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CHESS. All communications for this department should be addressed to the Chess Editor, who will be glad to hear from Secretaries of Chess Clubs as to tournaments, matches, & All letters to reach this office by Wednesday morning. Local intelligence will be given the preference to other news. Solution to Problem Xo. 32 B-QB7. Correctly solved by F. Carter, S. Jones, W. A. Doody and T. Morris. This simple and to our minds, not very excellent problem seems to have given some of our readers much more trouble than we anticipated. In reply to the solution from E. H. H." B- KKt3, and the solution M. W." B-B4, if Black plays H,-lt2 there is no mate, for if White discovers by moving his Bishop at R7, Black interposes his Rook, or if White plays K --B2 dis ch, Black plays R x R. PROBLEM No. 33.-Solutioiis invited By E. PKADIGNATJ, Montpoul. (From La Strategic.) BLACK 5 Pieces. WHITE- 5 Pieces. White to play aud"mate in two:moves. Positions :—White K at KB 8, Q at QR 5, B at Q 6, Kt at QB 4, P at KB 4. Black: K at ^B 3, B at QBsq, Kt at Q 6, Ps at Q 2, and QKt 2. Mr F. StarLin Pilleau is to be credited with having invented in his Dynamic Chess Xotation (Horace Cox) the uest, code that has yet been devised for telegraphic purposes. Any chess move can be registered by the use of two letters, one of which indicates the piece that moves, and the other the move itself, and thus the new notation has an advantage over aipothers. The principle on which the system is based is captivating in its ingenuity, the idea being, instead of particularising the square to which a piece moves, to describe the direction that is taken and the extent of the movement. V The pieces and pawns on either side are each designated by one of the letters of the alphabet, commencing with A for the Queen's Rook, and ending with P for the King's Rook's Pawn, thus E is the King and the same principle that governs his movements is applied to all the other pieces: When the King or E is placed away from all sides of the board he has eight moves at his com- mand. These are indicated by the first eigiit letters of the alphabet, commencing with the square nearest to the player, and then going round by tho Queen's side of the board." The moves of the Rook are calculated first aloDg its file, com- mencing with the square nearest the player, and then along its row commencing with the Queen's side. There is a complication with regard to the diagonal moves of the Queen and Bishops, for it is necessary to distinguish between the directions of the diagonals, and in order to do this the diagonal from KRsq to QR8 and its parallels is indicated by the move letter being placed first and the piece letter last. V* The study of the system'will afford much enter- tainment, and doubtless many will avail them- selves of it as a convenient chess shorthand. But the author's ambition that the dynamic code should supplant the ordinary process and come into general use for recording and publishing games is hardly likely to be realised. For .telegraphic and cable matches the new system is sure to be adopted, and is recommended by the British Chess Club. In order to illustrate the system, we publish a short game printed in the ordinary and "dymanic' styles. GAME Xo. 49. GAME No. 49. Mr. Donisthorpe. Mr; M. Dynamie. 1 P-K4 1 B—QKt3 1 MDJB 2 P-Q4 2B Kt2 2 LDSC 3 B—Q3 3 P—KB4 3 rFND 4 P x P 4 B x P 4 MCCY 5 Q-HS ch 5 P-Kt3 5 DVOB 6 P x P 6 Kt-KB3 6 MCGD 7 P x P dis clr 7 Kt xiQ 7 MCGF 8 B—Kt6 mate 8 FW The number of entries] for the Nuremburg Tournament, which begins on July 19th, is so large that about half the candidates are doomed to dis- appointment. Much as this is to be regretted, it is obvious that an entry of more than twenty com- petitors would render the tournament too lengthy and unwieldy to be feasible; whereas with a score of players, each completing one game a day, the contest can be comfortably finished within three weeks. Thus, as was the case at Hastings, several well-qualified experts are certain to be crowded out, and in view of the present plethora of first- class players it is not easy to see how a system can arise by which they will have the opportunity that is due to them of making their way to the front. A select„committee will meet on Wednesday to make up the final list of competitors, which will no doubt, be published shortly afterwards. It is regarded as highly improbable that Dr. Tarrasch will abstain from placing, notwith- standing the statements that have been made to that effect, and there can be little doubt that, with a few exceptions, the entries will very closely resemble those at Hastings. The American con- tingent will be further strengthened by the pre- sence of howalter, who has proved himself to be in very good form just now, and is expected in London, accompanied by Pillsbury, within the next few days en route for the scene of the encounter. Probaoly two or three of the English representa- tives who competed last year will be absent on this occasion, and their places will be taken by some of the rising young Continental players, who are certain to dispute the supremacy of 'Laskar, Steinitz, Pillsbury, I arrasch, and Tchigorin with vigour aud determination if not With ultimate success. ft ,¡, The Brooklyn Chess Club has arranged matches bv cable for next season with Paris, Berlin, and Vienna, Not content with this, the president of the Brooklyn Club has lately addressed a letter to the president of. the St. Petersburg Chess Club, pro- posing a match by cable between St. Petersburg and Brookivn. with six or eight.plovers a-side. -if- AXSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. The Chess Editor will be pleased to answer correspondents in this column if their questions are received at the COLWTY TIMES Office not later than Wednesday. »

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