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White. 22. B. takes R. * 23. K, retakes P. 24. K. P. to his 3rd sq. 25. K. R. to his Q. 2nd 26. K. to B. 2nd 27. Q. R. to K. sq. 28. K. R. to K. 2nd sq. 29. K. Kt. P. one sq. 30. R. takes R. 31. K. R. P. one sq. 32. K. R. to bis 8th sq. 33 K. to his 3rd sq.

Black. 22. P. takes K. P.-Checking. 23. R. takes B. 24. K. to his 3rd sq. 25. Q P. gives check 26. Q B. to K. 5th sq. 27. K. to Q. 4th sq. 28. R to K, sq. 29. B. takes B 30. P. takes P. 31, Q. B. P. one sq. 32. Q. P. one sq. 33. K. B. to Q. B. 4th

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34. K. to B. 4th

* If Black's P. had not been retaken by K. P. the preceding move, he would have pushed Q. P. upon the B. and would afterwards have entered White's game, by a check of the R. supported by Q. B; and if White had taken this P, with K. P., he might have dove the same; and one of his pawns being passed, could no longer be stopped but by a piece, which it would inevitably have cost, or made a queen.

+ By this game is seen the strength of the Bishops against the Rooks, especially when the K. is placed between two pawns. But if, instead of employing the rooks against the pawns, White had, on the 31st move, played R. to Q. 8th; on the 32nd move, played the other R. to K. 7ih; and on the 33rd move, sacrificed first R. for K. B., White would have effected a drawn game.

THIRD VARIATION.

Commencing at the Third move.

White.

Black. 3. K. P. two sq.

3. Q. Kt. P. two sq. 4. Q. R. P. two sq.

4. Q. B. P. one sq. 5. Q. Kt. P. one sq.

5. Gambit's P. takes P.* 6. R. P. takes P.

6. Q. B, P. 1akes P. 7. K. B. takes P.-Checking. 7. B. covers the check. 8. Q. takes P.

8. B. takes B. 9. Q. retakes B.-Checking, 9. Q. covers the check 10. Q. takes Q.

10. Kt. retakes Q. il. K. B. P. two sq.

11. K. P. one sq. 12. K. to his 2nd sq.

12. K. B. P. two sq.t 13. K. P. one sq.

13. K. Kt. to K. 2nd.

* It is of the same consequence in the attack of the Queen's Gambit, to separate the adversary's pawns on that side, as it is in the Kiog's gambit to separate them on the King's side.

+ By pushing this P. two squares, the object is to compel White to push forward K. P. and leave Q. P. (now at the head) behind and useless. White should endeavour to exchange Q. P. for White K.P. and then open a free passage for his own K. P.

White.

Black. 14. Q. Kt. to B. 3rd.

14. K. Kt, to Q. 4th.* 15. Kt. takes Kt.

15. P. retakes Kt. 16. Q. B. to R. 3rd.

16. B. takes B. 17. R. takes B.

17. K. to his 2nd sq. 18. K. to B. 3rd.

18. K. R. to Q. Kt. sq. 19. Kt. to K. 2nd.

19. K. to his 3rd. sq. 20. K. R. to Q. R. sq. 20. K. R, to Q. Kt. 2nd. 21. Q. R. gives check. 21. Kt. covers the check. 22. K. R. to Q. R. 5th. 22. K. Kt, P. one sq. 23. Kt. to Q. B. 3rd.

23. Q. R. to Q. sq. 24. Q. R. takes R. P.

24. R. takes R. 25. R. retakes R. and must win, having a pawn superiority,

as well as a pawn passed, which amounts to a piece.t

FOURTH VARIATION.
Commencing at the Fourth move.

White.

Black. 4. Q. P. takes P.

4. Q. takes Q. 5. K. retakes Q.

5. Q. B. to K. 3rd * In this situation Black is forced to propose the exchange of Kts. although by this move he separates his pawns. If he had played anything else While would have taken R. P. by moving Kt. to Q. Kt. 5th square:

+ By this game it appears that a pawn when separated from his fellows, will seldom or ever succeed.

White. 6. K. B. P. two sq. 7 Q. Kt, to B. 3rd. 8. K. R. P. one sq. 9. Q. B. to K. 3rd sq. 10. K. to Q. B. 2nd. ll. B. takes B. 12. K. Kt. to B. 3rd. 13. K. Kt. to bis 5th sq. 14. K. B. to K. 2nd. 15. Kt. takes B 16. Q. R. P. two sq. 17. Q. R. to his 2nd sq. 18. Q. R. P. takes P. 19. R. gives check. 20. R. takes R. 21. R. to Q. sq. 22. K. to Q. Kt. sq. 23. K. Kt. P. two sq. 24. P. retakes P. 25. K. Kt. P. one sq. 26. B. to K. Kt. 4th sq. 27. Kt. to K. 2nd. 28. Kt. takes Kt. 29. B. takes P. 30. K. B. P. one sq. 31. K. B. P. takes P.

Black. 6. K. Kt. P. one sq. 7. Q. Kt. to Q. 2nd. 8. K. R. P. two sq. 9. K. castles. 10. K. B. to Q. B. 4th. 11. Kt. re-takes B. 12. Q. B. P. one sq. 13. Q. Kt. P. two sq. 14. K. Kt. to K. 2nd. 15. P. retakes Kt. 16. Q. Kt. to his 6th sq. 17. Q. R. P. one sq. 18. Q. R. P. retakes P. 19. K, to Q. Kt. 2nd sq. 20. R. retakes R. 21. Q. Kt. to Q.5th--checking 22. K. to Q. Kt, 3rd sq. 23. P. takes P. 24. Q. B. P. one sq. 25. K. Kt. to Q. B. 3rd, 26. Q. Kt. P. 27. K. Kt, to Q. R. 4th. 28. P. retakes Kt. 29. K. to Q. B. 4th. 30. Q. P. one sq. 31. Kt. to Q. Kt. 6th.

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