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The Westminster Budget from London, Greater London, England • Page 26

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THE WESTMINSTER BUDGET JNOVEMBER 5, 1897 Immediately after the Beilin Congress, Janowski challenged Walbrodt to a match, seven games up, for £40 a-side. Walbrodt declined, and Janowski left Berlin to fulfil an engagement at the Frankfort Chess Club. It appears, however, that some further communications took place, for Janowski returned to Berlin, arid it was announced that the match would commence (probably) on Friday, October 22. Since then, however, nothing has been heard of it. A first-class tournament for the Championship of the City of London Chess Club is in progress now.

Twenty-three of the strongest members are taking part in the contest. The previous first-class tournament just concluded was won by Mr. Blackburne, owing to the defeat of Mr. Evans, who was leading all through, by Mr. Poole.

The City of London won a match against the Hampstead Chess Club, twenty-six boards, by twenty games to six. On Wednesday (Nov. 3) the club played a first-class match, thirty boards, against Ludgate Circus. The metropolitan Chess Club are also making strenuous efforts to rival the leading City club. Messrs.

Teichmann and Tinsley are down for simultaneous performances. The Club won a match from the best team of the Insurance Chess Club by fifteen games to five. On the 23rd ulr. a "Rapid Transit Tournament" took place. The essence of this tournament is the time 30sec.

a move. The tournament was played in teams of live each, each team playing every other team. The tournament proved to bj interesting, as a change from the work of match and ordinary tournament play, and was much appreciated by the members. The Ladies and their popular president, Lady Newnes, were "At Home on Monday afternoon from three o'clock to 6.30. We have received the following letter and pretty game Perth, Western Australia, September 21, 1897.

Dear have taken great interest in' your chess column in the IVesiminsler Budget for some time past, and I now take the liberty of forwarding a game played by myself which presents some remarkable features in the ending. The game was not a match one, but was played in about an hour. These off-hand games, by the way, often produce the prettiest play, and at the same time prove more entertaining to the sincerely, II, J. HILTON, Chess Champion of Western Australia RUY LOPEZ. Colebatch.

4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

19. 6. Black. to K4 Kt to QB3 Kt to B3 Kt Kt to Q3 Kt Kt to Q3 to K2 Castles to Q3 to K3 to Q2 QR to sq to Kt5 to B4 Kt tp Kt3 KttoK4 20. 21.

22. 23. 24. 25. 26.

27. 28. 29. 30. 31.

32. 33. 34. 35. 36.

37. 38. J. Hilton. White.

to KB4 QxP to KB3 Kt to Kt3 to Kt sq to Kt2 Qto Q5 II. White. 1. to K4 2. Kt to KB3 3.

to Kt5 Castles to Q4 to QR4 Px Kt to sq ch Kt to B3 to B4 to Q3 QR to sq to Q2 Kt to K4 to B3 to Kt3 to Kt3 is L'Hermet's variation, which leads, however, to an even game only proper defended. 7 Kt to Q3 is inferior to to Q3 8 PxK Kt K5 Black has a White should have continued 8. to Kt5, to K2 9. to R3 to KKt sq to K5 to Kt3 to B2 ch to KR sq QxQ to K7 to B6 T. Colebatch.

Black. Kt to Kt5 to R5 Kt RP. Kt BP ch to B4 ch to QKt5 ch to QB7 QxP to Q2- ch to Kt4 to Kt3 PxR KR to Kt sq to R4 Resigns no other means of defence than to Q2 ch, the Rook being attacked too; but he should have played to QB7 to prevent 33. to B2, a fine move which wins the very pretty one, with a remarkably pretty termination. A brilliant game between Albin and Winawer, at the Berlin Congress Giuoco PIANO.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

16. 17. 18. A. Albin.

White. to K4 Kt to KB3 to B4 to B3 to Q4 to K5 to QKt5 Kt to B3 to K3 Castles to KB4 to KR3 to R2 Kt to sq to R4 Kt to KB4 Winawer. Black. to K4 Kt to QB3 to B4 Kt to B3 to Q4 Kt to K5 to Kt3 Castles Kt to K2 Kt to B4 to KR3 PtoKt4 Kt to Kt2 to QB3 Kt Kt to KB4 to B4 A. Albin.

White. 19. PtoKt4 to B5 to QKt3 20. 21. 22.

23. 24. 25. 26. 27.

28. 29. 30. 31. 32.

33. 34. 35. to B2 to Kt sq to R4 to Kt3 to Q2 RxB to Q7 to KB2 to B6 Kt to B7 ch to Kt3 Kt to Kt2 Resigns. S.

Winawer. Black. to K5 to sq to B6 to Q2 KR to sq to sq to B8 QR to B5 to B6 Kt to K3 to sq to Q7 RxB 12. to KB4 is an unnecessary anxiety to preserve the bishop. 12.

to Q3 would have got rid of the uncomfortable vicinity of the Knight 5 whilst in the text he placed his to R2 quite out of play. The alternative of 14. to K3, although losing two moves, would have been preferable still. The advance of the king's side pawns, allowing to K5, made matters worse, and alter this ineffective sally Winawer commenced a formidable counter-attack, commencing with to sq, and the powerful to B6. From this point Winawer timed his moves with great precision, to Q2, making room for doubling of Rooks, and 25.

to R4 drove the Queen to sq, the very place for it, as to B5 forced White to sacrifice the Exchange, and the Queen could then retake with still more pressure upon the weak QP. The brilliant termination then followed. PROBLEM NO By BLACK. 79. of Sunbury.

10. Kt, 11. to sq ch, to sq; 12. 13. Kt to Kt5 with a good game, whereas he actually lost a pawn.

Nothing is to be said for the next stage of the game till to Kt3, when Black could have won the game as follows to Q4 19. Kt to Q2 (best, for if 19. Kt to B5, then to Q5 wins a piece), to Kt5 20. to Kt3 (if 20. to Q3, then RxR ch 21.

Kt and wins. Further, Black's combination beginning with to pretty sparkling, was not sound. He could have. played to Kt3 first, and wait with the counter-attack. It must, however, be admitted that the sacrifice of the piece RP was very tempting, as he got an equivalent in pawns for it.

It is pardonable to Overlook such an ingenious move as White's 31. B-to K5, threatening mate in five moves, beginning with ch, Black had WHITE. White to play and mate in three moves. SOLUTION OF PROBLEM NO. 7R 1.

to Q6, to Q4; 2. Kt to B4 ch, moves 3. mates at Q3 R6, or Kt4. 1 or moves 2. Kt to B4 and 3.

mates at Q5 or KR3. AN ACROBATIC GHOST AND ITS FATE. Plumstead has for the past week or so been the scene of a ghostly visitation in which the "spirit "has appeared enveloped at night in white array. Several children who saw the apparition wer alarmed that they have been laid up from the effects. Its ha were principally the grounds of St.

James's Church and schools, where lads to the number of about 100 assembled to the ghost, who was seen flitting about. The assailants hurled stones, by which several panes of glass were broken, and on the police appearing two of the ringleaders were arrested, but on being brought up at Woolwich subsequently were discharged. One night the visitor visited the grounds of Mr. J. R.

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