Clipped From The Westminster Budget
24 THE WESTMINSTER BUDGET OCTOBER 6, 1899 A game recently played by Herr Schlechter and a strong Amateur Vienna : rra SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30. The report of the Annual General Meeting of the Hastings and St. Leonards Chess Club shows the club to be in a flourishing condition. This satisfactory result is due chiefly to the energetic efforts of the hon. sec, Mr. H. E. Dobell, and to the support he receives from an enthusiastic body of gentlemen who serve on the committee. Bv reason of its activity the Club has taken the lead in the county, and will in future be the headquarters of the Sussex County Chess Association, whose habitation has been hitherto Brighton. The agenda of the meeting consisted of " the annual report," reference to the "club library," "the season's record/'"the balance-sheet," " the number of matches played," " distribution of prizes," " the election of officers," &c, ^ The championship of the club was won by Mr. Kitchen, who becomes the holder of the cup for one year, whilst Miss Hallaway and Mr. Whicker received badges. Mr. Horace Chapman was re-elected president; vice-presidents: Dr. Colbornej Messrs. T. H. Cole, H. F. Cheshire, A. W. Earl, J. Watney, A. H. Hall, and the Rev. W. C. Sayer-Milward ; Mr. Hallaway was appointed treasurer, and Mr. McCormick auditor. The following are the committee : Messrs. F. W. Womersley, H. King, F.J. Mann, H. R. Mackeson, G. Herington, E. J. McCormick, A.G. Ginner, and Angelo Lewis. The business concluded, the evening was devoted to pleasure ; a match being arranged between the Hastings and St. Leonards members of the club, eighteen players a-side, the match resulting in each side winning nine games. _ The Hon. Sec. of the British Chess Club has sent the challenge to the Brooklyn Chess Club for the annual cable match for the " Newnes " Trophy between Great Britain and America. The trophy presented by Professor Rice for the annual match between the English and American Universities is daily expected by our Universities, and a set of rules to govern these matches are being considered now. The following is a brilliant little game from the recent Amsterdam Amateur Tournament. It« is interesting as Dr. Mannheimer introduces an original variation in the opening. Although exhaustively analysed there still remain plenty of variations to interest the reader : VIENNA OPENING. Dr. Mannheimer. White. 1. P to K4 2. Kt to QB3 3. P to B4 4. BP x P 5. Kt to iB3 6. B to K2 7. Castles 8. PtoQ4 9. 10. 11. Kt B to R3 QxB 12. Bto Q6 13. Q to K sq Dr. Trimborn. Black. P to K4 Kt to KB3 P to Q4 Kt x P B to QKt5 PtoQBS Q to Kt3 ch Kt x Kt B x P B x R KttoQ2 Q to Q sq Kt to B sq Dr. Mannheimer. White. 14. Q to Kt3 15. Q to B2 16. Kt to R4 17. Kt to B5 18. Kt to K7 19. Q to B6 20. KtxBPch 21. Kt to Kt8 22. B to Kt5 ch 23. Kt x B 24. Q x P ch 25. Kt to B6 mate Dr. Trimborn. Black. Kt to K3 Q to Q2 P to KR4 P to KKt3 K to Q sq R to R2 K to K sq Q to Q sq B to Q2 P to R3 R x P 6. Bto K2 is an original variation, which requires some further test before the imprimatur can be given to it. The. usual move here is 6. Q to K2, B x Kt ;.7. QP x B, &c. Black, not being familiar with this novelty, should not have ventured upon it in a match game, but simply played 6...B x Kt, 7. QP or BP x B, Castles, &c. Even after White castled, he could have still taken off the Knight and castled ; but he was tempted by the alluring bait of winning the Exchange. . After. White's 10. B to R3 he is compelled to take the Exchange, for, if 10...Q to R4, then 11. B to Q6, B to QKt5 ; 12, Kt to Kt5, with an overwhelming attack no matter what Black plays. Black played 11...Kt to Q2, which is unsatisfactory ; and the question remains, Could he save the game ? The immediate danger being 12. Kt to Kt5, he has first to provide against this move with 11... Q to Q sq ; 12. Q to B sq, P to KR3 ; 13. Qto B4, B to K3, with a safe position temporarily, anyhow. He might gain time for Kt to Q2, and castle QR afterwards. But whether he has anv defence or not, in anv case it is not worth while to be subjected to such an attack for the sake of the Exchange. 