The Chess Handbook: Teaching the Rudiments of the Game and Giving an Analysis of All the Recognized Openings ...

E.H. Butler, 1859 - 256 sider

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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 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 19 - CHECK AND CHECKMATE. The King is said to be in check when he is attacked by any Piece or Pawn, for it being a fundamental law of chess that the King can never be taken, whenever any direct attack upon him is made, he must be warned of his danger by the cry of check...
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 45 - B's Pawn takes Pawn. 5. K's B. takes Pawn. Here you have played without due consideration. Black's third move of Queen's Knight to Bishop's 3d square was a bad one, and afforded you an opportunity of gaining a striking advantage, but omitting this, you have enabled him to gain a valuable Pawn for nothing. Observe, now, your reply to his third move was good enough, (4. Queen's Pawn to Queen's 4th square), but when he took your Pawn with his, instead of taking again, you ought to have taken his _King's...
Side 32 - While a player holds the Piece or Pawn he has touched, he may play it to any other than the square he took it from ; but, having quitted it, he cannot recall the move.
Side 31 - The chess-board must be so placed that each player has a white corner square nearest his right hand If the board have been improperly placed, it must be adjusted, provided four moves on each side have not been played, but not afterwards.

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