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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 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 27  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Colle vs Yates 1-0921927LondonE16 Queen's Indian
2. W Fairhurst vs W Winter  1-0541927LondonD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Bogoljubov vs G A Thomas  1-0311927LondonC17 French, Winawer, Advance
4. Tartakower vs W Fairhurst 1-0401927LondonA15 English
5. W Winter vs V Buerger  1-0491927LondonE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
6. Vidmar vs Colle 1-0281927LondonE16 Queen's Indian
7. Tartakower vs G A Thomas 1-0681927LondonA15 English
8. Reti vs Vidmar 1-0561927LondonA13 English
9. Nimzowitsch vs V Buerger 1-0611927LondonA16 English
10. Colle vs W Fairhurst 1-0371927LondonD04 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Bogoljubov vs W Winter  1-0271927LondonE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
12. Vidmar vs Yates 1-0531927LondonE83 King's Indian, Samisch
13. Tartakower vs Bogoljubov 1-0491927LondonC44 King's Pawn Game
14. Reti vs V Buerger 1-0321927LondonA15 English
15. Vidmar vs W Fairhurst  1-0541927LondonD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. G A Thomas vs Reti  1-0331927LondonE15 Queen's Indian
17. Marshall vs Colle 1-0461927LondonB02 Alekhine's Defense
18. Bogoljubov vs Reti 1-0461927LondonD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. Vidmar vs Bogoljubov 1-0421927LondonD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. V Buerger vs G A Thomas  1-0311927LondonD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. Reti vs W Winter 1-0301927LondonD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
22. Nimzowitsch vs Colle 1-0781927LondonE16 Queen's Indian
23. Marshall vs V Buerger 1-0301927LondonD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. Tartakower vs Reti 1-0311927LondonA48 King's Indian
25. 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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