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Patrick Eiffe vs Joseph E Crewe
Australian Championship (1887), Adelaide AUS, rd 9, Aug-26
Spanish Game: General (C60)  ·  0-1



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Jun-25-13  optimal play: <<<<THE CHESS CONGRESS.>

Mr. Eiffe tried the Ruy Lopez against Mr. Crewe, but without success, as he had to resign on the forty-third move, the game lasting for two minutes over three hours.>

After a nine-days' struggle the first inter-colonial Chess Congress is over... Mr. Crewe is young yet, and will probably do better in future tournaments. Eiffe... has had but little practice previously, or he would have doubtlessly gone much higher on the scoring-sheet. He has chess in him, and some of his developments, especially the traps he lays for his opponents, are clever.>

- South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA) issue Saturday 27 August 1887>


Henry Charlick

(1-1-1-½-1-½-1-1-½) [+6 =3 -0] (7 ½ / 9) Clear 1st place!

Frederick Karl Esling

(1-1-½-1-0-½-1-1-1) [+6 =2 -1] (7 / 9) 2nd

George Hatfeild Gossip

(1-0-1-½-1-1-1-0-1) [+6 =1 -2] (6 ½ / 9) 3rd

David Heiman

(1-1-0-1-1-1-0-1-0) [+6 =0 -3] (6 / 9) 4th

George B Hall

(0-0-0-1-1-1-0-0-1) [+4 =0 -5] (4 / 9) = 5th

William Tullidge

(0-1-1-0-0-0-1-1-0) [+4 =0 -5] (4 / 9) = 5th

Henry Hookham

(0-1-½-1-0-0-0-0-½) [+2 =2 -5] (3 / 9) = 7th

John E Crewe

(0-0-0-0-0-1-0-1-1) [+3 =0 -6] (3 / 9) = 7th

Joseph George Witton

(0-0-1-0-1-0-0-0-0) [+2 =0 -7] (2 / 9) = last

Patrick Eiffe

(1-0-0-0-0-0-1-0-0) [+2 =0 -7] (2 / 9) = last

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  FSR: I wonder if the game actually went this way, when 4.Nxe5 looks obvious and strong. Perhaps the actual sequence of moves was 3...Nf6 4.d3 Nce7!? (the Mortimer Trap) 5.Nxe5? (falling for it) c6 and Black wins a piece.

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