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CHAPTER II.

ON THE ODIDS OF A KNIGHT FOR TWO OR THREE MOVES.

THE odds of a Knight for two or three moves is also sometimes given : he who receives the two moves should observe, that if he take off the Queen's Knight, he ought not to begin with the K. B. P. and Q. B. P. each advanced two squares, because his adversary, by playing Q. P. two squares, will have a strong and safe game; nor should he begin with the K. P. two squares, and the Q. B. P. two squares, because his antagonist, by playing K. P. two squares, will keep one of his Bishops out of play, and will have the attack. He ought to begin with the K. P. and Q. P. each two squares; if the adversary move Q. P. two squares, he must advance K. P. one square. He may also begin with K. P. and K. B. P. two squares each; if the adversary move K. P. two squares, he should not take the Pawn, on account of the check with the Queen at his K. R. fourth square, but should play Q. P. two squares, and he will have a good game. If, after playing K. P. and K. B. P. each two squares, the adversary play Q. P. two squares, he should not take, but advance the K. P. The game may also be begun by playing Q. P. and Q. B. P. each two squares, or Q. P. and K. B. P. two squares, but these two openings do not much please me.

The best opening when the Knight is given for three moves, is to play K. P., Q. P., and Q. B. P. each two squares, because the adversary cannot advance either K. P. or Q. P. two squares: if, instead of the Q. B. P. he advance K. B. P. two squares, it is not to be found fault with, although the adversary may advance Q. P. two squares, because he would move the K. P. one square further. He may also begin with K. P., K. B. P., and Q. B. P. two squares; if the adversary advance K. P. two squares as before mentioned, he must not exchange Pawns, but should play Q. P. two squares.

CHAPTER III.

on The odds of A KNIGHT For the KING’s BISHOP's PAWN AND THE MOVE.

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White gives the Q. Knight, and receives the K. B. Pawn and the move.

WHITE. BLACK. 1. K. P. two squares 1. Q. P. one square 2. Q. P. two squares 2. K. Kt. to K. B. third sq.

3. Must not play K. P. because Black would take with his Pawn, and gain a Pawn whether the Queens be exchanged or not,” therefore, K. B. to Q. third square 3. K. P. two squares 4. Must not take the Pawn, because it would strengthen his adversary’s game, who would take it with Q. P., but WHITE. BLACK. 5. Q. P. one square 5. Q. Kt. to K. second sq. 6. K. B. P. two squares 6. Q. Kt. to K. Kt. 3d sq. (A.) 7. K. B. P. one square 7. Q. Kt. to K. second sq. 8. K. Kt. P. two squares, crowding the adversary's game. (A.) - 6. P. takes K. B. P. 7. Q. B. takes P. 7. Q. Kt. to K. Kt. third sq.

plays Q. B. P. one square 4. Q. Kt. to Q. B. third sq. * The Pawn is gained in the following way: 3. K. P. one square 3. P. takes P. 4. P. takes P. 4. Q. takes Q. 5. K. takes Q. 5. K. Kt. to adv. K. Kt., fourth square

and gains at least the Pawn at K. fourth square

and has a good game.

The player of the White must observe that the best method of beginning is to play K. P. two squares; the best move for the Black is Q. P. one square ; the proper move then for the White is Q. P. two squares, and the next move of the Black should be K. Kt. to K. B. third square. The same opening is also good at the odds of the Pawn and move.

$ttomly CŞame, White gives the Q. Kt. and receives the K. B. P. and the

77.006. WHITE. BLACK. 1. K. P. two squares 1. K. P. one square 2. Q. P. two squares 2. Q. P. two squares

3. K. P. takes Q. P. (A.) 3. K. P. takes P.
4. Q. to adv. K. R. fourth 4. K. Kt. P. one square
square and checks

5. Q. to adv. K. fourth sq. 5. Q. to K. second square,

and checks forcing the exchange of Queens.” (A.) 3. K. P. one square 3. Q. B. P. two squares, and

has a good game.

* This is an exceptionable opening in giving the Pawn and move; for

example:
1. K. P. two squares 1. K. P. one square
2. Q. P. two squares 2. Q. P. two squares
3. Q. to adv. K.R. fourth sq. & checks 3. K. Kt. P. one square
4. Q. to adv. K. fourth square 4. K. Kt. to K. B. third square

5. Q. B. to adv. K. Kt. fourth sq. 5. K. B. to K. second square, or to
K. Kt. second square
6. K. P. takes Q. P. 6. If the Q. take the Pawn, he will
lose a piece by White taking K. Kt. with Q. B. ; Black must there-
fore lose a Pawn at the least. .

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