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William Henry Jonas vs Spencer Crakanthorp
New South Wales Championship (1905), Sydney AUS, rd 1, Aug-04
French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01)  ·  1-0

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Jan-14-18  optimal play: 17...Nb6?

More interesting is 17...e5!?

e.g. 17...e5 18.fxe5 Nxe5 19.dxe5 Qxe5 ---> with a strong attack!

21.Bf4! wins the exchange.

26.g5!

27.Bxh7+!

27...Kh8 is no better than 27...Kxh7 since 28.Qh5! wins either way.

This game is from the 1st round of the New South Wales state championship played in Sydney on 4th August 1905.

Although Crakanthorp got off to a bad start, this turned out to be his only loss, winning the remaining nine games and taking 1st place in the championship with a final score of 9/10 (+9/=0/-1).

The final standings were:-

Spencer Crakanthorp 9/10
William Henry Jonas 7/10
Thomas Mason Bradshaw 5/10
George W Baynes 4/10
Henry Taylour 3½/10
J Spedding 1½/10

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