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Opening Gambit: Threat to a Castle 11-31
Part One: The Play for Jonathan Crouch 33-160
. Ch. I: Taking en Passant 35-58
. . 1. The English Opening 35-44
. . 2. Pins and Counterpins 44-54
. . 3. Capture of a King’s Pawn 54-58
. Ch. II: Blindfold Play 59-73
. Ch. III: More Blindfold Play: The Queen Moves Too Far 74-85
. Ch. IV: Several Moves by a Knight 86-95
. . 1. Mishap to a Queening Pawn 86-90
. . 2. A Knight Wins an Exchange 90-95
. Ch. V: Castling 96-119
. . 1. Capture of Some Advancing Pieces 96-102
. . 2. Sudden Danger for a Passed Pawn 102-19
. Ch. VI: Forced Move for a Minor Piece 120-30
. Ch. VII: A Variety of Mating Replies 131-60
. . 1. Play with a Rook Proves Dangerous 131-48
. . 2. Check and Cross Check 148-60
Part Two: The Play for Gideon Somerville 161-237
. Ch. I: Smothered Mate 163-88
. . 1. Removal of a Blocking Knight 163-67
. . 2. Irregular Partie Between Two Masters 168-86
. . 3. Cross Moves by a King's Knight 186-88
. Ch. II: Discovered Check 189-211
. . 1. Diagonal Mating Begins 189-96
. . 2. An Exchange of Pawns Is Suggested 196-211
. Ch. III: French Defence 212-37
. . 1. Touching and Mating 212-15
. . 2. A Queen's Knight Fails Signally to Adjust 215-31
. . 3. Another Royal Lady Enters the Game 231-37
Part Three: The Play for Samuel Harvey 239-328
. Ch. I: Bitter Exchange 241-57
. . 1. Offer of a Pawn Is Discussed 241-45
. . 2. Brief Return to Home Squares 245-57
. Ch. II: The Queen's Progress Becomes Critical 258-87
. . 1. A New Pawn Is Taken 258-69
. . 2. But Proves to Be Covered 269-87
. Ch. III: Mate for the Master 288-308
. . 1. A Bereft Knight Is Checked by His Own Side 288-308
. Ch. IV: Concerted Attack 309-28
. . 1. The Four Knights' Game 309-26
. . 2. The Pinning Move 326-28
Part Four: The End Game 329-543
. Ch. I: Twice-Taken 331-77
. . 1. Forced Play Against Time 331-66
. . 2. Shah Mat 366-77
. Ch. II: The Ultimate Check 378-434
. . 1. The Fast Moves 378-90
. . 2. The Tragic Moves 391-400
. . 3. The Last Move 400-34
. Ch. III: Knight Adversary 435-82
. . 1. Strange Refuge 435-69
. . 2. One Loss Is Made Good 469-82
. Ch. IV: Baring 483-543
. . 1. Remiss 483-93
. . 2. The Queen Moves to Her Beginning 493-543

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