How to Play Chess (Rogers)
CROWELL’S HANDY INFORMATION SERIES
HOW TO PLAY
CHARLOTTE BOARDMAN ROGERS
THOMAS Y. CROWELL & CO.
By Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.
In preparing the present work the compiler wishes to give full credit to those books which she has had occasion to use as authorities for the general principles and laws of the game and for such of its history as the limited space of the Introduction permitted. The list is as follows: “The Chess-Player’s Handbook,” by Howard Staunton; “Chess,” by E. F. Green; “The Principles of Chess in Theory and Practice,” and “The Art of Chess,” by James Mason; “The American Cyclopædia,” and “The Life of Philidor,” by George Allen.
C. B. R.
- May 1, 1907.
The Game—The Board—The Men—Setting Up the Board—Names of the Pieces and Pawns—Names of the Squares.
King’s Move—Queen’s Move—Bishop’s Move—Knight’s Move—Rook’s Move—Pawn’s Move.
Rules when Odds are Given—Rules for Play by Consultation—Rules for Play by Correspondence.
Familiarity with Technical Terms— Playing with Either Color—Value of Practicing One Game—Playing by Time—Developing the Game—The Value of the Pieces—Studying the Board.
English Notation—German Notation.
The King’s Knight’s Opening—The King’s Bishop’s Opening—The Queen’s Bishop’s Opening—The King’s Gambit—The Gambit Declined—The Queen’s Gambit—Irregular Openings.
Chess Problems—Key to Chess Problems—Examples of Masterplay