Clipped From The Times
C11ESS PLAYING. The International Tournament lo Begin This Morning. The international chess tournament, under the auspices of the Philadelphia Chess Club, is to oegin to - uuy at o ciock, in tne Uhess 'Ulub rooms, at 10 .Merrick street. At a meeting of the committee, last evening, the following ollieial ist ot entries was announced: Philadelphia Chess Club L. 1). Barbour, 11. Davidson, Jacob Elson, I). M. Martinez, A. Roberts; England, J. K. Bird; St. Louis, Mux Judd; New York, James Mason; Boston, j. P. Ware. Messrs. Emersou Bennett, Henry Gayen and William 11. Helm - bold were selected as the committee of re - eree. It was resolved to fix the en trance fee of each player at S20. The rules and regulations of play, as published in Staunton's Chess Praxis, will be exclusively followed in this tourney. The time limit will be twelve moves au hour, by the sand - glass, for each layer. Each plaver is expected to contest two games with every otiier player, aud drawn games uu euuiu us nait games lor eaeu plaver. The lours of play will be from I) A. M. until 1 P. M., nd from 2 until G P. M., and from 7.30 P. M. intil midnight. Each nf these divisions will hB ailed a sitting. The plaver winning the great - t number of games will be declared the victor and entitled to first choice of prizes, and the layer winning the next greatest the second. The committee are not yet ready to announce the tro - niies 10 ocpiayeu lor, nut they sny that tne cash ud otiier prizes will be worth at least 81,000. ins morning the referees will assemble the eon. tcstants and arrange the order of playing.