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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Scarborough Tournament

Edgar Colle8.5/11(+6 -0 =5)[games]
Geza Maroczy7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Akiba Rubinstein7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Carl Ahues6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[games]
Mir Sultan Khan6.5/11(+6 -4 =1)[games]
Ernst Gruenfeld6/11(+1 -0 =10)[games]
George Alan Thomas5.5/11(+1 -1 =9)[games]
Reginald Pryce Michell4.5/11(+2 -4 =5)[games]
Fred Dewhirst Yates4.5/11(+3 -5 =3)[games]
Vera Menchik4/11(+0 -3 =8)[games]
William Winter3/11(+1 -6 =4)[games]
Edward G Sergeant2.5/11(+0 -6 =5)[games]

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Scarborough (1930)

At their 23rd Annual Congress due to be held at Scarborough in Yorkshire from June 23 to July 5, 1930 the British Chess Federation decided to substitute for their British Championship event an international tournament containing six strong foreign masters and six of the leading home players. The players invited from abroad were Rubinstein and Savielly Tartakower (Poland), Maroczy (Hungary), Colle (Belgium), Grünfeld (Austria) and Ahues (Germany). Unfortunately, Tartakower fell ill and was unable to come; his place was filled by Vera Menchik, the only woman to attain real master class at that time. The home players were Michell, Sergeant, Sultan Khan, Sir George Thomas, Winter and Yates.

The final standings and crosstable:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 Pts 1 Colle * ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 8˝ 2 Maroczy ˝ * ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ ˝ 1 7˝ 3 Rubinstein ˝ ˝ * 0 1 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 1 7 =4 Ahues ˝ ˝ 1 * 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 6˝ =4 Sultan Khan 0 0 0 1 * ˝ 1 1 1 1 0 1 6˝ 6 Grünfeld ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 6 7 Thomas ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ * ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 5˝ =8 Michell 0 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ * 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 4˝ =8 Yates 0 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ 0 * 1 1 1 4˝ 10 Menchik 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 * ˝ ˝ 4 11 Winter 0 ˝ 0 0 1 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ * ˝ 3 12 Sergeant 0 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ * 2˝

Tournament book: 1930 Scarborough International Tournament by Harry Golombek (British Chess Magazine, 1962).

Based on an original collection by User: whiteshark.

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ahues vs Gruenfeld  ½-½151930ScarboroughD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
2. Maroczy vs G A Thomas  ½-½251930ScarboroughC48 Four Knights
3. Menchik vs W Winter  ½-½371930ScarboroughE14 Queen's Indian
4. Rubinstein vs R P Michell 1-0291930ScarboroughE46 Nimzo-Indian
5. Sultan Khan vs E G Sergeant  1-0351930ScarboroughB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
6. Yates vs Colle 0-1291930ScarboroughB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
7. G A Thomas vs Menchik  ½-½411930ScarboroughB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
8. Sultan Khan vs Rubinstein 0-1821930ScarboroughC77 Ruy Lopez
9. E G Sergeant vs W Winter  ½-½131930ScarboroughB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
10. R P Michell vs Yates  1-0591930ScarboroughD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. Gruenfeld vs Maroczy  ½-½191930ScarboroughD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. Colle vs Ahues  ½-½281930ScarboroughD05 Queen's Pawn Game
13. Yates vs Sultan Khan 0-1421930ScarboroughB33 Sicilian
14. W Winter vs G A Thomas  ½-½371930ScarboroughD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
15. E G Sergeant vs Rubinstein 0-1301930ScarboroughC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
16. Menchik vs Gruenfeld  ½-½171930ScarboroughE14 Queen's Indian
17. Maroczy vs Colle  ½-½191930ScarboroughB02 Alekhine's Defense
18. Ahues vs R P Michell  ½-½221930ScarboroughD05 Queen's Pawn Game
19. G A Thomas vs E G Sergeant 1-0601930ScarboroughA07 King's Indian Attack
20. Sultan Khan vs Ahues 1-0541930ScarboroughC28 Vienna Game
21. Rubinstein vs Yates  ½-½421930ScarboroughD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. R P Michell vs Maroczy  0-1521930ScarboroughD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. Gruenfeld vs W Winter  1-0641930ScarboroughD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. Colle vs Menchik 1-0551930ScarboroughA48 King's Indian
25. Yates vs E G Sergeant 1-0401930ScarboroughC77 Ruy Lopez
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-04-14  Errrrrrr: Tough one. Sultan Khan beat Ahues and finished one spot behind him on tiebreak
Apr-15-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: Linlithgowshire Gazette, July 4th 1930, p.8:

<Last week, in speaking of the B.C.F. Congress at Scarborough, we quoted from a local paper saying, “One of the most romantic figures at the tournament will be the turbaned Mir Sultan Khan.” It turns out, however, that for this occasion Sultan Khan has abandoned his picturesque Indian costume, and appears in European dress, which suits him admirably.>

Jun-02-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  woldsmandriffield: Vera Menchik was also by 1930 a home player!?

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