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Clipped From *The Westminster Budget*

BUDGET AUGUST 19, i 898 OUR CHESS COLUMN. COLOGNE, August 11. Six more rounds, including today's, will complete the Cologne Tournament Tournament The surprise of everybody has beenlhe remarkable score of Herr Cohn i f Berlin, who heads the list, closely followed by Burn and Charousek, and the poor form janowsky has shown. ;It was thought to be a walk-over for JrmJwsky after the form shown in Vienna. It could not be ah chance with Cohn, for he has drawn with both Charousek and Stc.nit*, a d bea'en Janowsky and Tchigorin. Ste.mtz has had more than the usual share of luck He should have lost with Cohn and was let off w iih a draw He won a game irom Janowsky which was dead W ; Hp 'mrirhsen resigned under a misapprehension when he had at leas^as "ood a position as Steinit*. and yesterday Schallopp let him off with J Hnw The present Tournament will only confirm what we have said over and over again, viz., that a one-round tournament is more or less of a l0U The leading scoies are (after the ninth round) : Cohn, 7. Burn, b}4- Charousek, 6. Schlechter, 6. Steinitz, 5}4- Tchigorin, 5^4. Janowsky, 5. Showalter, 5, Schificrs, 4 H. (Tch igorin and Charousek have an unfinished <T anie,) The following is a fine specimen of Charou:ck"s style. It was played the ninth round in 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. •12. •13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. R. Charousek. White. . P to K4 P to Q4 Kt to QB3 Kt x r Kt to Kt3 Kt to B3 P to KR4 B to Q3 Q x B B to B4 Castles QR K to Kt sq Kt to B sq KKt to Q2 QtoK2 P x Kt Q to K4 Kt to K5 Kt x KBP Kt to B4 P x Kt Kt (B7) to K5 R x R ( u ) to B3 Kt to Kt2 K x O Klo.Kt3 1' x O CARO-KANN Popirl. Black. T to QB3 r to c4 P x P ' B to B4 B to Kt3 P to K3 P to KR3 B x B Kt to Q2 KKt to B3 Q to R4 Castles Castles B to K2 Kt to B4 Kt to Q4 Kt x B KttoQ4 KR to B sq B to B3 Kt to 116 ch Q x P (B3) Rio (04 BP x R Q to Kt5 ch Q x Kt ch R x Kt eh kx() B to ()5 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 7 -7 "58. 39 DEFENCE. R. Charousek. White. / R to KKt4} P to B3 P to R5 P to KB4 R to K sq K to B2 K to Q3 P to. R4 P to B3 R to QKt s(j P to B'4 R to Ki5 P to KB5 K x P R x BP P to B4 R to QKt5 P to B5 R to K5 R to K6 ch K to Kt5 R to 'lib ch R to B4 R to KKt4 R x P ch R to Kt6 eh R x RP 36. 3 3 3 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 43. 49. 50. 61. 52. 53. 54. 55. IV'pi .l. Black. K to 02 i: t<> B3 K to 113 K x V K to 03 P to (^Kl3 P to R4 K to ()2 K to 03 K to \\2 K to H3 . B to K2 P x P ch V x 1> P. to 113 • K to Q3 K to 1^3 B to Kt4 B to P.3 K to H2 rf to Q5 K to ()2 B to B4 K to K2 K to B3 K x I' Resigns PROBLEM NO. IIP. By E. B, Schwann. BLACK; WHITE. . White to play and mate in three moves. SOLUTION OF PROBLEM NO, IIP. White. '• Black. l.KtoQ7 Kt to B7(a, b, c) 2. Kt to Kt2 ch ... K takes P. 3. Kt takes P mate KttoQ6 2. Kt to K3 ch...... K.takes P 3. Kt takes P mate (By O. Wiirzburg, Grand Rapids.) White. Klack. {'>) 1. Kt to lib 2. K to Q6 any move 3. Q mates (c) 1. B takes Kt or 2. Q to Kt4 ch 3. Q to Q4 mate any other move K to 04