The Chess Player; Containing Franklin's Essay on the Morals of Chess, Introduction to the Rudiments of Chess

The Chess Player; Containing Franklin's Essay on the Morals of Chess, Introduction to the Rudiments of Chess

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ... number of moves. REMARKS. This law is wisely framed, in order to prevent a player, ignorant of the mechanical modes by which certain quantities of power can win by their nature, from tiring out his adversary by vain and endless trials. As in every other case in which the number of moves is specified, the moves must be fifty on each side; and they must be reckoned from that point, at which your opponent gives notice that he insists on their being computed. You may also insist on counting out the fifty moves, in cases of perpetual check, or reiterated attacks which compel you to play the same forced moves in answer. Should you be left with the King, and some Pawns only, you are justified in reckoning the fifty moves, if your (opponent persist in manoeu vering only his King. Numerousothercases arise, in which a player is right in demanding the application of the rule; and there are also many positions, in which it would be exceedingly difficult to decide whether it is applicable or no. It can never, however, be difficult to catch the spirit of this law; and when you find That to be against you, courtesy will suggest that you should immediately give way; since, in a game practised for recreation, whenever there arises a balance of claims, judgment should be given for the weaker party. LAW XXV. Whatsoever irregularity may have been committed by your adversary, you cannot demand the infliction of any penalty, if you have subsequently moved, or touched any of the men. REMARKS. This regulation applies to false moves, as well as to analogous improprieties. As the proverb says, "Let bygones be by-gones." If your antagonist touch one of his men, without playing it, or Castle illegally, you must notice it at the time, or you cannot inflict a...
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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
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  • English
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  • 9781236536426