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William Wayte vs Edward Mackenzie Jackson
"Vienna Waytes For You" (game of the day Jan-26-2020)
London (5) (1892)
Vienna Game: Vienna Gambit. Bardeleben Variation (C29)  ·  1-0



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Oct-18-04  Pavl F: 8..Nxe5 is a mistake here, allowing 9.Qxf5 destroying the position of the King. Nice miniature.
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  FSR: Wayte played cool chess.
May-07-14  Xeroxx: But wayte!?
Jan-24-20  Cheapo by the Dozen: Similar in some ways to today's GoTD.

Vienna Waytes For You

Jan-26-20  Cheapo by the Dozen: My other two pun submissions for this song were/are based on its first two lines:

Slow down, you crazy child
You're so ambitious for a juvenile


Jan-26-20  Cheapo by the Dozen: By the way -- when this song (Billy Joel's Vienna Waits For You) and album (The Stranger) came out, I was a 17 year old doctoral student just starting my second year of living away from home. So it kind of spoke to me. :)
Jan-26-20  newzild: In the final position, Black can't take the rook because of 20. Qe7+ Kg8 21. Qxg7#.

The attempted defence 19...Qg2 runs into the pretty 20. Qe7+ Kg8 21. Nf6+ gf 22. Qe6#

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  al wazir: There were lots of ways for white to finish. For example, 19. Bg5 Qxd5 (19...Qxh3 20. Be7+ Ke8 21. Nxc7#) 20. Qxd5 Ba6 21. Rf1+ Ke8 22. Qe6#. Or 19. Qe7+ Kg8 20. Nf6+ gxf6 21. Qe6+ Kg7 22. Bh6+ Kxh6 23. Qxf6+ Kh5 24. Qg5#.
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  Infohunter: A double Rook sacrifice, wherein Black loses quickly, regardless of whether or not he accepts the second Rook.
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  Breunor: On Qg2, another mate is 20 Qf6 ch! Kg8 21 Ne7 checkmate.
Jan-26-20  faulty: a very good find
Jan-26-20  goodevans: I guess when black played <8...Nxe5?> he must have completely overlooked white's simple response after which he's bound to lose at least a piece.

Instead <8...Nd4!> protects the f5 pawn and now it's white who's losing a piece.

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  piltdown man: If you're so smart then tell me why are you so afraid? Or, at least, such a bad chess player.
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  HeMateMe: Great pun, except...the opening here isn't a Vienna Game?
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  perfidious: <HMM>, the Vienna Gambit runs 1.e4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.f4, with 3....d5 4.fxe5 Nxe4 by far the most common line. White's fifth move is very much a sideline and has long been known to be dubious because of 5....Nc6 (6.Nxe4 Nd4).
Jan-26-20  RandomVisitor: 7...Qh4+ is good for black. 8.g3? Qxh3.
Jan-26-20  RandomVisitor: From Wikipedia, William Wayte (4 September 1829 – 3 May 1898) was a Church of England cleric and a British chess master. He was one of a group of ministers who played a prominent role in English chess in the late nineteenth century. Although little remembered today, according to Chessmetrics he was the number 9 player in the world at his peak in 1878.
Jan-26-20  RandomVisitor: Edward Mackenzie Jackson

Edward Mackenzie Jackson

Winner of the club championship 11 times in 1924, 32, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 46, 47, 1948.

The information below was provided by Brian Denman.

He was a very talented player who won the Hastings CC Championship several times. All of these wins were achieved when he was of an age when some players would be thinking of retiring. He seemed to generally enjoy exceptional health and to look younger than his years.

He was born in the September quarter of 1867 in the Kensington Registration District. In 1881 he played for the St Georges CC in London against the City of London CC and won both of his games. He went to Winchester (N.B. presumably College) and later to New College, Oxford. From 1888-90 he played for Oxford University in the matches against Cambridge and won all his games, obtaining a half-blue award. In 1892 and 1893 he won the prestigious Lowenthal Cup at the St Georges CC. In 1895-96 he played matches against Teichmann and Herbert Jacobs and lost both of them convincingly, but he was selected to represent Great Britain in the cable match against USA in 1896. He played in these matches every year until 1901 and one year defeated the formidable American player, Frank Marshall (please see games’ section below). Some time in the early years of the twentieth century he gave up regular competitive chess and concentrated on his profession as a solicitor.

He started to play regularly again in about 1924. He joined the Bexhill and Hastings chess clubs and in the Hastings and St Leonards Observer of 21.6.1924 it was reported that he had given a 16 board simultaneous to what seemed to be mainly Hastings CC players, winning 6, drawing 8 and losing only 2 games. One of his opponents was J A J Drewitt, with whom he drew.

In the McArthur Cup there were rules up to the 1960s which placed restricitions on who could participate. Jackson was permitted to play for Bexhill (for whom he was to became the president) even though he was in the first class as a player. However, Brighton and Hastings were not allowed to field ‘first-class’ players in the competition and Jackson would not have been able to play for Hastings. It could be argued that this was unfair and it gave Bexhill something of an advantage.

Jackson played a number of times in the Hastings congresses and in the 1931-32 and 1932-33 seasons he participated in the prestigious Premier event. In 1932 he competed in the British Championship and made an excellent start. Perhaps he tired in the later rounds, but his win over Mir Sultan Khan in the competition was a superb result (please see games’ section below).

As he grew older, he continued to play a good game. In 1953 he fell seriously ill and had to withdraw from the Hastings CC Championship. However, he got over this and resumed his chess. It has been written that he once played on board 7 for Sussex at the age of 91. It would seem, however, that this statement is not quite exact. He did play for Sussex v Kent on board 7 on 3.11.1956 in a match at Hastings, but he would then have been a mere 89! He died on 6.3.1959 in Bexhill at the age of 91 (N.B. some versions state that he was 92, but this would appear to be wrong).

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  HeMateMe: oh, ok. I was thinking of the opening The Vienna Game (not the Vienna Gambit, which I'd never heard of before).

Great pun--I love Billy Joel.

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  saffuna: Wayte, wayte...Don't mate me!
Jan-26-20  Cheapo by the Dozen: <goodevans>,

I don't see the piece win for Black in your line, because White can exchange off his bishop at d7 with check before moving his queen out of the fork (and to defend the new fork square at c2).

Jan-26-20  Cheapo by the Dozen: <HeMateMe>,

I've always thought of the Vienna Gambit as a (sub)variation of the Vienna Game.

And if I understand correctly, 3 ... d5 is regarded as Black's main good response, with simpler-looking responses of accepting or declining the gambit not being well thought of.

Jan-26-20  Thief: Vienna is overrated. It can wait all it wants.
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  perfidious: <RV>, Winchester College is actually a public school in Hampshire.
Jan-27-20  goodevans: <Cheapo by the Dozen: <goodevans>, I don't see the piece win for Black in your line, because White can exchange off his bishop at d7 with check before moving his queen out of the fork (and to defend the new fork square at c2).>

Black wins a piece with <8...Nd4 9.Bxd7+ Qxd7 10.Qd3 Qxd5>. What I'd overlooked is that white could regain it with <11.c3>.

Even though that would restore material equality it probably wouldn't be wise since after <11...Bc5 12.cxd4 Bxd4> white's position would be shot to pieces.

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