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24 /THE WESTMINSTER BUDGET JANUARY 13, 1899. • SATURDAY, January 7. The match between Janowsky and Showalter bids fair to be interesting from a sportsman's point of view, and—what is more to the point—from the chess-player's point of view also. Showalter is making a better, fight than should have been expected from the first games, and, in spite of the safe' openings adopted by both players, Queen's Gambit Declined and Ruy Lopez, except one Vienna Opening, the games prove highly interesting. This simply shows that "dull"games should not be attributed to the openings but to the players. An enterprising player will find matter enough in the dullest form of a Ruy Lopez, whilst an urienter- prising player will take the spirit out of the most venturesome Gambit, and drag it down to his level. No play has taken place during the holidays, consequently the score remains :Janowsky 4, Showalter 2, and 3 draws. We give two of the games : VIENNA OPENING. D. Janowsky. White. 1. P to K4 Kt to QB3 B to B4. PtoQ3 P to B4 Kt to B3 P to B5 B to KKt5 Px Kt Q to Q2 Gastles Kt to K2 Kt to Kt3 KR to K sq B x Kt 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. Kt to R5 PtoB6 Kt x KtP R to B sq Kt,to'R5 Kt to Kt3 Q to Q3 PxP Q x KtP J. W. Showalter. D. Black. PtoK4 25. Kt to KB3 26. Kt to B3 27.. B to B4 28. P to Q3 29. Gastles 30. Kt to QR4 31. Kt x B 32. PtoB3 , 33. P to QKt3 34. Q to K2 35, P to QR4 36. R to K sq 37. P to R3 38. Qx B 39. Q to Q sq 40. K to R2 41. R to KKt sq 42. QxP 43. . QtoKt3 44. B to K3 45. P to Kt4 46. PxP 47. B xP Janowsky. White. Kt to B5 Q to. R4 RtoRsq P to R4 Q x P Kt to Kt5 ch PxP (lis ch Kt to R6 ch P x.Q. K to Kt sq K to R sq P to R7 ch R x P R x B R to Q sq Q x R Rx P P to K5 R to KB4 R to K4 P to Kt3 R to QB4 R to B5 Resigns J. W. Showalter. Black. Q to K3 B to B5 QR to Kt sq R to QKt5 KRtoKtsq P x. Kt ; K to-Kt sq Q x Kt B to K6 ch R x P ch R (Kt7) to Kt3 KtoRsq- B to Q5 ch P x R R to QR3 B x Q K x P R to K sq K to Kt2 K to Kt3 B to B sq B to K3 R to QB sq White did not play this game so well. First he placed his Queen upon a wrong square, andhad to lose time afterwards in amending this move. 10. Q to Q3 we mean, instead of 10. Q to Q2. It will be seen later on that he had to lose a move with R to K sq to defend the KP. A more serious omission was, not moving 13. P to KKt4 instead of obstructing the Pawns— which should have advanced to vthe attack—with 13. Kt to Kt3. With 15. 13 x Kt he relieved Black of the^pressure produced by the Knight being pinned, besides leaving Black with two Bishops against two Knights, thus increasing Black's advantage considerably; but, worst of all, he gave up his only remaining strength, the advanced KBP with 17. P to B6. Here the really interesting part of the game commences. White's move looks very powerful, but Showalter meets it with the simple 17...K to R2, and White has to beat the retreat. He made an ingenious effort with 30. Kt to Kt5 ch, compelling Black to sacrifice the Queen. Black, however, is so strong that he could well afford the sacrifice. This part of the game is worth special study. Black's 35...R to Kt3 was not the best move; he should have played 35... R (Kt7) to R2, to which White had no valid reply, whilst to the text-move he might have answered with 36. RxP, and if 36...R x R then 37. P to R7 ch, K to R sq ; . 38. QxP ch, P to B3 ;. 39. Q x R, &.c. Of course, after 36. P to R7 ch, there was no more hope for White. RUY LOPEZ. D. Janowsky. White. 1. PtoK4 2. Kt to KB3 3. BtoKtS 4. PtoQ3 5. Kt to B3 6. P to KR3 7. KttoK2 8. B x B ch 9. KttoKt3 10. Gastles 11. PtoQ4 12. PtoQ5 13. B to K3 14. PtoB4 15. P to Kt4 16. PxP 17. Kt to Q2 18. Q xQ ch 19. Kt to B5 J..W, Showalter. Black. P to K4 Kt to QB3 Kt to B3 P to Q3 B to K2 B to Q2 Kt to QR4 QxB Kt to B3 P to KR3 Castles QR KttoQKtsq : P to R3 P to KKt4 P to Kt5 QxP QR to Kt sq Kt xQ B to Q sq I). Janowsky. White. 20. P to B5 21. Kt x Kt 22. PxP' 23. 