game. (g) This is not well conceived. Amongst various lines of play the most promising seems 57 R to Q 7, 58 K to K 3 (best), R to KR 7, after which White cannot save the game. (h) A very unhappy selection, K to B 2 draws easily, but could he not even aim at something better, e.g.: 69 P to K Kt 4, 70 P Queens, R takes Q, 71 K take R, P to K Kt 5, 72 R to R 4, P to Kt 6, 73 R takes Kt P, P to R 7, and wins. 6 Castles 7 P takes B 8 Kt to K sq (a) 9 P to K B 3 10 P to K Kt 4 11 B takes Kt 12 B to K Kt 5 13 Kt to Kt 2 14 Q to K sq 15 B to K 3 16 Q to B 2 17 Kt to R 4 18 P to Q R 4 (c) 19 Kt to B 5 10 Kt P takes B 21 K to R sq 22 B to B sq 23 R takes R 24 P takes P 25 R to K Kt sq 26 Q to Kt 3 27 P to K B 4 28 B to Q 2 29 B takes P 30 K takes R 4 B to Kt 5 5 P to Q 3 6 B takes Kt K to Kt 2 (g) 37 P to R5 138 K to B 3 39 K to K 2 40 Q to Kt sq 41 P takes P 42 K to B 3 43 Q to Q Kt sq 44 B to Kt 4 45 K to Kt 3 46 B to K sq 47K to R 2 48 K to Kt sq 49 K to Kt 2 50 K to Kt 3 K to B 3 51 44 Kt to K 4 45 Q to K 7 46 Q to B 6 ch 47 Kt to Kt 5 ch 48 Q to K 6 ch 49 Q to K 7 ch 50 Q to R 7 ch t5 51 Kt to K 4 mate. (a) B to Kt 5 would appear to be somewhat stronger. No doubt Black would follow suit, but White keeps his start as first player. (b) P to Q 4 would cause the scales to incline a little in Black's favour. (c) There is much to be said for P to KB 4 (d) Ptakes P looks tempting, and would no doubt be sound, if there were any means of bringing the Knight down there afterwards. (e) Not well conceived; he should keep that diagonal. (f) He should now bring the Bishop back again to B 4. (g) K to R 3 is preferable as allowing of Q to Kt 2, where she may for a time defend the QB P, but I doubt whether by that or any other course the game can now be saved. (h) Captain Mackenzie plays with much skill and nicety hereabouts. What has been going on serves as a good illustration of the superiority of Knight against Bishop in end games. GAME 158. 20 KR to Q Kt sq 20 B to Q B sq 21 Q to K 3 22 Kt to B 5 23 Kt takes Q 24 P to K Kt 3 25 K to Kt sq (b) 26 Kt to K Kt 4 27 Kt to B 6 ch 28 P takes Kt P 29 R to K sq 30 Rfrm Kt 2to Kt 31 R to K5 32 R to K B sq 33 Kt to R 5 ch 134 Kt to B 6 ch 35 R to QB 5 (d) 36 R to KB 4 37 P takes R 38 Kt to R 5 ch 39 K to B 2 (e) 40 K to to K 3 41 Kt to K Kt 3 42 R to K 5 43 P to KR 4 44 Kt to K 4 45 Kt to B 6 ch 46 P to KR 5 47 Kt to KR 7 48 R to QB 5 49 R to QR5 50 P to K Kt 6 51 P takes P 52 K to B 2 53 P to QR3 54 R takes P 55 57 K to K 3 Kt to KB 6 56 R to Q R sq 12 P to Q 4 13 Q to Q 3 Herr PITSCHEL. 