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THE WESTMINSTER BUDGET Nov^MBtfc IS* 1897; PROBLEM No. 80. By J, Hintzpeter. BLACK. WHITE. White to play and mate in two moves. SOLUTION OF PROBLEM NO. 79. B to B5, P to Kt3 ; 2. Q to B3, PxB ; 3. Q to Ki3 mates. 2. ......... , P to R5 ; 3. QKi4 mates. .2. , K to R5 ; 3. Q to B4 mates. The Brixton and Spread Eagle Chess Clubs had a good match in the A division of the League Competition. Brixton'won by 10*4 games to 9>£. A large number of minor matches in the B and C divisions of the League were also played during last week. •At a committee meeting of the British Chess Club held last Friday it was decided to hold a Handicap Tournament. Messrs. Hoffer, Lord, Sidney Smith, and Tupham were elected a committee committee to draw up the preliminary scheme, and to report to the committee. The match between Janowski and Walbrodt at Berlin commenced on November 3. Janowski had the move and played—as might be expected—a Ruy Lopez. After four hours 5 play a draw was the result. They play on alternate days, consequently the second game was played last Friday, which Walbrodt won. In view ot the match now in progress a specimen of the style of the two players is here given. The game was played at the recent Berlin Congress. Janowski, no doubt, is the favourite ; but he will have a hard task to " draw "his opponent, who is one of the safest players. Nothing brilliant need be expected. We suspect that there will be a large number of Ruy Lopez on both sides. This is Janowski's favourite opening, which he knows in all its ramificatidns to perfection. RUY LOPEZ. D. Janowski. White. 1. PtoK4 2. Kt to KB3 '3. BtoKt5 4. B to R4 5. Castles 6. P to B3 7. R to Ksq 8. PtoQ4 9. QKt to Q2 10. B to B2 11. Kt to B sq 12. PtoQ5 13. PtoKR3 14. P to KKt4 15. Kt to Kt3 16. Kt to R4 ;. A. Walbrodt. D. Black. PtoK4 17. Kt to QB3 18. P to QR3 19. P to Q3 20. B to Q2 21. KttoB3 22. B to K2 23. Castles 24. P to QKt4 25. R to K sq 26. B to Kt5 27. Kt to Kt sq 28. B to R4 29. B to Kt3 30. R to B sq 31. B x P 32, Janowski. White. Kt x B Kt to B5 P to Kt4 Q to Q2 PtoKt5 R to K4 Kt to R6 ch R to R4 Q to K3 R to Kt4 B to Q2 R to KB sq B x P Kt x P ch Kt to R6 ch P to KB4 A. Walbrodt. Black, Kt x Kt Kt to B4 KKt to Q2 B to B3 B to K2 . P to Kt3 K to Kt2 R to R sq Kt to B sq QKt to Q2 Q to K sq P to KB4 PxB K to Kt sq KtoKt2 Kt to KKt3 Tannw ^ki dashing- incisive, and sound withai-j Walbrodt, passive resistance *Sd oressed the attack with excellent judgment and vigour beginning with if ^KK 4^d 16. Kt to R4, which lookedTike a mistake, as hejost a nawn by it Walbrodt captured the pawn, and the attack became violent ft i^to be regrettedthat Janowski gave the game ^up as draw* L .in its most toSSt&^e. It appears that he played «to the score" at that period. Mr. Blackburne is starring in the provinces with his usual success. He receives hearty receptions everywhere, his plucky stand at the Berlin Congress Congress having increased bis popularity. Appended is one of the games from a simultaneous performance at Birmingham: And Janowski drew by repeated checks with the Knight. The attack, however, should have succeeded had he continued with 33. P to B5, this being his init-al intention. The game has only to be played through and the reader will notice the difference of style between the two players. Mr. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. ,17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. Blackburne. White. P to K4 P to Q4 PtoQB3 B to QB4 Kt to B3 Castles Kt x P B to B4 Q to B2 B x B Q to Kt3 QR to Q sq B to Kt3 P x Kt KR to K sq R to Kt sq P to B4 P to B5 QxP Q x R R x R ch Kt x P RxP DANISH Mr. Burnell. Black. PtoK4 P x P P x P Kt to QB3 P to Q3 Kt to B3 B. to K2 Castles B to K3 PxB Q to B sq Kt x P KtxKt K to R sq P to K4 Kt to Q sq Q to B4 Kt to K3 QR to Kt sq R x Q B to B sq P x Kt Q to B3 GAMBIT. Mr. Blackburne. White. 