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19. Castles.

19. Q. to Q. B's 2nd.
20. Kt. to B's 5th.

20. B. takes P. (ch.)
21. K. to R's
sq.

21. B. to B's sq.
22. R. to Q's 4th.

22. B. to Kt's 6th. After this, White's game was indefensible. The Black allies conduct their game throughout in a very masterly manner; and of the position before their 23rd move we again give a diagram, as a study of the terminating moves cannot fail to be both interesting and instructive:

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23. R. to K's 4th.

23. K. to R's sq. 24. R. to Q's sq.

24. Q. to K. Kt's 2nd. 25. R. to K. R's 4th.

25. B. takes R. 26. Q. takes Kt.

26. B. to R's 3rd. 27. Q. to R's 2nd.

27. B. takes B. 28. R. to Q's 7th.

28. Q. to R's 3rd. 29. Kt. to K's 4th.

29. B. to B's 5th. 30. Kt. to B's 6th.

30. P. to K's 7th. 31. R. to K's 7th.

31. Q. to B's 8th (ch.) 32. Q. to Kts sq.

32. Q. takes Q. (ch.) 33. K. takes Q.

33. P. to K's 8th (becoming

a Queen) (ch.) 34. R. takes Q.

34. B. takes R. And the White allies resigned.

GAME II.- CENTRE COUNTER GAMBIT.

WHITE. (Messrs. M. and B.) BLACK. (Messrs. S. and A.) 1. P. to K's 4th.

1. P. to Q's 4th. 2. P. takes P.

2. Q. takes P. 3. Kt. to Q. B's 3rd.

3. Q. to Q's sq. 4. P. to Q's 4th.

4. Kt. to K. B's 3rd. 5. B. to Q's 3rd. Correctly played, preventing the adverse Queen's Bishop from coming ato action.

5. Kt. to B's 3rd. 6. B. to K's 3rd.

6. P. to K's 3rd. As this in a great degree confines the Queen's Bishop, it is a move that cannot be recommended.

7. Kt. to B's 3rd.

7. B. to Q's 3rd. 8. Castles.

8. Castles. 9. Q. to K's 2nd.

9. P. to Q. Kt's 3rd. 10. B. to K. Kt's 5th.

10. B. to Kt's 2nd. 11. Kt. to K's 4th.

11. B. to K's 2nd. 12. Kt. takes Kt. (ch.) 12. B. takes Kt. 13. Q. to K's 4th. Thus early in the game the White allies have obtained a fine attack.

13. P. to Kt's 3rd. 14. Q. to R's 4th.

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

15. P. to K. R's 4th. 16. P. to Q. B's 3rd.

16. Q. to B's 3rd. 17. Q. R. to K's

sq.

17. Kt. to K's 2nd. 18. P. to K. B's 4th.

18. Kt, to B's 4th. 19. Q. to R's 3rd.

19. K. R. to K's sq. 20. R. to K's 5th.

20. Q. R. to Q's sq. 21. K. R. to K's sq.

21. Kt. to Kt's 2nd. 22. P. to K. Kt's 4th. 22. P. to B's 4th. Black worıld only have acquired a worse position by R. to Q's 4th,eg.

22. R. to Q's 4th. 23. h t. to K's 4th.

23. Q. to K's 2nd or (A). 24. P. to Kt's 5th.

24. R. takes R

25. Kt. to B's 6th (ch.)

25. K. to B's sq.* 26. B's P. takes R.

With the better game.

(A.)

23. Q. takes P. 24. R. to K. B's sq.

24. Q. takes Kt's P. (ch.) 25. Q. takes Q.

25. P. takes Q. 26. Kt. to B's 6th (ch.)

26. K. to B's sq. (best). 27. Kt. takes Q’s R.

Followed by B. takes Kt's P. with the better game. 23. B. to K's 4th. Best, for the adverse Bishop commanded an important diagonal, and

game advanced, might have proved embarrassing. Now, whether Black exchange the Bishop or retreat it, White's position is improved. It is obvious that either P. takes P., or B. to Kt's 5th, would bave been bad play, as in the former case Black’s reply would have been Q. takes P. and in the second R. to K's 2nd, either way obtaining a good game We give a diagram of the position previous to Black’s 22nd move, from which the foregoing variation may be studied, and our observation on the present move more readily noted :

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25. Q. takes Kt. 26. P. takes Q.

26. R. takes R. (ch.) 27. K. to B's 2nd.

With a preferable game.

23. B. to R's 3rd. If the Bishop had captured Bishop, it would of course have beer retaken by the Knight, and White's attack strengthened. 24. P. takes R's P.

24. Kt. takes P. 25. B. to B's 3rd. All this is played with great accuracy.

25. P. takes P. 26. B. takes Kt.

26. P. takes B. 27. Q. takes R's P.

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

28. Q. to B's 3rd. 29. Q. to R's 4th.

On examination this move will be found superior to either Q. to R’s 7th (ch.) or Q. to Kts 4th.

29. B. to Q's 6th. This and the succeeding move are natural enough, and would, doubtless, have been adopted by most fine players, but Mr. Morphy and his ally, by their mode of play, clearly demonstrate the weakness of them. The diagram that foīlows shows the position of the forces after White's 31st move :

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30. Q. to Kt's 3rd.

30. B. to Kt's 3rd. 31. P. to B's 5th.

31. B. takes P. 32. Kt. to K's 4th (dis. ch.) 32. Q. to Kt's 3rd. 33. Kt. to B's 6th (ch.)

33. K. to B's sq. 34. Q. takes Q.

34. B. takes Q.

35. Kt. takes R.

35. K. takes Kt. 36. P. to K. R's 4th.

36. P. to Q's 6th. 37. K. to K's 3rd.

37. K. to K's 2nd. 38. K. to Q's 2nd.

38. R. to Q's 3rd. R. to K. R's sq. would manifestly have been better play, but it is questionable whether, even then, Black could have succeeded in obtain. ing a draw.

39. R. to K. Kt's 5th.

A very good move, the effect of which is not, a3 first sight, perceptible.

39. K. to B's 3rd. 40. R. to B's sq. (ch.) 40. B. to B's 4th. 41. R. to Kt's 8th. The adverse King is now unable to arrest the Pawn's advance.

41. R. to Q's 4th. 42. P. to R's 5th.

42. R. to K's 4th. 43. R. to B's 2nd.

43. R. to K's 5th. 44. R. to R's 2nd.

44. B. to R's 2nd. 45. R. to K. R's 8th.

45. K. to Kt's 2nd. 16. R, to Q. R's 8th.

46. K. to R's 3rd. 47. R. takes P.

This secures a free passage for the Q. Ros P., and renders winning easy.

48. R. to Kt's 7th.
49. R. takes P. (ch.)
50. P. to R's 4th.
51. R. to K's 6th.
52. P. to R's 5th.

47. R. to B's 5th.
48. P. to K's 4th.
49. P. to B's 3rd.
50. P. to K's 5th.
51. R. to B's 6th.

And wins.

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