American Chess Magazine, Volume 1

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W. Borsodi, 1897
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Page 285 - 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 285 - Suppose it were perfectly certain that the life and fortune of every one of us would, one day or other, depend upon his winning or losing a game at chess. Don't you think that we should all consider it to be a primary duty to learn at least the names and the moves of the pieces; to have a notion of a gambit, and a keen eye for all the means of giving and getting out of check? Do you not think that we should look with a disapprobation...
Page 285 - Yet it is a very plain and elementary truth, that the life, the fortune, and the happiness of every one of us, and, more or less, of those who are connected with us, do depend upon our knowing something of the rules of a game infinitely more difficult and complicated than chess. It is a game which has been...
Page 285 - It is a game which has been played for untold ages, every man and woman of us being one of the two players in a game of his or her own. 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.
Page 285 - Tis all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days Where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays: Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays, And one by one back in the Closet lays.
Page 285 - But also we know, to our cost, that he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance. To the man who plays well, the highest stakes are paid, with that sort of overflowing generosity with which the strong shows delight in strength. And one who plays ill is checkmated — without haste, but without remorse. My metaphor will remind some of you of the famous picture in which Retzsch has depicted Satan playing at chess with man for his soul.
Page 68 - Color schemes— designs and estimates submitted free. Artists sent to all parts of the world to do every sort of decorating and painting. We are educating the country in color harmony. Relief, stained glass, wall paper, carpets, furniture, draperies, etc. Pupils taught.
Page 267 - Thy fruitless quest, good Björn, forbear ! From earliest youth I held her dear; The noblest piece, the queen of all, She must be saved, whate'er betide." " Is brief rejoinder yet deferred ? And must thy foster-sire, unheard, Or quit this hall, or menial wait Thy sport's procrastinated close ' " Then Frithiof, moved, approached his guest, The old man's hand he kindly pressed : " I have replied," he said elate, " My soul's resolve rny fulher knows.
Page 597 - Auditor. From the Surplus a dividend will be apportioned as usual. REPORT OF
Page 526 - Never (if you can avoid it) lose a game to a person who rarely wins when he plays with you. If you do so, you may afterwards find that this one game has been talked of to all his friends, although he may have forgotten to mention ninety-nine others which had a different result.

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