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[Conducted by J.H.F.H.] The Otago Chess Club meet for play at the rooms, Princes street south. Dunedin, dailj at noon, and every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. TO CORRESPONDENTS. All communications must be addressed "Cbess Editor," 'Evening Star.* PROBLEM No. 787. By S. Green. Black, 10 pieces.

White, 9 pieces. White to play and mate in two moves. 2Q3KI; B3KtlktKt; 3plPlp; lplPkS; 6pl; 2PPIp2; 4kt2r: 4r3. SOLUTION OP PROBLEM No. 783. Key move: Q-B 8. GAME Xo. 986. Played at Chester in tha tournament for the British Championship. Sicilian Defence. White, W. S. Viner: Black, J. E. Pajry. 1 P-K 4..-..P-Q B 4 2 Kt-K B 3 Kt-Q B 3 3 P-Q 4 P x P 4 Kt x P P-K Kt 3 ...It is usual to play first Kt-B 3, in order lo provoke White's Kt-Q B 3, and thus to retard White's Q B P. The text move allows the White's Q B P to be pushed on. so that Black has not the opportunity of playing P-Q 4. the only move which can effectively counteract Whito's superiority in the centre. However, even after 4...Kt-B 3, Black has lo overoonve great difficulties before he oan post his KBonKt 2. Por instance, 5 Kt-Q B 3, P-K Kt 3j 6 Kt x Kt, Kt P x Kt; 7 P-K 5: or 5...P-Q 3; 6 B-Q B 4, P-K Kt 3? 7 Kt x Kt, Kt P x Kt; 8 P-K 5, Kt-Kt 5 (P x P? 9 B x P ch): 9 P-K € (match game Schlechter-Bm. Lasker). 5 P-Q B 4 B-Kt 2 6 B-K 3./....Kt-B 3 7 Kl-Q B 3 Q-R 4 8 P-B 3 Castles 9 B-K 2 P-Q 3 10 Oaatl«s Q-Kt 3 ...There are some undeveloped pieces left, therefore too Queen should not start an at-acking manoeuvre. The natural continuation was Kt x Kt. followed by B-K 3 and B-B sq. 11 Kt-B 4 Not P-Q Kt 3 or Q-Q 2, because of Kt x P, etc. 11 Q-Q sq ...When choosing between B 2 and Q sq preference should be given to the former square, as the Queen might find an opportunity of acting on the B file, whilst oil Q sq she has Utile prospects. 12 Q-Q 2 B-Q 2 13 Kt-B 3 Kt-K *q 14 P-B 4 R-B sq ...Black could here play P-B 4, which also seems to have been the object of his last move, and which is now prevented by White. 15 Q R-Q sq B-K 3 ~.A mistake, which renders Black's position 1 hopeless, apart from the fa«t that he now loses a pawn. Presumably he intended to exchange knights and then play B-K 3, a manoeuvre whioh would have given bim tomo relief from the strong pressure bo has to bear from the superior mobility of White's pieces. Por instance, Kt x Kt; 16 B I Kt, B-K 3; 17 P-Q Kt 3, B x B| 18 Q x B, Q-R 4. followed by Kt-B 3. 15...8-P 4 could not now be played, because of Kt x Kt and P-K 5. 16 Kt x B P x Kt 17 B-Kt 4 K-K sq ...Black cannot defend the pawn by Q-Q 2 or K-B 2 or R-B 3, as White would obtain a winning attack by P-K 5. Neither is Kt-B 2 effectivp. because, of Kt-Kt 5. 18 B x K P R-.R sq 19 R-B 3 KtJi 2 20 B-Kt 4 QTK sq 21 Kt-tf- 5 Kt xKt ...This exchange opens the .K file for White's rooks, oJid it is obviou* that the K P will fall very eoon. 22 KPx KU Kt-Q sq 23 B-K sq__..Kt-B 2 24 B-Q 4 R-K Kt sq 25 R (B 3)-K 3..„..P-K 4 26 P x P ©.p Kt-R 3 27 B-R 3 Q-K 2 28 B x B ch R x B 29 R-Q 3 Kt-B 4 30 B x KU....P x B 31 Rx P R-K sq 32 R-Q 7 Q-B 4ch 33 Q-Q 4 QxQ ch 34 Rx Q .K R-K 2 35 R-Q 5 R x P 36 R x R R x R 37 Rx P -Resigns

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CHESS, Issue 15656, 21 November 1914

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CHESS Issue 15656, 21 November 1914

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