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  • Illinois Chess News: 02 January 2006

    Monday, January 02, 2006

    CHESS-PLAYING TO-DAY (PART II)


    One very satisfactory outcome of all this match-playing has been a very much wider application of the "time limit," which had only been enforced in great masters' tournaments and in isolated games of any special importance. In the ordinary way a player might take ten minutes--and as many more as he pleased--over every move; in many games he can and does still. This is all very well if you have a whole evening and a night before you, but otherwise one of two things will probably happen: either the game will result in a draw for want of time to develop it, or the faster player will throw it away in sheer disgust. After analyzing a position for any length of time, a player ought to be able to proceed for the next few moves with tolerable rapidity, and in order to prevent him from examining every possible variation after every move, the "time limit" is introduced. The standard varies according to the quality of the chess expected. In the great masters' tournaments twenty moves in the first hour and fifteen moves an hour afterwards is the general limit. In the league matches twenty-four moves an hour is the rate, and in some contests even thirty is not considered to be too fast.

    A "time limit" of twenty-four moves an hour means that each player has one hour at his disposal wherein to complete his first twenty-four moves, an hour and a quarter for his first thirty moves, an hour and a half for thirty-six moves, and so on. If he has made more than the required number in the hour, the time he has gained is added on to the time allotted for the next series of moves. For instance, supposing a player has made thirty-six moves in the first hour and he has a difficult position to analyze, he can if he likes examine it for half an hour, and yet will not have exceeded his limit of thirty-six moves in an hour and a half. On the other hand, should a player exceed his "time limit"--that is, should he have failed to complete twenty-four moves in the first hour, or six additional moves for every quarter of an hour afterwards--he forfeits the game.

    Hour-glasses or "sand-glasses" were formerly used for the purpose of measuring time at chess matches, but now specially constructed clocks are in general use for this purpose. These clocks consist of two clocks mounted on a common base, which moves on a pivot, the two clocks therefore being on the arms of a sort of see-saw. The beam or base is so constructed that when one clock is elevated it stands perfectly perpendicular, whilst the depressed clock lies over at an angle. But as the mechanism of each clock is so constructed that it only moves when the clock is perfectly perpendicular, it follows that when the upright clock is going the depressed clock is at rest.

    Another and more modern variety has the two clocks fixed on the same level, but with a small brass arm reaching from the top of one to the top of the other. This arm acts as a pivot, and can be brought down into actual contact with one clock at a time by a touch of the finger. When it is thus in contact, by an ingenious device the clock is stopped, and the desired result is attained. The working of the clocks during a match is simplicity itself. At the commencement of the match the hands of each clock point to twelve, then at the call of "time to commence play," the clock of the first player is started. Then as soon as he makes his first move he stops his own clock, either by depressing it or by touching the arm referred to, the same motion starting his opponent's clock; so it goes on during the entire course of the game, each move being marked by the stopping of one clock and the starting of the other.

    To fight for one's club in matches is one of the most pleasing of a chess-player's duties. True, there are a few strong players who invariably decline to take part in these contests, and who reserve their skill for the club tournaments. In the one case you play for the honor of your club, in the other for your own reputation. The club secretary always thinks more kindly of the man who will do both. It is no uncommon thing for a London chess-player to be a member of one or two local clubs, and also of one of the more important central organizations. In the league and Surrey trophy matches a man must decide at the beginning of the season for which of his clubs he will fight, and he must stick to his choice. Not a little friction is sometimes caused by a valued member of a local club turning up to do battle against it. But the grievance is only imaginary, for a man is clearly at liberty to join as many clubs as he likes, and to please himself as to which he will play for.

    Of great central clubs there are three: the St. George's, in St. James Street, S.W.; the City of London, 19 Nicholas Lane, E.C.; and the British, of Whitehall Court, S.W. The St. George's is the oldest existing chess club of the metropolis, having been founded as far back as 1845. It is the club of the "leisured and lettered" class, and from time to time has attracted to it many of the stronger university players. At one time it took the lead in London chess matters, but of late it has not been so much in evidence, and its members now mainly content themselves with quiet afternoon chess, though they occasionally still try conclusions with other metropolitan clubs.

    The City of London Chess Club comes next in point of age. It was formed in 1852, and at this moment stands at the very head of English chess as a great fighting organization. It is aptly named, for it is and has always been a city club for city men, busy men all--stock-brokers, merchants, lawyers, accountants, managers and others, all representatives of the busy hive wherein they toil. In every way the "City" is a great chess institution, great alike in its membership, its aggregate playing strength and its enthusiasm for the game. Its membership totals up to something like four hundred and fifty, and it is ready to play a match, one hundred a side, with any chess club or organization in the world. The quality of the play in its championship tournament, and in the first-class sections of its great winter tournament, is of the highest; and what the "old City" can do when put upon its mettle was fully shown some little time ago when a team of master players (including Lasker) could do no more than effect a draw against a team of "City" players.