14 Kt to Q 2 IP to K 4 Black. Capt. MACKENZIE I P to QB 4 70 R to Kt 6 71 R to Kt 2 72 R to R 2 15 KR to Kt sq 16 R to Kt 7 17 P to Q R 4 18 Q R to Kt sq 19 B takes Kt 26 Q to KB 3 31 Kt to Q 2 31 P to R 4 32 K to R 2 32 K to R 2 7 B to Q 3 8 Castles 9 P takes B 10 P to KB 4 II K B takes P 12 Q to KB 3 13 P to Q B 14 Q takes Kt 15 Q R to Q Kt sq 16 K to R sq 17 Q to K B 3 18 B to Q3 19 R to Q Kt 2 3 Kt to QB 3 4 P takes P 5 P to Q R 3 6 B to Q Kt 5 7 K Kt to K 2 23 R to Q 5 55 K to Q B 2 72 K takes P (f) (a) Black takes nothing numerically by capturing the Pawn, though he would, I think, obtain rather the better position thereby. However, he wants to win this game, and with it the fourth prize, so is afraid to simplify. (b) Not to be caught. (c) An ill considered advance. (d) If Kt takes P, then of course R takes B, and if B takes P then Kt takes P. (e) If he take R P his own R P goes in exchange. (f) Herr Pitschel deserves the greatest credit for having played this complicated and difficult game so well. His position was no doubt such that were he of equal strength to Captain Mackenzie, he would 18 Kt to QB 4 19 Castles KR 20 Kt to K 5 21 P to KB 4 22 R to B 3 23 R to QB sq 24 R to K Kt 3 25 K to R sq 26 Q R to K Kt sq 27 Q to KB 3 28 P to Q5 (e) 29 Q takes Q 30 R to Q B sq 31 R to Q B7 32 R to Q B8 33 R to K Kt 2 34 R to QB 2 35 R takes R 36 B to QB sq 37 K to Kt 2 38 P to KR 4 39 B to R 3 40 B to K 7 41 K to B 3 42 Kt to B 4 43 R to K Kt 2 44 P to KR 5 45 B to Q6 46 P takes Kt P 47 B to K 5 ch 48 P takes B 49 P to K 4 50 R to Q 2 51 K to Kt 4 52 R to KR 2 53 Kt to Q 6 54 Kt to KB 5 (f) 55 R to R 6 ch 15 P takes P 16 Kt to K B 3 3 B to Q3 21 P to KB 4 in (a) He has I think, better moves, such He (c) What he ought to do now is not so easy to discover, but this, if taken due advantage of, should turn out badly. Probably the best resource is P takes P followed, if Q takes P, by Q to K 3. (d) This caps the want of judgment shown on the other side. Whereas by 14 P takes P, B P takes P, 15 Q Kt takes K P, etc., he evidently obtains a won game. (e) The only chance now undoubtedly. rank. (g) On the off chance, I suppose, of making a further struggle if P to Kt 7 ch. GAME 16c. Played in the Ninth Round, on the 16th July. Queen's Fianchetto. White. Black. 23 R takes P 30 R to Kt 4 (d) 33 P takes R Black. 3 B to Q Kt 2 9 Kt to K 5 35 R to Kt 8 ch and wins (a) Something is to be said for 13 B to R 3. If, then, R to K sq, 14 Q R to B sq, Q R to B sq, 15 Q to R 4, or Q to K 2. (b) Here I think his best course would be 15 P to B 3, followed, if Kt to Kt 5, by 16 Q to Q 2 (c) All this has been played by Mr. Bird with first-rate judgment, and he has now a won game. (d) A very forlorn hope this must have seemed to Herr Englisch at the time. (e) Four causes of wonder knock at the mental door in relation to this move. First, that Mr. Bird, with his quick sight, should not see at a glance the effects of this capture; secondly, that he should not look and examine, so as to