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24 THE WESTMINSTER BUDGET OCTOBER 13, 1899 Dwarkanath Mujaki, and the second prize by an Englishman E. Robertson. The following little game is remarkable for its. brevity and brilli tncy Janowsky obtained a winning position after barely a dozen moves, h one of the shortest games in the tournament:. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7. PROBLEM NO. 179. By H. Greenwell, of Newcastle. BLACK. WHITE. Wh te to play and mate in three moves. SOLUTION OF PROBLEM NO. 178. 1. Kt to Q7, any move ; 2. Q or Kt mates. A White P at KB4 is required in Problem No. 177. The prize of ten guineas given by Mrs. Lewis and Harry Lewis for the most brilliant game played in the recent London International Tournament was awarded by the special committee appointed for that purpose to E. Lasker for the game won against Steinitz in the Second Round (see Westminster Budget, July 14). The second prize, a gold badge given by the Ladies' Chess Club, fell to J. H. Blackburne for the game won against Lasker. Both games are very fine, but Blackburne's is so far inferior to Lasker's that he had a bad position, and only averted eventual defeat by the sacrifice of two Pawns. Lasker could take the first Pawn safely ; but capturing the second Pawn gave Blackburne the opportunity of winning the game brilliantly. Lasker's was a fine game from beginning to end. is Mr. Blackburne inaugurates the winter season of the City of London Chess Club with an exhibition of blindfold play, commencing this day, at three o'clock, against eight opponents. The club has also arranged a match on October 17 with the Ladies, the latter receiving the odds of a Knight all round. Mason will play simultaneously against twenty members of the club on October 24 ; whilst a Winter Tournament and Championship Tournament are being organised, the entries closing on October 14. SICILIAN DEFENCE. W. Cohn. D. Janowsky. W. Cohn. D. Janowsky. White. Black. White. Black. 1. P to K4 P to QB4 12. Kt to QKt sq PtoQ5 2. Kt to QB3 P to K3 13. B x Kt ch Kt x B 3. P to Klvt3 P to Q4 P x P 14. Q to Q3 Q to Q4 4. P x P P to Q4 P x P 15. R to B sq Kt to K4 5. P to Q4 B to K3 16. Q to Kt3 QtoKt7 6. BtoKt2 P x P 17. QxB Kt to B6 ch 7. QxP Kt to QB3 18. K to Q sq QxRch 8. Q to QR4 B to QKt5' 19. B to K sq B to B5 9. B to Q2 P to QR3 20. Kt to B4 P to R5 10. KKt to K2 P to QKt4 21. Q to Q2 Castles 11. Q to Kt3 KKt to K2 22. Kt to Q3 KR to K sq 11. Q to Kt3 Resigns KR to K sq Cohn, adopting the King's Fianchetto development, tacitly admits that special caution is required against such an ingenious opponent as Janowsky. He played, however, the opening indifferently, else it would hardly be possible for the defence to obtain a counter-attack in a few moves. White's weak moves are : (1) 5. P to Q4 instead of 5. P to Q3 ; (2) 6. B to Kt2 instead of 6. KKt to K2 ; (3) 7. Q x P instead of 7. QKt to K2. Taking the Pawn with the Queen brought out 7...Kt to QB3 attacking the Queen, and the Queen got into an uncomfortable position. He could have released it with 9. P to QR3, dislodging the B at Kt5, instead of which, underrating the danger, he played 10. KKt to K2, and then it was too late to save the game. Janowsky played splendidly, and the game is altogether a perfect little gem. This game is interesting in showing Lasker's treatment of the and his deep analysis of complicated positions, as illustrated after twentieth move : CARO-KANN F. J. Lee. Opening Black's E. Lasker. White. 1 1. P to K4 2. P to Q4 3. Kt to QB3 4. Kt x P 5. Kt to Kt3 6. Kt to B3 7. P to KR4 8. B to Q3 9. Q x B 10. B to Q2 11. Castles QR 12. KR to K sq 13. Q to Kt3 ' 14. Kt to K2 15. R to B sq 16. Q to R4 17. P to B4 18. Kt to B3 19. PtoKKt3 20. Black. PtoQB3 P to Q4 PxP B to B4 B to Kt3 Kt to Q2 PtoKR3 B x B KKt to B3 P to K3 Q to B2 Castles B to Q3 Kt to Kt5 Kt (Q2) to B3 K to Kt sq Q to K2 Q to B2 Q to B sq P to K4 DEFENCE. E. Lasker. White. 