    We next come to the British Chess Club, which was founded in 1885. The British is much less a fighting club than a great gathering-place for the wealthy middle-class chess-player, who loves his dinner as well as his game.

    Of other foremost clubs we may mention the Athenaeum, the Ludgate Circus, the Metropolitan and the North London, all strong and vigorous organizations, and each boasting the possession of players of great skill.


    To be continued...
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    About the Author

    This article by J. Arnold Green is from the journal, THE LIVING AGE (Sixth Series, Volume XVIII, April, May, June, 1898), which is in the public domain.
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    CRYSTAL LAKE. THE CENTER CHESS CLUB. Affiliate Type: Regular. 3RD SAT 8AM-4PM. CRYSTAL LAKE PK DIST , 1 E CRYSTAL LAKE AVE . Contact: C/O JEFFERY I BUCHMAN. (815) 455 - 5288.

    CRYSTAL LAKE. COMMUNITY CONSOLIDATED. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. Contact: SCHOOL DISTRICT #47.

    DANVILLE. DANVILLE CORR CENTER. Affiliate Type: Prison. Contact: ATTN CHESS CLUB.

    DARIEN. INDIAN PRAIRIE PUB LIBRARY. Affiliate Type: Regular. Contact: GENERAL DEPT.

    DARIEN. CASS JR HIGH SCHOOL. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. Contact: N ALSOBROOK.

    DES PLAINES. FOREST SCH KNIGHTS OF THE FOR. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. 3:30-4:30. SAME . Contact: C/O JACK SHEPHERD. (847) 824 - 1380.

    DOWNS. TRI-VALLEY VIKING CHESS CLUB. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. TUES 3:15-4:15. TRI VALLEY ELEM SCHOOL . Contact: ROBIN SHAFFER. (309) 378 - 3414.

    EAST ST LOUIS. EAST ST LOUIS SCHOOL DIST. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. Contact: ATTN DR DEAR.

    EVANSTON. ST JOAN OF ARC. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. Contact: C/O MONICA RICHTSMEIER.

    FLOSSMOOR. CHESS ACADEMICS ACADEMY. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. Contact: C/O MILTONI CASTON.

    FLOSSMOOR. HOMEWOOD-FLOSSMOOR HIGH SCH. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. TUES - 4-7PM. RM 263N . Contact: CHESS CLUB C/O JOHN SCHMIDT.

    GALESBURG. COSTA CATHOLIC SCH CHESS MSTR. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. 2:30-3:30 FRIDAYS. COSTA CATHOLIC SCHOOL , 2726 COSTA DR , GALESBURY, IL . Contact: GARY ARMSTRONG. (309) 343 - 8832.

    GENEVA. GENEVA PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. MONDAYS 3:30-4:30. GENEVA MIDDLE SCHOOL , 1415 VIKING DRIVE . Contact: C/O JUDY HART. (630) 463 - 3081.

    GLEN CARBON. HOUSE OF CHESS. Affiliate Type: Regular. SAT 4:30PM. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH , 146 S MAIN . Contact: PAUL HOLLAND. (618) 288 - 4117. email: Chess@Paulholland.us. http://members.aol.com/housechess. This club offers: Casual Play , Under 18 Permitted , Beginners Welcomed

    GLEN ELLYN. HADLEY JR HIGH SCHOOL. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. Contact: MIKE MIELE. (630) 790 - 6450.

    GURNEE. CHESS CENTRAL. Affiliate Type: Regular. Contact: TIM JUST. (847) 244 - 7954.

    GURNEE. ILLINOIS CHESS ASSOCIATION. Affiliate Type: State. Contact: TIM JUST. (847) 244 - 7954. www.illinoischess.org.

    HIGHLAND PARK. MICHAEL BILOW CHESS CLUB. Affiliate Type: Regular. Contact: C/O MICHAEL BILLOW. (847) 831 - 4829.

    HOFFMAN ESTATES. MACARTHUR SCHOOL CHESS CLUB. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. MON 3-4:30PM. MACARTHUR SCH , HOFFMAN EST IL 60195 . Contact: GRACE PASIK. (847) 885 - 6776.

