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26 THE WESTMINSTER BUDGET JUNE 4, 189? The Brooklyn Chess Club (on behalf of America) have challenged the British Chess Club to a return match by cable for the "Newnes Trophy," the " rules" governing the recent match to be in force, and the match to take place between January and April next year. . ( . The British! Chess Club are removing from the present premises in King- street, Coven}; Garden, to Carrington House, Whitehall Court. The ground floor having been acquired, the rooms will be suitably furnished and ready for use by the end of June. It is needless to say that the British will henceforth not only be the finest chess club in the world, but it will vie with the social clubs of the Metropolis both in accommodation and comfort. The Parliamentary match by cable between members of the House of Commons and members of the House of Representatives, Washington, is being played in Committee room No. 12 of the House of Commons. It commenced on Monday at 7 o'clock p.m. The American Embassy requested the hon. secretary of the British Chess Club to nominate five members of the club to act on behalf of the American team, and to convey and to receive the moves upon the boards to which they are allotted. We understand that his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales expressed the desire to witness the match. The following game illustrates thedanger ot a premature attack by the player who receives the odds of pawn and move. The game is also interesting from the fact that Black's queen's pawn made five captures, becoming finally a queen. The game occurred at Philadelphia, Mr. H. G. Voigt giving to Mr. Maguire pawn and move. (Remove Black's KBP.) Mr. Maguire. White. 1. PtoK4 2. B to B4 3. P to Q4 4. P to KR4 5. P to K5 6. B to Q3 7. QtoKt4 8. PtoQB3 9. P to R5 10. Kt to KR3 11. Kt x P ch Mr.. Voigt. Black. Kt to QB3 P to K3 P to KKt3 B to Kt2 P to KR3 KKt to K2 K to B2 P to Q3 P to KKt4 P x P P x Kt Mr. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. Maguire. White. B x P B to Kt6 ch P to R6 P to R7 ch Q to B4 ch BxQ QxP QxB K to B sq R to R5 R x Kt ch Mr. Voigt. Black. P x P K to Kt sq P x P K to B sq Kt to B4 P x P B to Q2 B to B6 ch Kt x B PxR = Q P x R And Black won eventually the king's position, weak already Black could have continued with 3...P to KKt3 weakens still more owing to the absence of the KBP. 3...Q to R5 ; 4. Q to Q3, Kt to B3, &c. 9. P to R5 is premature. 9. P to KB4 would have secured the centre pawns the move in the text to follow ; but he had still time for 10. P to KB4 with quite as good effect. Instead of which, overrating his position, he sacrificed a piece 11. Kt x P ch, ultimately driving Black's king into a safer position than at KB2, and allowing Black to capture a whole string ot pawns. Thus we come to the position after Black's 16...Kt to B4, when White had nothing better than 17. Kt x P, and to fight the game out with a piece behind, but some compensation in position. It must be admitted that White's attack was very alluring, and that Black found a way out of it was a happy accident, as nearly all his moves were forced. A good many brilliant combinations, however, are frequently forced upon the brilliant player, and design is conceded in successful cases. The failures being relegated to oblivion. Black's 18...B to Q2, followed by 19...Kt x B, are the only means of preventing checkmate, and thus he wins a pretty game. A pretty game played at Amsterdam, in the recent Netherland Chess Congress : VIENNA OPENING. J. D. Tresling. White. 