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Britbase Chess Archive : Material from the 1930s - Part 2

Last Edited on Sunday 23 April 2000 at 19:46

An Easter tournament was held in Canterbury in 1930 featuring (back row of photograph) HE Price, E Spencer, W Winter, G Abrahams, A Seitz and (front row) FD Yates, Vera Menchik and Sir George Thomas. Final scores were Thomas 5½, Seitz, Winter, Yates 4½, Menchik 3½, Abrahams 3, Spencer 2, Price ½.Canterbury 1930

Thomas,G - Abrahams,G
Canterbury, 1930

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.e3 Nd7 5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Bd3 Bb4 7.0-0 0-0 8.Qc2 Qc7 9.Bd2 a5 10.a3 Bd6 11.c5 Be7 12.Na4 g6 13.Rfb1 e5 14.dxe5 Nxe5 15.Nb6 Nxd3 16.Nxa8 Qd8 17.Qxd3 Bf5 18.Qd4 Bxb1 19.Nb6 Bf5 20.Bc3 h6 21.Nd2 Kh7 22.Bxa5 Ng4 23.h3 Bf6 24.Qf4 Be5 25.Qf3 Qh4 26.Qe2 Bh2+ 27.Kh1 Bb8 28.Rf1 Nh2 29.Rg1 Bg4 30.f3 Qg3 31.Qe1 Nf1 32.Nxf1 Qe5 33.fxg4 f5 34.Bc3 Qc7 35.g5 f4 36.exf4 Rxf4 37.Qe8 d4 38.Nd7 Rxf1 39.Nxb8 Rxg1+ 40.Kxg1 dxc3 41.Nd7 hxg5 42.Qf7+ Kh6 43.Qf8+ 1-0

Yates,F - Thomas,G
Canterbury, 1930

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 d6 5.c3 g6 6.d4 Bd7 7.Bb3 Bg4 8.Be3 Bg7 9.dxe5 Nxe5 10.h3 Nxf3+ 11.gxf3 Be6 12.Bxe6 fxe6 13.Qb3 Qc8 14.Nd2 Nf6 15.0-0-0 0-0 16.Rdg1 Kh8 17.f4 Qd7 18.h4 Nh5 19.Rg4 b5 20.Rhg1 c5 21.e5 dxe5 22.fxe5 c4 23.Qc2 Bxe5 24.Nf3 Rxf3 25.Rxg6 hxg6 26.Qe4 Qd5 27.Qxg6 Bg7 28.Bd4 Qf5 29.Bxg7+ Kg8 30.Qg2 Nf4 31.Qf1 Qd3 0-1

Yates,F - Spencer,E
Canterbury, 1930

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 d6 5.0-0 Bd7 6.c3 Nf6 7.Re1 Be7 8.d4 0-0 9.Nbd2 Re8 10.Nf1 Bf8 11.Ng3 g6 12.Bb3 Bg7 13.Ng5 Rf8 14.f4 exd4 15.cxd4 d5 16.e5 Bg4 17.Qd3 Ne4 18.N5xe4 dxe4 19.Rxe4 Bf5 20.Nxf5 gxf5 21.Re3 Nxd4 22.Rh3 h6 23.Bc2 c5 24.Be3 Rc8 25.Rd1 Qb6 26.Bxd4 cxd4 27.Bb3 Rcd8 28.Kh1 Rfe8 29.Qxf5 Re7 30.Rg3 Qc6 31.Qg4 1-0

Abrahams,G - Spencer,E
Canterbury, 1930

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.e3 Nd7 5.Nf3 Ngf6 6.Bd3 Be7 7.0-0 0-0 8.b3 b6 9.Bb2 Bb7 10.Ne5 Nxe5 11.dxe5 Nd7 12.f4 f5 13.cxd5 exd5 14.Rf3 Nc5 15.Bc2 Ne4 16.Rh3 Qe8 17.Nxe4 dxe4 18.g4 Bc8 19.Rg3 Be6 20.gxf5 Bxf5 21.Qd4 Qd8 22.Qc3 Qd5 23.b4 Kh8 24.Rd1 Qe6 25.Rd6 Bxd6 26.exd6 Rf6 27.Qxc6 Rc8 28.Qb7 Qf7 29.Bxe4 Bxe4 30.Qxc8+ 1-0


Nice 1930

Nice 1930, 13-23 February

                               1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 
1   Tartakower,Saviely         * 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1   9.0
2   Thomas,George A            0 * 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1   8.5
3   Znosko Borovsky,Eugene     0 0 * 1 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1   8.0
4   Kostic,Boris               ½ 0 0 * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1   7.0
5   Colle,Edgar                0 ½ 0 ½ * ½ 1 1 1 0 1 1   6.5
6   Maroczy,Geza               0 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1   6.5  
7   Seitz,Jakob Adolf          ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ * ½ ½ 1 1 1   5.5
8   Araiza Muñoz,Jose Joaquin  ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ * ½ 1 1 1   5.0
9   Duchamp,Marcel             0 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ * 1 1 1   4.5
10  Reilly,Brian Patrick       ½ ½ 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 0 * 1 ½   4.0
11  Maas,AJ                    0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 1   1.0
12  O'Hanlon,John              0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 *   0.5

Girls Chess

Girls' Chess in the 1930s

Girls' Chess in the 1930s


TR Dawson

TR (Thomas Rayner) Dawson, born 28 November 1889, died 16 December 1951: a problemist who was noted for his contribution to Fairy problems. He was for many years the Problem Editor of the British Chess Magazine.

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