By John Thursby

From the PREFACE:

it kind of feels to be the customized to claim a couple of phrases to the general public, whilst supplying a suite of Chess difficulties, and this practice I shall almost immediately avail myself of. The stratagems contained during this booklet are a range from the various difficulties composed by way of me, and released over the past six years in all of the major journals and magazines at domestic and overseas.

i don't declare for my difficulties any especial or remarkable profundity, nor do I intend to set myself up as a rival to different Chess authors; yet i feel that any Chess-player who takes the difficulty to appear via my e-book, will find in it entertainment and delight.

i don't fake so that it will supply tricks on building, or to put down dogmatic ideas in challenge paintings.

In end, I should nation that i've got regularly been handled with the best courtesy by means of each Chess Editor with whom i've got corresponded, with, I remorse to claim, one awesome exception.

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Xf5 2. Áç5+ Æf4 3. - Æé5 2. Áç5+ Æf4 3. - Éé3 2. Áh2+ Æxf5 3. """"""""# $ + N + +% $+ R + + % $ O + +o+% $+ +l+n+ % $ + + + V% $+ + + +q% $m+ + P +% $+ + + +k% /(((((((() Clé : 1. Äf7! [2. Áf3+ Æé6 3. - Æé4 2. Âç4+ Æd5 3. - Ég3 2. Äxg3 [3. Ád7#] Æd4 3. - Éf6 2. Ág4 [3. - b5, Æé6 3. - Ég5, gxf5 3. Áç4# 54 Johan Scheel 75. """"""""# $ + K + +% $+ + + + % $ + O + +% $P + L + % $ + +p+ Q% $+ + Oo+ % $ P + + P% $+ N +b+ % /(((((((() (8+4) mat en 3 coups Clé : 1. Ãé2! - d5 2. Äd3+ Æé6 3. - Æd4 3. Æd6 3.

D5 2. Ãé4+ Æé5/d4 3. - Æxf5 2. é4+ Æé5 3. - Èxç6 2. d4+ Æd5 3. - Æxf5 3. é4# 58 Johan Scheel 83. """"""""# $ + + + +% $+ +o+ + % $q+ + N M% $+ + LoR % $ O + O +% $+ +o+p+ % $ + K + +% $+v+ + + % /(((((((() (5+8) mat en 3 coups Clé : 1. Âg6! [2. Äxd7+ Æd5/ Æd4 3. - d5 2. Áa7 [3. Äd7#] d4 3. - Æé6/ Æd6 3. - Êf7 2. Áa5+ d5/Æd4 3. - Æé6/ Æd6 3. - Æd4 2. Ád6+ Æç4 3. Ád5# 84. """"""""# $ + + + M% $O Qo+ + % $ + + Km+% $+p+n+ + % $ + L + +% $+ N + + % $p+ P + +% $+ + + + % /(((((((() (7+5) mat en 3 coups Clé : 1.

F7, d6, Æé5/d5 2. - d5 2. - Æf7 2. Áb3# 30 Johan Scheel 28. Aftenposten 1913 29. """"""""# $ + M + K% $+ +o+v+ % $q+ P Ro+% $+ +l+o+ % $ + P On+% $+ + + + % $ + + + +% $+ +r+ V % /(((((((() (9+3) mat en 2 coups Clé : 1. Äé4! - Éxé4 2. - É ailleurs 2. - Æxé6 2. Áé8# Mention d’Honneur (7+8) mat en 2 coups Clé : 1. Âé6! [2. - Êç6 2. - Êxé6, dxé6, Éxé6 2. - Æxé6 2. d5# 31 Johan Scheel 30. Tidskrift för Schack 1913 31. """"""""# $ + + +r+% $+oL + + % $ +oW + +% $+ + B + % $ + Q + +% $+ + +k+ % $ + + + +% $+ + + + % /(((((((() 1er Prix (9+7) mat en 2 coups Clé : 1.

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