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24 THE WESTMINSTER BUDGET NOVEMBER 3, 1899 1 v. Barlow 0 1 v. Curnock 0 1 v. Girdlestone 0 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28. The Championship Tournament at the City of London Chess Club commenced on Wednesday evening. Eighteen of the best players of the club are competing in this important event, amongst them Mr. Lawrence (champion), Messrs. Physick and E. O. Jones (who took prizes in the recent London single-round tournament), and Messrs. Trenchard, Ward, and Loman. The following is the result of the first round : Scantlebury 1 v. Loman 0 Tietjen Trenchard 1 v. Sergeant 0 Ward Jones i v. Wood i Anspach Allcock 1 v. Woon 0 Physick v. Hd. Jacobs, and Lawrence v. Ht. Jacobs unfinished. The second event, the Winter Tournament, commences on Monday. The two tournaments are liberally endowed, the first prize in the former being "the Gastineau Cup," "the Championship Medal," and a purse of £15, presented by Sir George Newnes (President). The prizes in the second tournament are "the Murton Cup," and a purse of £10. We give below the game between Messrs. Sergeant and Trenchard. On Wednesday, Mr. Mason played twenty games simultaneously; he won thirteen, drew six, and lost one to the Rev. C. Coote. A Handicap Tournament is being arranged at the British Chess Club, to commence on November 12. Entries close on November 7. Three matches have been played on Thursday, in the A division of the League. The- Insurance Chess Club defeated Ludgate Circus by 10 }4 games to 9 }4, the Captain of the Insurance (Mr. T. Lawrence) beating his opponent (Mr. A. Howell) on Board No. 1. The Metropolitan Chess Club defeated the Lee Chess Club by 11 )4 games to 8^, in spite of losing their game on Board No. 1, which was in charge of Mr. Mortimer, his opponent being Mr. W. Ward. Hampstead scored ten points to West London's eighth—two unfinished games having to be adjudicated. P. W. Sergeant. White. 1. PtoK4 2. Kt to KB3 3. B to KtS 4. P to Q3 5. KttoB3 6. B to Q2 7. B to QB4 8. B to Kt3 9. RP x Kt 10. Q to K2 11. P to R3 12. RtoKKtsq 13. Kt to KR2 14. QxQ 15. P x P 16. Kt to B sq 17. PtoB3 18. Castles 19. R to R sq 20. KttoK2 21. KKt to Kt3 22. KtxKt 23. PtoR4 RUY LOPEZ. H. W. Trenchard. P. W. Sergeant. Black. White. P to K4 24. B to Kt5 Kt to QB3 25. P to R5 PtoB4 26. PxP P to Q3 27. K to Q2 Kt to B3 28. B to R4 B to K2 29. R to R sq Kt to QR4 30. P x P Kt x B 31. K x P Castles 32. K to Kt2 P to B3 33! K to B sq Q te K Sq 34. Kt to B5 Q to R4 ' 35. K to Q sq PxP 36. KttoK7ck Kt x Q 37. BxB B to K3 38. K to K sq P to QR3 39. R to QKt sq k PtoQ4 40. KtoBsq B to QB4 41.KtoKsq P to Q5 42. K to B sq 1 B to K2 43. RtoKt4 Ktx Kt 44. B to B5 P to B4 Resigns P to QR4 H. W. Trenchard. Black. B to Q3 P to R5 PtoB5 PtoR3 QR x P P to B6 ch , P x P ch R to B sq ch R to Kt5 ch QR to B5 R x P ch' BtoKt5 B x Kt B to Kt6 R x P ' KR to B7 KR to B7 ch R to K7 ch ' B to B5 P to QK,t4 R to QB7 ch Mr. Trenchard holds to his favourite defence, 3...P to B4. Both 4. P to Q3 and 4. Q to K2 yield a good game to White, although the preference might be given to 4. Q to K2. In the Vienna Tournament Mr. Trenchard played the inferior 5...P x P ; the text-move is better, and White should have " replied 6. B to Kt5. Further, White's 7. B to B4 is inapplicable in this position, as Black immediately exchanges this Bishop, consequently a lost move. There is nothing to be said about that part of the game following the exchange ot Queens, until 19. R to R sq, when interesting complications might have occurred if White had been tempted to 19. B to K3 instead of displacing the Rook, the continuation being: 19...P to Q5 ; 20. B to B2, Kt.to'BS ; 21. Kt to Kt3, B x RP; 22. P x B, Kt x P, and wins. The play in the text, however, is not satisfactory either, Mr. Trenchard pursuing a steady attack with the Queen's side pawn, well supported by the two Bishops, and the issue of the game is only a matter of time. An instructive game from the recent London International Tournament. It shows .with what comparative ease and safety Maroczy conducts the French Defence, even against such an opponent as Pillsbury : FRENCH DEFENCE. H* N. Pillsbury. G. Maroczy. H. N. Pillsbury. G. Maroczy White. Black. White. Black. 