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2nd World Champion, 1894 – 1921
Emanuel Lasker was born in Berlinchen, Germany on 24th December, 1868. He was taught chess by his elder brother, Berthold. As a child Lasker displayed a talent for both chess and mathematics. He attended a school in Berlin to develop his mathematical skills further and he later went on to study mathematics at Erlangen University. He achieved the German master title in 1889.
In 1892 he won his first important success in a small but strong tournament in London when he took first place a half a point ahead of Blackburne. Lasker then played a match against Blackburne and when he won decisively he began to think of the possibility of becoming world champion. He challenged
Tarrasch but his challenge was declined. Lasker told him that he should first win a major tournament.
Read more HERE on Chess-corner…there is also a game to play through and a link to his game collection! …..and as soon as I’ve found enough info on the Lasker-painting here, I will add the info and a link!
Try to solve this Chess puzzle here.
Read HERE about the game LASCA which Lasker invented.