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Clipped From *The Westminster Budget*

24 THE WESTMINSTER BUDGET MAY 26, SATURDAY, MAY 20. PROBLEM NO. 159. By K. KONDELIK. BLACK. WHITE. White to play and mate in two moves. K - SOLUTION' OF PROBLEM NO . 158. 1 Kt to Kt5, K x Kt ; 2. Q x Kt ch, K to R4 ; 3. Q to Kt4 .mites.' 1. K to K6 ; 2 Q to Kt sq ch, K moves ; 3 Q or B sq mates. 1. P x Kt ; 2. Q to B2 ch; K moves ; 3. B to Kt2 nines. The half-yearly meeting of the London Chess League is fixed for June 1, at the City oi London Chess Club, 7, Grocer^' Hall-court, Poultry, E.C. The League Competitions are now concluded with the result: The-A Division was won by North London, second place Ludgate-circus, third Brixton. B Division : No entries. C Division, Section I. : City News Room and West Norwood tie for first and second r Heme Hill, third. Section II. : G. N. Railway and Wood Green tie for first and second places ; St. Martin's, third. D Division : Insurance, first ; Forest Gate, second. . The vanguard of the competitors in the'forthcoming International Congress at St. Stephen's Hallj Westminster, have made their appearance on Thursday and Friday. The first arrivals were Pillsbury and Showalter from New York, Herr Essen, from Leyden (Holland). Steinitz sailed two days later from New York than the other Americans, and is expected at the beginning of the week; Marco and Maroczy will start from Vienna and Budapest on the 25th, the Berlin contingent—Lasker, Cohri, Caro and Mieses a day or two later, and by the end of the week the number will be complete. The competitors from abroad have been elected hon. members of the British Chess Club. .', ', A game from the winter tournament of the Berlin Chess Club : hferr Behdix. White. 1. P to Q4 2. PtoQB4 5. Kt to QB3 4. BtoKt5 5. P to K3 6. Kt to B3 7. B x Kt 8. P x P 9. B to Q3 10- R to QB sq 11. Q to B2 "S2. Castles 13. KttoK2 14. P to QKt4 15. PtoQR3 16. Kt to Kt3 17. Kt to B5 Close games are vidua! player, and no QUEEN'S G Ilerr Cohn. Black. P to Q4 P to K3 Kt to KB3 B to K2 Castles P to QKt3 B x B P x P Kt to B3 KttoKa P to KR3 B to Ki2 R to B sq Q to Q3 P to QR4 P x P Ktx Kt AMBIT DECLINED. Herr Bendix. White. 18. B x Kt 19. B x R 20. R toR sq 21. KR to B sq 22. KttoK5 23. KttoB6 24. Kt to R7 25. Qx P 26. RxQ 27. Kt to B6 - 28. Kt to K7ch 29. R x-B 30. R x P 31. R to Kt3 32. RtoKSch Resigns Herr Cohh. Black. P x P R x B B to R3 B to K-2 P to KB3 B to B sq R to R sq t,)xQ P toQKt4 P to Kt5 B x Kt PtoKt6 P to Kt7 B to B5 K to R2 general principles. In the above game we do not endorse 7. B x Kt Bla ir developed all right with 9...Kt to B3, owing to the altered position - and rS not play as evidently expected by White 9...P toQB4, as it would have lew? a pawn because of 10. P x P, P x P ; 11. Kt x P, and the Kt could not b7 taken because of B x P ch. In this instance Blank " late Dr. opponent with 14. Zukertort's makes a combination:" P to QKt4, thus giving instance Black follows the maxim, " Wait and do nothing until your White made ' a combination Black his chance for an • <L -i/i ntn 03 and "15.. .P to QR4. White could have attack with He 'onlv sawas far as winning the Q BP, but he did played Change for acouple of passed pawns, not ^pect Herr^ohn^ssacnn^ ^ he haye There is only one more^renmanc {n supp0rting the 23. Kt to^Ktb andKt x B, the p H * RTICULARLY PRETTYI THE PAWN ^\nio^^^^ u - rare that so elegant an ending occurs in actual play. —- • A eame played on Board No. 1, in the Match East v. West of Scotland A game piaye QUEEN'S GAMBIT DECLINED. D. Y. Mills. Black. J. R. Longwill. White. 