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gjj Part I SOU., julY -, i . CHESS BY ISAAC KASHDAN W INTEKNATIONAI MANDMAITM AMnm hum to Cktm UtHr, IA. limn it A In M, MH. I THREE JUNIORS TIED I IN TITLE TOURNEY - The United State Junior i Chess Championship attracted 33 boys from eight States to the s auQiiorium 01 uie oin-eiira' '.' Russell Dairy Co. In San Fran ' Cisco. ? After three rounds Stephen Sholomson. only Los Angeles 5 entrant, was tied at 3-0 with J Def endintr Champion Bobby 5 Fischer of Brooklyn, N.Y, and i William Haines of Sacramento. i Gilbert Ramirez of San Fran j Cisco. California Junior cham- i pion, scored 2V444. Ha drew in i the first round with Richard SOwen of Salt Lake City, Utah. 1 . SO-SO AT STEIN EH CLUB A tournament with an unusu Bl feature will b played at the Herman Steiner Chess Club, starting Friday evening, July 26. It will be a six-round Swiss system, with a timt limit of 50 minutes for 50 moves. This ' limit, considerably faster than the usual tournament rule, will give mora scope to the adven turous, aggressive player. The tournament is open to all members of the club, with an entrance fee of $1. Merchandise prizes are offered. George Goeh- ler will direct the tournament. To enter, or for further infor mation, write to him at the club address, 108 N t ormosa Ave. KAKIMI LEADS EXPERTS IN CITY TERRACE PLAY Ben Kakiml, by defeating J Zizda in the fifth round, took the lead with a score of iVi-Yi . In the City Terrace section of ;- the Expert Candidates Tourna- : ment D. ioune is a close sec ond with 4-1. Tied for third are ' R. Clark, J. Hamilton and L. Thompson, who have 3Vi-lVi Following are the details of the round; BOUND FIVE 5. Hamilton , . Zuda R. Clark .... . Amdon . . . . L. Thompson , B. Ponce . . . , H. Rader .... D. Vounr ... B. Kakiml .. UHlllman .. D. Robblns . E. Norman . Mm o. Erus 0 W. Irwin HARSHBARGER SETS PACE IN SANTA MONICA CLUB R. Harshbarger has the only perfect score. 4-0, after four rounds of the Expert Candi dates Tournament at the Santa Monica Chess Club. R. Seltzer is second with The two leaders are slated to meet in the next round tomorrow night. In a multiple tie for third, at 31. are A. Lherestes, J. jai . iray. A. Kempner, A. Michael- : Bon and I. Szafir. Following are ; Jast week s results: BOUNB rOl'B 1 1 J. Jaffrar 1 B. Collin, 0 K. Forrest 0 A. Chereitea 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 R. Harahbarger R. BelUer T. Campbell A. Diamond A. Kempner I. Szafir . P. WranafU C. Lowery B. Mints J. Dr Brian O. Catleberr . Q. Anderion R. Bait va. O. W. Holmea Q. palmer A Mlohaalson O. Kern W. Barhans N. Vataoa J.OIsh L. Marem Olien, Adjourned. MAN AGAINST MACHINE Part Following ia the concluding vortion of excerpts from an ar ticle by Barnie F. Wtnkelman, published in the May, 1957, sue of cness neview. fart i was published in last week's column. The machine will play flaw-less openings, particularly against experts who select standard replies. Opening play of machine against machine would be a battle of panel against panel, of school against school a consultation game on a grand scale, with each machine as skillful In its choice of moves and variations as the 11 masters who make the selection of "best lines." There are formidable obstacles to be overcome even on the -mechanical level in the task of constructing a chess computer. Will it be geared to play all the openings or merely a single opening and a single defense? If it plays many variations, how make the choice? No doubt by chance. The machine will be guided by formulae and also by analogy. Thousands of