Japanese Chess (shōgni): The Science and Art of War Or Struggle Philosophically Treated. Chinese Chess (chong-kie) and I-go

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Press club of Chicago [M.A. Donohue, printers, 1905 - Chess - 242 pages
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This app gives an overview of the Japanese game shogi, Chinese xiangqi and the game of Go.
 

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Page 201 - I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them, The good is oft interred with their bones; So let it be with Caesar.
Page 36 - The chessboard is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us. We know that his play is always fair, just and patient. But also we know, to our cost, that he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance.
Page 42 - For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
Page 44 - Paradoxes are seemingly absurd in appearance and language, but true in fact. Thus : Of Mr. Grote, the historian of Greece, and Mrs. Grote, Sidney Smith once wittily said : "I do like them both so much, for he is so ladylike, and she is such a perfect gentleman...
Page 44 - J (seque vocare) is the source of almost all error in human discourse. He who wishes to throw dust in the eyes of an opponent, to hinder his arriving at the real facts of a case, will often have recourse to this artifice, and thus
Page 123 - ... mole, were at once in a blaze, and, as no means of extinguishing the flames had been provided, were in a short time consumed. The occupants of the towers were either burnt to death or made prisoners by the Tyrians as they attempted in vain to save themselves by swimming. " The cauldrons swung round from the masts, scattered their contents over the mole ; the Tyrian triremes, anchoring just beyond the reach of the conflagration, kept off by their flights of arrows all who attempted to quench it...
Page 196 - Check. J'adoube, an expression necessary before a piece or pawn may be touched for the purpose of adjustment, &c. The rule otherwise is that a piece or pawn touched must be moved. Opening. — The various methods of beginning the game have been the subjects of much study, and are so complex as to elude anything like exhaustive analysis. Openings are classed as: (a) Gambits (see above), (b) Games, in which the line of play does not involve any sacrifice, and (c) Defences, which have reference to the...
Page 198 - If you make a false move your opponent may, at his pleasure, either cause you to retract It and move your king, or he may claim that the false move shall stand, or that you shall make a legal move with the same piece.
Page 44 - So much the greater transformation, for they had, apparently, more of the woman than the man about them. But, perhaps, by them this amphibious dress may be a significant calculation ; for I have known a beau with everything of a woman but the sex, and nothing of a man besides it.
Page 196 - All openings of repute have distinctive titles, often being named after their inventors or from some country where they are popular. Steinitz Gambit, Scotch Game, French Defence, are examples. The study of openings is most difficult and practically endless, and should not be begun until the student has some practical acquaintance with the game. Problem, an imaginary position in which the winning line of play is artfully concealed, and has to be discovered in accordance with given conditions. BLACK...

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