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[Conducted by J.H.F.H.] The Otago Chess Club meet for play at the rooms. Princes street south, Dunedin, daily at noon, and every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday evening at 8 o’clock, TO CORRESPONDENTS. All communications must be addressed “Chess Editor,” ‘Evening Star.’ PROBLEM No. 783. . By J, C. Evans. Black, 10 pieces.

White, 3 pieces. White to play and mate in two moves. 3R3b; 2840 ; lp4ml; lPlr4; Ktlpk2rl; 4plKtl; 2P5; lktK2Q2. SOLUTION OF PROBLEM No. 779. Key move: R-Kt 4. GAME No. 982. Played in the Chester Oonguass of the British Chess Federation, Notes by F. D. Yates. Ruy Lopez. White, J. E. Parry; Black, F. D. Yales. 1 P-K 4 P-K 4 2 Kt-K B 3 Kt-Q B 3 3 B-Kt 5 Kt-B 3 4 Castles B-K 2 5 R-K sq P-Q 3 6 P-Q 4 P i P 7 Kt x P B-Q 2 8 Kt-Q B 3 Castles 9 B x Kt P x B 10 B-Kt 5 P-K R 3 This is an important move in the defence, as it provides a good retreat for* the Kt at K K 2. 11 B-R 4 R-K sq 12 P-K 5 P x V Kt-R 2 is much better. A probablo reply would be B x B, Q x B, and White is in danger of losing iho K P. 13 B i P E-Kt sq 14 Kt-Kb 3 R-Kt 5 With this move Black obtains an exchange of Kt for B, remaining with the minute advantage of two Bishops against two Kts. 15 B x Kt B x B 16 R x R cb Q x R 17 Q-Q 3 B-K 4 So as to rake the White King's position with the two Bishops. 18 P-Q R 3 R-Kt »q 19 R-Kt sq Q-K 2 20 R-Q set B-K 3 21 Kt-Q 4. Rx P 22 Kt x P Q-Q 3 23 Kt x B Q-B 3 was correct. Q x Kt 24 P-K R 3 P-Q B 3 25 Kt-R 4 B-Kt »q 26 Q-R 6 B-Q 4

Black, seeing the position tends towards a draw, boldly decides to allow White to win a Pawn, at the same time taking the Queen temporarily out of play. 27 Q x P R-K sq 28 Q-Q 4 Q-KU 4 29 P-Kt 3

Q-Ki 4 was better, though after Q-B 8 Black would probably recover the Pawn. R-K 8 30 Q-R 7 Q-R 4

Til© surf aco brilliancy Q-Q 7 1b vonaouud on account of Q-Kt 8 ch, followed by Q-Kt sq. After Q-R 4 While’s position is untenable owing to the threat* Q-B 6 and Q x B P, followed by Q-E 8 oh and R discovers check. 31 Rx B. R-K Boh 32 K-R 2 Q x R 33 Q-Kt Beh K-R 2 34 P-Kt 4 Q-B 6 35 Resigns.

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CHESS., Issue 15632, 24 October 1914

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CHESS. Issue 15632, 24 October 1914

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