Lasker's Manual of Chess

Lasker s Manual of Chess Emanuel Lasker was probably the greatest chess player of modern times Certainly no man has ever held the world championship longer years or kept his powers so long In his sixties Lasker began what

  • Title: Lasker's Manual of Chess
  • Author: Emanuel Lasker
  • ISBN: 9780486206400
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Paperback
  • Emanuel Lasker was probably the greatest chess player of modern times Certainly no man has ever held the world championship longer 28 years or kept his powers so long In his sixties, Lasker began what amounted to a fresh career in chess by playing his first serious game in ten years, and defeating Max Euwe, the man who was the following year to become world champion.Emanuel Lasker was probably the greatest chess player of modern times Certainly no man has ever held the world championship longer 28 years or kept his powers so long In his sixties, Lasker began what amounted to a fresh career in chess by playing his first serious game in ten years, and defeating Max Euwe, the man who was the following year to become world champion The secret behind his extraordinary abilities may perhaps be found in Lasker s wide knowledge of every phase of the game, and his ability to be independent of schools or fashions.This knowledge is reflected in the Manual of Chess, making it one of the great studies of the game, acclaimed by the chess world almost from the day it appeared The book is one of the most thorough studies ever written, and though its main appeal is to the intermediate to skilled player, it begins its explanations at a level that can be understood by the beginner Lasker analyzes basic methods of gaining advantages, exchange value of pieces, combinations, position play, the aesthetics of chess, and almost every other important aspect of the game He examines dozens of different openings, including the Petroff Defense, the Hungarian Defense, King s Bishop, Ponziani, Giuoco Piano, and Four Knights Game He constantly illustrates his discussions with games played by the great modern masters Lasker is always delightful reading, revealing a mind as quick to entertain and philosophize as it is to explain.One of the most rewarding features of the book is Lasker s illumination and elaboration of the theories of William Steinitz An interesting sidelight is that although Lasker always thought of himself as a disciple of Steinitz, he was actually an original, versatile player, inclined to take calculated risks His exposition of Steinitz s thought and maxims, his principles of attack and evaluation, however, cannot help but be profitable to any chess player.

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    • I guess he was amazing. But, let's face it, he was a complete wanker too. The sort of person who, if starting up a magazine, would first think of purchasing a paper mill in order to have a better price available on paper. Dead set. We aren't talking Time magazine here. We are talking ponderous chess mag in which he attempts to aggrandize the game. Another money making venture was breeding pidgeons. Better, it is generally agreed, however, if one has both genders in play.If I sound irritated, I a [...]


    • Want to know why a knight or bishop is worth 3 pawns, a rook is worth 5, a queen is worth 9? Emanuel Lasker shows you.


    • Emmanuel Lasker wrote an earlier work called struggle in 1907 he had a theory that all life war politics chess is the result of struggle if you read that and the book by his biographer Dr.J Hannack you'll have a good picture of how his mind works when you open up his manual on Chess and study that.There are three editions of this book the first one came out in 1925 but it got revised in the 1930's mistakes were corrected with Emmanuel Laskers full approval that edition remained unchanged up to 2 [...]


    • Lasker writes in his Manual of Chess that the game "would be laughable, were it not so serious." After decades of studying philosophy, he came to believe that truth could be found only in mathematics and chess. Of the contest of wills between two players manipulating 32 wooden pieces on 64 squares, he wrote: "Lies and hypocrisy do not survive long. The creative combination lays bare the presumption of a lie; the merciless fact, culminating in a checkmate, contradicts the hypocrite." Lasker, a cl [...]


    • I like his discussion of the openings very much. So far, so good. If you don't play chess, don't bother. Later note: do you ever really 'read' a chess book? You study them. This book is justly famous. Lasker may be the best ever. He certainly held the title longer than any have. My teacher pointed out that some of the information is dated (opening theory is constantly evolving). Plenty of info for a newer player like me though. The update to algebraic notation and the transfer to Kindle is quite [...]


    • The moves and positions on the board are explained in an older notation other than today's standard algebraic so i found it hard to follow.


    • I've never seriously played or studied Chess before and I picked Lasker's Manual of Chess as my first introduction to the game. As a complete beginner this book is helpful, it explains the basic rules of chess along with diagrams. The later parts of the book analyses opening or closing games which rely more on notation than diagrams, as well as a study guide on becoming more proficient at chess. I think there may be different book that is better suited for complete beginners but I think this one [...]



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