In the spring of 1895, reigning world champion Emanuel Lasker gave a series of lectures in London aimed at club players. Later that year Lasker gathered his lecture material together and wrote it up in manuscript form to be published, retaining the informal, conversational tone of the lectures.
The result was Common Sense in Chess, long regarded as a classic both during Lasker's lifetime and for generations afterwards. It is a masterpiece of compression and exposition, and in the whole of chess literature, there is nothing that quite compares with it.
Bruce Alberston has taken Lasker's classic and created a 21st century edition. The notation has been converted to algebraic and more diagrams have been added (more than 330 diagrams in total). Alberston has added seven games annotated by Lasker that were played in the Hastings Tournament of 1895.
128 pages, Published by Russell Publishing