By Emanuel Lasker

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The following is an summary of Twelve Lectures given sooner than an viewers of London chess gamers in the course of the spring of 1895. it can be considered as an try to care for all components of a online game of chess by way of assistance from normal rules. the rules laid down are deduced from issues about the nature of Chess as a struggle among brains, and their perception relies on easy evidence. Their useful operating has been illustrated by means of positions tailored to the aim, and sure to ensue over the board.

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Now B (10) (12) So nothing remains but to (11) K R B6ch. Kt4ch. KtxQ B6ch. Kt R6 checkmate. K ; 36 No. 4 The Evan's Gentlemen, gambit, which in accordance with your desire I have chosen to-night as subject of discussion, four moves: is constituted by these 1. P 2. Kt K4 KB3 Kt B P B4 B QKt4 3. 4. P K4 QB3 B4 no necessity for Black to accept the Pawn. On the contrary, if he retires with his Bishop to Kt3 in reply, he will, as White's last move has in no way furthered his develop- There is offer of the ment, gain a small but distinct advantage in position.

PxP KB3, The ; Kt (4) If Kt5, this we play (3) may lead to a tricky game, but with sound and energetic play on the part of Black, a great advantage ought to accrue to the second player, (c} is equally inadvisable, as the early advance of Pawns unbacked by pieces always is. This may be the line of play to follow : 3. 4. 5. 6. or see QB4 QB3 Q Kt3 B4 Kt3 KKt K2 Castles Kt P Q 6. KB4 Kt KB3 7. P QKt3 K3 Kt Kt B2 PxP 9. You Kt 7. 10. if P 5. 8. and K5 QB3 Kt KB3 B K2 P P B B PxP BQ2 B R3 B4 Kt5ch, White comes, without compensation, into great difficulties.

To capture it with Kt does not appear to be superior, as the Kt is not very happily placed at B4, and obstructs the KB some- what. 8. Q Kt4 Castles Here Black may defend himself by P when a very KKt3, will ensue, in which, side Pawns will furnish however, the Black White with good objects of attack. 9. difficult game K B O3 P QR3 suggest a different line of play. Black must do something to bring the White Q side under a certain pressure, as otherwise White would gratuitously obtain a good K side attack.

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