The Chess Tournament

The Chess Tournament

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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ... 3rd. 28. P. to K. B's 4th (best) 29. P. takes Kt. 29. R. takes Kt. Game XV. Eighth and last game between the same players. fbench Opening. Black. (Mr. S.) WHITE. (Mr. W.) 1. P. to K's 4th. 1. P. to K's 3rd. 2. P. to Q's 4th. 2. P. to Q's 4th. 3. K. P. takes P. 3. P. takes P. 4. Kt. to K. B's 3rd. 4. Kt. to K. B's 3rd. 5. K. B. to Q's 3rd. 5. K. B. to Q's 3rd. 6. Castles. 6. Castles. If P. takes Kt. White wins, ex. gr.--29. P. takes Kt. 30. Kt. takes B. 30.-Q. or P. takes Kt. 31. B. to Q. Kt.'s 2nd. And Black cannot save the game. Or, 30. P. takes P. 30. P. takes P. And the game is slightly in Black's favour. About this point, the game, having lasted one whole day, was adjourned till the next morning. t Upon this move, certainly not a very obvious one, Black relied, when he gave up the Q. P., by playing his R. to-K's sq. If he had taken R. with R., White would have taken the R. with his Kt., and have had the better game. J If he had played the B. to K. B's 2nd, he would have lost the game off-hand; for, suppose, --33. B. to K. B's 2nd. 33. B. takes B. 34. Q. takes B. 34. Q. to K's 2nd. 35. Kt. moves. 35. Q. to K's 5th (ch.) &c. &c. M such circumstances, when he here loses the odd game to an opponent to whom, in ordinary play, he has always given the odds of the Pawn and two moves, and beaten easily. Had Captain Kennedy only played the conclusion of this partie half as carefully as the beginning, Mr. Szen would have had but a sorry chance of escaping with a drawn battle.-f-All this is in a bold manly style. X Where was the advantage in this mode of capture over the natural move of K. R. takes Q? White has now a capital game. II Moving away his K. R. would have involved him in difficulties, ex. gr.: --21. K. R. to Q. B'ssq. 22. more

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