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24 THE WESTMINSTER BUDGET NOVEMBER 11, igg 3 his game would havfe bfeeh untenable a&yhcw, the conclus prettily-played by Mr. Blackburne. 'ion being vCry The first meeting - of the general committee appointed by the meeting of delegates on October 21 took place last Saturday at the British Chess Club. A large number of influential amateurs, as well as the presidents of important clubs both in town and the provinces, were elected in order to render the general committee thoroughly representative. The working committee was also appointed, so that the secretaries are now empowered to commence their arduous duties forthwith. The League matches having commenced, it is to be hoped that certain chess editors will find material enough to fill their columns without having to resort to criticising the organisers of the forthcoming tournament. The Pall Mall ot October 25, having only to record'a " combat "between Brixton and Ibis, fills up with a list of the League fixtures. But more padding being required, the chess editor takes umbrage at the word "minor" in the resolution passed by the delegates that a minor tournament shall be held concurrently with the masters' tournament. The committee may perhaps alter the name of "minor," but however it may be christened, the second tournament will always be considered a minor tournament compared with the chief event. So it is hardly worth while to cavil about it. Two League Matches were played during last week : North London v. Ibis, won by North London by 16 games to 4, and Brixton y. West London, won by Brixton by 13,^ games to 6)4. Mr. James Mason played twenty games simultaneously at the City of London Chess Club. He won 13, drew 4 and lost 3 games. The Championship tournament at the City of London commenced on Monday. The competitors have been divided into the following two sections : Section A. —H. W. Trenchard, F. Leye, A. E. Tietjen, L. Serraillier, T. B. Girdlestoiie, T. Healey, W. Ward, E. Young, E. O. Jones, T. F. Lawrence (champion), T. C. Haydon, R. Loman, A. Curnock. Section B.—W.. E. Vyse, S. Wood,: A. Mocatta, Herbert Jacobs, L. Zangwill, J. F. Allcock, W. Ward^Higgs, T. Physick, T. C. Gibbons, Harold Jacobs, T. H. Moored P. Howell, C. H. Lorch. . . Mr. Lasker, who arrived in London for a lengthy stay, is visiting the provinces. Before leaving town he gave a simultaneous performance at the Ladies'Chess Club on Saturdav. Mr. G. E. Wainwright won his match with Mr. E. O. Jones with a final score of five games to two, and one draw. Last week we gave three interesting specimens of the Hamppe- Allgaier Gahibityand this : week we present two specimens of the equally interesting Kiesefitzky Gambit. The first was played at the City of London Chess Club by Mr. Blackburne in his blindfold performance against eight opponents, and the second in the recent Vienna Tournament between Caro and Schiffers : : ~ ' ' KIESERITZKY GAMBIT. J. H. Blackburne. White. l. J PtoK4 2. PtoKB4 3.' Kt to KB3 4. P to KR4 5. KttoK5 6. Pto Q4- 7. BxP , 8. B to B4 . 9. Gastles 10. 'Kt to QB3 Board No. 3 T. H. Black. Pto K4 ' 11. PxP 12. P to KKt4 13; P to Kt5 14. PloQ4 15. Kt to KB3 16. PxP 17. Kt to Q4 18. P to QB3 19. P to KB4 20. Blackburne. White. Kt x Kt B to Kt5 ch Kt x B • : B to K5; RxP P to KKt3 B to KB4 RxP Q to K2 Q to B4 ch Board ; No. . .Black. P x Kt BtpQ2 Kt'x Kt RtoKtsq Q x P Q to R3 Q to QKt3 Castles Kt to B3 i Resigns 5...P to: Q4, originally Campbell's defence, was thoroughly investigated by Brentanp, and for a time considered: the best. Herr Oscar Cord ell may claim the chief merit of having .disproved Brentano's.assumption! that - his \ defence has entirely, demolished this form of the Gambit.