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The Blue Book of Chess Teaching the Rudiments of the Game, and Giving an Analysis of All the Recognized Openings   By: (1810-1874)

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TRANSCRIBER'S NOTE 1. At the end of this text, an addition has been made of the translation of the eighty five "Illustrative Games" into Portable Game Notation. While every effort has been made to reproduce the text of "The Blue Book of Chess" exactly as published, the exception has been the inclusion of identification "tags" of the form "{PGN xx}", where "xx" is a two digit number. This has been done to facilitate the reader in locating the PGN for each game by performing a search on the identifying tag. 2. Due to the limitations of ascii art, the Knight has been abbreviated as "N" on the chessboard, while it appears as "Kt." in the text. The ascii convention of the Black pieces being marked with an asterisk has also been followed.

THE BLUE BOOK

OF CHESS

TEACHING THE RUDIMENTS OF THE GAME, AND GIVING AN ANALYSIS OF ALL THE RECOGNIZED OPENINGS

ILLUSTRATED BY

APPROPRIATE GAMES ACTUALLY PLAYED

BY MORPHY, HARRWITZ, ANDERSSEN, STAUNTON, EVANS, MONTGOMERY, MEEK AND OTHERS

INCLUDING

LASKER, STEINITZ, SCHLECHTER, PILLSBURY, AND OTHER RECENT PLAYERS

REVISED EDITION Based on the work of Staunton and Modern Authorities

THE JOHN C. WINSTON COMPANY PHILADELPHIA, U.S.A.

Copyright, 1910, by THE JOHN C. WINSTON Co.

Copyright, 1870, by PORTER & COATES

R N B Q K B N R P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P P R N B Q K B N R CHESS BOARD Showing the men properly set up to commence play.

PREFACE TO NEW REVISED EDITION.

The following work is designed for those who are learning the noble game of Chess.

Many persons have been confused and discouraged at the very outset of the study by the great variety and the delicate distinctions of the openings: and this has constituted a fault in many otherwise excellent manuals for the learner.

The chief aim of the Editor of these pages has been to avoid this fault, by simplifying the openings, and by giving to the student chiefly such moves as are recognized to be the best, both in attack and defence... Continue reading book >>




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