[2nd September 1878. No. 1067. 2 Kt takes R P &c. Black. 1 R takes R (k) If 2 R to Q 3 ch I B to B 4 (C) 2 B in (k) i R to K 3 3 R takes B ch 3 K to B 4 2 B to KR 3, &c. No. 1068. 4 Kt to Q 3 mate (C) This variation also covers the 1 Kt to Kt 2 moves, IQ to Q R 2 and Kt to K 3, duals in these two minor cases being unavoidable except to the serious detriment of the main ideas. CONSTRUCTIVE NOTES. (V) To the forcible move 2 Kt to Q 2, 2 R to K 3, is the sole reply. Q to B No. 1069. 1 K to Kt 4 (1) 2 Ptks Ktor K moves 2 Kt takes P ch 3 Q to Kt 8 4 Q mates accordingly takes Q, 3 Kt to K 3, no mate, or B2 to K 4 (Z) If 2 Kt takes B, Q to Kt 4, 3 B takes Kt P ch, Q covers, no mate. 3 Q takes B &c. 3 Any 3 B to KR 4 3 Any move No. 1061. 4 Q or Kt or B mates accordingly (m) I Kt to K 2 (A) 2 Kt to K B 7 (B) No. 1062. 3 Kt to QB 3 ch 4 R to R sq mate 3 K to K 8 (B) 3 Kt to Kt 3 ch 4 Q takes B mate If 2 Kt takes B 3 K to K 8 1 Kt to Q 6 2 Kt to B 7 or Q to K Kt 4 No. 1063. 3 Mates accordingly (n) 3 Kt to B 3 or B tks Kt accordingly mating next move 2 Q to Q R 8 3Q takes Kt 4 Mates accordingly (C) 3 Q to R 2, &c. 2 Q to Q Kt 5 or to Q7 accordingly mating next move 1 Kt to Q Kt 6 2 Kt to R 4 3 K to B 6 4 B to B 2 mate 1 Kt takes Kt P ch 2 R to K Kt 8 ch * 3 Any No. 1058. (*) 2 Otherwise 1 Kt at K 5 takes P 1 Q to KR 2 2 Kt to Q 6 3 Kt to K 8 Black has here 35 moves, all of which are met either by 4 R to Q 3 or B 5, B to 2 B takes R, &c. (A) 2 Q to QB 7 3 B takes Kt P ch 3 Q takes B 4 Q to K 4 mate If i Kt takes K P ch] or Kt to Q 2 2 Kt takes R, R takes P ch, or R to B 4 ch accordingly, &c. 1 Kt takes R, Kt to Kt 3 or R to Q2 (0) (0) IR to KB 2, Kt to QR 2, or K tks Kt No. 1071. &c. I K takes R (p) 2 K moves 3 Any (p) I K to K 4 2 K to Q5 (best) No. 1072. No. 1073. If I R moves 2 B to B 2 ch, &c. No. 1065. No. 1066. I K to B 5 (i) (i) (B) 2 K to B 4 3 2 Q to K 4 ch (V) 3 R to Q3 4 P to B 3 or Kt to Q 2 mate accordly 3 Kt to Q 3 mate 2 K takes Q (B) Aught IR to R 7 I B to R 3 2 Kt to K 4 ch, &c. 1 Kt to K 8 2 R to R 5 3 Mates accordingly 1 Kt to Kt 4* 2 Any i Kt takes B or Kt to QB 7 GAMES IN THE PARIS TOURNEY. 15 R to R 2 16 K to R sq 17 Kt to to K 3 18 Q to Q 2 19 P takes B 20 R to Kt sq 21 R to Kt 3 (f) 22 K to Kt 2 23 K to R sq 24 K to Kt 2 25 K to R sq 26 R to Kt 4 27 P to B 3 28 B takes R 29 P takes P 30 P takes B 31 R to Kt 3 (h) 32 P takes P 33 P to K B 4 34 P takes P 35 B to Kt 3 36 P takes P 37 P to R 3 38 Q to B sq 39 R to K 3 40 Q takes R 41 K to Kt 2 42 Q to K 8 ch 43 Q to K 4 ch 44 B takes P 45 K to B sq 46 K to K sq 47 K to Q sq 48 B to Kt 8 ch 49 Q to K 5 ch, 18 Q B takes K Kt 21 Q to R 3 24 Kt to B 5 ch 25 Kt to R 4 26 R to R sq (g) 28 Ptakes P 29 B takes Kt 30 Kt to B 3 33 P takes P 34 R to K sq 44 Q to Kt 6 ch 45 Q takes R P ch 47 Kt takes P (j) 48 K to Kt 2 and draws by perpetual (a) Moves, like dogs, have their day, and apparently 6 Kt takes P is going to fall into disfavour. I see it stated in the Field that Zukertort considers the line of play adopted against him by Rosenthal : 6 Kt takes P, Kt takes Kt, 7 P to Q 4, B to Q 3, 8 P takes Kt, B takes P, 9 Kt to K 2, P to B 3, 10 P to K B 4, B to Kt sq, (see game 107 in last number) disposes of Noted by W. N. POTTER. the attack inaugurated by 6 Kt takes P. (b) Necessary, no doubt, and being so (c) If he play B to Kt 2, White might perhaps in that case derive some benefit from Kt takes K P. (d) P to K R 3 seems an advisable precaution here. (e) B to Kt 5 would seem to be his best play at this point. (f) The cheese in that trap is too small (g) This allows White to unlock his (i) An ingenious conceit, but whether (j) Which capital stroke puts an end to a game that has been full of minute but harassing difficulties for both parties. 