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-> - J." f * \ 1 _ L ' - - - 7 J " -1 L 1 L • i lit. ' 4 -i x r F J * rv - r APRI 1 ,H L -h j * -r ^ V- •i "i \ ' " Ir 8, 1898 L T ™ game with an exceptiorialljr fine of - & v F */ T h - 1" H FRENCH • P 4- H. Wagner. White. I. "P toK4 •J T A. E. Tietjeri. Black. > - 2. P toQ4 3. P to K5, 4. P to 5. Kt to B3 6. B to Q3 7. Castles 8. PxP 9. Kt to B3 SATURDAY, APRIL 2. Cambridge University achieved a highly creditable victory over Hastings on Monday afternoon. Not only did they win the match by l l / 2 games to 5^, buf they defeated the skilful amateurs upon the three top boards, as may be seen from the following score : Lb 4 CAMBRIDGE. H. S. Bullock i C. E. C, Tattersall 1 L. McLean 1 H. G. Softlaw 0 A. W. Foster F. Soddy . i B. T. B. Barker Z 1 L, J. Dodd 0 H. F. A. Stead 0 H. Lowenthal 1 S. Moxon E. IL Kitchen.... 1 P Payne 0 Total HASTINGS. Dr. Ballingall 0 F. W. Womersley 0 H. F. Cheshire.... 0 H. E. Dobell 1 D. B. Kitchin A. G. Jenour J. E. Watson 0 J. A. Watt 1 H. H."Miles 1 C. G. Skyrne 0 A. G. Ginner F. J. Kuhn 0 F. J. Mann 1 Total 5^ 10. Kt x Kt 11. QtoK2 12. K to R sq 13. P to B4 14. BtpK3 15. Q to KB2 16. B to Kt6 17. Kt x P 18. B x Kt 19. BxBch 20. RxQ 21. B to R5 22. R to Q2 23. QR to Q sq 24. B to B3 25. P to KKt3 26. R to Q3 27. B to K sq 28. P to QR3 P'toK3 P to Q4 P to QB4 Kt to QB3 Q to Kt3 B;t6 Q2 P x P P to QR3 KtxQP Q x Kt QtoKt3 Kt to K2 P to Kt3 Q to Q sq Kt to B4 Q to R5 P x Kt Q x Q K x B R to B sq B to B4 K to K3 P to Kt3 KR to Q sq P to QR4 P to Q5 P to R5 P to QKt4 .1 fro m r th e Cham ner. A. E. Ti IT K to Kt2 30. BtoKt4 3J. QR to K to B3 P to R3 R x R etjen. 32. 33. 34; 35. P to KR4 36. K to Kt4 37. P to R5 38. P x P 39. 40. B to Q2 P to K6 R to QB2 R to B6 41. Rto B6 42. R x BP 43. B to B3 44. 45. 46. BtoB3 47. R to QKt7 48. BxP , 49. P to K7 50. K to B3 51. R to Kt5 ch 52. P to Kt4 53. P to B5 54. P x P 55. R to Kt sq Black. B to Kt3 R to B7 ch KR to QB sq K to Q4 R x R R to B8 R to K8 R to K6 K to K5 P to Q6 BtoQ5 B x.KtP B x RI I Resigns to KtS R to K7 P to Kt6 P to Kt7 K to Q4 B >- B P 1 o R6 B to Q5 B to m RxP PxP P to Q7. R to K8 3/ P to K5 is an inferior variation, but Messrs. Soddy and Dodd are Oxonians, but on this occasion they fought in the ranks of the Can tabs, although not quite successfully. White need not have losf (r, sacrificed?) the valuable QP if he had retired 8. B to B2 instead of Kt i B3 ; nor do we understand Black's 8...P to QR3 instead of 8 Kt v P Black's 16...Q to R5 is a tempting move, but a pawn is lost in consequence. White's pretty combination, however, was not easily to he foreseen. Black might have played 16...Q to B. sq, followed by B to B3 As it is, White wins his pawn back and brings it to an end -game which hp should not have lost had he played 21. B to Q4 (threatening to win the Exchange with 22. P to K6 ch), B to B4 ; 22. R to Q2, B x B • 23 R K to K3: 24. — ^ ~ - .• . v , , ^o. K " _ n ~ *^ . , A v iu ya, u A JJ ; CiO, \\ x B QR to Q sq, &c. Losing time with the Bishop, Black's passed' At five o'clock the Hastings Chess Club gathered in full force to enter- pawn became dangerous, and eventually won the game, Mr. Tietjen 'plavin- tain the visitors at a "tea" in the large hall of the Queen 's Hotel. The The Mayor, a in masterly style. Mayor of Hastings (Alderman Dr. Bagshawe) presided. Cantab himself, complimented the University team upon their victory so strong a club as Hastings. Mr. Tattersall replied. Other toasts followed by Mr. T. H. Cole, M.A., Dr. Ballingall, and Mr. Latham, Master over of Trinity Hall, Cambridge. The day's programme concluded with simultaneous play by Mr. Hoffer. Play lasted without seven o'clock till close upon one o'clock. Mr. Hoffer won 19 games, drew 7, and lost 3, making a total of 29 