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Blackburne adopted also a Petroffs -'Defence, •• but with alp effect than Pillsbury. He had a bard game /and was left plaYin^^ tellin ^ It nn is played a spirited Queen* Pawn Opening.with Showalter a paradox to say "spirited" to this . it was nevertheless. Halprin made several „ opening, ingenious but so surprise bis opponent, but t& no purpose, Showalter being 'ever readv Pt f* k* 0 reply. The game was not finished when this letter y Ulltl posted. a Maroczy's KBP Opening yielded an even game all through. SchWhf made a counter-attack, but it only resulted in changing of minor piece* S a draw shortly afterwards. r cs> dm Steinitz played in first-rate form again, and, with Opening, he profited two Pawns in the a Queen J Pawn i u • ^ A « atithe . ad J° urn ment, and aiter a lew more moves on play being resumed Marco resigned. INTERNATIONAL CHESS AT VIENNA. (FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.) widespread interest all over the Chess world. June 4. The third round in the Emperor's Jubilee Tournament is creatine a Reports are cabled to America in spite of the (so-called) war between America and Spain and reports are being sent daily; to Franpe, Germany, and: Russia.' tournament is one of the great chess events of our time. It poor Charousek The "Emperor's Jubilee. Tournament "\ was -inaugurated yesterday 7 at eleven o'clock a.m. with a reception of the competitors by the committee. Eighteen of them f we represent, only Trenchard and Walbrodt not having arrived then. The former announced his arrival in the evening by wire, but Walbrodt dispensed with this customary courtesy, and so left the committee in the dark as to his arrival. After an address of Baron Rothschild (hon. president), Herr Neumann (president), and Herr Trebitsch (vice- president), and some slight alteration in the rules, the drawing for the first half of the Tournament took place, and the proceedings concluded. The audience then dispersed into the dining-room 1 , where lunch was seryed. After lunch the players were photographed, and then only were they left to their own devices and inclinations till the evening, when they were the guests of Baron Rothschild at his mansion. It is a princely residence, and VIENNA CHBSS CLUB, June 1. had not been ill, ay the talent of, except Lasker, would have been To-tJay's round was very interesting. In the first place an important theoretical point has been decided in the game between Marco and Tchigorin. The latter defended the R Uv Lopsz with a variation not considered good in the German Handbook to disprove Alapin's and Bardeleben's Tchigorin he signally trying failed to do so, be convinced now, so as not to Steinitz tried his analysis, hoped he sacrifice games on future and it is to be but defence of the Ruy may occasions. again Schlechter, and had to fight more than two-thirds Lopez of the against they were royally entertained. Mr. Trenchard arrived in time to be - » , . - . . . TT • game with a Pawn behind and an inferior position. He played with all his former skill and the issue was still doubtful when posting this report. ' Showalter had an even game against Maroczy's, French Defence, but finally the Hungarian made an oversight in transposing an intended move, and gave the game up immediately afterwards. present ; inform the committee but Walbrodt sent & thus at the head with three more games. The two Americans stand that he could not telegram only this morning to reach Vienna till to-morrow, and that he forfeited the game to his opponent, . t _ . . if necessary. The committee, of course, had no option but to abide by the advantage, but shorrty ^ and Blackburne played the King's Gambit, Halprin declined with 2...Kt to KB3. Blackburne had the best of it, I believe even a winning rules. Alapin, therefore, scored a game against him. Having wired the pairing of the first round yesterday, I have only to describe the play. Steinitz, expecting Tchigorin's peculiar treatment of the Queen's Gambit Declined (2. ..Kt to QB3), was evidently prepared ior it, and won the game, which Tchigorin played as indifferently as his opponent excellently. Marco and 'Maroczy started with a Four Knights Game, which turned out a fine game ; but Maroczy, who is generally nervous at the beginning of a tournament, played too safely, and a - draw was agreed upon after the adjournment. Schjechter and Halprin had the hardest fight of all, and an hour after play recommenced the position was more complicated than eyer. " ' Blackburne, although starting with a Giuoco Piano, complicated