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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 Excerpt: ... third is the correct play at this stage of the game. (6) We should have preferred P. to K. B. fourth; this would have forced Black to take P. eii pnmant. White would then have taken P. with Kt. obtaining the command of his King's fifth square, a position which would have given him a decided advantage. (c) Castling was premature here--Q. to Kt. third wo lid have been better play, giving freedom to his R. P. as well as preserving the union of the Pawns on the King's side. (a) ITad White pushed Pawn to K. fourth he must have lost in the following manner. Three Games, Ik Which Me. HoRwrns oiVes K. B. Paws And Two Moves To Mr. Wayte, 1'resident Of The Cambridge Chess Clur. (a) About the best stove in this situation, (66) We should have preferred playing P. to Q. fourth. Castling under such circumstances was very dangerous. (c) B. to Q. Bccond would have enabled Black to bring his Rook into play. (f) Checking with Queen on K. seventh, would have hastened Bkick's defeat. (s) The best move; Black dare not take the Knight. (/) Kt. to Q. square would have been stronger. g) Why not at once take Rook's P. with Bishop? And Black abandoned the game. (a) P. to Q. fourth would have been a much stronger defence, enabling Black to bring his pieces more quickly into play. (6) This slip costs Black the game. And mates next move. (a) Until recently, this move was considered best; but later experience has led us to a different conclusion. We should prefer playing either Q. to K. second, or Kt. to Q. B. third, and agree in this respect with Mr. Staunton, who, of all living players, we consider the strongest at the odds of Pawn and two moves. (6) We are quito unable to fathom White's motives for giving up his centre Pawns. Had Black availed himself of the advantage offered him, W...
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