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Emanuel Lasker
Lasker 
 
Number of games in database: 1,158
Years covered: 1889 to 1940

Overall record: +380 -84 =176 (73.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 518 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (186) 
    C68 C62 C66 C67 C77
 French Defense (82) 
    C11 C12 C13 C01 C14
 French (57) 
    C11 C12 C13 C10 C00
 King's Gambit Accepted (52) 
    C39 C33 C38 C37 C35
 Sicilian (48) 
    B45 B34 B40 B32 B44
 King's Gambit Declined (35) 
    C30 C31 C32
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (109) 
    C65 C66 C67 C77 C80
 Orthodox Defense (50) 
    D53 D63 D52 D50 D60
 Giuoco Piano (31) 
    C50 C53 C54
 Queen's Pawn Game (30) 
    D05 D00 D02 D04 A46
 Sicilian (29) 
    B34 B73 B32 B33 B45
 Four Knights (21) 
    C49 C47 C48
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 1-0
   Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 1-0
   Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 0-1
   Lasker vs W Napier, 1904 1-0
   Marshall vs Lasker, 1907 0-1
   Euwe vs Lasker, 1934 0-1
   Lasker vs Steinitz, 1894 1-0
   Lasker vs Schlechter, 1910 1-0
   Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896 0-1
   Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1908 0-1

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   Lasker - Steinitz World Championship (1894)
   Lasker - Steinitz World Championship Rematch (1896)
   Lasker - Marshall World Championship Match (1907)
   Lasker - Tarrasch World Championship Match (1908)
   Lasker - Janowski World Championship Match (1910)
   Lasker - Schlechter World Championship Match (1910)
   Lasker - Capablanca World Championship Match (1921)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Lasker - Bird (1890)
   Nuremberg (1896)
   Lasker - Blackburne (1892)
   St. Petersburg 1895/96 (1895)
   Paris (1900)
   London (1899)
   Lasker - Janowski (1909)
   St Petersburg (1914)
   New York (1924)
   Maehrisch-Ostrau (1923)
   St. Petersburg (1909)
   Moscow (1925)
   Hastings (1895)
   Cambridge Springs (1904)
   Zurich (1934)

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   All Hail Emanuel by iron maiden
   Treasure's Ark by Gottschalk
   World Champion - Lasker (I.Linder/V.Linder) by Qindarka
   World Champions A-Z part 2 Lasker by kevin86
   Lasker vs the World Champions Decisive Games by visayanbraindoctor

GAMES ANNOTATED BY LASKER: [what is this?]
   Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909
   Rubinstein vs Salwe, 1908
   Spielmann vs Rubinstein, 1909
   Tartakower vs Schlechter, 1909
   A Fritz vs J Mason, 1883
   >> 81 GAMES ANNOTATED BY LASKER


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EMANUEL LASKER
(born Dec-24-1868, died Jan-11-1941, 72 years old) Germany

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Emanuel Lasker was the second official World Chess Champion, reigning for a record 27 years after he defeated the first World Champion, Wilhelm Steinitz, in 1894.

Statistician Jeff Sonas of Chessmetrics writes, "if you look across players' entire careers, there is a significant amount of statistical evidence to support the claim that Emanuel Lasker was, in fact, the most dominant player of all time." http://en.chessbase.com/post/the-gr... By Sonas' reckoning, Lasker was the No. 1 player in the world for a total of 24.3 years between 1890 and 1926.

Background

He was born (on the same date as Richard Teichmann) in what was then Berlinchen (literally "little Berlin") in Prussia, and which is now Barlinek in Poland. In 1880, he went to school in Berlin, where he lived with his older brother Berthold Lasker, who was studying medicine, and who taught him how to play chess. By Chessmetrics' analysis, Berthold was one of the world's top ten players in the early 1890s.

