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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. 1819 Excerpt: ... W. Q. B. to adv. K. R. third square and checks B. K. to his own square. Queen's Gambit. 1. W. K. P. two squares B. The same 2. W. Q. B. P. two squares B. Q. P. takes Q. B. P. This is a safe game to play, it is not, however, either so entertaining or improving as the King's Gambit; it may be observed that the games beginning with the Q. P; two squares are very dull, compared with those which commence with the K. P. they are therefore but seldom played. W. Q. R. P. takes Q. Kt. P. B. P. takes P. 6. W. Q. to K. B. third 3quare B. Q. Kt. to Q. B. third square. 7. W. Q. takes Kt. and checks B. Q. B. to Q. second square 8. W. Q. to adv. Q. R. third square B. K. P. one square 9. W. Q. Kt. to Q. B. third square B. K. B. to adv. Q. Kt. fourth square It is better to play this pawn two squares; if your adversary defend tue Gambit Pawn (which he ought not to do), you will, however, gain more by having advanced this Fawn one square than two squares. t The Black loses the game by this move; it must be observed that the Gambit Pawn cannot be successfully defended in the Queen': Gambit. 5. 10. W. Q. B. to Q. second square B. K. B. takes Kt. II. W. Q. B. takes K. B. B. K. Kt. to K. second square 12. W. K. Kt. to K. B. third square B. K. B. P. one square 13. W. K. B. to K. second square B. K. castles. White having gained a piece for a Pawn, ought unquestionably to win the game. FIRST VARIATION, BEGINNING AT THE FOURTH HOVE OF THE BLACK. 1. W. Q. P. two squares B. The same 2. W. Q. B. P. two squares B. Q. P. takes Q. B. P. 3. W. K. P. one square B. Q. Kt. P. two squares 4. W. Q. R. P. two squares B. Q. B. to Q. second square 5. W. Q. R. P. takes P. B. Q. B. takes Q. R. P. 6. W. Q. Kt. to Q. R. third square B. Q. to her fourth square 7. W. Q. Kt. P. one square B. Q. to her Kt...
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