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Hastings 1930/31 Tournament

Max Euwe7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Jose Raul Capablanca6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Mir Sultan Khan6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Reginald Pryce Michell5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Fred Dewhirst Yates4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
George Alan Thomas4/9(+3 -4 =2)[games]
William Winter3.5/9(+2 -4 =3)[games]
Theodore Tylor3/9(+1 -4 =4)[games]
Vera Menchik3/9(+2 -5 =2)[games]
Edgar Colle2.5/9(+1 -5 =3)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Hastings 1930/31

The 11th Hastings Christmas Chess Festival was held from December 29, 1930 to January 7, 1931. Once again ten chess masters from England, the European continent, and the Americas were invited to participate in the round robin event. The notable participants of this edition included former world champion Jose Capablanca, Max Euwe, and Mir Sultan Khan.

The Dutch master won in surprising fashion, finishing with 6 wins and 2 draws, dropping only one game. He edged out multiple Hastings winner and former world champion Capablanca by half a point. There are 13 incomplete or lost games missing from this collection and the database. The results of each encounter do survive, however, and thus allow for the final standings and crosstable to be reconstructed below:

Hastings, England, 29 December 1930 - 7 January 1931

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Pts 1 Euwe * 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 7.0 2 Capablanca * 0 1 1 1 1 1 6.5 3 Sultan Khan 0 1 * 1 1 0 1 1 6.0 4 Michell 0 0 * 1 1 0 1 1 5.0 5 Yates 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 4.5 6 Thomas 0 0 0 * 1 1 0 1 4.0 7 Winter 0 0 1 0 0 * 1 3.5 8 Tylor 0 0 1 0 0 * 3.0 9 Menchik 1 0 0 0 1 0 * 0 3.0 10 Colle 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 2.5

13 games are unavailable, including:

Round 1: Menchik 1/2 Yates Round 2: Michell 1 Thomas, Tylor 1/2 Winter Round 3: Menchik 1/2 Tylor, Thomas 1 Colle, Winter 1/2 Michell Round 4: Colle 1/2 Winter, Michell 1 Menchik Round 5: Menchik 0 Colle Round 6: Colle 1/2 Yates Round 7: Yates 1/2 Sultan Khan Round 8: Colle 1/2 Tylor, Winter 1 Menchik

Previous edition: Hastings (1929/30).

Original collection: Game Collection: Hastings 1930/31, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 32  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Capablanca vs Colle 1-0391930Hastings 1930/31E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
2. Sultan Khan vs R P Michell 1-0251930Hastings 1930/31E47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
3. G A Thomas vs Tylor  1-0331930Hastings 1930/31E61 King's Indian
4. W Winter vs Euwe 0-1381930Hastings 1930/31D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. Euwe vs Menchik 0-1611930Hastings 1930/31D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
6. Capablanca vs Yates 1-0871930Hastings 1930/31D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
7. Colle vs Sultan Khan 0-1451930Hastings 1930/31A46 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Sultan Khan vs Capablanca 1-0651930Hastings 1930/31E12 Queen's Indian
9. Yates vs Euwe 0-1401930Hastings 1930/31B10 Caro-Kann
10. Tylor vs Yates  0-1301931Hastings 1930/31D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
11. Sultan Khan vs G A Thomas 1-0351931Hastings 1930/31E10 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Euwe vs Capablanca ½-½251931Hastings 1930/31D52 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. W Winter vs Sultan Khan 1-0451931Hastings 1930/31E23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
14. Capablanca vs G A Thomas  ½-½261931Hastings 1930/31D69 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 13.de
15. Euwe vs Tylor 1-0321931Hastings 1930/31D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. Yates vs R P Michell  0-1351931Hastings 1930/31C77 Ruy Lopez
17. Capablanca vs Tylor 1-0341931Hastings 1930/31D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Sultan Khan vs Menchik 1-0411931Hastings 1930/31E91 King's Indian
19. G A Thomas vs W Winter  1-0181931Hastings 1930/31D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. R P Michell vs Euwe 0-1291931Hastings 1930/31D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
21. Tylor vs R P Michell 1-0351931Hastings 1930/31D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. Menchik vs G A Thomas 1-0351931Hastings 1930/31A14 English
23. Euwe vs Colle 1-0321931Hastings 1930/31D06 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. W Winter vs Capablanca 0-1341931Hastings 1930/31D51 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. R P Michell vs Capablanca  ½-½381931Hastings 1930/31B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-20-13  Absentee: "Dutch master Euwe won in surprising combative fashion, finishing undefeated with 6 wins and 2 draws, dropping only one game."

I guess "undefeated" should be removed.

Mar-31-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: Here is a list of the 13 missing games. Exact colors are uncertain:

Round 1: Yates 1/2 Menchik

Round 2: Michell 1 Thomas, Winter 1/2 Tylor

Round 3: Thomas 1 Colle, Tylor 1/2 Menchik, Michell 12 Winter

Round 4: Michell 1 Menchik, Winter 1/2 Colle

Round 5: Menchik 0 Colle

Round 6: Yates 1/2 Colle

Round 7: Sultan Khan 1 Yates

Round 8: Winter 1 Menchik, Tylor 1/2 Colle

Dec-02-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Retireborn: So, Capablanca started with two whites, then two blacks, then two more whites, and finally three blacks.

Obviously not standard Berger pairings, but does anybody know what pairing method was used? Was it used in other tournaments?

Jun-19-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: Britbase has Winter-Menchik:

[Event "Hastings 1930/31"]
[Site "Hastings ENG"]
[Date "1931.01.06"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Winter, William"]
[Black "Menchik, Vera"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. e3 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. d4 Bg7 4. Bd3 O-O 5. O-O d6 6. c3 Nbd7 7. e4 e5 8. Nbd2 c6 9. Re1 Qc7 10. Nf1 Re8 11. Ng3 a6 12. a4 Nf8 13. h3 Bd7 14. a5 c5 15. dxe5 dxe5 16. Be3 Ne6 17. Nd2 Nf4 18. Bf1 h5 19. Qc2 Be6 20. Bc4 Nd7 21. Bxe6 Rxe6 22. Nc4 Qc6 23. Qd2 h4 24. Nf1 Nf6 25. Bxf4 Nxe4 26. Rxe4 Qxe4 27. Nb6 Rxb6 28. axb6 exf4 29. Qd6 Rc8 30. Nd2 Qc6 31. Qxc6 Rxc6 32. Nc4 Kf8 33. Rxa6 Bf6 34. Ra7 Re6 35. Rxb7 Bd8 36. Rb8 Ke7 37. b7 Bc7 38. Rc8 Kd7 39. b8=Q Re1+ 40. Kh2 Bxb8 41. Rxb8 Re7 42. Rf8 1-0

Source: Manchester Guardian, 9 January 1931

Nov-13-20  Nosnibor: I can not believe how badly Colle performed here having won the Bournemouth Tournament a few months before which was also had a strong entry. Maybe it was the commencement of his illness that prevented him from doing justice with regard to his score.

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