Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Petroff Defence Trap MacKenzie - The Montgomery County Times

The Montgomery County Times, Wales
18 February 1899
Newspaper from Montgomeryshire, Salopian and Cardigan area, Wales runs a chess column.

Arthur John MacKenzie vs A.W. Forrest 1-0, Tournament Llandudno 1899 (?)
Petrov Defence
A miniature trap in Petroff Defence executed by Birmingham based player Arthur John MacKenzie against his unknown opponent.

Petroff Defence trap:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 d6 4.Nc3 Bg4 5.dxe5 Nfd7 6.Bc4 Nxe5 7.Nxe5 dxe5
( 7...Bxd1 8.Bxf7+ Ke7 9.Nd5# )
8.Bxf7+ 1-0

Harry Nelson Pillsbury vs Max Judd 1-0, Saint Louis 1898
Queen's Gambit Declined
Known game between the two American master around that time. The game annotated by The Montgomery County Times.

White to play and mate in two moves, composed by P. Ivanowitzsch

The Montgomery County Times Chess Column
18 February 1899