Clipped From The Westminster Budget
*6 THE WESTMINSTER BUDGET JULY; 30, 189? The following game was played- in the match between Mes^r J - M? Multer woh - the firi ^ ]three g ahies. Mr. Loman The.new premises of the British Chess Club at Carrington House^ 4, Whitehall-court, were opened for the use of the members last week. The transfer of the Club to the house at King-street, Covent Garden, eleven years ago, was a step in the right direction, it having been felt that chess required a suitable home and its devotees- a.place of rendezvous with congenial surroundings. r ' , The lease of the, old house having expired, the present premises have been secured, and luxuriously appointed in a style hitherto unknown iri\th^ chess world. The premises are situated on the ground floor. A large hall, furnished in oak, divides the suite of rooms. On the left the lofty chess room, ot noble dimensions, is decorated with a flock paper of the Georgian period, and furnished in imitation of fine Chippendale models, the upholstery m morocco. A fine Axminster carpet (reproduction of antique Persian) completes a desirable tout ensemble. Adjoining the chess-room is the committee and secretary's room, furnished in carved antique oak". On the right side of the hall is the billiard-room, of the same size as the chess-room. The wall decorations are in cool blue, comfortable settees are placed all round, and the two tables by Orme and Co. are in fumed oak. . 'The reading-room is decorated with green tabouret paper, green moire" silk curtains to match, and the book-case and furniture are in walnut. The hall, lobbies, and ceilings are white, relieved with gold enrichments. '• : For its dimensions this Club House, without doubt, is the finest in the Metropolis. The match between Messrs. Bird and Lee resulted as follows-: Lee, 5 , Bird, 3 Mr. T. C. Gibbons, the welMcnpwn amateur, gave .an exhibition of simultaneous play at the Fulnam Chess Club (headquarters the Conservative Ciub, Shorrolds-road). Mr. Gibbons lost only one game, out of twelve, to Mr. F. H. Haines. A recent tournament game from Vienna: Giuoco PIANO. M 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 1415. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. Hamlich. White. P to K4 Kt to KB3 B to B4 Castles PtoQ3 B to K3 Kt to B3 KttoK2 Kt to Kt3 P x P B x B P to KR3 B x Kt P to R3 K to R2 P to Kt3 Kt to K4 Q to K sq R to Q sq P to QKt4 P to Kt3 Kt to Kt sq P to QB4 C. Sdilechter; ! Black. P to K4 24. Kt to QB3 25. B to B4 26. Kt to B3 27. P to Q3 28. B to Kt3 29. Castles ; 30. Bto-KtS"' i 31. Pt'oQ4 . '. 32. Kt.x P... ...... 33. RPxB - 34. B to K3 35. Q x B • I 36. P.to B3 : 37. Q to Kt4 ; 38. QR to Q sq ' 39. Kt to K2 •<: 40. Q to Q2 41. P to QH4 42. Q to B2 \ 43. Q to B 5(i • I 44. •Q toB2 . ; Kt to m M. Hamlich. White. P to B4 RxP Q to B sq , Kt to Kt5 R to B2 Kt(Kt5) to B3 P to Kt4 P to QKt5 Kt x B Kt x Kt R to B3 K to Kt2 R to Q2 P to QR4 ' Q to Q sq QR to B2 Qto Q2 Q to B2 QxQ r R to B2 K x R Resigns C. Schlechter. Black. KPxP Kt to Q5 P to B4 B to Q2 • P to R3 P .to,B5 . B to B3 B x Kt QR to K sq P xKt R to K6 Q to K4 P to Kt4- . R to K so; K to Kt2" Q to QB4 • Qto R6 Q to B6 P x Q RxR R to K6 ch This game is quite characteristic of Schlechter's style, and an iilstructiye specimen of unobtrusive position play, in which an imperceptible strategical advantage becomes accentuated in the end game without the'opponent being aware that he has any inferiority in position. 