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Wallace - Hodgson Match

Albert Edward Wallace7.5/9(+7 -1 =1)[games]
Robert Lord Hodgson1.5/9(+1 -7 =1)[games] Chess Event Description
Wallace - Hodgson (1896)
The previous so-called Australian Championship match was battled by Wallace - Esling (1895).

Mr. R. L. Hodgson, of Melbourne, has written to Mr. A. E. N. Wallace, challenging him to play in Sydney during April for the championship of Australia. The match will probably be on similar lines to that between Mr. Wallace and Mr. Esling, the winner of seven games to win the match, the stakes to be 25 a side. - Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW), Friday 10 January 1896.

As already announced, Mr. A. E. N. Wallace, champion of Australia, has accepted the challenge of Mr. R. L. Hodgson, of Melbourne, to play for 25 a side and the championship of Australia. The contest will take place in Sydney, and will probably commence on Monday, April 13. Mr. P. B. Walker has been requested to act as stakeholder, and referee; Mr. P. M. Scott, as umpire for Mr. Wallace; and Mr. G. B. Hall, as umpire for Mr. Hodgson. The winner of seven games wins the match; draws not to count until three games have been drawn. - Evening News (Sydney, NSW), Friday 24 January 1896.

Sydney, 21 April - 4 May 1896

Wallace 1 0 1 1 1 = 1 1 1 7.5 Hodgson 0 1 0 0 0 = 0 0 0 1.5

Original Collection: Game Collection: Wallace-Hodgson 1896 Australian Title Match by User: optimal play.

 page 1 of 1; 9 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Wallace vs R Hodgson 1-0341896Wallace - HodgsonC22 Center Game
2. R Hodgson vs A Wallace 1-0621896Wallace - HodgsonC42 Petrov Defense
3. R Hodgson vs A Wallace ½-½941896Wallace - HodgsonC67 Ruy Lopez
4. A Wallace vs R Hodgson 1-0311896Wallace - HodgsonD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. R Hodgson vs A Wallace 0-1371896Wallace - HodgsonC67 Ruy Lopez
6. A Wallace vs R Hodgson 1-0301896Wallace - HodgsonD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. A Wallace vs R Hodgson 1-0281896Wallace - HodgsonC67 Ruy Lopez
8. R Hodgson vs A Wallace 0-1331896Wallace - HodgsonC67 Ruy Lopez
9. A Wallace vs R Hodgson 1-0261896Wallace - HodgsonC22 Center Game
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2)  

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Apr-28-14  optimal play: <<<<<THE CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP.>


SYDNEY, Tuesday. [21st April 1896]>

The match for the chess championship of Australia between Wallace, of New South Wales the present champion, and Hodgson of Victoria, began to-night in the Sydney Chess Club rooms.

The conditions were 25 a side, the winner of the first seven games to be champion.

The time limit was 15 moves an hour.

Colonel P. B. Walker acted as referee and Messrs P. M. Scott and G. B. Hall as umpires for Wallace and Hodgson respectively.>

- The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.) issue Wednesday 22 April 1896>

Apr-28-14  optimal play: Played at Sydney in 1896

game 1 commenced on Tuesday 21st April and concluded the next day

game 2 commenced on Wednesday 22nd April and concluded the next day

game 3 commenced on Thursday 23rd April and concluded the next day

game 4 commenced on Friday 24th April and concluded the next day

game 5 commenced on Saturday 25th April and concluded the following Monday (no play on Sunday)

game 6 commenced on Monday 27th April, continuing the next day, and concluding on Wednesday

game 7 commenced on Thursday 30th April and concluded the next day

game 8 commenced on Friday 1st May and concluded on the same date

game 9 commenced on Monday 4th May and concluded on the same date

Final Match score:-

1-0-1-1-1--1-1-1 [+7 =1 -1] (7/9) Wallace

0-1-0-0-0--0-0-0 [+1 =1 -7] (1/9) Hodgson

Wallace retained the Australian Chess Championship in emphatic manner having attained the required seven wins from only nine games!

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  offramp: <optimal play>, thank you.This is really well done.
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