satisfy himself that every thing is all right at this, which is the crisis of the fight; thirdly, that he should not credit the opponent in having an object in giving away a whole Rook; fourthly, that the neat but not very difficult method of eliminating every bother, and winning right off, which is at his disposal, should escape his undeniable penetrationi.e., 32 R takes P ch, followed by Kt takes R ch, or R takes B, as the case may require. (f) I consider that Mr. Bird, by playing P to Kt 3, can still win. Of course, White may reply with R takes P ch, but there appears to be no perpetual check if the Rook be taken. (g) If 34 K to B sq, 35 R to Kt 8 ch K to K 2, 36 Q to R 4 ch K to Q 2, 37 R to Q 8 ch K to B 3, 38 Q to B 6 ch Q to K 3, 39 P to Q 5 ch, and wins. GAME 161. Played in the Seventh Round, on the White. Mr. BIRD. 1 Pto K B 4 2 P to K 3 8th July. K BP Opening. 3 B to K 2 4 P to Q Kt 3 5 B to Kt 2 6 Kt to K B 3 7 P to Q R 4 (a) 8 P to Q 3 9 P to QB 3 10 P to Q Kt 4 11 Q to Kt 3 12 Kt to Q 4 13 B P takes P 14 Kt to Q 2 15 Kt to KB 3 16 K to Q 2 (c) 17 P to KR 3 18 KR to Q B sq 19 P to Q Kt 5 20 B to Q R 3 21 Kt to K 5 22 P to K Kt 4 23 P to K Kt 5 24 Q to Q Kt 4 25 P takes K Kt 26 R to K Kt sq 27 Q R to QB sq 28 P to R 4 29 Q to Q 6 Black. Herr PITSCHEL. I P to K B 4 2 P to K 3 3 Kt to KB 3 9 Kt to Q B 4 10 K Kt to Q 2 (b) 11 Q to K sq 12 B takes Kt 13 P to Q 4 14 Kt to K B 3 15 Kt to K Kt 5 16 Kt to Q 2 17 Kt to R 3 18 P to QB 3 19 Kt to K B 3 20 R to B 2 21 B to Q 2 (d) 22 P takes Q Kt P 23 P takes P 24 B to QB 3 25 R to Q B 2 26 Q R to Q B sq 27 P to K Kt 3 28 K to R sq GAME 162. Played in the Sixth Round on the 4th July. Ruy Lopez. White. Prof. ANDERSSEN. I P to K 4 2 Kt to K B3 3 B to Q Kt 5 4 B to R 4 5 P to Q 3 6 B takes Kt ch 7 Kt to QB 3 8 P to Q 4 9 Kt takes P 10 Castles 11 P to KR 3 12 B to K 3 13 P to Q Kt 3 14 K Kt to K2 15 Q to Q 3 16 Kt takes B 17 QR to K sq 18 P to K B 4 19 B to Q B sq 20 Kt to K Kt 3 21 P to QB 3 22 P takes P 23 R to K 2 24 KR to K sq 25 K to R sq 26 Kt to K B sq 27 Kt to K 3 29 P to Q R 4 28 Kt to Q5 30 P to R 5 30 P to Q Kt 31 B to QB 5 30 B to Q Kt 2 32 P takes P 31 B to Q R sq 32 P to Q Kt 5 33 Mate in four moves (e) (a) Mr. Bird is rather partial to this advance of the QR P. Going by first impressions I should characterise it as bad, but after pausing to survey I see that it is not without its favourable points. Nevertheless, it must be remembered that the QB Pis never destined in close games to remain at home, and when it moves elements of weakness are introduced. (b) All this is of course a wasteful expenditure of time on the part of Black. (c) I had some doubts whether 12 Kt to 4 was necessary or advisable, and this confirms them somewhat. But I should have preferred castling (KR) on