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11. P. takes P.

11. Q. to Kt's 3rd. 12. Kt. to Kt's 5th.

12. Kt. to K. R's 3rd. Mr. W. continues his analysis to the 17th move, and quits it expressin his belief that White has the better game. The author of the “Popular Introduction to Chess” coincides with this opinion, but it it appears to us that one important defence has remained unnoticed bry both, viz. : Q. Kt. to Q's sq., which seems not only to ward off the attack but actually to give Black a strong defensive position, thus,

12. Kt. to Q's sq. 13. P. to K's 6th.*

13. B. takes P. 14. R. to K's sq.

14. Q. to B's 4th.† 15. R. to K's 2nd.

15. Kt. to K's 2nd. And White's attack seems parried. 6. P. to Q's 4th.

6. P. takes P. 7. Castles.

7. Kt. to B's 3rd. Mr. Morphy considers this the best move here, and his opponent, Herr Anderssen seems to agree with him; though some time ago, in an elaborate analysis, he went far to prove that it was a weak defence. The other lines of play available are P. takes P. and P. to Q’s 6th, and as no analysis of these has ever appeared in any English work on Chess we refer our readers to the Berlin “Schachzeitung" of 1851, p. 54.

8. P. to K's 5th.

B. to R's 3rd is the preferable move, its efficacy was but lately discovered by Mr. Morphy, who thinks the game should be continued by

8. P. to Q's 3rd. 8. P. to K’s 5th, &c., with a strong attack.

8. P. to Q's 4th. 9. B. to Q. Kt's 5th.

9. Kt. to K's 5th. 10. P. takes P.

10. Castles. 11. B. takes Kt.

11. P. takes B. 12. Q. to R's 4th.

12. B. to Kt's 3rd. 13. Q. takes B's P.

13. B. to Kt's 5th. 14. B. to Kt's 2nd.

14. B. takes Kt. 15. P. takes B.

15. Kte to Kt's 4th. 16. Kt. to Q's 2nd.

As the situation here is highly instructive we represent the positiou of the pieces on a diagram :

* This appears to be White's best move; if 13. R. to K's sq., Black would reply B. to K's 3rd, speedily developing his forces and remain. ing with a Pawn a-head.

+ This move was suggested by Herr Horwitz, who concurs with us in our opinion of the force of Black's 12th move, Kt. to Q's sq.

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16. R. to K's sq. A good move, but we believe that Kt. to R's 6th (ch.) might have been played with even greater effect, for suppose

16. Kt. to R's 6th (ch.)
17. K. to Kt's 2nd (best.)* 17. Q. to R's 5th.
18. Q. R. to K's sq.

18. Q. R. to K's sq. and this followed by R. to K's 3rd gives Black a fine attacking game.

It is palpable that, if in place of the text move, Black had played B. to Q. R's 4th, White would have opposed his Bishop at Q. B's 3rd. 17. K. to R’s sq.

Judiciously removing his King from a situation where, as we have just shewn, he might have been attacked with success.

17. Kt. to R's 6th. 18. P. to B's 4th.

18. Q. to R's 5th. 19. Q. takes Q's P.

19. Kt. takes P. (ch.) 20. K. to Kt's sq.

It was not immaterial where the King was played, for if posted at Kt's 2nd, the adverse Knight might, with even more force, have been played to Q's 6th, and if the Knight had been captured with Rook, the following variation would probably have arisen :20. R. takes Kt.

20. Q. takes R.

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* If 17. K. to R's sq.

17. Q. to R's 5th 18. Q. to Q's P.

18. Kt. takes I'. (ch.) Black wins the exchange, for if White were to move his King, Black

would win a piece by Q. to Kt's 4th (ch.)

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21. Q. to Kt's 2nd.

21. Q. takes Q. (ch.)* 22. K. takes Q.

22. Q. R. to Q's sq. 23. Kt. to Kt's 3rd.

23. P. to Q. B's 4th. 24. P. takes P.

24. B. takes P. And Black ought to win.

20. Kt. to Q's 6th. 21. B. to B's 3rd.

21. Kt. takes B’s P. 22. Q. to B's 3rd.

22. Kt. to R's 6th (ch.) 23. K. to R's sq.

23. Kt. to Kt's 4th. 24. Q. to Kt's 2nd.

24. Q's R. to Q's sq. 25. R. to K. Kt's. sq. 25. P. to K. R's 3rd. 26. Q. R. to K’s B's sq.

At first sight, Kt. to K. B's 3rd seems a good move, but such is not the case, e.g., 26. Kt. to B's 3rd.

26. Q. to R's 6th. 27. Kt. takes Kt.

27. Q. takes Q. (ch.) 28. R. takes Q.

28. P. takes Kt. And Black must win.

26. Q. to R's 6th. Had Black taken the Pawn with his Bishop, White would have inoved Kt. to K. B's 3rd, and won the exchange. 27. Q. to B's 6th.

Exchanging Queens would have led to no more favourable result, thus,27. Q. takes Q.

