Mr. Hoyle's Game of Chess: Including His Chess Lectures, with Selections from Other Amateurs

R. Baldwin, 1808 - 92 Seiten

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Seite xi - 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.
Seite xi - 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 xii - If you touch a piece, you must move' it somewhere ; if you set it down, you must let it stand...
Seite xii - Caution, not to make our moves too hastily. This habit is best acquired by observing strictly the laws of the game ; such as,
Seite 13 - ... the adversary a piece ; but one separated from the others is seldom of any value. And whenever you have gained a pawn, or other advantage, and are not in danger of losing the move thereby, make as frequent exchanges as you can.
Seite xii - ... 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, the habit of hoping for a favourable change, and that of persevering in the search of...
Seite xi - 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 10 - MOVE your pawns before your pieces, and afterwards bring out the pieces to support them ; therefore the king's, queen's, and bishop's pawns should be the first played, in order to open the game well. 2. Do not, therefore, play out any of your pieces early in the game, because you thereby lose moves, in case your adversary can, by playing a pawn, make them retire, and also opens his game at the same time; especially avoid playing your queen out, till your game is tolerably well opened.
Seite 12 - Let not your adversary's knight (particularly if duly guarded) come to check your king and queen, or your king and rook, or your queen and rook, or your two rooks at the same time : for in the...
Seite xiii - ... 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.

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