the last move, and either taking off the Knight when it came to Kt 5, or playing R to B 3, the latter for choice. However even as matters stand White's game is superior most decidedly. (d) If R to Q B 2, then B to Q 6. Altogether Black is in a dreadful fix, and no wonder for he gets his pieces into such queer places. (e) This partie is a good specimen of Mr. Bird's vigorous and valorous style. He sometimes slaps safety in the face, but at any rate he abhors all the ways of dulness, and consequently his games nearly always give pleasure. 31 Q to QB 2 32 P to Q R 4 33 P to Q Kt 4 34 P to Q Kt 5 35 Kt to Q sq 36 B takes B 37 Q takes P 38 Q to Q 4 ch (e) 39 Kt to QB 3 40 P to K5 Black. Mr. GIFFORD. Prof. ANDERSSEN. 2 Kt to QB 3 3 B to Q Kt 5 4 Kt to K B 3 5 B to B 4 6 P to KR 3 7 Castles 8 B takes B 9 P to Q 3 10 Kt to KR 4 11 Kt to K 2 (d) 12 Kt to K Kt 3 13 P takes P 14 R to K sq (e) 15 B to Q 2 16 R to K B sq 17 Q to Q B sq 18 B to B 3 19 Kt to B 3 20 P takes B 21 Q to Q Kt 2 22 Q R to K sq 23 R to K 3 24 P to QB 4 25 R to QB 3 26 Kt to K sq 27 Q to Kt 5 28 P takes Q 29 P to K B 3 (f) 30 Kt to Q 3 31 K to R sq P 32 R takes R 2 Kt to KB 3 3 Kt to Q B 3 4 B to Q Kt 5 (a) 5 Kt to Q 5 (b) 6 P to Q 3 7 Castles 8 B to K 3 (c) 9 Kt takes B 10 Q to Q 2 II B to QB 4 12 P to Q 4 13 P takes P 14 Q to QB 3 15 Q R to Q sq 16 Q to Q Kt 3 17 R to Q 2 18 KR to Q sq 19 B to Q5 20 B takes B 21 Q to QB 4 22 P to Q Kt 3 23 Kt to K sq 24 Kt to B 25 P to KB 3 26 R to Q 8 27 KR to Q7 28 Q takes Q 29 R to Q B8 30 R to K7 (g) 31 R takes P ch 32 R fr. B 8 takes 33 R takes R 34 R to Q Kt 7 35 R to Q Kt 6 36 Kt takes P 37 Kt to K Kt 4 38 Kt to K 3 39 P to K Kt 3 40 K to Kt 2 41 K to R 3 42 K to Kt 4 (a) Not likely to be of much use there, 43 Kt fr. K sq to Kt2 43 Kt to K R 6 I think. (b) Almost needless to point out that B takes R would not be a very wise capture. (c) Halving the moves does not necessarily lead to halving the game. (d) If this Pawn could speak he would probably crave permission to remain where he was. (e) Which shews where the opponent's conception leaked. (f) A very handsome and gentlemanly resignation, and just such a compliment as Mr. Gifford would be likely to pay to a veteran hero whom he is proud to fight, but does not want to trouble unnecessarily. 44 R to Kt 7 ch 45 Kt to R 4 46 K to R 5 47 Kt takes Kt 44 K to Kt sq 45 Kt to Q 5 46 Kt takes P Resigns 2 P to Q 4 3 Kt to QB 3 4 B to K Kt 5 5 Kt takes P 6 Kt takes Kt ch 7 B takes B 8 Kt to KB 3 9 P to QB 3 10 P takes P 11 B to Q 3 (b) 12 Castles 13 B to Q Kt 5 14 B takes Kt 15 Q to B 2 16 Q to Kt 3 17 Q to R 3 18 QR to Q B sq 19 R to Q 3 20 P to KR 3 21 Q to Q Kt 22 Kt to K 5 (d) 23 Q to Q sq 24 Q to K B 3 (e) 25 Q to B 6 26 R to K Kt 3 (f) 27 Q to B 4 28 Q to R 6 29 R to K Kt 4 30 R to