Thursday, June 13

Combined Universities (Oxford and Cambridge) team visits London, engages in matches

We seize upon the opportunity offered by yesterday's absence of play in the Austro-Hungarian Championship tourney to present a fine game that has lain on our desk for several weeks.  In March a team comprised of players from Oxford and Cambridge Universities visited London and engaged in a series of matches against strong opposition, defeating the Metropolitan Club and the Insurance team, and falling to Hampstead and to London University.  The game below was played on first board in the match between the Combined Universities squad and the strongest team it faced during its sojourn in the capital, the City of London Chess Club, an event won by the latter side by the score of 12 1/2 - 7 1/2.  In it, Mr. C.E.C. Tattersall of Cambridge University upholds the honor of his school and records an excellent victory over the formidable Mr. J.H. Blake, concluding matters with a sacrificial attack.

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