    JOLIET. JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE CC. Affiliate Type: College. 6:30-10 PM THURS. JOLIET JR COLLEGE CAFETERIA , BLDG J / 1215 HOUBOLT RD . Contact: STEPHEN DECMAN. (815) 744 - 5272. email: towens@jjc.cc.il.us. www.jjc.cc.il.us/clubs/chess. This club offers: USCF Rated Events , Casual Play , Under 18 Permitted , Wheel Chair Access , Lessons , Beginners Welcomed

    LA SALLE. LA SALLE PERU TOWNSHP HS CC. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. THURS AFTER SCHOOL. SCHOOL CAFTERIA , 541 CHARTRES ST . Contact: BYRON PAPPAS. (815) 223 - 1505.

    LANSING. OAK GLEN ELEM CHESS CLUB. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. TUES/WED/THUR 12-1PM. OAK GLEN ELEM SCH . Contact: LISA GIGLIO. (708) 474 - 1714.

    MAHOMET. ILLINI CHESS FOUNDATION. Affiliate Type: College. TUES 7-10PM. ILLINI UNION , UNIV OF ILLINOIS . Contact: JEFF DAVIS. (217) 586 - 5888.

    MORTON GROVE. CHICAGO CHESS CLUB. Affiliate Type: Regular. THR-SUN 7-11PM. WILD ONION CC , 6136 N CLARK , CHICAGO IL 60660 . Contact: TOM KIRKE. (312) 996 - 7220.

    MORTON GROVE. THOMAS A EDISON ELEMENTARY. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. (EXT 1241). Contact: JIM O'MALLEY. (847) 966 - 6210.

    MT PROSPECT. RIVER TRAILS CHESS CLUB. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. THURS., 3-3:50 PM. RIVER TRAILS MIDDLE SCHOOL , 1000 WOLF RD . Contact: TOM HARMON. (815) 459 - 6558.

    MURPHYSBORO. MURPHYSBORO CHESS CLUB. Affiliate Type: Regular. TUES 7-10PM. MURPHYSBORO HARDEES RESTAURANT , INTERSECTION OF RT 13 & WALNUT . Contact: TOM EATON. (618) 565 - 1809.

    NEW LENOX. LINCOLN-WAY CENTRAL HS CC. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. Contact: C/O KEVIN DAILEY.

    NORMAL. PRAIRIELAND/COUGAR CHESS CLUB. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. Contact: PAMELA CATHER. (309) 452 - 9262.

    NORMAL. GLENN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. WED 3:15-4:15. GLENN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL . Contact: JAN MEADOWS.

    NORMAL. COLENE HOOSE ELEM SCHOOL. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. MONT 3:15-4:15. COLENE MOOSE ELEM SCHOOL . Contact: JAN MEADOWS. (309) 452 - 1149.

    NORMAL. PARKSIDE JR HIGH SCHOOL. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. MON 3:30PM. PJHS , 101 N PARKSIDE DR . Contact: KELLY LYLE. (309) 452 - 8321.

    NORMAL. CHIDDIX JHS CHESS CLUB. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. WED 3:30-4:30. SAME . Contact: TOM FINCH. (309) 452 - 1191.

    OAK PARK. WHITTIER'S STARRY KNIGHT. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. THURSDAYS 3-4 PM. SCHOOL (715 N HARVEY) . Contact: WYATT PATTERSON. (708) 524 - 3080.

    PALATINE. PALATINE HIGH SCHOOL. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. Contact: RON SLOAN. (847) 755 - 1742.

    PALATINE. WINSTON CAMPUS JR HIGH SCHOOL. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. WED 2:30-4PM. SCHOOL . Contact: HARRY SCHOFFSTALL. (847) 963 - 7479.

    PARK FOREST. PARK FOREST CHESS CLUB. Affiliate Type: Regular. THURS 7-10PM. FREEDOM HALL , 410 LAKEWOOD BLVD , PARK FOREST,IL 60466 . Contact: LARRY COHEN. (630) 834 - 2477. email: lscohen60@yahoo.com. http://www.tuxdomain.com/pfcc_club.html.

    PARK FOREST. FOREST TRAIL MIDDLE SCHOOL. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. Contact: C/O GENE FINLEY.

    PARK RIDGE. CAVEMAN CHESS CLUB. Affiliate Type: Regular. FRI 5-7 PM. EMERSON M S , 8101 N CUMBERLAND , NILES, IL . Contact: KEVIN L BACHLER. (847) 698 - 9365.

    PEORIA. GREATER PEORIA CHESS FED. Affiliate Type: Regular. MON 7-11 PM. PEORIA LAKEVIEW MUSEUM , 1125 WEST LAKE AVE , PEORIA,IL . Contact: WAYNE ZIMMERLE. (309) 686 - 0192.

