Chess Player's Chronicle: A Monthly Record of Provincial Chess, Volume 5

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J. Sampson, 1881

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Page 296 - Imperious Caesar, dead and turn'd to clay, Might stop a hole to keep the wind 'away: O, that that earth which kept the world in awe Should patch a wall to expel the winter's flaw!— But soft!
Page 480 - The game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement. Several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired or strengthened by it, so as to become habits, ready on all occasions. For life is a kind of Chess, in which we have often points to gain, and competitors or adversaries to contend with, and in which there is a vast variety of good and ill events, that are, in some degree, the effects of prudence or the want of it.
Page 116 - THE CHESS-BOARD. MY little love, do you remember, Ere we were grown so sadly wise, Those evenings in the bleak December, Curtained warm from the snowy weather, When you and I played chess together, Checkmated by each other's eyes ? Ah ! still I see your soft white hand Hovering warm o'er Queen and Knight ; Brave Pawns in valiant battle stand ; The double Castles guard the wings ; The Bishop, bent on distant things, Moves, sidling, through the fight.
Page 274 - Chess, as exemplified in games actually played by the greatest masters, and illustrated by numerous Diagrams of original and remarkable positions, and a coloured Frontispiece.
Page 343 - ... tables, &c. And they are reckoned so ill in themselves, that the testimony of him who plays at them, is by the more rigid judged to be of no validity in a court of justice. Chess is almost the only game which the Mohammedan doctors allow to be lawful (though it has been a doubt with some...
Page 19 - Cards and Card Tricks: Containing a brief History of Playing Cards : Full Instructions, with Illustrated Hands, for playing nearly all known games of chance or skill, from Whist to Napoleon and Patience, and directions for performing a number of amusing Tricks.
Page 562 - MASON. 1 P to К 4 2 Kt to К В 3 3 P to...
Page 213 - X. 1. P to К 4 2. Kt to К В 3 3. В to Kt 5 4.
Page 430 - Defence. 6. P to Q 4 6. P takes P 7. Castles 7. P takes P The capture of this, the third Pawn, constitutes the " Compromised " Defence, because formerly it was generally considered that this capture compromised Black's game.

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