- The utmost that; Black might achieve is to equalise the position. Paulsen's 5. ;..B to.Kt2, and the Berlin defence, 5...Kt to ICB3 may, therefore, be ; considered preferable to the move in the text. 6...Kt to B3 is better .than. 6.;. P to B6 ; 7. PxP, B. to K2 ; 8. B to K3, B x P ch;:9. K to Q2—which turns out in White's favour. Black, however, does not seem to grasp the spirit of the defence, for with 7...P x ^ he allows White's KB to occupy the attacking diagonal at QJB4, thus giving White a decided advantage at pnce. (7...Kt x P, as in ,the second game,; is of course, the .right move.) . White had a ;sti-onger -continuation with 10. Ki x KBP ; but /this is ! a minor detail „ ;j[cOnsiderir)g^that | Mr. Blackburne played seven other games at the same,time),' tage was sufficient to secure a win. 1 Black mighit: 'have^ made' a"peuer; defence with 10...B to K3, giving up a pawn ; but <afte?,-fiis v s.evehth fnbVe v H. Caro. , White. 1. PtoK4 2. PtoKB4 3. Kt to KB3 4. P to KR4 5. Kt to K5 6. Pto Q4 7. B x P 8. Kt to Q2 9. Q x Kt 10. Castles 11. R to K sq , 12. KtxKtP 13. B to KKt5 14. KtxKtch 15. B to Q3 16. KIESERITZKY GAMBIT. E. Schiffers. H.Caro. Black. P to'KA P x P P to KKt4 P to Kt5 P to Q4 Kt to KB3 Kt x P Ktx.Kt , B to K3- Kt to Q2 B to Kt2 Castles . Kt to B3 B x Kt K to R sq, B to K2 18. 19. White. 17. B x B Q to K5. ch R to ICS 20. Q x B ch 21. R x Q 22. PtoKKt4 23. P to R5 24. KR to K sq 25. B to B5 26. R to K8 27. Rx.R 28. K to Q2 29. R to Q8 30. R to'Q7 ' 31. B x R E. Schifters. Black. QxB K to Kt sn P to KB3 QxQ R to B2 K to Kt2 K to R3 K to Kt4 P to KR3 Rx R R to Kt2 P to R3 P to B3 RxR and wins Q to B4 That even Schiffers could not.make a better stand than he did with this defence shows conclusively,its inferiority. After twelve moves Black has to abandon the pawn ahead with an inferior position.. There is no glaring mistake in Black's development "so far; the onty alternative we can suggest being that he should "have tried to castle on the Queen's side ; the King 's side being inadequately protected. Therefore 12...Kt to B3, and if 13. B to Kt5, then 13..:.P to KR3 ; and in answer to any other move 13... Q to K2 or Q2, arid Castles QR. Black's next unsuccessful manoeuvre was 13...Kt to B3. He should have played 13...Q to; B sq ; 14. Kt to R6 ch, K to R sq, followed by P to QB4. As he-played,'his game became untenable after White 's excellent 16. Q to , B4, compelling 16...B , to K2, thus depriving the king of the protection of the B at Kt2.: Mr. Caro played the game in good style, but as a^matter of fact he was on" familiar ground, as he, as well as Herr Cordell, has. analysed this variation with, a view of demolishing the defence of 5...P to Q4, and the move 8. Kt to Q2 is Mr. Caro's suggestion in connexion with the analysis mentioned. - PROBLEM NO. 131. By Dr.* Hermann and W. v. Holzhausen. ... . BLACK. WHITE. White to play,and mate in two moves. SOLUTION OF PROBLEM NO 130., • 1. P to K6, K x Kt; 2, Q to B5 ch, K to Q3; 3. Q to K5, mate. 1 .., K to Q6 ; 2. Kt (B6) to Kt4 ch, K to K5 ; 3. Q to B4, mate. 1. ., P to B6 ; 2. Kt to B6 ch, K to Q6 j 3. Kt to K4, mate. '• —t CONGRATCJtATIONS. The genius, who lias; prrovided the street-hawkers with an apropos toasting-fork, called,''.The Khartoum Kitchener,' ' because u it has them on toast, ); is to be congratulated upon his readiness of resource. He' doubtless :had never heard^ of another famous Kitchener—the author of: 41 The Cook's Oracle" ; but the following lines which, in a satire on; the Press a. good .seventy years ago, were applied to that' illustrious: personage, would seem somewhat pertinent to-day, when another Kitchener, is. threatened by many dinners, and is even sought to;be immortalised by a toasting -fork: ' ' Great Kitchener, of cooks the boast, Grant that my.versea long may.rule the roast; ' X-Qng-may-'st thou- liy^ey.great oraclei to,eat Each famed- boiiMuc^^.y^hkih i i / If after such dfih^hiff in vain I sigh, , : ^pt in aoft .mepures let my 1 Teach 'me td- ; btry ! it cheajila'ndmake' it good J : i:

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  1. The Westminster Budget,
  2. 11 Nov 1898, Fri,
  3. Page 26

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