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Chanipioiisliip Chess en By BLAKE STEVENS Southwestern Open Chess . Champion In small tournaments when the range of ability between lower and higher ranking players is small, games contested at any level prove interesting. From the San Antonio Invitational Invitational comes a game between Robert Severance and Fernando Elizomio who placed 6th arid 8th respectively, each scoring I R B E G U I . A K Â·\(TiUe F. K l l t o n d o .t I -fH(b) 4 1I.N.SIO ft 1'iP * N-Kt S Q-R4 10 QN-qii3 11 O-O 12 II-NS 13 Q B! 14 U i N 13 r-Bl 1C 1 Q* n N NS i n R-B3 i. r-Tis?(r or E N I N O B U r k R . S * t t r i N QM rÂ«p; X-KB3 J . B . B-K1 (1-Q2 B KS 0-0 KH-N1 B-flÂ«t TiH R - N I ors reversed has been reached. (c) More useful is the 4 N-KB3 system in order that White's first move may have some future significance. significance. Ccl) Too early! (e) 7 BxP, making the best ol a bad situation. The triple-isolated pawn cofnplex is not as weak as it appears for Black. (i) Abandoning t b e struggle. Tbe ending cannot be held. (g) M'lrite played on until move 43 then resigned. Severance did not let the unusual opening he was faced with ruffle him. t N-KB3 3 B-NS 4 O-O 5 F-H C B-K4 1 B-N3 K F-B3U) (a) Flicking away $0 per cent of his first move advantage for the sake of muddying the water. Admittedly it is the most startling move White makes in this game. Block's answer is adequate, but the proper reply is 1 . . . N-KB3, flaying a King's Indian Defense wiih practically a r move in hand. If 1 ... P-Q4 White's first move has value (2 P-Q4 w i i h a Mcran Defense and a move in hnnd). (b) A French Defense with col- T-tH N-B3 F-QX3 P m P rÂ»r B-Ni 10 B-N5 N-lH!3tM ii-NiN! n*qu IS Birth K - K Z (a) E4izondo displays aggressiveness aggressiveness in the Alckhine style. (b) To err is human. To lall into an ancient trap--is also human. human. Many players arc not familiar familiar with this pitfall. 1 doubt thill Durio will be victimized (c) 1! ... PxN; 12 QxQch, RxQ; 13 N-Q5 also wins. A brict but instructive game. (Tbe discussion of MaeUel's amazing chess automaton and the secret vl Ms iperatkn, started lost week, will be continued next week).