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George B Hall vs George Hatfeild Gossip
Australian Championship (1887), Adelaide AUS, rd 7, Aug-24
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense (C65)  ·  0-1



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Jun-16-13  optimal play: <<<<<<<<THE CHESS CONGRESS.>

The seventh round played on Wednesday morning, was perhaps hardly so interesting as one or two of its predecessors, as some of the cracks were not matched against each other...> A very soundly contested game was that between Messrs. Hall and Gossip. The South Australian adopted the Ruy Lopez opening and fought stubbornly against his formidable antagonist for 4 hours 36 minutes. On the forty-eighth move Mr Hall struck his colours.>

South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA) issue Thursday 25 August 1887>


The seventh round in the major tourney was played on Wednesday, and the winners of the first three or four prizes may be easily sorted out.> was won by Mr. Gossip from Mr. Hall in a little over 4 hours. As in some of his previous struggles, Mr. Gossip played a very fine end-game against the South Australian, and well deserved his win. It will be noticed that Mr. Gossip now occupies second place on the scoring-list.>

The South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA) issue Thursday 25 August 1887>

TOURNAMENT STANDINGS after 7 rounds with 2 more to play:-

Henry Charlick (1-1-1--1--1) [+5 =2 -0] (6/7) Clear 1st

George Hatfeild Gossip (1-0-1--1-1-1) [+5 =1 -1] (5/7) 2nd

David Heiman (1-1-0-1-1-1-0) [+5 =0 -2] (5/7) =3rd

Frederick Karl Esling (1-1--1-0--1) [+4 =2 -1] (5/7) =3rd

George B Hall (0-0-0-1-1-1-0) [+3 =0 -4] (3/7) =5th

William Tullidge (0-1-1-0-0-0-1) [+3 =0 -4] (3/7) =5th

Henry Hookham (0-1--1-0-0-0) [+2 =1 -4] (2/7) 7th

Joseph George Witton (0-0-1-0-1-0-0) [+2 =0 -5] (2/7) =8th

Patrick Eiffe (1-0-0-0-0-0-1) [+2 =0 -5] (2/7) =8th

John E Crewe (0-0-0-0-0-1-0) [+1 =0 -6] (1/7) 10th

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