Hastings 1895, Problem-Solving Tourney
from The Hastings Chess Tournament 1895 by Horace F. Cheshire
THE bye day, August 22, has arrived with its full programme. In the morning we all drive to visit Mr. Farmer Atkinson (former M.P.), and to lunch with him at his pretty place at Ore (near Hastings), where we are most hospitably treated by our jovial host, shown numerous curiosities, well fed, and sent back to the afternoon Problem-solving Tournament, where we find Messrs. Studd and Schwann patiently waiting for us as we are late. We get ready as quickly as possible, and about forty solvers enjoy the intellectual meal. The three problems prove to be very fine, and the whole affair is exceedingly well arranged by its promoters, who deserve the very best thanks of the Committee.
The fourth page is left blank, but can be used for the solutions if necessary. The managers sit at a large table on the platform overlooking the room and attend to the solvers. It is also explained that the problems are guaranteed by their authors not to have been published, and that they have been most carefully examined ; but that should any problem be cooked, the cook would be taken. Every try is examined with praiseworthy care before it is returned to the solvers.
Marco is after all first to be correct — time, 1 hr. 35 min. ; Schlechter second, in 1 hr. 40 min. ; and Mieses third, in 1 hr. 55 min.
PROBLEMS SET IN THE SOLUTION TOURNEY OF
SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS SET IN THE SOLUTION TOURNEY.