Tournaments

Soon after Lasker obtained his abitur in Landsberg an der Warthe, now a Polish town named Gorzow Wielkopolski, the teenager's first tournament success came when he won the Café Kaiserhof's annual Winter tournament 1888/89, winning all 20 games. Soon afterwards, he tied with Emil von Feyerfeil with 12/15 (+11 -2 =2) at the second division tournament of the sixth DSB Congress in Breslau, defeating von Feyerfeil in the one game play-off.* Also in 1889, he came second with 6/8 (+5 -1 =2) behind Amos Burn at the Amsterdam "A" (stronger) tournament, ahead of James Mason and Isidor Gunsberg, two of the strongest players of that time. In 1890 he finished third in Graz behind Gyula Makovetz and Johann Hermann Bauer, then shared first prize with his brother Berthold in a tournament in Berlin. In spring 1892, he won two tournaments in London, the second and stronger of these without losing a game. At New York 1893, he won all thirteen games, one of a small number of significant tournaments in history in which a player achieved a perfect score. Wikipedia article: List of world records in chess#Perfect tournament and match scores

After Lasker won the title, he answered his critics who considered that the title match was by an unproven player against an aging champion by being on the leader board in every tournament before World War I, including wins at St Petersburg in 1895-96, Nurenberg 1896, London 1899, Paris 1900 ahead of Harry Nelson Pillsbury (by two points with a score of +14 −1 =1), Trenton Falls 1906, and St Petersburg in 1914. He also came 3rd at Hastings 1895 (this relatively poor result possibly occurring during convalescence after nearly dying from typhoid fever), 2nd at Cambridge Springs in 1904, and =1st at the Chigorin Memorial tournament in St Petersburg in 1909. In 1918, a few months after the war, Lasker won a quadrangular tournament in Berlin against Akiba Rubinstein, Carl Schlechter and Siegbert Tarrasch.

After he lost the title in 1921, Lasker remained in the top rank of players, winning at Maehrisch-Ostrau (1923) ahead of Richard Reti, Ernst Gruenfeld, Alexey Sergeevich Selezniev, Savielly Tartakower, and Max Euwe. His last tournament win was at New York 1924, where he scored 80% and finished 1.5 points ahead of Jose Raul Capablanca, followed by Alexander Alekhine and Frank James Marshall. In 1925, he came 2nd at Moscow behind Efim Bogoljubov and ahead of Capablanca, Marshall, Tartakower, and Carlos Torre Repetto. There followed a long hiatus from chess caused by his intention to retire from the game, but he re-emerged in top-class chess in 1934, placing 5th in Zurich behind Alekhine, Euwe, Salomon Flohr and Bogoljubow and ahead of Ossip Bernstein, Aron Nimzowitsch, and Gideon Stahlberg. In Moscow in 1935, Lasker finished in an undefeated third place, a half point behind Mikhail Botvinnik and Flohr and ahead of Capablanca, Rudolf Spielmann, Ilia Abramovich Kan, Grigory Levenfish, Andre Lilienthal, and Viacheslav Ragozin. Reuben Fine hailed the 66-year-old Lasker's performance as "a biological miracle". In 1936, Lasker placed 6th in Moscow and finished his career later that year at Nottingham when he came =7th with 8.5/14 (+6 -3 =5), his last-round game being the following stylish win: Lasker vs C H Alexander, 1936.

Matches

Non-title matches 1889 saw his long career in match play commence, one which only ceased upon relinquishing his title in 1921. He won nearly of his matches, apart from a few drawn mini-matches, including a drawn one-game play-off match against his brother Berthold in Berlin in 1890, losing only exhibition matches with Mikhail Chigorin, Carl Schlechter and Marshall, and a knight-odds match against Nellie Showalter, Jackson Showalter's wife. In 1889, he defeated Curt von Bardeleben (+1 =2) and in 1889-90 he beat Jacques Mieses (+5 =3). In 1890, he defeated Henry Edward Bird (+7 -2 =3) and Nicholas Theodore Miniati (+3 =2 -0), and in 1891 he beat Francis Joseph Lee (+1 =1) and Berthold Englisch (+2 =3). 1892 and 1893 saw Lasker getting into his stride into the lead up to his title match with Steinitz, beating Bird a second time (5-0) Lasker - Bird (1892) , Joseph Henry Blackburne (+6 =4), Jackson Whipps Showalter (+6 -2 =2) and Celso Golmayo Zupide (+2 =1). In 1892, Lasker toured and played a series of mini-matches against leading players in the Manhattan, Brooklyn and Franklin Chess Clubs. At the Manhattan Chess Club, he played a series of three-game matches, defeating James Moore Hanham, Gustave Simonson, David Graham Baird, Charles B Isaacson, Albert Hodges, Eugene Delmar, John S Ryan and John Washington Baird of the 24 games he played against these players he won 21, losing one to Hodges and drawing one each with Simonson and Delmar. At the Brooklyn Chess Club, Lasker played two mini-matches of two games each, winning each game against Abel Edward Blackmar and William M De Visser, and drew the first game of an unfinished match against Philip Richardson. Lasker finished 1892 at the Franklin Chess Club by playing 5 mini-matches of two games each against its leading players, winning every game against Dionisio M Martinez, Alfred K Robinson, Gustavus Charles Reichhelm and Hermann G Voigt and drawing a match (+1 -1) with Walter Penn Shipley. Shipley offered cash bonuses if he could stipulate the openings and taking up the challenge, Lasker played the Two Knight's Defense and won in 38 moves, while in the second game, Shipley won as Black in 24 moves against Lasker playing the White end of a Vienna Gambit, Steinitz variation (Opening Explorer). Shipley, who counted both Lasker and Steinitz as his friends, was instrumental in arranging the Philadelphia leg of the Lasker-Steinitz match, that being games 9, 10 and 11. 29 years later, Shipley was also the referee of Lasker’s title match with Capablanca. In 1892-3, Lasker also played and won some other matches against lesser players including Andres Clemente Vazquez (3-0), A Ponce (first name Albert) (2-0) and Alfred K Ettlinger (5-0). Also in 1893, Mrs. Nellie Showalter, wife of Jackson Showalter and one of the leading women players in the USA, defeated Lasker 5-2 in a match receiving Knight odds.

