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IBy s.n.c-l In .a very few hours the knell of t lie passins year will be tolled an.i (ha ,<*<* year joyously welcomed. That the new Year may be a bright, uiid prosperous one to nil is my sineeer wish. The holidays- have interfered with club play lately, but. whra things settle down after the New Year play will be resumis). —Quick I'iay.— Better advice cannot be given to beginners than to sugjjest that they carefully guard against the pernicious habit of playing too rapidly. No matter how fast a pedebtriaii can travel, no man ran run 10 miles in live minute*; *nd-~»io matter how rapidly one's intellect works, no player can conipieu'iy cover all the intricate possibilities presented in many of the complicated positions vu the board and maintain such .1 grisp or' tlicni that he can select the best line after a ljtrl'ect analysts unleS3 aeveral miriies l:v. t> been consumed. There i* a Liner i.. mental 113 well fto muatuilar activity, and the sprinter. weather on the cinder truck or slrdt'ng u fa-at mental pace, tire* vary soon. But "tho roaster checker player muat re'taut In i.U railed all tho lines he bai analvse !, *,-> xs finally choos» the best. If he i.> rjuicl:wittsd he will graip the situation ioonor thaj» a »lower calculator, but the fac*, remains that hasty play lose* many "ante* thft would be won or at least drawn. "Don't play too iast is an excellent mis to habitusJly obeervo. —' Australasian.'

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DRAUGHTS NOTES, Evening Star, Issue 15689, 31 December 1914

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DRAUGHTS NOTES Evening Star, Issue 15689, 31 December 1914