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£ o in i/ _ I C 10 in 1 to o- . · · · - . ; i ' . ·: Championship Chess By BLAKE STEVENS Texas State Champion Last wqck's problem was a fine example ol the original and bright style of Herbstmann.. 1 P-R8(QJch, QXQ; 2 RRch.QxR; 3 PXQ.1MJR3 (the position is a dead draw it the pawn is not saved); 4 ,P-R6, B-K5; 5 P-R7, BxP; 0 Castles ch!, K-R2; 7 R- Q6! (if 7 ... ^RxR, s t a l.e- matel), R-R4; 8 R-Q5,R-R5; 9 R- W h i t e keeps opposing t h e Black Rook along the Queen file. slevns Black c a n n o t capture or White is stalemate. . Eventually the same position will be reached for the third tiSic, bringing about an automatic draw. The Giuoco Piano Last week we started an analysis analysis of the Giuoco piano opening. Here is more on it. After 1 P-K4, P-K4, 2 N-KB3.N-QB3; 3 B-B4, B- B4; 4 P-B3.N-B3!; 5 P-Q4, PxP; 6 PxP, B-N5ch; 7 N-B3 Black, rejecting rejecting 7 . . . P-Q4, must play 7 ... KNxP or else 7 . . . M? 8 P-K5.N-K5; 9 Q-B2 and White's center is practically overwhelming. overwhelming. So on 7 N-B3,KNxP; 8 0-0 and the choice is now between . , . NxN and ... BxN, as ... P-KB4? It too weakening. (8 M), NxN; 9 PxN,P-Q4(9 . . . BxP; 10 B-R3U); 10 PxB.PxB; 11 R-Klch, N-K2; 12 Q-K2.B-K3; 13 B-N5.Q-Q4; 14 BxN, KxB; 15 Q-B2.P-KB3 (to prevent 1« R-K5); 1C N-N51, PxN; 17 R- K5,QxP; 18 QR-KI.QR-K1; 19 Rx- Bch,K-Q2; 20 '-RXJ1. QxRch; 21 QxQch, KxR; 22 Q-N4ch, drawn! A long, forcfid variation. Back to 8 0-0,BxN; 9 P-Q5. The Moller Attack. (On 9 PxB.P-Q.4; 10 B-R3, PxB; 11 R-K1.B-K3; 12 RxN,Q-Q4 with satisfactory game) 9 P-Q5.N-K4; 10 PXB.NxB; 11 Q- Q4.P-KB4; 12 QxN-B4,P-Q3; 13 NO^i, NO^i, 0-0; 14 R-NI.-P-QN3 with an uphill prospeol before White. Another lim Is 9 P-Q5.B-B3; 10 R-K1.N-K2; 11 RxN, P-Q3; 12 B- NS.BxB; 13 NxB,04; 14 NxRP, B-B4; 15 R-R4.R-K1; 16 QR5 (looks potent), N-N3!; 17 R-Q4, R-K41; 18 P-B4,NxP; 19 RxN.B- N3; 20 Q-R3,Q-QB11 drawn. Black avoids 20 .. . BxN as 21 rnay have uncomfortable' consequences. consequences. These lines bear .study for the wealth of tactical lessons which can be learned. Pastinsky triumphs A small local tourney with eight participants, played at the rate ol 30 moves in 30 minutes, was woo, by Morley Pastinsky with 2% out of 3 points, edging out Cliff Jewell. Jewell finished with the same score but the tie breaking, or weighted point system, favored Pastinsky. Third place went to Clcmente Villareal, who s t o o alone with 2 points. Maurice Pe- jea and J. B. Payne earned V/i points each, but the tie-breaking system bumped Payne to fifth. This type of tournament can not be rated lor national standings, standings, but gives the players some goof practice. Pastinsky had aa easy time in his first game. Holnel r.Vim^j 1 K-HD3 r-QI 7 F-U F-QK 9 F-K3 F-QD4 « P-QN« rxKr i BPzP P«P 0 Q-R4 N-D^ 7 N-4JCT Q-N31 fl Q-N5ir QxQ 10 BO42 .H4 11 P-OS 12 P f l l 13 rxP 1] K QC » nr 17 BxR » r,N Black won handily in a few moves. While's trappy I I P-B5 did not work (13 . . B-B1). Pastinsky's second game was adjourned and was not finished until after his third game was completed. This was even easier. White Black' BxP PiP B-BIl P-H3 B.N B-K4 IfxB VUliVtal 1 r-K4 2 PxF R N.QU3 i N in 6 Kx O. 7 B-ni 8 nzr 0 D'NS tO R-K1 11 R x P 12 I'xll PattlntkT N-W3 H-N5t P-H4 l'-K5 B x N c b K x B White resigned shortly. In the tournament Villareal bested Perca, Perca, who won from Payne. Jewell anc Perea drew, San Antonio chess could easily profit b\ several several of such tournaments a fear.

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  1. Express and News,
  2. 28 Dec 1958, Sun,
  3. Page 62

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