An Anderssen Anecdote by Lasker
The following anecdote is from the chess column of The Pacific Monthly, vol. 7-8, 1902.
The photograph is from p.48 of Wilson's Photographic Magazine, Jan. 1911
Here is a story about the great Anderssen that our cynical little friend, Emanuel Lasker, tells in an inimitable way. Anderssen, traveling "incog.," landed at a sequestered German village and fell into conversation with a worthy who declared himself a lover of Caissa. As the local devotee and Anderssen seated themselves with a board between them the former said, "I invariably give Queen-odds when I play." The master took these odds and won, to the other player's surprise.