24. PtoKR4 25. R to K8 26. B x Kt 27. R to K3 28. P to B6 29. R (K8) to K4 30. R to Ksq 31. R to B4ch 32. R to K8 33. P to Kt3 34. R to B8 35. P to R5 36. K to B sq 37. R (B4) x B 38. RxP ch 39. R x QRP 40. P to B7 41. KtoKt2 42. K to R2 43. K to Kt sq 44. K to R2 45. P to B8 = Q ch 46. RtoR8ch Mr. Burnell. Black. KtoKtsq • Kt to B5 Qx B Q to Q5 K to B2 Q to R8 ch QxP K to Kt sq Q to R6 Pt6Kt3 Q to Q3 P x P K to Kt2 Q x R K to Kt3 Q to B sq K to B4 K to K3 K to Q3 K to Q2 Q to B sq KxQ Resigns Black adopted a defence of his own, which turns out safe enough, since he kept the Gambit pawn with a good position. White's 12. QR to Q sq is inferior to 12. P to K5. He loses a pawn in consequence of it. Black had a better line of play with simply 18...P to QKt3. He might have expected that White would exchange his Queen for two rooks. Mr. Blackburne plays starting with 22. Kt x P much better than the early part of the game, but he ought to have lost it, nevertheless, if Mr. Burnell, instead of 30...Q x P, had played 30*..Q to B3; for if 31. R (K sq) to K3, then 31...Q ..X BP ; 32. R to B3, or B4 ch, K to Kt sq, followed by B to Q3 and wins ; and if White defends the QBP with either rook then equally B to Q3, and as soon as the Bishop comes into play Black should win" easily. Mr. Blackburne's last resource of 37. R x B is very ingenious, and the final position, how he kept the advanced QBP is highly instructive. Of course, Black's 44...Q to B sq is a blunder, but even if he played 44...K to B3 (in order to attack the rook with 45...K to Kt3) then 45^ R to R2, and the P at B7 could not be captured, Consequently a draw should have been the result. . • —t-—' THE GRAPHOLOGIST AT FAULT. Recently a lady in Netting Hill received a circular from a person who styled herself a " graphologist," offering, for the small fee of one shilling, to judge the character of a servant, before she was engaged, on a scrap of Abigail's handwriting being sent for examination, examination, so as to avoid disagreeable experiences in regard to having dealings with a domestic possessed of objectionable proclivities. Curious to test the capabilities of the alleged " graphologist the lady got her daughter to write the letter of inquiry, and she herself penned a line or two, as if a housemaid had made an application for a situation. A reply came almost by return of post. The lt graphologist " emphatically warned the mistress against having anything to do with the fancied applicant. She was 11 prone to dishonesty," " plausible, though deceitful," and "a person with an inordinate love of admiration and weak- minded, who could be talked over by any well-dressed scoundrel who designed to commit burglary in a house where she was employed." The lady will not admit that she, personally, is afflicted with any of the faults mentioned, and now fancies that reading character from handwriting is untrustworthy. It is safe to prophesy that the " graphologist " will never receive another shilling from that quarter. v . • % . CHESS MATCH IN BERLIN. The third game of the chess match between M. Walbrodt and M. Janowski was played on Monday. M, Janowski offered the Queen's Gambit Opening, which was declined by his opponei t. Both players exchanged leading pieces, until finally only one Bishop and seven Pawns remained on each side, and, after fifty- three moves, the game ended in a draw. 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