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Born Dec. 24, 1868, in Berlinchen (now Barlinek, Poland); died Jan. 13, 1941, in New York. German chess player. World champion from 1894 to 1921. Doctor of philosophy and of mathematics.
Lasker’s greatest successes were victories in world championship matches against W. Steinitz (1894, 1896–97), F. Marshall (1907), S. Tarrasch (1908), and D. M. Janowski (1909 and 1910) and tournament victories in New York (1893, 1924), St. Petersburg (1895–96, 1909, 1914), Nuremberg (1896), London (1899), Paris (1900), and Moravska Ostrava (1923). From 1934 to 1936 he lived in the USSR, having emigrated from fascist Germany; in these years he played as a representative of the USSR in international tournaments.
WORKSZdravyi smysl ν shakhmatakh. [Leningrad] 1925.
Uchebnik shakhmatnoi igry, 5th ed. Moscow, 1937.