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24 THE WESTMINSTER BUDGET SEPTEMBER 2, 1898 SATURDAY, AUGUST 27. Our correspondent gave the score in the Cologne Tournament up to the fourteenth round in our last week's page, adding the result of the fourteenth round later on. The last round was played on the following day, and resulted partly as anticipated. Burn won the first prize with one point ahead of his rivals, who could still have tied with him had they won their last game. Cohn, however, lost with Showalter, and Tchigorin with Steinitz, so three of them, Cohn, Charousek, and Tchigorin, divided, with 10 )4 points each, the second, third, and fourth prizes. Steinitz came next with 9% points ; Schlechter and Showalter with 9 points divided sixth and seventh prizes ; Berger eighth, and Janowsky ninth with 1% points. It is gratifying that an English amateur carried off first honours in a German International Tournament in which such masters as Charousek, Steinitz, Tchigorin, and Janowsky competed. The Haupt" Tournament was won by Herr Pavelka after a tie match with Herr Batsmegyey, It would have been nothing short of a calamity had the Hungarian won the mastership. We are sure nine out of ten could not have pronounced his name. Mr. Amos Burn, of Liverpool, was born in 1848 at Hull, and was always considered one of our strongest English players.. He graduated at one of the strongest provincial clubs (Liverpool), making his first appearance in London in 1870 ; returned to Liverpool in 1871, and devoted himself to commercial pursuits. He appeared again at public meetings and matches in 1886,, being invariably successful at the meetings of the Counties Chess Association, and later at the B.C.A. Congresses. On two occasions, however, he won the first prize, at Nottingham, 1886, and at Amsterdam, 1889. He acquitted himself creditably at the recent Vienna Tournament, although ^ starting indifferently, owing to ill- health ; and we have to congratulate him upon his signal success at Cologne. His style is rather solid than inge-? nious, but only owing to constant- training in defensive tactics. The> natural bent would be rather the other way, as the following two pretty games show, these being the only instances when lie ventured upon an open game. An unflagging enthusiasm, intense love of the game, constant study and analyses of the play of the competitors make Mr. Burn an ideal tournament player. Two of Mr. Burn's games played in the Cologne Tournament follow ; the first a sparkling little game, in which Janowsky tried to carry the position by storm regardless of sacrifices. Mr. Burn;repelled the attack in spite of the difficulty of the defence, which was conducted with precision and lucidity. r MR. AMOS BURN. RUY LOPEZ. D. Janowsky. A. Burn. D. Janowsky. A. Burn. White. Black. White. Black. 1. PtoK4 P to K4 12. Q to R5 Kt to B3 2. Kt to KB3 Kt to QB3 13. Q to R4 B to K3 3. B to Kt5 Kt to B3 14. R to Kt5 P to KKt3 4. Castles Kt x P 15. Q to R6 P to Q5 5. R to K sq KttoQ3 16. KttoK2 Kt to Kt5 6. Kt x P B to -K2 17. R x Kt B x R 7. B to Q3 KtxKt 18. Kt x P B to Kt4 8. R x Kt Castles 19. Kt to B5 B to B3 9. Kt to B3 PtoQB3 20. QtoR4 B x B 10. PtoQKtS Kt to K sq 21. Kt to K7 ch K to Kt2 11. B toKt2 P to Q4 Resigns 5. R to K sq and 7. B to Q3 is Janowsky's favourite variation. It is curious that he should have lost it in Vienna in the defence, Lipke having White, and at Cologne to Burn even with the attack. In this game Burn is also second player, and here he shows again that he can handle the open game just as skilfully as the" close game. As a matter of fact, these are