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24 THE WESTMINSTER BUDGET JuNE 17, 1898 on INTERNATIONAL CpESS^AT VIENNA , (FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.) VIENNA CHESS CLUB, June 6. In the fourth round Tchigorin had the best of it with Burn, the latter not defending well with the French against Tchigorin's 2.Q to K2 variation. Shortly after play was resumed Burn had to give up the exchange, fighting then with two knights against rook and knight and even pawns, but resigned shortly afterwards. Trenchard got the best of Walbrodt with his stonewall development. Walbrodt lost ground, whilst Trenchard played very well. It must, however, be mentioned that Walbrodt lost an hour and a half of his time by coming late to the trysting place. Trenchard had an easy draw several times, but he played to win, and this game was also left playing. Bairdfought gallantly against Alapin's 3...B to Kt5 variation of the Ruy Lopez. Left playing in a drawn position. Caro, although losing a pawn by an oversight early in the game, stood to his guns gallantly, and the game in the ending looked very difficult to win for the Doctor. Left playing. An equally difficult ending ensued between Lipke and Schiffers. Pieces being exchanged early, it came to a pawn ending with a rook each. Lipke had a theoretical advantage, but it was difficult to utilise over the board. Left playing. Janowsky had an easy task after Schwarz lost the exchange over-night. Previous to that the game was only slightly in favour of Janowsky. Schwarz resigned shortly after resuming play. Halprin had a hard task fighting against the impetuous American champion. The game, which is one of the finest in the Tournament, is appended. Maroczy had an even game with Blackburne. The latter, however, made an unsound combination. Being short bi time, too, it turned out disastrously for him. He resigned shortly after resuming play. Steinitz played also a fine game, quite equal to his best form. Against Showalter's French Defence, Steinitz adopted his former variation, 3...P to K5, and played it so skilfully and with such clever generalship that he made a breach first on the Queen's side, then a temporary violent attack on the King's side, and whilst Showalter had to transfer his forces to protect the King, he made a rush for the Queen's side, and finally forced the conclusion in the centre. The veteran was deservedly complimented after the conclusion of the game. June 7. To-day's important round—-important, because of the favourites being engaged with each other—was concluded in the following order : Schiffers beat Schwarz, the latter defending with the same variation as against Pillsbury, before the adjournment. After the adjournment Alapin drew with Caro—-who proved himself a first-class end-game player—an interesting ending. The opening was Alapin's opening, 2. Kt to K2. The next game concluded was another draw between Schlechter and Tchigorin. The game, a Ruy Lopez, Was equal all along, and the ending, slightly in favour of Tchigorin, yielded only a draw. Shortly afterwards Janowsky struck his colours. He played a gambit, Halprin declining with 2...Kt to KB3. Janowsky had the advantage, two pawns ahead at one time, but he advanced a passed pawn too easily and lost it, then the second pawn, and finally drifted into a losing position. Halprin played the latter part of the game excellently, and it is appended. Blackburne got the best of his old opponent Steinitz. A Ruy Lopez was defended by the latter with his own variation, Blackburne selecting an antediluvian continuation, which proved, however, sufficient to secure h ; m an even game, and the attack upon a weak QRP into the bargain. Steinitz offered a draw before the adjournment, but Blackburne, who had the advantage, and could not lose anyhow, declined the offer. They were left playing. June 8. For the first, time this week, five games were concluded before the adjournment—two of them comparatively early, for Marco drew with Blackburne after about sixteen moves a Ruy Lopez defended by Blackburne with our Dr. Reeve's 3...P to B4. Blackburne giving his imprimatur to this defence evidences that it may be adopted with safety. Baird played somewhat too cautiously with Burn, and allowed the latter, who also had recourse to the French Defence, to get up a well-planned counter-attack, the net result being two Pawns to the good to Burn and a won game. June 10. After a pleasant interval of a day, during which excursions were made, the players returned to Vienna, and the seventh round commenced this morning., If the players had been matched on purpose instead of having been drawn by chance, the pairing could not have been better. There was Janowsky and Steinitz in the first instance. The French mere was J* u . , / Rohan's Gambit, and won it brilliant y. SteinW, representat.ve - ^ and 'got into a hopeless poskion game is appended, so 1ne been ky P ^S^'^ ' mble, indulged, also in a Bishop 's Gambit Blackburne, on in it mote soundly than Steinitz, and tried to »{? a passed Pawn." Marco tried to surprise Pillsbury in defending the Ruv I nn* variation tried in the 1882 Tournament, Vienna, bv th> i^ eZ ^ with a i\/r^_i !- TT-„_I?n:ii,i.. , ' i UJt ~ la te Laptain manoeuvre which left him a piece to the good against two Pawns" "pillsbu Mackenzie against Herr Fleissig. Pillsbury, however, itappeaWk variation as well as Marco, and at the right time replied with'a newt ' le ...i_c^ i_: •_ „: i . • K _ 1111 COUtltei'- won eventually. Incidents of one kind or another happen every diy June 11. x^.ucuiD ui wi.c w..u ui anuiiicr Happen every a,y to prevent the. contest from becoming monotonous. Yesterday bchiners made an imp 0s . sible move in a winning ending with Maroczy, and lost the game ; to-day Halprin lost a piece through an oversight with Alapin,' and lost the game and during the adjournment Schwartz resigned the Tournament. This may be considered a pleasing event, the veteran not being physicallv strong enough to go through such a contest. He lias only drawn one game against Blackburne, and his score being cancelled, Blackburne profits by the withdrawal. '• . . . • _ Baird scored his first victory to-day against Tchigorin. The latter made a bad move and lost a piece in consequence. Before -starting the round this morning I warned him to be careful ; but he was verymuch amused when I told him, M You will lose to-day with Baird." Whilst writing the above Tchigorin resigned. , Trenchard, too, scored half a point to-day. He had the better game with Caro, but playing somewhat timidly the position equalised itself and a draw was the result.., OUR CHESS PROBLEM. PROBLEM No. 111. By K. Steinweg. . BLACK. WHITE. White to play and mate in three moves. 1. Kt to Q5 2. Kt to Kt5 3. Kt mates. SOLUTION OF PROBLEM NO. 110, By E. Pradignat. 1. B x Kt (a, b, c\ d). 2. 1. ... 2. P to B3 ch 3. B to B4 mate. 1. ... 2. Kt to K7 ch 3. P to B3 mate (a) K x R K x Kt if) 2. R x P ch 3. Kt to B7 mate 1. ... 2. B to Q3 3. R to K5 mate B toK6 KxR R to Q7 KxP Any other BECHSTEIN PIANOS.—These magnificent Pianos for hire on the Three \ ears Sj«^ at advantageous prices and terms. Lists and particulars free 5 on tne J.U.^ of CHAS, STILES & CO 43 and 42, Southampton-row, London, W.C.

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  1. The Westminster Budget,
  2. 17 Jun 1898, Fri,
  3. Page 26

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