GAMES. Edited by J. WISKER. The following 13 Games were played in the Tournament at Vienna. The remaining 2 games were played also at Vienna by the gentlemen engaged in this great contest. GAME 152. Played the 21st July 1873. Scotch Gambit. White. Dr. MEITNER. 1 P to K 4 2 Kt to KB3 3 P to Q 4 4 Kt takes P 5 Q takes Kt 6 B to K3 7 B takes Q 8 Kt to Q B3 9 Castles 10 P to K R3 11 P to K Kt 4 12 P to K B4 13 B to K Kt 2 (b) 22 R to Q3 27 P takes P 23 R to Q R sq 29 Q R to Q 8q 30 Kt to R2 31 B to K 8q 32 P to K 5 33 P takes BP 34 Kt takes P (f) 35 R takes R 36 R to R 7 ch 37 B to B 6 38 B to KR 4 39 B to B 2 40 B to Q5 8 P to Q B3 9 B to K3 10 K Kt to B3 11 Kt to Q 2 12 P to KB3 13 B to K 2 14 B to K B 2 15 Castles, Q side 16 Kt to Q Kt 3 17 K R to K sq 18 B to B sq 19 Kt to Q B5 21 P to KR3 22 Kt to Q2 23 K to B2 24 P to Q Kt 3 25 P to Q R 3 26 P to Q Kt 4 27 Q R P takes P 28 R to Q R sq (e) 29 P to Kt 5 30 KR to Q Kt 8q 31 P to Q B4 32 R to R3 33 P takes P 34 R takes R 35 P takes Kt 36 K to Q sq 37 B to K sq 38 B to K 2 39 Kt to B4 (d) If 21 K to Kt 2 22 Kt takes Kt 20 Kt takes P ch 21 Kt to Kt 4 22 P takes Kt and Black's Q P is isolated, and he is liable to a dangerous attack from the enemy's Bishops. (e) Both parties appear anxious to draw the game. (f) White gains a Pawn and a fine attack by giving up the Kt, but these advantages are not sufficient to counterbalance the sacrifices. White had the superior game, and by conducting it steadily he might have won. (g) By carrying his Rook round to this side he insures at least a draw, owing to the unfortunate position of the Black K. (h) Herr Anderssen struggles hard to win, but without success. A piece must now be given up for the Pawn. The game is interesting throughout, and the latter part of it is beautifully played on both sides. 40 B to Q 2 19 K to R 2 21 B to B 2 45 Kt to Q 2 46 R to R 8 ch 46 B to B sq 22 P to Kt3 25 Kt to B5 27 Q to R 3 47 K to Qsq 53 R to R sq 23 Q to Q sq (h) 24 Q takes B 26 Kt to B3 28 K to Kt 2 29 Kt takes Kt 30 R to K B sq 31 QB P takes Q P 53 B to R 3 54 B to Kt 4 54 Kt to Q2 32 B takes P 33 P to B4 57 R to R 4 57 P to Q 4 3 B to K 2 4 K Kt to B3 5 Castles 6 Q Kt to B3 7 Kt to QR4 8 B to Q2 9 P to QB 4 10 P to QR3 11 P to Q Kt 4 12 P to KR3 13 B takes B 14 B to K 3 15 Kt to Q B3 16 Kt to K 2 17 Kt to Kt 3 18 Kt to B 5 (e) 19 Q to Q 2 (f) 20 B to Kt 4 21 P to Q 4 22 B takes P (g) 24 P to Q5 29 B takes Kt 30 P to QB 5 31 QBP takes Q P 32 Q to B 2 (k) 33 P takes BP 34 B takes P 35 P to Kt 3 36 B to Kt 4 37 R to K B sq (1) 38 K to Kt 2 39 QR to Q sq 40 Q to Q 2 41 P to KR 4 (m) 43 R takes R (a) The opening is tamely conducted by White. (b) An unsound style of play, losing time. The QB should be played to K 3, and the Kt developed at Q 2. (c) Again Mr. Blackburne errs in the open ing. The QB is of no use on this square, when the adverse B is at K 2. (d) An inexplicable move, shutting in the QR. This Bishop must afterwards be played back to the square from which it came. Mr. Blackburne was right in desiring to bring his Kt round to the King s side, but he shou d first have brought out his QR. (e) Black has now the better game. (f) Threatening to take K RP with B (g) Well played. If the Kt be taken, White loses :-23 B takes P ch 24 B takes R 25 P to Q5 remaining with the exchange