Lasker's Manual of Chess

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Courier Corporation, 1960 - Games - 349 pages
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One of the great chess masters†shares his secrets in this guide for intermediate and advanced players. Lasker analyzes basic methods of gaining advantages, exchange value of pieces, openings, combinations, position play, aesthetics, and other important maneuvers. Examples from games by other modern masters illuminate the discussions. More than 300 diagrams.

  

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Contents

The Elements of Chess
1
PAWN PROMOTION 1112
11
Zuflzwang OR CONSTRAINT TO MOVE
17
The Plus of a Pawn does not always
22
ON THE ADVANTAGE BROUGHT ABOUT BY A SIMULTANEOUS
28
ON THE EXCHANGEVALUE OF THE PIECES
34
THE RUSSIAN GAME OR PzTHOFF
42
THE HUNGARIAN GAME
44
Mein System Nimzowitach
168
MAC DONNELLLEWIS
174
PHILIDOR ON PLANNING
180
COUNT BRUHTPHILIDOR
183
STEINITZMONGREDIEN
196
ZUKERTORTSTEINITZ 209211213
209
BALANCE ov POSITION IN CHESS
214
THE DECLINING YEARS OF STEINITZ
227

KINGS BISHOPS OPENING
50
BLUMENFELD ON THE SCOTCH
56
THE CUNNINGHAM GAMBIT
64
FOUR KNIGHTS GAME
74
BUY LOPEZ or Spanish Game
77
SICILIAN IN THE FIRST MOVE
99
RET1 OR ZUKERTORT OPENING
105
The Combination
109
SIMPLE COMBINATIONS ILLUSTRATED
110
THE GEOMETRICAL MOTIF
116
STEIN ITZTSCHIGORIN
122
INTENTIONS IN COMBINATIONS MAKE PLAYERS RECKON WITH
128
STEOTITZAMATEUH
131
BIRDSTEINITZ
137
STEINITZV BARDELEBEN
143
DR TARTAKOWEREM LASKER
149
ENDING BY DR EM LASKER AFTER AN IDEA OF v GOTTSCHALL
155
THE PROMOTION OF THE PAWN
156
ILLUSTRATION OF THE PAWN BREAKTHROUGH
162
Position Play
166
DISTANCE 239240
239
EXAMPLES OF SACRIFICE FOR POSITION 245248
245
EXAMPLES OP THE PRINCIPLE OF PROPORTION 251254
251
ADEQUATE COMPENSATION FOR A PAWN SACRIFICE DISCUSSED
258
The Aesthetic Effect in Chess
261
TwoMovE PROBLEM BY PAUL MORPHY
264
ENDING FROM ANCIENT PERSIAN DOCUMENT
270
Schach
271
BOGOLJUBOWSPIELMANN
277
ENDINGS BY HENRI RINCK
283
Examples and Models
284
SCHLECHTERSUCHTING
289
BOGOLJUBOWROMANOWSKI
295
TORREYATES
302
NlMZOWITSCHBOGOLJUBOW
308
ALEKHIN CoLLE
315
RoMANOwsKiE RARINOVITCH
323
Final Reflections
336
BOGOLJUBOWRETI 320
346
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Emanuel Lasker (1868-1941) was the Second World Chess Champion. He held the title from 1894 until 1921 and is considered by many as the greatest chess player ever. Although his place in chess history would be secure without achieving anything else, in fact the three books he wrote, "Lasker's Manual of Chess," "Common Sense in Chess," and "St. Petersburg 1909" have all become chess classics.

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