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Albert Edward Wallace vs Frederick Karl Esling
Wallace - Esling (1895), Melbourne AUS, rd 2, Jun-12
Queen's Gambit Declined: Three Knights Variation. General (D37)  ·  1-0



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Mar-29-16  optimal play: Wallace-Esling 1895 Australian Championship

Game 2, Wednesday 12th June

<The play in this match was resumed at the rooms of the Melbourne Chess Club, at the Athenaeum, yesterday at 2 p.m., when the second game of the contest was commenced.

Mr. Wallace had the move, and adopted the Queen's Pawns opening, which went on usual lines, but Mr. Esling on his 13th move, by a mistaken advance of his Q B P, lost his Q R P, obtaining at the same time an inferior position.

Mr. Wallace prosecuted his advantage in convincing style, and at the 5 o'clock adjournment Mr. Esling had a lost game, and he resigned on his opponent's 27th move, shortly after the resumption of play at 7.45 p.m.>

<The Age (Melbourne, Vic.) Thu 13 Jun 1895 Page 6>

Apr-02-16  optimal play: 7...Nxd5 was a novelty.


13...c4? The correct move is 13...h6

14.exd5! Obviously Black cannot play 14...cxd3??

19.d5! wins!

After two games: Wallace 1½ Esling ½

Nov-17-18  offramp: Black accidentally lost his KRP at move 15.

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And then, 9 moves later,

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24. Bxg7.

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