Chess Player's Chronicle, Volume 3

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R. Hastings, 1843 - Chess

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Page 63 - The substitution of a female at this game in the room of the Vizier of the Orientals has been thus ingeniously explained : — " Men were soon persuaded that the picture of human life, under which they represented Chess, would be very imperfect without a woman ; that sex plays too important a part not to have a place in the game : and hence they changed the Minister into a Queen, the similarity of the words Fierge and yierge facilitating the change." During this century the Ferce could move only...
Page 307 - 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 206 - The elephant, we find, has the powers of our queen, as we are pleased to call the minister \ or general, of the Persians-, and the ship has the motion of the piece to which we give the unaccountable appellation of bishop-, but with a restriction which must greatly lessen his value. The bard next exhibits a few general rules and superficial directions...
Page 192 - ... •neceflary in a real campaign to pafs rivers or lakes, yet no river is marked on the Indian, as it is on the...
Page 401 - This brief article is the record of more than sport and fashion : it is a phenomenon in the history of man, and so should be hoarded among the best samples of human memory, till memory shall be no more.
Page 191 - Shatranj, which found its way presently into the modern Persian, and at length into the dialects of India, where the true derivation of the name is known only to the learned...
Page 191 - Hindus, we may be satisfied with the testimony of the Persians ; who, though as much inclined as other nations to appropriate the ingenious inventions of a foreign people, unanimously agree, that the game was imported from the west of India, together with the charming fables of Vishnusarman in the sixth century of our era.
Page 400 - WHITE. (AMATEUR.) 1. P. to K. fourth 2. Q. Kt. to B. third 3. B. to QB fourth 4. B. takes Q. Kt. P. 5. B. to QR fourth 6. P.
Page 96 - Leinster, without taking his leave of the monarch, or any of his household, to shew that he was bent upon desperate revenge. The good monarch on hearing of his departure, sent one of his servants after him to request his reconciliation with Morogh ; the servant overtook him east of the Shannon not far from Killaloe and delivered his message from the monarch. Maelmordha, who all the while listened with indignation, as soon as the servant was done speaking, raised the rod of yew which he had in his...

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