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Francis J Wallis vs William Henry Jonas
New South Wales Championship (1901), Sydney AUS, rd 8, Aug-01
Modern Defense: Mongredien Defense (B06)  ·  0-1



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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-06-21  optimal play: <<<CHESS TOURNEY.>



<<<(a) 28...KtKt3> (28...Ng6)>

The sealed move, and a good one - aiming at a King side attack.>

<<<(b) 31.PQKt3> (31.b3)>

White gives up the Pawn just won in order to bring his Queen across for the defence. PKKt3 <(g3)> might have been safe enough, however.>

<<<(c) 35.PxP> (35.cxd4)>

A perfectly sound sacrifice of the exchange for three passed pawns which should have proved invincible.>

<<<(d) 48.BxP> (48.Bxa5)>

The first blunder in a fine game. White should first dislodge the Rook with 48.KtK4 <(48.Ne4)> and after careful analysis it seems Black's game cannot well be saved.>

<<<(e) 50.PxKt> (50.dxe6)>

Extreme pressure of time here caused White to throw away a certain draw, for after 50.QxB! ; QxPch 51.KK ; QRSch 52.KB2>

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(50.Qxb7 Qxa4+ 51.Ke1 Qa1+ 52.Kf2)

<Black could only continue by sacrificing his Rook either by 52...QQ5ch <(52...Qd4+)> or 52...RB6ch 53.KxR ; QxBch, and only draw by perpetual check in either case.>

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(52...Rf3+ 53.Kxf3 Qxf1+)

<(f) The last few moves were beautifully played by Black, who won in great style after a six hours’ fight.>

<Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Friday 9 August 1901, page 6>

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