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THE WESTMINSTER BUDGET 2% % DECEMBER 3, 189? As briefly announced in our labt issue, the match between Janowsky and Walbrodt came to an abrupt conclusion after the eighth game, won by Janowsky. The final score was five to three in favour of Janowsky (inclusive of the two draws, counting half each). To appreciate Janowsky's victory it is necessary to recapitulate the conditions. , These were : The best out of six games, draws counting, and, •in case of a tie after six games, three more games to be played. It will be remembered that Walbrodt won two games and drew two, thus having three points to one in his favour, and to equalise the match Janowsky had to win two games. Against an opponent like Walbrodt, whose interest it was to draw one more game only in • order to win the match, it required exceptional nerve and confidence to prevent such an issue. In the last series oi three games, however, after Janowsky won the seventh game, the position was reversed, and it was evident that, Wajbrodt's drawing tendencies being* of no more avail, Janowsky would be the victor, even if the games in themselves were not evidence of his superiority. D. Janowsky is a Russian Pole, living in Paris. He is, like his compatriot Rosenthal, a professor of chess, and, having made France his home, he is proud to represent his adopted country abroad. A lew years ago he was quite unknown beyond the precincts of the Cafe de la Regence. He appeared for the first time in public at the Leipsic Tournament, 1894, where he gained a prize. Since then he has drawn a match with Mieses, and although he failed to be amongst the prize-winners at Hastings, his spirited style attracted attention, especially the manner in which he bowled over Steinitz and Tchigorin. In Nuremberg and Budapest last year he was fifth and fourth respectively, and at the recent Berlin Tournament again fourth, but deserving, as in every other instance, a higher place, and furnishing the best games everywhere. Janowsky is only twenty-seven years old, and steadily improving. The match with Walbrodt was an outcome of the Berlin Tournament, Janowsky not having been satisfied with his place below the Berlin player in the prize-list. ' The following are two more of the match games : QUEEN'S GAMBIT DECLINED. D. JANOWSKY. Janowsky. White. 1. P to Q4 2. P to QB4 3. Kt to QB3 4. B to Kt5 5. PtoK3 6. Kt to B3 BxP Castles Kt x P 10. B x B 11. R to B sq 12. B to Kt3 13. Kt x Kt 14. KttoK4 15. Q to R5 16. PtoB4 17. R to B3 18. R. to R3 19. R to Kt3 20. Q to K5 21. Q x KP BxQ 7. 8. 9. Walbrodt. Black, r to Q4 P to K3 Kt to KB3 B to K2 Castles P x P P to B4 P x P KKt'to Q2 QxB Kt to K4 QKt to B3 Kt x Kt R to Q sq B to Q2 B to K sq Kt to Kt5 P to KR3 K to R sq P to B3 QxQ B to B3 Janowsky. White. 23. Kt to B5 24. P to QR3 25. Ktx'Kt 26. P to KR4 27. P to B5 28. R to B4 29. K to R2 30. RtoKt6 31. P to QKt4 32. K to Kt3 33. P to K4 34. R to Q4 35. R to Q8 36. B to Kt8 ch 37. B to B7 dis ch 38. R to Kt5 39. K toR2 40. P x P ch 41. R to Kt8 ch 42. R to R8 ch 43. R to R7 ch Walbrodt. Black. R to Q7' KttoQ6 R x Kt R to K sq QR to Q sq R to Q8 ch R to QKt8 QR to Q8 R to R8 ch R to Kt7 P to KR4 K to R2 R to K8 K to Rsq K to R2 R to K6 ch P to KKt3 K to Kt2 K to R3 K to Kt2 Resigns Walbrodt. Janowsky. Walbrodt White. Black. White. 