Chess and Checkers: The Way to Mastership

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Author: Edward Lasker
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 43,912 / 159 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.2
LoC Category: AG
Downloads: 11,515
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Complete instructions for the beginner and valuable suggestions for the advanced player

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The best players at present are considered to be Newell Banks and Alfred Jordan.


PART I: THE GAME OF CHESS


I


THE RULES OF THE GAME


BOARD AND MEN

The game of Chess is played by two armies who oppose each other on a square board or battlefield of sixty-four alternate white and black squares. Each army has sixteen men; one King, one Queen, two Rooks (or Castles), two Bishops, two Knights and eight Pawns. The Generals of the two armies are the two players themselves. The men of one side are of light color and are called White, those of the other side are of dark color and are called Black.

The object of the game is to capture the opposing King. When this is done the battle is ended, the side losing whose King is captured. To understand what is meant by the capture of the King it is first necessary to become acquainted with the laws according to which the different men move on the board.

To start with, the board must be placed so that

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Average Rating of 3.3 from 3 reviews: ****
2011.10.29
curtis walters
***..

The book is written well and can be understood by even the beginners. The chess section is well thought out and shows many good positions. Easy to follow, the only problem is the board layout. It is completely useless. If someone would spend the time and set up the board layouts as pics of some sort, this book would be a great read. In checkers you have to understand his way of board pieces with X's and O's for me it is not easy to follow. It just does not work. I would like to see this book redone with a complete set of modern board layouts. The few board plays I took the time to work out were great but difficult. I will some day do a complete reread of this book and do the board in a modern layout. Nice easy read but be prepared to do alot of work on reading his form of board setup.

2010.10.24
Rich Meyer
***..

I tried to read this book on my Kindle, but the formatting (mobi format) made the board examples unviewable. There was some good information in the introduction and explanation of chess, but beyond that, it was kind of useless. I may try a different format when I get the chance to see if the grids are viewable to follow the strategy examples properly.

2007.12.09
Greg Homer
****.

Until reading this book I considered myself if not a Checkers Master, at least a checkers expert. But Master Lasker (as I call him) showed me how little I really knew about winning at checkers.

The book combines basic checkers strategy with Sun Tse's 'The Art of War'. To wit:

'When you find yourself in an un-winnable position..'accidentally' hit the board with your knee, knocking the checkers willy-nilly. Then say to your opponent, "Oops--sorry. Shall we start over?"'

Didn't read the chapters on chess. Chess is too complicated.


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