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[Conducted by J.H.F.H.]

The Otago dlies. Club meet for play at ibe rooms. Princes street south, Dunedin, daily at noon, and every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday evening at 8 o'clock.

TO CORRESPONDENTS. All communieationa must be addressed "Chess Editor,” ‘Evening Star.*

PROBLEM No. 795, By J. Millins. Black, 10 pieces.

White, 13-pieces. "White to piny and mate in two moves. 3kt4; StTB; 2PKIPKP; XKt2plPr; Qf-pk3; 6nl; Qkt2blPl; 281Kt3. SOLUTION' OF TRORLF.M No. 791. Key move: R-Q 3. GAME-No. 994. The following lively game was played in tin championship tourney of the Metropolitan Club (London); —• Ruy Lopez. Notes by G. A. Thomas. White, Air G. A. Thomas; Black, Mr J. Davidson. 1 P-K 4 P-K 4 2 Kt-K B 3 Kt-Q F. 3 3 B-Kfc 5 P-Q R 5 4 B-R 4 Kt-B 3 5 Q-K 2 Not so strong as 5 Castles or 5 P-Q 3. but a useful change and comparatively unknown. 5 B-B 4 6 P-B 5 P-Q Kt 4 7 B-B 2 P-Q 3 8 Ca sties B-K Kt- 5 9 P-Q 3 Castles 10 Q Kt-Q 2 P-Q 4 11 K-K sq p X P Not good; 11 P-Q 5 was perhaps best. 12 Kt x P While has now a very strong attack—in fact, almost a forced win 12 B-K 2 It 12 Kt x Kt: 13 Q x Kt, Q-Q 2: 14 P-Q 4. P-K B 4: 15 B-Kt 3 ch. K-U sq; 16 Q-Q 5 wins. 15 Kt- x Kt ch 15 x Kt. 14 P-Q 4 Not 14 Q-K 4, oceans;' rf 14 Q-Q 2; 15 P-Q 4, P-Kt. 3. threatening B-B 4. 14 P-Kr 3 15 B-K 4 Q-Q 3 A Pawn at least inusi go; bur 15 Q-K sq was slightly better. 1G P-K R 3 P x P Ingeniously forcing complications, in which White might, easily go wrong. If Black retires his B, While of course win.-, ensile by P x P. 17 P x B P x P 18 P x P Here, for example. While cannot play 13 B x Ki. Q x f!: 19 Q-B 2. because of 19 1* x PI Other attempts to save the. loss of the exchange arc also unfavorable. ll:i 15 x P 19 B-Kt 2 B x R 20 Q, s B Far stronger than R s 15, after which Flack's Pawns would a linos; counterbalance White's exua piece. The i-ext- move leaves Black with no defence against- V\ Idle's next move, with its double threat. * 20 Q K-K sq 21 Q-B 3 Kt-K 4 22 Kt x Kt-M.-R x Kr 23 Q x U Resigns For if 23 Q x Q; '24 B x Q. R-K sq; 25 P-B 4, B-Q. 5 ch, saving both Bbhops.

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CHESS, Issue 15702, 16 January 1915

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CHESS Issue 15702, 16 January 1915

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