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The Spike or Victoria University College Review June 1917

Chess and Draughts Club

Chess and Draughts Club.

"The Chess Club and other small Clubs."—(Extract from speech at Opening Social, 1917).

This year the membership of the Club has been considerably enlarged. We have quite a number of new players, many of whom are already leaving the "beginner stage" behind them. Our regular weekly meetings have been revived, and once a month we have a special "Chess Evening," when the players, successful and unsuccessful alike, are rewarded with supper.

Professor Garrow has again consented to be our President, and altogether there is every prospect of a successful year.

The Committee extends a most hearty invitation to all who wish to acquired kill in the playing of this "most cosmopolitan of games."

The following problem is offered for solution—

  • White : K at QB6, R at QRsq.
  • Black : K at Qktsq., R on QRsq., P at QR3.
  • White to play and win.