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¥ - V 4 >• 1897 1 - t i PROBLEM NO. 58. r Philip H. Willia: BLACK. i WHITE. White Q SOLUTION OF PROBLEM NO. 57. 2. Kt to B4, Any move ; 1. ............. P to B4; 2. Q to Q5 1 K to K5 • 2. O to K3 3. Q or Kt mates 3. Q Q8 \ - w The all-absorbing topic of last week was the match. V Having watched the play during the progress < admit that the games proved- what we expected. We agree with the Times that genuinely interesting to ordinary people." amentary Cable match, we must board m It is one of the prerogatives ot chess that the master and the tyro may from minor this is the case in every pursuit and pastime, otherwise thefe would be an end to all amateur efforts in must of necessity be less - any pastime, efficient than the in which the expert, But down by -certain! amateur "•that a ex- periect knowledge of all the principles laid perts is not absolutely indispensable in order to enjoy a game is a proposition which cannot be endorsed entirely without raging mediocrity- There is no necessity for this guarded apology. Four of the games have been good specimens of average chess ; but encou- a "perfect knowledge of all the principles" mi without detriment to the enjoyment of the players and the readers of the games, of the series We give two of the games which we consider the most Mr. Plowman (America). White. 1. P to K4 2. Kt to KB3 3. B to Kt5 4. Kt to B3 5. P toQ3 6. B to K3 7. P to KR3 8. P to KKt4 1 RUY LOPEZ. Mr. Atherley-Jones Mr. Plowman Q to Q2 B to R4 9. • 10. ' lli B to Kt3 12. P to R3 v 13. KttoQ5 14. Kt x Kt ch / 15. B to Q5 16. Q to B3 • 17. B to Kt3 • 18. Q to Q2 19. K toK2 A 20. PtoKR4 1 21. Kt x Kt 22. B x RP 23. QxP (England). Black. P to K4„ Kt to QB3 Kt to B3 P to Q3 B to Kt5 B to K2 B to R4 B to Kt3 P to QR3 P to Kt4 P to R3 Q to Q2 B toQ sq BxJit QR to B s( Kt to Q sq Castles Kt to K3 Q to K2 Kt to Q5 c P x Kt P x B B to R2 • (America). White. 24. QR 25. 26. B to Q5 P to Kt5 27. Q 28. Q P 29. 30. K to Q2 P x P 31. P to R5 PxB Px Pch 32. 33. 34. K to K2 35. K to B3 36. 37. 38. 39. R to Q sc P to Kt6 Q to K6 K to Kt2 40. Q to R3 41. Q to R7 42. Q to Kt8 43. R to R7 44. KxR 45. K to K sq Resigns r . Atherley-J< (England). Black. P to B4 P to B5 B to Kt2 B to Kt3 to B4 P to B6 ch RxP Q to B2 R to B sq K to B sq R x P ch Q to B6 Q x P : KR to B6 R to B sq Q to B4 B to K4 Q to B2 K to K2 R x P ch Q to B7 ch B to Kt6 ch \ X i The weak moves in Black's defence are 4...P to Q3 Kt5; 5:..B to Kt5 instead of 5...B td Q2 111...P to R3 in QR4 so as to geV rid of White's 21 White played thelojiening ri :ead of 19. K to K2, and lie B x Kt. The text-move com i p he might have castled OR wi^ r Kt x Kt instead ot a sacnficintr venture, piece, eleventh hour by ia. desperate sacrifice of 43...R x P ch. White preserve e< i at the surprise with the would, have still won the game, Black's only continuation being 44.:.R to R7 ch ; 45.,R x R, B x R ; 46. P to Kt7, or 47. m presents, 28. Q x B, many Q blemishes Q x R, QxQ ame. Giuoco PIANO. Mr. Wilson (England). White. 1. P to K4 \ 2. Kt to KB3 3. B to B4 4. P to 5. Kt to Kt5 6. PtoKR3 7. Kt to KB3 8. B x Kt 9. Q x Kt Q3 PxQ KttoQ2 K to K2 QR to KKt sq R to Kt8 ch -1 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. B x R 16. B x P 17. B to Kt6 18. B to R5 19. B to Kt4 20. 21. 22. 23. R to K2 24. RxR K to,Q sq R to K sq B x B ch Mr. Hand) (America). Black. P to K4 Kt to QB3 B to B4 P to Q3 Kt to R3 Q to B3 Kt to Q5 Kt x Kt ch QxQ PxB P to B4 P to B5 B to Q2 RxR Castles R to R sq R to Kt sq R to Kt7 RxP ch P to Kt4 Pto KR4 Kx-B PtoR4 B x R Mr. Wilson 4 (England). White. 25. PtoB4 26. Px P ch 27. K to B2 28. Kt to B4 29. PtoKt3 30. K x P 31. 32. 33. P to Q R4 K to B2 Q2 34. Kt to'Kt3 ch 35. to-R5 36. QPxI ' 37. Kt x B 38. Kt x P 39. 40. . 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. K to K3 46. K to B4 47. K to K t4 48. KxP game. K to Q2 Kt x P Kt to Q3 Kt x P ch K to K sq K to K2 Mr. Handy (America). Black. K to B3 KxP P to QR5 K to B4 Px Pch P to B3 K to Q5 P to Q4 B to K8 K to K6 Px P B x P KxP K x P P to B6 P to R5 PtoB7 K to B6 K to Kt7 K to Kt6 K to Kt7 K x Kt K to K6 K to B5 I Mr. Handy i have played 4...Kt to B3- The text-move, however, to the premature advance of 5. Kt to Kt5. On the ndy should have played 8 ....Q knights left him with a weak double instead of three united pawns, and the inferior game. I Mr. Wilson r • move Mr. HJ Mr: Wilson He won a pawn by the transaction, but, 14. R to Kt7, Castles ; 15. P to KR4 r followed by KR to KKt sq, would have been a sounder continuation. harm He should have played 18. R to KKt sq, as Black could not capture the Wh time to advance the_KRP in support of the bishop, and if Black advanced White advantage. The remainder might be passed without comment till the ending, which turned out very pretty—viz., when Mr. Handy, afraid of White's passed pawn, sacrificed his bishop. He could have played 36.,. K x P ; the probable continuation would have been 37. Q4 ch,PxKt: 38 K to K7 ; 39. P to R7, P to Q6 ch ; 40. K to Kt2, P to Q7 P to R8=Q Q8=,Q 1L won with a piece to the good. There is still to point out that;in the preceding variation 38...P to Q6 " M would have lost because of 39. K x P, B to B7 ; 40. P to K5, &c. •.Handy gave away a last chance by disuniting his pawns with 39... P to B6 ; with 39. K to B4 he would probably have won still. The last series of moves is very interesting, Black drawing the game against the knights. THE JUBILEE: MORE INTERESTING ITEMS. X I J * 1 A new phase of the Jubilee stands question was brought to lig Strand the other day, when a sunburnt gentleman stepped wly-erected building and desired he said he had just purchased look some which The owner of the window said must be some mistake. 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