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22 THE WESTMINSTER BUDGET AUGUST 1 2 , I 898 0Mf THIRD ROUND, AUGUST 3. Oharousek v. Schlechter, chiwn. Janowsky v. Schiffers, Janowsky Fritz v. Schallopp, drawn. Cohn v. Berger, Cohn won. " w Popiel v. Tchigorin, Tchigorin won. Heinrichsen v. Showalter, Heinrichsen r won. Gottschall v. Steinitz, drawn. Burn v. Albin, Burn won, • - • \ Salient points being that Cohn could have beaten greatest ease ; but he let him escape vyith a draw, beat Tch In the Won. Stciniu with the In the second round he higorin, and in the third Berger: a fine performance for an amateu third round Steinkz had again a narrow escape, and drew a dead lost game by a fluke ; and Fritz had a similar narrow escape with Schallo The following is one of Charousek's games : PP* THREE KNIGHTS' GAME. E. Schiffers. R, Charousek. THE CONGRESS OF THE GERMAN CHESS ASSOCIATION. h r (FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.) \ HOTEL DU NORD, COLOGNE. When the great London Tournament of 1883 was planned I remember it was urged in committee to reduce the amount of the prizes, because it was thought that it would be impossible in future, having established a precedent, to get the masters to play for lower prizes. The prophets, however, were wrong, as usual. The Nuremberg Tournament followed within a few days from the close of the great Tournament, and twenty masters competed for a first prize of £50, the first prize in London having been £300. White. Black. 1. P to K4 P to K4 2. Kt to KB3 Kt to QB3 3. Kt to B3 B to B4 4. BtoKt5 KKt to K2 5. PtoQ3 Castles 6. B to Kt5 * PtoQ3 7. KttoQ5 P to B3 8. B to K3 Kt x Kt 9. B to QB4 Kt to K2 10. P x Kt B to Kt3 11. Q to Q2 12. P to KR4 K to R sq 11. Q to Q2 12. P to KR4 P to B3 13. PxP P to Q4 14. PxP B x P 15. BxB QxB 16. B to Kt3 P to QR4 17. P to R4 P to K5 E. Schiffers. White. 18. PxP 19. KttoR2 20. Q to K3 21. Q to K2 22. Q to Kt5 23. QxQ 24. Kt to B sq 25. Kt to Q2 26. P to QB3 27. Castles 28. B to B2 29. Kt x P 30. B x P 31. R x R 32. Rto.Ksq Resigns R. Charousek. Black. P x p QR to Q sq Q to R3 Q to B3 B to R3 Kt x Q p to m Kt to Q5 Kt to B3 KttoK4 . Kt to Kt5 PxKt Kt x V R x R R to K scj • "i "i As far as I can judge, the contest, seems to bid fair to be one of the . History repeats itself. In the Vienna Tournament just concluded the closest ever played. There is no reason why the favourites should not be first prize was £250, and a number of the masters who played in Vienna are now again fighting for a first prize of £50—and a first-class contest it is. Of the favourites Pillsbury and Tarrasch are missing ; but we have Charousek instead, and he is no mean substitute either. The following are the sixteen competitors : Charousek, Burn, Steinitz, article. Janowsky, Tchigorin, Schlechter, Schiffers, Showalter, Albin, Berger, Cohn (Berlin), Schallopp,.•Fritz, Gottschall, Heinrichsen, and Popiel. Cohn played in the last Berlin Tournament, where Heinrichsen and Popiel competed in the Haupt Tournament. All others are well-known players. I arrived at Cologne on Sunday evening just in time to be present at the business meeting of the - association, which was followed by a banquet, at which the masters and the small army of would-be masters were present, together with the local notabilities. altogether in a group at the end—perhaps Charousek and janowsky leading, with Burn close at their heels, and others not far off either. The Haupt nament and the M amateur Tournament are strongly this will require, a special PROBLEM NO. 118. By Otto Wurzburg, Grand Rapids .BLACK. . -1 The orchestra which .was to enliven the festivity was countermanded, owing to the death of Prince Bismarck. By a curious coincidence the congress meets at the Civil-Casino, the statue of the Iron Chancellor standing erect and in full vigour of manhood in the little square in front of the building. A few wreaths only were deposited then at the foot of the pedestal, not