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Emanuel Lasker

On the chess board lies and hypocrisy do not survive long. The creative combination lays bare the presumption of a lie; the merciless fact, culminating in a checkmate, contradicts the hypocrite. Our little chess is one of the sanctuaries, where this principle of justice has occasionally had to hide to gain sustenance and respite, after the army of mediocrities had driven it from the marketplace. And many a man, struck by injustice as, say, Socrates and Shakespeare were struck, has found justice realized on the chess board and has thereby recovered his courage and his vitality to continue to play the game of life.

Emanuel Lasker, Lasker’s Manual of Chess

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January 12, 2017 at 7:30 am

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Emanuel Lasker

You should keep in mind no names, nor numbers, nor isolated incidents, not even results, but only methods…The method produces numerous results; a few of these will remain in our memory, and as long as they remain few, they are useful to illustrate and to keep alive the rules which order a thousand results.

Emanuel Lasker, Lasker’s Manual of Chess

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November 29, 2013 at 7:30 am

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