These matches pushed Lasker to the forefront of chess, and after being refused a match by Tarrasch, he defeated Steinitz for the world title in 1894 after spreadeagling the field at New York 1893. While he was World Champion, Lasker played some non-title matches, the earliest of which was a six-game exhibition match against Chigorin in 1903 which he lost 2.5-3.5 (+1 -2 =3); the match was intended as a rigorous test of the Rice Gambit, which was the stipulated opening in each game. In the midst of his four title defenses that were held between 1907 and 1910, Lasker played and won what appears to have been a short training match against Abraham Speijer (+2 =1) in 1908. Also in 1908, he played another Rice Gambit-testing match, this time against Schlechter, again losing, this time by 1-4 (+0 =2 -3), apparently prompting a rethink of the Rice Gambit as a viable weapon.** In 1909 he drew a short match (2 wins 2 losses) against David Janowski and several months later they played a longer match that Lasker easily won (7 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss). Lasker accepted a return match and they played a title match in 1910 (details below). In 1914, he drew a 2 game exhibition match against Bernstein (+1 -1) and in 1916, he defeated Tarrasch in another, clearly non-title, match by 5.5-0.5. After Lasker lost his title in 1921, he is not known to have played another match until he lost a two-game exhibition match (=1 -1) against Marshall in 1940, a few months before he died. A match between Dr. Lasker and Dr. Vidmar had been planned for 1925, but it did not eventuate.***

World Championship matches The Lasker - Steinitz World Championship (1894) was played in New York, Philadelphia, and Montreal. Lasker won with 10 wins, 5 losses and 4 draws. Lasker also won the Lasker - Steinitz World Championship Rematch (1896), played in Moscow, with 10 wins, 2 losses, and 5 draws. At one stage when Rudolf Rezso Charousek ‘s star was in the ascendant, Lasker was convinced he would eventually play a title match with the Hungarian master; unfortunately, Charousek died from tuberculosis in 1900, aged 26, before this could happen. As it turned out, he did not play another World Championship for 11 years until the Lasker - Marshall World Championship Match (1907), which was played in New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore, Chicago, Memphis. Lasker won this easily, remaining undefeated with 8 wins and 7 draws.

After a prolonged period of somewhat strained relations due to Tarrasch’s refusal of Lasker’s offer for a match, Lasker accepted Tarrasch’s challenge for the title, and the Lasker - Tarrasch World Championship Match (1908) was played in Düsseldorf and Munich, with Lasker winning with 8 wins 3 losses and five draws. In 1910, Lasker came close to losing his title when he was trailing by a full point at the tenth and last game of the Lasker - Schlechter World Championship Match (1910) (the match being played in Vienna and Berlin); Schlechter held the advantage and could have drawn the game with ease on several occasions, however, he pursued a win, ultimately blundering a Queen endgame to relinquish his match lead and allow Lasker to retain the title. Some months later, the Lasker - Janowski World Championship Match (1910) - played in Berlin - was Lasker’s final successful defense of his title, winning with 8 wins and 3 draws.