games. Although a number of the talented PROBLEM NO. 102. By C. W., of Sunbury. BLACK. a complimentary exhibition of intermission from Cambridge o- men, as well as Messrs. L )obell and Womersley, were amongst Mr. Hoffer's opponents, and in spite of the acharnemcnt of each individual player the spectators consulted upon a * ' lartre number of the boards, so that a com- with few exceptions the single player had to contend against ^ u - bination of opponents upon each board, the positions being analysed not only by moving their own pieces but also those of the simultaneous It is a curious fact that Englishmen, who are proud of their reputa- of the love of fair play in sports, should not try to maintain this reputation also in chess contests. We have noticed similar unfair proceedings player. tion even against if the attention that Blackburne in blindfold performances. of those enthusiasts We are confident unfairness of such proceedings it would not were drawn to the highly irksome to the single player occur again. It is . , . . J prolongs the seance, as the players do not trust themselves to move in his presence ; puts him out of humour, if nothing else, and instead of a pleasure it becomes a distasteful nfluepces.his play. Mr. Hoffer was, therefore, ungallant enough to keep two ladies, the last two boards, till ' ' 6 u e" WHITE. Mr. Walter • , , _ , —- nearly one o'clock: one ladv resigned, and one Mr. Dobell's sister, a gifted lady, won her game. V on Mnn5f° I r annua * meeti «& of the City of London Chess Club, held on Monday Sir George Newnes, Bart., was elected president : Messrs Gastmeau, Kershaw, Mocatta, and Moriau, vice-presidents ? Gurner,hon. treasurer; Mr. J. Walter Russell, hon. secretary; and the tawforS ^ C 6 r C °,f mi « e L Me f rs - UF - A nger, H. A. H. Carson, F. W Ciawford, C.G. Cutler Herbert Jacobs, W. F. Knight, T. H. Moor T u A ^^V?' R,d Path, A. C. Smith, S. J. Stevens, H. Trenchard, W. Ward-Higgs, J. J. Watts, and W. M. Wills. lhe hon. secretary reported that the past season has been the most prosperous in the club's history, that the membership continues to gmw V H K K U ? B ? R of , fir f- cIass Payers has considerably increased, and that the club had played a large number of first-class matches (from fourteen to forty a-side), and.won them all. v lo r r White to play and mate in three moves. SOLUTION OF PROBLEM NO. 101. 1. B to B6, Any move ; 2. B to B8, Any move. 3. P to R6, Any move;.4. B to Kt7 mates. Frank G. "e, W. The having secured the services of Si City of London Chess Club are to be congratulated upon r George Newnes as President. The consequences are far-reaching in their beneficial influence upon -we may say- he future of chess in England. The friendly combination of two such powerful may lead to the whi «f rL . < i GSS Assoc . ,atlon u P° n a sound basis, and other clubs ^ SS?? arc ? im P 1 X stating and living upon a past history might be roused into life again and abandon their present lethargic existence HOW PRINCE BISMARCK KEPT HIS BIRTHDAY. _ • L Prince Bismarck celebrated his eighty-third birthday on April 1 in the company of all his nearest relatives, including his sister, *'rau von Arnim, and his grandson and namesake, Count Herbert's son, whom he saw for the first time. The Emperor congratulated him, and sent him a walking stick with a gold handle and ferule. The Bismarck ironworks, one of the largest in Germany, has sent him a magnificent steel shield, about five feet high and more than three broad, with the Bismarck arms in the middle, surmounted by a large bouquet of flowers, all of sheet steel and uncoloured. In honour of his birthday, the Prince has decided to give his old head forester, Lange, the whole of !the pensioni claimed by him in consideration of his long and faithful" services.