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🏆 Nottingham (1936)

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The 1936 Nottingham tournament ... [more]

Player: Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C H Alexander vs Botvinnik 0-1351936NottinghamA07 King's Indian Attack
2. G A Thomas vs C H Alexander  ½-½371936NottinghamE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
3. C H Alexander vs Reshevsky 0-1681936NottinghamA25 English
4. Vidmar vs C H Alexander 1-0321936NottinghamE16 Queen's Indian
5. C H Alexander vs Euwe 0-1361936NottinghamA22 English
6. W Winter vs C H Alexander ½-½251936NottinghamE27 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch Variation
7. C H Alexander vs Fine 0-1471936NottinghamA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
8. Bogoljubov vs C H Alexander 1-0241936NottinghamE15 Queen's Indian
9. C H Alexander vs Tartakower  1-0421936NottinghamA99 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3
10. Alekhine vs C H Alexander 1-0271936NottinghamE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
11. C H Alexander vs Flohr 1-0621936NottinghamB32 Sicilian
12. Capablanca vs C H Alexander 1-0441936NottinghamA25 English
13. C H Alexander vs Tylor ½-½241936NottinghamB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
14. Lasker vs C H Alexander 1-0341936NottinghamA25 English
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Sep-29-13  Karpova: According to page 261 of the September 1936 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung', the time control was 2 h for 36 moves (although that doesn't mean that there was no additional time after 36 moves).
Sep-29-13
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  Gregor Samsa Mendel: My chess library is far from extensive, but it does include the Tournament Book with annotations by Alekhine. In the "Round by Round Commentary" by A. J. Mackenzie, it is mentioned on p. 1 that the time limit is 36 moves in two hours. It is implied that there is a second time control (p. 13: [in the game Reshevsky v. Botvinnik] "Reshevsky took the best part of an hour for his first move following the adjournment, leaving himself some four minutes for the next 13 moves.") It would seem logical for the time controls to be spelled out explicitly somewhere in the book, but for the life of me I can't find them.
Jan-29-14  Captain Hindsight: After the First World War women in <Nottingham> stopped wearing frilly knickers, this was bad for people who made frilly knickers.
Feb-24-14
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  offramp: Nottingham is famous in England for having many more women than men.
Feb-25-14
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  HeMateMe: Why, was it a town of seamstresses?
Feb-25-14
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  offramp: Yes; Nottingham lace.
Apr-10-14
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  Sally Simpson: A new book is being considered for publication on this event. The author, Robert Richmond, is a Nottingham lad, he writes very well and is pulling in all the local newspaper reports about this tournament.

I've been through a bit of it and it seems very well researched. You can get a sneak preview here.

http://nottschess.org/book/index.php

Be warned you will spend a good hour here browsing over this book.

To give an idea of the research look at the section:

Tartakower and the Phantom Sinking Ferry

http://nottschess.org/book/index.ph...

None of this is mentioned here:

Tartakower vs Capablanca, 1936

Jun-07-15
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  MissScarlett: <Photographs of Nottingham, 1936>

http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...

Apr-02-16  makinavaja: Capablanca's "Sonneborn-Berger" score was better than Botvinnik's: So, 1.Capablanca, 2.Botvinnik would be the correct way to be written in the crosstable...
Apr-02-16
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  harrylime: I've been there, where this was held ...

Played thru all the games as a kid ...

Stood at Alekhine's grave in Montparnasse ...

And wished he was'nt such a w***a ...

What a tournament !

What ratings would they give these players now ?

Apr-02-16  Karposian: <harrylime: I've been there, when this was held ...>

And this tournament took place way back in 1936! You're even more of an old-timer than I thought, <harry>. I know that <Mark> told me that you were at a rather advanced age, but you must be way over 80, then. Well, you've had a long life, good for you.

I will try to cut you some more slack in the future. You have some problems, but it must have been great to have been there, seeing so many great chess players in one place.

Apr-02-16
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  harrylime: <Karposian: <harrylime: I've been there, when this was held ...> And this tournament took place way back in 1936! You're even more of an old-timer than I thought, <harry>. I know that <Mark> told me that you were at a rather advanced age, but you must be way over 80, then. Well, you've had a long life, good for you.

I will try to cut you some more slack in the future. You have some problems, but it must have been great to have been there, seeing so many great chess players in one place.>

I'm 149 <Karpo>... Keep on stalking me until I get to 160 ... lol

Apr-02-16
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  harrylime: I repeat for the HARD OF HEARING

"Ive been there, WHERE this was held "

lol lol

Hey <Karposian>

You really are a cool dude ! lol lol

Apr-02-16  Karposian: <harrylime: Hey <Karposian>

You really are a cool dude ! lol lol>

I'm glad we can have some fun, even if we REALLY don't like each other very much :)

Apr-03-16
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  MissScarlett: Sadly, modern life has rendered <Hazz> redundant; he would've been perfect as one of Robin Hood's lol men.
Apr-03-16  Joseph Blackcape: The things I find amazing about this tournament is that not only the top of the leaderboard is packed so tightly that the 1st place is separated from the 8th by a measly <1.5 points>, but also the player tied for first is Botvinnik, who became the WC in <1948>, while the one in 8th is Lasker, who became the WC in <1894>.
Apr-04-16  makinavaja: To MissScarlett: very interesting your page; very interesting and very sad...

A suggestion: Vanya Somov (1990-2002)

To the Master: Could you include, please, any game of him?

Looking forward answers...

Apr-04-16
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  MissScarlett: Never heard of him, but that only shows I don't follow Russian chess. Of course, I will add him to the list. <365chess> and <chessbites> have the same seven Somov games, but none stand out. Can you nominate a better one?
Apr-04-16
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  harrylime: I have played thru all these games and yes I've actually been where this tournament was played...

It's a top tournament .

Re ratings inflation it's up there big time.

Apr-05-16
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  MissScarlett: <Hazz>, darling, no offence intended. It's just that you remind me a little of what Delboy said about Grandad being an out-of-work lamp lighter waiting for gas to make a comeback. But I come to praise you, not to bury you.

I'm interested in your analytical opinion of the game Alekhine vs Botvinnik, 1936.

Apr-06-16  makinavaja: To MissScarlett: Sorry, I cannot. But if you get to put in touch with ICCF GM Gennady Nesis (his trainer), I am sure he will do it very pleasantly.
Apr-06-16
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  harrylime: <MissScarlett: <Hazz>, darling, no offence intended. It's just that you remind me a little of what Delboy said about Grandad being an out-of-work lamp lighter waiting for gas to make a comeback. But I come to praise you, not to bury you. I'm interested in your analytical opinion of the game Alekhine vs Botvinnik, 1936.>

Why do I remind you of this ??

I don't get you .

Explain.

re Bot v Ale I'll have a look.

Apr-06-16
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  MissScarlett: No offence, I'm just saying you appear to be as socially useful as a pair of sunglasses to a bloke with one ear.
Aug-16-17  Marmot PFL: Lasker, the oldest player in the tournament, saves energy with several short draws and it pays off at the end with several wins. Even when he lost he lost fairly quickly and so had the strength to recover.
Oct-03-19  hemy: de Morimon Luis & Ganzo Julio - Torneo de Nottinghan 1936

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xjmviax2u...

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