Social chess, a collection of games

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Seite 23 - 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,
Seite 23 - Foresight, which looks a little into futurity, and considers the consequences that may attend an action ; for it is continually occurring to the player, " 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 1 make to support it, and to defend myself from his attacks ?
Seite 23 - 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 23 - Circumspection, which surveys the whole chessboard, or scene of action ; the relations of the several pieces and situations, the dangers they are respectively exposed to, the several possibilities of their aiding each other, the probabilities that the adversary may...
Seite 23 - The game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement. 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 ill events, that are, in some degree, the effects of prudence or the want of it.
Seite 24 - ... 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, the habit of hoping for a favorable change, and that of persevering in the search of resources.
Seite 16 - II. The KNIGHT. The move of the knight is peculiar to himself, and difficult to explain. It is two squares at once (three, including his own) in a direction partly diagonal and partly strait. The house he goes into, is always of a different colour from that which he leaves. It may likewise be said to be uniformly next but one to the latter; although in his passage to it he passes obliquely over the corners of two.
Seite 131 - Piano, and possesses no very marked features :— 1 P— K 4, P— K 4 ; 2 Kt— KB 3, Kt...
Seite 37 - Evans, 1 P— K 4, P — K 4; 2 Kt —KB 3, Kt — QB 3; 3 B — B 4, B— B 4; 4 P — QKt 4.
Seite 79 - Gambit" 1 P— K 4 P— K 4 2 P— KB 4 PXP 3 Kt— KB 3 P— K Kt 4 4...

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