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[Conducted by J.H.F.H.] Ths Otago Chess Club meet for play at tho rooms, Princes street south. Dunedin, daily at noon, and every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday evening at 3 o’clock. TO CORRESPONDENTS. “ R.B.”—-Many thanks for correct key. "P.,” King street.—Tho key of problem No. 784 is B-K 7. Ail communications must be addressed “Chess Editor,” ‘Evening Star.’ PROBLEM No. 789. By F. Millins. Black, 12 pieces.

White, 7 pieces. White to play and mate in two moves. 8; 4R28; kr-KtQlB3; r2p3K; pBIM; 4pplp; 2plqp2; 3kt4. SOLUTION OP PROBLEM No. 735. Key move: Q-R sq. GAME No. 983. Scotch Game. (Notes by Amos Bure.—‘The Field.*) White, Blackburne; Black, Vinar. 1 P-K 4 P-K 4 2 Kt-K B 3 Kt-Q B 3 3 P-Q 4 The Scotch Game has always been one of Blackburne’* favorite openings, and ha has won many fine games with it. 3P x P 4 Kt x P B-B 4 Kt-K B 3 is new generally preferred ss simplifying the position and yielding a satisfactory defence. Tho test-move leads to a more complicated game. 5 B-K 3 Q-B 3 6 P-Q B 3 K Kt-K 2 7 Kt-B 2 B-Kt 3 Loss of time. He exchanges Bishops cn his nest move, and might as well have done so at once. 8 Q Kt-R 3 B x B 9 Kt x B P-Q R 3 K.t-Kt 5 was threatened. 10 B-Q 3 P-Q 3 11 Castles B-Q 2 12 P-K' B 4 Castles (K R) 13 Q-B 2 Q-R 3 14 Q R-K sq This is all played in Blackburne’s best style. 14 Q R-K sq 15 P-K Kt 4 Kt-Q sq 16 Q-Et 2 Q-R 5 Preparing for the retreat of bis Queen to K 2 or Q sq. 17 Q Kt-B 2 Kt-Kt 3 18 K-B 3 Not 18 Kt-Q 4, because of 18 Kt s P. 18 Kt-K 3 13 Q R-K B sq Kteß 4 20 Kt-B 5 Q-Q sq 21 Q-K 2 Kt-K R 5 22 R-K 3 Kt x Kt 23 Kt P x Kt Kt. x B 24 Q x Kt Q-B 3 25 K-Kt 3 B-Kt 4 To force White to advance his Queen’s Bishop’s Pawn, and thus loosen his Pawns oa the Queen’s side. 26 P-B 4 B-B 3 27 R-K sq Q x Kt P A dangerous capture, as it leads to hie Queen being cut off from the defence of the King. 28 Kt-Q 4 Q x Q R P ■ And now, instead of capturing tho tccond Pawn, he should have played Q-Kt 3, putting his Queen into safely and ct tho same time restraining the movements of the hostile Knight. 29 Q-Q B 3 Black has no resource after this move, which not only threatens to capture the Bishop for nothing, but also to win the Queen tor a Rock by R-E sq. ■ 29 P-B 3 30 R-R sq QxR ch 31 Q x Q E x P 32 Kt-K 6 R-B 2 33 Q-Q Bsq P-Q Kb 4 34 P x P B x P 35 R-Q B 3 P-B 3 36 R x I'.. ..Resigns A gams played with youthful vigor by tho English veteran.

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CHESS, Issue 15668, 5 December 1914

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CHESS Issue 15668, 5 December 1914

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