1 KR to B sq ch 24. Kt to B5 25. Kt to B4 26. Rx B 27. KttoKt6ch 28. R to B7 29. RtoJC7ch 30. P to Kt5 31. R x P 32. Kt to K7 ch 33. Kt to B6 34. KtxKt 35. Kt to B4 36. Kt x QP , 37. RxPch 38. Ktto B6 W. Showalter. Black. Kt x B R to Kt3 PxP K to Q2 B to Kt4 BxR R to Q sq K to K sq' P to QR4 K to B sq R to B3 K to Kt sq K to R2 R to Kt sq R to B5 R x K^P R to Q5 K to Kt3 Resigns Black's 7 ...Kt to QR4 is an inferior move, because after 8. B x B ch the Knight remains out of play, aivd the defence of the Ruy Lopez is difficult enough even if Black does not lose any,moves.. 11^. .'Castles wa| also inferior to 11..iP x P. White immediately drives the Kt to Kt sq, and Showalter afterwards neglecting to bring the Knight into, play again, he has no more time to do it later ori. ' Consequently, having lost, 'th"e move with Kt to R4, then another with Kt to Kt sq, he must necessarily get the inferior game. Janowsky, therefore, proposed the early exchange of Queens, being satisfied with the better position in the ending, and finished with an ingenious sacrifice of the exchange with 25. Kt to B4. He posted his Rook at B7, preventing with 30. P to Kt5 Black's Knight from getting out ot confinement, and in combination with (he energetic cavalry to support the Rook he finished the game elegantly. A dozen amateurs compete for the Cup Competition at the Craigside Hydro, Llandudno, the names being H. E. Atkins, G.-E. H. Bellingham,.A. Bu n, C. Y. C. Dawbarn. A. Dodd, W. H. Gunston, E. O. Jones, Rev. J. Owen, G. A. Schott, W. E. Thrift, V. L, Wahltuch, and B. D. Wilmot. Burn and Atkins are leading, the former with 6)4 out of 7 games, the latter with lyi out of 8 games. Gunston scores 4 X ^ out of 6 games. Schott „ 5 ,, 7 • Bellingham- „ 4>£ „ 8 The Rev. J. Owen has withdrawn, and the others stand much lower. Honours may be divided between Burn and Atkins. The competitors in the Class II. Tournament are: N. Clissold, W Collins, Mrs. Fagan, Miss Finn, F, W. Forest, R. F. B. Jones, J. Lister, G. F. Lewis, A. J. Mackenzie, and J. E. Parry. PROBLEM NO. 140. By M. Marco. BLACK. » WHITE. White to play and mate in two moves. SOLUTION OF PRORLEM NO. 139. 1. Kt to Q4, P to K4 ; 2. Q to Kt5, K x, Kt ; 3. Q mates. 1 , K to K4 ; 2. Kt to Kt3, K to Q5 ; 3. RxP mate. 1 K x Kt; 2. Q to Kt5, Any move; 3. Q to Q2 mate. Mr. Pearson writes that his Christmas Problem (No. 138) was "unfortunately misplaced by him on the diagram. The problem is sound if every piece is simply moved one square upward." FLOWERS OF SPEECH. The following oddities among many others "reached a Vienna editorial office in 1898," says the Telegraph : "The post-mortem examination showed that the unfortunate girl was a teacher's daughter." --: 1 "When the housemaid entered the bedroom at the usual hour she found her master already a corpse. Soon afterwards he withdrew altogether from the political arena." " The gas-lamps, which at this time were not yet lighted, made the streets appear still darker." ; " Death trod with rough hand this tender blossom." " Upon the grave stood a cross rusted by the tooth.of Time," " The laurel wreath upon the head of Mr. Reimers has hit the right nail upon the head." •'•The happy moment is not always seized to grasp the wheel of Time by the forelock." . ; , . "Near the child lay an old man standing by the edge of the grave." "In this question the steps of the Government go hand in hand with the manufacturers." •'• r " The hinges on which this affair turns are too transparent." / " When the doctor arrived he found the platform covered with bipod—the passenger had been bruised on the forehead." . . If you want to study "Openings,-" "Middle," " End baipie," or"Problems," write to me for advice. what to buy, as I nave the finest assortment "of^Chess'.Iiiterature in England. Cataloeue just published, 41 pp., post free for three stamps.—FRANK HOLLINGS, Book, seller, 7, Great Turnstile, Holborn,

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  1. The Westminster Budget,
  2. 13 Jan 1899, Fri,
  3. Page 26

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