Chess and Checkers: The Way to Mastership
by Edward Lasker
Publisher: ManyBooks 1922
Number of pages: 159
The author gives complete instructions for the beginner and valuable suggestions for the advanced player. Edward Lasker was a leading German-American chess and Go player. He published several books on American checkers, chess, and Go.
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Strategy in chess is the overall art of forming a plan. This book assumes that the reader understands the rules of chess. While it is up to the reader whether he should continue, this book lays the foundation for all great chessplayers.
The opening of a game of chess is a battle between two equally matched armies. There is no method that will secure one player a decisive advantage independent from what his opponent does. If there were, no one would play chess.
by James Mason - Horace Cox
This book is really a complete reference of all aspect of the game and suitable for beginners and casual players. Combinations are analyzed and presented in a practical way, making it easier to discover patterns and see moves ahead more clearly.
by Henry Edward Bird
This work is but a condensation of a much larger one, containing the result of what can be discovered concerning the origin and history of chess, combined with some of my own reminiscences of 46 years past both of chess play and its exponents...