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CHESS.                             327
The chess-board, like the draught-table, contains sixty-four squares, chequered black and white. The king and his officers, being eight pieces, are ranged at different ends upon the first lines of the board, a white corner of which, numbered 1, is to be placed towards the right-hand of one player, and the other white corner opposite diagonally, numbered 64, towards the right hand of the ad­versary.
The white king must be upon the fourth, a
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