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George B Hall vs Henry Charlick
Australian Championship (1887), Adelaide AUS, rd 1, Aug-17
Russian Game: Classical Attack. Jaenisch Variation (C42)  ·  0-1



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Jun-01-13  optimal play: <<<<<<<ADELAIDE JUBILEE CHESS CONGRESS.>

The (to chess players) greatest event for the year in South Australia was opened on Wednesday last by His Excellency the Governor in the Adelaide Town Hall. There was a large gathering present. The boards in the Major Tourney were arranged as follows :>

1. Hall v. Charlick Both S. Australia.
2. Witton v. Heimen Victoria and N.S.W.
3. Esling v. Tullidge Both Victoria.
4. Gossip v. Crewe N.S.W. and Victoria.
5. Eiffe v. Hookham S.A. and N.Zealand.>

After a few words by Mr. Shuttleworth the President of the Congress, His Excellency the Governor, addressed the gathering, and opened the proceedings by moving pawn to K 4 on board No. 1. which, along with board No. 4., were acknowledged by both the Adelaide dailies as the most interesting games for the day, and as Mr. Hall is the Secretary of our Burra Chess Club I publish the moves as played, of which the Advertiser writes as follows :>

Mr. Hall having the move his opponent adopted Petroffs defence. The game was not very rapidly played, each player being exceedingly cautious, but it was soon seen that Mr. Charlick was too strong for his antagonist, for he quickly gained an advantage in position from which Mr. Hall could not recover in any way without the sacrifice of a pawn.

Some very pretty positions occurred, Mr. Charlick maintaining his reputation as a skilful analyst by forcing a slight advantage whenever opportunity offered.

Eventually he secured another pawn, and gradually improved his position till he was able to announce a neat mate in five moves, as will be seen below.[*]>

The time occurred was 3 hours 27 minutes.>

- Burra Record (SA) issue Friday 19 August 1887>

[*] After 35.Bxb4 then 35...Rg6+ 36.Kh1 Rxd1+ 37.Be1 Rxe1+ 38.Rxe1 Nf2#

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  Honza Cervenka: <Eventually he secured another pawn, and gradually improved his position till he was able to announce a neat mate in five moves, as will be seen below.[*]

[*] After 35.Bxb4 then 35...Rg6+ 36.Kh1 Rxd1+ 37.Be1 Rxe1+ 38.Rxe1 Nf2#>

Well, I see a mate in four moves here.

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