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26 THE WESTMINSTER BUDGET SEPTEMBER 8, 189$ SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2. The approach of the season is usually heralded by the meeting oi secretaries to arrange the matches between clubs who enter the London League Competition, and non-league contests. The meeting this year takes place at the City of London Chess Club, 7, Grocers' Hall-court, Poultry, at 7 p.m., on September 19. The City of London Chess Club offer facilities to local and provincial clubs to play their matches at the club premises upon application to the hon. sec, Mr. J. Walter Russell. La Stratigie publishes the conditions submitted by Lasker to Janowsky for the proposed Championship Match, the main points being : Eight games up, draws not counting, fifteen moves per hour, date January 15 or March ; the games to be published after the conclusion of the match to subscriber of 10s. 6d. ; stakes £400 a-side. Janowsky's counter-propositions are: Ten games up, date January 15 or February 1, and the trysting-place anywhere but London, the climate here not agreeing with him. These slight differences should easily be adjusted if both players are equally desirous for the match to come off. Being on the subject of the match between Lasker and Janowsky, we give the first game contested between these two eminent masters at the recent London International Congress. M. Clerissy. White. 1. P to Q4 2. PtoQB4 3. PtoQR3 4. Kt to QB3 5. P to K3 6. Kt to B3 7. BtoQ3 8. Castles 9. PtoQKt4 10. Q to B2 11. P x P 12. Kt x Kt 13. B to B4 14. P to Q5 15. PxP 16. B to Kt2 17. KttoQ4 QUEEN'S PAWN OPENING. Count Grabbe. M. Clerissy. Black. P to KB4 PtoK3 B to K2 Kt to KB3 Castles P to Q3 KttoB3 PtoQKt3 P to QR3 PtoQ4 KtxQP Q x Kt Q to Q2! Kt to Q sq Q to Ksq BxKP Q to Kt3 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. White. Kt x B QtoKt3 KR to Q sq B to Q5 Q to R4 Qx P PtoB4 QR to B sq B x Kt B to Q4 R to B6 Qto Q3 RxQ •'• B xQKtP PxB R x P Count Grabbe Black. KtxKt K to B2 B to Q3 QR to Kk£ K to Kt sq K to R sq Rto K& Q to R3 Qx B P to R3 QtoKt6 QxQ K to Kl S:\ B x KtP PxB Resigns The seven opening moves are correctly played by White, but 8. Castles is inferior to 8. Q to B2, the latter move being necessary to prevent Black's, threat of 8...P to K4, of which, however, the latter did not avail himself. Neglecting this favourable opportunity, he prematurely advanced 10... P to Q4, which seriously compromised his game. He should have played 10...Q to K sq, followed by Kt to Q sq. It will be seen that he was compelled to make the suggested moves on his fourteenth and fifteenth move under unfavourable circumstances, whilst had he made them in time he would have had a good game still. White saw his „way of winning eventually the QRP, and consequently selected this simple variation. But he had a more forcible line of play with 20. P to B4, P to QKt4 ; 21. B to Q5, QR to Ksq ; 22. R to QB B to Q3 ; 23. P to K4, and Black would be quite helpless. White, however, won in his own way, so there is no fault to find. PROBLEM NO. 174. By J. Fetovv. BLACK. QUEEN'S GAMBIT DECLINED. / E. Lasker. White. 1. P to Q4 2: P to QB4 3. Kt to QB3 4. PxP 5. Q to Kt:3 6. Kt to B3 7. B to Kt5 8. B to 134 9. P to K3 10. B to Q3 11. Castles 12. Q to B2 13. B x P ch 14. P x Kt 15. BxP 16. QxP 17. Q to R5ch 18. Kt to Kt5 19. P to KKt3 20. KR to K sq 21. KttoB7 22. Q x B ch 23. QR to Q sq 24. P to KKt4 25. R to K3 26. Kt to K2 27. PtoRR3 28. Q to Q3 D Janowsky. Black. P to Q4 P to K3 P to QR3 PxP P to B3 B to Q3 B to K2 Kt to B3 QKt to Q2 Castles Ktto R4 Kt x B K to R sq P to KKt3 P x B R to B3 Kto Kt2 Kt to B sq B to KB4 R to Kt3 K x Kt B to B3 Q to Q3 K to Kt sq R to Q sq R to Q2 R to KB2 B to R5 E. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. Lasker. White. R to K8 K to Kt2 Q to K3 RxR Q to KB3 K to B sq P to B5 Kt to Kt3 Q to B4 Q to K3 R to K sq RxQ Kt to K2 P to B3 K to B2 RxR P to B4 Kt to B sq Kt to Kt3 K to Kt3 P x Kt D. Janowsky. Black. R (Kt3) to Kt2 Q to Q2 ' R to K2 RxR Kt to Kt3 R to B2 B to Q sq Kt to R5 Q to K2 B to B2 QxQ B to Kt3 B to B2 K to B sq R to K2 KxR B to R4 B to Kt3 K to B3 • Kt x P K x P WHITE. White to play and mate in three moves. K to B3 B to B2 Kt to B5 P to Kt3 KtxP B to Q3 P to QR4 K to K3 P to Kt4 K to B4 Kt to B5 BxP Kt to Q7 Resigns . 3...F to QR3 is Janowsky's variation, which he tried against Showalter in the match at New York, the intention being to gain time for the Queer?s Fiaiichetto ^ with 4...P x P ; 5. P x P, P to QKt4 ; 6. B to Q3, B to Kt2, &c. To avoid this continuation Lasker plays 4. P x P. The pith of the situation lies in Lasker's sacrifice of a Piece for three Pawns, which he threatened with 12. Q to B2. The question arises, Who is right? Janowsky obviously saw. the sacrifice, for he could have avoided it easily with 12...P to R3; but he was of opinion that although the three Pawns which he gave up were worth more than the Piece, yet White would have to lose so much time in making any use of them that he could in the meantime get a compensating attack with the Pieces. After careful examination of the game we are inclined to side with Janowsky; for in spite of omitting (amongst others) the favourable continuation 20...B to Q3 followed by 21...Q to Q2, he had still a draw in hand as late as on the thirty-fourth move if he had played 34...Ktx P, 35. Qx Kt (best), R to B2 ; 36. Q to R6, Q to B2, &c. •Hetook a long time over examining a number ot variations as he was under the impression that White would get a perpetual check. This is not so, however, and he gave the game away with 34... R to B2. Lasker, of course, gave him no more chances afterwards, and won the game in his usual correct style. The following is an instructive game for the student. It occurred in the Correspondence Tourney organised by La Strat6gie y of Paris: SOLUTION OF PROBLEM NO. 173. 1 Q to R2, any move ; 2. Q or either Kt mates. + "+" HOW DOG THIEVING IS ACCOMPLISHED. The mysterious disappearance some time ago of "Jack/: the : South-Western Railway collecting dog, and his recent discovery with others of his kind in a house at Chelsea, shows that the professional dog-stealer still continues to flourish. A bit of liver, cunningly placed in the turned-up edge of the trousers, or some aniseed rubbed on the heels of the boots will entice a dog to! some quiet thoroughfare, and then, with a cord carried for the purpose, it is easily led to the dog-stealer's home. An expert dog-stealer will watch a dog for days and weeks, even months if necessary, until he sees his opportunity. The Kennel Club have accomplished much in the direction of preventing the stealing of really valuable dogs. Such dogs, if not bought primarily for show purposes, are safe to be sent on exhibition at some time or other. The Kennel Club insists that every dog so shown shall be registered by means of name, description, and, if possible, pedigree. In fact, a canine stud-book is kept, and a stolen dog sent to a show can easily be- traced back to the thief. The original owner is sure to recognise it, and if the exhibitor has acquired it in ignorance of its having been stolen, he can easily refer the owner to the person from whom* he bought it. y

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  1. The Westminster Budget,
  2. 08 Sep 1899, Fri,
  3. Page 28

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