1. PtoK4 Pto K3 26. Kt to K3 B x Kt 2. PtoQ4 P to Q4 27. Q x B QxQ 3. Kt to QB3 Kt to KB3 28.RxQ K to Kt2 4. BtoKt5 B to K2 29. P to QB4 PxP 5. B x Kt BxB 30. B x BP B to B3 6. Kt to B3 Castles 31. R to-Q2 K to R3 7. B to Q3 P to B4 32. R to Q6 K to Kt4 8. P to K5 B to K2 33. B to Q5 BxB 9. P to KR4 P to B3 34. R x B R to QB2 10. PxQBP KttoB3 35. R to K4 R(Ksq)toQBsq 11. PxP PxP 36. PtoQR4 R to B4 12. QtoQ2 R to B2 37. R to Q7 R (B sq) to B2 13. Castles QR BxP 38. R to Q8 R to B sq 14. P to KKt4 Kt to K4 39. R to Q7 R (B sq) to B2 15. Q to K2 Kt x Kt 40. R to Q8 R to B sq 16. Q x Kt B to Q2 41. R to Q3 R (B sq) to B2 17. KRtoKtsq QtoKt3 42. K to R2 R to B7 18. R to Kt2 QR to KB sq 43. R to Q8 R to B sq 19. QR to Kt sq K to R sq 44. R to Q7 R (B sq) to B2 20. QtoK2 B to Q5 45.'R to Q8 R to Kt2 21. P to R5 B to K4 46. R to Q3 R (Kt2) to QB2 •22. KttoQsq B to B5 ch 47. R to Q8 R to Kt2 23. KtoKtsq P to K4 48. R to Q3 R (Kt2) toQB2 ,24.PtoKB3 R to K2 49. R to Q8 R to Kt2 25. RtoKsq QR to K sq 50. R to Q3 ' Draw 7...P to B4 is the right move, but it may also be played instead of Castling. Pillsbury adopts Potter's variation, 9. P to KR4, to be followed —if allowed'by Black—by B x P ch, K x B ; Kt to Kt5 ch, &c. Maroczy, disposes of this hackneyed attempt with 9...P to B3, and 10...P x P. He further disposes of White's KKt with 15...Kt x Kt, leaving White still less chance of forcing an attack in spite of his Castling QR, and doubling Rooks on the KKt iile. Maroczy might have here tried for an attack himself with 21...B x Kt, and later on with 28...P to K5 ; but as the defending player against an opponent of Pillsbury's calibre, he was justified in securing a draw, which is accomplished easily by a simple repetition of moves in the end, thus leaving Pillsbury the option of playing for a win, which, however, the position did not warrant. The game is a good and sound specimen of this form of the French Defence. , PROBLEM NO. 182. By Max Feigl. BLACK. WHITE. White to play and mate in two moves. SOLUTION OF PROBLEM NO. 181. 1. R to Kt5, K x Kt ; 2. P to Q8 = B, KxB; 3. R to Kt8 mates. 1 .., K to Q sq ; 2. Kt to B6 ch, K to B2 ; 3. P to Q8 ^ Q mates. 1. , K to Q3 ; 2. P to Q8 = Qch,.Kto B4; 3. P to B6 dis ch mates. 2. K to K4; 3. Kt to Kt6 mates. - + • _ PINK'S JAMS PINK'S JAMS PINK'S JAMS contain no ARTIFICIAL COLOURING. have no CHEMICAL PRESERVATIVE. are ABSOLUTELY PURE. THEREFORE THE EST. MR. LANG ON AN AUTHOR'S GRIEVANCE. Mr. Andrew Lang thinks the Law of Copyright wants amend -r ment badly. In the November Longman's he thus expresses himself on the point : One grievance, if no more, authors labour under—the running out pf copyright by efflux of time. Think how Scott, his debts paid, would have provided for his family had copyright, lasted longer. The heirs of Keats and Coleridge, men neglected by purchasers in their day, would have been bequeathed a competence. Most of Dickens's works are now out of copyright—a real hardship while an author's sons and daughters are in the land. Surely copyright might be protected, " for two lives " at least. The authors literally " created " the property, which, in their lifetime, many of them did not enjoy. If we are to have property at all, the author's property ought to be the most, not the least, sacred. The present law, Mr. Lang thinks, does not injure many novelists, as their books rarely survive their lives.