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Salient: Victoria University Students' Newspaper. Vol. 24, No. 8. 1961.

Chess Jottings

Chess Jottings

The North Island Championship was held during the first week of the May vacation at Wanganui. Here is one of the Champion's (Roger Chapman) games, against Rodney Phillips.

Gkuenfeld Defence
White Black
R Chapman J. R. Phillips
1 P-Q4 N-KB3
2 P-QB4 P-KN3
3 N-QB3 P-Q4
4 PxP NxP
5 P-k4 N-N3
6 P-KN3
Not the best better is 6P-KR3 or 6B-K3, or even 6N-B3.
6 B-N2
7 KN-K2 N-B3
8 P-Q5 N-K4
With the succinct threat 9 . . . N-B6 mate. . .
9 B-N2 B-N5!
10 0-0 Q-Q2
11 D-B3 B-R6
12 P-R4!
Virtually forcing the reply or else White gains time and space by P-QR5 etc.
12 P-QR4
13 R-N1 0-0
14 B-K3 N(4)-B5
15 B-Q4 QBxB
16 KxB P-K4
17 B-B2
Not 17PxPe.p? PxP; with the threat of 18 . . . BxB, 19QxB, QxQ, 20NxQ, N-Kch.
17 B-R3
18 P-B4 P-KB4?
A bad mistake. 18 . . . QR-K1 would Probably lead to a draw.
19 P-N3 N-Q3
20 BxN PxB
21 PxKP NxP
22 NxN PxN
23 Q-Q4 P-K6
24 QR-B1 QR-B1
25 P-Q6
The pawns cannot be stopped
25 R-B7ch.
26 RxR PxR
27 Q-Q5ch. K-R1
28 P-K6!
The Queen's pawn cannot be taken
28 BxR
Desperation!
29 PxQ R-KB1
30 K-B1 resigns.