Emanuel Lasker (December 24, 1868 – January 11, 1941) was a German chess player, mathematician, and philosopher who was World Chess Champion for 27 years. In his prime Lasker was one of the most dominant champions, and he is still generally regarded as one of the strongest players ever.
His contemporaries used to say that Lasker used a "psychological" approach to the game, and even that he sometimes deliberately played inferior moves to confuse opponents. Recent analysis, however, indicates that he was ahead of his time and used a more flexible approach than his contemporaries, which mystified many of them. Lasker knew the openings well but disagreed with many contemporary analyses. He published chess magazines and five chess books, but later players and commentators found it difficult to draw lessons from his methods.
Lasker made contributions to the development of other games. He was a first-class contract bridge player and wrote about bridge and other games, including Go and his own invention, Lasca. His books about games presented a problem which is still considered notable in the mathematical analysis of card games. Lasker was also a research mathematician who was known for his contributions to commutative algebra, which included proving the primary decomposition of the ideals of polynomial rings. On the other hand, his philosophical works and a drama that he co-authored received little attention.
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1894 New York championship 1st 8½/10 After losing the world title to Emanuel Lasker. 1895 Hastings 5th 13/21 Behind Harry Nelson Pillsbury (16½/24), Chigorin (16/21), Emanuel Lasker (15½/21), Siegbert Tarrasch (14/21) ahead of Emanuel Schiffers (12/21), Curt von Bardeleben (11½/21), Richard. 1895-96 Saint Petersburg 2nd 9½/18 Behind Emanuel Lasker (11½/18) ahead of Pillsbury (8/18) and Chigorin (7/18) ...
... Here are Lasker's results in matches ... Leipzig 6½−1½ +5 −0 =3 1890 Berthold Lasker Drew Berlin ½−½ +0 −0 =1 Play-off match 1890 Henry Edward Bird Won Liverpool 8½−3½ +7 −2 =3 1890 N.T ...
... Lasker published several books on American checkers, chess, and Go ... Championship in 1923 this result was achieved even after Lasker had to take a postponement while leading the match due to a severe kidney stone attack ... For that, Lasker was invited to participate in the legendary New York 1924 chess tournament, a double round robin featuring such world class players as Alekhine, Efim Bogoljubov, Capablanca, Emanuel Lasker, and Rét ...
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... The competitors included world champion José Raúl Capablanca and his predecessor Emanuel Lasker ... Emanuel Lasker met Alexander Alekhine, Efim Bogoljubow, Géza Maróczy, Richard Réti, Savielly Tartakower and Frederick Yates in Hamburg ... Frank Marshall, Dawid Janowski and Edward Lasker in New York ...
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