1. P to K4 P to QB4 10. KttoB7 2. Kt to KB3 PtoK3 11. KKt x P 3. P to Q4 P x P 12. B to K2 4. Ktx P " Kt to KB3 13. Q to Q2 5. PtoKB3 B to K2 14. Qx Kt 6. Kt to B3 Kt to B3 15. Castles QR 7. KKt to Kt5 Castles 16. Kt x Q 8. B to KB4 P to Q4 17. K tp Kt sq 9. P x P P xP 18. Ktx'Kt SICILIAN DEFENCE. Janowsky. Black. Kt to KR4 B to QB4 R to K sq Kt x B . Kt to Q5 Q x Kt Kt x B ch Ktx Q B to K3 and Black won in twenty more moves. Walbrodt tried a novel and inferior move with 5. P to KB3 (instead of 5. B to Q3), which Janowsky speedily demonstrated to be inadequate ; so much so, that after 6...Kt to B3 White had to embark in a risky venture with 7. Kt to Kt5 (7. Kt x Kt being bad, and 7. Kt to Kt3 also inferior). The Knight's move in connexion with 8. B to B4 looked promising, but 8....P to Q4 demolished the whole fabric at the small sacrifice of a single pawn. In eighteen moves Janowsky had a won game with a piece ahead, and Walbrodt might have resigned there and then, although he unnecessarily prolonged the struggle for a score of moves. North London defeated the Athenaeum in a League match by 12 games to 8, an unexpected event after the good form the Athenaeum had shown in their match against the Metropolitan Chess Club. Hastings won a match against the combined forces of East and Mid Kent by 24 *4 to 23 The City News Rooms, visiting Rochester, returned victors against the Rochester Chess Club by 10 games to 7; and a team of the Metropolitan won a match against the Oxford University Chess Club by 6 games to 5. ' • . • , The Handicap Tournament at the British Chess Club, in two sections of ten each, is now in progress. The Metropolitan Chess Club, bringing their best forces into the field, won their League match against the Ludgate Circus by eleven games to nine. The Spread Eagle defeated Hampstead by twelve and a half games to seven and a half. PROBLEM No. 83. By H. D'O. Bernard. BLACK. WHITE. White tp play and mate in two moves. SOLUTION OF PROBLEM No. 82. • R to B3, any move ; 2. Kt dis ch mates. •' " 1- ' 22. w In this game Black is guilty of omissions and commissions in the development. For instance, 6...P x P, bringing White's B into play, and then 8...Px P instead of 8...QKt to Q2, and 9...KKt to Q2. The latter move forced him to 10...Kt to K4, so as to enable him to bring the QKt to QB3. Janowsky having thus gained time, and after Black kindly drove his Q to R5, commenced at once a vigorous attack on the King's side with P to KB4, and 17. R to B3, and from this point he keeps his opponent constantly on the alert, and the latter has to submit to the coming assault. With 20...P to B3 Black lost a pawn, and here is the only alternative 20...Q to B sq to be considered. After the loss of the pawn, without improving his position, the result of the game was only a question of time. THE LATEST BARNATO STORY. It is said that when Mr. Barney Barnato gave a picnic at the opening of the Johannesburg Waterworks he related, an incident that had happened to him in London some time before. A seedy- looking man, describing himself as a journalist, called on him one day, and offered to cut out from papers, &c., all the complimentary things said about Mr. Barnato. The genial man of millions saw that the man was " down on his luck," and engaged him on the spot at a salary of £15 per month. This was quite characteristic of " Barney's'" sudden and irresponsible freaks, At the end of six months the man, who had been paid monthly, again called on Mr. Barnato and presented a huge bundle of clippings from newspapers, asking whether he should continue the work. " No," replied Barney, but I will engage you for six months at the same salary to cut out all the nasty things you can find said about me." Another six months elapsed, and once more the indefatigable paper-clipper turned up and reported his work to be finished. " Well," asked Barney, " where are the results of your work ? " Here Barney assumed his gravest aspect as he repeated the man's reply : " I have not been able to bring them in ; there are two cartloads outside !'' _

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  1. The Westminster Budget,
  2. 03 Dec 1897, Fri,
  3. Page 26

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