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43. Wh. The King at the bl. Q. B. 3d sq. Bl. The Rook gives check.

44. Wh. The Pawn covers the check. Bl. The Pawn takes the Pawn.

45. Wh. The Pawn takes the Pawn. Bl. The King at his home.

46. Wh. The Rook at the bl. K. Kt. 2d sq. Bl. The Rook at its 3d

sq.

47. Wh. The King at the bl. Q. B. 2d sq.

and afterwards pushing his pawn, will win the

game.

SIXTH BACK GAME.

10. Wh. The K. B. Pawn takes the Pawn. Bl. The Knight takes the K. Pawn.

11.

Wh. The Knight takes the Knight.
Bl. The Queen gives check.

12. Wh. The Knight at his K. Kt. 3d sq. Bl. The Q. Bishop at the wh. K. Kt. 4th sq.

13. Wh. The K. Bishop at his K. 2d sq.(a) Bl. The Queen takes the R. Pawn.

14. Wh. The K. Rook at its B. sq. (b) Bl. The Queen takes the Knight and checks.

15. Wh. The King at his Q. 2d sq. Bl. The Q. Knight at his Q. 2d sq.

16. Wh. The Rook takes the Rook (©). Bl. The Rook takes the Rook.

17.

Wh. The Queen at her K. sq.
Bl. The Rook at the wh. K. B, 2d sq. and

wins the Game.

(a) Any thing you could have played could not hinder you from losing a piece.

(b) If you had played your king, he had won it sooner, playing only his rook at your king's bishop's se

cond square.

(c) If you had taken his bishop, he would have given you check with his queen at your queen's third square, and mate by taking your rook the following move.

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To give Checkmate with a Rook

and a Bishop, against a Rook.

The situation in which the pieces are put is the most ad

vantageous for the defending Rook ; but in case the defender doth not choose that retreat, it is not at all difficult to force his King at the extremity of the chess-board.

SITUATION.

White. The King at the bl. K. 3d sq. .
The Rook

upon the Q. B. line.
The Bishop at the bl. K. 4th sq.

Black. The King at his Home.
The Rook at its Q. 2d sq.

1.
Wh. The Rook gives check.
Bl. The Rook covers the check.

2.

Wh. The Rook at the bl. Q. B. 2d sq.
Bl. The Rook at the wh. Q. 2d sq.

3.
Wh. The Rook at the bl. Q. Kt. 2d sq.
Bl. The Rook at the wh. Q. sq.

4. Wh. The Rook at the bl. K. Kt. 2d

sq. Bl. The Rook at the wh. K. B. sq.

5. Wh. The Bishop at his K. Kt. 3d

sq. Bl. The King at his B. sq.

6. Wh. The Rook at its K. Kt. 4th

sq. Bl. The King at his home.

7. Wh. The Rook at its Q. B. 4th sq. Bl. The Rook at the wh. Q. sq. 61

8. Wh. The Bishop at his K. R. 4th sq. Bl. The King at his B. sq.

9. Wh. The Bishop at the bl. K. B. 3d sq. Bl. The Rook checks at the wh. K. sq:

10. Wh. The Bishop covers the check. Bl. The King at his Kt. sq.

11. Wh. The Rook at the K. R. 4th sq. and gives

mate the following move.

FIRST VARIATION.

4. Wh. The Rook at the bl. K. Kt. 2d sq. Bl. The King at his B. sq.

5. Wh The Rook at the bl. K. R. 2d sq. Bl. The Rook at the wh. K. Kt.

sq.

6. Wh. The Rook at the bl. Q. B. 2d sq. . Bl. The Rook checks at its K. Kt. 3d sq.

7. Wh. The Bishop covers the check. Bl. The King at his Kt. sq.

8. Wh. The Rook gives check. Bl. The King at his R. 2d sq.

9. Wh. The Rook gives checkmate at the bl. K.

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R. sq.

SEQUEL to the FIRST VARIATION.

6. Wh. The Rook at the bl. Q. B. 2d sq. Bl. The King at his Kt. sq.

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