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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Liege Tournament

Savielly Tartakower8.5/11(+6 -0 =5)[games]
Mir Sultan Khan6.5/11(+6 -4 =1)[games]
Aron Nimzowitsch6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Carl Ahues6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Edgar Colle6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
George Alan Thomas5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
David Przepiorka5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Akiba Rubinstein5/11(+3 -4 =4)[games]
Henri Weenink5/11(+3 -4 =4)[games]
Frank Marshall4.5/11(+3 -5 =3)[games]
Victor Ivanovich Soultanbeieff4/11(+2 -5 =4)[games]
Isaias Pleci3.5/11(+1 -5 =5)[games]
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Liege (1930)

Twelve chess players were invited to Liege, Belgium in August of 1930 to compete in a round robin tournament. The participants were Aron Nimzowitsch, Frank James Marshall, Akiba Rubinstein, Savielly Tartakower, Mir Sultan Khan, Edgar Colle, George Allen Thomas, Karl Ahues, David Przepiorka, Henri Weenink, Isaias Pleci, and Victor Ivanovich Soultanbeieff. It was to be one of Tartakower's best tournaments. He finished undefeated with 8.5/11, two points ahead of second place Sultan Khan.

Liege, Belgium, 19-30 August 1930

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 Pts 1 Tartakower * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 8.5 2 Sultan Khan 0 * 0 1 1 0 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 6.5 =3 Nimzowitsch ½ 1 * ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 1 6 =3 Ahues ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 6 =3 Colle ½ 0 0 ½ * 1 1 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 6 =6 Thomas ½ 1 ½ 0 0 * 0 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 5.5 =6 Przepiorka 0 1 ½ ½ 0 1 * 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 5.5 =8 Rubinstein ½ ½ ½ 0 1 0 1 * 0 0 ½ 1 5 =8 Weenink 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 1 * 1 ½ 1 5 10 Marshall 0 0 1 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 0 * 0 ½ 4.5 11 Soultanbeieff 0 0 1 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 * 0 4 12 Pleci 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 1 * 3.5

This collection would not have been possible without User: refutor who has my eternal gratitude.

Original collection: Game Collection: Liege 1930, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Rubinstein vs Colle 1-0411930LiegeE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
2. Ahues vs Nimzowitsch ½-½321930LiegeB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
3. Przepiorka vs Marshall  ½-½301930LiegeA46 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Tartakower vs H Weenink 1-0461930LiegeB12 Caro-Kann Defense
5. V Soultanbeieff vs Sultan Khan 0-1281930LiegeE16 Queen's Indian
6. I Pleci vs G A Thomas  ½-½401930LiegeE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
7. Marshall vs Tartakower 0-1371930LiegeA82 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
8. G A Thomas vs Rubinstein 1-0361930LiegeC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
9. V Soultanbeieff vs Ahues  0-1801930LiegeA46 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Colle vs Przepiorka 1-0421930LiegeA47 Queen's Indian
11. Sultan Khan vs H Weenink 1-0701930LiegeC29 Vienna Gambit
12. Nimzowitsch vs I Pleci  1-0531930LiegeA00 Uncommon Opening
13. Przepiorka vs G A Thomas  1-0591930LiegeD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Rubinstein vs Nimzowitsch ½-½411930LiegeA46 Queen's Pawn Game
15. Tartakower vs Colle  ½-½201930LiegeB30 Sicilian
16. I Pleci vs V Soultanbeieff 1-0231930LiegeD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Ahues vs Sultan Khan 0-1461930LiegeE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
18. H Weenink vs Marshall  1-0411930LiegeA53 Old Indian
19. G A Thomas vs Tartakower  ½-½381930LiegeC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
20. Sultan Khan vs Marshall 1-0261930LiegeC22 Center Game
21. Nimzowitsch vs Przepiorka ½-½411930LiegeA04 Reti Opening
22. Ahues vs I Pleci  ½-½311930LiegeE14 Queen's Indian
23. Colle vs H Weenink 1-0331930LiegeA47 Queen's Indian
24. V Soultanbeieff vs Rubinstein ½-½491930LiegeC47 Four Knights
25. I Pleci vs Sultan Khan 0-1401930LiegeE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-04-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Photo of the participants:

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

Oct-18-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: I was surprised to espy Alekhine, Kashdan and Yates in that pic, so I wondered if it could instead have been taken at the Hamburg Olympiad, which, it turned out, finished about three weeks earlier. But no:

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

Skinner & Verhoeven have Alekhine playing a simul in Liege a day before the tourney begins, so he was probably there as a special guest. Kashdan and Yates were likely on holiday, or Yates may have been doing a spot of reporting, too.

Oct-18-15  zanzibar: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php...

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php...

I was surprised at the Germanic origins.

Mar-25-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Sultan Khan started out with six straight wins and finished with four straight losses.
Mar-25-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: <Scarlett: Kashdan and Yates were likely on holiday, or Yates may have been doing a spot of reporting, too.>

In the kibitzing to Sultan Khan vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 <suenteus po 147> cites this:

<From Tartakower's book of the tournament:

Though Yates’s attendance was merely as a correspondent…>

Mar-26-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: < OhioChessFan: <Scarlett: Kashdan and Yates were likely on holiday, or Yates may have been doing a spot of reporting, too.> In the kibitzing to Sultan Khan vs Nimzowitsch, 1930 <suenteus po 147> cites this:

<From Tartakower's book of the tournament:

Though Yates’s attendance was merely as a correspondent…>>

You read through all that? :-)

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