as many as at our Gordon statue in Trafalgar- square ; but the number increased daily, and now there are as many wreaths as adorn our Beaconsfield statue oh Primrose Day, arid a knot of people gather round who seem to have realised only now for the first time that there was a Bismarck statue in their midst. The whole town is full of portraits of Bismarck—alone, together with Moltke, or in a group of three, including the old Emperor. Now that they have lost him he seems to be more popular than at the height of his successes. Such is fame. I also stood amongst the crowd and listened to the observations of the people. Recollections came back to my mind vividly of past scenes. I was at Frankfort-on-Main in 1866 when the small Austrian garrison came back ignominiously from Holstein, a few d^ys before the outbreak of hostilities between Prussia and Austria, and a few days later a Prussian dragoon took possession of the Freie Stadt Frankfort, followed a little later by the army of occupation waiting outside the town. . I got into conversation with a Prussian Tommy Atkins, who was cleaning his needle-gun, and he explained to me its mechanism. In war without this needle-gun not even the genius of a Bismarck would have succeeded. Prussia ought to put a statue to the inventor of the needle-gun, t h WHITE. White to play and mate in three moves SOLUTION OF PROBLEM NO. 117. (By B. G. Carpenter.) whoever he may be. 1870 came also back to the preparations for the my mind. Franco-German v I was in Paris during War. I read the famous White. 1. Kt to Kt8 2. OtoB3 civitr leger speech, still wet from the printer's'ink, of Emil Ollivier. I saw the troops marching x through Paris, the impressionable Paris crowds yelling vociferously 41 A Berlin!" I was at the Thd&tre Frangais on the eve when the battle of Gravelotte was fought, Mdlle. Reichemberg reading the "Marseillaise." A more solemn and impressionable scene I have never witnessed, and it remained indelibly graven on my mind. The audience rose in a body, there was a dead silence, and I fancied we could hear the distant boom of the guns before Metz. However, I wanted to speak of the Tournament. The masters play one game every day under the same conditions as at 3. O to K5 mate (a) I Black. K to'Q4(a, b) K x Kt or K to K3 or anything else P to R3 or P to K7 White. 2. Kt to B5 ch 3. Q to B6 mate 2 Kt to Kt5 ch 4 + 5. Q to B6 mate. Black. K t o Q4 , V to Kt3 K to 04 The House of Rep CASA VERDI. ose for Musici 7 9 founded bySignor Vienna, only that play commences an hour earlier—9 o'clock till 1 p.m., and Verdi, is now almost finished. • It is nearly 4 till 8 p.m. The following is the result of the first three rounds : FIRST ROUND, AUGUST 1. stone was laid It is situated in the Piazza B J ^ outside Porta M M N Albin v. Charousek, drawn. Hohmchsen v. Schlechter, drawn. Janowsky v. Fritz, Janowsky won. Tchigorin v. Borger, Tchigorin won. Cohn v. Steinitz, drawn. Popiel v. Showalter, Popiel won (forfeit). Burn v. Schiffers, Burn won. Charousek \\ Schallopp, Charousek won. house is Verdi's work, and he ordered Boito plicity avoid all external pomp, Inside it is far grander I while preserving in IT nutii + SECOND ROUND, AUGUST 2. Schlechter v. Burn, drawn. Schiffers v. Charousek won. Schallopp v. Janowsky, Janowsky won. Tchigorin v. Cohn, Cohn won. Berger v. Fritz, drawn. Albin v. Heinrichsen, Albin won. Showalter v. Gottschall, Showalter won. t Steinitz v. Popiel, Steinitz won. 100 miisi of their li ty men and forty ^-hicc the first Michelangelo e\tenor sign the architect, elegant stined to the last duriiis There is a^central hall for meeting; ai^con eerts, two open terraces, an oratory, and an infi wished that the should not bear his name, but tue Verdi Milan people already call it il Casa Verd J h

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  1. The Westminster Budget,
  2. 12 Aug 1898, Fri,
  3. Page 24

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