The American Chess-player's Handbook: Teaching the Rudiments of the Game, and Giving an Analysis of All the Recognized Openings ...

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Porter & Coates, 1870 - 256 sider
 

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Side 33 - If a player touch a piece or Pawn that cannot be moved without leaving the King in check, he must replace the piece or Pawn and move his King ; but if the King cannot be moved, no penalty can be inflicted.
Side 15 - Pawn is the only one of the forces which goes out of his direction to capture, and which has not the advantage of moving backwards; but it has one remarkable privilege, by which, on occasions, it becomes invaluable, whenever it reaches the extreme square of the file on which it travels, it is invested with the title and assumes the power of any superior Piece, except the King, which the player chooses.
Side 33 - Should a player move out of his turn, his adversary may choose whether both moves shall remain, or the second be retracted.
Side 16 - Black may reply in the same manner with King's Pawn to King's fourth square, and neither Pawn can do more than remain an obstruction to the onward march of the other, but if Black answer instead with King's Bishop's Pawn to Bishop's fourth, or as in the No.
Side 35 - Should any question arise respecting which there is no law, or in case of a dispute respecting any law, the players must refer the point to the most skilful and disinterested bystanders, and their decision must be considered as conclusive.
Side 33 - ... has the option of compelling him to take it with a piece or pawn that can legally take it, or to move his own piece or pawn which he touched.
Side 10 - The King can move one square only at a time (except in "Castling," which will be explained hereafter), but he can make this move in any direction, forwards, backwards, laterally, or diagonally. He can take any one of the adversary's men which stands on an adjoining square to that he occupies, provided such man is left unprotected, and he has the peculiar privilege of being himself exempt from capture. He is not permitted, however, to move into check, that is, on to any square which is guarded by...
Side 15 - The Pawn moves only one square at a time, and that straight forward, except in the act of capturing, when it takes one step diagonally to the right or left file on to the square occupied by the man taken, and continues on that file until it captures another man. It may, however, for its first move advance two steps, provided no hostile Pawn commands the first square over which he leaps...
Side 22 - J'adoube. — A French expression, signifying " I arrange," or " I replace,'' which is used by a player when he touches a man merely to adjust its position on the board, without intending to play it. (See the 7th law.) Minor Pieces. — The Bishop and Knight, in contradistinction to the Queen and Rook, are called Minor Pieces. The Opposition.
Side 46 - You played correctly here in not exchanging Queens, and also in protecting your Bishop and your King's Pawn, both of which were attacked by the adverse Queen ; but all this might have been done without impeding the movements of any of your Pieces, by simply playing Queen to King's 2d sq.

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