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26 THE WESTMINSTER BUDGET NTARCH 19 R 1897 LADIES' INTERNATIONAL CHESS CONGRESS. This unique event, in commemoration of her Majesty's long reign, is fixed for June 22 at the Hotel Cecil. Her Royal Highness Princess Charles of Denmark (Princess Maud of Wales) has been pleased to become patroness, and among other distinguished patrons are the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, the Lord Chief Justice (Lord Russell), the Earl of Dartrev,. Baron* Albert de Rothschild, Sir George Newnes, Bart., Mr. A. Atherley-Jones,. Q.C., M.P., Mr. H. Seton-Karr, -M.P*,/. Mr. John Parnell,. M.P., Herr Lasker, Mr. H. B. Pillsbury, &c, &c. The tournament prizes will be value : first £60 (given by Sir George Newrtes), second £50, third £40, fourth £30, fifth £20, sixth £15. A special brilliancy prize of £20 (given by Baron Rothschild) and others will also be awarded. The hours of play will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The arrangements are in the hands of Mrs. Bowles, 181, Tottenham Court-road, to wttom all inquiries should be addressed. , A pretty game from the recent Berlin Masters' Tojimamfiiit „• 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. N. Walbrodt. White. P to K4 Kt to KB3 B to Kt5 P to Q3 BtoKt5 B to K3 Kt to B3 Q to Q2 B to R6 Kt to KR4 B to B4 ch B x B ch Castles QR P to KKt4 B x B RUY J. Mieses. Black. P to K4 . • • 16. Kt to QB3 ' 17. PtoKKt3 18. B to Kt2 19. PtoB3 20. KKt to K2 21. P to Q3 22. Castles 23. B to Kt5 24. Kt to Q5 25. B to K3 26. Kt x B 27. KttoQ5 28. P to QKt4 K x B LOPEZ. N. Walbrodt. White. ICR to Kt sq KttoK2 Kt to Kt3 KtoKtsq Kt (Kt3) to B5 ch KtP x Kt PxP Q x Kt Kt to B5 ch Kt to K7 ch Kt to B5 ch Kt to R6 ch Kt to B5 ch, and dr check J. Mieses» Black. P.to'Kt'5 P to QB4 Q to R4 QR to Kt sq Kt x Kt KttoKt4 Kt to B6 ch PxQ K to Kt sq KtoKt2 K to Kt sq K to Kt2 aws by perpetual Walbrodt,deviates with 4. P to Q3 from the beaten track (4. P to QB3 or at once P to Q4),,thus giving Black ample time to develop. The game takes nevertheless alivelier turn than might have been expected both from the nature of the opening and from .Walbrodt. White starts complications with 10. Kt to KR4-; but Mieses is not tempted to 10...P to Kt4, which would give White the better game with 11. B x B, Kx B B to K3; 13. Kt to B3, &c. . A race for the attack begins with 14, the question being who will arrive first. Mieses arrived first with his ingenious counter-attacks, but he precipitated it with 19...R to Kt sq instead of 19...Kt to Kt4. It is, however, probable that he did not see Walbrodt's subtle sacrifice of the queen, by which (by perpetual check) he escapes losing the game. It is a smart little game and refreshingly original. .,. The third game of a match played at Vienna between the Austrian masters, Professor Hruby and C. Schlechter: , 12. P to KR3, P to KKt4 and Black P to QKt4, V, 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. •; 9. to. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Hruby. White. P to K4 Kt to KB3 B to Kt5 B to R4 P to Q4 Castles P to K5 Kt x P Kt to B5 Q to Kt4 B x Kt Kt x B ch Q to Kt3 R to K sq Kt to B3 B to Kl5 RUY Schlechter. Black. PtoK4 Kt to QB3 P to QR3 Kt to B3 P x P B to K2 Kt to K5 KttoB4 Castles P to KKt3 QPxB Q x Kt R to K sq B to B4 B x P Q to B sq LOPEZ. V. Hruby. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26i 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. White. R to K2 Q to R4 PxP Kt'x R Kt to Kt3 Q x Kt R to K sq P to KR3 R to K7 PxR Q x P Q to Q6 B to R6 ., B to B8 Q to Q5 ch C. Schlechter. Black. B to B4 P to B3 RxR Kt to K5 Kt x Kt Q to B2 R to Q sq R to Q2 RxR Q to K sq P to Kt4 B to Q2 PtoR4 P to B4 Resigns . Trie au jve game is not only a very good specimen of this variation, but also interesting theoretically from Black's ninth move. Schlechter continues according" to the German Handbuch, whilst Herr v. Bardeleben is of opinion (subsequent to the Handbuch) that 9...Kt x B is preferable— e.g., 9...Kt x B; 10. Kt x P ch, K to B sq ; 11. B to R6, K to Kt sq ; x Kt, P to Q3 ; 14. Kt to R5, B to QKt5, would have to be tested in actual play, that White could choose a simple continuation with 9. B x Kt, QP x B ; 10. B to K3, &c. Schlechter had a good enough game if he had moved 15...P to B3, instead of capturing the pawn. He has to move 18...P to B3 afterwards with a worse position. With his well-known skill for drawing in bad positions he manages 12. Q to Kt4, Kt x KP ; 13. Q &c. Of course, this variation It should also be mentioned to remain with bishQps of different, colour; and might perhaps have sue ceeded in drawing had he ;R Js(yed. B jto„ Q2,Jn&te,ad Q f 26...Q to K so After the latter move; the game is tost It is a. veryLpr^ty-game, and ingeniously, played by Professor'Hruby. .... PROBLEM NO. 47.J, ; By Sherifif Spens, of. Glasgow:, B£ACK., WHITE. White to play and mate in three moves. SOLUTION OF PROBLEM NO. 46. 1. Q to Kt3, any move ; 2. Q or Kt mates. N.B.—We regret No. 45 has a second solution in Kt to Kt6 ch, &c, but. No. 44 cannot be "cooked" by Q to R sq ch, as has been suggested by correspondents, who overlook that Black captures the Queen ch^fking. A game played in the Masters' Tournament held under the auspices of the Vienna Chess Club : FRENCH DEFENCE. Max Judd. White. 1. P to K4 2. PtoQ4 3. Kt to QB3 4. B to Kt5 5. P to K5 6. B x B 7. Q to Q2 8. PtoB4 9. KttoB3 • 10. P to KKl3 11. P x P 12. Kt to Q4 13. Castles 14. Kt to Kt sq 15. Kt x Kt 16. Q to Q4 J Schwarz. Black. P to K3 P to Q4 Kt to KB3 B to K2 KKt to Q2 Q x B P to QR3 P to QB4 Kt to QB3 P to QKt4 BtoKt2 Kt x BP P to Kt5 Castles B x Kt P to QR4 Max Judd. White. 17. PtoKt4 18. Kt to Q2 19. P to Kt3 20. K to Ktsq 21. R to B sq 22. Q to Kt2 23. B to Kt2 24. B x B 25. KR to K sq 26. BPxP 27. .RxR 28. K x Kt 29. K to B sq 30. K to Q sq 31. R to B sq Resigns J. Schwarz. Black. KR to B sq B to R5 B to K sq T to R5 Q to R2 P to Q5 B to B3 • R x B P x P Kt to Q6 Kt x Q QxPch P to Q6 Q to Kt7 R to R8 White had an even game up to his thirteenth move, when he castled on.*. the queen's side in the face of Black's advanced pawns, and the coming attack on that side. He might have played 13. B to Kt2 followed by castling on the king's side, with fairly good prospects. Black immediately seized the opportunity :of driving back the knight with 13...P to Kt5, and carried out the powerful attacking plan subsequently with 17...KR to B sq, followed by the next two bishop's moves. As soon as White was compelled to loosen the pawns protecting his king with 19. P to Kt3, his game was untenable. It was only a matter of procedure: on the part of Black. Herr Schwarz played the ending then very prettily. GOOD NEWS OF MR. STEINITZ. Our many readers who are interested in chess will read with pleasure the following telegram, dated "Moscow, Sunday night," from the correspondent of the Standard ; "Mr. Steinitz has been released after four weeks' confinement. I saw him to-day, and. had an hour's conversation with him. Nothingbeyond a slight nervous excitement was noticeable even when he spoke of his treatment in the asylum. He says his nervous breakdown was the result of the severe strain of a public contest. He is sure that if he had been among people who knew him well he would never have bee Jt confined in, an asylum. He complains of the action of the American Consul in not liberating him at aa earlier date. He purposes leaving for Vienna to-morrow." AN UNSOLICITED TESTIMONIAL.—An English" resident in Sydney, writing home to his friends, says: "January 3rd, 1896.—And now let me, before I forget, tell you. how very much we all appreciate your weekly WESTMINSTER BUDGET. It has become quite an institution in the house, and we should miss it very much. It ge's read every line, and in all my experience I have never found a journal conducted with more judgment. It is & triumph of civilisation."