In 1912 Lasker and Rubinstein, agreed to play a World Championship match in the fall of 1914 but the match was cancelled when World War I broke out. The war delayed all further title match negotiations until Lasker finally relinquished his title upon resigning from the Lasker - Capablanca World Championship Match (1921) in Havana while trailing by four games.

Life, legacy and testimonials

Lasker’s extended absences from chess were due to his pursuit of other activities, including mathematics and philosophy. He spent the last years of the 19th century writing his doctorate. Between 1902 and 1907, he played only at Cambridge Springs, using his time in the US. It was during this period that he introduced the notion of a primary ideal, which corresponds to an irreducible variety and plays a role similar to prime powers in the prime decomposition of an integer. He proved the primary decomposition theorem for an ideal of a polynomial ring in terms of primary ideals in a paper Zur Theorie der Moduln und Ideale published in volume 60 of Mathematische Annalen in 1905. A commutative ring R is now called a 'Lasker ring' if every ideal of R can be represented as an intersection of a finite number of primary ideals. Lasker's results on the decomposition of ideals into primary ideals was the foundation on which Emmy Noether built an abstract theory which developed ring theory into a major mathematical topic and provided the foundations of modern algebraic geometry. Noether's Idealtheorie in Ringbereichen (1921) was of fundamental importance in the development of modern algebra, generalising Lasker's results by giving the decomposition of ideals into intersections of primary ideals in any commutative ring with ascending chain condition.****

After Lasker lost his title, he spent a considerable amount of time playing bridge and intended to retire. However, he returned to chess in the mid-thirties as he needed to raise money after the Nazis had confiscated his properties and life savings. After the tournament in Moscow in 1936, the Laskers were encouraged to stay on and Emanuel accepted an invitation to become a member of the Moscow Academy of Science to pursue his mathematical studies, with both he and his wife, Martha, taking up permanent residence in Moscow. At this time, he also renounced his German citizenship and took on Soviet citizenship. Although Stalin's purges prompted the Laskers to migrate to the USA in 1937, it is unclear whether they ever renounced their Soviet citizenship.

Lasker was friends with Albert Einstein who wrote the introduction to the posthumous biography Emanuel Lasker, The Life of a Chess Master by Dr. Jacques Hannak (1952), writing: Emanuel Lasker was undoubtedly one of the most interesting people I came to know in my later years. We must be thankful to those who have penned the story of his life for this and succeeding generations. For there are few men who have had a warm interest in all the great human problems and at the same time kept their personality so uniquely independent.

Lasker published several chess books but as he was also a mathematician, games theorist, philosopher and even playwright, he published books in all these fields, except for the play which was performed on only one occasion. As a youth, his parents had recognised his potential and sent him to study in Berlin where he first learned to play serious chess. After he graduated from high school, he studied mathematics and philosophy at the universities in Berlin, Göttingen and Heidelberg. Lasker died in the Mount Sinai Hospital, New York in 1941, aged 72, and was buried in the Beth Olom Cemetery in Queens. He was survived by his wife and his sister, Lotta. On May 6, 2008, Dr. Lasker was among the first 40 German sportsmen to be elected into the "Hall of Fame des Deutschen Sports".

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"It is not possible to learn much from him. One can only stand and wonder." - <Max Euwe> Euwe lost all three of his games against Lasker, the most lopsided result between any two world champions.

"My chess hero" - <Viktor Korchnoi>

"The greatest of the champions was, of course, Emanuel Lasker" - <Mikhail Tal>

"Lies and hypocrisy do not survive for long on the chessboard. The creative combination lies bare the presumption of a lie, while the merciless fact, culminating in a checkmate, contradicts the hypocrite." – <Emanuel Lasker>

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* E von Feyerfeil vs Lasker, 1889** http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/... *** User: Karpova: Emanuel Lasker (kibitz #1449) ****http://www.gap-system.org/~history/...

Sources: Article about Lasker by J J O'Connor and E F Robertson http://www.gap-system.org/~history/...; Obituary from the Times of London: http://www.gap-system.org/~history/...

Notes Lasker played on the following consultation chess teams Em. Lasker / MacDonnell, Lasker / Taubenhaus, Em. Lasker / Maroczy, Em. Lasker / I Rice, Em. Lasker / Barasz / Breyer, Lasker / Pillsbury, Lasker / Chigorin / Marshall / Teichmann, Emanuel Lasker / William Ward-Higgs, Emanuel Lasker / Heinrich Wolf, Emanuel Lasker / Hermann Keidanski & L Lasker Em / Lasek.

