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By Jose R. Capablanca

A uncomplicated guide of chess via the grasp José Raul Capablanca, considered as one of many part dozen maximum avid gamers ever. Capablanca used to be famous specially for his technical mastery, and during this booklet he explains the basics as nobody else may. Diagrams.

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We ask him how much of an advantage it actually is to play with the White pieces. Bogo just waves the question aside as though it were unworthy of his serious consideration. "When I am White," he says, "I win because I am White. " Self-confidence or arrogance? We scratch our heads and wonder as we watch him walk away. GAME 25 -- ED. LASKER VS. JANOWSKI In looking at these two players before the game, we find a study in contrasts. Edward Lasker is his usual self, smiling and affable. He spends the few minutes between the pairing announcements and the game engaged in casual conversation with Tartakower and Reti.

The gane is about to start, and each new contest is a new chance for Janowski, a new opportunity for him to prove that he's still one of the best... AFTER THE GAME The gladiators have fought to a standstill. They shake hands at game's end and begin their analysis. As they go over the moves, Janowski checks his pocketwatch two or three times, as though he's in a hurry to get someplace. Sure enough, as soon as the post-mortem ends, Janowski jumps up, signs his scoresheet, and heads out the main door to the playing hall.

Needless to say, Savielly Tartakower has been having great fun with Dr. " Reti motions toward the hallway. "Come on! " We walk with Reti to the playing hall, but when we enter we note the absence of Dr. Lasker. Capablanca and Janowski are also among the missing. The remaining players are milling around on the stage, or conversing and using the boards to review games. Alekhine and Bogoljubow are taking great pains to avoid each other, reminding us of two dogs circling each other and baring their teeth while looking at each other out of the corners of their eyes.

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