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Arthur Harrison Pope vs William J Geus
Australian Championship (1968), Melbourne AUS, rd 1, Dec-27
French Defense: Tarrasch Variation. Chistyakov Defense (C07)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-23-17  optimal play: 33...Bxg2??

The obvious reply 34.Qxg2 Qxd3 35.Qxb7 = is even, however Pope stumbles with 34.Qg3? /+ letting Geus off the hook, since in fact Pope could have scored a win with 34.Qe3!! ± capturing the bishop.

Geus subsequently had his chances to win but didn't take them, and in the end neither player deserved a full point.

This game is from the opening round of the 1969 Australian Championship (1968.12.27 to 1969.01.15) played in Melbourne on 27th December 1968.

Willem Johannes Geus finished equal 7th on 8/15 [+05/=06/-04]

Arthur Harrison Pope could only manage 22nd out of 24 with 5/15 [+03/=04/-08]

The eventual champion was Walter Browne on 13/15 [+11/=04/-00]

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