5 3 Thomas 0 * 1 1 1 1 7.0 4 Yates 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 7.0 5 Wahltuch 0 * 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 5.5 6 Michell 0 0 0 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 1 5.5 7 Scott 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 1 1 1 0 4.5 8 Olland 0 0 0 1 0 0 * 0 1 1 1 4.5 9 Marchand 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 * 0 1 1 4.0 10 Conde 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 * 0 1 3.5 11 Winter 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 * 0 3.0 12 Cole 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 1.5

The following games were not available:

Round 2, Game #8: Kostic 1 Michell
Round 4, Game #24: Marchand 1 Winter
Round 6, Game #36: Cole 0 Olland
Round 8, Game #46: Thomas 1/2 Michell
Round 8, Game #48: Winter 1 Scott
Round 9, Game #53: Conde 1/2 Thomas
Round 9, Game #54: Scott 1/2 Cole
Round 10, Game #60: Winter 1 Conde
Round 11, Game #66: Conde 0 Scott

This collection made use of a PGN file of games from PGN Mentor, http://www.pgnmentor.com/. Thanks to <TheFocus> for supplying round dates.

Original collection: Game Collection: Hastings 1919, by User: Phony Benoni.

 page 1 of 1; 7 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G A Thomas vs V L Wahltuch  ½-½611919HastingsC77 Ruy Lopez
2. Yates vs G A Thomas  ½-½681919HastingsC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
3. V L Wahltuch vs Kostic  ½-½351919HastingsD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Kostic vs Capablanca ½-½541919HastingsD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
5. V L Wahltuch vs Yates  ½-½281919HastingsD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
6. G A Thomas vs Kostic  ½-½401919HastingsC42 Petrov Defense
7. Olland vs G A Thomas  ½-½381919HastingsC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2)  

Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-26-14
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  MissScarlett: <Antique Chess Medal - Fob Engraved For Capablanca 1919. Hasting Congress>

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