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[Pee United Press Association.!

CHRISTCHURCH. December 31. Tho fifth round of the chess tournament roultcd as follows:

Dodds v. Barnes (Two Kniahts Defence). —Bv sacrificing two pawns Barnes worked up a powerful attack, and Dodds resigned at move 26. when a mate was threatened. Hill v. Bucketfc (Ruv Lopez).—Hill developed his game nicely, and Bucket I, getting pressed for time, overlooked the loss of hi? Queen at move, 17, and imniediotelv resigned. C. K. Fox v. Grierson {Queen's Gnmbit Declined). —Fox fell into a well-known trap on the sixth move, losing a knight for a pawn. Grierson, however, did not mate the most of his opportunities, and a draw was agreed to on the 37th move. Mara v. Hicks (Centre Counter Game).— Mara sacrificed the exchange (rook for knight) for an attack, which Hicks staved off.'and won on the 46th move. Pleasants v. Severne (Ruy Lopez).— Pleasants continued with P Q 3 variation, but did not make the most of his game. ' Severne's 22nd move forced the win of a piece, f-nd Pleasants resigned forthwith. B. G. Fox v. Moore.—Moore sooted by default. Kelling, a bye. The following adjourned games were completed : Grierson v. Kelling (Round I).—Kelling won on the 62nd move. Mara v. Dodds (Hound 2). —Mara won on the 67th move. January 1. The sixth round resulted as follows: Hiil v. Dodds (Ruy Lopez).—Dodds lost two pawns through oversights, and subsequently the exchange of a rook for a bishop, feaving Hill a winner at move 49. Buckctt v. 'Kelling (Carokaim).- -An interesting game, which is unfinished. Severnc r. Hides (Centre Counter Game). —Hicks developed an attack, forcing Hevcine to give up a pawn, and scored a win on the. 63rd move

Monro v. C. E. Fox (liny Lopez).—Fox missed the opportunity of winning the exchange, and the game ended in a draw on tko. 31st. move.

Pleasants v.' Mara (Ruy Lopez).—Mara gave up a bishop for two pawns for an attack, which Pleasants defended weakly, .and his resignation was forced at move 51. Barnes v. B. G. Fox.—Barnes scored by default. Grierson, a live.

The following" are the scores at the end of this round:—Barnes 3g points, Buekeit 2, Podds li- Giierson 24, G. B. Fox (retired) 0, C. E. Fox 2\, Hicks 4,< Hill 2. Kt-lling 34. Mara 3, Moore 34, Pleasants 1, Severne 3.

The games adjourned are Barnes v. Gricrson, Bucketfc v. Barn?s, and Buckett v. Keliing.

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THE CHESS TOURNEY, Issue 15690, 2 January 1915

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THE CHESS TOURNEY Issue 15690, 2 January 1915

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