By Steven Lopez
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This booklet is a facsimile reprint and will include imperfections akin to marks, notations, marginalia and unsuitable pages.
Transparent, straight forward advisor by means of famous professional coaches readers via basics of attacking and positional play, in addition to tips on how to method the endgame. the most important techniques of assessing positions and selecting strikes are tested intensive; additionally, the best way to focus on tough positions and time-trouble. 384 diagrams.
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And where was he rushing off to yesterday? The mystery deepens... Janowski leaves the hall, the players take their places, we find some seats, and the round begins! GAME 11 -- ALEKHINE VS. EM. LASKER Alekhine looks like he'll bulldoze all opposition in this tournament by all early indications. He's two-for-two going into this round, a full point ahead of everyone except Tartakower. Dr. Lasker, meanwhile, is off to a slow start. This is partially due to his first-round bye. Even so, he only managed to draw with Capablanca in Round Two.
Tartakower leads the pack! It's still a tight race, though. 5 points behind the leader; now, after three rounds the margin is unchanged. The players in the cellar are still keeping pace. We get back to the Alamac Hotel just a couple of minutes before the pairings are drawn. As Tartakower throws open the doors to the playing hall and the six of us rush in, we see Mr. Helms and the other seven masters already gathered on the stage. " Dr. Lasker says. We part company with the masters as they make their way to the stage.
A win in this round would put Lasker just a half-point behind Alekhine, while a loss would drop him even farther back in the pack. We're eagerly anticipating this game between the wily ex-World Champion and the young lion who many feel will be the next World Champion. Who do you think will win? The crowd is restless as the players shake hands with each other and sit down. Alekhine smirks to himself and almost has to sit on his hands to keep still, as he's intensely anxious to take down the great Lasker and show the world that he's ready for the ultimate challenge -- a world-title shot.