Clipped From The Westminster Budget
THE WESTMINSTER BUDGET JNOVEMBER 5, 1897 Immediately after the Beilin Congress, Janowski challenged Walbrodt to a match, seven games up, for £40 a-side. Walbrodt declined, and Janowski left Berlin to fulfil an engagement at the Frankfort Chess Club. It appears, however, that some further communications took place, for Janowski returned to Berlin, arid it was announced that the match would commence (probably) on Friday, October 22. Since then, however, nothing has been heard of it. A first-class tournament for the Championship of the City of London Chess Club is in progress now. Twenty-three of the strongest members are taking part in the contest. The previous first-class tournament just concluded was won by Mr. Blackburne, owing to the defeat of Mr. Evans, who was leading all through, by Mr. Poole. The City of London won a match against the Hampstead Chess Club, twenty-six boards, by twenty games to six. On Wednesday (Nov. 3) the club played a first-class match, thirty boards, against Ludgate Circus. The metropolitan Chess Club are also making strenuous efforts to rival the leading City club. Messrs. Teichmann and Tinsley are down for simultaneous performances. The Club won a match from the best team of the Insurance Chess Club by fifteen games to five. On the 23rd ulr. a "Rapid Transit Tournament" took place. The essence of this tournament is the time limit—stricly enforced—of 30sec. a move. The tournament was played in teams of live each, each team playing every other team. The tournament proved to bj interesting, as a change from the work of match and ordinary tournament play, and was much appreciated by the members. The Ladies and their popular president, Lady Newnes, were "At Home " on Monday afternoon from three o'clock to 6.30. We have received the following letter and pretty game : Perth, Western Australia, September 21, 1897. Dear Sir,—I have taken great interest in' your chess column in the IVesiminsler Budget for some time past, and I now take the liberty of forwarding a game played by myself which presents some remarkable features in the ending. The game was not a match one, but was played in about an hour. These off-hand games, by the way, often produce the prettiest play, and at the same time prove more entertaining to the players.—Yours sincerely, II, J. HILTON, Chess Champion of Western Australia RUY LOPEZ. Colebatch. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 6. P, Black. P to K4 Kt to QB3 Kt to B3 Kt x P Kt to Q3 Kt x B Kt to Q3 B x P B to K2 Castles P to Q3 B to K3 Q to Q2 QR to K sq B to Kt5 Q to B4 B x Kt Q tp Kt3 KttoK4 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. J. Hilton. White. P to KB4 QxP P to KB3 K x Kt B x B B to Kt3 K to Kt sq K to Kt2 Qto Q5 II. T.'Hilton. * White. 1. P to K4 2. Kt to KB3 3. B to Kt5 Castles P to Q4 P x P P to QR4 Px Kt R to K sq ch Kt to B3 B to B4 Q to Q3 QR to Q sq Q to Q2 Kt to K4 Q to B3 B to Kt3 P x B Q to Kt3 P x P is L'Hermet's variation, which leads, however, to an even game only ,f proper y defended. 7 Kt to Q3 is inferior to 7...P to Q3 ; 8 PxK s^htUanta^ ^ ** Kt ' * Q '° B * K5 ' ^ Black has a White should have continued 8. B to Kt5, B to K2 ; 9. B x B, Q x B ; K to R3 R to KKt sq B to K5 K to Kt3 K to B2 R x P ch R to KR sq QxQ Q to K7 Q to B6 T. Colebatch. Black. Kt to Kt5 B to R5 Kt x RP. R x Kt R x BP Q x P ch Q to B4 ch R to QKt5 R x P ch Q to QB7 QxP Q to Q2- ch R to Kt4 P to Kt3 PxR P x B KR to Kt sq P to R4 Resigns P x no other means of defence than 31...Q to Q2 ch, the Rook being attacked too; but he should have played 32...R to QB7 to prevent 33. K to B2, a fine move which wins the game—a very pretty one, with a remarkably pretty termination. . > A brilliant game between Albin and Winawer, at the Berlin Congress : Giuoco PIANO. J 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. A. Albin. White. P to K4 Kt to KB3 B to B4 P to B3 P to Q4 P to K5 B to QKt5 P x P Kt to B3 B to K3 Castles B to KB4 P to KR3 B to R2 Kt to K sq B to R4 P x Kt P to KB4 S Winawer. Black. P to K4 Kt to QB3 B to B4 Kt to B3 P x P P to Q4 Kt to K5 B to Kt3 Castles Kt to K2 Kt to B4 P to KR3 PtoKt4 Kt to Kt2 P to QB3 Kt x Kt B to KB4 P to B4 A. Albin. White. 