Play Like A World Champion: The Lasker Years

Play Like A World Champion: The Lasker Years

Want to play like the longest reigning World Champion?

Emanuel Lasker was World Champion for a record 27 years! He defeated Steinitz and defended his title successfully five times! 

  • Learn from Lasker's matches with Steinitz, Marshall, Tarrasch, Schlechter and Janowski!
  • Learn from Lasker's amazing and modern style of play.
Lasker vs Steinitz 1894

Lasker vs Steinitz 1894

In 1894, Emanuel Lasker took the World Championship title from Wilhelm Steinitz. They played first to ten wins and Lasker won 10-5 with four draws. Check out the tactical highlights in Lasker's victory!
5 Challenges
Lasker vs Steinitz 1896

Lasker vs Steinitz 1896

In 1896 Lasker again defeated Steinitz, this time by a dominant score of 10-2 with five draws. Perhaps the best game of the match was one of Steinitz's wins in the 11th game.
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Lasker vs Marshall 1907

Lasker vs Marshall 1907

After a long break, Steinitz defended his title again, against Frank Marshall. Marshall was a brilliant player, but not as well rounded as Lasker. Lasker defended the title with an undefeated 11.5-3.5 score.
5 Challenges
Lasker vs Tarrasch 1908

Lasker vs Tarrasch 1908

Seigbert Tarrasch was one of the best players in the world in the late 1800s and early 1900s. He challenged Lasker in 1908, but Lasker again won decisively, 10.5-5.5. One highlight was Lasker's powerful attack in game 11.
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Lasker vs Schlechter 1910

Lasker vs Schlechter 1910

In 1910, Lasker played a ten-game match against Carl Schlechter. Going into the final game, Schlechter led 1-0 with eight draws. Lasker had to win a wild game on-demand to tie the match and retain his title!
5 Challenges
Lasker vs Janowski 1910

Lasker vs Janowski 1910

Months after a difficult title defense against Schlechter, Lasker played his easiest match, against the Polish Master David Janowski. Lasker dominated 8-0, sometimes turning around poor positions like in the fifth game here.
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Play Like A World Champion: The Lasker Years

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6 Lessons
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18 Challenges
Released May 27, 2020
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