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Albert Edward Wallace vs Frederick Karl Esling
Wallace - Esling (1895), Melbourne AUS, rd 14, Jul-01
Queen's Gambit Declined: Three Knights Variation. General (D37)  ·  0-1



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

Game 14, Monday 1st July to Wednesday 3rd July

<In the fourteenth game Mr. Wallace again played the Queen's Gambit, which was declined by the second player, and the opening proceeded much on the same line as in previous specimens of this debut in the match.

Mr. Esling, however, on his ninth move advanced his Q B P to the fourth square instead of the third as previously, and which latter has been decried by his critics.

Mr. Wallace succeeded on his 17th move in neatly winning Black's K R P, changing off Queens in accomplishing this.

The pawn, however, as in former games, proved a delusive prize, and Mr. Esling gradually formed a powerful attack, which, at the adjournment, had reduced Mr. Wallace's game to a distinctly unfavorable position, and it looks like another win for Mr. Esling.

At 11 o'clock Mr. Wallace sealed his 28th move, and the game was adjourned till to-morrow at 2 p.m.>

<The Age (Melbourne, Vic.) Tue 2 Jul 1895 Page 6>

<The contest was resumed at 2 p.m. yesterday, when the 14th game was continued.

Mr. Wallace's sealed 28th move proved to be K to B sq, and the game proceeded to the 35th move, when Mr. Wallace resigned.

As we expressed in our last report, the game was left in a distinctly unfavorable position for Mr. Wallace, and on the resumption of play he could find no way out of the toils.

By this further win the match entered into a most exciting phase, and the friends of Mr. Esling began to feel some hopes that the championship might yet be obtained by him.>

<The Age (Melbourne, Vic.) Thu 4 Jul 1895 Page 5>

Apr-09-16  optimal play: 10.f4 was a novelty.



27...Bf2+! wins

After fourteen games:-

½ 1 1 1 ½ 0 0 1 ½ 1 0 1 0 0 (7½/14) [+6/=3/-5] Wallace

½ 0 0 0 ½ 1 1 0 ½ 0 1 0 1 1 (6½/14) [+5/=3/-6] Esling

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