KR 4 31 Kt takes P 32 takes Q ch 33 Kt takes R 34 R takes P 7 Q takes B 8 P to QB 4 9 P takes P 10 Kt to QB 3 11 Castles 12 P to K Kt 3 (c) 13 R to Q sq 14 P takes B 15 B to Kt 2 16 Q R to Kt sq 17 R to R sq 18 R to Q 4 19 Q to Q sq 20 R to Q R 4 21 Q to Q Kt 3 22 R to Q Kt 4 23 R takes P 24 Q to B 2 25 R to K B sq 26 Q to Q sq 27 R to Q Kt 5 28 Q to K sq (g) 29 Q to K 2 (h) 30 P to KB 4 31 Q to Kt 2 32 K takes Q 33 K takes Kt 10 P to Q 4 11 Kt to K R 4 12 P to KB 3 13 Kt takes P 14 B to K B 4 (c) 15 B to KR 2 16 Kt to Q 2 17 Q to K 2 18 QR to K sq 19 Kt to Q B 4 (d) 20 R takes R 21 Q to KB 2 22 P to Q 5 23 Kt to K 4 25 B takes B 26 B takes Kt 27 Kt to K 5 28 B to Q R 4 29 P to Q B 30 Q to K Kt 3 31 B takes Kt 32 P takes B II B to Q 2 12 P takes P 13 Castles Q R 14 P to KR 3 15 P to K Kt 4 16 Q R to KB sq 17 Q to Q sq 18 R to R 2 19 Kt to K sq 20 B takes R 21 B to K 2 White. 7 Kt to Q R 3 8 Kt to B 2 9 P to Q Kt 3 10 B to Kt 2 II P to Q 4 12 P takes P 13 R to Q Kt sq 14 Q to Q 3 15 P to K Kt 3 16 K to Kt 2 17 Kt to K 3 18 P to KR 3 19 P to Q R 3 20 B to Q B sq 21 B to Kt 2 22 Kt to K Kt sq 23 Kt takes B 24 P to KR 4 25 P to Q R 4 26 R to B 3 27 Kt to Kt sq 28 P to QB 5 29 P to Q Kt 4 30 Kt to K R3 31 Kt to K Kt 5 32 RP takes B 33 Q to Q 2 34 Kt takes Kt 35 R to K sq 36 R takes R 37 B to QB 3 38 K to B sq 39 R to Q 3 44 K to B sq 45 K to B 2 46 Q to Q B 2 47 R takes R 24 Q Kt takes P ch 24 B takes Kt 40 R to B 3 41 R to Q 3 25 P to Q Kt 3 26 Kt takes B 27 Kt to Q Kt 4 28 R to K 2 29 Q to K sq 30 P to KR 4 (e) 31 B takes B 32 P to K Kt 5 42 R to B 3 43 K to Kt 2 48 K to Kt 2 49 P takes P 33 P to Q 6 and wins. 34 P to Q R 4 35 R to K sq 35 B to Q R 3 (a) Either B to K 2 or P to QB 3 preferable. 36 R takes P 37 R to Q 6 36 B to Kt 4 37 K to K sq 53 Q takes Q 38 R to QR 7 and wins. (a) Though Blackburne mostly obtained good games from 4 B to K 2, yet there are dubious points, and elements of danger about that defence. Consequently the text move which introduces another, and more easily understood set of variations, has its attractions. However, it has one unfavourable feature, viz.: the numbed condition of the K P. (b) B to Kt 5 must be superior. (c) By R to Q sq a Pawn can be won, and safely won, assuming always of course due care afterwards. (b) P to Q 4 may be played here with advantage. (c) But for this move the aspect of the game would not lead to the inference of White having the superiority (d) Now at any rate after a few powerful strokes of Anderssen's, there can be no doubt as to which way the tree leans. (e) The game is totally gone, but if not resigning, Kt to Q 5 would be more to the purpose. Black. 