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24 THE WESTMINSTER BUDGET JUNE 3, i 8 g 8 A pretty game played by the late Rev. Wayte : EVANS GAMBIT. SATURDAY, MAY 28." I paid a short visit to the Vienna Ghess Club, where I found the secretary, Herr Marco, very busy receiving and answering a voluminous correspondence. In the course of our interview he seemed much concerned about the unfavourable, not to say hostile, criticisms lavished by some English papers upon the committee. The following is the latest cutting from a London chess column, taken from the Hereford Times, with an editorial comment at the foot : "We hear on the very best authority that Mr. Lasker would have entered the forthcoming tournament at Vienna, even though a double round one, had it been limited to not more than sixteen competitors. We think the Champion of the World went very far indeed in his endeavour to meet the Vienna Club, and that they erred in not making it a one-round tournament in harmony with the practically unanimous opinion of the chess world. We should then have been spared the absurd spectacle of a great International Tournament with the champion not in it; and with many great masters, including the redoubtable James Mason, debarred against their will from taking part in it. Mr. Lasker is at present extremely busy in Berlin, and does not intend to play chess until October next, when he purposes returning to this country. He prophesies that the grand old veteran Steinitz will give a good account of himself at Vienna. Mr. Anthony expresses the general opinion. The majority of the players who have entered lor the forthcoming contest have done so because they believe that any tournament is better than none, and not because they approve of a two-round contest with twenty entries, which is more conducive to the breakdown of the competitors than to good chess." Herr Marco told me that Lasker informed the •committee that he could not spare the time for a double round tournament, but he never objected to a two round tournament as such. • This is better authority than the "very best" of the Hereford "limes. But I fail to see the objection of those chess editors to a two-round tournament. M. Marco said it is generally admitted that a two-round contest is the only fair test, and unanimously preferred by the best players. The only reason for the persistent objections of your chess editors must be that they fear they will have to buy a second paste pot. The date of the. arrival of most of the competitors has been notified to Marco, but he has received the regrettable news that Charousek is seriously ill, and his medical attendant doubts whether, even if convalescent by June 1, he will be permitted to play.. He expects, however, a second bulletin to-morrow, and this piece of sad information is only known to the inner circle, as he fears to spread it about prematurely in case Charousek should have sufficiently recovered by the time the tournament commences, At the time of writing only Steinitz and Barn have arrived ; Janowsky is in Augsburg on his way to Vienna ; Tchigorin and Schiffers and Dr.Tarrasch arrive on the 27th. The Tournament of the German Chess Association will be held this year .at Cologne, and begin at the close of the Vienna Tournament in order to give some of the masters a chance to compete. Cologne is arranging an attractive programme and offers substantial prizes. We have no doubt that a goodly number of players will avail themselves of this opportunity, and compete in the Masters' Tournament, the meetings of the Association having always been very popular. . . An instructive and very pretty game, won by Herr Alapin brilliantly : EVANS GAMBIT. • X. X. White. 1. P to K4 2. Kt to KB3 3. B to B4 4. P to QKt4 5. P to B3 6. P to Q4 7. Castles 8. Q to Kt3 9. B to R3 10. P x P 11. Kt x Kt 12. Q x P 13. P to B4 14. K to R sq 15. P to R3 S. Alapin; Black. P to K4 Kt to QB3 B to B4 B x P B to R4 P to Q3 B to Q2 Q to K2 Kt to R3 Kt x P Q x Kt Kt to Kt5 B to Kt3 eh Q to KR4 Q to R5 White. 