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Charles Marshall Fisher vs Robert Smith
Match (1873), Sydney AUS, rd 6
Owen Defense: General (B00)  ·  1-0


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Oct-25-14  optimal play: This is the sixth game in the match between Charles Marshall Fisher and Robert Smith played 1873 in Sydney.

4.f3 appears to be a novelty by Fisher, though rarely played again.

<Inferior to P takes P>**


<P to K 4 is a better move>*


<This move of the Q is premature, and in consequence of it, Black acquires a bad position>**


<Black has lost time in regaining the pawn; here he should have played Q to K 2, followed by P to Q 3, if White moved Kt to Kt 5. In any case he gets a cramped game>*


<White takes full advantage of the mistake made by his opponent in the opening>**

15.Ng4 !

<White now has a splendid attack, and he prosecutes it with vigour>*


<Black's Q has been a continual source of trouble for him>**


<Q takes R and wins>*


<White maintains his advantage in good style throughout>**

After six games, with the race to seven wins, Fisher has opened up a two point lead.

The progressive score was as follows:-

0-1-2-2-3-4 (4/6) Charles Marshall Fisher

1-1-1-2-2-2 (2/6) Robert Smith

*Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney, NSW) issue Saturday 25 October 1873 page 21

**The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic.) issue Saturday 25 October 1873 page 13

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