typical posi tions may be fed Into it. The dual process of logic .and experi ence, which is the key to man's own thinking as he plays the game, will serve the machine . also. .' Yet all this Is far from the creative function of the master. The ability to leave the known to step Into the unexplored is the mark of fine chess. The classic games each added something new to chess lore. A great problem or ending makes a similar contribution. Chess writers have at times emphasized mathematical valuesspace, time, the center, But mere method has never produced notable chess. The game cannot be reduced to aim pie elements. Even the count of pawns Is a pitfall, and higher strategy yields material for a mobility which is not always apparent. Chess rises above logistics and figures. It teaches its devotees many things, some of which the psychiatrists are now discovering. A good chess play er has always known that he may grapple with a problem for hours In vain and then, after a night's sleep, strike on the solution In a few minutes. On the higher levels of judg tnent and the Imponderables me machine grinds to a halt. It lacks the Dower of interre lated thinking. Those who have taught chess or conducted ad vanced classes in the creative arts or sciences understand the shortcomings of the machine. On that plane the teacher Is merely guide or counselor. The talented student produces every result anove mediocrity. ' I 6hall not belabor the obvious. I have the highest respect for the miracles which elec tronic computers have per formed and the greater miracles they have opened up. But in each field we are dealing with the mind of man, a fearful and wonderful instrument. That mind functions in chess as It does In medicine or art. To date, science speaks in feneralities on this subject and has not yet come to grips with uf tt, mi TIMES PROBLEM J87I Br s. Lord BLACK S u 1 Jjjj n cTsf foftftfotf rfti i-jffijTi -! ri gi rn ttlri mMtMm joV-wji vissAm jt' pw IS&rfjtW lwMaBr rfo6&t''W iiiVjftti i n n n WHITS 1 WhlU mite In two. TIMES PROBLEM SS7I Br T. Smntlllaa BLACK S vm 3 nn n i J iSSSi (JLi tenant n n m n m&M iiSM W-rfe n m n n WHITB t White mate In three. SOLVERS' SCORE IN CONTEST Our aolven ire doinc oultw well In the current olvlng contest, with over 40 perfect itoreg for the first two week. The problems will get tougher, however, so watcn out! Solutions to today's problems must he rinatmarked bv July 23. Send them to Chess Editor, Los Angeles Times. We ire offering year s sud-scription to Chess Review, America's leading chess monthly, for the best score for problems published from June 23 through July 28. Second prize will be a gtz-month, sub scription. SOLUTION TO PROBLEM S871: CxP SOLtmOrf TO PROBLEM 2B7J: B-R2 Threat, 1 N-Q8: If N-Ni. 1 S-QN3, If B anr, 2 RxPch. SOLVERS' LIST Five points D. E. Blowers, Dr. H E. Bond, J. A. Bryant, R. Chllver, S. A. Desli'k, R. Dl Pasqua, E. H, Epperson. G. Francis, J. Freed, W, H. r.rlfflth. J. L. Guenther. D. B. Habberfleld. D. O. Halgren, A. C. Hart. R. Harvev.. G. Heathcote. D. Hlnrichsen, C. Hoel, D. A J. Holtz, A. R. Huebsch, N. Hultgren, W. W: Irwin, S. H. Katz, J. Kaufman, P. A. Laszlo. P. S. Lee, N. Lesser, J. E. Maendl. E. A. Mever. W. 8. Moore, J. H. Murray, 8. J. Myael, G. F. Ollnger, W. O. Paine Jr., E. E. Pen-ter, B. Ploett R. S. Prlngle, J. F. Ray. M. Rub n. Gr. Serrano. U. 8. Shapley, L. Simon, B. Smith, K. N. Travers. L. A. Victor, N. C. Wood-ard, C. Vip, T. Zwonkln. Four nolnts W. Cook. 3. D Ftlerson. A. E. Wood. Three, points J. R. Goodwin. J. Stronar, R. K McAlplne. Two points