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 - Championship Chess By BLAKE STEVENS Texas State...
Championship Chess By BLAKE STEVENS Texas State Champion :The double check is the most powerful move that can be made in chess. A piece moves to a checking square and at the same time unscreeos another p i e c e which automatically automatically gives check to the king, so that two pieces administer check s i multaneously. The only way out of this type ol steveas Against a single check, given by one piece, the opponent can (1) move the king, (2) -capture the piece, or (3) interpose a piece or pawn between himself and the checking piece (except in the case ol the knight, when the third choice is not possible). Against «i double check, however, however, there Is no way to capture two pieces at the same time, or interpose one piece against checks coming, from two different directions. directions. An off-hand game between two local club members provides a clear example. It. BrefK Will* 1 [*-) 1 P'Kt I FiP i N-KD3 8 B-KN5 « Q Kl!b) 1 K-B1 * Q-DI C. F.Ib. DUck F-KS r-KDit)() VxV N-KB3 B.XJ O-O n-xi HNS abi .b R-Ht M.It cifically, is that a Black Rook may pin the Queen against the King, winning material. (c) The only move, and it is all over swiftly. QUALIFIERS The Texas Closed Championship will be held in Ausiin (his summer, summer, with six seeded players competing competing in a five-round, single round robin. The qualifiers are: Blake Stevens Stevens (1st place in last year's event), Byron Douglas (1st place In the Texas Open last year), Steven Jones (1st place In the 1958 Southwestern Open), Morley Pas- tlnsky (2nd place in the 1958 SouUn western), William Biiis (3rd place, 1958 Southwestern), and Kenneth Smith (3rd place 1058 Texas Closed). This tournament is in its fourth year, and each event has seen at least two San Antonio men as participants. participants. Last year we had three (Pastlnsky, Payne, and Stevens), the year before, two (Payne and Pasdnsky) and the first year, three (Payne, Stevens, and Garver). Garver). So, statistically speaking, San Antonio has a good chance to bring home the bacon. The title has been kept in San Antonio the last two times. Problem (o) Weak for several reasons. It gives While a target for attack (after the Pawn exchange, Black's King Bishop Pawn will bo weak). It does not aid in development, nor contest, adequately, the center. (b) This could bo a slip of the hand (lapsus manus), otherwise the object of the move escapes me. There Is always danger with the Queen in front of the King on an open file. The danger, spc- Whlte to Play and Win

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  1. Express and News,
  2. 12 Apr 1959, Sun,
  3. Page 88

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