Monday, October 14, 2013

James R. Hunnex vs Nelson CC 1900 - The Tribune Nelson (Canada)

The Tribune, Nelson Canada
1 December 1900
The Tribune from Nelson, Manitoba Canada do has some chess news on their paper, such as this one.

James E. Hunnex (Erie) vs Mr. E.G. Smith (Nelson CCC) unfinished, Correspondence 1900
Evans Gambit
Again, unfinished documentation on this correspondence game between member of Erie vs Nelson Chess Club. The player for Erie was James E. Hunnex and for black was E.G. Smith. James Hunnex was reported as able exponent who was member of London Chess Club as well and crossing sword with Blackburne and Gunsberg. His short bio can be found HERE. Mr. E.G. Smith was crack Canadian amateur at best according to the column.

The game only documented up to its 15 move, with black having the upper evaluation for its material advantage.

The Tribune Nelson Manitoba Canada chess column
1 December 1900 -  Manitobia : Digital Resources

Game Viewer, unknown correspondence chess game from the 19th century of Canada chess

tags: chess history, ageofchess, canada chess column, 19th newspaper chess column, romantic chess, unknown rare chess game

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