8 Kt to Kt 2 28 R to Q7 33 P to Kt 4 32 R takes Q Kt P 59 R to B 4 ch 53 R to KR 6 54 K to B 2 55 K to Q 3 56 K to B 3 57 R to Kt 6 58 R to R 6 59 K to Q 3 60 R to Q 4 ch 60 K to K 3 61 R to K 4 ch 61 K to Q 4 62 R to K 5 ch 62 K to Q 3 63 R to K Kt 5 63 R to R 5 64 Kt to B 5 64 K to B 3 65 Kt to Kt 3 66 Kt to Q 4 67 Kt to B 2 68 K to Q3 70 Kt to Kt 5 ch The game was more moves, and ultimately given up as drawn. (a) Blackburne and Kolisch, no mean authorities it will be admitted, have come to the conclusion that 3 P to Q R 3 is bad, and consequently that in future 3 Kt to B3 must be looked upon as the only defence. I am afraid that this announcement will sorely grieve many an amateur, as he recalls the years during which he has studied and practised 3 P to QR 3. I sympathize with him deeply, and can only advise him henceforth to hold fast by the grand maxim that in Chess "there is nothing new, and nothing true, and it doesn't signify." (b) A novelty, and one that looks very promising. (c) I doubt this being a good continuation. In any case P to Q Kt 3, intending of course B to Kt 2, strikes me as being far superior. (d) The best place for the K R is where it stood, and he would not be forced to move it had the course suggested in last note been adopted. No doubt White will still have some advantage, and so he ought to have, for whether or not Blackburne and Kolisch are right about 3 P to Q R 3, I am of opinion that 3 Kt to B 3 does not afford a comfortable defence to the Ruy Lopez. (e) Kt to B sq is preferable, I should say. (f) P takes P en passant, is of course stronger. (g) A resource either not previously seen by Winawer, or else under-estimated by him. 35 R (from K 2) tks B (g) 30 P to KR 3 (i) 30 Q to B 4 ch 31 Q to B 4 31 Q takes P ch 32 K to B 2 32 R to K B sq B takes Kt 36 B to Kt 2 36 R to B 2 (h) 37 R takes Kt P 37 R takes R 38 R takes P ch 38 K to Kt sq 39 R to R 8 ch, and mates next move. (a) Better I think than R to Q Kt sq as played in the first game of the tie. (b) Very injudicious. Q to K sq would have been good, but better still is 13 P to B 3, P takes P, 14 P takes P, B takes P, 15 B takes P ch, &c. (c) It is possible that this move may be necessary, for players often see things that easily escape the eye of an analyst, but to my mind Kt to B 4 with the object of first getting rid of that Bishop, and then pushing the K BP two squares, is a sound and promising line of play. (d) This advance while the adverse K B'remains on the board must be bad. (e) At all which Zukertort rejoices. (f) Which also, and very much so, yields pleasure to to the enemy. (g) The tourney ophthalmia has evidently (h) This game, now an obvious, and in-set in. deed hopeless, draw, was prolonged for forty-five more moves. Winawer should make