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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
London Tournament

Aron Nimzowitsch8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Savielly Tartakower8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Frank Marshall7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Milan Vidmar7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Efim Bogoljubov6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
William Winter5.5/11(+4 -4 =3)[games]
Richard Reti5.5/11(+3 -3 =5)[games]
Edgar Colle4.5/11(+2 -4 =5)[games]
George Alan Thomas3.5/11(+3 -7 =1)[games]
Victor Buerger3.5/11(+2 -6 =3)[games]
Fred Dewhirst Yates3.5/11(+2 -6 =3)[games]
William Albert Fairhurst3/11(+2 -7 =2)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
London (1927)

In the fall of 1927, the British Empire Club organized an international Masters tournament to be held in London, England from October 10th to the 24th. The twelve chess masters invited to compete at the event were first served a banquet dinner at the Empire Club in London on October 9th. There the time control for the tournament was announced at 30 moves in two hours followed by 15 moves every hour. The participants were among the strongest assembled at the time. Frank James Marshall, a former contender for the world crown, journeyed from the United States. The great hypermodernists Aron Nimzowitsch, Richard Réti, and Savielly Tartakower were also in attendance. Milan Vidmar and Efim Bogoljubov who were two of the very best chess masters living in Europe were also present. The field was rounded out by Edgar Colle and the strong British players and British tournament regulars William Winter, George Alan Thomas, Victor Berger, Fredrick D. Yates, and William Fairhurst. The only two noticeable absences from the event were the world champion Jose Raul Capablanca and his rival Alexander Alekhine, both of whom were in Argentina at the time contesting the world crown. Nimzowitsch and Tartakower took joint first after a race that started with Tartakower in the lead with Nimzowitsch catching up in the latter half leaving everyone else by the way side. Yates vs Nimzowitsch, 1927 was awarded the best game prize of the tournament.

The final standings and crosstable:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 =1 Nimzowitsch * 1 0 ½ 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 8 =1 Tartakower 0 * ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 8 3 Marshall 1 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ 7½ 4 Vidmar ½ ½ ½ * 1 0 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 7 5 Bogoljubov 0 0 ½ 0 * 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 6½ =6 Winter 1 0 ½ 1 0 * 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 0 5½ =6 Réti ½ 0 ½ 1 0 1 * ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 5½ 8 Colle 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * 0 ½ 1 1 4½ =9 Thomas 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 1 * 0 1 0 3½ =9 Berger 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 * 0 1 3½ =9 Yates 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 1 * 1 3½ 12 Fairhurst 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 ½ 0 1 0 0 * 3

Original collection: Game Collection: London 1927, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 3 of 3; games 51-66 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
51. Marshall vs Vidmar  ½-½301927LondonA46 Queen's Pawn Game
52. Tartakower vs Nimzowitsch 0-1651927LondonA46 Queen's Pawn Game
53. V Buerger vs Yates  0-1501927LondonA50 Queen's Pawn Game
54. Bogoljubov vs Reti 1-0461927LondonD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
55. V Buerger vs G A Thomas  1-0311927LondonD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
56. Colle vs Tartakower  ½-½301927LondonA46 Queen's Pawn Game
57. W Fairhurst vs Marshall  ½-½321927LondonD02 Queen's Pawn Game
58. Reti vs W Winter 1-0301927LondonD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
59. Yates vs Nimzowitsch 0-1411927LondonB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
60. Vidmar vs Bogoljubov 1-0421927LondonD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
61. Marshall vs V Buerger 1-0301927LondonD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
62. Tartakower vs Reti 1-0311927LondonA48 King's Indian
63. G A Thomas vs Yates 1-0331927LondonE60 King's Indian Defense
64. W Winter vs Vidmar 1-0441927LondonE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
65. Bogoljubov vs W Fairhurst 1-0431927LondonA46 Queen's Pawn Game
66. Nimzowitsch vs Colle 1-0781927LondonE16 Queen's Indian
 page 3 of 3; games 51-66 of 66  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-05-16  TheFocus: "Dr. Max Euwe has awarded the special prizes in the recent Masters' tournament at the British Empire Club as follows: First brilliancy prize to Sir George A. Thomas for his game against F.D. Yates; second brilliancy prize to R. Reti for his game against W. Winter; prize for the best played game to A. Nimzowitsch for his game against F.D. Yates," - <American Chess Bulletin>, March 1928, pg. 61.
Feb-07-17  JimNorCal: The description section includes this "The field was rounded out by the very strong British players and British tournament regulars Edgar Colle (and a set of Britishers)"

I guess Colle is intended to be categorized as a regular player in British tournaments but it's easy to think he's being listed as British. He was Belgian, no?

Nov-05-17  JimNorCal: I have a copy of the BCM tournament book: excellent games and analysis. Lots of hyper modern stuff going on.

Photo of book cover:
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