7 Kt to B 3 8 P to K 4 9 Kt to K 5 10 B to B 3 11 P takes BP 12 Kt to K 2 13 P to QB 3 14 Q to Q Kt 3 15 B to K 3 16 B to B 2 17 Q R to K sq 18 Q to B 2 19 K to R sq 20 P to KR 3 21 B to K R4 (b) 22 B takes B 23 P to Q 4 24 Q to Q 2 25 Kt to Kt sq 26 P to KR 4 27 Kt to K R3 28 B to Q sq 29 Kt to K Kt 5 30 P to K Kt 3 31 B takes Kt 32 Ktfr K 5 to B7 (c) 33 R to K 5 34 Kt takes Kt 35 KR to K sq 36 R takes R 37 Q to K 3 38 P to Q R 3 39 K to Kt 2 40 K to B 2 41 Q to K sq 42 Q to K R sq 43 Q to K sq 44 Kt to K 6 ch 45 Kt to Q B5 46 R to K6 (d) 47 Q takes R ch 48 P to R 5 49 Q takes BP 50 Kt to K 6 ch 51 Q to K 5 52 Q to Kt 5 ch (e) 53 P takes Q ch 54 K to R 2 54 Kt to B 8 ch 55 K to Kt 2 55 Kt takes B and (a) Against the principles. [wins (b) The elimination of this Bishop is scarcely desirable, and in a general way the exchange of pieces in a close game tends to a draw, but it is difficult to see what Anderssen can do, for the opponent keeps obstinately on the defensive, yet has so arranged his forces as to make an advance hazardous. (c) Ingenious, but yet for a long time Black is not unhappy. (d) Now the end begins. GAME 167. White. 8 B to Kt 3 9 P to KR 3 10 Q takes B 11 P to Kt 4 12 B to K3 13 Q to Kt 3 14 Kt to Q 2 15 Castles Q R 16 Kt to B sq (a) 17 Q to B 3 18 Q to K 2 19 Kt to K Kt 3 20 P takes P 21 B to Q 2 22 K to Kt sq 23 B to Q Kt 4 24 B takes Kt 25 Q to QB 2 26 Q to B 4 27 Kt to B 5 28 B to R 4 29 Q to Kt 4 30 R to Q B sq 31 Q to Q R 3 32 B to Q sq 33 P to KR 4 34 Q to Kt 3 (c) 35 B to K 2 36 Q to QB 4 37 P to KR 5 38 Q to Kt 3 39 P to KB 3 40 Q takes Q 41 Kt to Q 6 42 Kt to B 5 43 KR to Q sq 44 KR to K B sq 45 P to Q R 3 46 K to R 2 47 R to Q B 4 48 Kt takes Kt 8 B to K Kt 5 9 B takes Kt 10 Kt to Kt 3 74 K to B 4 75 K to Kt 5 76 B to Q sq, and after many moves the game was drawn. (a) KR to K sq strikes me as much stronger. White. 26 R to K 5 27 P takes Kt 28 P to B 4 29 P takes P The circumlocutory style at 30 KR to Q R 3 present in vogue, and of which the gallop-31 R to Q B 5 ing about of Knights is one of the chief 32 K to B 2 features will meet with a severe rebuke 33 K to K 3 should any strong player possessed of De Vere's straightforward method, arise amongst us. 11 P to KR 3 34 K to Q 4 33 K to B 3 34 R to R 3 12 Kt to R 5 35 R to K 5 35 B to Kt 6 13 P to K Kt 4 The goal of the text move 36 R to K 3 36 R to R sq 14 Kt to K Kt 3 15 Q to K 2 is of course B5, and it cannot get there under four moves at the least. 37 R to R sq (d) 37 P to B 4 ch 38 K to B 3 (e) 38 R to Q sq 16 Castles Q R 39 R to B sq ch 39 K to Kt 2 40 R to K 5 41 P to KR 4 42 R to Kt 5 42 R to K 2 43 R takes B P 43 R to K 7 44 R to B 7 ch 44 K to Kt sq 45 R to KB 6 45 R takes P 46 R to Q R 6 47 R to Kt 6 ch 47 R to K B 6 17 Kt to R 5 18 P to Q 4 19 P to Q5 20 P takes P 21 Kt to Q 2 22 Kt to QB 4 23 Q to Q 2 24 B takes B 25 B to Kt 3 26 P to KB 3 (b) 29 Q to QB 2 30 K to Kt sq 