D, Bevlll, F. Hoschan, D. N. Burg, B. Bushueff, G. Chandler. E. 8. Davis. M. J, Daugherty, R. T. Edwall, J. Finne- an, u. u. r rancis, i. uoiisaanxer, )r. J. A. Healy. W. Huber, H. L. Iwis, B. Loewenthal, S. Mann, 8. w. Nay, R. s. worth jr., w. r. Pfelffer, D. S. Robblns, M. Rosen, P. Rosenthal, G. Taliaferro. J. P. Wslsh, M. WestfaU, A. Vhltaker, L. L. Wilkinson. One point L, Evans, 8. Glassbere;, J. H. Llllystone, L. tJittllj A. JHUUI Cr, Al JUCIIUCIBUIIII, R. A. Nash, O. Orvls, G. R, Patter son, b. rric, v. u west. in problem ztt7Z, if i m n-nv. or u l ti-ws, and there is solvers went wrong on these tries. in rniuicm iBo f x 2 B any, N-Q3 defends. ( N-Q4! 2 QxKP, N-B3, I no mate. A number of i specific problems. Chess endings will confront the machine with colossal task. Here It will function at Its best and its worst., Berger's Treatise, and many others will have to go Into the machine. Special formulae will have to cover endings such as rook and bishop against rook, or queen against rook. I am not con vinced that all such endings can be reduced to formulae. But if there be money enough, I see a long-term job ahead for many chess masters. We get back to space Bnd time and money. Given unlim ited quantities of each of these, a chess machine of a sort may be constructed. In the process science will make new discov eries and chess, too, will find, among many other things, re semblances Detween tne tunc Honing of man and his ma chines. The road to even simple goals is a long one and science and chess must walk hand in hand in mutual respect and under standing. The greatest of mathe maticians and physicists have voiced the fascination and pleas ure in the higher reaches of science. The late Dr. Albert Einstein so expressed himself in his foreword to the biography of Dr. Emanuel Lasker. Chess has for its serious dev otees a similar lure and enjoyment I suspect that, at the highest levels, the concepts of each of these have much in common. If it be charged that the chess master's efforts edify and amuse without building a new world, it can be answered that his work cannot be diverted into channels which will de stroy It. CHESS IX ICELAND Iceland has become a thrlvtne chess center of late. The successes of their young champion Fridrik Ola f sao n have aroused a errowuiar in terest in the game. Here are some examples of smart attacking play. KINO'S INDIAN DEPEN8 OlafMonlOllfer Olaf'fon Black walte Black H-KB321-K-R KR-B B-N2 23-PxP NxP O-O 24-0-0 CR-O P-03 24-B-B P-CW K-B3 26-B-U5 BIB P-OR3 27-PiR 0-03 B-NS 2H-K-R1 QxQP BIN 29-K-B V-ftSrn K-Q3 30-PxN R-KTch P-K4 31-OjR PiQ N-OS 32-R-PBch B-B P-GR4 33-B-RS PxIMNvch pxp 34-k-n u-yxn PlN!M-KlW e-RSch F-NI3-K-rJI eiFcn B-OR4 37-K-R3 O-RS 5-N3 3-P-NS a-oj FiPiHesltna. Q-Ral FRENCH DEFEN8S porbanaon IPorberoon Macsntsoo , aiaaiiucHi Ollfer WhlU 1-P-Q4 J-N-KB.1 3- P-KNJ 4- B-NJ I -O-O C-P-B4 7-N-B3 -P-K4 t-P-KRJ 10- BiB 11- N-K2 12-P-QJ 11-B-N2 14-PlPt.n. 15- NiN 16- P-NI 17- P-B4 18- P-KJ 19-O-Bl 20-4JXP WMta I-P-KV I- P-O J-N-02 4- NlP 5- N-KB C-B-Ol T-O-O t-N-N) t-R-K 10- OiR II- P-B4 12-N-K4 13R-KJ 14-OR3 15- N-NS ltv-B-QI 11- p- BlacklWtilt P-K3 19-P-B r-Q 30-P-BJ PlP U-R-K4! B-C2 22-O-RSchl B-B3 23-C-R3 W-02 24-NxN EN-B3 2S-PIP B-C3 2S--KSeh CRiN 27-OxB O-O !S-riiQ P-B3 29-B-B3 B-N5 30-MiP B-K2 31-P-ONJ P-KN3 32-P-KR4 Q-B3 33-N-OS CR-Q 34 N-K4 P-B4 35-N-Ni r-K.4iM-M-23 Biacl B-O K-N2 B-KR K-N NxR P-B3 PxP K-N2 OxQ B.Ri N-N3 t3R-KR N-432 R-K B-K2 P-B4 K-N lUaisas1

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  1. The Los Angeles Times,
  2. 14 Jul 1957, Sun,
  3. Page 38

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