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24 THE WESTMINSTER BUDGET SEPTEMBER 29, 1899 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23. At the inauguration of the season, Mr. Blackburne will give an exhibition of blindfold play at the City of London Chess Club on October 7, commencing at three o'clock. Mr. Blackburne will commence his annual tour in the provinces and Scotland soon afterwards. We may remind our readers that Mr. Blackburne's book, containing a selection of his best games, published by Messrs. Longman, will be ready on the 28th inst. For several years Mr. Blackburne has been urged to furnish the chess- playing public with a collection of his numerous games scattered about in metropolitan and provincial papers. He always turned a deaf ear to the entreaties of his admirers until now, being probably induced to the laborious task of collecting the games, by the aid of Mr. P. Anderson Graham, who also supplies the preface, remarking, as is known to everybody, "that Mr. Blackburne's match games, arranged in openings and by date, form in themselves a history which will not only show the student how to play, but at a glance explain to him why certain tactics have become old-fashioned and others have come into vogue. The work will prove a pleasanter and quicker method of learning the analysis of the openings than the old method, if the reader chooses to play over the games of the master ; and Mr. Blackburne's games possess unique advantages for this purpose." The following clubs have entered this season's League competitions : For the A Division : North London, West London, East London, Ludgate Circus, Metropolitan, Athenaeum, Insurance, Spread Eagle, Hampstead, Battersea, and Lee. For the C Division: Wood Green, Heme Hill, Toynbee Hall, City of London College, Polytechnic, St. Paul's (Brixton), St. Martin's, MaidaVale, Clapham, Willis-street, Great Northern- Railway, and the Ladies. For the D Division : Forest Gate, West Norwood, Local Government Board, Victoria, North Kensington, and London County Council. Brixton is absent this year, but the Athenaeum, who fought last year in the ranks of the North London Chess Club, have taken the absentee's place. At the meeting of the New York State Chess Association, the first prize was won by Lipschiitz ; Marshall, who was the winner of the first prize in the recent London single-round Masters' Tournament, divided second and third with the talented Hungarian player, Kemeny, of Philadelphia; the two- remaining prizes being shared amongst Halpern, Shipley, and Bampton. At Copenhagen a " Northern Congress" was held, in which the best Scandinavian players competed. J. Moller, a well-known problem composer, won the first prize, H. Krause the second, the third and fourth were divided between Nielsen and Rosendahl, Pritzel fifth, and Gjersing sixth. The following two games were played in the double-round tournament at the* recent London International Congress : FRENCH DEFENCE. H. E. Bird. White. I. P to K4 2. P to Q4 3. Kt to QB3 4. P to K5 5. QKt to K2 6. P to QB3 7. P to KB4 8. KttoB3 9. P to KKt3 10. B to R3 11. PxP 12. Castles 13. K to Rsq 14. B to Kt2 15. R to B2 16. Kt to B3 17. B to B sq 18. R to Kt2 19. B to Q3 20. B to Q2 21. R to QKt sq 22. R x Kt 23. R to B2 J. W. Showalter. Black. P to K3 P to Q4 Kt to KB3 KKt to Q2 P to QB4 Kt to QB3 Q to Kt3 B to K2 Castles P x P P to B4 R to B2 Kt to Bsq B to Q2 R to Bsq Kt to R4 B to K sq B to Kt5 KR to B2 Kt to B5 Kt x B B to KR4 BxKtch H. E, Bird. White. • 24. QxB 25. Ktto.KSS 26. R to Kt2 27. PtoKt4 28. R x P 29. P to KR4 30. RtoKt3 31. P to R5 32. QR to Kt sq 33. RxRch 34. R x R ch 35. P to B5' 36. PtoB6ch 37. Q to Kt4 38. Q to Kt2 39. Kt to B3 40. Kt to Kt5 41. K x Q 42. Kt to Q6 43. Kt x P 44. PtoB7 45. Kt to Q8 Resigns J. W. Showalter. Black. QxP