31 R to R 2 32 Kt to K 4 33 Q R to Q 2 34 K to R 2 35 Kt to Kt 3 36 Q to Q sq 37 Kt to K 4 38 Q to K sq 39 Q to K B2 40 Q R takes Q (d) 41 R to K B sq 42 R to Q sq 43 Q R to Q 2 44 B to B 2 45 Kt to B 2 46 B to K 4 47 Kt to Q 3 48 R takes Kt (e) 54 K to Kt sq 55 K to R 2 56 K to Kt sq 57 R to K sq 58 B takes R 59 B to Kt 3 60 R to K 2 61 B to Q sq 62 R to Q B 2 63 P to Q Kt 3 64 P to Q R 4 65 P takes P 66 R to Q R 2 67 Kt P takes P 68 P takes P 69 R to QB 2 70 B to K 2 71 K to Kt 2 72 R takes R 73 K to B 2 53 R to Q sq 53 QR to K sq 55 K to Kt 3 56 R to QB 4 57 R takes R 38 R to K 4 59 K to B 2 60 K to Q 3 61 R to K 2 62 P to QB 4 63 R to QB 2 64 P to Q Kt 4 65 P takes P 66 P to QB 5 67 P takes P (b) Silence does not imply approval in respect of Black's method of conducting his game, but I have not cared to stay on the way. It is obvious that he has now a weak kind of position. (c) If Kt takes R P, then of course Kt takes Q P. (d) I should say the parties might have drawn here, because save by bad play on either side no other result can come. (e) No Knights on the board, and Bishops of opposite colours, why don't Is it that in a tourney, they draw? prolific of blunders a windfall of that kind is hoped for? However, I would not be misunderstood, and therefore let me express my opinion that the Paris Tourney stands distinguished for fine play as well as for extraordinary and numerous mistakes. above all its predecessors. This statement is of course without prejudice to my criticisms upon the spirit of purposeless elaboration, and nerveless manoeuvring which has been displayed in so many of the games. 17 R takes B 18 B to B 4 (c) 19 Castles 20 B to Kt 3 21 P to KR 3 22 P to QB 3 23 P to B3 24 R takes P 25 R to K sq 17 P takes Kt 25 Kt to B 4 68 R takes P 71 K to Kt 5 72 P takes R ch 73 R to Q 7 18 P to QB 3 19 P to Q Kt 4 20 B to B 4 21 P to KR 4 22 Kt to Q 2 23 P takes P 24 K to Kt 2 47 K to Kt 4 40 R to Q B sq 41 R to B 2 48 R takes P ch and wins. (a) Zukertort's continuation, and a very good one I am inclined to think. (b) prettily. Which wins the exchange very (c) R to Kt 4 wins a Pawn, and safely enough as it seems to me. (d) If R takes B, then R to Q sq ch. (e) If he take the Pawn, Black wins it back and the game would be drawn. Herr PITSCHEL. 6 P takes P B to Q 2 Q Kt takes B 10 Q to Kt 3 22 Kt to K B 3 Black. Herr ENGLISCH. 2 Kt to QB 3 3 B to B 4 4 Kt to K B 3 5 P takes P 6 B to Kt 5 ch 7 B takes B ch 8 P to 9 4 9 K Kt takes P 10 Q Kt to K 2 II Castles 12 P to QB 3 13 Kt to Q Kt 3 14 Kt takes B 15 Q to B 2 16 B to K 3 17 Kt to Q 4 18 Q R to Q sq 19 R takes Kt 20 KR to Q sq 21 Q to Q R 4 22 Q to Q B 2 23 Q to KB 5 24 P to K R 3 25 Q to Q 3 26 P to Q R 3 27 K to R 2 28 K to Kt sq 29 P to Q R 4 30 R to Q R sq 31 R at Q 4 takes P |