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POLISH DRAUGHTS.                407
must capture the queens or the queen, as the last-mentioned piece is more valuable than a pawn. However, when on one side you can take three pawns, and on the other a queen and a pawn, or even two queens, you must capture the former, as they exceed the latter in number.
10.  When a pawn reaches one of the squares upon which it is crowned, he must do so by a move which terminates there, for on reaching it, should there be an adversary's piece en prise, he is obliged to take it, and continue still a pawn.
11.  A queen differs from a pawn not only by its march, but also in its mode of capturing. It differs in its march from the pawn in this, that like the bishop at chess it may move from one ex­tremity of the board to the other, if the space be open, that is, when on the line there are none of her own pieces or of the adversary's which are not en prise. It differs again from the pawn in its manner of capturing, because, in doing so, it may traverse several squares at once, provided they are empty, so that it may turn to the right or the left, and sweep round the board.
12.  When two equal players at the end of a game are left, one with three queens, and the other with only one, but which occupies the great cen­tral line, it is a drawn game. However, when the single queen does not occupy the central line, there are sever always of winning; but as they are not forced, and as the game must have an end, the player having the three queens cannot oblige his adversary to play more than twenty moves, and the latter cannot refuse. If the player having the three queens gives an advantage, he can only demand twenty coups ; but if the advantage con­sists in drawing the game, then he is allowed
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