Chess Player's Chronicle Volume N . 11

Chess Player's Chronicle Volume N . 11

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...continued to progress and became identical in position. These circumstances determined the Northumberland Club to submit no longer to a one-sided proviso, which held them bound while their opponents were free at any moment, as the games might turn, to adopt or disown it; it was accordingly withdrawn, before either party had gained an advantage, and without any betrayal of feeling either of " anxious desire" or disgust. This withdrawal, however, appears to have proved the " winning move," since the Scotch players, no longer animated by the glitter of a guinea in perspective, instantly ceased to feel the slightest interest in the match! 1 Newcastle is next recriminated with on the score of delay; but the writer afterwards attempts to shew (by an artful introduction of the Glasgow game, to which the remarks of the Gateshead Observer bore no reference), that no delay could possibly have taken place. This question contains the pith of the charge against Glasgow, and is readily disposed of by dates and figures. In the terms of the match a clear day was the maximum time allowed for deciding each move, so that both parties were bound to make at least one move in each game per week. An accurate register of the games, kept by the Northumberland Club, distinctly proves that under this arrangement no irregularity occurred on the part of Newcastle excepting in one solitary instance when New Year's-day intervened. On the other hand it shews that the Glasgow players sent only twelve instead of (as implied) about sixty-six moves by return of post; and that the entire time during which, in the course of the Newcastle game, they held the card of the moves in actual possession compared with the time taken, on the same calculation by Newcastle...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236485939
  • 9781236485939