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Emanuel Lasker A Reader

Utgivelsesdato Juli 2019
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En utrolig innholdsrik, spennende bok med masse klipp fra Emanuel Laskers mangslungne produksjon av tekster mest innenfor sjakk, men også noen biter om filosofi, matematikk og andre brettspill. Her er også mange sjakkpartier, både hans egne og andres, med Laskers kommentarer. Boka er på 400 sider og har forord av Andrew Soltis.

All teksten er på engelsk. Notasjonen i partiene er naturligvis modernisert til den algebraiske som vi bruker i dag. En gullgruve av en bok.

Forlagets egen omtale:

"I do not accept an absolute limit to my knowledge. I have a zeal to understand that refuses to die."— Emanuel Lasker, 1919

Among great chess masters, Emanuel Lasker (1868-1941) stands unique for the depth and broad scope of his intellect. Most of the game’s world champions have been single-mindedly chess-obsessed, with few outside interests. Lasker, however, was very much a polymath, making major contributions to mathematics and philosophy, plus writing on many other subjects: science, politics, economics, sociology, board games other than chess, etc. All while retaining his chess crown for nearly 27 years, and ranking among the world’s top ten for over four decades.

In this book you get a unique look at Lasker himself – both intellectually and emotionally – through a wide-ranging sampling of his works, with an emphasis on chess but also including much on other topics. A partial list:

   Lasker’s magazine London Chess Fortnightly (1892-93)
   The Hastings 1895 tournament book
   Common Sense in Chess (1896)
   Lasker’s Chess Magazine (1904-1909)
   A memorial tribute to Pillsbury, from The Chess Player’s Scrapbook (1906)
   Full coverage of the 1907 Lasker-Marshall and 1908 Lasker-Tarrasch World                         Championship  matches
   The St. Petersburg 1909 tournament book
   Lasker’s and Capablanca’s books on their 1921 title match
   The discussion of the theory of Steinitz from Lasker’s Manual of Chess
   An examination of Lasker’s endgame instruction and studies by GM Karsten Müller
   Summaries of and extensive excerpts from two of Lasker’s philosophical works, Struggle     (1907) and Die Philosophie des Unvollendbar (The Philosophy of the Unattainable,              1919), and his forgotten sociological rarity, The Community of the Future (1940)
   A discussion of Lasker’s mathematical works by Dr. Ingo Althöfer of Jena University
   A look at Lasca, a checkers-like game invented by Lasker

You are invited to enter the mind of this wide-ranging, insightful and outspoken intellect. Lasker was not always right, any more than he always won at the chess board, but he was always interesting.

Taylor Kingston has been a chess enthusiast since his teens. He holds a Class A over-the-board USCF rating, and was a correspondence master in the 1980s, but his greatest love is the game’s history. His historical articles have appeared in Chess Life, New In Chess, Inside Chess, Kingpin, and the Chess Café website. He has edited numerous books, including the 21st-century edition of Lasker’s Manual of Chess, and translations from Spanish of The Life and Games of Carlos Torre, Zurich 1953: 15 Contenders for the World Championship, and Najdorf x Najdorf. He considers the Lasker Reader to be the most challenging and interesting project he has undertaken to date.

Detaljert info
Innbundet? Nei
Type Bok
Språk Engelsk
Antall sider 400

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