Monday, October 21, 2013

Cardiff vs Llanelly Chess Challenge 1891 - The Evening Express Wales

The Evening Express,  Cardiff Wales
10 April 1891
The Evening Express was one of Wales based newspaper that provide chess column. "Our Chess Column" edited by Geo. W. Lennox and focus more on the activity on their Cardiff Chess Club.

Geo W. Lennox vs C.S. Read 1-0, Cardiff vs Llanelly Challenge Cup 1891
Scotch Game
S. Daw vs Rev. T. Hamilton 0-1, Cardiff vs Llanelly Challenge Cup 1891
King's Gambit - Salvio Gambit

These are club level games between Cardiff CC and Llanelly CC. The game reflected their playing strenght with the later game in Salvio Gambit  show lack of calculation by white side.

White to play and mate in two moves, composed by J.J. M'Eachran (Cardiff)

South Wales Challenge Cup
Report on Cardiff vs Llanelly, a final tie for Challenge Cup happening in April 1891, Castle Hotel, Neath. Full score and some of insight to the players of that time:
Geo. W. Lennox, W. Pethybridge, W.Cedervall, Rev. T. Hamilton, T.B. Pearsou, J.J.M'Eachran
C.S.Read, A.E. Hiles, J.G.Daw, S. Daw, J.W.Paton, D.R.Jones

The Evening Express, Cardiff Wales
10 April 1891 -  Welsh Newspapers Online

Game Viewer: Games of South Wales chess club players 1891

tags: historical chess games, welsh chess history, wales chess history, chess column in the old newspaper, age of chess, unknown amateur chess games,

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