'Few; remarks are "necessary,; but in the opening, after Black had; lost amove by retiring 6...B to Kt3, White could have afforded to move liis QB also once "more by pinning the KKt;andif8.wPtoKR3,then©.Bx^Kt,QxB;10.KttoQ5,& Black takes the attack, forcing White to 13. B x Kt, else this knight gets a good post at B5 ; and then Black with.l5...Q to Kt4 begins a weakening process of the adverse pawns, and afterwards prevents White's possible P to Q4 by advancing 19...P to QB4. Then follows the manoeuvre with the three queen's moves, till White compromises his '-position stillmore' With 23. -P to QB4, when ; the beautiful (for the connoisseur) ffnal a whole game requires careful study in order to appreciate its beauty. Loman and Miiller. turn .is yet to come Mr. Loman. ; - White. . 1. PtoK4 2. Kt to KB3 3. PtoQ4 4. PxP . 5. P x P (e.p.) 6. B to Q3- 7. Kt to B3 8. Q x Kt 9. B to K3 • 10. Q to K2 11. Castles QR. . 12. R to Q2 13. O to Kt5 14. RxB 15. KtxKt 16. Kt to B3 ' • 17. Kt to Q4 18. Kt to Q5 19. Kt to B4. 20. R to Q sq 21. Q to K2 22. Kt to Q3 23. PxP 24. Kt x R. 25. K to Q2 26. P to B3 .PETROFF'S Mr. Mtiller. Black. P to K4 ! Kt to KB3 Ktx P P to Q4 B x P Kt to B4 Kt x B ch Kt to B3 KttoKtS Castles B to KB4. R to K sq Q to B sq Kt x Pch P x R P ro QR4 B to Kt3 R to R3 B to K5 R to K4 P. to R5 P to R6 Q to B6 Q x RP ch Q to Kt5 ch R to R7 ch DEFENCE. Mr. Loman. White. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33, 34. 35. 36. 37. K to K sq Kt x R Kt to B4~ KtxP Kt to B5 Ktto R4 P to B3 Kto B2 Kt to Kt2 R to Q2 Kt to K sq 38. Kt toQ4 . 39. Kt (Q4) to B2 40. Kt to Kt4 41. Kt to Q5 42. KttoKtS 43. PtoB4 44. Kt to K sq 45. Kt to K7 46. B to B5 47. R to Q6 • 48. Kto Kt3 49. Kt to Q3 50. Kt to B2 51. KtoKt2 52. B to R3 Mr. Miiller. Black. Rx Qch Q to R4 Q to R? BxP P to R3 B to K5 B to B3 K to R2 P to KKt4- Q to R8 Q to Kt8 B to Q4 B to B3 B to R5 Q to B4 B to B3 P to QKt4 PxP Q to K3 P to B6 Q to R7 ch. Q to Q7 B to Kt4 Q to B4 ch P to B7 Q x R Resigns. The opening moves are theoretically correct and should lead to a« draw. Mr. Miiller makes the first weak move, 13...Q to B sq, losing two minor pieces for a rook Mr. Loman should have won the game afterwards with comparative ease ; but he, as is his wont, over-refined, and disregarding the force of Black's advance of the QRP, was subjected to a. harassing attack. Afjjer 22...P to R6 White could nevertheless have maintained his advantage had he continued. 23. P to QKt3 and as late as 46. Kt x B would probably have drawn. PROBLEM NO. 65. - By Philip H. Williams. BLACK. WHITE. White to play and mate in two moves. SOLUTION OF PROBLEM NO. 64. "1. Kt to K4, K x Kt; 2. Q x Kt, K moves ; 3. Q to B5 mates. 1. ............ K to Q4; 2. Kt to Kt6, K to B3 ; 3. Kt to K7 mates. 1. 2. , K x Kt ; 3. Q to R8 mates. 1. .....*«..... 2. , K, any move ; 3. Q mates. . [We entirely endorse the opinion of our correspondents that this Problem is one of the most difficult and subtle stratagems.] + MR. HOOLEY MISUNDERSTOOD. .. Shortly before the Diamond Jubilee Mr. E. T. Hooley offered to give £10,000 in aid of the Npttingham General Hospital Victoria l^und provided a corresponding sum was subscribed in Nottingham. Great efforts were accordingly made to raise the £10,000, and upwards of] '£9,600 was forthcoming by June 22. Mr. Hooley advanced £2,000 on account, and when the fund had nearly reached.£10,000 the committee of organisation appealed to him to make -a further remittance. Mr. Hooley has, however, now informed .the committee that the conditions of his promise were wrgrigly stated or misunderstood. He adds that his challenge was addressed to the working classes, and that he offered any sum up > to £10,000 as against any corresponding sum subscribed by working men. He had no intention'to challenge Nottingham as a whole, or to outbid its wealthy merchants. y..