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George B Hall vs Henry Hookham
Australian Championship (1887), Adelaide AUS, rd 5, Aug-22
Philidor Defense: General (C41)  ·  1-0



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Jun-11-13  optimal play: <<<THE CHESS CONGRESS.>

The fifth round of the Adelaide Jubilee Intercolonial Chess Congress was contested in the Town Hall Exchange-room on Monday. Mr. Hookham adopted Philidor's defence against Mr. Hall, of Kooringa, who early in the game got the advantage of a couple of pawns. Thenceforward he played somewhat brilliantly, making forty-six moves in 1 hour 13 minutes. The New Zealander in his endeavour to hold his own took 2 hours 48 minutes to move, but resigned on the forty-sixth move.>

- South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA) issue Tuesday 23 August 1887>

Jun-11-13  optimal play: <<<Fifth Day.>

A surprise in Monday's play was Mr. Hall's victory over Mr. Hookham. After the latter's fine play with Mr. Gossip it was anticipated that he would secure a leading position, but this last defeat throws him back. The debut was Philidor's defence, to which the South Australian player replied gamely. The New Zealand champion was perhaps hardly in form, but the game lasted for over four hours.>

- South Australian Weekly Chronicle (Adelaide, SA) issue Saturday 27 August 1887>

After 5 rounds (with 4 more to play) the points table stood as follows:-

Henry Charlick (1-1-1--1) [+4 =1 -0] (4/5) Clear 1st

David Heiman (1-1-0-1-1) [+4 =0 -1] (4/5) 2nd

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

George Hatfeild Gossip (1-0-1--1) [+3 =1 -1] (3/5) = 3rd

Henry Hookham (0-1--1-0) [+2 =1 -2] (2/5) 5th

George B Hall (0-0-0-1-1) [+2 =0 -3] (2/5) = 6th

William Tullidge (0-1-1-0-0) [+2 =0 -3] (2/5) = 6th

Joseph George Witton (0-0-1-0-1) [+2 =0 -3] (2/5) = 6th

Patrick Eiffe (1-0-0-0-0) [+1 =0 -4] (1/5) 9th

John E Crewe (0-0-0-0-0) [+0 =0 -5] (0/5) 10th

Jun-11-13  JimNorCal: Enjoying this series on the Aus Ch, thanks!

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