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22  B. The queen at her king's bishop's second
square.* W. The knight at the black king's knight's fourth square.
23  B. The queen gives check.
W. The king at his queen's knight's square.
24  B. The rook takes the bishop.-f W. The rook retakes the rook.
25  B. The queen at her king's bishop's fourth
square. W. The queen at her king's fourth square.J
26  B. The queen takes the king. W. The knight takes the queen.
27  B. The rook at the white king's bishop's fourth
square. W. The king at the black king's knight's fourth square.
28  B. The queen's bishop's pawn one move.
W. The queen's rook at her king's knight's third square.
29  B. The knight at his queen's bishop's fourth
square.
* He plays his queen in order next to give check: but if he had played his king's rook's pawn to prevent the attack of your knight, you must then have attacked his bishop and his queen with your queen's pawn; and in such a case he would have been forced to take your pawn, and you should have retaken his bishop with your knight, which he could not have taken with his queen, because she would have been lost by a discovered check with your bishop.
t He takes your king's bishop; first, to save his king's rook's pawn, and because your bishop proves more incommodious to him than any other of your pieces; and secondly, to put his queen upon the rook that covers your king.
Having the advantage of a rook against a bishop at the end of a game, it is your advantage to change queens : because his queen being at present troublesome in tr.e post where he just played her, you force him to change, which he cannot avoid, if he will save his being check-mated.
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