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Charles Marshall Fisher vs Lewis Samuel Phillips
New South Wales v Victoria Telegraph Match (1872), Australia
King's Gambit: Falkbeer Countergambit. Blackburne Attack (C31)  ·  0-1


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The third of these annual contests between the colonies was played by telegraph on Saturday, 9th November 1872>


Mr. Fisher was paired with Mr. Phillips.

The former, who had the move, chose what is considered a very risky opening for a match game, the "King's Gambit", which the latter declined.

Mr. Fisher's next few moves so far compromised his game that he had not the "ghost of a chance" against a player like Mr. Phillips, who pursued his advantage with such vigour that the game only extended to twenty-four moves.

- Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney, NSW) issue Saturday 23 November 1872 page 20>

Board No. 2.

Mr. Fisher, late of Ballarat, presided at this board and offered the King's Gambit to his opponent Mr. L. S. Phillips, but that gentleman being so well acquainted with Mr. Fisher's knowledge of this particular opening, gracefully declined to accept it, and completely put the Sydney player 'hors de combat'.

The loss of this game caused more disappointment among the Sydney players than any of the others, as it was considered to be almost a certainty to the Sydney team, or at the very least a draw was expected, and, when the defeat was recorded, our players saw their chance of victory was considerably lessened.

It is only just to Mr. Fisher to state that he took part in an unfortunate disturbance among some of the players, which occurred just before the match. This had such an effect upon him that he was quite unequal to the occasion, and, as a matter of course, was no match, under the circumstances, for so worthy an antagonist as Mr. Phillips.

- The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW) issue Saturday 28 December 1872>

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