Many years ago I read (in a Russian book) a saying

Strategy is creating true values; tactics is refuting the false ones.

which the book attributed to Emmanuel Lasker.

Does anybody know where Lasker (if it was him indeed) say that?

PS: I wish I remember what book was that.


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I suppose you meant this one:

"By positional play a master tries to prove and exploit true values, whereas by combinations he seeks to refute false values".


Most likely published in Lasker's Chess Manual (which is a great book btw).

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