Analysis of the Game of Chess

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P. Elmsley, 1777 - 306 Seiten
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Seite 310 - If any one touch a piece which he cannot play without exposing his king to check, he must then play his king; and if his king cannot be played, the fault is of no consequence.
Seite 307 - ... games without odds, lots must be cast for the move, which afterwards becomes alternate. III. If a pawn or piece have been forgotten at the beginning of the game, it will be in the adversary's choice, either to begin the game afresh, or to go on, permitting, nevertheless, the piece forgotten to be set in its place, IV. If it is agreed to give the advantage of a piece, or a pawn, and it have been forgotten at the beginning of a game, it will be left to the choice of him who has suffered by such...
Seite 314 - This book is under no circumstances to be taken from the Building THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY REFERENCE DEPARTMENT...
Seite 309 - If the adversary warn you of a check, without however giving it, and you in consequence touch or move either your king or any other piece, you will then be allowed to retract, so long as your adversary has not completed his next move.
Seite 37 - Here is a Move as difficult to comprehend, as it is to be well explained. In the firft place you are to obferve, that when you find yourfelf with a Chain of Pawns following one another...
Seite 306 - HE laws, as established under the authority of Philidor, are thus elegantly introduced by him : — " The laws, or constitutions of a game are originally established, either to prevent or decide contests ; because, by defining what is in itself indefinite, by determining that which, without any explanation, would be uncertain, they put an end to all obstinacy and dispute. These statutes, founded at first in reason, consecrated afterwards by custom, confirmed at length by the practice of the best...
Seite 308 - ... you, who have touched it, must play your king, if you can. VII. When one has quite left a piece, he. cannot take it again, to play...
Seite 310 - At all the conclusions of parties, when a player seems not to know how to give the difficult mates, as that of a knight and a bishop against the king, that of a rook and a bishop against a rook, &c. at the adversary's request, fifty moves on...
Seite 39 - His queen's pawn (now become his king's) appears to have the same advantage of having no opposition from your pawns to make a queen ; however, the difference is great, because his pawn being entirely separated...
Seite 103 - ... the king's knight's pawn, and gives check. B. The pawn takes the rook. 23. W. The queen takes the pawn, and gives check. B. The king at his rook's square.

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