Cincinnati Commercial Gazette, 1884 (9th Problem Tourney)
|a: #2||pr.||F. B. Phelps|
|b: #3||pr.||E. W. Keeney|
|c: #4||pr.||A. B. Block|
|d: endgame||pr.||W. H. Lyons|
The name of the newspaper, according to the used source, is Cincinnati
Commercial, although the column uses the name Commercial Gazette
internally. According to the corresponding
America web page, the name in use from July, 1883 would have been
Cincinnati Commercial Gazette, and this title has been used here.
27 problems (eight #2 + eighteen #3 + two #4) and 3 endgames were received. The four problem solving tourney prize winners were asked to vote for the winning problems; one of the judges (also a competing composer) waived his vote.
One endgame solving tourney endgame winner was asked to vote for endgame prize winner, but appears to have waived his vote (he was also a competitor), as the chess editor choose the winning entry.
The winning endgame turns out to be a #3. The winning #4 was said to have been intended for the endgame section: it was not printed among the award-winning problem, but is listed in among the awards.
Prize: F. B. Phelps
Key: 1. Qe3
Source: Cincinnati Commercial Gazette 1884-06-14, prb. 594
Prize: E. W. Keeney
Key: 1. Qf1
Source: Cincinnati Commercial Gazette 1884-03-15, prb. 569
Prize: A. B. Block
Key: 1. Ra2
Source: Cincinnati Commercial Gazette 1884-05-03, prb. 569
Prize: W. H. Lyons
White to play. What is his best move?
Key: 1. g8=R
Source: Cincinnati Commercial Gazette 1884-04-19, endg. 159