Now corrected. Black resigned after 24... Qe4.
25. h4 must have been a mouse slip - apologies.
Yes, thanks, David, that's better than anything I've come up with. It leaves open the possibility of 12...Qxc3, though that looks like a risky pawn snatch and it's not surprising for a wary player of the black pieces to give it a miss.
Thanks, Gerard. As for Chessgames contributors, I've always had a good working relationship with them.Gerard Killoran wrote: ↑Thu Apr 21, 2022 4:41 pmAlso Black must be Alfred Emery, chess journalist.
I have to say that Chessgames seems to be more reliable these days. What do people think?
You are half right, Brian.Brian Denman wrote: ↑Fri Apr 22, 2022 5:02 pmThe Centre Gambit was played as early as 1830 by De Labourdonnais and occasionally in the 1840s, 1850s, and 1860s, after which it seems to have appeared only rarely. I do not possess Staunton's Chess Player's Handbook, though I suspect that the title of Centre Gambit might be given there.
Be careful for what you wish for. Lacy-Hulbert edited the Kington Times chess column for all of this period and gave the impression of including at least one of his own games every week.Brian Denman wrote: ↑Wed Apr 20, 2022 2:43 pmIf people are looking for games by Rev A P Lacy-Hulbert, I believe that he wrote a chess column for a while in the Kington Times, The column started in the early 1930s and with a probable break for the war may have gone well into the 1950s. The trouble is that I cannot remember what years the vicar edited it.
Thanks, Leonard. I've since discovered that the photo was used originally on the front cover of the Hastings and St Leonards Observer on Saturday 1 January 1949, which proves conclusively that it was taken during round 1. I shall have to see if an archive somewhere has the original.
Thanks for the game, Gerard. I've added it to BritBase and at the same time given the 1934 British Championship file a make-over to include crosstables with full forenames where known: https://www.saund.org.uk/britbase/pgn/1 ... iewer.html