Throwing away a pawn absolutely for nothing at the fourth move of a match game.
Too late, Black sees that the capture of the K Kt P is ruinous, and that B to Q Kt ch first, leads to no better result, though the latter would perhaps have been worth a trial.
Very dangerous in such a position.
Blacks plays nervously and far below his usual mark in this game.
The rest of the game is quite unworthy of publication, were it not to show the position in which the dispute arose.
Mr. Fisher here moved the K B to K B sq, which will explain the subsequent moves on his part.
On the announcement of Black's twenty-seventh move to his Victorian antagonist, and the discovery of the error that had been made by Mr. Fisher, in not correctly playing Black's twenty-second move, though correctly received by him, the Victorian committee claimed that the moves should be retraced from the twenty-second, where the error arose. This, the New South Wales committee thought contrary to the rules of the match; hence the dispute, which, at the suggestion of the Victorian committee, has been referred to his Honor Judge Francis to decide.>