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Walsworth y2 3 M The sixteenth Annual Trebitsh Memorial Tournament, played at the Hietzing Chess Club in Vienna, had an entry list of 16 competitors. Hans Muller and E. Gruenfeld, both members of the home club, tied for first place with a score of 10 points each. R. Spielmann won third prize with 10 points, B. Honlinger and E. Glass shared fourth and fifth prizes with 9y2 each. Prof. A. Becker was sixth with 9, and D. Pod-horzer and Kolnhofer divided seventh and Mercantile...

Canadian Section

Articles pertaining to this department will be accorded special attention. Address 191 Jones Ave., Toronto. The annual tournament for supremacy in the chess arena of Toronto's University is once again a subject of history. With the crash of the curtain came the lavish spreading of news about the tight corners and squeeze-plays from which R. T. Burgess, youthful comer-on, managed to emerge with sweat on his brow as the glorified winner by a mere sum, and (mathematically quoting) barely a...

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The annual tournament for the championship of N. Y, State was held in Syracuse at the same time as the Masters Tournament. Twelve players participated and the final result was a tie for first place between Prof. E. B. Adams, President of the Brooklyn Institute Chess Club, and Robert Levenstein of the Marshall Chess The approach of the chess season has lent an added impetus to the efforts being made to stage the Marshall-Kashdan match. Frank J. Marshall, the American Champion, and Isaac Kashdan,...

End Game Studies

Kubbel has attained distinction both as a problemist and as an end-game composer. It is not surprising that the endings of this gifted Russian take on a dual character. If in the studies of Rinck we seem to have before us actual endings from master play, in Kubbel's compositions the highest art of the problemist has been transplanted to the realm made famous by such names as Kling and Horwitz, Amelung and Berger. A fine study by Rinck rouses our admiration by the originality of its conception....

English Opening

Botwinnik S. Fiohr 1 P-QB4 P-K4 Rather refreshing The cut and dried defenses leading to the regulation Queen's Pawn are becoming more or less monotonous. The text is The best, for it forces an immediate decision in Or 4 PxP 5 KtxP, B-Kt5 5 B-B4 6 KtxKt, KtPxKt 7 P-KKt3, P-Q4 8 B-Kt2. B-K3 9 Castles, Castles 10 Q-R4, B-Q2 11 B-Kt5 B-K2 12 KR-Q1 6 B-Kt5. Castles 7 R-Bl, R-Kl 8 P-K3, P-Q3 9 B-K2, Kt-K4 10 Castles, BxKt 11 RxB, Kt-Kt3 12 Kt-Kt5 White prudently avoids...

Benoni Counter Gambit

The merit of this move is highly questionable. White has at his command any number of replies all of which lead to a favorable position for the first player. The only saving feature of the move is that it avoids the usual routine moves. Tarta-kower deserves credit for adopting such daring tactics, especially against such an adversary. Apparently White's plans have been mapped out in advance of the game, and he intends to follow them no matter what his opponent plays. With such a wealth of...

Rubber Stamps For Chessmen

Complete Set, Practical Handsome, PLUS 2 Stamp pads and 1 pad of diagram blanks, Folding Pocket Chess Set green cloth lined, with celluloid pieces. Exceptional value. Chess Score Pads Each Sheet Records 100 moves and contains a blank diagram for interesting positions. Postpaid 50c This year, the hundredth anniversary of the Homeric encounter of La Bourdonnais and MacJUonneli, inspires the true cness-iover witn a fresh ardor, not only for proud, beautiful, elusive chess, but also for its...

Miniature Games

Readers are invited to submit brilliant games of not more than 20 words to Arnold S. Denker, care of The Chess Review, 60-10 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, N. Y. The following gems I consider especially instructive because they show how a small advantage in mobility can often be utilized to bring about a decisive victory. This is weak, because White on his next move gains command of the center. True, Black in return obtains the White QP, but loses time and space. If instead 4 . . . BxPch 5 KxB,...

State Championship Match

High Northern Calif. Champ. Southern Calif. Champ. G. Hornall, Capt. 0 S. Naiditch, Capt. 1 S. Doughty 1 G. Horiuchi 0 I. Nieda 1 F. Dickey 0 F. Godfrey 0 R. Haussier 1 J. Girdner 1 P. Franken 0 E. Lockerby 1 M. Hoffman 0 Y. Shibata 1 M. Littlestone 0 The match was played at the Los Angeles C. C. The Annual Chess Tournament between Northern and Southern Divisions of the Southern California Chess League was held at San Luis Obispo on May 27 Our hats are off to...

Dr Palmer Gunkel Keeney

Well known in the problem world, having composed upward of 200 problems. The Ohio State Title is always decided by a match between the winner of the Northern and Southern divisions. In 1933 Dr. Keeney defeated Erwin Krisch of Cleveland by a score of and this year retained his title by defeating John O. Hoy of Cleveland Problem solvers of Cleveland challenged problem solvers of Cincinnati to an intercity problem solving contest. Cincinnati solvers have accepted the challenge and arrangements are...

