Chess for Fun & Chess for Blood

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This book by the well-known author of Modern Chess Strategy makes a unique contribution to chess literature. Added to the purely technical contents are a number of features which make the book interesting even for those readers who do not actually play the game but are merely attracted to its sporting background.

These are chapters on Chess amenities, on the relation of chess to Science and Fine Art, on the psychological aspect of tournament Chess, etc. which form a vivid frame for the more technical parts. The examples from actual tournament games are interwoven by anecdotes about some of the great masters and by reminiscences of the authors personal encounters with them. 

Chess for Fun and Chess for Blood is the First Illustrated Chess book. The drawings interpreting the game and its men are by the noted painter, Maximilian Mopp. Many readers will especially prize his portrait of Emanuel Lasker.

General stratefic principles rather than analyses requiring memorizing are stressed throughout the book, so that even a beginner of a player of moderate experience can understand the discussion. The method of teaching is unquestionably the most interesting and most effective, because it makes the student think for himself rather than absorb the analysis of others. 

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ISBN 9784871871334
Manufacturer Ishi Press
Author/s Edward Lasker
Pages 224 pages
Publication Date Aug 20, 2019
Notation Type DN - Descriptive
Book Binding Type Paperback
Book Edition This is a Modern Reprint of a Classic Book