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Albert Edward Wallace vs Frederick Karl Esling
Wallace - Esling (1895), Melbourne AUS, rd 8, Jun-24
Queen's Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack. Fianchetto Defense (D37)  ·  1-0



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  GrahamClayton: Esling misses that his rook on c7 is hanging after 29...♗xf4 30. ♕xf4 ♕xe6.

29...♖e7 was the best way to relieve the White pressure on the e-file.

Mar-31-16  optimal play: Wallace-Esling 1895 Australian Championship

Game 8, Monday 24th June

<The eighth game of the match was commenced at the Melbourne Chess Club at 2 p.m. yesterday, when Mr. Wallace, having the move, offered the Queen's Gambit, which was declined.

The game proceeded to the 25th move, when it was about equal.

On his 26th move, however, Mr. Esling made a curious miscalculation, and adopted a move which lost a piece, and he abandoned the game after his opponent's 31st move.>

<The Age (Melbourne, Vic.) Tue 25 Jun 1895 Page 7>

Apr-06-16  optimal play: <GrahamClayton: ... 29...♖e7 was the best way to relieve the White pressure on the e-file.>

Yep, after 29...Re7 then probably 30.Rxf6 Rxe3 31.Rxg6+ Kxg6 32.fxe3 which only leaves Black a pawn down.

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And with just the opposite coloured bishops left on the board, would have been able to hold the draw.

After eight games:-

½ 1 1 1 ½ 0 0 1 (5/8) [+4/=2/-2] Wallace

½ 0 0 0 ½ 1 1 0 (3/8) [+2/=2/-4] Esling

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