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Scarborough Tournament

Harold Saunders6/7(+5 -0 =2)[games]
Savielly Tartakower6/7(+6 -1 =0)[games]
George Alan Thomas5.5/7(+5 -1 =1)[games]
Victor Leonard Wahltuch3.5/7(+3 -3 =1)[games]
Edith Martha Holloway2.5/7(+2 -4 =1)[games]
John Jackson2/7(+1 -4 =2)[games]
Charles Fenton Bolland1.5/7(+1 -5 =1)[games]
Henry Ashwell Cadman1/7(+1 -6 =0)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Scarborough (1929)

A brief report by Tartakower in Wiener Schach-Zeitung 13 (1929) pp. 193-196 can be found online at

The tradition of an annual chess festival founded in 1925 was continued in 1929 (May 18 until May 25) in the Pavilion Hotel. The Premier Tournament had Tartakower and Thomas as internationally known participants. The others except surprise co-winner Saunders were chosen only at the very beginning of the tournament. Saunders beat Tartakower early in the rounds, and so an exciting race between them was induced. The organizer of the festival was Gerald Mutrie Reid.

Scarborough, England, 18-25 May 1929

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 =1 Saunders * 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 6 =1 Tartakower 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 3 Thomas ½ 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 5½ 4 Wahltuch ½ 0 0 * 1 1 0 1 3½ 5 Holloway 0 0 0 0 * ½ 1 1 2½ 6 Jackson 0 0 0 0 ½ * ½ 1 2 7 Bolland 0 0 0 1 0 ½ * 0 1½ 8 Cadman 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 1

Tournament book: Hastings 1928-9 & Scarborough 1929 by A. J. Gillam (Chess Player, 1995).

Some participants arrived late for the tournament, and so some pairings for later rounds were played in advance. This caused confusion as to dates and round numbers, but has been clarified by User: thomastonk in the Biographer Bistro.

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 28  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J Jackson vs C F Bolland ½-½401929ScarboroughC00 French Defense
2. Tartakower vs E M Holloway  1-0381929ScarboroughC29 Vienna Gambit
3. G A Thomas vs H Saunders ½-½911929ScarboroughC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
4. Tartakower vs C F Bolland  1-0331929ScarboroughD02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. H A Cadman vs E M Holloway 0-1421929ScarboroughC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. V L Wahltuch vs H A Cadman  1-0551929ScarboroughD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. H Saunders vs Tartakower 1-0231929ScarboroughA44 Old Benoni Defense
8. C F Bolland vs G A Thomas  0-1481929ScarboroughC25 Vienna
9. V L Wahltuch vs Tartakower 0-1411929ScarboroughA47 Queen's Indian
10. H A Cadman vs C F Bolland 1-0401929ScarboroughA04 Reti Opening
11. E M Holloway vs G A Thomas 0-1391929ScarboroughD00 Queen's Pawn Game
12. H Saunders vs J Jackson 1-0311929ScarboroughA53 Old Indian
13. G A Thomas vs V L Wahltuch  1-0381929ScarboroughC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
14. C F Bolland vs H Saunders 0-1291929ScarboroughB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
15. H A Cadman vs Tartakower 0-1261929ScarboroughA51 Budapest Gambit
16. J Jackson vs E M Holloway ½-½471929ScarboroughD02 Queen's Pawn Game
17. E M Holloway vs C F Bolland 1-0551929ScarboroughB32 Sicilian
18. V L Wahltuch vs J Jackson  1-0341929ScarboroughA53 Old Indian
19. Tartakower vs G A Thomas 1-0401929ScarboroughE20 Nimzo-Indian
20. H Saunders vs H A Cadman  1-0261929ScarboroughC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
21. J Jackson vs Tartakower 0-1231929ScarboroughB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
22. H Saunders vs E M Holloway  1-0361929ScarboroughD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. G A Thomas vs H A Cadman  1-0291929ScarboroughC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
24. C F Bolland vs V L Wahltuch 1-0941929ScarboroughC29 Vienna Gambit
25. G A Thomas vs J Jackson  1-0351929ScarboroughC66 Ruy Lopez
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  offramp: The great Mr Edo gives retro calculated ratings for this tournament.

Saunders, Harold 2208
Tartakover, Saviely 2518
Thomas, George 2407
Wahltuch, Victor 2169
Holloway, Edith 1907
Jackson, J. (2) 1877
Bolland, C.F. 1809
Cadman, H. Ashwell 1682

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  keypusher: < offramp: The great Mr Edo gives retro calculated ratings for this tournament. Saunders, Harold 2208
Tartakover, Saviely 2518
Thomas, George 2407
Wahltuch, Victor 2169
Holloway, Edith 1907
Jackson, J. (2) 1877
Bolland, C.F. 1809
Cadman, H. Ashwell 1682>

I was girding myself to shout balderdash and tommyrot but then I looked at H A Cadman vs E M Holloway, 1929.

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