Solomon Lipschuetz vs. Jackson Whipps Showalter Match April 20, 1892 - May 23, 1892 New York, NY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 Lipschuetz ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 7 (w/7 draws) Showalter ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 (w/7 draws)
Game Result Opening Moves 1 Drawn Evans Gambit Declined 64 2 Drawn Queen's Pawn Opening 35 3 Drawn Hungarian Defense 75 4 Lipschuetz Vienna SausagesGame 27 5 Lipschuetz Sicilian Defense 61 6 Lipschuetz French Defense 33 7 Showalter Ruy Lopez 39 8 Drawn French Defense 31 9 Lipschuetz Fianchetto Defense 40 10 Lipschuetz Vienna Game 29 11 Drawn Ruy Lopez 63 12 Drawn English Opening 36 13 Drawn Ruy Lopez 52 14 Lipschuetz Vienna Game 43 15 Lipschuetz Ruy Lopez 30
THE MATCH BETWEEN LIPSCHUTZ AND
S. Lipschutz of New York and J. Showalter of
Georgetown, D.C., yesterday began playing a series
of match games of chess at the rooms of the Manhat-
tan Chess Club, in West Twenty-seventh Street.
The winner of the first seven games will
be declared the victor. In case the scores
of the contestants should be equal at the six-
game point, that is, if each player should have won
6 games another match of 3 games will be played,
and the winner of this match will be victor. Four
games a week are to be played. The time limit for
the players is 15 moves an hour each, an average of
4 minutes for a move. It was agreed to adopot for
this match the rules that governed the chess matches
between Steinitz and Gunsberg in 1890 and 1891.
The first game yesterday was begun at 1:30
o'clock in the afternoon, and Showalter, who had
won the toss for first move, handled the white pieces
and opened the game with the Evans gamb it, which
Lipschutz declined by playing K. B. to Kt. 3.
Showalter pushed up a pawn to Kt. 5, and Lip-
schutz replied by moving Kt. to Q. 5 insted of to
Showalter played a very aggressive game in the
earlier stages, but Lipschutz's careful defense com-
pelled him to be more cautious. At 5:30 o'clock,
when an adjournment was taken for dinner, the
chances looked slightly in favor of Lipschutz.
On the resumption of play later in the evening,
both players were wary, but Showalter again forced
an attack and caused an exchange of pieces until he
had left on the board his king's bishop and
four pawns, while Lipschutz had a knight
and four pawns. Lipschutz's king had es-
corted a pawn well on its way, when it
seized the opportunity to chase the black pawn with
his king and captured it, and also succeeded in
bringing his king to the rear of the other black
pawns. Lipschutz managed to capture three white
pawns while he lost one pawn.
The spectators, who were experts, became greatly
interested, and, forming the position on other chess
boards, they tried a dozen different ways of playing
it out, but invariably decided that it must end in a
draw. That seemed also to be the opinion of Steinitz.
The game ws not concluded last evening and was
postponed until to-morrow evening.
The position on the board at the time of adjourn-
ment was as follows:
White - K on Q7, P on QR6, B on Q Kt 3.
Black - K on QB4, Kt on QB5, P on Q3, P on
QB3, P on Q Kt 4.
It was Mr. Lipschutz's move, and this he sealed
until the resumption of play to-morrow.
The second game of the chess match between Sho-
alter and Lipschutz was played yesterday. This
time Lipschutz handled the white pieces and opened
with the queen's gambit, Showalter defending by P
to K 3, followed by B to K 2. Both castled on the
king's side, and in the nineteenth move they ex-
changed rooks, Showalter remaining with an isolat-
ed pawn. The game developed very gradually, as
usual in close games, and on the thirtieth move Sho-
walter offered a draw, which Lipschutz declined, and
the fight went on. Lipschutz tried hard to break
through, forcing an exchange of queens and knights,
but his attack proved futile, each contestant re-
maining with his bishop and six pawns, one of which
was isolated, and with no advantage in the position
of either. Thereupon, a draw was agreed upon at
the thirty-sixth move.
The first game, that was adjourned on Wednesday,
was also by consent declared a draw.
match, which was adjourned on Saturday, ended
yesterday in a draw after seventy-seven moves, and
over ten hours' play. The fourth game will be
played on Wednesday.
MINOR SPORTING MATTERS
-Lipschutz won the fifteenth and last game of the
chess match with Showalter last night. The game
was opened by Showalter with a Ruy Lopez. On the
thirtieth move he made a blunder that lost him the
game. Lipschutz won 7 games of the series;
Showalter 1 and 7 were drawn.