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wo Q 2 a: a. X c o I ui eo b ro r 01 c D ionship Chess By BLAKE STEVENS Texas' State Champion From the recently completed League Tournament, here arc two games. In the first e am Â« a common mistake is made by While, at his 321h torn. He forgets the old rule Ulat, in a series of captures, the player who con .capture lirst and last will come out ahead (unless the material involved is very uneven). uneven). both players 'arc obviously in unfamiliar unfamiliar waters. Black IVri-n r-Kl Nvnrx r-m N-K113 N-113 B-1U N - K N 5 U ) I'-tlU K-tia X.KM r-ua N i N c b d j ) !Â·-! I N-K.1ch r-na (a) Presents no problem as Black's Bishop hns i'lruady been developed. (b) Furthering his opponent's game. Proper is 10 B-K3 or 10 N-K3. (c) Saving (he piece. White resigned resigned after several more moves. Combination Tlie second game contains a legitimate combination (23 BxP). Minor mistakes are made by both sides, mostly in the opening where Problems Â· Ditrfc R. Holmes While 1 N KB3 2 r-cn S P-QBJ 4 N-QH3 Â· B i P-KN3 9 N-q 10 B-N5 2: IUN 22 ruurh zs n-qj 30 K . K 3 ill I'-Ki 40 K-N5 4t K-lli; 4'j I'.N.l :l K - N 5 44 l-utnt 4.1 I'-NG 4 K I1C 41 K-K) Btrenfie K.. !)Â· r'-qÂ»-" N-KII] J - - K 5 r-jii3 ll-Ka A'xN 11 11 Q I I'^n Jrxf} K - K 4 i-nt J'-Kfi I'-NS IMiC K-B3 (a) Not good. 5 B-K2, followed by O-O is correct and usual. In many instances Black develops a Knight to Q-D3. (b) Allows G C B-N'2. P-K'I. Better is While o Ploy and Win B - 2 . (c) 7 PxP strengthens the center. center. Now Black's pawn on Queen 3 is weak and bacJward. (d) A 1-movc threat, easily met. (c) 23 P x B : ' 2 4 Q-KSch, 25 R-Dlch, K-K1; 2G QxBch. RX}2; 27 QxNPch, and male follows. (f) If Black marks lime. While can play King to Q2-D3, and then Pawn N4-N5, followed by B-K3. To meet this Black would have to abandon his Queen Pawn. However, However, Black should have, played a wailing game to see If White would discover this winning idea a'nil manuevcr toward it. Holmes took advantage of his opponent's errors, and played the end game well.