The Incomparable Game of Chess to Which Is Prefixed, an Essay on the Origin of the Game. by Eyles Irwin

The Incomparable Game of Chess to Which Is Prefixed, an Essay on the Origin of the Game. by Eyles Irwin

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...to his B. square. B. Takes the R. with K. B. And this is his best move; because if he take the P. with Q. P., White could exchange Queem, and Black would thus lose the advantage of castling, or the K. B. P. 10. W. If he take the Q., Black checks with the Kt.;-recovering the Q., with some advantage in the exchanges. And should he not take the Q., but rather the K. B. with the Q., B. Retires Q. to her second;--remaining still with the advantage of a Rook for a Bishop, and a better position. SECOND OPENING OF THE PIANO GAME, IN WHICH THE BLACK, AT HIS FOURTH MOVE, PLAYS QUEENS BIS!-IOP'S PAWN ONE STEP, A FINAL INSTRUCTION TO THE BLACK, ON HIS 'PROPER. DEFENCE, THE MOVE BEING WITH THE ADVERSARY. WHO AT HIS FOURTH MOVE, ALSO PLAYS QUEEN'S BISHOP'S PAWN ONE STEP, LIKBWISE QUEEN'S PAWN, ONE OR TWO SQUARES. In this second Opening of the Piano Game, it is proposed, at the fourth move, to push the Queen's Bishop's Pawn one step: a move, which of itself, produces three good effects; first, it prevents, in the course of the game, the advance of the adverse Queen's Knight: second, it opens another passage to his own Queen: third, it enables him to push, with security, either the Queen's Pawn or Queen's Knight's Pawn two squares. Moreover this move does not at all hinder the successive castling, in imitation of the preceding Opening. In the Instruction to the Black, the Adversary having the move, I shall suppose, that he not only plays the said Queen's Bishop's Pawn one step, but also that of the Queen one, or two squares; therefore, that a move, certainly of little importance, but however of easy contingency, may not elude the enquiry of the student, it is ' not to beomitted in the practical...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236876547
  • 9781236876546