ahead and a very superior game. 3 P takes P 4 Q Kt to B3 5 B to Q 2 6 B takes B 7 Kt to B3 (a) 8 B to K 2 10 Kt to K sq 11 Q takes B 12 Q to K 3 13 B takes Kt 14 Q to Q 2 (c) 15 Kt to B3 16 KR to K sq 17 Q to B 4 18 Q to B sq (d) 19 K to K 5 20 Kt takes R 21 Kt to B3 22 Q to Q 2 23 R to K sq 24 R to K 4 25 Kt to K sq 26 R to K 7 27 R to K 5 (e) 28 Q to R 5 29 Q takes RP 30 Q to R 8 ch 31 Q to R 4 ch 32 Q to R 5 Drawn. (a) It is not often that this old form of the Philidor defence arises in these times. It was frequently played during the period of Morphy's visit to Europe. (b) Weak. P to K 5 is stronger. (c) The most common effect of this opening is to produce a draw. In the present game Black apparently plays to draw. (d) The manoeuvres are lifeless, and to all appearance without object. (e) Such a game defies criticism. GAME 155. Played 21st July 1873. White. Herr GELBFUHS. 1 P to K 4 2 Kt to K B3 3 B to Q Kt 5 4 Kt takes Kt 5 P to Q3 6 Castles 7 P to K B4 8 P to KR 3 (a) 17 B to Q 2 19 P to K 5 20 P to KB 5 (c) 23 B to K B4 24 K to K Kt 3 25 P to KR 4 26 P to K Kt 5 27 P to K R5 29 P to K B6 29 P takes Kt P 30 B takes Kt P 33 P to KR 6 (f) 36 K to K Kt 3 37 K to KB 2 38 R to Q B sq 39 K to K 2 40 K to Q 2 41 R to K B sq 42 R to KB 2 46 K to K sq 47 Kt takes B 48 Kt to R5 49 Kt to B 6 50 Kt to K8 51 Kt P takes P 52 Q P takes P 53 Kt to Q 6 51 Kt to Kt 7 55 Kt takes P 56 Kt to B4 57 Kt to Q 2 58 K to K 2 59 K to Q 3 64 K to Q 2 65 Kt to Kt 4 66 Kt to B 6 ch 67 Kt to R 5 Resigns. Black. Mr. H. E. BIRD. 1 P to K 4 2 Kt to Q B3 3 Kt to Q 5 4 P takes Kt 5 B to QB 4 6 Q to KR 5 7 Kt to K B3 8 P to QB3 9 P to Q3 10 Q takes Q 11 Castles 12 P to Q Kt 4 13 P to Q Kt 5 14 P to Q R 4 15 Kt to Q 2 16 B to Q R 3 17 B to Q Kt 3 18 QR to QB sq 24 K B to Q B2 25 KB to Q Kt sq 26 Q R to B3 27 B to Q B sq 29 P to KR3 29 P takes Kt P 30 K takes Kt P 31 B to Q B 2 32 K to KB sq 33 R to K Kt 3 34 B to K B 4 45 B to K Kt 5 (h) 46 B takes R 47 B to K 3 49 K takes P 49 K to Kt 3 50 P to QB 5 51 P takes P 52 B takes P 53 B to Q Kt 6 (i) 54 B takes RP 55 K to B 4 56 B to Kt 6 57 B to Q 4 58 K takes P 59 P to K B4 60 P to K B5 61 P to Q Kt 6 (k) 62 B to Kt 2 63 B to Q R 3 ch 64 K to K 5 65 P to B 6 66 K to B 4 67 P to B 7 however tends greatly to relieve Mr. Bird from anxiety. (d) Threatening to take the Q P. (e) This portion of the game is well played by White. Black cannot now take the K P because of the dis. check. (f) Badly played. White again sacrifices the advantage he had gained. Had he now played B to K B 6, the game was lost for Black. (g) The game is now in Black's favour. He has two Bishops and his adversary's Pawns are broken up. (h) A very good move, much better than the more obvious one B to K B 6. Suppose 23 Kt to Kt 4 24 P to K 5 (e) 25 B takes Ki 26 Kt takes R 27 Q R to K sq 28 R takes R 29 R to Q sq 30 Q to B3 39 R to KR sq 41 Kt takes Kt P 42 Q to R 6 ch 43 Q to K 6 ch 44 Q takes Kt 19 P to Kt 3 (c) 20 Kt to B3 21 KR to K2 22 P to Kt 4 23 B to Kt 2 (3) 24 Kt takes P 25 R takes B (f) 26 R takes Kt 27 B to B sq 28 Q P takes R 29 B to Q3 30 Q to QB sq 31 B to K 2 32 Q to K sq 6 Q to Q3 7 Kt takes Kt 8 Castles 9 P takes P 10 Q B to B 4 11 Kt to Q2 12 P to KR 3 (b) 13 P to QB3 14 B to Q sq (c) 15 Kt to Kt 3 16 R to K sq 17 P to KB3 18 B to K3 19 B to Kt 5 20 Q to K 3 (d) 21 Kt to Q 4 22 QR to Kt sq 23 Kt takes KP (e) 24 Q takes P ch 25 B to B 4 26 B to K 3 Resigns. 