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🏆 London (1927) Chess Event Description
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 ... [more]

Player: George Alan Thomas

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G A Thomas vs Marshall 0-1301927LondonE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
2. Bogoljubov vs G A Thomas  1-0311927LondonC17 French, Winawer, Advance
3. G A Thomas vs W Winter 0-1171927LondonE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
4. Tartakower vs G A Thomas 1-0681927LondonA15 English
5. G A Thomas vs Nimzowitsch 0-1231927LondonB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
6. Colle vs G A Thomas  0-1491927LondonD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
7. G A Thomas vs Reti  1-0331927LondonE15 Queen's Indian
8. Vidmar vs G A Thomas  ½-½381927LondonE10 Queen's Pawn Game
9. G A Thomas vs W Fairhurst  0-1391927LondonD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. V Buerger vs G A Thomas  1-0311927LondonD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. G A Thomas vs Yates 1-0331927LondonE60 King's Indian Defense
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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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