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Henry Charlick vs William Crane
Australian Championship (1888), Melbourne AUS, rd 9, Oct-27
Four Knights Game: Spanish. Symmetrical Variation (C49)  ·  1-0


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  Penguincw: It's a mate in one.If 24...♕e7 then 25.♗g7 is mate.Otherwise,it's ♕g7 or even ♗g7.
Jul-27-13  optimal play: <<<<<<CENTENNIAL CHESS CONGRESS.>


[By Telegraph.]>

Melbourne, October 28.>

The play-off in the tie for the Chess Championship of Australasia was resumed on Saturday.

Charlick had the move and played the four knights game, which resulted in a victory for him.

The championship will now be determined by the first game won.>

- South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA) issue Monday 29 October 1888>

Jul-27-13  optimal play: <<<<<<THE CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP.>




The play-off tie for the chess championship of Australasia between Crane and Charlick was resumed on Saturday.

Charlick had the move, and the game was 4 knights. The play resulted in a victory for Charlick, and the two players are again on an equality.

The championship will now be determined by the first game won by either player.>

- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW) issue Monday 29 October 1888>

Jul-27-13  optimal play: <<<<<THE CENTENNIAL CHESS CONGRESS.>


The play-off in the tie for the championship of Australasia was resumed on Saturday morning.

The game was a Four Knights' Game, in which Mr Charlick had the move. He gradually acquired a good position, of which he took every advantage. The result was that he scored a win; his victory just at the end being rendered quite certain by a mistake made by Mr. Crane. In any case, however, Mr. Charlick would have won the game.

The two players are thus again on an equality in the contest for the championship, which will now be determined by the first win which either of them secures.>

Time - Mr Charlick, 1 hour 20 minutes ; Mr. Crane, 1 hour 30 minutes.>

- The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.) issue Monday 29 October 1888>

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