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Â·" '#?Â«?. Â· ' donship Qifess By BLAKE W. STEVENS Texas State Champion Texas has a new rising star in its c h e s s firmament. Y o u n g Stephen Jones is adding laurels to his crown every \ ' time he parlici- " pates in a tournament. tournament. His first, big: ; showing was ' in placing uncontested uncontested second in the Texas Closed T o u r n a ment, ahead of established established players like .KenrSmith, Bob Payne, and, Merely" Pa slinsky. Last year he . also achieved a tine victory in winning the Southwestern Chess Championship, and now his most recent victory in what may be an. unbroken chain' of firsts in the winning of the Corpus Christi Buccaneer Tournament, which is sometimes called the South Texas Open. This was quite an accomplishment, accomplishment, especially in view ot the fact that Jones went through without without even conceding a draw in the 22-player event. In addition, he basted most of the better players in the tournament. is R-QBJ to B-QZ 21 N-KRI Jt N-QS Z3 B-BS t M Q-nÂ« 25 KH-Q1 JO NiFI ()) 27 P-N4 28 BÂ»N 29 PÂ»P th" 30 Nxl 1 ch 31 31 E-N3 ch 31 QBth 33 B-KSch 31 K-l N-KS . N-N1 l) 0,-Kl' K-ne Â· B-Hl 'M Q-B2 (O KR-Ql 'KIN N-Q5 tt) rin BxP QsN K-BS B-BJ K-B1 ]) Corpus While R. Jqnea 1 N-K.B3 s r-n S T-KNS 4 D-N2 fl O-O 10 II li 11 IMJIII 12 F-N.l IS N-Nfi J IMIII (e) IS P-K4 BlÂ»ck 11. BÂ»Â»lÂ« P-KN3 Il-NZ O-O r-q.i r-nÂ« N-BS I1-R4 '(Â·) Â§3! (a) Tlie counter 9 ... B-K3 may be perfectly satisfactory. (b) 11 . . . P-KR3 prevents White's 13th move. (c) Taking the opportunity to expand in the center. (d) Not a bad move--if it was made with the idea of N-B2-K3-Q5 in mind. (e)' Black plays the move any- .way, but he has conceded time and space. (f) 20 ... R-B2 is awkward but feasible (21 N-Q5.R-N2). (g) Threatening 24 NxNp with immunity. 00 23 . . . R-B2 is a defense, followed by 24 . . . N-B1. (i) 24 ... R-N1; 25 NxBP?, PxN; 26 QxPch,Q-N3 seems to hold and would allow . . . N-B1, i m p o r t a n t to the Black's game. (j) An effective, if not 100% accurate, accurate, combination, breaking open the lines to the king. (k) 27 ... N-N2 is a lenacious defense. (1) Stephen Jones has been playing well posifionally for over a year, and now he is beginning step, out with sharp, aggressive tactics. This spells danger for his opponent.