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24 THE WESTMINSTER BUDGET JULY 2a, igc^ The following game was played in the final round of the Internation l Tournament, and lost Tchigorin a tie wih Blackburne for one of the min prizes. It is one of the best games played by Tinsley : 11 °* SATURDAY, JULY 22. The Championship of the World is held by Lasker since defeating the former holder Steinitz in two matches. He was left in undisputed possession of the title for about four years, the two players who were likely to dispute it, Dr. Tarrasch and Mr. Pillsbury, not having made any attempt to wrest it from him. Janowsky has now thrown down the gauntlet by sending a challenge to Lasker to play a match, requesting him to state his conditions. Lasker is still considering his reply. He accepts the challenge in principle, but /he must take time to maturely consider what will prove a main condition, viz., the copyright of the games. . ' , This is a knotty point, since no copyright exists. Mr. Lasker wishes to safeguard the property in the games produced by the players, and therefore he would withhold the publication of the games during the progress of the match, proposing to issue them in pamphlet form to subscribers after the conclusion of the match. It is a novel departure and requires deliberation in working out the scheme. It is to be hoped that the conditions may be acceptable to Janowsky, so that the match may be brought about. It should certainly prove the most interesting match of the century. This reminds us of an episode some years ago when Blackburne challenged the late Dr. Zukertort to a match. The intermediary entrusted with the message, who had the interminable, and finally abortive, negotiations in mind which were carried on in the chess Press when Mason challenged Steinitz, brought the match about in a simple and practical manner. Zukertort being willing to play the match, an appointment was made for the following day with the two would-be combatants, the conditions were settled, and the time fixed there and then, and the match came off. A similar course should be adopted now. Mr. Dobell, the hon. sec. of the Hastings Chess Club, informs us that a team oi his club are starting for a tour in the provinces. They purpose visiting Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Stirling, Glasgow, Liverpool, Birmingham, and London. . The following game was played at the National Liberal Club on Saturday. Messrs. Horace Chapman and J. H. Blackburne (White) consulting against Messrs. H. N. Pillsbury and H. W. Trenchard : SICILIAN DEFENCE. White. Black. White. Black. 1. P to K4 PtoQB4 30. P to R4 R to K sq K to Kt2 2. Kt to QB3 Kt to QB3 31. R to B3 ch R to K sq K to Kt2 3. P to KKt3 Kt to B3 32. P to R5 B to R3 4. BtoKt2 P to K3 33. PxP Kx P 5. KKt to K2 P to Q4 34. R to B5 B to B sq 6. P x P PxP 35. R to B4 K to Kt4 7. PtoQ4 PxP 36. KtoKt3 R to K6 ch 8. KKt x P B to QKt5 37. Kt to B3 ch K to Kt3 9. Castles Castles 38. R to Q4 B to K3 10. BtoKt5 B x Kt 39. B to B sq R x P 11. P x B P to KR3 40. B to Q3 ch K to Kt2 12. B x Kt QxB 41. Kt to K sq Kt to Kt4 13. R to Kt sq • R to Q sq 42. RtoKt4 KttoQ3 14.PtoK.B4 P to QKt3 43. K to B4 K to B3 15. R to B2 B to Kt2 44. Kt-toB3 R to R6 16. R to Q2 Kt to R4 45. P to Kt5 ch PxP ch 17. Q to B3 KttoB5 46. Kt x P Rx P 18. R to K2 R to K sq 47. Kt to R7 ch K to K2 19. QR to Ksq R x R 48. Kt to Kt5 R to K8 20. Q x R K to B sq 49. B to K2 B to B4 21. Q to R5 22. PtoKt4 R to Q sq 50. B