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Madras Chess Club vs Hyderabad Chess Club
City Match (1828) (correspondence), Postal
Bishop's Opening: General (C23)  ·  1-0


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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-11-07  sambo: Cool game. I like the notion of the big city chess consultation game. The play seems a bit scattered, but that's natural.
Feb-18-08  wolfmaster: White is the city that produced our current World Champion, Viswanathan Anand.
Sep-04-08  myschkin: . . .

It is told that the moves for both games (1828-29) between the Indian cities had been delivered by elephants carrying sealed caskets containing the particular envelope.

Now you can calculate the average distance/day of the individual pachyderm under following conditions:

- good weather, ~ 8h rest/d
- peaceful Tigers
- shortest route (Reference:


City Madras aka Chennai:

City Hyderabad:



One member is known for publishing

"Analysis of the Muzio Gambit, and Match of two Games at Chess, played between Madras and Hyderabad, with Remarks by Ghulam Kassim, of Madras, who had the Chief Direction of the Madras Games, and James Cochrane, Esq. of the Madras Civil Service, Madras 1829"

Bio (in German):

Sep-24-09  WhiteRook48: 7...Be6? is weak
Premium Chessgames Member
  wwall: This is game 10 in The Chess Chronicle, volume 1, 1841, page 34. There were still moves to be made before Black resigned. The concluding moves were 37...Qf3 38.Rxb6+ Ka7 39.Rb2 Qd1+ 40.Kf2 Qg4 41.Qxh7+ Rg7 42.Qh6 Rb7 43.Rxb7+ Kxb7 44.Qf4 Qe6 45.h4 Qd7 46.Qf3+ Ka7 47.Qb3 Qc6 48.a5 c4 49.Qb6+ Qxb6 50.axb6 Kxb6 51.h5 and wins.
May-27-16  Christoforus Polacco: What do you think about : 14.... d3 ?
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  Jean Defuse: ...

see: G Khassim (GHULAM KASSIM)


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