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370                             CHESS.
Beginning at the eleventh move of Cunningham's
11  W. The queen's pawn two moves.
B. The king's knight at the white king's fourth square.
12 W. The queen's bishop at his king's bishop's
fourth square. B. The king's bishop's pawn two moves.
13 W. The queen's knight at his queen's second
square.* B. The queen at her king's second square.
14 W. The queen's bishop's pawn two moves.
B. The queen's bishop's pawn one move.f
15 W. The pawn takes the pawn.
B. The pawn retakes the pawn.
16 W. The queen's rook at her bishop's square.
B. The queen's knight at her bishop's third square.
17 W. The queen's knight takes the knight.
B. The king's bishop's pawn retakes the knight.
18 W. The knight takes the black pawn next to
his king.
* This knight is played to tempt your adversary to take it; but if he did, he would play very ill; because a knight thus situated, and sustained by two pawns, whilst you have no pawn left to push up to replace it, that knight is at least worth a rook, and becomes so incommodious that you will be forced to re­move it; and in this case your adversary reunites his two pawns, one of which will probably either make a queen, or cost you a piece to prevent the same.
t If he had taken your pawn, his game would have very much diminished in strength, because his knight had then been sus­tained by one pawn instead of two; besides, he would have been forced to withdraw his king's knight when attacked, in order to preserve the pawn that sustained it.
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