Volume 1 of our new trilogy on the perhaps most fascinating chess-player of all time.Dr. Emanuel Lasker, cosmopolitan World chess champion for 27 years, accomplished mathematician, at home in five different countries, author, philosopher, psychologist and expert in all kinds of games, is portrayed in this splendid 464-page volume with hundreds of often rare photographs. Born into poor Polish-German-Jewish circumstances, he lived a life full of struggles. His unprecedented victories stunned the chess world, yet brought him only temporary riches.
A beautiful book , with essays by leading experts, about a unique figure, whose intellectual horizon and ambitions went far beyond the 64 squares.
001 Chapter 1 - A Biographical Compass: Part 1 (Michael Negele)
051 Chapter 2 - Ancestors, Family, and Childhood (Wolfgang Kamm and Tomasz Lissowski)
101 Chapter 3 - Lasker in Great Britain (Tony Gillam)
145 Chapter 4 - Lasker: The American Views (John Hilbert)
187 Chapter 5 - Lasker and Mathematics (Joachim Rosenthal)
223 Chapter 6 - Lasker's Endgame Studies (Jürgen Fleck)
239 Chapter 7 - Lasker's Chess Problems (Ralf Binnewirtz)
257 Chapter 8 - The Battle Lasker vs. Tarrasch (Raj Tischbierek)
329 Chapter 9 - Dominator of the Chess World (Mihail Marin)