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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]
Carl Ahues6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[games]
Mir Sultan Khan6.5/11(+6 -4 =1)[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.

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 35  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Maroczy vs G A Thomas  ½-½251930ScarboroughC48 Four Knights
2. Menchik vs W Winter  ½-½371930ScarboroughE14 Queen's Indian
3. Ahues vs Gruenfeld  ½-½151930ScarboroughD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. Colle vs Ahues  ½-½281930ScarboroughD05 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Gruenfeld vs Maroczy  ½-½191930ScarboroughD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. E G Sergeant vs W Winter  ½-½131930ScarboroughB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
7. G A Thomas vs Menchik  ½-½411930ScarboroughB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
8. Menchik vs Gruenfeld  ½-½171930ScarboroughE14 Queen's Indian
9. W Winter vs G A Thomas  ½-½371930ScarboroughD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
10. Maroczy vs Colle  ½-½191930ScarboroughB02 Alekhine's Defense
11. Ahues vs R P Michell  ½-½221930ScarboroughD05 Queen's Pawn Game
12. Rubinstein vs Yates  ½-½421930ScarboroughD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Menchik vs R P Michell  ½-½371930ScarboroughE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
14. G A Thomas vs Gruenfeld  ½-½191930ScarboroughC77 Ruy Lopez
15. Colle vs G A Thomas  ½-½461930ScarboroughA47 Queen's Indian
16. Rubinstein vs Maroczy  ½-½181930ScarboroughD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. E G Sergeant vs Gruenfeld  ½-½201930ScarboroughC48 Four Knights
18. Gruenfeld vs Colle  ½-½221930ScarboroughE16 Queen's Indian
19. G A Thomas vs R P Michell  ½-½661930ScarboroughC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
20. E G Sergeant vs Ahues  ½-½371930ScarboroughC77 Ruy Lopez
21. Menchik vs Rubinstein  ½-½361930ScarboroughD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
22. Ahues vs Maroczy  ½-½171930ScarboroughA45 Queen's Pawn Game
23. R P Michell vs Gruenfeld  ½-½301930ScarboroughB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
24. Gruenfeld vs Sultan Khan  ½-½671930ScarboroughD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. Menchik vs Ahues  ½-½581930ScarboroughA53 Old Indian
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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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