the game pretty well, but only with the consent of Lipke, who also tried for acounter : attack, and nobody could tell what the result would be even after the adjournment. Caro deiended with 1...P to QB3—a defence which is known in the theory as his, coupled with the late Herr Kann's name. Pillsbury, however, outplayed him in the middle game, and won in very good style. Janowsky played his favourite Ruy Lopez against Baird. The American had no better plan against the "Spanish" Opening than his countrymen have against the fleet at Santiago, and allowed a telling attack, which Janowsky concluded with a pretty sacrifice. June 3. The second round this morning' passed, off without any special incident. AU the players took their seats" punctually at; ten o'clock, except Walbrodt, who was ten minutes late, and the first to lose, his opponent being Tchigorin, who played his favourite 2. Q to K2 in answer to 1...P to K3. Walbrodt defended indifferently and lost a piece and the game shortly afterwards. He good-naturedly remarked," I was the first to get a 'duck's egg' in the first round, and the first again to-day." A well-known wag replied, " To-day's is hard boiled, the first was softer !" Tchigorin's game was the only one finished at two o'clock. All the others; stand adjourned. , . , Burn, who invariably plays the Queen's Gambit, as first player offered the Ruy Lopez to Alapin—expecting, of course, the latter's 4...B to Kt5 Alapin played it as expected, and got a trifle the worst of it ; and at the adjournment he was two Pawns behind, but a compensating position, and when this report left Burn was still trying to win. Trenchard endeavoured to build up his "Stonewall" development of the Queen's Pawn Opening. Dr. Tarrasch is quite familiar with it, as Lipke played, and won, it against him at Leipzig. At the adjournment the Doctor resumed Trenchard Tarrasch got by the time I sent off this report the position should result in a draw. Pillsbury had a walk over with Schwartz. Janowsky precipitated the attack in a RuyXopez with Lipke, and in order to save a piece he had to give up the exchange. Lipke played splendidly and won a fine game. Schiffers had splendid opportunities with Caro, who defended with the Russian Defence (Petroff); but amongst the multitude of good continuations he selected the least favourable, and eventually only drew. the best of a Ruy Lopez against Baird, and could have won the game by force shortly before the adjournment. He did riot-see it, .and had to fight with a piece ahead against three pawns. Baird made a good stand when play was resumed, but had finally to resign. Trenchard defended against Alapin's Ruy Lopez with 3...P to KB4, and in an even position he gave up a pawn for the attack. Alapin, however, kept the pawn all through, in spite of a telling attack, and won the game with it, when the attack was repelled. Walbrodt came out in quite a new form. He surprised everybody by offering a Gambit to Burn. The latter accepted, and was bowled over in good ?tyle ; not, however, until failing to avail himself of a continuation which would have given him the better, if not a winning, chance. PROBLEM NO. 110. By E. Pradignat. BLACK. had the advantage, and shortly after play being resigned. Baird played the English Knight's Opening against Schiffers. The latter sacrificed the exchange for the attack, but, having to return it afterwards, he remained a Pawn behind, with Bishops of different colour ; and eventually he got a winning position, or I thought it so when this was posted. Caro played the Zukertort Opening, which Janowsky defended with 1...P to Q134, whereupon 2. P to K4 ; converted it into a Sicilian Defence Caro emerging with a won game from the opening moves. But he failed to take full advantage of his position, which was equalised shortly afterwards, and the game was eventually drawn. Lipke made a Four Knights 5 Game out of Pillsbury's Petroffs Defence, but he could make no impression upon the second. player. This advantage of position made itself felt in the Pawn ending which ensued. When play was resumed Lipke succeeded in Queening a Pawn as well as Pillsburyj but the latter kept the attack and won with the majority of Pawns. WHITE. White to play and mate in three moves SOLUTION OF. PROBLEM NO. 109. Black. White. 1. K to B6 2. Q to B sq 3. Q to KKt sq mate m • n 1 r 1...anything else 2...Q to Kt sq mate. B x B (a) B to B5 (a)

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  1. The Westminster Budget,
  2. 10 Jun 1898, Fri,
  3. Page 26

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