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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]
Mir Sultan Khan6.5/11(+6 -4 =1)[games]
Carl Ahues6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[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 Guthlac 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 1 Colle * ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 8½ 2 Maroczy ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 7½ 3 Rubinstein ½ ½ * 0 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 7 =4 Ahues ½ ½ 1 * 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 6½ =4 Sultan Khan 0 0 0 1 * ½ 1 1 1 1 0 1 6½ 6 Grünfeld ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 6 7 Thomas ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 5½ =8 Michell 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ * 1 ½ 1 ½ 4½ =8 Yates 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 * 1 1 1 4½ 10 Menchik 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ 4 11 Winter 0 ½ 0 0 1 0 ½ 0 0 ½ * ½ 3 12 Sergeant 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ * 2½

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

Based on an original collection by User: whiteshark.

Previous: Scarborough (1929)

 page 3 of 3; games 51-66 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
51. G A Thomas vs Rubinstein  ½-½471930ScarboroughD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
52. Menchik vs Ahues  ½-½581930ScarboroughA53 Old Indian
53. Maroczy vs E G Sergeant  1-0381930ScarboroughD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
54. Colle vs R P Michell 1-0551930ScarboroughD05 Queen's Pawn Game
55. Ahues vs W Winter  1-0261930ScarboroughD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
56. Maroczy vs Menchik  ½-½291930ScarboroughB15 Caro-Kann
57. Rubinstein vs Gruenfeld ½-½311930ScarboroughD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
58. E G Sergeant vs R P Michell  ½-½221930ScarboroughC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
59. Sultan Khan vs Colle 0-1471930ScarboroughB03 Alekhine's Defense
60. Yates vs G A Thomas  ½-½501930ScarboroughC76 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, Fianchetto Variation
61. Colle vs Rubinstein  ½-½211930ScarboroughD04 Queen's Pawn Game
62. Gruenfeld vs Yates  ½-½401930ScarboroughD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
63. Menchik vs E G Sergeant  ½-½291930ScarboroughA09 Reti Opening
64. R P Michell vs Sultan Khan 0-1961930ScarboroughD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
65. G A Thomas vs Ahues  ½-½151930ScarboroughD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
66. W Winter vs Maroczy  ½-½191930ScarboroughC01 French, Exchange
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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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