Practical Chess Exercises: Intended as a Sequel to the Practical Chess Grammar; Containing Various Openings, Games, and Situations ... for the Use of Those who Have Already a Knowledge of the Game

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T. and J. Allman, 1818 - 239 Seiten
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Seite 229 - Caution, not to make our moves too hastily. This habit is best acquired by observing strictly the laws of the game; such as, "If you touch a piece, you must move it somewhere; if you set it down, you must let it stand...
Seite 229 - Several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired or strengthened by it, so as to become habits, ready on all occasions. For life is a kind of chess, in which we have often points to gain, and competitors or adversaries to contend with, and in which there is a vast variety of good and evil events that are in some degree the effects of prudence or the want of it.
Seite 229 - If I move this piece, what will be the advantage of my new situation? What use can my adversary make of it to annoy me? What other moves can I make to support it and to defend myself from his attacks?
Seite 224 - For life is a kind of chess, in which we have often points to gain, and competitors, or adversaries to contend with, and in which there is a vast variety of good and ill events, that are, in some degree the effects of prudence, or the want of it.
Seite 216 - Chess, namely, with four persons at the same time, two against two ; and for this purpose, the board is larger than usual, contains more men, and is provided with a greater number of squares. I was informed that this method was more difficult, but far more agreeable than the common game.
Seite 231 - ... by which the loss may be recovered, will learn not to be too much discouraged by the present success of his adversary, nor to despair of final good fortune, upon every little check he receives in the pursuit of it.
Seite 231 - ... present success of his adversary, nor to despair of final good fortune, upon every little check he receives in the pursuit of it. That we may, therefore, be induced more frequently to choose this beneficial amusement, in preference to others, which are not attended with the same advantages, every circumstance...
Seite 230 - ... and that of persevering in the search of resources. The game is so full of events, there is such a variety of turns in it, the...
Seite 230 - If you touch a piece, you must move it somewhere ; if you set it down, you must let it stand ;" and it is therefore best that theSe rules should be observed, as the game thereby becomes more the image of human life, and particularly of war ; in which, if you have incautiously put yourself into a bad and dangerous position, you cannot obtain your enemy's leave to. withdraw your troops, and place them more securely, but you must abide all the consequences of your rashness.
Seite 230 - ... and it is therefore best that these rules should be observed ; as the game thereby becomes more the image of human life, and particularly of war ; in which, if you have incautiously put yourself into a bad and dangerous position, you cannot obtain your enemy's leave to withdraw your troops, and place them more securely, but you must abide all the consequences of your rashness. And, lastly, we learn by chess the habit of not being discouraged by present bad appearances in the state of our affairs,...

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