Sunday chronicle tournament, London
14-01-1946 > 26-01-1946
|3||Denker, Arnold Sheldon||USA||0||1||–||1||0||½||1||½||1||½||1||½||7|
|6||Thomas, George Alan||ENG||0||0||½||½||1||–||1||1||1||1||½||0||6½|
|7||Medina García, Antonio Ángel||ESP||0||0||0||0||0||0||–||½||1||1||1||1||4½|
|8||Newman, Richard Hilary||ENG||0||0||½||½||0||0||½||–||0||1||1||1||4½|
Originally, five Soviet masters were supposed to participate. When they didn’t arrive, Devos – who was in England after the Hastings congress – was asked to replace on of them. As this was the first international tournament after the world war for many participants, the playing level was quite low – as was the drawing rate, Devos didn’t score very well, but he won against Euwe after the latter overestimated his position. I’m not sure why he resigned against Abrahams, though. Section A was won by Herman Steiner, before Bernstein and Tartakower. All the information comes from the tournament book .
- Exact dates for the games.
- Book of the “Sunday Chronicle” chess tournament London 1946, Chess 1946