1930 Scarborough International Tournament

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Author: Golombek, Harry (1911-1959) [editor]

Year: 1962

Publisher: The British Chess Magazine

Place: London


ii+50 typescript pages with tables and index. Octavo (8 1/4" x 6 1/2") bound in original publisher's pictorial wrappers. BCM Quarterly number 6. (Betts: 25-94) First edition.

Contains the sixty-six games of the principle tournament, with an introduction and round-by-round account.

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 Akiba Rubinstein and Savielly Tartakower (Poland), Geza Maroczy (Hungary), Edgar Colle (Belgium), Ernst Gruenfeld (Austria) and Carl 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 Reginald Pryce Michell, Edward G Sergeant, Sultan Khan, George Alan Thomas, William Winter and Frederick Dewhirst Yates. Edgar Cole outdistanced his rivals by a full point an captured first with 8.5 of 11. Sole second was Maroczy closely followed by Rubenstein with 7. Fourth was shared with Carl Oscar Ahues and Sultan Khan just a half point back. Gruenfeld captured sixth the same number of points with Thomas following him by a half point. Eight was shared with Yates and Michell at 4.5. Menchik was in sole tenth with with 4 points followed by Winter with only 3. In last was Sergeant with 2.5.


Corners bumped, edge wear else a very good coy.