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Frederick Karl Esling vs George B Hall
Australian Championship (1887), Adelaide AUS, rd 8, Aug-25
Bird Opening: From Gambit (A02)  ·  1-0



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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-21-13  optimal play: <<<<<<THE CHESS CONGRESS.>

The next to the last round of games was played at the Adelaide Exchange-room on Thursday... Mr. Hall, who was opposed to Mr. Esling, declined From's gambit. The South Australian resisted his opponent's attack for a long time, but had to retire on the thirty-seventh move after four hours and forty minutes' play.>

- South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA) issue Friday 26 August 1887>


The chess congress was continued to-day... Esling beat Hall after 4 hours 40 minutes' play... The last round will be played to-morrow. The following are the pairs:-

Heiman v. Esling,
Charlick v. Hookham,
Gossip v. Tullidge,
Hall v. Witton,
Crewe v. Eiffe.

The scores at present are :- Charlick 7, Esling 6, Heiman 6, Gossip 5, Tullidge 4, Hall 3, Hookham 2, Eiffe 2, Crewe 2, Witton 2.>

- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW) issue Friday 26 August 1887>

TOURNAMENT STANDINGS after 8 rounds with only 1 more to play:-

Henry Charlick

(1-1-1--1--1-1) [+6 =2 -0] (7/8) Clear 1st

David Heiman

(1-1-0-1-1-1-0-1) [+6 =0 -2] (6/8) = 2nd

Frederick Karl Esling

(1-1--1-0--1-1) [+5 =2 -1] (6/8) = 2nd

George Hatfeild Gossip

(1-0-1--1-1-1-0) [+5 =1 -2] (5/8) 4th

William Tullidge

(0-1-1-0-0-0-1-1) [+4 =0 -4] (4/8) 5th

George B Hall

(0-0-0-1-1-1-0-0) [+3 =0 -5] (3/8) 6th

Henry Hookham

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

Joseph George Witton

(0-0-1-0-1-0-0-0) [+2 =0 -6] (2/8) = 8th

Patrick Eiffe

(1-0-0-0-0-0-1-0) [+2 =0 -6] (2/8) = 8th

John E Crewe

(0-0-0-0-0-1-0-1) [+2 =0 -6] (2/8) = 8th

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