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Chess and Checkers : The Way to Mastership

By Lasker, Eduard

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Title: Chess and Checkers : The Way to Mastership  
Author: Lasker, Eduard
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Preface: The present world war has given great impetus to the game of Chess . In the prison camps, in the field hospitals, in the training camps and even in the trenches Chess has become a favorite occupation in hours of leisure, not only because it offers a most fascinating pastime, but mainly because it serves beyond any doubt to develop what is now the most interesting study for every soldier ? the grasp of the principles underlying military strategy and the ability to conceive and to carry out military operations on a large scale. Frederick the Great, Napoleon and Moltke, the great scientists of war, had a decided liking for the game of Chess and owed to it many an inspiration which helped them in laying out their military plans. Indeed, no other game exists which offers such complete analogies to war.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: Chess and Checkers: The Way to Mastership, 1 -- Edward Lasker, 1 -- INFORMATION ABOUT THIS E?TEXT EDITION, 1 -- Preface, 2 -- Introduction, 3 -- The History of Chess, 4 -- The History of Checkers, 5 -- PART I: THE GAME OF CHESS, 6 -- I. THE RULES OF THE GAME, 6 -- II. ELEMENTARY TACTICS, 16 -- III. GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF CHESS STRATEGY, 43 -- IV. ILLUSTRATIVE GAMES, 70 -- GAME NO. 1, 70 -- GAME NO. 2, 77 -- V. PROBLEMS, 82 -- PART II. THE GAME OF CHECKERS, 88 -- I. THE RULES OF THE GAME, 88 -- II. ELEMENTARY TACTICS, 90 -- III. THE FIVE FUNDAMENTAL POSITIONS, 94 -- THE THIRD POSITION, 99 -- IV. GENERAL PRINCIPLES AND ILLUSTRATIVE GAMES, 107 -- V. PROBLEMS, 115

 

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