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Howard Staunton Quotes

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For playing a man to a square to which it cannot be legally moved,
the adversary, at his option, may require him to move the man legally,
or to move the King.
- Howard Staunton

The Bishop moves diagonally forwards or backwards,
to the extent of the Board.
- Howard Staunton

When a Piece or Pawn is in a situation to be taken by the enemy,
it is said to be en prise.
To put a piece en prise, is to play it so that it may be captured.
- Howard Staunton

The Chess-board must be placed with a white square
at the right-hand corner.
- Howard Staunton

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A Rook is of the value of five Pawns and a fraction,
and may be exchanged for a minor Piece and two Pawns.
Two Rooks may be exchanged for three minor Pieces.
- Howard Staunton

The Queen is usually reckoned equal,
in average situations,
to two Rooks and a Pawn, but towards the end of a game
she is hardly so valuable as two Rooks.
- Howard Staunton

When neither party can give checkmate,
the game is drawn.
- Howard Staunton

 

When the King is checked, or any valuable Piece in
danger from the attack of an enemy,
you are said to interpose a man when you play it between
the attacked and attacking Piece.
- Howard Staunton

The Bishop and Knight, in contradistinction to the Queen and Rook,
are called Minor Pieces.
- Howard Staunton

The penalty for exceeding the time limit is the forfeiture of the game.
- Howard Staunton

The Queen is by much the most powerful of the forces.
- Howard Staunton

It is the duty of the Umpire to determine all questions
submitted to him according to these laws,
when they apply, and according to his best judgment when they do not apply.
- Howard Staunton

For touching an adversary's man, when it cannot be captured,
the offender must move his King.
- Howard Staunton

If, during the course of the game, it be discovered
that any error or illegality has been committed in the moves of the pieces,
the moves must be retraced, and the necessary correction made,
without penalty.
- Howard Staunton

Be cautious of playing your Queen in front of your
King and in subjecting yourself to a discovered check.
It is better when check is given to your King to interpose
a man that attacks the checking Piece than with one that does not.
- Howard Staunton

If either player abandon the game by quitting the table in anger,
or in an otherwise offensive manner;
or by momentarily resigning the game;
or refuses to abide by the decision of the Umpire,
the game must be scored against him.
- Howard Staunton

In Castling, the King must be moved first,
or before the Rook is quitted.
If the Rook be quitted before the King is touched,
the opposing player may demand that the move of the
Rook shall stand without the Castling being completed.
- Howard Staunton

The Pawn moves only one square at a time,
and that straight forward, except in the act of capturing,
when it takes one step diagonally to the right or left
file on to the square occupied by the man taken,
and continues on that file until it captures another man.
- Howard Staunton

Having marshalled the men in battle order,
as shown in the first diagram, you will observe that
each party has two ranks of men,
on the first of which stand the superior Pieces,
and on the next the eight Pawns.
- Howard Staunton

Each player, it will be observed, has eight superior Pieces or officers,
and eight minor ones which are called Pawns;
and,
for the purpose of distinction, the Pieces and Pawns
of one party are of a different color from those of the other.
- Howard Staunton

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.
- Howard Staunton

A player is said to have the opposition when he can
place his King directly in front of the adverse King,
with only one square between them.
This is often an important advantage in ending games.
- Howard Staunton

We don't stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Some days are simply meant for playing.
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure about you.
We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
- Marianne Williamson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Life is a game - a game you can never win.
You already know the final score: Life 1, You 0.
Doesn't mean you can't have fun playing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest battle of all is simply... Life.
This is no child's game. This is the big one -
the Super Bowl - the Game of all games.
The rules of Life are unwritten and unknown.
Perhaps, one could say that there are no rules.
The Judge has ultimate power.
She can call the game at any time - for any reason.
The penalties in the Game are completely arbitrary -
in both timing and severity.
Penalty for what, we ask?
The Judge is silent.
How can I win the Game?
"You can never win," comes the answer,
"So just take pleasure in playing the Game."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Personally, I have fond memories of playing
on slippery rocks on the banks of a rushing river
as a child and hitchhiking in college.
To those who say, "But times are different now,"
I reply that statistically life is much safer now
than in the 1950s, with regard to both crime and accidents.
What has changed is our attitudes.
In those years, a broken leg from falling off a swing
or the back of a tractor was just part of childhood -
an excuse for gathering autographs.
Today that broken leg would be a source
of outrage and probably lawsuits.
I long for a simpler time when life was taken less seriously.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you aren't playing well, the game isn't as much fun.
When that happens I tell myself just to go out and
play as I did when I was a kid.
- Thomas J. Watson

