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[Conducted by J.H.F.H.] The Otasro Cbes3 Club meet for play at (he rooms. Princes street south. Dunodin, daiit at noon, and every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday evening'at 8 o'clock. ' TO CORRESPONDENTS. All communications must b» addressed "Ciesß Editor," ' Evening Star.'

PUOBLEJt No. 734. By B. Ci. A. Mciijol

ißlack, 12 pieces.

White, 11 piecci:. White to play and mate in two moves. 4UJ!2: IKbßPlrb; 3psr; pKtllet; q2Plp2; pZPPIKII; PQ6; lkl6 SOLUTION OF PEOBLEM. No. 790. Key move: Q-K 4. GAME No. 993. Pluvcd in the Mritisli C'liampionsliip Tournament at Chester. Three Kuighls' Opening-. White, W. S. Yiner: Black, R. E. Lean. 1 P-K 4 P-K 4 2 Kt-K B 3 Kt-Q B 3 3 B-Jti 4 lii-li 5 4- Kt-Kt 5 This move is certainly bad. because it ainn at the win of a Pawn at the cost of many movc-i. Althoue;!t it, is not easily refuted, ii. leads to a position in which Black has ;l de.. eiding advantage in development, it he exacts the full penalty of White's premature attack. 4 I'-Q 4 5Pi P Kt-ll 4 After Ki x P; 6 Kt x P, K x Kt; 7 Q-i'. 3 eh, K-K 3. White ha.- a -troug attack, which is perhaps an ecpuvaitui for the piece <acrit-ced. The ie:a move, is much be.iter, as it enables lUack lo drive bad; White's. Knight, thus refuting entirely the. attack, wLtlsl speedily developing hi> own pieces. 6 P-Q Z ("or.iparativelv he-l. If 6 B-K ?.. then P-K Ii 3; 7 Ivt-lv P. 3. P-K 5; 8 Ki-lv 5. Q-B 2: 9 P-0 -1. B-Q 5; 10 P-K B 4, P x P cm; 11 Kt .-: P, Ki-Kt 5; or !-.' P-K B 4. B-0 3; 10 P-Q 4. P x P i.e.: 11 Kt x P, Caries; and Black has a far superior pe:-i----tion. G P-K T! 3 7 Kt-K 1! 3 B-0 3 The correct contimtn: lon is P-K 5; 8 Q K 2, Kt x IJ; 9P x Kt, 15-K 2. 8 O-K 2 Castles. 9 Kt-B 5 B-K Kt. 5 He e„u!d siiP. phiv Ki, x B. followed hv P-K 5. and then B-K Ki 3. After the texi move White secures :. good devt l-.piiieiu and rcrnaitis a Pawn ahead. 10 P-K It 3 1.3-Q 2 ? Black e-cnoroudy sives iiaek Hie ino\e won iu lie; opening, lie tould at. h.-a.ii- have»d to recaiu the Pawn, phiviug B x Kr; 11 Q x B. P-K 5: 12 Q-K 2. B-Ki. 5. tf instead 11 P x B, then Kl-lt 4: 12 I-t-K Kt'stp K-R 2, followed by L'-K B 4, gavn Black some counter-chances. 11 B-K 3 P-P 3 Threatening P-Q Kt -1, Kt x B, P-Ki 3, and Kt x P. 12 P-P 3 Kt x P. 13 P x Kt Q-K 2 14 I'-IC lit 4 Kt x Ki P ? White obviously wants ( ( > op.-u H1«-r-. on :he King's wing, ami I hen ('italic Q it with the view of operating wil'u his iP,cl-.s on the King's wing. It. is the; plan sguin-i which Black should direct- Ins strategy. 'J.'hc move iu(i :'jd wis P-Q Kr. 4, aflcr which Whii?coiild hardly Casiled <■* P. witlumt -eri--OU-, dangers. Tim sacri!ici> by tl..- ;,-.\j uio-rc do;:.-, nni eounieraci iu ihc iea.-t While's ideas; Black's position iii.-refi.ire tpiiekh collanses. 15 P x Ki B x P K-: It.K Ki si, P-K I; 4 17 It x 1! P x K 13 Kt-Q 2 Q-Q 2 19 Castles P-K If 4 20 P-P> 5 B-Iv 2 2! P-Q 6 ! P x P 22 Kl-B 4 Q-B 4 25 P x P B-Kt. 4 24 B x B Q x B oh 23 K-Kfc siq Q K-K M] 26 T'-Q 7 P.-K 3 The resistance is useless against this Pavs-n. 27 Q-K 4 Q.Q sq 23 Q-Q 5 K H-TJ 3 29 Kt-R 5 K-B sq 30 Kt x P R.-Q 3 31 Kt- x K Q x P 32 Q-R 8 eh Resigns A game played in superior style by White.

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CHESS, Issue 15696, 9 January 1915

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