27. Kt. takes Q. 28. R. to Kt's 3rd.

28. Kt. to Kt's 4th. 29. P. to K. R's 4th.

29. Kt. to K's 3rd. 30. Kt. to K's 4th.

30. K. to R's sq. 31. R. takes B's P.

31. B. takes P. And wins.

27. Q. to Q's 2nd. 28. Q. to Kt's 2nd.

28. B. takes P. 29. B. takes B.

29. Q. takes B. 30. Kt. to B's 3rd.

30. Q. to Q's 4th. 31. P. to K. R's 4th.

31. Kt. to K's 3rd. 32. Q. to Kt's 4th.

32. Q. to B's 3rd.

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21. B. takes P. 22. B. takes B.

22. Q. takes B. 23. R. to K. Kt's sq.

23. P. to K. Kt's 3rd. 24. Kt, to K's 4th.

With a fine attacking game. And if on the 21st move Black were to take B’s P. with Queen, in thalt

case also he must submit to a powerful attack.

33. R. to Kt's 2nd.

33. R. to Q's 6th. 34. Q. to B's 5th.

34. K. R. to Q's sq. 5. Q. to B's 6th. Threatening to win the Q., or the Game, by R. takes P. (ch.), and bere White selected the best mode of pursuing the game, for if35. Q. takes B's P. (ch.)*

35. K. takes Q.
36. Kt. to Q's 4th (dis. ch.) 36. R. to K. B's 6th.
37. R. takes R. (ch.)

37. Q. takes R.
38. Kt. takes Q.

38. R. to Q's 8th (ch.) And must win.

35. Q. to her 4th 36. Q. to B's 5th.

36. R. to Q's 8th. 37. R. takes R.

37. Q. takes R (ch.) 38. K. to R's 2nd.

38. R. to Q's 6th. 39. R. to K. B's 2nd.

39. R. to K's 6th. 40. Kt. to Q's 2nd.

40. R. to K's 7th. 41. Q. takes P. (ch.)

41. K. to R's sq. 42. Kt. to K's 4th.

42. R. takes R. (ch.) 43. Kt, takes R.

43. Q. to her 4th. 44. Kt. to his 4th.

44. Q. takes R’s P. (ch.) 45. K. to Kt's 3id.

-15. Q. to Kt's 6th (ch.) 46. K. to R's 2nd.

46. Q. to B's 7th (ch.) 47. K. to Kt's 3rd.

47. Q. to B's 6th (ch.) 48. K. to R's 2nd.

48. Q. to B's 3rd. The series of moves by which the Queen has been brought back to this square is well conceived, she is strongly posted here, defends the Knight, and prevents the check. The Q. R’s P. must now advance and win. 49. P. to R's 5th.

49. P. to Q. R's 4th. 50. Kt, to B's 6th. A clever device, but frustrated by Mr. Anderssen's accurate play.

50. P. takes Kt. 51. Q takes P. (ch.) 51. K. to Kt's sq. 52. Q. to Kt's 6th (ch.)

52. K. to B's sq. 53. Q. takes P. (ch.)

53. K. to his sq. 54. Q. to Kt's 6th (ch.) 54. K. to Q's 2nd.

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55. P. to R's 6th.

55. Q. to her 4th.

The only correct reply. 56. P. to R's 7th.

56. Q. takes P. (ch.) 57. K. to Kt's sq.

57. Kt. to his 4th. 58. P. to R's 8th (Queens) 58. Q. takes Q. 59. Q. takes Kt.

59. Q. to her 5th (ch.) And the game, after having been prolonged for upwards of seventy moves, was eventually won by Black.

GAME II.-RUY LOPEZ KNIGHTS' GAME.
WHITE. (Mr. A.)

BLACK. (Mr. M.) 1. P. to K's 4th.

1. P. to K's 4th. 2. Kt. to K. B's 3rd.

2. Kt. to Q. B's 3rd. 3. B. to Kt's 5th.

3. P. to Q. R's 3rd. 4. B. to R's 4th.

4. Kt. to B's 3rd. 5. P. to Q's 3rd.

This is not the correct move, being of a defensive, in place of an aggressive character; Castles, or P. to Q's 4th, is to be mcre strongly recommended. The Ruy Lopez attack, if properly conducted, is one of the strongest known. The defence is protracted and difficult, and the second player can but slowly develope his game. White's last move, however, allows Black at once to bring out his K's B., and neutralize the advantage in position which the first player should here possess.

5. B. to B's 4th. 6. P. to B's 3rd.

6. P. to Q. Kt's 4th. The student will perceive the importance of P. to Q. R's 3rd on the third move in the defence, since with P. to Q. Kt's 4th subsequently, the adverse Bishop is forced to a square on which he is rendered comparatively harmless. 7. B. to B's 2nd. We much prefer B. to Kt's 3rd.

7. P. to Q's 4th. 8. P. takes P.

8. Kt. takes P. 9. P. to K. R's 3rd.

9. Castles. 10. Castles.

10. P. to R's 3rd. 11. P. to Q's 4th.

11. P. takes P. 12. P. takes P.

12. B. to Kt's 3rd. 13. Kt. to B's 3rd.

13. K. Kt. to Q. Kt's 5th 14. B. to Kt's sq.

14. B. to K's 3rd.

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