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i * 1 - j - > - - ' r • -: Board No. 4. A H. E, Atkins. White. 1. P to K4 given in full Q to K2 P to KKt3 P toQ3 B to Kl2; P to K5 . 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Kt to K R3 8. Castles 9. PtoKB4 10. BtoK3 11. P to B3 12. Kt to Q2 13. QR to Q sq 14. P to B4 15. P x P 16. PtoKt3 17. KttoK4 18. Q to Kt 4 E. Hymes. Black. P to K3 t B to K2 P to Q4 Kt to KB3 P to QKt3 KKt to Q2 P to QB4 Kt to QB3 B to Kt2 Q to B2 B to R3 Castles QR to B sq 1' x P KR to Q sq Kt to B sq B to Kt2 R x R . DEFENCE. 11. E. Atkins. White. 19. R x R 20. R to KB sq 21. Kt to B6 ch 22. P x B 23. 24. Q to K2 Px P 25. Bx Kt 26. Kt to Kt5 27. Kt x KP 28. 29. 30. 31. P to B6 ch 32. P to B7 33. Q x P ch 34. QtoKt6ch 35. Q to R6 ch 36. Q to Kt6 ch J T QxP ch B x B P to B5 L • E. Hymes. Black. Rto Q sq R to Q6 B x Kt Kt to Kt3 R to Q sq Kt to Q5 R x B P to KR3 P x Kt K x P QxB Kt to R sq K to B sq Kt x P K t o Kt sq K to B sq K to Kt sq Drawn . • ' • Atkins had a winning position without sacrificing a piece in the final combination ; he might have simply advanced 26. P to B5. Having, however, sacrificed the Knight, he would have probably won with 29. P to B5 instead of 29. B x B. Black made'the only saving move on the board—viz., 30...Kt to R sq, and the game was drawn. This clever knight's move Atkins overlooked. Board No. A difficult Ruy Lopez, .with the 4. P to Q3 variation, in which Bellingham precipitated a counter-attack with 16... P to KB4. He had to expose his King in consequence, and to submit to a heavy attack, which Hodges carried to a successful issue. -The game was prolonged by^ Bellingham to 85 moves in the hope of getting a draw position, but he had eventually to resign. Mr. Hodges deserves the highest credit for this victory : Board No. 6.—This pretty game between Mills and Delmarwas won by Mills as anticipated. Board No. "7.—Locock played the Two Knights defence Baird changing off minor leaving a piece, Queen, two Rooks, and an even number of Pawns. difficult game.''with This game was unnecessarily protracted by America to 70 moves when it might have been given up as drawn on the first day. Board No. 8.—Jackson v. Young. Young resigned when play was resumed. Board No. 9.—The most pretty game of the match follows in full A. K. Robinson. 1. 2. 3. White. P to Q4 P to QB4 P to K3 B to K2 Kt to QR3 Kt to B3 Castles P to QKt3 K to Kt2 R to B sq Q to B2 Px P B to Q3 Kt to K2 * 1 QUEEN'S PAWN OPENING. Ai K. Robinson. White. 33. K to B2 5. 6. 7. 8. o 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Kt to Kt3 16. Q to K2 17. B to R6 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. B to Q3 B x Kt Kt to Q2 P to B4 Q to R5 K to KB2 24. Q to K2 25. Kt (Kt3) to B sq 26. P to Kt3 27. RtoKt2 28. PtoKR4 29. Q to K sq 30. Kt to R2 31. K x Kt 32. Q to Q sq Herbert Jacobs. Black. P to KB4 P to K3 Kt to KB3 B to K2 Castles P to QKt3 B to Kt2 Kt to K5 P to Q4 Kt to Q2 R to Bsq P x P P to B3 B to Q3 Q to K2 QR to K sq B to R sq Q to B3 BP x B Q to R5 R to K3 Q to Q sq R to R3 Q to B sq Kt to B3 B to Kt2 KttoKt5 B to R3 B to Kt5 R (Bsq)to B3 Q x Kt q to R6 3 P to R3 35. QxB 36. QR to KKtsq 37. Q to Kt4 38. Q to Q2 39. K to K sq 10. Q to KB2 41. B to B sq 42. KxQ K to B sq B to Q2 R to B2 43. 44. 45. 16. PtoKKt4 47. 48. 19. 50. 51. R x R K to Kt sq R to R2 K to B2 P to Kt4 52. B to B3 53. B to Q2 54. B to B3 55. B to Q2 56. 57. B to B sq P x P 58. B to K3 59. BxR 60. P to R4 61. P x P 62. K to Kt sq Resigns Herbert Jacobs. Black. RB3 to Kt3 B x Kt R x RP R (R5) to R3 Q to Kt5 Q to B6 ch R to R6 B to B sq Q x Q ch B to Kt5 P to KR4 B to B6 P to R5 R x P BxR B to B6 R to Kt6 ch R to Kt5 P to R6 B to Kt7 K to B2 K to K3 P to K Kt4 P x P K to B4 R x P ch K x B P to Kt4 P x P K to B6 7 r - — ' 4 25 . 