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Emanuel Lasker (Second World Chess Champion) Bio

Apache15
Mar 14, 2015, 3:19 PM 0

Emanuel Lasker
Second World Chess Champion

Emanuel Lasker was the second FIDE World Chess Champion. He lived from December 24, 1868 to January 11, 1941. Lasker was a German world chess champion. He became the second world chess champion when he beat Wilhelm Steinitz in 1894 and reigned for 17 years until he was defeated by José Raúl Capablanca.

 

His opponents accused him of using a “psychological” style in which Lasker deliberately played inferior moves that were designed to confuse them. Emanuel Lasker’s preferred opening was the Exchange Variation of Ruy Lopez, which he used especially in must-win situations. He was also considered a master of openings.

 

In 1896-97 he published a chess book titled Common Sense in Chess, based on lectures he had given in London. Lasker also founded Lasker’s Chess Magazine which began in November 1904 and ran until 1909. He was also interested in the strategy game Go for a short period in 1906.

 

Lasker versus Steinitz, 1894

 

1. e4e5 2. Nf3Nc6 3. Bb5d6 4. d4Bd7 5. Nc3Nge7 6. Be3Ng6 7. Qd2Be7 8. O-O-Oa6 9. Be2ed4 10. Nd4Nd4 11. Qd4Bf6 12. Qd2Bc6 13. Nd5O-O 14. g4Re8 15. g5Bd5 16. Qd5Re5 17. Qd2Bg5 18. f4Re4 19. fg5Qe7 20. Rdf1Re3 21. Bc4Nh8 22. h4c6 23. g6d5 24. gh7Kh7 25. Bd3Kg8 26. h5Re8 27. h6g6 28. h7Kg7 29. Kb1Qe5 30. a3c5 31. Qf2c4 32. Qh4f6 33. Bf5Kf7 34. Rhg1gf5 35. Qh5Ke7 36. Rg8Kd6 37. Rf5Qe6 38. Re8Qe8 39. Rf6Kc5 40. Qh6Re7 41. Qh2Qd7 42. Qg1d4 43. Qg5Qd5 44. Rf5Qf5 45. Qf5Kd6 46. Qf6

 

 

 

 

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