Wikipedia article: Emanuel Lasker
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Last updated: 2017-05-31 19:52:26

 page 1 of 47; games 1-25 of 1,165  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lasker vs Von Popiel 0-1211889Berlin gameC26 Vienna
2. J Mieses vs Lasker 0-1281889Berlin (Germany)C25 Vienna
3. A Reif vs Lasker 0-1131889Breslau Hauptturnier AA02 Bird's Opening
4. V Tietz vs Lasker 0-1401889Breslau Hauptturnier AC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
5. L Mabillis vs Lasker 0-1241889Hauptturnier Winners' GroupC60 Ruy Lopez
6. Lasker vs Lipke 1-0471889Hauptturnier Winners' GroupC26 Vienna
7. E von Feyerfeil vs Lasker 1-0421889Hauptturnier Winners' GroupC30 King's Gambit Declined
8. E von Feyerfeil vs Lasker 0-1471889Hauptturnier play-offD00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Lasker vs J Bauer 1-0381889AmsterdamA03 Bird's Opening
10. Lasker vs A van Foreest 1-0501889AmsterdamA04 Reti Opening
11. Loman vs Lasker 0-1221889AmsterdamC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
12. R Leather vs Lasker 0-1561889AmsterdamA07 King's Indian Attack
13. L Van Vliet vs Lasker 1-0241889AmsterdamC41 Philidor Defense
14. Gunsberg vs Lasker 0-1351889AmsterdamC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
15. Lasker vs J Mason ½-½381889AmsterdamC47 Four Knights
16. Lasker vs Burn ½-½151889AmsterdamC01 French, Exchange
17. Von Bardeleben vs Lasker ½-½271889Lasker - Bardeleben mD53 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Lasker vs Von Bardeleben 1-0471889Lasker - Bardeleben mB06 Robatsch
19. Von Bardeleben vs Lasker 1-0501889Lasker - Bardeleben mC26 Vienna
20. Lasker vs J Mieses 1-0371889Lasker - Mieses 1889/90A84 Dutch
21. J Mieses vs Lasker ½-½601889Lasker - Mieses 1889/90C25 Vienna
22. Lasker vs J Mieses ½-½701890Lasker - Mieses 1889/90D21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
23. J Mieses vs Lasker 0-1431890Lasker - Mieses 1889/90C25 Vienna
24. J Mieses vs Lasker ½-½331890Lasker - Mieses 1889/90C25 Vienna
25. Lasker vs J Mieses 1-0301890Lasker - Mieses 1889/90D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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Dec-24-17  Cheapo by the Dozen: My grandmother reported meeting Lasker when she was a girl (evidently multiple times, I think one year on summer vacation). He was nice. He played Muehle with her. :)
Dec-24-17
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  Lambda: <so why did lasker get bad ad 1921>

Post-war blues. In particular, he put all his money into German war bonds, so it bankrupted him.

Although he still played very accurately in the 1921 match. If his opponent had been anything other than Capablanca at the peak of his powers, it would probably have gone differently. It's such a pity they didn't play a match a little earlier. An extended bout of the practical play of Lasker trying to break down the effortless accuracy of Capablanca, both at their best maybe around 1916-ish would be something special.

Dec-24-17  devere: Perhaps partly for climate reasons in those days before air conditioning was widespread, Capablanca was unbeatable in Cuba. Borislav Kostic played Capa 10 classical games in the years 1916-1919. The 5 games in New York and the UK were all draws. The 5 games in Cuba were all wins for Capablanca. Capablanca may still have defeated Lasker if they had played in New York, but I think it would have been a closer match.

And I think that if Capablanca had insisted on defending his title only in Cuba, he may still have been World Champion when he died.

Dec-24-17  Cibator: <KnightVBishop: Biruni is interesting it always fascinated me how the Islamic World was once the center of math and science in the world for centuries and then somehow in the 1500s-1600s with the rise of Galileo, Kepler, and of course Newton, suddenly Europe became the dominant center for science it somehow completely shifted from the Islamic world to Europe and I don't know why that happened> Probably a knock-on effect from the Ottoman Turks' conquest of Baghdad (the main Arab centre of learning) in 1534. They might have been unstoppable militarily, but the Turks were no intellectuals; they did little to foster learning for its own sake, and originated practically nothing of lasting value. (And just look at how they're heading relentlessly backwards even now, with Erdogan having become a Sultan/Caliph in all but name.)
Dec-25-17
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  andrewjsacks: We say happy birthday to one of the all-time greats of chess.
Dec-25-17
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  Magpye: To me, Lasker was the Greatest of all time!

