[Conducted by J.H.F.H.] The Otago Chens Club meet for play at the rooms, Prinoeß street south, Dunediu, daily at noon, and every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. TO CORRESPONDENTS. AU communications must be addressed " Chess Editor," ' Evening Star.' PROBLEM No. 791. By Percy Hcaley. Black, 7 pieces.
»'— - ' White, 8 pieces. White io play and mato in two moves. lK4ktl; 2pR4: 2BlklPl; R6Kt; 2p5; Blb5; 2Qlkt3; lb6. SOLUTION OF PROBLEM No. 787. Key move : Q-Q B 5. GAME No. 990. (Played at the City of London Chess Club.) White, Mr R. Savage (Toynbee); Black, Mr N. Parley (South London). 1 P-K 4 P-K 4 2 Kt-K B 3 Kt-K B 3 3 P-Q4 Kt x P is the best; the text move allows Black to equalise very soon. Kt x P ( Px P should be played, then if 4 P-K 5, Kt-K 5, and against any move, Black should soon get an even game. 4 Q-K 2 P-Q 4 5 Q Kt-Q 2 Kt x Kt 6 Q x P ch B-K 2 7 B x Kt Castles 8 B-Q 3 P-K B 4 9 Castles K-R sq The last two moves of Black weakens his game; it would have been better to have developed the queen's side. 10 Q-Kt 3 Kt-Q 2 11 Kt-K 5 Wliite had somewhat the better game here owing to Black's Bth and 9th moves. And he ought to have kept his advantage with 11 B.K B 4, P-B 3 best; 12 B-B 7, Q-K sq; 13 K R-K sq, Q-B 2; 14 R x B, Q x R; 15 B-Q 6, Q-B 2; 16 Kt-Kt 5. and White's attack is very strong. Kt x Kt 12 P x Kt......8-R 5 13 Q-B 4 Q-R 3 is much with tho intention of P-K B 4, making the passed pawn very strong, and if P-B 5; 14 P-K 6, followed with K R-K sq. B-Q 3 14 Q R-Q sq P-B 4 15 P-Q B 3 Weak; B-B sq best, intending B-Q B 4, etc. B-K 2 16 Q-Q R 4 P-Q B 5 17 B-K 2 P-K B 5 Very good. Black plays a fine and brilliant game from this move. The rest of the play is very interesting. 18 K R-K sq B-Q B 4 19 P-Q Kt 4 B-Kt 3 20 B-K B 3 Q-R 5 21 R-K 2 P-K Kt 4 22 B-K sq Q R-Q sq .. . P-Kt. 5 can be plavotl at. once. Then, if 23 B x P, P-Kt 6; 24 P-R 3, Bx R P and wins. 23 Q-Kt 5 P-Kt 5! 24 B x P P-Kt 6! 25 P-K R 3 P-B 6! 26PxBP Q x R P 27 R(K 2)-Q 2 P-Kt. 7 and mates next move
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GHESS, Evening Star, Issue 15680, 19 December 1914
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