1898 4 4 I verv K 1 Bishdps on the left wing. - 4*. F ^ - h manoeuvre the wi n on I r 's Rook and h ad King's chose playing over. Board No. 10. ative^ U. 4 the Ro^ P ° Siti0n ' ^ t 'i in -T_4 1 1 ¥ ' ^ J I ^ ^ J •• H 4 game will we ]i repay P n Queen s Pawn i ^ • There vno never considers his opponcnr the ''StonewaU -'attncKT with caution, in every one of his moves. attack of th* was determination, tempered He obtained an advanta on the first day, and increased it till.he had gained the Hxchan? A His then slowly and surely marched to victory, ms opponent M • Galbreath, of New Orleans, although an amateur of distinction not show to advantage-on this occasion. did > 4 PROBLEM-No. ipo. By H. D'O. Bernard. BLACK. ... WHITE. White to. play and mate in two moves. 1 i SOLUTION OF PROBLEM NO. 99. 1. B to R4, K to B5 ; 2. Q to Q5, P to Kt6 ; 3. Q to Q4 mates. 1 Any move ; 2. B to B6, Any move ; 3. Q mates. 4- 4 r BLINDFOLD AND SIMULTANEOUS CHESS. The two performances blindfold play by Mr. Blackburne, and simultaneous arranged under the auspices of Captain at sik o'clock, and although not altogether in play over the board by Mr. Hoffer A. S. Beaumont at the Vestry Hall, Anerley, on Saturday, came oft sucasv fully in everv respect, These entertainments are an annual institution ana much appreciated by the members of the South-Norwood.Chess Club, who have thus been given an opportunity of crossing swords with many ot tne past and present masters. . nnn(ink Mr. Blackburne started his blindfold performance against six opponents first-rate health, he played nevertheless with his usual verve and lucidity. At -eleven .o'clock, when "cease play" was called, his score was two games won, and lour tie nau give up as drawn, although having the better positions. Mr. Hoffer commenced about half an hour later. His opponents were twenty-seven in number, amongst them the best players of the CIUD. large majority defended French and Sicilian Defences „ruicnnoo Moreover, the pace was very slow, a numbeiof his opp^ Hie with close games, and there was a preponcierancco ences and Centre Counter Gambits-a sure sign ot fight being shown. drawn. A large games, lost two, fand nine were watched the play, arid the utmost good even the losers seemed gentlemen humour rei igned all round entertainment. have been to There are a number of talented players In playing over the game it is not quite easy to find a leading younger members of the South Norwood Chess Club, an idea in White's strategical disposition of the forces. The first sportsmenjudgingby the tenacity and stubbornness ot men pleased with the amongst the keen to the n I evidently rtsistance single players. We append one of the positions which occur glimmer of a plan is discernible with 17. B to R6, which Black prevented by the simple device of 16,. QR to K sq. Having failed to exchange this Bishop, he played into Black's hands with 19. B x Kt ; by this means his developed Kt KR6, KK^Qi, QB3, QKti2, QR2. •red upon one of the twenty- F the attack. seven boards, Mr. Hoffer (White) having sacrificed apiece jor i. White: K at KKt sq ; Q at B7 ; R's at K sqand K6; B at KMa P's at at B3 dislodged, and Black could bring Queen and Rooks into play on the open files. From this point the game became Black: Kat Q sq Q atQ2 ; R's at K sq and QB2 ; B at K2 : Kt at QB3 ; P's at Q4, QKt2, QR3. The conclusion being :'• J The best book for a present for a boy or girl. Now ready. Fancy cloth, gilt edges, price 13., with cover specially designed by the author. "Who Killed Cock Robm?" and otnei stories for children old and young. Told in pen and penci' bv F. C. Gould. Of all Book- selle s, or from the Publisher. Published at the WESTMINSTER GAZETTE Office, Tudo; street, London, E .Ci White. 1. 2. P to R7 3. R'xB Black. K to B sq Kt to Q sq R x R White. 4. QxK 5. RxQ 6. PtpR8 Q Black. Q x Q RxR Resigns 7