Happy birthday, Champ!

Jan-06-18
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  MissScarlett: Three more new Lasker games, from C.N. 10694. I'll submit them, but I don't understand why the simul date appears thus: <15 [sic] June 1908>. Do the provided articles not mention the date? Is Winter indicating that he's relying on the date given for the simul in Whyld's book?
Jan-06-18
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  TheFocus: I don't know why Winter doesn't know that Lasker wrote this:

<On June 15 I visited Pilsen, famous for its beer. Of course, I saw the brewery, a very extensive manufacturing place, with a veritable labyrinth of cellars. Bravely toiling through them, our party – we were five – were finally rewarded by the freshest glasses of Pilsen beer of that variety than can only be had at Pilsen. I played in the evening with Germans and Czechs, usually bitter opponents, but here, at least, tolerant of each other. I won eighteen, lost three, drew four. Then I went to Prague, to meet Schlechter, in order to play a few analytical Rice Gambit parties – Lasker in Lasker’s Chess Magazine, July 1908, pg. 98.>

I'll accept Lasker's date. He details his trip in a series of article called <MY JOURNEY>. June 15 is not "circa", it is exact.

Jan-07-18
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  MissScarlett: The only issue now is [Site "Pilsen AUH"] or [Site "Plzen AUH"].

<Then I went to Prague, to meet Schlechter, in order to play a few analytical Rice Gambit parties.>

What does Lasker say about these? Whyld reports that the score was supposedly +2 -0 =3 in Schlechter's favour but that Lasker gave another impression.

Jan-07-18
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  MissScarlett: <Do the provided articles not mention the date? Is Winter indicating that he's relying on the date given for the simul in Whyld's book?>

Now I see that the article gives June 14, and it's to this discrepancy that Winter was drawing attention, albeit he should have done so explicitly. It's unclear if Whyld's dating of the 15th solely relied on Lasker.

Jan-07-18
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  TheFocus: Whyld has these exhibitions listed:

June 3 - Regensburg (+18=0-2)
June 6 - Leiden (+20=5-0)
June 8 - Scheveningen - (+19=6-1)
June 9 - Rotterdam - (+20=4-1)
June 11 - Duisberg - (+23=0-3)
June 13 - Stuttgart - (+19=4-2)
June 15 - <Pisen> - (+18=4-3)

Whyld overlooks the exhibition on June 4 at Cologne, with Lasker scoring +24=2-0.

Lasker mentions these, and the above dates match his articles.

Lasker says Pilsen, home of a famous brewery, or breweries.

Jan-07-18
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  MissScarlett: I went with <Plzen>. I was interested in what Lasker said of the Rice Gambit games.
Jan-07-18
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  TheFocus: Do you not have a library of books in which to check for yourself? Perhaps you only work with online sources?

If that is so, I may not want to see your Capablanca book.

But, to be throwing you a bone or two:

<The Rice Gambit match with Schlechter lasted ten days. We played with the slow time limit of ten moves an hour, which practically makes the control by clock superfluous. Schlechter brought to the task all his fine position judgment, his wealth of ideas, his crystal-clear analysis of threat and defense. He chose the Jasnogrodsky variation, which he admitted to be the only one that could put the soundness of the gambit in question.

In reply to Napier’s 16…Re8, I tried the 17. Bg3 move, but it was found wanting, because the square e3 becomes weak and the Rook can enter there with pernicious effect. The natural continuation by Na3 and Qf1 was found much stronger, in fact, Schlechter could make no headway against it, except in the last game. There is now no doubt that after …Qxd5, Black’s strongest maneuver is …Kc8, b6 (or …b5 according to circumstances) and …Kb7.

Mr. Rice could, unfortunately, not be present. His own comment on the games is still outstanding. It is unknown whether the pressure of business or the care for his health has caused him to pay so little attention to the game he loves, but it is a fact that upon his present trip to Europe he has rarely been in the company of chess players> Lasker’s Chess Magazine, July 1908, pg. 98.

Jan-07-18
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  zanzibar: One advantage of using online sources is that they're accessible to *everyone*, anytime.

Then you don't have to be beholden to another researcher who might have access to the source, lording it over you.

Or not helping you at all.

