Salient. Official Newspaper of the Victoria University Students' Association. Vol 41 No. 8. April 17 1978
The Civic Chess Club ran a tournament over the long Easter weekend which drew entries from as far afield as Auckland and Christchurch. Murray Chandler, Wellington's youthful International Master was expected to be difficult to beat and he proved the pundits right by conceding only one draw to finish 1½ points clear of the rest of the field. Hamiltonian Kai Tensen who represented New Zealand at the World. Junior tournament in Austria last year looked as if he could be a largeish stumbling block in Murray's path but had a disappointing tournament. He did however have a good win in the first round.
|White—K. Jensen||Black—D. Oliver|
A small combination with the aim of securing an advantage in the centre.
8... f5; maintaining a presence in the centre was better.
The alternative to this weakening move was the commital 10 . . . Kf8;
More weak squares.
Black can only watch enviously.
"Curious Continuation" ([unclear: Spo] Ed by Paramount and Penthouse Cinemas)
I am indebted to Milan Melnicenko for this week's problem which is a composed end game as opposed to a position which arose in an actual game game as all the other problems have been. White is to play and win. Solutions should be handed in at the Salient offices by mid-day Wednesday.
The solution to last week's problem was 1. Re6, Re6; 2. Qg6! Rg6; 3. hg6ch. Kh8; 4. Nf7 mate.
Last week's winner was Peter Hawkes. The prize of a double pass to either the Paramount of Penthouse cinemas can be picked up at the Salient offices.