Clipped From The Westminster Budget
THE WESTMINSTER BUDGET DECEMBER 24, 1897 A match at four-handed chess was played last week at the British Chess Club between representatives of the Four-handed Chess Club and members of the British Chess Club. Two boards were engaged,.and the result honours divided, each club winning a game. An interesting match was played on Saturday, commencing at 2.40, between the City of London and Yorkshire, eight players a side, the match being fought by telephone. Umpire, Mr. Hoffer. Mr. H. E. Bird's simultaneous performance at the North Kensington Chess Club last week resulted in ten garnes being won by Mr. Bird, four draws, and three losses. An interesting game from the match thirty players a-side, between the City of London and the North London Chess Clubs. Mr. Young (North London) and Mr. Kaizer (City of London) : Two KNIGHT'S DEFENCE. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. E. Young. • White. 'P. to K4 Kt to KB3 B to B4 Kt to Kt5 P x P B to Kt5 ch P x P B to K2 Kt to KB3 Kt to K5 P to KB4 PtoQ4 Castles P to B3 Kt to R3 P x P P x B R to Kt sq Q to K sq Q to Bkl M. Kaizer. Black. P to K4 Kt to QB3 Kt to B3 P to Q4 Kt to QR4 P to B3 P x P P to KR5 P to K5 Q to B2' B to Q3 Castles P to B4 \ R to Q sq P x P B x QKt Q to B6 R x P Kt to Q4 P to K6 E 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. Young. White. Q to Kt3 R to Kt2 ' R to Kt5 R x Kt Q x R B to B sq R x Kt Q to B3 R xP Kt to Q3 Q x P Q to K2 R to Q7 K to R sq P to R3 Q to K8 ch Q to K4 ch QxB K to R2 K to Kt3 M. Kaizer. Black. Q to B7 Q to B6 Kt x P R x R Q x B ch B to K3 Q to K8 R to Q sq R to Q7 Q to Kt8 R to Q8 B to B5 Q to Kt3 ch R to R8 Q to KB3 K to R2 P to Kt3 •Q x B ch Q to Kt 8 ch Q to K6 ch and draws by perpetual check. 13. Castles is an inferior move, giving Black the better game, in various continuations. The line of play adopted by Black could have been improved upon with 14...R to Kt sq; but 14...R to Q sq is good enough. Instead of 13. Castles, White should play 13. P to B3, P to B3; 14. Kt to R3; but Kt to R3 in the present position is not so good, as the sequel, shows. On the other hand, he has nothing better, owing to the injudicious 13. Castles ; and he .has to submit to a violent attack. Black precipitated the attack with 17...Q to B6. He should have played 17...Q to Kt3 ; 18. B to K3, Kt to Q4 ; 19. Q to Q2, Kt x B ; 20. Q x Kt, Q x P, when he had simply to support the passed pawn with P to B4, and in this simple manner eventually win without any unnecessary violence and haste ; whereas, alter White's 20. Q to B2, Black is really embarrassed, with his advanced forces unsupported in the enemy's camp (White threatening B to Kt2). With 23. R to Kt5, White won a piece, and should have won the game afterwards, although the position is somewhat complicated. For instance, after the excellent 30. Kt to Q3, Q to Kt8, he could have won with 31. R to R8 ch, K to R2 ; 32. Q to K4 ch, P to Kt3 ; 33. Q to K5 and wins. If 32...P to B4, then 33...Q x B, and wins. Mr. Kaizer ingeniously escaped with a draw. A pretty little game, played by Mr. Barnes, president Chess Club, against Herr W. von Holtzhausen, a talented of the Frankfurt young player and problem composer : Giuoco PIANO. Mr. Barnes 1 v. Holtzhausen. Mr. Barnes. . v. Holtzhausen. White. Blaek. White. Black. 1. P to K4 P to K4 13. PtoKKt4 B to Kt3 2. Kt to KB3 Kt to QB3 14. K to Kt2 PtoR3 3. B to B4 B to B4 15. B to R4 B to KR2 4. Castles Kt to B3 16. QKt to Q2 P to Kt4 5. P to B3 P to Q3 17. Kt x KtP P x Kt 6. PtoQ4 B to Kt3 18. B x P P to B3 7. B to KKt5 Q to K2 19. P to KB4 KP x P 8. B to Kt5 P to QR3 20. RxP Q to K4 9. B to R4 . Castles 21. Kt to B3 B x P 10. P to Q5 Kt to Kt sq 22. R to B5 B x Kt ch 11. Q to K2 12. P to KR3 B to Kt5 23. QxB Q to K5 11. Q to K2 12. P to KR3 B to KR4 24. B x Kt QxB Instead of Q to K2, Black might have ventured upon 7...P to KR3, and if 8. B to R4, then 8...P to KKt4, which might lead to a good counter-attack, White having castled somewhat early. Further, Black could have played advantageously 11...B to Q2 ; 12. B to B2, QKt to Q2, thus, liberating his Queen. Instead of this he selected an elaborate manoeuvre by retiring B to R2 and P to KKt4, which gave White an opportunity /or a sacrifice. As it happens the sacrifice is not sound, but this could not have been foreseen, as Mr. Barnes himself thought it sound. Black could have retained the piece with 19...B to Q sq, and if 20. BP x P then Q x P, and should win easily. Black was under the impression that 20...Q to K4 attacking the bishop would save the game, but Mr. Barnes's 21. Kt to B3, followed by 22...R to B5, soon dispelled the illusion. The game is over afterwards. PROBLEM No. 86. By E. V. Tanner. BLACK. WHITE. White to play and mate in three moves. SOLUTION OF PROBLEM No. 85. 1. Q to B7, any move ; 2. Q, Kt, P dis ch, or P/s mate. ' 1PUZZLE: WHAT TO DO WITH THE DOG. At Liverpool an amusing case has just been heard in which a Mr. Chadwick, now residing at South Shields, was charged |with an offence against the Importation of Dogs Order and the Muzzling Order of the Board of Agriculture. The defendant was a passenger from New York to Liverpool by the White Star steamer Britannic, which arrived at Liverpool a short time ago. His wife brought with her a pet dog, which was not only landed, but landed' unmuzzled. Hence the two informations. On behalf of the defendant it was urged that, hearing that a new order had been issued in England, his wife had taken the precaution of obtaining a veterinary surgeon's certificate as to the dog's health, and thought this would suffice. On arrival at Liverpool there was a practical difficulty. The regulations technically had not been complied with, yet the dog could not well be thrown into the dock—that would be against the Dock Board's regulations—nor could it be kept on the steamer. In fact it had been taken to South Shields, to a veterinary surgeon's establishment. The court imposed a fine of Is. and Is. costs. ' White mates in three moves, commencing with 25. Rto R5. 6„.P x P ; 7. P x P, B to Kt3 would be preferable ; lor now White could get an immediate advantage with 7. P x P, &c, and exchange Queens, thus exposing the adverse king to an attack. A POSITIVE REMEDY FOR CORPULENCE. Any remedy that can be suggested as a cure or alleviation for stoutness will be heartily welcomed. We have recently received a well-written book, the author of which seems to know what he is talking about. It is entitled, " Corpulency and the Cure " (256 pages), and is a cheap issue (only twopence) published by Mr. F. C. RusselljOf Woburn House, Store-street, Bedford-square, London, W.C. 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