optimal play: Telegraph Match 1868
Adelaide Chess Club v Melbourne Chess Club
<<The Chess Match between the Adelaide and Melbourne Clubs will be commenced at 8 o'clock this evening.
The game will be played by telegraph, wires having been set apart for the purpose, and every facility offered by the authorities in each colony.
The Adelaide men have been allowed the Exchange to play in, and the Melbourne men have a room in the telegraph office made over to them. Duplicate boards will be placed in the Exchange for the benefit of members of the Club and the public, on which the moves made at the boards of the seven players will be repeated.
The Melbourne Club will be represented by Messrs. A. Burns, W. Tullidge, L. Ellis, S. W. Sedgefield, P. D. Phillips, A. G. McCombe, and L. Goldsmith; the Adelaide Club by Messrs. R. B. Hale, W. J. Fullarton, J. Mann, W. D. Scott, R. M. Steele, H. T. Thwaites, and H. Charlick.
The members of the Club and the public are invited to be present.>
- The South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA) issue Monday 21 September 1868>
Board 5 – Phillips (Melbourne) vs Fullarton (Adelaide) 1/2-1/2
Novelty – 7.e5
Next played - F Riemann vs J Minckwitz, 1880
<<A match at chess, between the leading players of the Adelaide and Melbourne chess clubs, has been played by telegraph, and extended over three long nights.
It resulted in victory for the Melbourne men in five games, for the Adelaide players in one, and one drawn battle.>
- The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.) issue Monday 12 October 1868>
Goldsmith (Melbourne) vs Steele (Adelaide) 0-1
Mann (Adelaide) vs Sedgefield (Melbourne) 0-1
Tullidge (Melbourne) vs Scott (Adelaide) 1-0
Charlick (Adelaide) vs Ellis (Melbourne) 0-1
Phillips (Melbourne) vs Fullarton (Adelaide) 1/2-1/2
Hale (Adelaide) vs Burns (Melbourne) 0-1
McCombe (Melbourne) vs Thwaites (Adelaide) 1-0
Melbourne - 5 ½
Adelaide - 1 ½