The Elements of Chess: A Treatise Combining Theory with Practice, and Comprising the Whole of Philidor's Games, and Explanatory Notes, New Modelled; and Arranged Upon an Original Plan (Google eBook)

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W. Pelham, no. 59 Cornhill., 1805 - Chess - 208 pages
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Page 2 - Converse, of the said district, hath deposited in this office, the title of a book, the right whereof be claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit: " Religious Scenes : being a Sequel to
Page 164 - Philidor's abilities must appear one of the greatest of which the human memory is susceptible. He goes through it with astonishing accuracy, and often corrects mistakes in those who have the board before them.
Page 2 - IN Conformity to the Act of the Congrefs of the United States, entitled, "An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by fecuring the Copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of fuch Copies, during the Times therein mentioned...
Page 164 - Mr. Philidor performed one of those wonderful exhibitions for which he is so much celebrated. He played at the same time three different games, without seeing either of the tables. His opponents were, Count Bruhl, Mr. Bowdler (the two best players in London), and Mr. Maseres. He defeated Count Bruhl in an hour and twenty minutes, and Mr.
Page 163 - ... by his opponent. He who played the white was the ruined man ; and, made desperate by his loss, offered his favourite wife as his last stake. The game was carried on until he would have been Check-mated by his adversary's next move. The Lady, who had observed the game from a window above, cried out to her husband, in a voice of despair, " to sacrifice his castle, and save his wife.
Page 2 - In conformity to the aft of the Congrefs of the United States, entitled, " An aft, for the encouragement of learning, by fecuring the copies of Maps, Charts and Books, to the Authors and proprietors of fuch copies during the times therein mentioned...
Page 32 - The mode to be pursued by one player, depends in a great measure on that pursued by the other...
Page 68 - ... which you are to advance immediately, and sustain, in case of need, with your other pawns, in order to make a queen with it, or draw some other considerable advantage to win the game.
Page 48 - The queen returns to hinder the checkmate, now ready prepared. (u) Were you not to take with your pawn, your first project laid in the beginning of the game would be reduced to nothing, and you would run the risk of losing the game.
Page 163 - Persians had engaged in such deep play, that the whole fortune of one of them was won by his opponent. He who played the white was the ruined man ; and, made desperate by his loss, offered his favourite wife as his last stake.

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