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Lasker quickly moves on to the fundamentals of chess strategy and tacticsand ends the section with examples of some of the basic mates. Lasker goes on to explain how combinations can be most effectively countered, and what common “motifs” emerge from combinational play.
He explains the lsker of having a clear “plan” of the game, and provides a number of example games. The rest of the section is concerned with identifying and describing the various “features” and “advantages” of a position, such as its pawn structure and potential for piece cooperation. 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 Manuall, the man who was the following year to become world champion.
The rest of the section attempts to cover many of the major openings, providing example games and analyses of each.
The content of the manuak, as Lasker himself writes, is most influenced by the theories put forth by Steinitzas well as Staunton ‘s The Chess-Player’s Handbook.
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This section ends by detailing the increasing value of pawns as they advance in rankin contrast to their value in the opening. Certainly no man has ever held the world championship longer — 28 years — or kept his powers so long. The rest of this section comprises various famously uncanny games, such as the Immortal game and the Evergreen gamewith some analysis from Lasker. Articles containing German-language text.
Lasker’s Manual of Chess
This page was last edited on 23 Juneat Retrieved from ” https: He also spends considerable time on the subject of piece sacrifices and passed pawns. Examples and Modelsthe book’s final section, consists entirely of a number of illustrative games, each with a thorough analysis. An interesting sidelight is that although Lasker always thought of himself as a disciple of Steinitz, he was actually an original, more versatile player, inclined to take calculated risks.
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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. The Life manial a Chess Master.
Emanuel Lasker was probably the greatest chess player of modern times. Lasker’s Manual of Chess By: Product Description Product Details Emanuel Lasker was probably the greatest chess player of modern times. 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.
Lasker’s Manual of Chess German: Lehrbuch des Schachspiels is a book on the game of chess written in by former World Chess Champion Emanuel Lasker. Views Read Edit View history.
Lasker’s Manual of Chess
The Aesthetic Effect mwnual Chess finds Lasker expounding on the ways that the subjective “aesthetic valuations” of a “spectator” cause him or her to have vastly different opinions of the same game.
Lasker is always delightful reading, revealing a mind as quick to entertain and philosophize as it is to explain. The Theory of the Openings begins with an explanation of the general principles of opening play and how openings affect the course lassker the middlegame and endgame. He constantly illustrates his discussions with games laasker by the great modern masters.
Position Play is prefaced with an exposition on the difference between positional play and combinational play, and Lasker stresses their diametrical opposition. The Elements of Chess opens with a description of the chess board, the various rules of chess, and the relative values of the pieces. 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 closes with a short essay titled Final Reflectionsin which Lasker describes the state of education in the world as “frightfully wasteful of time and values”, and states that this “sickness” is responsible for the difficulties many players face in learning chess.
The Combination covers combinational play also called “tactical play” or “tactics”beginning with explanations of some basic combinations, and moving on to detail a number of games meant to exemplify combinational style. Lasker also goes on to speculate about the mathematics of chessthe “physics of contest”, and the correctness of Steinitz’s theories. In the closing pages of this section Lasker criticizes the hypermodern school of chess for disregarding many accepted principles of positional play.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He also explains how to read descriptive chess notationwhich is used throughout the book.