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CHESS. THE UNIYEBS1TY CABLE MATCH. London, April 21. Tha Inter-university cable chess match opened to-day at tha British Chess Club between students from Columbia, Harvard. Tale and Princeton and six students from Oxford and Can. bridge. Many chess players and others were present. A cable message irom ror. uiee, tns uritisn umpire at tne Knickerbocker Athletic Club. where the Americans played, was cordially received, and the American reply to J. Hennlker Beaton's mesasge caused amusement. The general opin ion waa that the games would be very bril liant. J. Henneker-Ueaton la the American umpire in London. Tho Americans won the toss and selected to plav the white men on tha odd-numbered boards. At the first tsble Falk. of Columbia, and Tattersall. played a regular variation of the Kuy Lopea, which did not produce any striking features la the opening. Eventually, however, the Colombia player allowed his opponent to develop a itroog attack, and after an exchange of queans It teemed to favor tha British student, his nieces being better sosted. The American has a good chance for a draw. 1 ne second Doarci aeveioped a a B. gambit between Meyer, of Columbia, and George, of Oxford. The Englishman did not show very good judgment la the opening, and tha Ameri can gained a decided advantage, which, he pushed to victory, the only gama scored la the aaatea. At tha third table Arensberg. of Harvard. gained a good attack against McLean, of Cam bridge, at tha coat of a doubled pawn an the K-Kt file. ' Areas berg erred by -advancing his pawns sad compromised his position. He had a ehaace to even matters, but overlooked it. ana at tne adjournment it aid not look satis-factory for Arensberg. At tha fourth table Cook, ef Tale, wag at alight disadvantage la the first part of bis game with H albert, of Oxford, but managed to even the position- It was a Petrol! defense. At tbe adjournment It looked like a draw, though soma thought Cook held a better position. The fifth table found an Irregular opening with Young, of Princeton, againat Ellis, of Oxford. The Britisher wss taken 111 during the gama and the American upmlre called that time had been allowed him, which was assented to br Young. At tbe adjournment It looked as though the American could win. At tne sixth boara (Jatnings. of Harvard, played a Petroff aa-ainat Softlaaf. of Cam bridge, Tbe American outplayed ula opponent In tbe first part of the game and won a knight and two pawns. He did not follow up hia advantage, however, and at the adjournment the Englishman held the better posi tion.

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  1. The Times-Picayune,
  2. 22 Apr 1899, Sat,
  3. Page 7

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