New Zealand Championship Chess Tournament

Creator

Date

30 January, 1897

Identifier

Papers Past

Type

Publisher

The Press

Abstract

The ‘Ruy Lopez’ (e4 e5; Nf3 Nc6; Bb5) was quite a popular opening for many players. Here it is used to start a game between Dunedin chess members J. Edwards and Mellor. Mellor was perhaps a ‘soft-touch’. While living at Lincoln, Canterbury, in 1898, he played and beat an elderly gentleman named Black. To his wife Emma he wrote: ‘Next time I play an old man I shall take care that he wins the last game & that he does not know that I have let him.’ Of decimating his opponent he said: ‘I felt like a great coward.’

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Citation

The Press, “New Zealand Championship Chess Tournament,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed July 19, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8895.