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George H Foster
Number of games in database: 8
Years covered: 1901
Overall record: +2 -2 =4 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

Most played openings
B01 Scandinavian (3 games)
D02 Queen's Pawn Game (2 games)
C42 Petrov Defense (2 games)

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G H Foster vs J A Pietzcker ½-½441901New South Wales ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
2. W J Miles vs G H Foster 1-0321901New South Wales ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
3. A Wallace vs G H Foster ½-½561901New South Wales ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
4. L B Lancaster vs G H Foster ½-½531901New South Wales ChampionshipD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
5. J L Jacobsen vs G H Foster 1-0251901New South Wales ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. F J Wallis vs G H Foster ½-½731901New South Wales ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. G H Foster vs J K Christenson 1-0711901New South Wales ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
8. G H Foster vs W H Jonas 1-0561901New South Wales ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-04-21  optimal play: <<<<<The Chess Championship of New South Wales>

Under the auspices of the N.S.W.C.A this tourney excited great enthusiasm, was reported daily in the press and was altogether an unqualified success.>

Mr Jacobsen was first,

Messrs Wallace and Jonas tied for second,

Messrs <Foster>, Miles, and Dr Lancaster for fourth,

Mr Christenson was seventh,

Mr Pietzcker eighth,

Mr Wallis ninth,

and Mr Mackenzie, who practically withdrew, was tenth.>

The first prize was 20 guineas, presented by Mr Robert Smith, the second £10 10s, the third £5 5s and the fourth £3 3s.>

- Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Saturday 28 December 1901, page 4>

1901 New South Wales Chess Championship

Results for George H Foster:-

1st round 8th July had a bye

2nd round 11th July drew with John Alexander Pietzcker

3rd round 15th July lost to William John Miles

4th round 18th July drew with Albert Edward Wallace

5th round 22nd July drew with Llewellyn Bently Lancaster

6th round 25th July lost to Julius Leigh Jacobsen

7th round 29th July drew with Francis J Wallis

8th round 1st August won against John K Christenson

9th round 5th August won against William Henry Jonas

10th round 8th August had a bye

11th round 12th August awarded a win against C Mackenzie who forfeited

Final score 5/9 (+3/=4/-2)

The only game missing from Foster’s 1901 New South Wales Chess Championship tournament is his 7th round draw with Francis J Wallis.

A record of this game can be found in a contemporary newspaper but unfortunately the game score is incorrect.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald of Monday 12 August 1901 page 9, their seventh round game opened with Zukertort’s Opening and was drawn at the 73rd move.

Aug-22-21  optimal play: Further to the above, I have since located the correct game score of Foster’s 7th round draw with Francis J Wallis.

[Event "New South Wales Chess Championship"]
[Site "Sydney, NSW, Australia"]
[Date "1901.07.29"]
[Round "7.2"]
[White "Francis J Wallis"]
[Black "George H Foster"]
[ECO "D02"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[PlyCount "145"]
[EventDate "1901.07.08"]
[EventType "tournament"]
[EventRounds "11"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[Source "Sydney Morning Herald 12th August 1901 page 9"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Bf5 3. e3 e6 4. c4 Nf6 5. Be2 c6 6. O-O Be7 7. Nc3 dxc4 8. a4 Nbd7 9. Nd2 Nb6 10. e4 Bg6 11. e5 Nfd5 12. Nxc4 Nxc4 13. Bxc4 O-O 14. Ne2 Nb6 15. Ba2 Be4 16. Ng3 Bg6 17. Be3 Re8 18. Qg4 Nxa4 19. Bxe6 Bf8 20. Bxf7+ Bxf7 21. Rxa4 Re6 22. f4 Rg6 23. Qd1 Qb6 24. Qd2 Bb3 25. Raa1 Bb4 26. Qf2 Bd5 27. f5 Rg4 28. Qe2 Rh4 29. Rfc1 Qd8 30. Nh5 Be7 31. Nf4 Bg5 32. Nxd5 cxd5 33. Bxg5 Qxg5 34. Qd3 Qf4 35. g3 Qxd4+ 36. Qxd4 Rxd4 37. e6 Rd2 38. Rxa7 Rb8 39. Rxb7 Ra8 40. b4 h6 41. e7 Kf7 42. Re1 Ke8 43. b5 d4 44. b6 Rb2 45. g4 d3 46. Ra7 Rb8 47. Rd1 d2 48. b7 Kxe7 49. Kf2 Kf6 50. Ke3 Kg5 51. Rxd2 Re8+ 52. Kd3 Rd8+ 53. Ke3 Rbxd2 54. b8=Q Re2+ 55. Kf3 Rxb8 56. Rxg7+ Kf6 57. Rg6+ Kf7 58. Kxe2 Rb2+ 59. Kf3 Rxh2 60. Re6 Rh3+ 61. Kf4 Rh1 62. Re4 Kf6 63. Kg3 Kf7 64. Re3 Kf6 65. Kg2 Rh4 66. Re6+ Kf7 67. Rg6 Kf8 68. Kg3 Rh1 69. g5 Rg1+ 70. Kf4 hxg5+ 71. Rxg5 Rxg5 72. Kxg5 Kg7 73. Kf4 ½-½

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