The Cambridge, 1932 Premier final standings were:
1)Sultan Kahn (5.0)
2-3) Johannes Van den Bosch and Alexander (4.5)
4) Sir George Thomas (3.5)
5-7) Vera Menchik. T.H. Tyler and F.D. Yates (3.0)
7) F.D. Yates
8) Milner-Barry (1)
|van den Bosch (right)|
The opening, a Pierce Gambit which is a branch of the Vienna, arising from 1 e4 e5 2 Nc3 Nc6 3 f4 exf4 4 Nf3 g5 and now characterized by the move: 5 d4 has a fascinating history. The gambit gets its name from English master William Timbrell Pierce (1839-1922) and his brother James Pierce (1833-1892).
The first mention of it was apparently in the January 1886 issue of British Chess Magazine, to which they both regularly contributed. They played a lot of test games with the line, both in friendly and correspondence tournaments, including many games between the two brothers. Chess players in Brighton, Sussex also held a tournament in 1886 to investigate the gambit and numerous articles about it appeared during the later 1880s and 1890s. Towards the end of 1888 the publication of Pierce Gambit, Chess Papers and Problems by the brothers appeared.