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• 4 h t H 4 J 4- _* 1 > J i y _ s - " « T • • r h h r " • - \ •* •A " H F I " 24 1 HE WESTMINSTER BUDGET h + 30, 1898 I 1 4 Wh advanced the s side Pawns, inducing; game becomes very inter esting afterwards. After 21. Q to Q2 T>, ~~ 1 - • y mer comprom th 21.Q to Kt6, but White could avoid it with 22. O There was no necessity ior White's 24. P to Q6, wuicti eventually equalised the forces and left Bishops of different colour. Black played ingeniously enough till 38...B to, B sq ; he might have retired 38...B to Kt3, leav QxR, QxRch. He ing ing afterwards, even jf hehad not played finally 58...B x P, which only accelerated accelerated the conclusion. White's 60. Q to B8 was unnecessary ; 60. Q x F 1 QxQ Q to B8, B to Q Q s - 1 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24. Exceptionally fine weather, croquet and lawn tennis, blindfold and consultation consultation games, organ recitals at the Cathedral—and chess is the ideal programme of an amateur meeting, and this was carried out m its most pleasing Jorm at the Salisbury meeting of the Southern Counties Union, concluded on Tuesday. \ 1 Last Saturday morning was given up to clearing off unfinished games, I the afternoon to Mr. Blackburne's blindfold performance. He sat down rd being taken by Miss Time was called at at three o'clock,. opposed by six players, No. 1 boi Prothero, the winner of the Ladies' Tournament. Mr, uvui vi J J- ^ « W — J — J favour of Blackburne and No. 6 a draw. at Salisbury : Mr. Bladkbume. White. 1. P to K4 2. Kt to QB3 3. Y to B4 4. PxP 5. P to Q4 6- P to K5 7. B to K2 8. Kt to B3 9. P x P 10. Castles 11. B to Kt5 12. Q to Q2 games F simultaneously blindfold by Mr. Blackbur h h ne- VIENNA OPENING. * - Board No. 5. Black. P to K4 Kt to QB3 Kt to B3 - QKt x P Kt to Kt3 Q to K2 Kt to Kt sq P.to.Q3 . QxP Kt toB3 B to; K2 Castles B to K3 Mr. Blackburne. White 14. Q3 15. K to R sq 16.KttoK2 17. Kt to Kt3 18. R x B 19. BxB 20. Kt to K4 .21. P to B4 22. KttoB6ch 23. BxPch 24. RtoKR3 25. B to B5 dis eh 26. Q to R6 Board No. 5. Black. P to B3 QR to K sq B to Q4 B x Kt . Kt to 04 Kt (Kt3)xB Qta B2 Kt to QKt3 P x Kt K to R sq R to KKt sq KtoKt2 Mate Mr. Hoffer who decided No. 1 in This variation, resulting m Black's compulsory withdrawal of 7...Kt to performance, Mr White Black BlkckburneS ^hlnglurSer need be said generally breaks up the advanced centre, and bring cidtKuuuic H w r"& , r * 7 , i- i u^..:; U*A ...UU oc ^ CCWP an pvpn p-ame. Therefore to emphasise Mr. Blackburne's genius as a blindfold player, having had many Manning one of his opponents, expressed the thanks of the players and audience in words to that effect at the conclusion of the stance. We append the most interesting game of the series. ' • In the evening the tournaments continued, Messrs. Bellingham and bun- ston still leading in the chief event. Monday, however, brought a change, Ward W consent committee tually emerged with an equal score, they divided the first and second prizes. Mr. Gunston, took third and Mr. Bellingham the fourth prize. The next best scores were made by Dr. Blieden and Mr. Loman, b l A each, and Mr. Elwell 5. with as "near as possible an even game. Therefore 4. Kt to B3 followed by B to B4 is preferable. This game is instructive as a sound game, White quietly developing all his forces, even playing 15. K to R sq before proceeding proceeding with the attack. Black feeling uncomfortable started changing off