Berthold Lasker (1860-1928) was the older brother of Emanuel Lasker who taught Emanuel how to play when Emanuel was 11 years old. He was known as a chess hustler in Berlin in the early 1880s. As a medical doctor who lived in Berlin, he saved Emanuel Lasker’s life in 1894 when Emanuel Lasker had gastric fever and a broken blood vessel while living in England. Berthold married Else Schuler (1869-1945), a famous poet, writer, and artist, in 1894. She later divorced him in 1903. In 1902 he won the New York State chess championship.