Chess Praxis; A Supplement to the Chess Player's Handbook, Containing All the Most Important Modern Improvements in the Openings, Illustrated by Actual Games a Revised Code of Chess Laws and a Collection of Mr. Morphy's Matches, &C., in

Chess Praxis; A Supplement to the Chess Player's Handbook, Containing All the Most Important Modern Improvements in the Openings, Illustrated by Actual Games a Revised Code of Chess Laws and a Collection of Mr. Morphy's Matches, &C., in

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ... Black's last move.' + These are terrible Pawns now. X The best move for Black at this point is Q. B. to K. Kt's 5th. For further exemplification of the ill effects of K. Kt. to K. B's 3rd, see "Handbook," p. 139. This mode of pursuing the attack in the "Evans' Gambit" has been very fully and ably exemplified in a series of articles by Mr. Waller of Dublin. (See "Chess Player's Companion," p. 219.) t Up to this point the moves on each side are nearly the same ad those given by Mr. Waller in his analysis. The termination of this game is a beautiful and instructive lessoa On Mr. Perigal's side the play could hardly be improved. Game VII.--Between Messrs. Lowenthal and Barnes against Messrs. Staunton and Owen. This appears for a moment to give Black time, but the Rook played thus, materially strengthens the attack, andhe will be found playing an important part as the contest deepens. t Q Bishop to K. B's 4th would perhaps have been better. t Threatening to win a piece by playing P. to K. Kt's 4th. The game from this moment abounds with critical and interesting situations. Their adversaries were of opinion that if Messrs. S. and 0. had now thrown up the K. Kt's Pawn, they would have won the Black Queen. This, however, was a mistake. The Queen could have escaped, as I will show. Suppose 18. P. to K. Kt's 4th. 18. Q. to K. R s 3rd. 19. Q. Kt. to Q. B's 4th. 19. Q. to K. R's 6th, to., &c. Quite sound; and very unexpected I should fancy by Messrs. L. andR" U Had they taken the Rook their Queen was lost, e.g., --19 P takes R 20. P. to K. Kt's 4th. 20! Q. to K. R's 6th. 21. K's B. to his sq., &c. Q. to K's 4th first presented itself as a crushing move, but w-i Boon found to he useless; siiice, in reply, ...show more

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