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59. Q. ) And the game, after having been prolonged for seventy moves, was eventually won by Black. GAME WHITE. II. upwards of RUT LOPEZ KNIGHTS' GAME. BLACK. (Mr. ) P. to K's 4th. 2. Kt. to K. B's 3rd. 6. B. to Kt's 5th. 4. B. to R's 4th. 5. P. to Q's 3rd. 1. (Mr. ) P. to K's 4th. 2. Kt. to Q. B's 3rd. 3. P. to Q. R's 3rd. 4. Kt. to B's 3rd. 1. This is not the correct move, being of a defensive, in place of an aggressive character; Castles, or P. to Q's 4th, is to be mere strongly recommended. The Ruy Lopez attack, if properly conducted, is one of the strongest known.

To Q. R's 3rd. 12. Q. takes B. 13. ) 14. P. to Q, Kt's 4th. 15. P. to B's 3rd. 01 P. to Q's 3rd. P. to K. R's 3rd. 10. Q. takes B. 11. B. takes Kt. } 8. 9. 12. Q. to Kt's 3rd. 13. Kt. to Q's 2nd. 14. P. to Q. Kt's 3rd. 15. P. to K. R's 4th. A measure of precaution to prevent White from playing P. to K. and having in view also the advance of the P. to R's 5th if adversary play Kt. to his 3rd. Rt's 4th, his 16. B. to B's 2nd. 16. B. to Kt's 2nd. 17. B. to R's 4th. 17. Q. to B's 2nd. 18. Q. takes B.

With a fine game. ) 22. Q. to K's 2nd. 23. R. to Q's sq. 24. K. takes B. 25. R. ) 26. Q. takes Q. 23. B. takes B. ) 24. B. takes P. ) 25. Q. takes R. 26. K. to R's 2nd. 27. R. takes R. 28. R. to Q. B's 8th. 29. R. to B's 7th. 27. R. takes Q. 28. R. to Q's 6th. 29. R. takes P. 30. R. takes R's P. 31. R. to Kt's 6th, &c. 30. R. takes Kt's P. ) 26. K. to his 3rd. 27. Q. R. * 28. Q. to B's 3rd. 26. Q. to K. ) 27. R. to K's sq. 8. Q. R. to Q's sq. And 20. the game is even. Q. to Q, B's 2nd. Threatening to win a piece.

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