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John K Christenson vs John Alexander Pietzcker
New South Wales Championship (1901), Sydney AUS, rd 7, Jul-29
Queen's Gambit Declined: Modern Variation (D50)  ·  1-0

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May-25-21  optimal play: <<<<CHESS TOURNEY.>

THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF NEW SOUTH WALES.>

The seventh round opened at the Sydney Chess Club last night at 7.30>

Seventh Round: Christenson v. Pietzcker

(Queen's Gambit Declined.)>

<<<(a) 26.R(B)xB> (26.Rcxd8)>

26.QQ4ch (26.Qd4+) first seems better.>

26.Qd4+ e5 27.Qxd8 Qxd8 28.Rdxd8 Rxd8 29.Rxd8 ±


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<<<(b) 33...RxKt> (33...Rxd2)>

33...RB7 (33...Rc2) here would have won for black.>

A draw, yes. But I don’t see a win for black.

<<<(c) 34.QB8ch!> (34.Qc8+)>

Of course white could not play 34.QxR because of 34...PKt7>

34.Qxd2?? b2! wins

<Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Tuesday 30 July 1901, page 8>

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/...

Although this was round 7 of the Chess Championship of New South Wales, Christenson and Pietzcker had so far only completed 5 games each. Most rounds had byes due to the unavailability of one player or another.

So at the end of round 7, Christenson had a score of 4½-½ and Pietzcker 2-3

However Christenson faded badly after this, losing his remaining games and finishing 7th out of 10 on a score of 4½/9

Pietzcker finished 8th (not sure of his final score).

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