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24 THE WESTMINSTER mtJWmt JUNE 2. 1899 s a great favourite. Messrs. Lasker and Steinitz, and Showalter will be present at the " At Home." Mr. and M before SATURDAY, MAY 25. the .beginning of the I'A busy week concluded the season International Tournament on Tuesday. Forty members of the City visited Hastings on Saturday, arid defeated the Hastings Chess Club. On Monday and Tuesday the Kent Chess Association had a regular chess revel. There was a Championship Tournament in two sections, won by Messrs. Hart-Dyke and Sherrard, and in the playing off Mr. Hart- Dyke secured the championship and the cup. A minor tournament was won by Mr. Jones, of Dover. There was also a " Knock out" Tournament and a Ladies' Tournament, which was won by Mrs. Chapman. Mr. Blackburne played both simultaneously arid blindfold with his usual success in these kind of performances. Messrs. Lasker and Pillsbury, just arrived in town to take part in the International Tournament, responded to the invitation of the Association, and played a game in consultation with a local player each. Mr. Pillsbury was the victor on this occasion. Messrs. Blackburne and Pillsbury, each joined by a local player, played a game, which was also won by Mr. Pillsbury v We append this game, for which we are indebted to the courtesy of Mr. W. W. White, thehon. sec. of the Association : FALKBEER COUNTER GAMBIT. H.> N. Pillsbury. Black. PtoK4 J H. Blackburne. White. H. N. Pillsbury. Black. Q to Q3 Q to K3 RxR Q to Q3 QxRP R x B Q x Qch B toKt5 ch BxR K to R2 P x P K to R3 K to Kt4 P to B4 P to B5 ch Pto B3 '•• B to Q4 P to B6 Kx P K to Kt5 K to B5 A game played by correspondence between R. Nejtek and O. Pavel'ki two Bohemian amateurs, the,latter, it.will be remembered, having won hi< mastership last year at Cologne : : Two KNIGHTS'DEFENCE. R. Nejtek. Q. Pavelka. White. , Black. 1. P to K4' P to K4 2. Kt to'KB3 Kt to QB3 3. Bto B4. Kt..to B3 4. Pto Q4 : P x P 5. Castles B to B4 6. P to 1C5 Pto Q4 7. P x Kt P x B 8. R to K &i\ ch B to K3 9. Kt to Kt5 Q to Q4 10. Kt to QB3 Q to B4 11. QKt to K4 B to KB sq 12. P to KKtf- QtoKtS 13. KtxB P x Kt 14. P to B7 ch • K to Q2 15. Kt to Kt5 P to K4 R. Nejtek. White. P to B4 PxP RxB Q x P ch Q to K4 K to B2 K to Kt3 Q to K6 ch K to 32 K to Kt3 26. B to K3 27. Q to K5 KxQ K to Kt2 Resigns 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 28 29, 0. Pavelka. Black. B to Q3 BxP Kt x B Q to Q3 Q to Q8 ch Kt x P ch Kt to B3 K to Q sq Qx P ch P to QR4 R to R3 Q x P ch Kt to Kt5 ch Kt x Q The.opening is correctly played by both sides up to Black's 11. .Al to KB sq, the better move being 11...B to Kt3. White could have played better instead of 12. P to KKt4 with 12. Kt to Kt3, Q to Kt3 • 13. Kt x B, P x Kt ; 3 4. R x P cb, K to Q2 ; 15. Kt to R5, R to K sq ; 16. P x P, Q x R; 17. B to Kt5, &c. Not having moved the Knight out of the attacking line of the Rook, he had to move 14. P to B7 ch, else Black would have escaped by Castling. Black could have obtained a good game afterwards with 17... Kt x P ; 18. Q x P, Kt x P, &c., whereas the way he played he should have lost the game, we find, had White continued (instead of the unexplainable 21. K to B2) 21. B to K3. If Black captures the Rook, White replies 22. B to B5, and wins. PROBLEM NO. 160. By K. Vrana. BLACK. J. II. Blackburne. .White. 1. PtoK4 P to K4 23. P to B4 2. PtoKB4 PtoQ4 24. R to Q3 3. PxQP P to K5 25. RxR 4. Q to K2 Kt to KB3 26. R to K sq 5. Kt to QB3 Bto Q3 27. PxP 6. P to Q3 Castles 28. P to B5 7. PxP KtxKP 29. Qx R 8. Kt x Kt R to K sq 30. KxQ 9. B to Q2 B to KB4 31. KtoQsq 10. Castles B x Kt 32. K x B 11. Q to B2 Kt to Q2 33. Pto B6 12. KttoK2 BxP 34. K to B2 13. Kt to B3 B to B3 35. B to K2 14. P to KR4 Kt to B3 36. K to Kt3 15. P to R5 P to KR3 ; 37. P to B5 16. R to R4 Q to K2 38. K to B2 17. P to KKt4 B to B4 39. P to Kt4 k 18. QtoKt3 KttoK5 40. P to R4 19. Kt x Kt ' Q x Kt 41. B to Q3 20. P to Kt5 Q to B6 42. P to Kt5 21. Q to