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 237 - 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 236 - 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 237 - 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 236 - 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 211 - Indies a very powerful king, whose dominions were near the mouth of the Ganges. This monarch took to himself the proud title of King of the Indies, and soon forgot the interests of his people, in whom consisted all his strength and power. A Brahmin, or Indian philosopher, named Lissa, touched with the misfortunes of his country, undertook to make the prince sensible of his conduct. Instructed by the fatal example of those who had already admonished him, the Brahmin was convinced that his lesson would...
Seite 224 - 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 239 - ... 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 239 - ... 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 238 - ... 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...

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