6 Q Kt to B3 7 P takes Kt 8 P to Q4 9 BP takes P 10 B to K 2 11 Castles 12 B to Kt 2 13 Q to Q 2 14 KR to Q 9q 15 P to Q R 4 16 Kt to K5 17 Kt to KB3 18 KR to QB sq 19 Q to QB 2 20 P to QR 5 21 P to QR6 22 P takes P 23 P takes Kt 24 K to B sq 25 B to QB 4 ch 26 R to K sq 33 P to QB3 10 Q to Q R 4 34 Q to Q Kt sq 11 Q Kt to Q 4 11 Kt to Kt 3 35 K to Kt 2 36 P to KR 3 37 R P takes P 38 Q to K sq 39 Q to K Kt sq 40 Kt to Q2 41 P takes Kt 42 K to B 2 43 K to B sq Resigns. (a) This mode of conducting the Philidor Defence is tolerably safe, but somewhat inferior to the usual course of Ptakes P, followed by B to Q 2. (b) White's Queen now occupies a commanding position, from which she cannot be readily dislodged. (c) A perfectly needless manœuvre, which aids White in his attack. 12 Kt takes Kt 13 Kt takes 14 Castles 15 P to Q Kt 3 16 R to Kt sq 17 Kt takes Kt 18 B to R 3 19 KR to Q sq 20 K to B sq 21 B to Q 6 22 R to Q3 23 P to Q Kt 4 24 R to Kt 2 25 B to B 5 26 P takes R 26 P to Q Kt 3 27 B to K3 28 K to K 2 29 B to Q2 30 K to Q sq 27 P to Q Kt 4 28 B to K 2 29 K to K3 30 K to Q 4 Drawn. (a) The players who contested this partie will (d) Black's situation becomes less and less probably be gratified to find that their names attractive. (e) Well played, and decisive. could not be given to the world. The object of both seems to have been that of getting all the pieces off the board, and bringing about a draw, (f) Forced: the end is only a question of with the smallest possible expenditure of brain time. power. 1 P to K 4 2 P takes P 3 Q Kt to B3 7 P to Q3 (c) 8 B to Q2 9 Kt to Q 5 10 Kt to B 4 (e) 11 P to KR3 12 Q takes B 22 B to B 3 24 R takes B 25 Q R to B sq ch 26 Ř takes P (h) 27 R to B5 28 R takes R ch 29 K to K 2 30 K to B3 31 R to Kt 5 (i) 32 R to Kt 4 33 R takes P ch 34 R to Kt 4 ch 35 R to Q Kt 4 36 P to R 4 37 P takes P 38 R to B 4 ch 39 R to K 4 ch 40 K to K 3 41 R to K B4 42 R to Q 4 ch 43 P to K Kt 3 44 K to Q 2 (m) Mr. Blackburne's combination is very ingenious. (f) He could not safely take the Ki P ch 14 B takes P ch and Black wins a piece. 14 K to Kt sq 15 P to K 4 Again his play is very fine. (g) Too ingenious. By this course Black suffers his Pawns on the King's side to be broken up. At the same time, it is difficult to suggest a better course, since White, by his last fine move, has gained an advantage. Mr. Blackbourne ought not to have advanced 3 P to K Kt 4. (h) The position is now reduced to one of a simple character. White retains an advantage through the weakness of Black's Pawns. (i) He could not capture the Black Pawn at once, on account of R to K 7, which would gain a Pawn. (k) If the Rook retakes, White exchanges Rooks and wins, Black being unable to defend all his isolated Pawns. (1) Not good; but the Black Pawns are so weak that there is no better course. (m) K to K B 4 would have won the game sooner. GAME 160. Played 24th July 1873. Evans Gambit. White. seen, and is admirably played from this point by Mr. Bird. (d) Black plays with great judgment in exchanging for the B instead of the Kt. (e) White has no attack; but a useless march like this is an odd way of seeking consolation. (f) The play is not in Mr. Anderssen's old