R2 QRtoQsq 43. P to R5 22. R to R3 Qto Q4 44. Resigns Mr. Blackburne's variation 4. Q to K2 is not commendable ; in any case it is premature. In consequence White had to give up the Pawn ahead, as he could not well defend it with 12. P to B4 without compromising his King's position, and then he had the inferior game. An ingenious attempt at an attack was made with 16. R to R4 and the advance of the pawns, but the attack was only short-lived, and Pillsbury finished the game smartly by bringing it to an ending, White having two isolated pawns which had to fall. Pillsbury at last won a game from Blackburne after many tries. The following are the competitors in the double round tournament, commencing on Tuesday, at the St. Stephen's Hall, Westminster : Home Players : Bird, Blackburne, Burn, Mason, Teichmann, and Tinsley. From Germany: Caro, Cohn, and Lasker. From America : Pillsbury, Showalter and Steinitz. From Austria-Hungary, Maroczy and Schlechter j Janowsky representing France, and Tchigorin Russia. The players in the single round Tournament are : Home players—• Erskine, Jackson, E. O. Jones, Physick, and Lee. Esser (Holland), Mieses (Germany), Marco and Klimsch (Vienna), Segal (Belgium), Tabouritchikofif (Russia), Marshall (America). , Pillsbury, Showalter, Steinitz, Lasker, and Esser have arrived this week in town ; Mieses, Marco, Schlechter, and Janowsky, as well as the other Berlin players, are expected to-day, whilst Tchigorin wired his starting three days ago. Sir William Hart Dyke will open the proceedings (in the absence of Sir George Newnes) at 11.30 on Tuesday. The leading players are satisfied with the programme, and have endorsed the four and a half hours' play before the midday adjournment, in spite of what his_ been written against it here. The advantages of this rule are so obvious, that it must be a matter of surprise that there should have been two opinions about it. We give an account of Mr. Pillsbury's marvellous performance of playing blindfold chess and draughts simultaneously with a rubber at whist at the Metropolitan Chess Club. He-will give a similar exhibition at the beginning : of next week at the Ladies' Chess Club, where Mr. Pillsb!ury WHITE. White to play and mate in two moves. SOLUTION OF PROBLEM NO. 159. . . . 1. Kt to K3, Any move ; 2. Q or Kt mates. —t " • A MIRACULOUS CHESS ACHIEVEMENT. % Mr. H. Nelson Pillsbury, the American chess champion, the other night gave an extraordinary display at the Metropolitan Chess Club. 1 he Daily Mail says that he played blindfold against six opponents at chess, against two at draughts, and at the same time took a hand at whist. Seated at a table at one end of the room he coolly manipulated the cards while promptly calling his moves in reply to the " teller." Play proceededrapidly, for the American is a quick thinker, and kept his opponer^ve?y nkich alive. Once he paused at one of the draughts games,\and said, " I guess I 'll make afew moves right along at this board," and then dictated six moves in rapid succession, which sacrificed a piece, but left him yith a winning ending. After eighty minutes'play he scored his first win at No. 5 chess-board, followed, ten minutes later, by the resignation of the draught player referred to. One of his chess opponents next gave up, and the applause had scarcely subsided when the second draught-player had to own himself beaten. After this it was a procession, and the result was that Pillsbury won € ,Y er y .game at chess and draughts, notwithstandins: the fact that all engaged in the contests were strong players. Of tire whist, the first.rubber went against him, the score being 1 to 2 ; the second rubber was not finished, each winning a point. Play lasted three hours and a quarter. A hearty vote of thanks was returned to Mr. Pillsbury; '.--j.-..:, ...

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  1. The Westminster Budget,
  2. 02 Jun 1899, Fri,
  3. Page 26

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