Monday, October 21, 2013

Mary Rudge vs T. Letchford - The Evening Express Wales 1892

The Evening Express, Wales
19 August 1892
Our Chess Column edited by Geo W. Lennox was a regular run in Evening Express, Cardiff district, Wales.

Mary Rudge vs T. Letchford 1/2-1/2, Correspondence 1892
Giucco Piano
One more known game by Miss Mary Rudge, Woman Champion from Bristol. This is a correspondence game against one of strong amateur player in the area. T. Letchford was mostly related to correspondence game in Wales, his name can be found several times in British Chess Magazine. The game in the article however was in question for its final result of draw, because if my reading correct, the last move 26.P to QR4 was rather dubious and black already got the upper hand without this questionable move. See game viewer below and if reader with experiences in descriptive notation can help.

White to play and mate in two moves, from the Hackney Problem Tourney, but no composer name.

White to play and wait result... hmm.. what's that supposed to mean?
Endgame from the Baltiomore Sunday News.

Ireland V. West of England and South Wales news, about the challenge by Hibernian Chess Association to play a match by correspondence to Bristol area chess Asscociation. Read the article for this interesting challenge.

The Evening Express, Cardiff Wales
19 August 1892 -  Welsh Newspapers Online

Game Viewer: Rare game for earliest female chess player, Mary Rudge from Bristol

tags: history of female chess player, historical chess column, welsh chess history, wales chess, age of chess, romantic chess, unknown chess game, unpublished chess game

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