    PEORIA. NEW MORNINGSTAR CHESS CIRCLE. Affiliate Type: Regular. Contact: C/O CLARENCE WALTON.

    PLAINFIELD. PLAINFIELD LIBRARY CHESS CLUB. Affiliate Type: Regular. SAT 1:30-2:30PM. PLAINFIELD PUB LIB , 705 N ILLINOIS ST , PLAINFIELD IL 60544 . Contact: CEIL CAREY. (815) 439 - 2877.

    QUINCY. QUINCY CHESS CLUB. Affiliate Type: Regular. TUESDAY 7-10 PM. GOOD SAMARITAN HOME , 2130 HARRISON , QUINCY,IL 62301 . Contact: GARY L BLICKHAN. (217) 223 - 8762. email: gblickh@adams.net. www.adams.net/~gblickh/index.htm.

    ROCKFORD. ROCKFORD CHESS ASSOCIATION. Affiliate Type: Regular. 6:30-10 MONDAYS. BORDERS BOOKS,MUSIC, & CAFE , EAST STATE ST & PERRYVILLE AVE , ROCKFORD, IL . Contact: GARY SARGENT. (815) 397 - 9186. email: bmreed98@mail.com.

    ROCKFORD. MARTIN LUTHER KING SCH CHESS C. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. Contact: ALEXANDER TRAUTMANN. (815) 962 - 3157.

    ROSELLE. SATURDAY KNIGHT CHESS CLUB. Affiliate Type: Regular. Contact: C/O ADAM WIDELKA.

    SKOKIE. LINCOLN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. SCHOOL . Contact: ERICH GRAUKE. (847) 676 - 3545.

    SKOKIE. SHALOM SUNDAY SCHOOL. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. 11:30-1:15 SUNDAYS. 3003 N TOUHY, CHICAGO & , 1250 RADCLIFFE RD, BUFFALO , GROVE, IL . Contact: SVETLANA PRITZKER. (847) 675 - 2200.

    SKOKIE. HIGHLAND SCHOOL CHESS CLUB. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. Contact: MARK STEIN. (847) 676 - 9380.

    SKOKIE. OLD ORCHARD JUNIOR HS. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. Contact: MARK STEIN. (847) 470 - 0591.

    SPRINGFIELD. SPRINGFIELD CHESS CLUB. Affiliate Type: Regular. WED 6-1OPM. AMERICAN LEGION POST 32 , DOWNTOWN SPRINGFIELD . Contact: TOM KNOEDLER. (217) 523 - 7265. Additional Information: CALL AFTER 6:30PM

    STILLMAN VALLEY. STILLMAN VALLEY HS CC. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. 2-4PM. STILLMAN VALLEY HS . Contact: PHIL BRATTA. (815) 645 - 2291.

    STREAMWOOD. POPLAR CREEK PUBLIC LIB DIST. Affiliate Type: Scholastic.

    STREAMWOOD. ST PETER'S SHINING KNIGHTS. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. TUESDAYS 2:30-4:00. ST PETER LUTHERAN SCHOOL , 208 E SCHAUMBURG RD , SCHAUMBURG, IL 60194 . Contact: JAIN JONKE. (847) 885 - 7636.

    SWANSEA. WOLF BRANCH SCHOOL. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. THURSDAY 3-5 PM. SCHOOL , SAME AS MAILING . Contact: PAUL D PETERSON. (618) 277 - 2100.

    WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON GR SCH DIST 52 CC. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. TUES 6:30PM- 8PM. LINCOLN GRADE SCHOOL . Contact: LISA STRICKLAND. (309) 444 - 8559.

    WEST CHICAGO. BENJAMIN SCHOOL DIST #25. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. MON 7-8:30. BENJAMIN SCHOOL . Contact: SANDY MACHAJ. (630) 293 - 5080.

    WESTERN SPRINGS. AMERICAN POSTAL CHESS TNMTS. Affiliate Type: Regular. Contact: HELEN WARREN. (630) 663 - 0688.

    WHEATON. LONGFELLOW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. Contact: CHESS CLUB C/O FREDERICK ECK.

    WHEATON. MADISON CHESS CLUB. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. Contact: C/O CHRLIE CORNELIUS. (630) 682 - 1341.

    WINNETKA. BLUE WYVERN CHESS. Affiliate Type: Regular. Contact: C/O TOM SPRANDEL.

    WINNETKA. NEW TRIER EXTENSION CC. Affiliate Type: Scholastic. Contact: C/O TOM SPRANDEL.