This is one of the most useful and instructive books on chess ever written. It has been through at least ten reprintings and has sold out each time. It has also led to updates including "Modern Chess Strategy."
This book has taught two generations of chess players how to play forcefully and intelligently. Thousands of people, absolute novices at the game and skilled players alike, have profited from "Chess Strategy," with such famous Grandmasters as Paul Keres and Reuben Fine acclaiming it as the work which first showed them the way to successful chess.
It is assumed at the outset that the reader has no previous knowledge of the game. Strategic principles are immediately and lucidly explained, and applied to the formation of a sound "pawn skeleton" in the opening. Dr. Lasker proceeds to middle the endgame, studying objects of Attack, Backward Pawns, Weakness, Doubled pawns, Files and Diagonals, Pawn and Mixed Endings, etc. Positions taken from master play are given as examples, with extensive annotations.