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John Mann vs John Pendrill
New South Wales vs South Australia; Telegraph Match (1871), Sydney & Adelaide, rd 2, May-24
French Defense: Advance Variation (C02)  ·  0-1

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Jun-03-14  optimal play: <<<Board 2>

(a) 3.e5

This bad move was probably adopted with the view of embarrassing the Sydney player.

(b) 8...♗b4+

B to Q R 3, followed by P to Q B 4, would have been far better. After the move made White soon gets out of his difficulties.

(c) 17...♕b2

He should rather have played P to K Kt 3

(d) 25.♗g5

Both players appear to potter somewhat at this point of the game.

(e) 25...♖a2

Mr. Pendrill here misses an easy chance of acquiring a superior game. We believe he should now have played K R to Q Kt 7 ; for suppose 25... K R to Q Kt 7 ; 26. R to B 2 ; 26... R takes R ; 27. R takes R ; 27... R to Kt 6, &c. White has other lines of play, but none of them will avail him.

29.♗b2 At this point the first sitting was terminated.

(f) 30...♖a2

A perfectly safe move, the effects of which were not sufficiently provided against by White.

(g) 32.♔f1

This attempt to catch the Rook loses a Pawn at once. He should have played B to B sq, but even then it is difficult to see how he could save the game.

(h) 32...♘f4

Cleverly played, and evidently quite unforeseen by White.

(i) 41...♖d2

Again the best move.

(j) 43.♖c1

He has nothing better - from this point winning is a mere matter of time.

47...♔g7 Here the second adjournment took place.

(k) 65...♔d3

Mr. Pendrill's play throughout the end game is worthy of study.

It will be seen that the last twenty moves played by White have been aimed at the sacrifice of R for Pawn, and the subsequent capture of Black's centre Pawns ; by the play in the text, however, this movement is rendered unavailing.

The time taken by Mr. Pendrill in deliberating upon his moves in this game was one hour and a quarter, being five hours and a half less than the prescribed limit.>

- Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW) issue Saturday 10 June 1871>

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