Clipped From The Westminster Budget
36 » 4' The third of the young amateurs who competed in the AngloTAmerican Cable match is H^. ( H.>Cofe. : • » ' -• / ". ' Mr. Cole, born at Hasting* father. Thomas Hoi well ' and hbn: member of the British Archaeologjycali Association, belongs to the leading amateurs-of the Hastings and St. Leonards Chess Club* and was chairman of committees in con nexion with the Hastings International Tournament; and his two elder sons are good chess-players also. The subject' of our sketch is a leading member of the energetic Ludgate Ludgate Circus Chess Club, where, so to speak, he has graduated as a leading amateur. He won various minor tournaments at his club, andprizes for the best average in simultaneous and . team play up to 1895 at his own and since also at other clubs. He : holds the championship of the Ludgate Circus, arid won the Surrey County Cup. '• ' - ; This year he divided honours for the championship of his club with the distinguished Dutch amateur, N.W. van Lennep. 'It will be remembered that he divided first place with Mr. Herbert Jacobs in the Cable Selection Tournament at the British Chess Club, and that he played the remarkably fine ending in the Cable match against Teed upon Board No. 9. What Mr. Cole considers his best performance is that out of twenty matches played for the Ludgate Circus on top boards he won nineteen and drew one. The subjoined game is by no means a specimen of Mr. Cole's style, but evidence of his versatility and fertility of resource. The game was played on a recent Saturday afternoon in the county match—Surrey v. Kent, 100 players of each county. Surrey won by 60^ games to 39 N. W. van Lennep taking Board No. 1 arid Mr. Cole Board No. 2 for Surrey. To avoid the trodden path Mr.Cole selected an obsolete-defence, 4...B to Q3, and got the inferior game accordingly. The Rev. L. W. Lewis played with l£ss energy than his position admitted—a compliment, to the talented younger amateur ; his line of play, however, was quite good enough, and, although he neglected a possible sacrifice towards the ending, viz., 31. KKt x QP, Kt to Q sq,; 32. R x B, Q x R ; 33. K.t. to K6, &c, which would have left him eventually with a simplified position and a pawn ahead, he could, nevertheless, have retained the better game with 37. P to Kt4. But, underrating Black's possibilities, he allowed Mr. Cole's ingenious sacrificing combination, resulting in a victory for Black. MR. H. H. COLE. Rev. L. W. Lewis. , White. 1. P to K4 2. Kt to KB3 3. B to Kt5 4. PtoQ3 . 5. B to Kt5 6. QKt to Q2 -7. B'to QR4 8. B to R4 9. B'to Kt3 10. PtoQR3 11. BtoKt3 12. PtoB3 13. Castles 14. K to R sq 15. KttoR4 16. Q to K2 , 17. P to KB4 18. P toB5 19. KKt to B3 20. Q to Ksq 21. B to Q5 22. PtoKt4 23. KttoKt3 A pretty game, and the Athenaeum Ruv II. H. Cole. Black. P to K4 Ktto QB3 Kt to B3 B to Q3 Castles P to QR3 P to R3 P to QKt4 BtoKt2 B to B4 P to Q3 B to Kt3 K to R2 Q to K2 P to Kt3 QR to Q sq B to B sq P to Kt4 Kt to KR4 PtoB3 KttoR4 Kt to QKt2 P to B4 LOPEZ. Rev. L. W. Lewis. White. 24. P to B4 25. BP x P 26. B to B6 27. B x KtP 28. P x P - 29. R to R6 30. B to B2 31. PtoKt3 32. RioRsq 33. Kt to B5 34. P x B 35. Bio B4 36. Q to K2 37. B to K sq 38. P x R 39. P x Kt 40. Q to KKl2 41. Q to KB2 42. RtoR7ch 43. R x R ch 44. KtoKtsq 45. K to R sq Resigns 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. ,6. .7. 8. 9. 10. 