QtoKt3 P to Kt3 PxP R to Kt2 B to Q7 QR to B2 PxP P to R5 R x R KxR Q to K6 K to R3 <> to Kt4 B to K6 B to Q5 Q x Q ch B x KtP KtoKt4 B x P K to B3 B to B2 Kt3 and later on to Kt4 ; the attack in this form of the French Defence being generally forced with P to KKt4. Black having the better development, and his King's position secure, removed his B to K sq and the other B to Kt5, clearing the road for 19 KR to B2 with a strong attack on the Queen's side, which brought him a clear gain of the QP on the twenty-fourth move. Eventually White made a futile effort to open the KKt file at the expense of a Pawn (31. P to R5); but the result was only an exchange of Rooks. • • ~ * * * a won game without any special with two Pawns minus and Black had exertion RUY LOPEZ. E. Lasker. White. 1. P to K4 2. Kt to KB3 3. B to Kt5^ 4. PtoQ4 5. Kt to B3 6. Castles 7. B x Kt 8. R to K sq 9. Kt x P 10. P to KR3 11. B to K3 12. Q to B3 13. QR to Q sq W, Steinitz. Black. P to K4 14. Kt to QB3 - 15. P to Q3 16. B to Q2 17. Kt to B3 18. B to K2 19. B x B 20. PxP 21. B to Q2; 22. Castles 23. P to B3 24. Kt to K sq 25. P to KKt3 E. Lasker. White. B to R6 Q to K2 B x Kt Q to Q3 R to K3 P to R3 R to K2 R to K3 Q to K2 Kt to R4 Kt to QB3 Kt to R4 Drawn W. Steinitz. Black. Kt to Kt2 R to K so KxB Qto R4 QR to Q so BtoKt4 ' B to B3 B to B sq Q to Kt3 Q to B2 Q to Kt3 Q to B2 Black judiciously abandons his older defence of 5. ..KKt to K2 in favour of 5...Kt to B3, which yields at least a defensible game. Lasker played somewhat spiritless, and so were all his games at the beginning of the tournament. The game is perfectly correct, but there is no point in it at any stage ; it coiled itself off drearily to the end, when both sides were satisfied with a repetition of moves, and a draw. Were the game not headed by two such eminent names, but by A and B, it might be taken as played between two average amateurs, who have learned their lesson by heart from the " Book." PROBLEM NO . 177. By C. W., of Sunbury. BLACK. WHITE. White to play and mate in three moves. SOLUTION OF PROBLEM NO . 176. 1. Q to R6, Kt to K3; 2. B to B6 ch, K to B4 ; 3. 1. ......... Kt to B7 ; 2. Q to Kt7 ch, K to K6 ; 3. 1. P to Kt7 ; 2. Q to B4 ch, K to B6 ; 3. Q to B8 mates. B to Kt5 „ Q to Kt4 „ 9. P to KKt3 and 10. B to R3 are lost moves from which White could not recover. He should have played 9. Kt to Kt3, and if 9...P x P, then 10. PxP followed by B to K2. Should Black in this variation play 10...B to Kt5 ch, then 11. K to B2. Not only has White lost several Bishop's moves, but he also lost a move with the KKtP, by moving it first to MR. CHAMBERLAIN THIRTY YEARS AGO. A propos of some references to Mr. Chamberlain's early political career in the papers, a correspondent points out that it will be just thirty years next November since the right hon. gentleman entered public life. In the autumn of 1869 the Birmingham Daily Post published a requisition asking him to stand at the approaching municipal elections for St. Paul's Ward. The committee who were promoting the candidature stated that Mr. Chamberlain was from home, but that they understood he would stand, and they added : " There can be no doubt that Mr. Chamberlain is eminently fitted; to represent the ward. He is a large ratepayer, a man of thorough business habits, enlarged views, and marked ability, belonging indeed to precisely the class of burgesses most desirable on the Town Council." Mr. Chamberlain has gone far since then. TOBACCONISTS COMMENCING.—Illustrated Guide. (259 pages), 3d. Outfitting Company, 186, Euston-road, London. Largest and original nouse. fitted up. Estimates free. 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  1. The Westminster Budget,
  2. 29 Sep 1899, Fri,
  3. Page 26

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