The New Zealand Chessplayer, Spring 1947

Lungley Correspondence Champ

R. W. Lungley, Dunedin, won the title of NZ Correspondence Chess Champion. As he went though the season with an unbroken record there can be no doubt as to his right to the title .....

Wright E R - Eades - Correspondence 1947

Annotations by D. I. Lynch  1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 c5 4.Ngf3 Nf6 5.e5 Nfd7 6.c3 Be7 7.Bd3 Nc6 8.h4

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Recommended by Alekhine  8...cxd4 9.cxd4 f6 10.b3 O-O Castling into trouble. All White's pieces are focussed on the King's wing and the end is sudden  11.Ng5 fxg5 12.Bxh7+ Kh8 ( if 12...Kxh7 13.hxg5+ Kg8 14.Rh8+ Kxh8 15.Qh5+ Kg8 16.g6 and mates ) 13.Qh5 1-0

Lungley R W - Park R W - Correspondence 1947

Notes by E H Severne  1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qc2 d5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.Qxc3 Ne4 7.Qc2 Nc6 8.e3 e5

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This is premature and needs more preparation. Now Black is forced into an immediate attack to save his threatened Knight.  9.cxd5 Qxd5 10.Bc4 Qa5+ 11.b4 Nxb4 12.Qxe4 Nc2+ 13.Ke2 Nxa1 14.Nf3 Be6 This does not turn out well, possibly (14...f5 at once, by forcing White's Queen either to play  15.Qxe5+ leading to an exchange of Queens, or to retreat might have given Black better chances. ) 15.Nxe5! ( 2019 Computer note: This was actually a mistake 15.d5! is the only good move in this position ) 15...O-O (15...Bxc4+?? 16.Nxc4+ and the Black Queen would be lost ) ( 2019 Computer note: 15...O-O-O! obliges White to bail out   16.Bxe6+ fxe6 17.Qb1 Qa6+ 18.Ke1 Qa5+ 19.Ke2 draw ) 16.d5 Bc8 Forced. White now has an excellent game and his pieces are well placed for attack.  17.Bb2 b5 18.Bd3 f5 19.Qb4 Qxb4 The exchange of Queens does not allow the Black Knight to escape.  20.axb4 Nb3 21.Bc2 Nd2 22.Kxd2 Rd8 23.Ke2 g6 24.Bb3 Kf8 25.Rc1 Bb7 26.Rxc7 Bxd5 27.Bxd5 Black has put up a great fight after a rather inauspicious beginning. 1-0

Littlewood, M S - Sims, A W - Correspondence 1947

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Be2 e5 5.d3 Nf6 6.Nc3 d6 7.Bg5 Be7 8.O-O O-O 9.h3 Nh5 10.Bxe7 Nxe7 11.Nxe5 Nf4 12.Ng4 f5 13.exf5 Nxf5 14.Re1 Qh4 15.Qd2

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15...Nxh3+ 16.gxh3 Qxh3 17.Ne4 Nh4 18.Ne3 h6 19.Qd1 d5 20.Nd2 Rxf2 0-1