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Harold Saunders

Harold Saunders

British chess player
Harold Saunders
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro British chess player
Was Chess player Bridge player
From United Kingdom
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 1875, Montreal, Canada
Death 13 July 1950 (aged 75 years)
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Harold Saunders (4 September 1874 – 13 July 1950) was a British chess master and bridge player.

Tournament results

Saunders took 2nd, behind Sir George Thomas, at London 1913, took 4th at Cheltenham 1913 (Frederick Yates won), tied for 7–8th at Hastings 1919 (Minor, E.G. Sergeant won), tied for 5–7th at Hastings 1924/25 (Section B ), took 5th at Edinburgh 1926 (Yates won), and shared 3rd, behind Victor Buerger and Yates, at London 1926.

Saunders' best results occurred in Scarborough, where he tied for first with Edgard Colle in Section B but lost their individual game, and then lost a play-off match to Thomas (0–2) for 3rd prize, so finally taking 4th place there. The event was won by Alexander Alekhine. He took 9th in 1927 (Colle won), tied for 4–6th in 1928 (William Winter won), and shared 1st with Savielly Tartakower in 1929.

In 1932, he took 12th in British Chess Championship in London (Mir Sultan Khan won).

Notable game

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a8 black rook
b8 black knight
f8 black rook
g8 black king
a7 black pawn
b7 black pawn
e7 black bishop
h7 black pawn
b6 black queen
d6 black pawn
g6 black pawn
c5 black pawn
d5 white pawn
e4 white knight
f4 white bishop
a2 white pawn
b2 white pawn
c2 white pawn
d2 white queen
g2 white pawn
h2 white pawn
a1 white rook
f1 white rook
g1 white king
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Position after 14...Qb6

Harold Saunders vs. Savielly Tartakower, Scarborough 1929:
1.d4 c5 2.d5 d6 3.e4 e5 4.Bd3 Be7 5.Ne2 g6 6.0-0 f5 7.f4 fxe4 8.Bxe4 Nf6 9.Nbc3 Nxe4 10.Nxe4 exf4 11.Bxf4 0-0 12.Qd2 Bf5 13.N2g3 Bxe4 14.Nxe4 Qb6 (see diagram) 15.Bg5 Qd8 16.Rxf8+ Qxf8 17.Rf1 Qe8 18.Qe2 Nd7 19.Bxe7 Qxe7 20.Nf6+ Qxf6 21.Rxf6 Nxf6 22.Qe6+ Kg7 23.Qe7+ 1–0

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 24 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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http://www.anders.thulin.name/SUBJECTS/CHESS/CTCIndex.pdf
http://xoomer.alice.it/cserica/scacchi/storiascacchi/tornei/1900-49/1926scarborough.htm
http://xoomer.alice.it/cserica/scacchi/storiascacchi/tornei/1900-49/1927scarborough.htm
http://xoomer.alice.it/cserica/scacchi/storiascacchi/tornei/1900-49/1928scarborough.htm
http://xoomer.alice.it/cserica/scacchi/storiascacchi/tornei/1900-49/1929scarborough.htm
http://www.rogerpaige.me.uk/tables3.htm
https://web.archive.org/web/20090102210932/http://www.rogerpaige.me.uk/tables3.htm
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1004189
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessplayer?pid=10658
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