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C Mackenzie vs Albert Edward Wallace
New South Wales Championship (1901), Sydney AUS, rd 7, Jul-29
Dutch Defense: Queen's Knight Variation (A85)  ·  0-1



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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-05-21  optimal play: <<<<<CHESS TOURNAMENT.>


The adjourned games in the seventh round of the championship were continued last night.>

Wallace played in a dull, purposeless style, which permitted his far weaker opponent to drift into a drawish position at the adjournment on the previous evening.>

After the resumption of play last night Mackenzie made an oversight, and promptly resigned.>

<(a) 12. P to K 4 <12.e4>

If P takes Kt, Black would obtain a strong attack, but we think the piece was worth capturing.>

If 12.hxg4 fxg4 13.Ne1 Qh4 14.g3 Qh3 15.Be4 Rf5 16.Bxf5 Nxd4 ∓

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However Black?s attack is blunted if the Rook sacrifice is rejected.

<(b) 16. Kt to Kt 5 <16.Ng5>

B to B 3 <Bc3> was much stronger.>

Note: The game score in the newspaper shows 16. Kt to K 5 (16.Ne5). I checked this against the game score provided by which shows 16.Ng5. This makes more sense so is probably correct. Most likely a typo in the newspaper.

<(c) 18. B takes P ch <18.Bxh7+>

White plays ingeniously hereabout.>

<(d) 37. R to Q 3 <37.Rd3>

A slip which loses an otherwise easily-drawn position.>

<<Time: White 1 hour 52 minutes; Black 47 minutes>

Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW), Wednesday 31 July 1901, page 9>

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