his pedantic experiments at home, and not insist on his opponents taking part in such uninteresting twaddle. GAME 143. Played in the the tie match between Zukertort and Winawer, on the 30th July. Ruy Lopez. White. Herr ZUKERTORT IP to K 4 2 Kt to K B 3 3 B to Kt 5 4 B to R 4 5 Kt to B 3 7 B to Kt 3 8 P to Q R 4 9 Kt to K 2 10 P to Q3 II P takes B 12 Kt takes Kt 13 P to K B 4 (b) 14 Q B takes P 15 R to Q Kt sq 16 Q to B 3 17 K to R sq 18 Q to Kt 2 19 B to Q 5 20 B to Kt 5 21 R to K Kt sq 22 B to Kt 3 Black. M. WINAWER. I P to K 4 2 Kt to QB 3 3 P to QR3 4 Kt to B 3 6 P to Q Kt 4 8 P to Kt 5 (a) 9 B to Kt 5 10 B takes Kt 11 Kt to Q 5 12 B takes Kt 13 P takes P 14 B takes Kt P 15 B to Q 5 16 Castles 17 Kt to Q 2 18 Kt to B 4 19 R to Kt sq 20 Q to Q 2 21 Kt to K 3 22 K to R sq (h) And still he cannot see. Of course his only resource now is to sacrifice the exchange. If the reader cannot find out why he may refer to Zukertort's next move, the merit of which consists not in its be ing now made, for I know many a thirdclass player who would be certain not to miss it at this point, but Zukertort has undoubtedly seen it before, and has been hoping for it to come. GAME 144. 33 Q takes R ch 34 B to B 4 Resigns 33 K takes Q 34 Q to B 4 This (a) I prefer 10 P to Q Kt 3. game, up to White's 16th move, is the same as the second game of the tie. See, therefore the notes to the latter. (b) In the previous game, White played 16 P to B 4. If that continuation had been adopted here, Zukertort intended, we have been informed, to reply with P takes P, followed by B to B 4, and I think he would be right as the isolated K P would be weak. (c) P to B 4 would be well met by Q to Kt 5. (d) Weak. 18 Q to Q R 4 is the move. (e) Q R to Q sq seems preferable. (f) As to the merits of this very daring sacrifice, there seems to be a difference of opinion. Zukertort informs me that he was at the time, and still is, of opinion that the opponent could make nothing more than a draw out of it, under which circumstances, and as it would require to be met with the best play to effect that result, and as Winawer was extremely short of time, it was a justifiable and pro. mising speculation. (g) He has three moves to choose from, I have heard and he selects the worst. talk about the complications of the position, but I do not see them anywhere about. A glance ought to have shewn him the disastrous futility of Kt to K 4. 25 R to K 2 requires a certain amount of examination, no doubt, to see all its effects, but no necessity to see them if, as obviously is the case, it is perceptibly as well as Some really superior to the text move. think 25 R to K 2 would yield a win for White, and other some believe in a draw as its consequence, but no one considers that it would lose. However, he had a better reply still, viz.: 25 R to K 4. So natural and simple is this resource, that it is one to be made in a second of time if necessary. I believe that move ought to win, Zukertort thinks otherwise. But in any case he could hope for no more than barely secured a draw afterwards. (h) The object of this quiet but effective continuation will be seen when move 32 is reached. (i) The object of this quiet but ineffective continuation, no one has yet been able to discover. |