Ruy Lopez

12 P-KR3 compelling Black to either capture the Kt at once or initiate a doubtful attack by 12 . . . B-R4 13 P-KKt4, KtxKtP 14 PxKt, BxP 15 Q-K3, followed by Kt-R2 was in order. P-K4 Kt QB3 P-QR3 Kt-P BB4 P-Q5 O-O P-QKt4 B-KKt5 Kt-K2 PxB QxP Kt R4 .B5 Kt-K7 ch QxKKt KtxKt Kt-B5 QxBP If 21 QR-KB1, Kt-R6 S threatening QxR ch followed by Kt-B7 mate cannot be met.

French Defense

Barbee Black P-K3 P-Q4 B-Kt5 P-KKC3 4 . . . Kt-B3 was indicated, the black squares. 5 . . . P-B3 followed by the aggressive P-K4 was more favorable. Needlessly opening the game for his opponent. 6 . . . O-O was more prudent. 9 . . . KtxKt was better but not quite good enough. Then would follow 10 BxQ, KtxQ 11 RxKt, Kt-Q5 12 KtxKt, PxKt 13 B-B6, O-O 14 RxP

French Defense Mistakes

Black cannot accept the sacrifice of a pawn because of an overwhelming King side attack. In a masters' tournament at Mannheim. 1914. Alekhine played against Fahrni after 6 . . . BxB 7 PxB. QxP 8 Kt-R3. Q-K2 9 Kt-B4. Kt-BI 10 Q-Kt4, P-KB4 11 PxP c.p PxP 12 O-O-O, P-B3 13 R-Kl, K-Ql 14 R-R5 , etc. This move should lose for Black. In a game Bogolubow-Spielmann, Vienna, 1922, it was refuted by 7 B-Q3, P-QB4 8 Kt R3, R-Kl 9 Kt-QKt5. Alekhine considered 6 . . Teichmann...

Appraising Chess Problems

Among the requests from solvers one of the most often repeated is Please state a rule by which a chess problem's merit may be properly appraised. It is not an easy task to lay down a rule that will meet with the approval of every one. In the first place all rules are apt to be tinged with arbitrariness. In the second place the merit of a problem is depending on so many factors, some of which are deemed important by all authors and some of which arc...

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Wolfgang Pauly The incomparable genius in fairy garb of Dawson The mathematical terseness of Kipping Stop and peer into the collections of problems conjured into reality by the Titan Shink-man and, lo is there any single one of the outstanding features just paraded before you absent Shinkman's versatility, his universality, is so overwhelming, so overpowering that the very thought of argument is obliterated, And yet, what master of the problem art succeeded to a greater degree in impregnating...

REVIEW

FREEMAN, Managing Editor FRED REINFELD, Associate Editor MAXWELL BUKOFZER, Problem Department BERTRAM KADISH, Art Director VOL. II No. 3 Published Monthly MARCH, 1934 News Events - - - - - - - - - 2 Canadian Section, by F. W. Watson 4 Who's Who in Problemdom, by M. Chess Made Easy, by Donald MacMurray ' - - - '14' Women in Chess, by Harriet Broughton - ' - ' '15 Morphy and Alekhine, by Irving Chernev ' ' ' ' '16 Who's Who in Chess, by Barnie F. Mistakes of the Masters, by Lester W. Brand...

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Y. . . 13 1 0 14 Washington, D. C. 20 3 0 17 Montreal, Can 58 9 5 18 Montreal, Can 50 16 7 21 Toronto, Can 34 4 I March 3, Chicago, 111. March 4, Irving Park, 111. March 6, Milwaukee, Wise. March 9-11, Winnipeg, Can. March, 13, Omaha, Neb. March, 15-22, Denver. M. S. Kuhns, President of the National Chess Federation of the United States, visited the St. Petersburg Chess Club in Florida, while on his vacation. As reported by Albert H. Gerwig, the club has enjoyed one of the...

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K-K2 K-Kl K-B2 Q-Bl K-B5 K-Kt3 K-B3 Resigns A good game in spite of its mistakes. Liebwerda Tournament August, 1934 QUEEN'S GAMBIT DECLINED Notes by E. EUskases Translated from the Magyar Sakkvilag E, Eliskases K, Gilg Instead the simple and more usual 9 BxB, QxB Otherwise . P KKt4 might eventually be This is immediately refuted. 11 Kt K5 was proper. Should the Kt retreat to B3, 14 P -B5 would give White a strangle-hold on the position. Forced If 16 PxKP, BxPchl If 16 Kt-B3, PxPch 17 K-Q2,...

Problems

Problem solutions, cri'tidsttis, comments and all matters pertaining to the Problem Department, should be sent directly to the Problem Editor at 106-22 215th Street, Bellaire, L. L, TvJ. T. For personal replies and the return of unsuitable contributions, inclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope otherwise replies will be made in the correspondence column. Accept, my dear friends, old and new, my most deeply felt and sincere qratitude for your maqnificent response to my call. A...

Problem Review

Problems, Problem solutions, criticisms, comments and all matters pertaining to the Problem Department, should be sent directly to the Problem Editor at 106-22 215th Street, Bellaire, L. ., N. Y. For personal replies and the return of unsuitable contributions, inclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope otherwise replies will be made in the correspondence column. Mr. Otto Wurzburg, until recently Problem Editor of The Chess Review, has found it desirable to relinquish his post. There is, in the...