Emanuel Lasker: The Life of a Chess Master

Emanuel Lasker: The Life of a Chess Master

by Dr. J. Hannak




Standard biography brings legendary master to vivid life: childhood, education, decision to become a professional player, great exploits against Marshall, Tarrasch, Schlechter and other masters, happy marriage, flight from Nazi Germany and much more. 100 annotated games. Foreword by Albert Einstein. 101 black-and-white illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486267067
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 11/10/2011
Series: Dover Chess Series
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Albert Einstein1 Childhood in the Backwoods2 The Hungry Schoolboy3 The Lure of Professional Chess4 Professional in England and America5 Playing the Man or the Board? 6 Winning the Title7 Setback at Hastings8 Triumph at St Petersburg9 Going from Strength to Strength10 Fads and Fancies11 Triumph in London and Paris12 Back to School and Meeting Martha13 Editorial Interlude in New York14 Cambridge Springs 190415 The Match against Marshall16 First Philosophical Essay17 At Long Last, the Tarrasch Match18 St Petersburg 190919 Narrow Escape in the Schlechter Match20 Happily Married21 Lasker's Bid for Poultry-farming22 The Most Thrilling Tournament
23 Stepping Down from the Throne
24 Triumphant Come-back
25 Another Great Success
26 Interlude of Bridge and Literature
27 Driven into Exile
28 Holding his own in Moscow
29 A Great Farewell Performance
30 Working to the End
Translator's Postscript

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