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Play Like Emanuel Lasker

Play Like Emanuel Lasker

Emanuel Lasker was the 2nd World Champion and reigned for a record 27 years between 1894 and 1921. Find out how he did it by figuring out the moves of five of his greatest games!

  • Play Like Emanuel Lasker: Lasker vs Bauer

    One of Lasker's most famous wins was played before his time as World Champion against Austrian Master Johann Hermann Bauer. Lasker sacrificed two bishops in an amazing attack that has been mimicked in the following years by other great players.

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  • Pay Like Emanuel Lasker: Lasker vs Raadsheer

    Raadsheer was a psuedonym used frequently by the Dutch chess player Boudewijn Johannes van Trotsenburg. Lasker faced him in a simul in 1908, Lasker's quick win has been studied by students of the Caro-Kann ever since.

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  • Play Like Emanuel Lasker: Lasker vs Pirc

    Vasja Pirc was a top Yugoslavian Grandmaster and one of the originators of the defense that bears his name. In this game from 1935 Lasker made quick work of his younger opponent.

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  • Play Like Emanuel Lasker: Lasker vs Tarrasch

    Siegbert Tarrasch was one of the strongest players of the late 19th and early 20th century. He competed in a World Championship match against Lasker in 1908, which Lasker won. In 1916 they played another match, won handily by Lasker again. See if you...

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  • Play Like Emanuel Lasker: Lasker vs Delmonte

    In 1906 Lasker played a simul against many Cuban opponents including the player Enrique Delmonte. Lasker won with a stunning queen sacrifice and a quick checkmate.

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