the two isolated instances when he has played P to K4 as second, or tageous to him. as the first player, and in both cases the result was advan RUY LOPEZ. E, 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. Schallopp. White. P to K4 Kt to KB3 B to Kt5 Castles P to Q4 Q to K2, B x Kt PxP Kt to B3 Kt to Q4 Kt to B5 Q to Kt4 Q x B Q to R5 Kt to K2 Q to B3 Kt to Kt3 P to B3 A. Burn. Black. PtoK4 Kt to QB3 Kt to B3 Ktx P B to K2 Kt to Q3 KtP x B Kt to Kt2 Castles B to B4 P to Q4 B x Kt Q to B sq Q to K3 QR to K sq QxP Kt to Q3 R to K3 E. Schallopp. White. 19. B to B4 20. Kt to R5 21. KttoKt3 22. PtoKR4 23. PtoR3 24. Q to Q sq 25. PtoKt3 26. Q to Kt4 27. QR to B sq 28. Q to Q sq 29. R to Kt sq 30. Q to Kt4 31. Q to Q sq 32. QtoKt4 33. K to R sq 34. B x B 35. B x Kt Resigns A. Bum. Black. Q to B3 0 to m Q to Kt3 P to QR4 P to R5 R to R sq Q to B3 PxP Q to Kt3 R x P Qto B7 Q to Kt3 Q to B7 B x P ch B x Kt R to R7 PxB Ten moves of the defence are according to Lasker, who is of opinion (rightly) that this defence yields a satisfactory game in every respect. White could get an even game with 11. B to K3, Q to K sq ; 12. P to KB4, &c. White's eleventh move in this instance is inferior, and he loses a pawn on the fifteenth move, another one later, and after a repetition of moves to gain time, Burn gets another pawn with 32... B x P ch, winning easily then. The foreign competitions have tided us well over our dead season, and the winter season will soon be ushered in with the meeting of secretaries of Metropolitan chess clubs, and the Salisbury meeting postponed till September 12. A match is also on the tapis between Mr. Burn and Herr Mieses, the latter intending to pay a visit to this country. Herr Mieses, who has not taken part in any public event since he drew a match with Janowsky in Paris shortly after the Hastings Tournament, is a powerful and ingenious playe^y and the proposed match cannot.but be interesting. PROBLEM NO. 121. By P. BobrofF, of Moscow. WHITE. BLACK. White to play and mate in two moves. SOLUTION OF PROBLEM NO. 120 (by Dr. R. Hermann). 1. Kt to K5, K x Kt; 2. Q to K3 ch, K to Q3 ; 3. Kt to K8 mates. 1. P to B5 ; 2. Q to 03 ch, K x Kt; 3. Q to Q5 mates. 1 P (Q2) moves ; 2. . Q to K sq ch, K moves ; 3. Kt to Kb mate, + + TOBACCONISTS COMMENCING.—Illustrated Guide (259 pages), 3d. Outfitting Company, 186, "Eustbn-road, London. Largest and original house, fitted up. Estimates free. (A reputation of over half a century.) \Manager, H. Tobacconists Hairdressers . . • • FOREIGN RESIDENTS IN FRANCE. worloI ifhe^T 1 °l - he French critic that every man in the bvthe r^l d J tv Would Iive in F ^nce is partly justified S -ei/n S^?" W i- Shed com P^We statistics of the number of It aDD^^ w% m France . an d of French residents in foreign lands. ShJ**,'here were m 1897 no fewer than 465,870 Belgians 5r ^ Wl " le ! niy52 ' ()0OF » c l' lived in Belgium. The 11 000 ^nnn<= Ce ^ Umb ^ 286 ' 042 ' the ^ench in ifaly merely There w^«^r? erS ln France, 54,000 French in Switzerland. 28 000 Fn»lS • r emans in France, 24,000 French in Germany; 14 000 RufSS.™ F / anCC ' but on 'y ^.OOO French in England; ans „ lnFr 5" ce - while the French-Russian alliance has IrlcL^Zti a i tra ^ ted 5 ' 200 French to live in Russia. The figures wasTJ r£t? theE ,V . r °P ean States, and it seems that France in if c^mnar!-,Hv^ dW n lhng -P laCe of 1,130,211 foreigners; whilst the T^zfit s E^r her of 517 ' 000 French ™ e ,iving in

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  1. The Westminster Budget,
  2. 02 Sep 1898, Fri,
  3. Page 26

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