A Selection from the Problems of the Era Problem Tournament

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T. Day, 1857 - 101 sidor
 

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Sida 10 - suicidal and conditional problems have gone out of fashion ; and the inference is, that the fanciful modes of play which they illustrate have fallen into
Sida 10 - undertakes to compel his adversary to mate him or to give mate on a marked square ; and the kind of problems referred to have consequently lost their use, and with it their interest.
Sida 79 - (A.) (B.) 2. B. to QB fourth (check) 2. K. to QB fourth 3. Q. to Q. Kt. third, and mates next move. 2. Q- to Q. Kt. third (check) 3. B. takes Kt. (check)
Sida 11 - still of those interminable studies in which the moves approach in point of number to the tales of " The Thousand and One Nights." In short, mere trifles are disregarded, and ponderous puzzles are thrown aside. The lovers of problems are turning to the elegant, the original, and the practically useful ; and in that way they can render their pursuit profitable to the student, and interesting to the accomplished Chess-player.
Sida 9 - I may be permitted to say a few words with respect to
Sida 80 - (A.) 2. K. to K. fourth (best) 3. K. to K. fifth 1. B. to Q. square 2. R. to Kt. second (check) 3. Kt. takes Kt.
Sida 80 - mate. 2. Q. takes B. 3. Kt. takes R. (check) 4. Q. mates. WHITE. 1. Kt. to K. sixth 2. B. to K. fifth 3. Q. takes
Sida 11 - We have fewer two-move problems, in which it is almost insuperably difficult to hide the design— fewer still of those interminable studies in which the moves approach in point of number to the tales of " The Thousand and One Nights." In short, mere trifles are disregarded, and ponderous puzzles are thrown aside. The lovers of problems are turning to the elegant, the original, and the practically useful ; and in that way
Sida 80 - 3. R. to Q. Kt. seventh 4. R. mates. WHITE. 1. Q. to K. Kt. fifth 2. P. to Q. fifth (check) 3. Q.

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