Chess Player's Chronicle, Volume 5

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R. Hastings, 1845 - Chess


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Page 305 - In a copy from an ancient f/indoa painting which I possess, his capital appears to be regularly fortified in the antique style, with projecting round towers and battlements, and he is said to have defended it with singular ability ; hence he and his people were called magicians and giants, for to the invading Rama, and his hordes of Barbarian mountaineers, called in derision Satyrs or Monkeys, his science must have appeared supernatural. In fact, Ravan appears to have been the Archimedes of Lanca.
Page 275 - And he knew it, and said, It is my son's coat; an evil beast hath devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.
Page 270 - IF man might know The ill he must undergo, And shun it so, Then it were good to know : But if he undergo it, Though he know it, What boots him know it ? He must undergo it.
Page 217 - ... and I am sure you will agree with me, that it is the wisest and safest course to avoid forming general conclusions from partial views.
Page 167 - KP two squares 2 K. Kt. to B. third 3 KB to QB fourth 4 QBP one square , 5 QP two squares 6 P.
Page 373 - М.) 1. P. to K. fourth 2. P. to KB fourth 3. K. Kt. to B. third 4. KB to QB fourth 5.
Page 200 - ANDERSSEN. 1. P. to K. fourth 2. Q. Kt. to B. third 3. KB to QB fourth 4. B. takes Q. Kt. P. 5. B. to B.
Page 305 - Hindoo game : the introduction of a ship or boat amongst troops, etc., embattled on a plain, and the use of dice, which determine the moves, and, as Sir William justly observes, exclude it from the rank which has been assigned to chess among the sciences. In respect to the first of these distinctions, I cannot help suspecting a mistake in translating the passage, which I must leave to abler critics to decide. In explaining the meaning of Chatur-anga, Sir William says, " that is the four angas or...
Page 168 - WHITE. (Capt. K.) 1. P. to K's 4th. 2. K. Kt. to B's 3rd. 3. P. to Q's 4th. 4. Kt. takes P. 5. Kt. takes Kt. 6. Q. to her 2nd. 7. Q. Kt. to B's 3rd. 8. KB to Q's 3rd. 9. Q. to K. B's 4th. . 10. Q. takes Q. 11. Castles. 12. Kt. to K's 2nd. 13. P. to Q. Kt.'s 3rd. 14. QB takes P. 15. Kt. to B's 4th. BLACK. (Mr. BG) 1. P. to K's 4th. 2. Q. Kt. to B's 3rd. 3. P. takes P. 4. KB to Q. B's 4th.* 5. Q. to K. B's 3rd. 6. QP takes...

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