Translated by J.Du Mont. A clean well preserved copy with no markings or inscriptions, 282 very clean and bright pages with chess illustrations throughout. Red boards with gilt title on cover and spine, boards are very clean and well preserved. Overall a wonderful copy. Usual toning and shelf wear should be expected. Bookseller Inventory # TSB6024
Title: Chess Strategy
Publisher: G, Bell and Sons Ltd. – London
Publication Date: 1922
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
For the average player who wants to further his enjoyment of chess while learning the essential strategic principles of the game, Edward Lasker’s “Chess Strategy” may well be the only chess book he will ever need. I recall fondly how this book enabled me and my brother to beat every kid in our high school. I’m now middle aged and am again reading the book, reviewing the various topics, and playing over the many fine example games. I find that I’m still very impressed by the author’s clear, logical, and systematic approach to the game as well as his warm and personal style. If you’ve been playing chess for awhile, but haven’t really studied the game, this book will boost your skill markedly, and with minimal effort. And even the more experienced player will find plenty of rewarding material in its many superbly chosen and annotated illustrative games taken from international grandmaster play.
Edward Lasker is the product of an earlier time, and yet his style and method are hardly dated. There are perhaps a few who may disagree with this opinion, and for them there are always the “dummy” books. But for the rest of us, there is Edward Lasker’s “Chess Strategy”, a book worthy of a place on every chess player’s shelf.