pieces with 16...B to Q4 and 18...Kt to Q4, intending to weaken the attack ; but he went wrong with 19...Kt (Kt3) x B instead of retaking with the Kt at Q4. Mr. Blackburne seized the opportunity for a brilliant finish by sacrificing two pieces, forcing a win. It is a beautiful little-game and could not have been played better over the board against a single opponent. Mr. Blackburne played five others at the same time without sight of board and men ! n We are informed at the time of our going to press that Sir George i ™u„„,u;w«^ x?onn fmrov^c *Vu» T7inmami»nt- in T .nndon next Mav PROBLEM NO. 125. By Philip H. Williams, BLACK. Westminster r The second-class tournament was won by M anticipated ; second, J, N. Smith ; third, G. N. The between B. M. Smith and F. Melluish ^^^^^ f ; and the fourth prize was divided I F The winners of the third-class tournament were the Rev. E. Yates and C. Chapman, dividing first and second, and G. Gribble and F. Tracey the third and fourth prizes. I A pretty game played by two of the unsuccessful competitors in the nament A. Rvimboll. White. LP to K4 2. PtoKB4 3. Px 4. Ft. 1 KING'S GAMBIT DECLINED. QP Q3 5. Q 6. Kt to QB3 , 7. Kt to B3 8. B to K3 9. B to K2 10. Castles 11. Kt to KKt5 12. B x Kt 13. B to B3 14. P to KR3 15. PtoKKt4 16. B to Q4 17. B x Kt 18. P to B5 19. PxRP 20. K to R sq 21. Q to Q2 22. R to KKt sq 23. Q to Kt2 24. P to Q6 25. Kt to. K4 26. BxB 27. Q t - 28. 29. QR to I Pto B3 30. RxR 31. Q to QB2 F. H. Elwell. Black. P to K4 P to Q4 P to K5 P x P Kt to KB3 B to K2 Castles R to K sq QKt to Q2 Kt to Kt5 B x Kt B to R3 KttoB3 P to KKt3 B to Kt2 P to KR4 QxB KtPx P Q to Kt4 c R to K6 P to B5 Q to K3 B to B4 P to QB3 B x Kt RtoKt6 Q x QP K to R sq R to K sq PxR P to KB4 A. Rumboll. White. 32. R to Q sc 33. BtoKt2 34. B to B3 35. KtoKt2 36. R to Q2 37. P to Kt4 38. Q to Q 39. 40. Q 41. Q Q8 42. Q to Q4 43. R to Q7 44. R to Q6 45. Q to Q3 46. Q to B4 47. Q to B5 48. P to QR 49. Q to B4 - 1 50. 51. to Q3 P to Kt5 - 4 H 52. PxP 53. Q toQ4 54. PxP 55. R to Q2 56. P to R6 57. Q to Q5 58. Q to Q7 59. R to 60. Q'.to 61. Qx R cl 62. Rto B8 QB2 F. H. Elwell. Black. Q to B5 Q to K4 B to B sq B to B4" Q to B5 R to K6 B to B sq K to Kt sq QtoKt4 KtoKt2 K to B2 R to K2 BtoKt2 B to B3 K to B sq K to B2 B to K4 K to K sq B to B2 K to B sq Q to B8 K to Kt sq Q to K8 R to K sq B to K4 K to R sq Bx P B to B3 Q to K4 Resigns 1 ¥ WHITE. White to plav and mate 1 n r 4 1 SOLUTION OF PROBLEM N 12^. moves Either Kt mates L 1 A STAMPEDE GOLD. i The The discoverers of the great nugget .^ ;rJ , Kanowna. Western Australia, kept the exact locality ot heir nna tly found near . for some time. The only person they told of Kanowna, and he was besieged by hundred parish anxious find the spot whence this rich ugget had been taken. Ultimately tne priest : agreed to publicly divulge the mK «w J - - * At the hour fixed a crowu tion from the of an -hotel Q to K2, Q of between five thousand -and six thousand*persons haa gathered in front of the hotel with buggies, cvcles. and vehicles oi ions. Punctually to tHe time priest^ead from a pag (Janowsky v. Pillsbury\ Vienna Z< the text White retained the Pawn, nor 6...B to QB4, because of 7. Q for an attack with 10...Kt to K White minus named, horses, bicycles, arid vehicles tearing,at a breaic peed along the Kurnalpi-road, wnu uunu^uo T ~-iL~~ \ , n nudience foot/and in a few minutes the priest was left without an aucueu hundreds of others following on game i M P I J H r ¥4 •-