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
- Josh Billings

Money was never a big motivation for me,
except as a way to keep score.
The real excitement is playing the game.
- Donald Trump

If you got the game, you got the game.
That's why Tiger Woods is out there playing golf with Greg Norman.
- Shaquille O'Neal

I've said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice.
Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts,
but I never noticed.
- B. B. King

I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Champions keep playing until they get it right.
- Billie Jean King

Feels good to try, but playing a father,
I'm getting a little older.
I see now that I'm taking it more serious and I do want that lifestyle.
- Adam Sandler

It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place
the world is when one is playing golf.
- Robert Wilson Lynd

The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're
playing by somebody else's rules,
while quietly playing by your own.
- Michael Korda

In the 1960s we were fighting to be recognized as equals in the marketplace,
in marriage, in education and on the playing field.
It was a very exciting, rebellious time.
- Marlo Thomas

Every few seconds it changes - up an eighth,
down an eighth -it's like playing a slot machine.
I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million.
- Ted Turner

Without this playing with fantasy,
no creative work has ever yet come to birth.
The debt we owe to the play of
the imagination is incalculable.
- Carl Jung

God is a comedian, playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.
- Voltaire

Gardening is how I relax.
It's another form of creating and playing with colors.
- Oscar de la Renta

I started playing ball when I was a kid.
My dad was a pro ball player and he passed on his knowledge to me.
- Kurt Russell

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning
the instrument as one goes on.
- Samuel Butler

I've messed myself up more playing music than when I played football.
- Zakk Wylde

I'm a live performer and I love playing live.
- Tim Finn

We were at our best when we were playing in the dance
halls of Liverpool and Hamburg.
The world never saw that.
- Pete Best

I am not one of those actors who believes he has to
live the part he is playing.
I can turn it on and off.
- Donald Pleasence

My whole career I'm used to playing a lot of games.
- Ed Belfour

I wish I played an instrument, but I could never decide which one,
and I ended up playing nothing.
- Nastassja Kinski

The main thing is to care.
Care very hard, even if it is only a game you are playing.
- Billie Jean King

I reached the point where I actually enjoyed the umpiring more than playing.
- Jim Evans

My role in it was not as central as it was in some
of the later cases considering I was younger then and
I was playing a role of co-counsel on the case.
- Floyd Abrams

Playing acoustic and line drawings are the two things I'm most competent at.
- Robyn Hitchcock

I'm always writing or playing because that is my life.
- Rick Wakeman

When I play, I very quickly put myself into a light
hypnotic trance and compose while playing,
drawing directly from the emotions.
- John Fahey

There's just not a lot of guys around playing like that these days;
a lot of steel players are plugging into stomp boxes,
trying to sound like Jeff Beck on a steel guitar.
- John Fogerty

I'm a player and I do it because I love playing whether
it's for my album or someone else's.
- Tony Levin

It was an experience being on a Beatles tour.
They weren't very good.
The singing was great, but the playing was a bit weak.
- Robin Trower

I like dropping into a small club and playing with some people,
trying to help them get a start.
- John Lee Hooker

Playing the role of Christ was like being in a prison.
It was the hardest part I've ever had to play in my life.
I couldn't smoke or drink in public.
I couldn't.
- Max von Sydow

You don't need to know who's playing on the White House
tennis court to be a good president.
- James Baker

I find that putting my makeup on and playing with different
looks is really relaxing for me before the show.
- Martina McBride

If you can keep playing tennis when somebody is shooting a gun down the street,
that's concentration.
- Serena Williams

My talent for playing the drums was a gift from God.
- Keith Thibodeaux

She told me I wasn't playing for the coach,
I was playing for myself.
- Eric Dickerson

I think a lot of the stuff I'm playing now is crap.
- John Peel

The battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton.
- Arthur Wellesley


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