style; the same may be said, indeed, of the othergames by this master that I have hitherto seen. (g) The combination of which this is the first move is founded upon a misapprehension, and is unsound. (h) White probably thought he could gain a piece here. Finding that impossible, he proceeds, as the next best thing, to sacrifice one. (i) Completely demolishing White's game. GAME 161. Played the 24th July 1873. Scotch Gambit. White. Prof. ANDERSSEN. Black. Mr. BIRD. 37 P takes P (k) 39 K to Q3 40 R to R 4 41 P to B4 (1) 5 KB to B 4 25 R to K sq (a) The authorities do not deem this an advisable defence; but as little aid is to be derived from the books in respect of it, it was perhaps judicious on the part of Mr. Blackburne to adopt it against M. Louis Paulsen, who suffers from the short time limit. (b) A weak place for the Bishop, the Black KP not having been moved, B to K 2 is the proper play in tuis position. P to Q may be advanced first, but K 2 is the only proper square for the Bishop. (c) P to KR 3 might have been tried, and afterwards P to Q 4. (d) Black might evidently have won a Pawn in this situation by B takes Kt, but his position on the King's side would have been seriously weakened by the loss of his K B. Suppose: 7 B takes Kt 8 Q takes P 5 P to QB3 6 Castles 8 P takes P 9 P to Q 5 10 Q B to Q Kt 2 15 QR to QB sq 25 KR to K sq 31 Q to KR 6 Resigns. 7 P takes P 8 B to Q Kt 3 9 Kt to R4 10 Kt to K 2 11 Castles 12 P to QB 4 (a) 13 P to KB3 14 QB to K Kt 5 15 K Kt to Kt 3 16 Q R to QB sq 17 P to Q B 5 18 P to Q B6 (c) 19 Q Kt to QB 5 20 R to K sq 21 Kt to QR6 22 Q Kt takes B (d) 23 B to Q 2 21 QB to Kt 4 25 B to QB 4 26 P to Q Kt 3 27 P to Q R 4 23 Q R to QB 2 29 Q R to K 2 30 R takes P 31 R takes R 32 R takes BP 33 R to K B7 31 R takes B 35 Q to K 2 36 P to K B4 37 B to K 6 (i) 38 B to Q 2 39 B takes Kt 40 R takes P (a) Kt to Kt 3 and P to KB 3 should always precede P to QB 4 in this defence. If P to QB 4 be taken first, White can push P to K 5, and thus get a clear file for both his Bishops. (b) White, however, omits to avail himself of the opportunity. (c) This style of defence, giving up the Gambit Pawn for the sake of a counter attack, He is threatened with the loss of a piece by B to is well worthy of attention. As these games 22 P to K 5 23 Kt takes P 24 P takes B 27 K to R 2 28 R to K B 2 ch 29 Kt to B3 30 P to Q Kt 4 37 R to K 2 42 R to QB 2 43 K to Kt sq 47 Kt takes P 48 Kt to B5 49 Kt to K 4 50 Kt to Q 2 151 K to B2 52 Kt to B3 53 Kt to Q 4 ch Black. Mr. S. ROSENTHAL. 1 P to K 4 2 Q Kt to B3 3 P takes P 4 KB to B 4 6 K Kt to K 2 7 Kt to K 4 8 Q to K Kt 3 9 Q takes KP 10 Q to Kt 5 11 B takes B 12 Q takes Q 13 K to Q sq 14 P to Q 3 15 Kt to B4 16 Kt to K6 17 P to Q R 3 18 Kt takes QR 19 K to K2 20 Kt takes Kt 21 B to K3 23 B takes B 34 P to Q Kt 3 35 R to Q 2 36 R to Q4 (from Q8) 37 P to B 4 38 P takes P 39 K to Kt sq 40 K to B 2 41 R to K 2 42 R to B 4 ch 43 R to K 4 (from B4) 41 R to K 7 45 R takes R 46 R takes Q Kt P 60 Kt to Kt 7 61 Kt to R5 62 K to Kt 3 63 K to Kt 2 64 K to Kt 3 65 Kt to Kt 7 66 Kt to B5 67 K to B 3 68 K to K 4. 69 Kt takes P 70 K to B 5 71 K takes P 72 K to R 5 Resigns 58 K to K 5 59 K to K 6 60 R to R 2 61 R to KB 2 62 K to K7 63 R to B 7 ch 64. K to B 8 65 K to Kt 8 (a) This little manœuvre, whereby White gets |