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Isaac Ryall vs Hermann Helms
Continental Corr (prelim-4) (1894) (correspondence), USA, Jan-??
Ponziani Opening: Vukovic Gambit (C44)  ·  1-0



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Jul-08-14  ljfyffe: From Zehr and MacDonald<In one memorable first-round match, Hermann Helms, the stronger of the two Helms brothers, blunders badly with 15 ...d4 and 18...a5 against Ryall.>
Jul-08-14  ljfyffe: Dr. Isaac Ryall from Hamilton, Ontario. His daughter Louisa became a well-known chess problemist.
Jul-09-14  ljfyffe: Darn! Wrong again. Ryall's daughter only produced a couple of chess problems. See Canadian Women in Chess.
Jul-12-14  ljfyffe: William Braithwaite-James Narraway 1882 correspondence 7...bxc6 8Qa4 Nc5 9Qa5 Ne4 10Nbd2 0-0 11Nxe4 Bb6 12Qa4 f5 13Neg5 e4 14Nd4 h6 15 Qb3+ d5 26Nge6 Qh4 27Nxf8 f4 18Bxf4 Qxf4 19Nfe6 Qg4+ 20Ke1 Bxe6 21Nxe6 Qxe6 22Rd1 Rf8 23Rd2 e3 24Re2 Rf2 25g3 Qe4 26Rg1 Qf3 27Qc2 Rxe2+ 28Qxe2 Qf2+ 29Kd1 Qxg1 30Qg2 Qxg2 31Bxg2 Kf7 32Ke2 Ke6 33Kd3 a5 34Bh3+ Ke5 35Bd7 Kd6 36Be8 d4 37cxd4 Bxd4 38b3 c5 39Bh5 Ke5 40Bf3 g5 41h4 Kf5 42hxg5 hxg5 43g4+ Kf4 44Bd1 Kg3
45Kc4 Kf2 46Kd3 Kd3 draw
Aug-04-14  ljfyffe: <Alfred Porter(Saint John)-Issac Ryall(Hamilton){St. John Globe Tourney #1, 1886: 1e4 e5 2Nf3 Nc6 3d4 exd4 4Bc4 Bb4+ 5c3 dxc3 6bxc3 Ba5 70-0 Nge7 8Ng5 Ne5 9Nxf7 Nxf7 10Bxf7+ Kxf7 11Qh5+ g6 12Qxh5 d6 13Nd2 Nc6 14Qd5+ Be6 15Qd3 Ne5 16Qd4 c5 17Qe3 c4 18Nf3 Qf6 19Nxe5+ Qxe5 20Qf4+ Qxf4 21Bxf4 Rad8 22Rad1 d5 23exd5 Bxd5 24Bg5 Rd7 25Rd4 Re8 26Rfd1 b5 27f4 Ke6 28g4 Rf8 29Re1+ Kd6 30Re5 Kc6 31a3 Rff7 32f5 gxf5 33gxf5 Rg7 34f6 Rg6 35Kf2 h6 36Rexd5 Rxd5 37Rxd5 hxg5 38Rf5 Rg8 39f7 Rf8 40Kf3 Kd6 41Kg4 Ke6 42Kxg5 Rxf7 43Rxf7 Kxf7 44Kf5 a5 45 Ke4 b4 46cxb4 1-0>
Aug-04-14  ljfyffe: Zehr and MacDonald stop at 44...a5 as Porter announces mate if 44....Ke7 instead: The History of Correspondence Chess in Canada.
Aug-30-14  ljfyffe: That should be Isaac Ryall in above game.
Feb-26-16  ljfyffe: Zehr and MacDonald give 6 of Ryall games including with black against John Henderson(1878), the ending which also appears in CF Subbs' Canadian Chess Problems (1890); similar to an ending depicted in Dec. 10, 1836 Montreal chess column.

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