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London B Tournament

Max Euwe9.5/11(+9 -1 =1)[games]
Martin Christoffel8/11(+8 -3 =0)[games]
Arnold Denker7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
George Alan Thomas6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Gerald Abrahams6.5/11(+6 -4 =1)[games]
Imre Koenig6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Richard Hilary Newman4.5/11(+3 -5 =3)[games]
Antonio Angel Medina Garcia4.5/11(+4 -6 =1)[games]
Paul Devos3.5/11(+3 -7 =1)[games]
William Winter3.5/11(+3 -7 =1)[games]
Gabriel Wood3.5/11(+3 -7 =1)[games]
Francisco Lupi2.5/11(+1 -7 =3)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
London B (1946)

In January 1946, less than one week after Hastings (1945/46), the newspaper Sunday Chronicle sponsored a Victory Tournament in Farringdon-street Memorial Hall, London, with Walter Hatton-Ward as director. The idea was to celebrate the end of the war, with attendance of masters from all over the world. Things were lined up for the biggest of events, but eventually it became clear that the Russians (incl. Mikhail Botvinnik) would not turn up. Moreover, the participation of the World Champion Alexander Alekhine was protested against by Max Euwe and the Dutch Chess Federation, and by Denker and the USCF, because of alleged Nazi sympathies. In November 1945, Hatton-Ward wrote to Alekhine and cancelled the invitation.

The players were divided into two supposedly equally strong groups, A and B. Group B consisted of Euwe - Dutch champion and former World Champion (1935-1937), Denker - United States champion, Christoffel - the Swiss champion, Thomas - former British champion (1923 & 1934) and now 64 years old, Abrahams - strong British amateur and author of chess books, König - strong Yugoslav professional player and UK immigrant (1938), Medina - the Spanish champion, Lupi - strong Portuguese player and a friend of Alekhine, Devos - the Belgian champion, Winter - former British champion (1935 & 1936), Wood - the London champion, and Newman - the British Army champion.

On Saturday 26th, after the adjourned games were finished, Euwe could lift one of the two silver cups given by newspaper giant Gomer Berry (Wikipedia article: Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley).

London, England, 14-25 January 1945

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 Euwe * 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 0 1 1 1 9½ 2 Christoffel 0 * 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 8 3 Denker 0 1 * ½ 0 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 7 =4 Thomas 0 0 ½ * 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 0 6½ =4 Abrahams 0 0 1 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 6½ =4 König ½ 1 0 ½ 1 * ½ 1 ½ 0 1 ½ 6½ =7 Newman 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ * ½ 0 1 1 1 4½ =7 Medina 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ * 1 1 1 1 4½ =9 Devos 1 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 0 * 0 0 1 3½ =9 Winter 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 0 0 1 * 0 1 3½ =9 Wood 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 1 1 * 1 3½ 12 Lupi 0 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 0 0 0 0 * 2½

For the A-group, see London A (1946).

Tournament book: Book of the "Sunday Chronicle" Chess Tournament, by Walter Hatton-Ward. Chess SC, Sutton Coldfield 1946. 106 pp.

Original collection: Game Collection: London B 1946 by User: Tabanus.

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R H Newman vs G Wood  1-0301946London BE24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
2. P Devos vs I Koenig  ½-½441946London BA14 English
3. G Abrahams vs M Christoffel  0-1741946London BE16 Queen's Indian
4. A Medina Garcia vs W Winter 1-0271946London BB72 Sicilian, Dragon
5. G A Thomas vs Denker  ½-½401946London BA07 King's Indian Attack
6. Euwe vs F Lupi  1-0521946London BD72 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.cd, Main line
7. W Winter vs P Devos  1-0311946London BD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
8. Denker vs A Medina Garcia  1-0381946London BA46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. M Christoffel vs G A Thomas 1-0301946London BC25 Vienna
10. I Koenig vs R H Newman  ½-½431946London BA12 English with b3
11. F Lupi vs G Wood 0-1421946London BC55 Two Knights Defense
12. Euwe vs G Abrahams 1-0171946London BA50 Queen's Pawn Game
13. P Devos vs Denker  0-1501946London BA14 English
14. F Lupi vs G Abrahams  ½-½601946London BB72 Sicilian, Dragon
15. A Medina Garcia vs M Christoffel  0-1271946London BB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
16. R H Newman vs W Winter  1-0431946London BD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
17. G A Thomas vs Euwe  0-1471946London BA07 King's Indian Attack
18. G Wood vs I Koenig  0-1391946London BE40 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
19. Denker vs R H Newman  ½-½361946London BA47 Queen's Indian
20. M Christoffel vs P Devos  1-0311946London BB58 Sicilian
21. G Abrahams vs G A Thomas  0-1421946London BE01 Catalan, Closed
22. I Koenig vs F Lupi  ½-½281946London BA04 Reti Opening
23. W Winter vs G Wood 0-1151946London BC51 Evans Gambit
24. Euwe vs A Medina Garcia  1-0441946London BD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. P Devos vs Euwe 1-0401946London BA12 English with b3
 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-21-17  diagonal: After that famous Sunday Chronicle Victory Tournament (divided into two equal strong round robin groups: section A was won by Herman Steiner, ahead of Bernstein, followed by Tartakower, section B was won by Max Euwe, ahead of Christoffel, followed by Denker) in 1946, London was mostly a desert for international chess tournaments up to the mid-1970s!
Jan-13-21  cameosis: könig represented yugoslavia @ the tournament, so »hungarian« is only correct in regard to his ethnicity, not his citizenship at the time.

neither was he an amateur, he was a professional player:

https://britishchessnews.com/2020/0...

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