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Lasker's Manual of Chess
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Lasker's Manual of Chess

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by Emanuel Lasker
 

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Great chess master shares his secrets, including basic methods of gaining advantages, exchange value of pieces, openings, combinations, position play, aesthetics, and other important maneuvers. More than 300 diagrams.

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Great chess master shares his secrets, including basic methods of gaining advantages, exchange value of pieces, openings, combinations, position play, aesthetics, and other important maneuvers. More than 300 diagrams.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486206400
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
06/01/1960
Series:
Dover Chess Series
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
546,215
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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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Lasker's Manual of Chess 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!