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[Conducted by J.H.F.H.] The Otago Chess Club meet for play at the rooms, Princes street south, Dunedin, daily at noon, and every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. -TO CORRESPONDENTS. All communications must be addressed "Cieas Editor," 'Evening Star.' PROBLEM No. 796. By Rev. J. Jcsperson. Black, 6 pieces.

White, 9 pieces. White to play and inato in two moves. Ktlbs: SQIK; 4Plpl; 3Pklbl; 1B3RP1; 7P; lkt6; 78. SOLUTION OF PROBLEM No. 792. Key move: Kl-Q Kt 4. Game, No. 995. Queen's Gambit I>cclined. White, A. J. Spencer: Black, ¥. Brown. 1 P-Q 4 P-Q 4 2 P-Q. E A I'-K 3 3 Kt-Q B 3 Kt-K B 3 4 B-Kt 5 B-K 2 5 I'-K 3 Q Kt-Q 2 6 Kt-B 3 Oisilcs 7 B-Q 3 R-K sq 3 Casllcf P-B 3 ...A better move seems F-Q Ki 3, as it. cmWcr Hie Q H to be (lc)-elo).-cd. 9 R-B sq P-Q Kt 3 10 P 3: P K Kl x P? ...He ought, <>f course, to retake with the B P, rims 1 getting rid "f a weak pawn and keeping a pawn in the ctniic. "118 x B Kt- >. B 12 Kt-K 4 .Had Black a jiawn in the centre, White could not now in ike a potid use of ihe square K 4. Kt-P. >q 13 Ki-K 5 P-K B 4 ...Therr- was no inun-.liato which necessitate.! ibis wer.hciiiii;: pawn move. Biack shou'd ii-fi-rforo hi-v- continued developing iB-Kt 2). "li Ki-K,' 5 K: tK 2) Kt. 3 13 Kt x Ki P x Kl ...A better ci:.u;-e oi'fered by Q x Kt : 16 Kt-K 5. P-Kt 2, etc. The freeing from the cramped position was worth more than a pawn. 16 P-B 4 B-Kt 2 17 R-K B 3 P-B 4 13 K-K 3 Q-Q -t 19 R-B 2 P x P ...The only move, was Kt-Q 2 20 Q-K sq! Kt-R 2 ...Now he cannot plav Kt-Q 2 because ot R-K 8 ch! 21 R x Kt K-B sq 22 O-Kt 4 ch K-Kr. sq 23 P-K 4! Q-Q 2 24 B-Kt 5 Q-K 2 25 Q-K. sq P-Q 6 ...The mate eau only be protected bv Q x Kt. Th» text move involvts a las!, trap--viz., 26 Q-R 4' Q x Kt, and P >: R. 26 R-R 8 ch K x R 27 Q-R 4 eh K-Kl, .-q 23 Q-R 7 ch K-B st] 29 Q-R 8 mate A well-uhivtd came by White, tlrmanstratilig one-)" irioro "the faial coi-..-.-. i tiences ot neglected development.

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CHESS, Issue 15708, 23 January 1915

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CHESS Issue 15708, 23 January 1915

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