16. QxR ch , 17. Q to Q5 18. Q to Kt5 ch 19. Q x KtP ch 20. Q x R ch •21. Q x P ch 22. R to B3 23. R to B sq 24. Kt to Q2 25. Kt to B3 26. KR to K sq 27. BtoKt3 28. K to R2 29. K to R sq 30. Kt x Q S. Alapin. Black. K to K2 .Q.toKt6 P to B3 K to Q sq B to K sq Kt x Q Q to K8 ch Q x P Q to K6 KttoR4 Q x KBP Kt to Kt6 ch Kt to B8 ch Q to R7ch Kt'to Kt6 mate The ingenious defence commencing with 7...B to Q2 was first suggested by Mr. Sanders, of Oxford, and subsequently subjected to a searching examination by Alapin. Both players follow, therefore, the beaten track up to White's 12. Q x P, which is an inferior move. He should have played 12. P to R3, B to Kt3 ; 13. B to B sq, &c. Alapin takes immediate advantage of the opportunity given him, and forces the game with 12...Kt to Kt5, without giving his opponent any respite. So strong is the counter-attack that he could sacrifice both Rooks and nevertheless win. White had no means of averting defeat. The ending concluding with mate is quite like a problem. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Mr. Foster. Black. : P to K4 kt to.QB5 B to B4 BxP B to B4 P to Q3 Px P BtoKt3 Kt to R4 PtoKB3 Kt to K2 Kt to Kt3 Kt to K4 BP x Kt Castles Rev. 16. 17. 18. ia 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. W. Wayte. White. P to B4 Q to Q2 Px KP B to B3 RxRch R to B sq ch BxP PxP B x P ch R to B7 Q to Q3 ch RxB KttoB4 . Q to Kt6 ch P to Kt3 Mr. Foster. Black. QtoK sq P to 133 QPxP QtoQ sq KxR K to Kt sq PxP 4 B to Q2 Kxl3 Q to. KKt sq K to R3 1 R to KB sq K to Kt4 K to R4 Mate Rev. W. Wayte. White. PtoK4 Kt to KB3 B to B4 P to QKt4 PtoB3 Castles P to Q4 PxP P to Q5 B to Kt2 B to Q3 KttoB3 Kt to K2 Kt x Kt K to R sq The old normal position presents itself, Black playing the weak 10...P to KB3-instead of 10...Kt to K2. The advance of the KBP should be delayed as lone as possible in this form of the Evans, because of the danger of White being able to post eventually one of his Knights at K6. 12...Kt to Kt3 is another weak move ; he should proceed with 12...Castles, followed by an immediate advance of P to QB4. 13...Kt to K4 is not satisfactory; but nothing etafelobe done now. If 13... Castles, then 14. KKt to Q4, P to QB4; 15. Kt toB5, B x Kt • 16 P x B, Kt to K4 ; 17. Kt to B4, followed by Kt to K6-the move niluded• ' to above. The correct and best defence in this variation being barely sufficient to resist the attack, it stands to reason that the consequences of two weak moves early in the opening must be disastrous to Black, White bavins simply to follow the beaten track, which he does with 17. Q to Q2, and B to B3, compelling Black's 19...Q to Q sq to defend the Kt at R4. White brings matters to a speedy conclusion with the forcible 24. B x Pen, and the game is over in a few moves. PROBLEM NO. 109. • By C. W., of Sunbury. BLACK. WHITE. White to play and mate in three moves. SOLUTION OF PROBLEM NO . 108. '. 1. Q to K8, any move ; 2. Q or P mates. A FRENCH CRITIC ON THE FAIR SEX. Mr. Max O'RelT has been giving a delightful gossip on ".Her ?Jt u§ hnt ?\ Wonian >" at St. George's Hall. The lecturer said he had only found two countries where men were in leading strings and women the leaders. It was in France and the United btates. t or a good study of any people he preferred looking at the workmen and toilers, " Good society " was " good society " all the world over, and there was a dreadful sameness in it. In the French ^home the woman became queen. Rule was kept by her so discreetly and diplomatically that the husband did not know-he was being ruled. She became his confidant, often his partner in business, and then became the confidante and companion of his children. The Frenchwoman perfectly understood the politics of matrimony the most important of all Dolitics. For instance, she knew love lived on trifles, and therefore made herself as interesting as possible, would often change the mode of dressing her hair, learnt to be graceful, even in crossing a street. Madame had found out that the best dishes might become insipid if always served with one kind of sauce. In France courtship began with the marriage ceremony ; m other countries it too often ended there. The best testimony to married life in France among the working middle classes was the absence of men from clubs, and women did not want them. One of the best creatures in the world was the French peasants wife. He had often been puzzled to find the type brother Jonathan, but never Mrs. Jonathan

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  1. The Westminster Budget,
  2. 03 Jun 1898, Fri,
  3. Page 29

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