14...Kt to Kt3 would not have saved the game, because of 15. Kt to Kt5, B to K3; 16. Kt x B, P x Kt ; 17. Q to R3 and wins. Instead of 15...Q to Q2 he might have played 15...Kt to B5,. so as to get the B to K3 and perhaps escape with K to Q2. As played he had to succumb ; White playing the ending very smartly. We find, however, in the final position he could have played instead of 23. Kt x B 23. Q x Kt ch, P x Q ; 24. R to B8 mate. C. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Schlechter. White. P to K4 Kt to QB3 P to B4 Pto Q3 QKt to K2 Kt to KB3 B x P P to B3 P x P P to K5 B to Q2 Q to R4 P x B Castles P to Q4 VIENNA Dr. Zeissl. Black. PtoK4 " Kt to KB3 P to Q4 P to Q5 Kt to B3 P x P B to Kt5 ch P x P B to R4 KKt to Q4 B to KKt5 B x Kt Castles Q to K2 P to QR3 OPENING. C. Schlechter/ White. 16. RtoKtsq 17. QtoKt3 18. B to R3 19. Q x Kt 20. Q to K4 21. Q to K3 22. R to Kt3 23. QRtoKtsq 24. KttoB4 25. KtxP 26. Kt to K7 ch 27. KtxKt 28. Q to Kt5 29. B x Q 30. B to B6 ch Dr. Zeissl. Black. KR to K so Q to Q2 QxB QRtoOsq P to KB4 Kt to K2 Q to R5 P to KKt3 Kt to Q4 Q x R K to R sq Q to R5 QxQ P to R3 Resigns 4...P to Q5 is not so good as 4...Kt to B3, because Black cannot maintain the centre ; on the contrary, White gets a strong centre. The fifth, sixth, and seventh moves were made in the wrong order, but it makes no difference eventually. 7...Bto Kt5 ch is no good ; he should have played 7...B to QB4, followed by Castles. On the same principle as White, Black should try to break White's centre with 11...P to B3. White's Castling, although it turns out right, is not altogether without alloy, because Black might have tried a sacrificing combination with 14...Ki x KP, and if 15. QxB, then 15...Kt x P ch ; 16. K to B2, Kt to B7, with Rook and two Pawns, and so two minor pieces. Another pretty variation would have been instead of the useless 15...P to. QR3, 15...P to QKt4. If 16. Q x P, then 16...QR to Kt sq ; 17. Q to R4, R to Kt3, followed by doubling Rooks. If 17. Qx either Kt, then 17...Q to R6 ch ; 18. K to B2, R to Kt7 ch ; 19. K to Q3, Kt to Kt5 ch, and wins. So far there were only omissions, but now comes an error ot commission with 17...Qto Q2 (instead of 17...QR to Q sq), after which Schlechter, with 18. B to R3, gets a powerful attack and wins the game brilliantly. . PROBLEM NO. 178. By B. J. M. Markx, of Leiden. BLACK. WHITE. White to play and mate in two moves. SOLUTION OF PROBLEM No. 177. 1. Q to K3, Kt to Q5 ; 2. Q to B3 ch, BxQ; 3. Kt to K3 mates. Other variations obvious. . —i— A DOG STORY. Mr. Hamish Stuart sends us a new example of canine sagacity and maternal solicitude which has just occurred in South Uist, and which he has received from a correspondent (the father of the owner of the dog) whose accuracy is unimpeachable. About six weeks ago a pure-bred Scotch, terrier bitch, belonging to Mr. McLennan, the Postmaster at Lochboisdale, had a litter of pups, all of which save one were drowned. This puppy died and was buried by the owner in a spot unknown to the bitch. A few days later, when walking near the grassy margin of one of the many lochs on the island, the owner was surprised to see the bitch appear with the dead puppy in her mouth. Her next action surprised him still more. The bitch laid the puppy down, and after gently licking-it f proceeded to scrape a hole with her feet in the ground. In this, when sufficiently deep, she placed the puppy and finally filled m the grave. She now returns periodically to see that it has not been disturbed. PINK'S JAMS contain no ARTIFICIAL COLOURING. PINK'S JAMS have no CHEMICAL PRESERVATIVE. PINK'S JAMS are ABSOLUTELY PURE. THEREFORE THE BEST.