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Thomas Mason Bradshaw vs Spencer Crakanthorp
NSW ch (1905), Sydney AUS, rd 5, Aug-18
Queen's Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack (D35)  ·  0-1
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Feb-17-16
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  morfishine: The continuation must be missing here since <27.Qxd2> leaves White a piece up, at least for now

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Feb-17-16
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  Sally Simpson: Hi Morf,

Thank you. Good to get back looking at some chess. I love solving these wee mysteries.

The culprit is here. Black to play.


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Black did play NxP+ but it was not the f4-pawn the Knight took with check, it was the c3-pawn.

25...Nxc3+ 26.Kf2 then 26...Rd2+ does make a lot of sense.


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27.Qxd2 Ne4+. 0-1.

Feb-18-16
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  morfishine: <Sally Simpson> Thanks Sally! That explains everything. Are you going to drop off a correction?
Feb-18-16
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  Sally Simpson: Hi Morf,

I have sent a correction slip - you can do the pun.

Feb-18-16
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  OhioChessFan: I'll help, <morf>

How about: "Crakan' Good" ?

Feb-18-16
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  morfishine: <OhioChessFan> Submit it, I wish you the best :)
Feb-18-16
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  Sally Simpson: They fixed it!

Crakan Corrected!

Feb-19-16
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  perfidious: Someone got Crakan on this!
Mar-14-16  laskereshevsky: The Crakanthorp eruption...
Jan-12-18
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  optimal play: The score from this game was printed in The Daily Telegraph, Saturday August 19, 1905, page 10

White: T. M. Bradshaw.
Black: Spen. Crakanthorp.

01. P to Q 4 ; P to Q 4
02. P to Q B 4 ; P to K 3
03. Kt to Q B 3 ; Kt to K B 3
04. B to B 4 ; B to Kt 5
05. P to Q R 3 ; B takes Kt ch
06. P takes B ; Castles
07. Kt to B 3 ; P takes P
08. Q to B 2 ; P to Q Kt 4
09. P to K 4 ; B to Kt 2
10. P to K 5 ; Kt to Q 4
11. Kt to Kt 5 : P to Kt 3
12. B to Q 2 ; Kt to Q 2
13. P to K R 4 ; K to Kt 2
14. P to R 5 ; R to R sq
15. Kt to B 3 ; P to Q B 4
16. B to Kt 5 ; Q to R 4
17. P to R 6 ch ; K to B sq
18. K to Q 2 ; P takes P
19. Kt takes P ; Kt takes K P
20. R to Q Kt sq ; P to R 3
21. P to B 4 ; Kt to Q B 3
22. Kt takes Kt ; B takes Kt
23. Q to Kt 2 ; P to B 3
24. B to R 4 ; R to Q sq
25. K to K 2 ; Kt takes Q B P ch
26. K to B 2 ; R to Q 7 ch
And White resigned.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/...

The 25th move is clearly Kt takes Q B P ch (25...Nxc3+)

This confirms <Sally Simpson>'s assumption that it must have been the c-pawn (ie Queen's Bishop's Pawn) which was captured by the Knight, and not the f-pawn (ie King's Bishop's Pawn).

This game is from the 5th round of the New South Wales state championship played in Sydney on 18th August 1905.

The final standings were:-

Spencer Crakanthorp 9/10
William Henry Jonas 7/10
Thomas Mason Bradshaw 5/10
George W Baynes 4/10
Henry Taylour 3/10
J Spedding 1/10

And my pun contribution is "Craka Knight"

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