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Draughts.

PROBLEM X

White 17 22 23 ; King 24

White to move and win

The above Problem was placed on the board in the club room by Mr Logan, and proved very Interesting, many futile attempts being made to solve it. ill SOLUTIONS. PROBLEM VII. Black 1 5 12 21, King- 26. White 13 IS 19 29, King 10. The terms ox above was white to play and draw. Considerable interesting play has been evolved from it by members of the club, and some discussion. T.J.M. sends in 19-15, 26-23 to draw, but 26-22. 18-14, 2217 wins for black. M. O’Byrne drew from the position by 10-15, '2<s-26a; 18- 23-16, 14-10, etc. drawn (a), H. Morris shows a win here by 1-6. US® PROBLEM IX. Black 1 4 15 19 25, Kings 16 21 27 and 29. White 7 8 10 11 13 14 17 23 26. While to play and win—l 3-9 27-18 10-6 1-10 9-5 18-9 5-1 21-14 7-2 16’ 7 2-18 14-30, 1-5 4-11 5-23, white wins. Mu - Morris and Mr Mu Ivey sat over the .above for some little time, conning - every move and variation, commenting on the key to the solution being so well hidden. After some analysis and concedtration, Mr Mulvey uphoid his reputation by showing the win. It would be a hard nut that Jim couldn't crack. 0 § i A. Robins. —Your solutions to Problems VIII and IX are correct. You are doing well. SO Sj ® PROBLEM VIII. . Black 10 12 14, King 18. White 19 21 23, King 2. ■White to play and win—2l-17 18-2'7 19- 12-19 2-6 14-21 6-31, white wins. a a a T.J.M. —Glad to hear front you again. You are right re Problem IX being a hart! one, but your study of it would repay you, when you discovered the key. Solutions VIII and IX are both correct. a a a GAME VIII. The following shows one ox the Herd Laddie's famous shots in the "Old Fourteenth.’’ 11-15 21-20 3 2-16 b 23-19 9-14 a 23-19 8-11 26-23 16-23 22-17 10-15 20-16 4-8 x 19-10 11-20 17-13 6-15 25-22 15-18 28-24 18-25 27-4 (a) —This is a good move for black if he avoids the trap at b. and plays 15-19 24-15 5-9 13-6 1-26, 3023, etc.—drawn. a a a

A common fallacy among players is that, criticism of published play is a hhiing to be dreaded. add many accordingly feel very much put out if an improvement be pointed nut in any of their contributions. This. I think is the remit of taking a wrong view of matters. None of the greatest analysts escaped correction to Some extent. Even Anderson, Lees, ahd Heffner fall some little way short of perfection. Why. therefore, should the ordinary contributor take it to heart if his play be corrected ? Good criticism is the life of any draughts publication, and is always of equal interest with the contribution from which it is taken. It is always possible to point out an improvement in another man’s play without attempting to "take him off’" in the process. Criticism should always be combined with courtesy. Be thankful that you can see a little j more than the other man in the ' game or problem in question with-

out blowing your own liorn about it. —'‘Dundee People’s Journal.” UNI H

The attendance at the club room in the Princess Hotel is showing decided signs of improvement, although some of the older members ax - e not rolling- up so well as we would like. Considerable interest is manifested in the play. The club will pay a match with Gore on Wednesday, 26th inst., and it is hoped that, a good muster will attend. The party wall travel' to Gore by the 1.35 express,, and return by the late one. The tournament will start on the following Wednesday, so all those intending to compete will please give in their names at as early a 'date as possible. Visitors are always cordially welcomed at the club, which meets every Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 7.30 p.m.

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Draughts., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 9, 15 June 1907

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Draughts. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 9, 15 June 1907

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