to B3 B x P 21. Q to R5 22. PtoKt4 KttoQ7 51. B x P P to Kt4 23. Q to K5. QxQ 52. R to Kt2 B to Q6 24i R x Q Kt to B5 53. Kt to B3 R to R5 ch 25. R to K sq P to Kt3 54. K to K5 B to K5 26. K to B2 R to B sq 55. KttoQ4 BxB 27. PtoB5 Kt to R6 56. KxB P to R3 28. Px P PxP 57. Kt to B6 ch K to Q2 29. R to K3 K to B2 58. Kt to K5 ch Draw The above is a good specimen of Paulsen Fianchetto development of the Sicilian Defence, consequently little room for criticism is left. The salient points were (1) Black leaving a Pawn en prise which White might have captured instead of 13. R to Kt'sq; (2) 21. Q to R5 was not the best move, since it compelled the exchange of Queens, which was in favour of Black, because White had the inferior Pawn position in the ending (3) Black should have exchanged Rooks instead of the weak '51... P to Kt4, after which White cleverly escaped with a draw. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. S. Tinsley. ' White. P to Q4 P to K3 P to KB4 Kt to KB3 B to K2 CAS' les P to QR3 Kt to B3 Kt to K5 ' QPxKt B to B3 Ktto K2 P to B3 PtoQKt4 P x P Q to Q3 KttoQl BtoQ^ KR to Kt sq P to Kt3 B to Ksq B to Q sq P to QR4 KP x B P x P Q to K3 B to K2 QUEEN'S PAWN OPENING. M. Tchigorin. Black. P to Q4 Kt to QB3 Kt to R3 P to R3 P to K3 B to K2 Castles P to B4 Kt x Kt P to QKt4 B to Kt2 P to B4 Q to K sq R 10 B sq BxP R to KB2 KR to B2 P to Kt3 Kt to B2 KttoQsq K to R sq Kt to B2 B x Kt B to B3 B x P R to Kt sq R (B2) to Kt2 S. Tinsley. White. 28. B to Q3 29. BxB 30. R x R 31. Q to Q2 32. Q to R2 33. Q to R3 34: B io B2 35. R to KB sq 36. Q to K7 •37. PtoKR3 38. Q to R3 39. P to Kt4 40. PxP 41. KtoR2 42. Q to Q6 43. Q to Q8 44. Q to B6 ch 45. Q x P ch 46. RtoKKtsq 47. Q to B6 ch 48. R to Kt7 , 49. QtoB7ch 50. Q to B3 ch 51. Qto B6 52. K to Kt2 53. Q to Q6 ch 54. R x Kt and wins M. TchigoviiK Black. Q to B3 Rx B QxR R to Kt3. K to Kt2, Q to K7 RtoKtT Q to Kt4 Q to B3 R to Kt2: R to Kt4 Q to Kt2 KtPxP Kt to R sq K to B2 Kt to Kt3 K to K sq Kt to K2 K to B sq K to K sq( Q to Q2 K to Q sq Q to K sq R to Kt7 P to QR4 K to Bscjj PROBLEM No. 168. By M. Singer. /BLACK. WHITE. White to play and mate in three moves. SOLUTION OF PROBLEM NO . 167. 1. Kt to Q7, Any move ; 2. Kt or B mates. THE CAUSE OF MARK TWAIN'S SUCCESS.. The editor of a New York paper planned a Sipecial article om " Famous Graduates of the Reporters' Room," and despatched ai clever interviewer to see a number of well-known authors who hadi been reporters, and who were striking examples of the value of a newspaper training. It happened that Mark Twain was in New York, and the interviewer went to call on him. He was received! with great cordiality, but, as usual, Mr. Clemens was a most elusive man to pin dawn in an interview. At last the reporter gathered his wits and asked the question which he meant should 1 be the great point of his article. " Mr. Twain," he asked, " to what one thing most of all do you owe your marvellous success in literature ? " He had counted onmy newspaper training " as an answer. The famous humorist half shut his eyes, thought a few moments in silence, and then said decisively : "To the fact that when I was young and very ambitious I lost my job." "May I ask what was your job, Mr. Twain? " exclaimed the puzzled interviewer. " Certainly, sir, certainly," replied Mr. Clemens, with great suavity. " I was a reporter."— The Independent. ELLIS'S ELLI S' S E L T. T S'S TABLE T A B L E T A B L E WATERS, WAT E R S, W ATE R S, RUTHI N. RUT HIN. RUTHIN.