The Book of Table Games

Hoffmann (Professor)
Routledge, 1894 - 628 sider

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Side 608 - Have every pelting river made so proud, That they have overborne their continents; The ox hath therefore stretch'd his yoke in vain; The ploughman lost his sweat; and the green corn Hath rotted ere his youth attain'da beard; The fold stands empty in the drowned field, And crows are fatted with the murrion flock; The nine men's morris is fill'd up with mud; And the quaint mazes in the wanton green, For lack of tread, are undistinguishable...
Side 368 - If the corner of the cushion should prevent the striker from playing in a direct line, he can have any ball removed for the purpose of playing at a cushion first.
Side 414 - Defence. 6. P to Q 4 6. P takes P 7. Castles 7. P takes P The capture of this, the third Pawn, constitutes the "Compromised" Defence, because formerly it was generally considered that this capture compromised Black's game.
Side 397 - When a pawn has reached the eighth square, the player has the option of selecting a piece, whether such piece has been previously lost or not, whose name and powers it shall then assume, or of deciding that it shall remain a Pawn.
Side 396 - CHECK. A player must audibly say " Check ! " when he makes a move which puts the hostile king in check. The mere announcement of check shall have no signification if check be not actually given. If check be given but not announced, and the adversary makes a move which obviates the check, the move must stand. If check be given and announced, and the adversary neglects to obviate it, he shall not have the option of capturing the checking piece,* or of covering, but must
Side 418 - WHITE. BLACK. 1. P to К 4 1. P to К 4 2. Kt to К В 3 2.
Side 397 - Knight, ) and in all analogous cases ; and whenever one player considers that his opponent can force the game, or that neither side can win it, he has the right of submitting the case to the umpire or bystanders, who shall decide whether it is one for the fifty move counting ; should he not be mated within the fifty moves, he may claim that the game shall proceed.* XII.— PAWN TAKING IN PASSING.
Side 335 - ... 28. Should the striker, in playing up the table on a ball or balls in baulk, either by accident or design, strike one of them without first going out of baulk, his opponent may have the balls replaced, score a miss, and follow on ; or may cause the striker to play again, or may claim a foul, and have the red spotted, and the balls broken again.
Side 395 - SUCCESSION. — If, in the course of a game, a player move a man when it is not his turn to play, he must retract the said move ; and after his adversary has moved, must play the man wrongly moved, if it can be played legally.
Side 395 - The right of making the first move, and (if either player require it) of choosing the colour, which shall be retained throughout the sitting, must be decided by lot. In any series of games between the same players at one sitting, each shall have the first move alternately in all the games, whether won or drawn. In an annulled game, the player who had the first move in that game shall move first in the next.

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