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Frederick Karl Esling vs Albert Edward Wallace
Wallace - Esling (1895), Melbourne AUS, rd 11, Jun-26
French Defense: Classical. Rubinstein Variation (C14)  ·  1-0



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

Game 11, Wednesday 26th June to Thursday 27th June

<The eleventh game started at 7.45 p.m.

Mr. Wallace, as defending player, chose once more the French defence, and the opening moves were played with great rapidity on both sides.

Mr. Esling taking 8 min. and Mr. Wallace 5 min. on the first 15 moves respectively.

On his 20th move Mr. Esling commenced an assault on the black king's entrenchment by making what has been termed the "Napoleonic move" - P to K Kt 4.

Mr. Esling gradually worked up a very strong attack, and at the time of adjournment the game had reached a stage of much interest.

At 11 o'clock p.m. Mr. Esling sealed his 27th move, and play was adjourned to 2 p.m. to-day.>

<The Age (Melbourne, Vic.) Thu 27 Jun 1895 Page 5>

<The contest for the championship of Australia was resumed at 2 o'clock yesterday, at the rooms of the Melbourne Chess Club, when the 11th game was continued.

Mr. Esling's sealed 27th move proved to be Q to Q B 2.

The strong attack which Mr. Esling lead on at the adjournment Mr. Wallace vainly endeavored to arrest by some counter attack, but the long threatened advance by the former of his pawn to K B 5 could not be longer stayed, and when Mr. Esling made it on his 28th move his opponent's game speedily went to pieces, and Mr. Esling won his third game.>

<The Age (Melbourne, Vic.) Fri 28 Jun 1895 Page 7>

Apr-08-16  optimal play: 11...cxd4 was a novelty.

28.f5! wins!

After eleven games:-

½ 1 1 1 ½ 0 0 1 ½ 1 0 (6½/11) [+5/=3/-3] Wallace

½ 0 0 0 ½ 1 1 0 ½ 0 1 (4½/11) [+3/=3/-5] Esling

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