Chess With Laird
'f p?c; Laird Governor, First Lady Play Game alMorven By SAM LAIRD Reading the story by Ruth V. Roonc. in last Thursday's Courier-Post, with accompanying art, on the open house at Morven for Camden County residents, members of the Camden City Chess Club were quick to observe that Gov. Meyner is being taught their royal and ancient game by Mrs. Meyner. Both Meyner and the First Lady play the piano. And in the solarium, the same room of the executive mansion that houses a grand piano and in which they spend most of their leisure hours, they are playing chess. While the governor is taking up the game for the first time, it is under stood Mrs. Meyner is a player of 9 rp y A Fmnlnvrs more tlian average ability and r j that he will be learning under aAyjn Qish Awards morougniy competent insirucior. In any event, members of the Camden club are delighted to Newark, June 27-Residents of; Camden and Beverly were know that the Meyners are chess! amnn(T oi tv(W;.1 rivil service devotees and in token of that fact! , .. , ... . . , . the club is going to send thorn' '"'T i w . I hnnnmrv memheUhin raU in ; 1S,ra,'on Regional Office 10 1'C-' honorary membership cards in their organization. Who knows maybe the governor and his wife may be able to drop in at the club some night when they are in this vicinity, for a test of skill. Numerous events are being held this year to honor the name of Paul Morphy. perhaps the greatest American player of all time, perhaps the greatest player of all time anywhere. Just i00 years ago -Morphy won the first American Chess Congress and became this country first champion at the age of 20. Within three years he had defeated every prominent player, in the world and retired undefeated at the age of 2310 years younger than Alexander the Great when he mourned that he had no more worlds left to conquer. A major tournament honoring Morphy will be held at Yankton, S. D., over the Labor Day weekend. The official champions of every state are being invited to participate in a special champions' tournament as a feature of this gathering. A campaign is under way to have the, Postoffice Department issue a special commemorative stamp for Morphy 's ' centennial year. While other countries have issued many stamps celebrating chess, and 20 such stamps have been issued since 1947 alone, the I United btates has never done so. Surely the game of chess, and the Morphy centennial, rate a ,U. S. commemorative at least ' as much as most of the other j subjects which have been the occasion of commemoratives recently. Sponsors of the campaign for a Morphy stamp urge all players to write requesting one to Albert J. Robertson, Assistant Postmaster General, Postoffice Dept., Washington, D. C. The V. S. Junior Championship, open to players under 20, will begin July 8 at San Francisco. Bobby Fischer may campcte in this event, but it is also possible that the 14-year-old Brooklyn star will travel to Iceland as a member of the American team that will compete there lor the college world championship next month. Other members already chosen for the American team are William Lombardy, Arthur Feuer-stein, Anthony Saidy, Edmar Mednis, and Robert Sobcl of Temple. As usual with any competition involving American players abroad, however, it all depends on whether sufficient funds for their expenses can be raised in this country. The New Western Open Tournament will be an eight-round Swiss with prizes beginning at $300, to be played over the July 4th weekend at Milwaukee. The Wisconsin metropolis is as enthusiastic a chess center as it is baseball-happy, and this tourney will be one of the biggest of the year. The following gamn won the, brilliancy prize in the recent European zonal championship at Dublin for Ludek Pachman of. Czechoslovakia, the tournament j winner. He scored over Arthur Dunkelblum of Belgium, who played the Philidor Defense, an old and long neglected game that seems to be enjoying a minor revival just now. run. inoR S ntrKsst: ilynki-l- DtinM- fxrhnun Mum Parhflun Hum W;i:tr Bl'k Wlll'f Rl.-k 1 P-K1 I' KI P-KR4 P WBI 2 KI-KRt r Ql 5 P-H-i I'xl' .1 P Q4 Kl KR1 27 RlP H KKt 4 Kl HI yKt-t)2 2 O R! P-Hi ! R-QR4 H Kl 21 P-QK14 R R2 PxP QKUP .10 R KI4 Kt-R 7 R K 2 K'xKlch .11 QK B R-K BjKI CIIm 32 R-R1 Kl K' l 9 CaXIrj U K .13 R-KJ P KR4 10 R-K P-KR1 34 R Q B2 I 1 P Ktl B-R 3S R-KH Q K 12 H KI2 P KKt.l 3 I) HI K B 11 KI-K15 B-KtJ 37 P-K5 BPxP 14 P-H4 P R ) 34 PxP PkP 15 Kt-B.l KI-W2 .! 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