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CHESS

The initials only of the pieces are given, the pawns (Bauern) being understood. The Germans use the following signs in their notation, viz.:—for “check” (†); “checkmate” (‡); “takes” (:); “castles on king’s side” (o-o); “castles on queen’s side” (o-o-o); for “best move” a note of admiration (!); for “weak move” a note of interrogation (?). The opening moves just given in the English will now be given in the German notation:—

White. Black.
1. e2 – e4 1. e7 – e5
2. S g1 – f3  2. S b8 – c6
3. L f1 – c4 3. L f8 – c5
4. c2 – c3 4. S g8 – f6!
5. d2 – d4 5. e5 – d4:
6. c3 – d4: 6. L cs – b4†

In both notations the moves are often given in a tabular form, thus:—

1. P – K4/P – K4    1. e2 – e4/e7 – e5, the moves above the line being White’s and below the line Black’s.

Illustrative Games.—The text-books should be consulted by students who wish to improve their game. The following are some of the leading openings:—

Giuoco Piano.

White. Black.
 1. P – K4  1. P – K4
 2. KKt – B3  2. QKt – B3
 3. B – B4  3. B – B4
 4. P – B3  4. Kt – KB3
 5. P – Q4  5. P × P
 6. P × P  6. B – Kt5 (ch)
 7. B – Q2  7. B × B (ch)
 8. QKt × B  8. P – Q4
 9. P × P  9. KKt × P
10. Q – Kt3 10. QKt – K2
11. Castles (K’s side) 11. Castles

Even game.

Ruy Lopez.

White. Black.
 1. P – K4  1. P – K4
 2. KKt – B3  2. QKt – B3
 3. B – Kt5  3. P – QR3
 4. B – R4  4. Kt – B3
 5. P – Q4  5. P × P
 6. P – K5  6. Kt – K5
 7. Castles  7. B – K2
 8. R – K sq  8. Kt – B4
 9. B × Kt  9. QP × B
10. Kt × P 10. Castles
11. Kt – QB3 11. P – KB3

Even game.


Scotch Gambit.

White. Black.
1. P – K4 1. P – K4
2. KKt – B3 2. QKt – B3
3. P – Q4 3. P × P
4. B – QB4 4. B – B4
5. P – B3 5. Kt – B3
6. P × P  

The position here arrived at is the same as in the Giuoco Piano opening above.


Evans Gambit.

White. Black.
1. P – K4 1. P – K4
2. KKt – B3 2. QKt – B3
3. B – B4 3. B – B4
4. P – QKt4 4. B × KtP
5. P – B3 5. B – B4
6. P – Q4 6. P × P
7. Castles 7. P – Q3
8. P × P 8. B – Kt3

White has for its ninth move three approved continuations, viz. B – Kt2, P – Q5, and Kt – B3. To take one of them:—

 9. P – Q5  9. Kt – R4
10. B – Kt2 10. Kt – K2
11. B – Q3 11. Castles
12. Kt – B3 12. Kt – Kt3
13. Kt – K2 13. P – QB4
14. Q – Q2 14. P – B3
15. K – R sq 15. B – B2
16. QR – B sq 16. R – Kt sq

This game may be considered about even.


King’s Knight’s Gambit (Proper).

White. Black.
1. P – K4 1. P – K4
2. P – KB4 2. P × P
3. KKt – B3 3. P – KKt4
4. B – B4 4. B – Kt2
5. Castles 5. P – Q3
6. P – Q4 6. P – KR3
7. P – B3 7. Kt – K2

Black has the advantage.


Allgaier-kieseritzki Gambit.

White. Black.
 1. P – K4  1. P – K4
 2. P – KB4  2. P × P
 3. Kt – KB3  3. P – KKt4
 4. P – KR4  4. P – Kt5
 5. Kt – K5  5. KKt – B3
 6. B – B4  6. P – Q4
 7. P × P  7. B – Kt2
 8. P – Q4  8. Castles
 9. B × P  9. Kt × P
10. B × Kt 10. Q × B
11. Castles 11. P – QB4

Black has the better game.


King’s Bishop’s Gambit.

White. Black.
 1. P – K4  1. P – K4
 2. P – KB4  2. P × P
 3. B – B4  3. P – Q4
 4. B × P  4. Q – R5 (ch)
 5. K – B sq  5. P – KKt4
 6. KKt – B3  6. Q – R4
 7. P – Q4  7. B – Kt2
 8. P – KR4  8. P – KR3
 9. Kt – B3  9. Kt – K2
10. K – Kt sq 10. P – Kt5
11. Kt – K5 11. B × Kt
12. P × B 12. Q × KP
13. Q – B sq 13. P – B6
14. P – P 14. Q – Kt6 (ch)
15. Q – Kt2  

Drawn game.


Salvio Gambit.

White. Black.
 1. P – K4  1. P – K4
 2. P – KB4  2. P × P
 3. KKt – B3  3. P – KKt4
 4. B – B4  4. P – Kt5
 5. Kt – K5  5. Q – R5 (ch)
 6. K – B sq  6. Kt – KR3
 7. P – Q4  7. P – B6
 8. Kt – QB3  8. P – Q3
 9. Kt – Q3  9. P × P (ch)
10. K × P 10. B – Kt2
11. Kt – KB4 11. Kt – B3
12. B – K3 12. Castles
13. QKt – Q5 13. Q – Q sq
14. P – B3  

White has a slight advantage.


Muzio Gambit.

1. P – K4/P – K4 2. P – KB4/P × P 3.  KKt – B3/P – KKt4 4. B – B4/P – Kt5

White. Black.
 5. Castles  5. P × Kt
 6. Q × P  6. Q – B3
 7. P – K5  7. Q × P
 8. P – Q3  8. B – R3
 9. B – Q2  9. Kt – K2
10. Kt – B3 10. QKt – B3
11. QR – K sq 11. Q – KB4
12. R – K4 12. Castles
13. QB × P 13. B – Kt2
14. Q – K2 14. P – Q4
15. B × BP 15. Q – Kt4
16. P – KR4 16. Q – Kt3
17. Kt × P 17. Kt × Kt
18. B × Kt 18. B – B4
19. QR – KB4 19. B – K3
20. B × B 20. P × B
21. R – K4 21. R × R (ch)
22. K × R 22. R – B sq (ch)
23. K – Kt sq 23. Kt – Q5

And Black has the better game.