1. PtoK4 2. Kt to QB3 3. P to KKt3 4. B to Kt2 5. P to Q3 6. Kt to B3 7. B to K3 8. Q to Q2 9. B x B 10. Kt to Kt5 11. Castles 12. Kt x B 13. KttoQ5 14. P x Kt 15. P to KB4 16. QRtoKsqch 17. QxP 18. Q to Q4 J. W. Te Kolste. J. Black. P to K4 19. Kt to QB3 20. Kt to B3 21. B to B4 22. PtoQ3 23. B to K3 24. B to Kt3 25. Q to Q2 26. RP x B 27. Kt to Q5 28. P to R3 29. Kt x Kt 30. Kt x Kt 31. Kt to Kt4 32. PxP 33. < K to Q sq 34. R to KB sq 35. P to KB3 36. D. Tresling. White. PtoKR4 K to R2 . B to R3 Q to B2 B'x Kt R to K4 KR to K sq R to K7 Q to K2 R to Q7 ch Q to K7 R x P ch R x P ch Q .to B7 R to K2 Q to B6 - " R x P dis ch R x R ch W. Te Kolste. Black. Kt to B2 Kt to K4 Q to R5 Kt to Kt5 ch QxB Q to R4 RxP Q to Kt3 • P to KB4 K to B sq Q to B3 K to Kt sq K to R sq QxP P to B5 QxP Q x Q Resigns, Although capable of improvement Black's opening moves might pass- without comment till 12...Kt x Kt. Instead of thif rnovel2.p x Kt might be suggested for'various reasons—the most important being that White would be prevented from posting 13. Kt to Q5. After 13. Kt to Q5\ Kt x Kt • 14. P x Kt, Black is embarrassed where to place the attacked knight. Neither 14...Kt to B sq nor Kt to Q sq would be any better than Ktto Kt4, and after this White gets a iormidable attack, which he conducts very cleverly. He leaves two pawns en prise on the twenty-fifth move ; Black playing 25...R x P. If 25...Q x P then 26. Q to K2 would win. Black's 27... P to KB4 is necessary (because of 28. Q to Ko), and then follows the pretty sacrifice of the rook, forcing a win m a lew moves, the concluding moves being particularly clever. < A pretty ending that occurred in a game played by Mr. Loman : POSITION. White : K at QB sq ; Q at KR5 ; B at QB4 ; Kt at QB3 ; P at QR2, ^^ffi^sc,; R at KB sq ; Kt at QB3, P a. QR2 „ QKt2, QB2, Q3, KB5. White won as follows : 1. QtoR6ch K to K4] 2. Q to K6 ch K to Q5 \ 3. Q to Q5 ch , K to K6 4. Q to Q3 ch K to B7 5. Q to B sq ch K to Ktp The pretty point being ' that the Black king,had to be driven all round in order to gain the move with the knight, thus preventing the king from escaping again vid Q5. ,-• PROBLEM NO . 57. By H. E. Kidson, of Liverpool. BLACK. 6. KttoK2ch 7. Q to R sq ch; 8. QtoR5ch 9. Q to R6 ch 10. QtoK6^~: K to R5 K to Kt4 K to B3 K to K4 Mate WHITE. White to play and mate in three moves. SOLUTION OF PROBLEM NO. 56. 1. Q to KB sq, any move ; 2. Q, Kt, or P mates. BURGLAR DRENCHED BY FIRE BRIGADE. There is something very pleasing about the pantomimic story which comes from Kreuznach, in Germany. A thief of the name of Koch succeeded in escaping from the local house of detention, and, making his way over the,house tops, found a refuge; on the roof of the National Bank. Here he revealed himself standing on the parapet,-.from which point of vantage he defied the police, who were congregated below. The latter could think of no better device than to summon the district fire brigade, who played upon the burglar Koch with their hose, while he retorted • by detaching tiles from the roof, which he dropped with fairly accurate aim upon the heads of those who were besieging him. As he was already soaked from head to foot, and showed no signs of yielding, the fire-escape was brought up and the police prepared to storm the position. Koch now drew a knife and threatened either to kill the first man who approached or to hurl himself into the street below, while he made desperate efforts to loosen the stone coping and crush a number of his invaders beneath it. The end, however, came unexpectedly. ' A mason who had reached the roof through a trap-door seized the thief from behind, and after a terrible struggle on the edge of the parapet, secured him with ropes belonging to the fire brigade. He was then lifted down the escape. The street during this time presented the extraordinary spectacle of a whole fire brigade with hose, safety-netting, and ladders, besieging one man. BECHSTEIN PIANOS.—These magnificent Pianos for hire on the Three Years' System, fk ,nS t c gec lu S pr i ces and J erms - Lists and Particulars free of CHAS. 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  1. The Westminster Budget,
  2. 04 Jun 1897, Fri,
  3. Page 28

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