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44 THE WESTMINSTER BUDGET DECEMBER 15, 1899 ©GIT SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9. "The score in the Championship Tournament of the City of London Chess Club is as follows : Drawn. Won. Lawrence 6 ... Loman 5 .. 1 lit. Jacobs 4 Ward 5 - Lost. 1 2 1 Drawn. Won. Hd. Jacobs 4 ... Allcock 3 ..... . 1 Physick 3 1 Jones ............ 2 3 The Spread Eagle beat the Athenaeum in an A Division match by twelve games to eight. Lost. . 3 . 1 . 2 . 1 On the 17th inst. commences the Kalisch Tournament in Vienna, best Austrian players have entered for it. The Mr. Philip H. Williams, of 36, Downshire-hill, Hampstead, desires to make it known that he has a number of copies of his small collection of problems for sale at Is. each, and that he will forward such copies post free on receipt of postal orders. He intends to apply the whole receipts to the Daily Telegraph Shilling Fund for the Transvaal War. He proposes to leave the offer open until December 23. A correspondent sends us the following interesting game, played nearly half a century ago between the late Professor Anderssen and the late Mr. Lowenthal: BISHOP'S GAMBIT. Anderssen. White. 1. PtoK4 2. P to KB4 3. B to B4 4. B x P 5. Kt to KB3 6. P x Kt 7. Castles 8. PtoQ4 9. Kt to B3 10. Kt to K2 11. V to B4 12. PtoQ5 13. KK't to Q4 14. B x P 15. K to R sq 16. Q to Kt sq 17. QR'xQ 18. P to Kt4 19. Kt to QB3 20. B x B 21. Kt to B6 22. P to Kt5 23. Kt to K7 ch 24. Kt x R 25. Kt to K4 26. R x P 27. R to QB sq 28. P to QR4 29. Kt to Kt5 30. R x RP Lowenthal. •Anderssen. Black, White. P to K4 31. Kt to K4 Px P 32. Kt x P P to Q4 .33. Kt to B5 Kt to KB3 34. R to B2 Kt x B 35. R to K2 QxP 36. Kt to Kt3 B to Q3 37. K to Kt sq Castles 38. R to K6 Q to KB4 39. R to QB7 Kt to B3 40. Kt to B sq Pto QKt3 41. R x R * Kt to K2 42. R x P Q to K5 43. K to H2 B to QB4 44. K to B3 B to KKt5 45. Kt to K3 QxQ 46. K to B4 QR to B sq 47. R to Q6 B to Q3 48. Kt to B4 Kt to Kt3 49. Kt to K5 P x B 50. Kt x B B to Q2 51. R to R6 KttoK4 52. K to B5 K to R sq 53. R to R7 ch R x Kt 54. P to R4 Kt x P 55. P to Kt4 B x P 56. P to R5 R to K sq 57. K to B4 P to KR3 58. R to R2 Kt to K4 59. R to KB2 B to B5 60. K to K5, and Lowenthal. Black. B x P R to K3 R to Kt3 B to K5 Kt to Q6 B to B3 R to Kt5 R to QB5 R to B8 ch BxRP Kt x R Kt to K7 ch Kt to B5 Kt to R4 KttoB3 B to Q2 K to Kt sq K to B sq K to K2 Kt x Kt Kt to B sq K to B2 K to Kt sq K to R2 KttoKt3 Kt to R5 ch K to Kt sq K to R2 , P to Kt4 ch ultimately drawn 3. Kt to KB3 was Lowenthal's recommendation. It is a safe defence, and may be adopted because it is less complicated than the 4...Q to R5 variation. Black should not Castle, but try to defend the Gambit Pawn after 8. P to Q4 with 8...Q to KR4, followed at moment by P to KKt4. In answer to check with either plays the K to Q sq or to B sq, with chances of a later on. He might, perhaps, still have ventured upon 10. Kt to K2, P to KKt4. Against an opponent Lowenthal played more cautiously, giving up the desirous as second player to get an even game, game after the loss of the Pawn and the forced Queens, having weakened his position with 11...P to left full scope for the manoeuvre of White's-Knights, have tried 17 ..QB x Kt; 18. Kt x Kt, B to Q3; P x B, to defend afterwards the isolated Pawn, whilst the opportune Q or R, Black c ounter-atfack 9...Q to KR4; like Anderssen Gambit Pawn, being But he has no even exchange of QKt3, which He could 19. B x B, he actually lost the Exchange. The latter course he preferred to 22... B x Kt, as after 23. QP x B the passed Pawn would have been too strong, even without o'her contingencies which are glaringly obvious. Black plays remarkably well afterwards, and the game becomes highly interesting, commencing with 26...B x P. If 27. R x B, then 27...Kt to R6, winning back the Exchange. He made a gallant effort, no doubt, but White did not play the best moves. We find, for instance, that after 49...K to K2,White could have won with 50. R x Kt, P x R; 51. Kt x B, K x Kt; 52. K to B5, K to K2 ; 53. K to Kt6, &c game is interesting even to the very last move, and a legitimate draw. A smart little game from the London International Tournament: QUEEN'S PAWN OPENING. The S. Tinsley. White. 