19. PtoKt4 P to B5 B to QKt3 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. B to B2 R to Kt sq B to R4 R to Kt3 Q to Q2 RxB B to Q7 Q to KB2 P to B6 B x Kt P to B7 ch B to Kt3 Kt to Kt2 Resigns. S. Winawer. Black. B to K5 R to B sq P x P R to B6 Q to Q2 KR to B sq Q to Q sq R to B8 QR to B5 Q x R R x P R to B6 Kt to K3 P x B K to B sq R to Q7 RxB 12. B to KB4 is an unnecessary anxiety to preserve the bishop. 12. B to Q3 would have got rid of the uncomfortable vicinity of the Knight 5 ?, whilst in the text he placed his B to R2 quite out of play. The alternative of 14. B to K3, although losing two moves, would have been preferable still. The advance of the king's side pawns, allowing 19...B to K5, made matters worse, and alter this ineffective sally Winawer commenced a formidable counter-attack, commencing with 20...R to B sq, 21...P x P, and the powerful 22...R to B6. From this point Winawer timed his moves with great precision, viz., 23...Q to Q2, making room for doubling of Rooks, and 25. B to R4 drove the Queen to Q sq, the very place for it, as 25...QR to B5 forced White to sacrifice the Exchange, and the Queen could then retake with still more pressure upon the weak QP. The brilliant termination then followed. PROBLEM NO By C BLACK. 79. W., of Sunbury. 10. P x Kt, Q x P; 11. R to K sq ch, K to Q sq; 12. Q x Q, 13. Kt to Kt5 with a good game, whereas he actually lost a pawn. Nothing is to be said for the next stage of the game till 18...Q to Kt3, when Black could have won the game as follows : 18...P to Q4 ; 19. Kt to Q2 (best, for if 19. Kt to B5, then 19...P to Q5 wins a piece), B to Kt5 ; 20. Q to Kt3 (if 20. Q to Q3, then Q x Q, &c), RxR ch ; 21. R x R, B x Kt and wins. Further, Black's combination beginning with 19...Kt to K4,a;lihough pretty sparkling, was not sound. He could have. played 19...P to Kt3 first, and wait with the counter-attack. It must, however, be admitted that the sacrifice of the piece 22...Kt x RP was very tempting, as he got an equivalent in pawns for it. It is pardonable to Overlook such an ingenious move as White's 31. B-to K5, threatening mate in five moves, beginning with R x P ch, Black had WHITE. White to play and mate in three moves. SOLUTION OF PROBLEM NO. 7R 1. B to Q6, K to Q4; 2. Kt to B4 ch, K moves ; 3. Q mates at Q3 R6, or Kt4. 1 - > K or P moves ; 2. Kt to B4 ; and 3. Q mates at Q5 or KR3. t • AN ACROBATIC GHOST AND ITS FATE. Plumstead has for the past week or so been the scene of a ghostly visitation in which the "spirit "has appeared enveloped at night in white array. Several children who saw the apparition wer alarmed that they have been laid up from the effects. Its ha were principally the grounds of St. James's Church and schools, where lads to the number of about 100 assembled to wa}'lay the ghost, who was seen flitting about. The assailants hurled stones, by which several panes of glass were broken, and on the police appearing two of the ringleaders were arrested, but on being brought up at Woolwich subsequently were discharged. One night the visitor visited the grounds of Mr. J. R. Jolly, J.P., and was seen in a tree, arrayed in white apparel. 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