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SOLUTIONS TO THE FOREGOING

PROBLEMS.

PROBLEM I.
White.

Black.
1 R to Q.5

1 K. to B. sq.
2 R. to K. Kt. 5. 2 K. to his sq.
3 R to K. Kt. 8, mate.

The principle of this problem is that the King must go opposite his royal adversary, whether the Rook move to the right or the left. This position often occurs in actual play.

PROBLEM II. 1 Q. to her sq.

1 B. moves (best) 2 Q. to her and

2 Q. checks 3 Kt. to K. B. 5, double check and mate.

PROBLEM III. 1 Q. to K. R. sq. 1 Any move. 2 Q. or R. mates..

It will be perceived that the whole secret of this problem lies in moving White Queen to the corner square. Whatever Black does in answer, he must submit to mate on White's second move.

PROBLEM IV. 1 R. to Q. 6

1 Any move. 2 R. B. Kt., or P. mates.

As in other problems, all depends on the key move.

PROBLEM V.
Q. 8

1 K. to Q. 5
2 Q. to K. 5 (ch.) 2 K. takes Q.
3 B. to B. 6, mate.

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Here, dear Reader, I conclude. I trust that I have accomplished all thạt I promised. When you have thoroughly conquered the instructions herein contained, you will have become a good strong player, and able to comprehend the most elaborate combinations of the most scientific Chess-books. But although we cannot expect to be all Stauntons or Morphys, it is in the power. of every one to become a tolerably good player. Non omnia possumus omnes.

THE END.

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