1. PtoQ4 P to K3 B to Q3 P to QB3 Kt to K2 P to KR3 Castles B to B2 Kt to B4 P to B3 P x P Kt to Q2 Kt to B3 Kt to K5 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. C. Schlechter. Black. P to Q4 15. Kt to KB3 16. KttcB3 17. P to K4 18. B to Q3 19. Castles 20. P to K5 21. KttoK2 22. P to B3 23. B to B2 24. KtxP 25. PtoKB4 26. Q to K sq P to KKt4 S. Tinsley. White. Kt (B4) to Q3 Kt x Kt B to Q2 Kt to B2 RtoKsq P to B4 P to B5 P to Kt4 P to K4 Px P B x Kt B to K3 Resigns C. Schlechter. Black. Kt to Kt3 P x Kt R to B2 Kt to Kt6 Q to B sq Q to Q3, Q. to K2 P to Kt5 Kt x P Q to R5 BP x B B to R7 ch It is a well-known fact (difficult to explain) that the notion prevails amongst players who are not familiar with the Openings that they can take the strong 1 player " out of the Books " by resorting to irregularities in the opening moves. Instead of taking the opponent out of the books, however, they take themselves out of the books. Now, Mr. Tinsley knows the opening moves ot the QP openings as well as any master, yet he will adopt Fianchettos and all sorts of devices except the recognised best moves—best, for having been analysed and tried in practic il play by the foremost masters. In the above game he starts with 2. P to K3, and instead of continuing with P to KB4, the Stonewall, he played 3. P to QB3, allowing Black to open his game with 4...P to K4. Further, he weakens his King's sides (intending to Castle KR) with the useless P to KR3 ; next he neglects to notice Black's plan after 10....B to B2, it being obvious that he intends Q to Q3, followed by P to KKt4. He had a simple means of providing for this with 12. B x Kt, P x B ; 13. Kt to Q2, P to B4 ; 14. R to B2, Q to Q3; 15. Kt to B sq, guarding the mate after P to KKt4, &c. After seventeen moves the position has only to be glanced at to see that White's game is untenable. His pieces are out of play, whilst Black has a fine attack, and all his forces handy for the final assault. Mr. Loyd's problem deserves a careful study from the point of view of problem construction. This week's problem will be found puzzling to many of our solvers, although only a two-mover. PROBLEM NO. 189. By C. W., of Sunbury. BLACK (four pieces). WHITE (five pieces). White to play and mate in two moves. SOLUTION OF PROBLEM NO. 188. 1. Q to Kt4 ch, P to B4 ; 2. P x P e.p. dis ch mates. • + THE YOUNGEST CAPITAL IN EUROPE. " Paris is old, but its houses are young," writes a correspondent. "The half of Parisian houses have hardly been in existence for twenty-five years ; that is to say, the lifetime of a horse. Not one in fifteen can count a hundred and fifty birthdays, the age of trees in France when cut down for timber. In the French capital the majority of inhabitants are older than the dwellings they occupy. If considered from this point of view, Paris is the newest of European capitals ; it is also the loftiest in the matter of house-tops. Whilst in Berlin and Vienna five- storied houses are rare, in Paris seven stories are common. Curiously enough, there is an ascending scale of height from the suburbs to the heart of the city ; whilst beyond the fortifications 650 houses out of 1,000 have one or two stories only, within the zone of old Paris 950 houses out of 1,000 have from four to six stories. These and many other interesting facts are told us by M. D'Avenel, the indefatigable and entertaining statistician of France, ancient and modern. (See 1 Le Mecanisme de la Vie,' third series). "