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Tournament: 19th British Championship (won by FD Yates) (52 games of a possible 66) • Updated Sunday 15 April, 2018 5:43 PM
Venue: Edinburgh • Dates: 2-13 August 1926 • Download PGN (includes 13 games from Major Open and 15 from other events)

1926 British Chess Championship

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Pts
1 Yates,Fred Dewhirst
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1 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 9.5
2 Michell,Reginald Pryce 0
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1 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 7.5
3 Goldstein,Maurice Edward 1 0
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½ 1 ½ 1 0 0 1 ½ 1 6.5
4 Blake,Joseph Henry 0 0 ½
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1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 6.5
5 Saunders,Harold ½ ½ 0 0
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0 1 1 1 1 0 1 6.0
6 Thomas,Andrew Rowland B 0 1 ½ 0 1
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½ 0 1 0 0 1 5.0
7 Wheatcroft,George Shorrock A 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½
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1 ½ 1 1 ½ 5.0
8 Heath,Christopher Barclay 0 0 1 1 0 1 0
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0 1 ½ 0 4.5
9 Gurnhill,Charles Reuben 0 0 1 1 0 0 ½ 1
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0 1 0 4.5
10 MacDonald,Ronald Cadell 0 ½ 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
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½ 1 4.0
11 Gooding,William 0 0 ½ 0 1 1 0 ½ 0 ½
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0 3.5
12 Uber,Henry Bernard 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 1 0 1
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3.5

 

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1926 British Championship
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File Updated

Date Notes
March 2016 Original upload. My thanks to Gerard Killoran for his help in sourcing the games, culled from BCM and newspapers.
9 Mar 2016 Seven more games from the Tinsley notebooks, which have a complete record of games from rounds 1, 10 and 11. Many thanks to Tony Gillam. I'm hoping that Tinsley records of games from other rounds will eventually turn up.
13 Mar 2016 Corrected one move in the Saunders-Wheatcroft game, rd 1 (37.h4, not 37.a4). My thanks to Andy Ansel.
15 Mar 2016 Included one more Championship game, between Gooding and Yates in Rd 3. No ordinary game - it went to a staggering 142 moves! It turned up in the chess column of the Glasgow Herald some two years after it was played.
16 Mar 2016 15 further games from Gerard Killoran, including three from the Championship proper.
4 Apr 2016 Removed a duplicate game - the game Watts-Drewitt was shown with the colours reversed in the Glasgow Herald. My thanks to Brian Denman for spotting the error.
11 Apr 2016 Games sourced from The Scotsman newspaper. Three championship games (Goldstein-Thomas, Rd 3, Wheatcroft-Heath, Rd 6, and Goldstein-Michell, Rd 5) have more moves at the finish (replacing the "and wins" comments in BCM); four more games from the women's championship, and one from 2nd Class B.
26 Apr 2016 Added one Major Open game, Barlow-Littlejohn (which The Scotsman newspaper gives with the wrong colours). Many thanks to Gerard Killoran for supplying.
15 Apr 2018 Minor change of move order in the game Goldstein-Thomas, Round 3, after checking against Thomas's book 'Chess for the Love of It'. The Scotsman also has this correct move order.