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Combinations, position play, openings, end game, aesthetics of chess, philosophy of struggle, much more. Filled with analyzed games. 308 diagrams.
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Combinations, position play, openings, end game, aesthetics of chess, philosophy of struggle, much more. Filled with analyzed games. 308 diagrams.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486206400
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 6/1/1960
  • Series: Dover Chess Series
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 370,729
  • Product dimensions: 5.39 (w) x 7.99 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2005

    Excellent Book for an adult advanced beginner

    This is a classic! It starts off with the very basic chess rules (doesn't spend much time on them - more like a 'primer') and moves right into strategy. What makes this an excellent book for adults that already have a knowledge of the very basic aspects of chess (knowing the rules an perhaps a little about strategy) is that it has a good well rounded approach that is organized. The drawbacks are that it is written in descriptive notation and was written over 70 years ago (somewhat dated to say the least). The level or reading for adults so this book isn't recommended for kids under high school age (try 'Chess for Juniors' as a good first book for kids of any age, even adults - it avoids all the drawbacks of 'Lasker's Manual' and takes things more slowly and with more detail for a beginner). Also, there is a 'steep learning curve' so I wouldn't recommend this book for any absolute beginner who needs to start out by learning the basic rules. Perfect target audience: An adult who knows the basic rules and just a little strategy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2002

    Absolutely Essential!

    This is one of the all time classics of chess literature. It's a must for all serious players. Even the Soviets used this one! Several chess study programs include this title and mark is as 'essential reading.' Dr. Emanual Lasker is considered one of the five best chess players of all time (along with Paul Morphy, J.R. Capablanca, Alaxander Alekhine, and Robert J. Fischer). This title will give you a sound basis to build upon. Granted the openings are dated (or are they???!!! many old openings and variations are finding new life these days!) but they'll give you some sound general opening theory. The rest is as relevant now as it was when the book was published. Extremely highly recommended!

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