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Draughts.

Draughts —a kingly game. Where brain and thought supremely sway, And twine the laurel wreath of fame For him who claims the victor’s play—Willox.

PROBLEM 111. Black 1 7 12 13 14 23 ; King on 24. White 5 8 22 25 29 30 ; King on 4. In last week’s notes wo omitted to say that white should play and win. Through an error the terms of the above problem were omitted. As it is a beauty and worthy of study, we re-publish it. Shall be pleased to receive solutions.

PROBLEM IV. A study for the amateur. Black 13 16 18 19.

The end of an interesting game between Mr Adcock and his son. At this particular stage Mr Adcock remarked : “ Now then, can white win ?” Master Adcock embraced the opportunity, and manipulating the pieces with consummate skill, forced his kdad” to retire, with the remark —“This is surely worthy of a place in our far-famed column in the 'Southorn Cross. ’ M Switcher Game.—Showing the Herd Laddie's renowned stroke : 11-15 10-17 15-18 21-17* 21-14 24-20 9-13 6-10 2-6 25-21 22-17 28-24 8-11 13-22 4-8 17-14 26-17 29-25 11-15** 12-19 1-10 30-26 27-20 22-6 6-9 a 18-27 White wins 24-19 31-6 15-24 9-18 2 0-16 b 26-22 (*) This move forms the opening, (*») 18-22, 25-18, 10-15 draws. (a) The fatal move. (b) Similar positions occur in the “Defiance’’ and “Second Double Corner.’ ’ V “Safe Limit of Brain Capacity.” — In a leading New York paper recently we find the following points ; “First, mental activity, instead of being- an exhaustive process tending to shorten life, is, in the highest degree, conducive to longevity. Second, a consensus of opinion among the leading scientists of Great Britain shows that the best way to keep the brain in good condition is to use it to the safe limit of its capacity.” Draughts is both entertaining and instructive, giving both mental exercise „ and mental recreation, which is as important a factor as physical exercise and recreation in the development of the whole man.

We had Mr Mulvey back with us on Wednesday, and he was interested in a game that. Mr Morris and Mr McLean were trying to revolutionise. The boards fairly cracked with such gigantic conceptions and possibilities as were put forth by those three great exponents of the game. Later on this column will be graced with its presence. I would strongly advise all draught-players to procure a copy of the "Southern Cross,” and they will have information up to date. A set of chess men have been presented to the club by the Captain. So, chess-players come along. One gentleman was very anxious for an opponent, but alas ! there was none to be found !

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Draughts., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 6, 11 May 1907

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Draughts. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 6, 11 May 1907

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