1. P to Q4 2. Pto QB4 3. Kt to QB3 4. B to Kt5 5. PtoK3 6. Kt to B3 7. P x P 8. B to Q3 9. Castles 10. R to B sq 11. B x Kt 12. KfctoK5 13. B to Kt sq 14. P to B4 15. Q to B2 16.' Kt x Kt 17. KR to Q sq 18. P x P 19. Q to Q2 20. RxR 21; BP x B P to Q4 P to K3 Kt to KB3 B to K2 Castles P to QKt3 P x P B to Kt2 Q Kt to Q2 P to KR3 Kt x B P to B4 B to Q3 P to R3 KttoK5 Fx Kt P x P R to B sq R x R B x Kt J. R. Longwill. White. ; 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. Q to K3 R to Q sq Kto B2 P to QKt3 K to B sq Kto B2 R to K sq Qx P' Qto B4 Q to Kt4 Qto,K4 P to K6 . Q to K5 Q xQ. R to K3 K x R B to Kt6 Kto B4 Kto K5 B to R5 BtoKt4 D. Y. Mills. Black. Rto Qsq PtoQKt4 PtoQR4 P to Kt5 K to B sq R to B sq R to B6 QVQ4 PtoR4 Q to Q2 PxP QtoQ4 B x Q R x R lix KKtP : P to KR4 Rto K2 P to 1^6 B to Q4 PtoR5 the above, only more up against the Scotch Q to Q4 Adjudicated a draw. This game is conducted on the same lines as according to the orthodox style. White stood well Champion, till 15. Q to B2, which is not the best square lor the Queen. He might have withdrawn 15. Q to B2, and if RxR; then 16. R x R, B x Kt; 17. QP x Kt, with an even game. But even as played, White should have had the best of it, with 22. R to K sq, instead of the inferior 22. Q to K3, after which he had to defend his weak QP both with Queen and Rook. Mr. Mills took clever advantage of the position in advancing his P.to Kt5, so as to support eventually 28...R to B6, thus forcing open the diagonal occupied by his Queen with 28...P to K6, so as to avoid a draw. White, however, could have played better with 3l. Q to Q2, whilst 31. Q to Kt4 gave Black the desired : opportunity, and he got a winning ending •when time was called. Being, however, somewhat intricate (foi 1 the adjudicators), the ending was declared a draw. Mr. Mills pointed out the following winning variation : 43. 44. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52, P x P BxRP _to Kt4 B to Q sq B to B2, B to Kt sq K to K4 K to K3 K to Q2 BxB B x P , 53. K to B2 K to R4 B to B5 54. K x P K to R5 P to Kt6 55. K to B3 K to R6 PtoKt7 56. K to B4 PtoKt4 P to Kt6 57. K to B5 P to Kt5 BxP 58. Kto Q6 K x P B to K sq 59, K x P P to Kt6 K to B3 60. P to Q5 P to Kt7 B to Kt3 61. PtoQ6 P to Kt8 Q KxB 62. PtoQ7 Q to Ki4 and wins REMINISCENCES OF MR. TOM ELLIS. In the May number of Cymru are a couple of pages of reminiscences of Mr. T. E; Ellis as a boy by his successor in the representation of Merioneth, who remarks : " Ey some wonderful revolution in the wheel of Providence I have been called, greatly to my consternation, to take up a part of his work ; I dared not refuse for the sake of his memory. I felt his hand on. my shoulder, as in the^dayaof oldand very soon I realised the great place the youth from Merionethshire had gained for himself. 1 I am very sorry to see you,' said an old politician from the North of England, whom 1 met on the threshold of the House of Commons He laboured under intense feeling when he remembered whry I was there. 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