The Game of Draughts: Problems, Critical Positions, and Games; Selections from the Works of the Best Authors and Composers, and Notes on the Positions; with an Appecdix, Containing Corrections and Improvements of Play

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E. Marlborough and Company, 1894 - Checkers - 349 pages
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Page 8 - Any spectator giving warning, either by sign, sound, or remark, on any of the games, whether played or pending, shall be ordered from the room during: the match, and play will be discontinued until such offending party retires.
Page 8 - King, and can be moved backwards or forwards, as the limits of the board permit (though not in the same play), and must be crowned (by placing a man on the top of it) by the opponent ; if he neglect to do so, and play, any snch play shall be put back until the Man be crowned.
Page 8 - ... at least a decided advantage over his opponent within forty of his own moves — to be counted from the point at which notice was given — failing in which, he must relinquish the game as a draw.
Page 7 - ... lost through improper delay. 9. When there is only one way of taking one or more pieces, time...
Page 7 - ... 11 After the pieces have been arranged, if the person whose turn it is to play touch one, he must either play it or forfeit the game. When the piece is not playable, he forfeits according to the preceding law.
Page 7 - ... in diameter. 4. — The men shall be placed on the black squares.* 5. — The black men shall invariably be placed upon the real or supposed first twelve squares of the board ; the white upon the last twelve squares. 6. — Each player shall play alternately with black and white men and lots shall be cast for the colour only once, viz.
Page 8 - ... 20. — Anything which may tend either to annoy or distract the attention of the player is strictly forbidden — such as making signs or sounds, pointing, or hovering over the board, unnecessarily delaying to move a piece touched, or smoking. Any principal so acting...
Page 7 - If any part of a playable piece is played over an angle of the square on which it is stationed, the play must be completed in that direction. 13. A capturing play, as well as an ordinary one, is completed whenever the hand has been withdrawn from the piece played, even although one or more pieces should have been taken.
Page 7 - When there is only one way of taking one or more pieces, "Time" shall be called at the end of one minute ; and if the...

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