An introduction to the history and study of chess; to which is added, The analysis of chess of André Danican Philidor: the whole arranged by an amateur [T. Pruen.].

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Seite 88 - 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 113 - Every Pawn which has reached the eighth or last square of the Chessboard, must be immediately exchanged for a Queen or any other piece the player may think fit, even though all the pieces remain on the board. It follows, therefore, that he may have two or more Queens, three or more Rooks, Bishops, or Knights.
Seite 86 - ... 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 37 - Ccetolu) says, ought to be a grammarian, logician, rhetorician, astrologer, arithmetician, geometrician, and musician. The Queen's Bishop's Pawn is a man standing at his own door, with a glass of wine in one hand, a loaf of bread in the other, and a bunch of keys at his girdle ; representing an innkeeper. The Queen's Knight's Pawn, with two large keys in one hand, a pair of compasses in the other, and an open purse at his waist.
Seite 87 - 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 123 - ... sacrifice a piece or two to gain your end : these bold attempts make the finest games. 13. Never let your queen stand so before the king, as that your adversary, by bringing forwards a...
Seite 116 - ... another, so that if any be taken, the enemy may also be captured by that which guarded yours, and endeavour to have as many guards to your piece as your adversary advances others upon it ; and if possible, let them be of less value than those he assails with. When you cannot well support your piece, see if by attacking one of his that is better, or as good, you may not thereby save yours. 9. Never attack but when well prepared, for thereby you open your adversary's game, and prepare him to pour...
Seite 124 - As the queen, rooks, and bishops operate at a distance, it is not always necessary in your attack to have them near your adversary's king ; they do better at a distance, cannot be driven away, and prevent a stale-mate. 37. When there is a piece...
Seite 87 - 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 evil events that are in some degree the effects of prudence or the want of it.
Seite 87 - 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 ?

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