Clipped From The Westminster Budget
THE WESTMINSTER BUDGET NOVEMBER 26, 1897 The match between Janowski and Walbrodt came to an abrupt end last Friday. In the eighth game, Herr Walbrodt opened with the Sicilian Gambit, but his play showed no improvement on the form he had been showing in the last two or three contests. He resigned on the seventeenth move. The game only lasted two hours. Having scored only three games to his opponent's five, Herr Walbrodt declined to play the ninth game of the match, and M. Janowsjci was declared victor. The following are two more of the match games : The third game : QUEEN'S GAMBIT DECLINED. Janowski. White. 1. P to Q4 2. P to QB< 3. Kt to QB3 4. B to Kt5 5. P to K3 6. B to R4 7. Kt to B3 8. Q to B2 9. BtoKt3' 10. P to B5 11. B to K2 12. Castles 13. RPxKt 14. P to QKt4 15. KP x P 16. B to Q3 17. KR to K sq" 18. R x R ch 19. R to K sq 20. Kt to K2 21. KttoB4 22. Kt x Kt 23. Kt to K5 24. R x B 25. Q to K2 26. B to B2 27. R to K3 Walbrodt. Black. P to Q4 P to K3 Kt to KB3 B to K2 P to KR3 P to B3 Q to Kt3 QKt to Q2 Castles Q to Q sq Kt to R4 Kt x B P to K4 P x P P to R3 B to B3 R to,K sq Q x R Q to Q sq Kt to B sq Kt to K3 B x Kt B x Kt Qto Q2 R to K sq Pto B3 B to B2 Janowski. White. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. .54. R x R ch Q to Q3 Q to K3 P to R4 B to Q3 B to K2 B to Q3 B to K2 Q toQ3 B x Q P to Kt4 K to R2 K to Kt3 K to B4 K to K3 K to Q2 K to B3 P to B3 P to Kt3 P to B4 B to B5 B to Q3 B to K2, P to B5 B to B3 B to K2 B to B3 Walbrodt. Black. B x R P to KKt3 K to Kt2 B to B2 Q to Kt5 Q to B4 Q to Kt5 Q to B4 Q x Q K to B sq K to K2 B to K sq K to Q2 K to B2 B to B2 B to K sq B to B2 B to K sq B to B2 P to KKt4 B to K sq B to Q2 B to K3 B to Q2 B to K sq B to B2 Drawn Itis curious that Walbrodt should, after having made two indifferent moves in opening—viz., 5...P to KR3 and 7...Q to Kt3—have been able to draw the game. Janowski probably did not select the strongest continuation, although in close games a move or two lost may not be fraught with so much danger as in open games. Walbrodt managed, with that peculiar tenacity for which he is famous, to hold his own by forcing his opponent to change off the attacking pieces. The game in this respect is instructive to the student. Janowski kept just a shade the preferable game, but at the last moment he changed rooks (on his twenty-eighth move), under the impression that Black would be compelled to reply 28...Q x R. whereupon 29. B to B5, followed by 30. B to B8, would have won the game. Had he not laboured under this hallucination, he might have selected a better variation. As it is, after the exchange of Rooks the game was drawn. Duration, four and a half hours. The fourth game : , , RUY LOPEZ. Walbrodt. White. 1. P to K4 2. Kt to KB3 3. B to Kt5 4. FtoQ3 5. Castles 6. Kt to B3 7. P to Q4 8. B x Kt 9. P x P 10. Q to K2 11. B to K3 12. QR to Q sq 13. B x Kt 14. Kt to OR4 15. P to QKt3 16. R to Q3 17. KR to Q sq 18. P to KR3 7. Janowski. Black. P to K4 19. Kt to QB3 20. KttoB3 21. PtoQ3 22. B to K2 23. Castles 24. Kt to Q_2 25. P x B 26. P x P 27. B to Q3 28. 0 to B3 29. Kt to B \ 30. B x B 31. B to K2 32. B to KKt5 33. QR to Q sq 34. R to 03 35. Walbrodt. White. Kt to Ki2 P to Kt3 K to B sq P to KKt4 P x B Q to K3 Kt to B4 K to K2 KKt x P Kt x R Q to Kt3 R to KR R x Q K to Q sq Kt to K5 R x B R to KB5 sq Janowski. Black. Q to B5 R to Kt3 Q to R3 B x P R x P Q to R4 Q to R6 ch PtoKB4 Q to R4 P x Kt B to R5 BxQ R x P ch B to B5 * B x Kt P to KR3 Resigns B to R4 .Kt to Q2, although somewhat venturesome, has the merit of avoiding a prima-facie drawn variation, which Janowski could not afford by the state of score. As it turns out, he has a compensation by remaining with two Bishops against two Knights and a chance of a counter-attack, being thus compensated for the inferior position of his pawns on the Queen's side. White's manoeuvre with 14. Kt to QR4, necessitating afterwards Pto QKt3 and bringing the Knight back to Ki2, was ever so much loss of time. Black's 15...B to KKt5, 17...R to Q3, the initial moves of the counter-attack, were undervalued" by White, else lie might have possibly escaped with a draw. Not seeing the real danger, he did not exchange the R at Q3, and weakened his position still more with 20. P to Kt3, enabling Black to sacrifice the Bishop. The sacrifice should have won the game but for the hasty 25...Q to R6ch Janowski calculated that after 27. KKt x P he would be able to reply 27...R x KP, overlooking 28. Q x R,"P x Q; 29. R x Q. The remainder of the game is of no more interest. The League competition is progressing with commendable speed in all divisions. In the A Division, Hampstead defeated the Post Office by 13^ games to 6^, Brixton won against Sydenham by 11 games to 9, the North London beat the Athenaeum by 12 games to 8, and a number of matches m the minor divisions have also been played. At the Metropolitan Chess Club Mr. Tinsley played simultaneously twenty games, of which he won fifteen, lost one, and drew four. A "continuous" tournament has also been introduced at the Metropolitan, the feature being that any competitor may play any number of games with any other competitor at any time on even terms or at the handicap odds. At the close of the contest (January 3) the prizes to be divided in proportion to the wins obtained. PROBLEM NO. 82. By J. W. Lecomte, BLACK. WHITE. White to play and mate in two moves. SOLUTION OF PROBLEM NO. 81. 1. Kt to B5, K to B5 ; 2. Q to Kt3 ch, K x B ; 3. Kt to Q6 mates. 1 , K to R4 ; 2. Q to B6, K to Kt5 ; 3.Q to R4 males. _+_ THE PRIVATE SOLDIER AND HIS HONOUR. From the latest speech of the German Emperor to his recruits : 11 With the oath you have sworn to the colours, you have, as German men, sworn at God's altar to be faithful under His free heaven to His Crucifix,, as good Christians ought to do. He who is not a good Christian is not a good man and no good Prussian soldier, and can under no consideration fulfil what is demanded in the Prussian army of a soldier. Your duty demands from you self- discipline and self-denial, the twohighest qualities of the Christian ; further, absolute obedience and submission to the will of your superiors. But you have examples before you in the history of outi army. Thousands before you have sworn their oath and kept it. \ And because they kept it our Fatherland became great and our army victorious and invincible. 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