11. II. Wagner. White. P toK4 P to Q4 P to K5 P to QB3 Kt to B3 B to Q3 Px P Kt to B3 Kt x Kt Castles Q to K2 played in the recent match between the Chess Clubs, in which N. W. van Lennep FRENCH DEFENCE. H. II. Cole. Black. R to Q2 RP x P R to QB2 Px P P to Q4 Q to Q3 P to Q5 Kt to Q sq R to B6 B x Kt QxP Q to B3 Kt to KKt2 RxB Kt x P P to Kt5 P x Kt Q x P R to B2 Kt x R Kt to Kt4 B to Kt2 City of London was defeated : Van Lennep. H, Black. P to K3 12. PtoQ4 13. P to QB4 14. Q to Kt3 15. Kt to QB3 16. P x P 17. B to Q2 18. Kt x QP 19. Q x Kt 20. P to QR3 21. Kt to K2 22. Wagner. White. K to R sq P to B4- B to Kt sq P to QR3 P to B5 . P x P B to B4 B to R2 QR to Q sq Q to Q2 Kt to K4 Van Lennep. Black. Kt to B3 .... Ktto Kt5 Q to Kt3 Kt to B3 Q to Q5 QB x P R to Q sq Kt to K2 Q to B4 P to KKt3 Resigns . - 3 - ? to K5 1S a premature advance, and 5. Kt to B3 leaves-the centre insufficiently protected (5. P to KB4 should precede the development of the it lg J r P er ^ aps in s P ite of back's reply Ktto KR3) ; whilst 8. Kt to B3 abandons the best pawn, which should involve the loss of the game. The pawn could have been saved by retreating 8. B to K2. -Black's 10...P to QR3 is forced because of 11. Kt to IQ^g to Kt3 ^ v, moves,?tijj 12... Mt XoJBp, instead of which the defensive 12...Kt to Kt& wpirid^prefera^ time, retarding - 'viously iso&te&y&iici -&&tl&aj^ Black lost the game. At, thfe sta£$,wh^ 21...P to KKj3, he had™> valMdefe^er^ ^ game with 2L* M Kfcio Kt3, that is all. Wm*te& 'M to K4 is very pretty; it wins the queen. The M&j&mi^m^ drew^irainatch with^the Hctrbpolitan, thirteen players- a-side, each clttbscoring6>^ points. Ludgate Circus played their last match in the A Division of the League Competitidtt agamst Sydenham and Forest Hill, the Ludgate Circus winning by fourteen games to six. The Ludgate Circus, : therefore,, tie for first •honours with the AthenaSum. It is not yet fixed when- this interesting contest contest is to come off. i , Mr. Lasker entertained the members of the ^Hereford-Chess-Club with exhibition exhibition play. He was the guest of Mr.Edwyn, Anthony, ofthe Hereford 1 tines.. At the conclusion oi the Cable match, Mr. Marean, president of the Brooklyn Chess Club, regretted that the Anglo-American trophy had to be returned to England, especially as they had a glass-case imade. for its ^exhibition in the club rooms. They retain the case^ however, in expectation, of the trophy being won next year. PROBLEM NO. 45. By C. W., of Sunbury. . ' BLACK* '• . WHITE. .. White to play and mate in three moves. SOLUTION OF PROBLEM No. 44. 1. B to Kt7, any move ; 2. Q or Kt mates. WHERE BACHELORS ARE TO BE TAXED. The Argentine Republic may be regarded hencefor by parents who are rich in unmarried daughters, and. possibly by not a few single ladies, • as an ideal commonwealth. On and after January 1, 1898, the new law for the taxation of bachelors will come into force. The prudent legislators, in order to provide their rich and fertile country with a corresponding population, haye decreed that every male citizen of the Republic, from the age of twenty to the age of eighty (!), who remains unmarried is to pay a monthly assessment to the State. The payment ceases on the day of marriage. Such a law, except for wealthy men, will amount to- nothing less than a compulsory marriage Act. DAN O'CONNELL'S HAT—AND OTHERS. At a meeting of the County- Kildare Archaeological Society the other day at Naas, a hat worn by Daniel O'Connell was exhibited. O'Connell's name, in ^ his own ^handwriting, was written on the inside of the hat, which was made by Christy, the famous London hatter, and was of very large dimensions— the width inside being ,8% inches, and- its longer diameter 10, inches. The chairman of the meeting put on the hat, which entirely covered his head arid went down to his chin. The preservation of the hats of famous men is not unusual. Thus the hat worn by B.radshaw, the President of the High Court of Justice; for the trial of Charles I. is still kept in the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford. Last autumn an action was brought in the United States by the representatives of the Greeley family to recover possession from the trustees of the Museum of tlie Lincoln relics...of the^ hat worn by President Lincoln on the: night of h\s assassination in Ford's Theatre in Washington.