21. PxP 22. B to K3 23. B x P ch 24. R to Q4 25. Kt x P ch 26. QxP 27. Q to R5 ch 28. B to B5 29. P x B 30. Kt x R 31. P to B6 ch 32. Q to R8 ch 33. Q to R7 ch 34. QxKtch 35. R to Q sq 36. Kt to B3 dis ch 37. QtoQ6ch 38. QtoQ3ch 39. Kt to K5 ch F. J. Lee. Black. Kt x P Kt x P K to B2 P to QKt4 P x Kt Kt to R6 K to Kt2 c BxB R x R Q to Q sq K to B sq K to B2 Kto Q3 K to Q4 Q to Kt3 K to K3 K to B4 K to Kt5 Resigns ISC h The programme of the piojected International Tournament in Paris next summer will be issued shortly. We read that " the Mr. Pakemari who has been arrested at Johannesburg on a charge of high treason is an accomplished chess player. On returning from the Transvaal some years back he joined the Hastings C.C. and took part in its match fixtures. Afterwards, on purchasing a newspaper property at Derby, he played for the Derbyshire C.C. He received a tempting journalistic offer last February, and returned to the Transvaal, with the result disclosed in the papers a few weeks ago." The Chess Club at Calcutta, which was formed last March, has concluded its first tournament, played in two sections, one of Europeans, the other of natives. The two winners in these sections contested a final match of two gamesj which resulted in the first prize being won by a native, P to QKi4 Lee played this defence several times in the Tournament. Against Maroczy, however, he made a better stand, Maroczy having played 3. P to KB3 instead of Lasker's Kt to QB3. Against the former Lee played 3...P x P ; 4. P x P, P to K4. The latter move he might also have made here; The text move is loss of time, as White attacks the Bishop with J<t to Kt3, and threatens it further with 7. P to KR4. . There are two points to be touched upon—viz., 14...Kt to K5 instead ol Kt to Kt5 ; and 17...P to B4 instead of 17...Q to K2. If White replies 18. Kt to B3, then 18...B to IJ5; 19. Kt to Kt5, B x B ch ; 20. R x B, Q to Kt 3, &c. Losing two moves by shifting the Queen about gave Lasker time to get up a threatening attack, Lee meeting it halfway with the tempting 20...P to K4, the complications of. which were too intricate for him. He overlooked that White could leave die Knight en prise and obtain a winning attack by the sacrifice of the QKt. The ending, and in fact the whole game, is one of Lasker's best efforts. ' -* ' THE BOERS AND FRENCH IN OLD DAYS. With reference to the refusal of the Transvaal Government to permit the use of the English language in the Parliamentary debates, it may be of interest, to recall the circumstance that tlfe efforts of the French refugees who arrived at the Cape •in 1688 to 1699 to preserve their language was discouraged by the Dutch, who at that time were in possession of the Cape. In-1709 the use of French in addressing the Government upon official matters was publicly prohibited, and in 1724 the reading of the Church Service in the French language took place for the last time. The French astronomer, the Abbe la Caille, who visited the Cape in 1752, writes in his "Journal " : "There are no longer any of the old refugees of 1680 to 1690 at the Cape ; only their children remain who speak French, and they are very old. I did not meet any person who spoke French who was under forty years of age unless he had just arrived from France." Before the close of the last century the French language had ceased to be spoken at the Cape. ___________ BORD'S PIANOS.—26 per cent. Discount for Cash, or 14s. 6d. per Mdnth (second-hand^ 10s. 6d. per Month), on the Three Years' Hire System. Lists free of C. STILES and CU., 40 and 42,Southampton -row, London, W.C. Pianos exchanged.