Greatest Chess Minds: Emanuel Lasker - Part 3

Jun 17, 2011
23 min
Heading into the legendary tournament of St Petersburg in 1896, Lasker was considered by many (including most of his rivals) to be some what of a "fraud". One of his loudest critics, being Dr. Tarrasch, suggested that Lasker "had yet to prove himself as one of the world's best" players. Well... that was about to change! One of the most important victories along that road was against the American master, Pillsbury. A game included one of the most intersting Rook sacs of all time...