An Easy Introduction to the Game of Chess: Containing One Hundred Examples of Games, and a Great Variety of Critical Situations and Conclusions, Including the Whole of Philidor's Analysis, with Selections from Stamma, the Calabrois, &c, to which are Added, Caissa, a Poem, Bände 1-2
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30 The game advantage adver afterwards attack your adversary's B L A C K Bishop 27 Bishop 35 Bishop 59 Black King Black moves Castles to 63 Continued in Game drawn game enable fºr forward his Pawn forward your Pawn Game 15 Game 37 Game 44 Game 61 game is lost given check given you check giving Check-mate King 14 King 63 Knight 22 Knight 34 Knight 46 last move lost the game Mate move your Queen moved your Pawn moving his Knight moving his Pawn ºr See Game Pawn 14 Pawn 37 Pawns 43 Pawns 9 Piece or Pawn play player pushed forward Queen 48 Queen's Gambit Rook 57 Rook 61 Second of Philidor's ſº square taken his Pawn taken your Pawn Third of Philidor's tº Castles versary W H IT E White King White Pawn win the game
Seite 103 - 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 103 - 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 104 - ... 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,...
Seite 91 - He once imprison'd, all the conflict ends. The queens exulting near their consorts stand; Each bears a deadly falchion in her hand; Now here, now there, they bound with furious pride, And thin the trembling ranks from side to side; Swift as Camilla flying o'er the main, Or lightly skimming o'er the dewy plain : Fierce as they seem, some bold Plebeian spear May pierce their shield, or stop their full career.
Seite 103 - 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 104 - ... 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 101 - Chief both armies gaze, And both the Kings are fix'd with deep amaze. The sword which arm'd the snow-white Maid before, He now assumes, and hurls the spear no more ; Then springs, indignant, on the dark-rob'd band, And Knights and Archers feel his deadly hand. Now flies the Monarch of the sable shield, His legions vanquish'd, o'er the lonely field : So when the morn, by rosy coursers drawn...
Seite 116 - ... to Stop at a farm-house in the way. The master of the house was a clergyman, who, to a poor curacy, added the care of a few scholars in the neighbourhood, which, in all, might make his living about eighty pounds a year : this was all he had to maintain a wife and sir children.