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The attacker tried to advance by way of his opponent's weaknesses; the defender had to protect these weaknesses. The most extensively calculated, the most profound plan is what a chess player took pride in and relied on to achieve the certainty of success . A player such as Lasker, who brought many makers of plans to despair, also adhe red to the methodical , the plan-like nature of chess. Because his planning w as rather defensive and because he often went for the most unsightly combina­ t io n s, Tarrasch reproached him for 'merely moving the pieces about ' .

DE TIJD 1 FEBRU A R Y 1 95 8 T H E PRO P HE T FR O M M U G G E N S T U R M Emil Josef Diemer's appearance doesn 't suggest a m an who i s prepared to have a good laugh at himself from time to time. His gaunt shape clothed in a suit clearly indicating he has given up the idea that appearances could possibly matter, his pointed beak conspicuously jutting out and a twisted grin around his toothless 28 mouth - that's how he moves about, with a slightly dancing gait. He is the type of man - we all know the sort - who is always knocking cups off the table.

The best part of the book, Sieabert Tarrasch: Lehrmeister der Schachwelt (Siegbert Tarrasch: Teacher of the Chess World), are the quotations taken from Tarrasch himself. But it is a pleasant experience to see such admiring appreciation for once. It had become too much of a fashion to revile the great educator, the ' Praeceptor Germaniae ' , as he called himself. It is true Tarrasch had the tendency to take a scientific approach to chess . His firm belief in logic made an impression of conceitedness .

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