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problem VI.

By H. Levesley, Sheffield, England. Black.

Black, 11 12 16 19 23. White 9 13 28 31, King on 7. Black to play and draw. Neat and instructive. [1 ® (1 GAME.

‘i Ayrshire Lassie.’' Showing a trap well-known to proficient players : instructive to the amateur, and worth knowing ; 11-15 23-19 7-11 26-22 a 7-23 24-20'* 15-18 22-15 11-16 27-18 8-11 22-15 11-18 20-11 10-28 28- 11-18 30-26 3-7 B wins 4-8 26-22 88-11 22-15 a 25-22 27-23 19-16 16-11 28-19 18-25 9-13 12-19 9-14 6-9 29- 32-28 23-16 24-19 19-15 11-15 6-9 2-6 15-24 10-19 Drawn.

HU® Solution to Problem V. —Black, 12 16 22, King on 29 ; White 11 19 23 27 30 ; White to play and win—--9-15, 22-26, 23-18, 26-31. 11-8, 3124, 30-25, 29-22. 15-11, 22-15, 8-4, 15-8 1 , 4-27, white wins. SB® George Buchanan, the Scottish draughts champion, visited Dumfries ately, and met the best exponents of the game in the South of Scotland. Great interest was taken in the visit. Ho played twenty games at a time. In all he contested 160 games, winning 136, losing seven, and 'drawing 17. Again, at the Milngavie recreation club, which was well represented on the occasion, he contested, blindfolded, six games simultaneously, winning them all. At Bannockburn the champion astonished all by .scoring 5 wins and a draw out of the six games played. The display was looked upon as the best over seen in the historic district. ® ® ® T..T.M. —Your solution to Problem V. is correct. ® H S Speaking of the brilliant progress that George Buchanan has been making in our science, the “Draughts World” says : —“Now, after three successive records in gaining the Scottish Championship, it must be pronounced that he is one of the strongest, individualities in the draughts world of to-day. Familiarly known in Glasgow draughts circles as “Wee Geordie:’ this year’s champion is 31 years of age. still looks boyish with his big head and good-humoured yet thoughtful ami alert countenance, and is a native of St. Mungo’s city. He has played in the annual Scottish tourneys since 1893, and although often in the prize-list, it was not till 1905 that he gained championship. He has contested in three, international matches against England, and was one of the brilliant players' in the British-American match at Boston. Mr Buchanan possesses a splendid memory, and is equally good at analysis, blindfolded, simultaneous, and cross-board play. H ® ® Saturday evening’s match was small but interesting. Mr Mulvey and Mr Scott had a good go. Their •games were all 'dirawn. We also had Mr Sutton, of Bluff fame. He defeated both opponents in good style. I would have liked to have seen more players on Wednesday evening, but hope they will roll up on the next two evenings, especially the committee. We want to arrange our handicap tourney at once, not later than Wednesday next, if possible. So anyone who has any suggestion to make come along with it Q n Saturday night.

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Draughts., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 8, 25 May 1907

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Draughts. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 8, 25 May 1907

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