Or promising to help, and ultimately not helping.

As the case may be.

.

Jan-07-18
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  Check It Out: <zanzi > isn’t that <Abdel Irada>’s custom logo from his Moral Intelligence website?
Jan-07-18
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  zanzibar: <Check It Out> yep, part of the end/beginning of year tribute series.
Jan-07-18
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  TheFocus: <zanzibar: One advantage of using online sources is that they're accessible to *everyone*, anytime.

Then you don't have to be beholden to another researcher who might have access to the source, lording it over you.>

Behave. <MissScarlett> knows that I was joking around. I have never hesitated to share things with him when he asked. (Or she, I am not sure.) I like <MissScarlett>, considering him one of the best researchers on the site, if not second-best. I have already stated, and I was being truthful, that in my books, I have given credit as the source of some things to <MissScarlett> of chessgames.com. If he finds many more things that benefit me, I may have to give him complimentary copies.

<Or not helping you at all. Or promising to help, and ultimately not helping. As the case may be.>

And sometimes, there is a reason that someone decided not to share something, like a perceived slight or insult. Why help someone who does that, and no, I don't remember who caused that, just that it did.

Jan-07-18
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  zanzibar: <with him> or <with her>

In either case, somewhat selective.

<And sometimes, there is a reason that someone decided not to share something, like a perceived slight or insult. Why help someone who does that, and no, I don't remember who caused that, just that it did.>

Yeah, reminds me of jr HS.

Jan-07-18
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  TheFocus: <zanzabar> That kind of petty, smarmy-ass attitude is why I don't go out of my way to provide stuff.

I don't have to explain to you, or anybody on this site, what I decide to do, what I post, or what I decide to contribute anywhere.

And if <MissScarlett> was acting like you, I wouldn't have paid any attention to her requests either.

Politeness is rewarded with politeness.

Pettiness is rewarded with dismissal, as in, I wouldn't even consider helping someone with an attitude.

Jan-07-18
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  TheFocus: <MissScarlett: <Do the provided articles not mention the date? Is Winter indicating that he's relying on the date given for the simul in Whyld's book?>

<Now I see that the article gives June 14, and it's to this discrepancy that Winter was drawing attention, albeit he should have done so explicitly. It's unclear if Whyld's dating of the 15th solely relied on Lasker.>

The first game has the 14, but the next two have the 15th. Clearly a typo. Winter can calm down.

Lasker says the 15th, and I do too.

Jan-07-18
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  zanzibar: <<Focus> That kind of petty, smarmy-ass attitude is why I don't go out of my way to provide stuff.>

No, sorry 'bout that, but you're the petty, smarmy one.

I recall a promise you made about 4 missing pages in ACM (?), and after a couple of times reminding you of the promise you reneged - and pulled the same lame crap about having your feelings hurt - even though you couldn't remember how, why or when.

In point of fact you just fell down and invented stuff to cover.

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Jan-07-18
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  TheFocus: <zanzibar: <<Focus> That kind of petty, smarmy-ass attitude is why I don't go out of my way to provide stuff.>

<No, sorry 'bout that, but you're the petty, smarmy one.

I recall a promise you made about 4 missing pages in ACM (?), and after a couple of times reminding you of the promise you reneged - and pulled the same lame crap about having your feelings hurt - even though you couldn't remember how, why or when.

In point of fact you just fell down and invented stuff to cover.>

I don't answer to you.

Jan-07-18
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  zanzibar: <<Focus> Do you not have a library of books in which to check for yourself? Perhaps you only work with online sources?

If that is so, I may not want to see your Capablanca book.>

This sounds kinda swarmy to me.

Jan-07-18
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  zanzibar: Such a helpful bloke...

Biographer Bistro (kibitz #14339)

... with such sensitive feelings.

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Jan-07-18
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  TheFocus: <zanzibar: <<Focus> Do you not have a library of books in which to check for yourself? Perhaps you only work with online sources? If that is so, I may not want to see your Capablanca book.>

<This sounds kinda swarmy to me.>

Then I guess you missed this post from the Fischer page a couple of days ago, also said in a joking manner:

<TheFocus: <MissScarlett: <For most of 2017, I have been writing 12-16 hours a day.> Then another 3-4 hours making corrections.>

You're cute, sweetheart.

I notice you have added some corrections to some posts I did.

Just remember, the majority of the corrections you are making are for mistakes made by other writers. I just happen to repeat what they have written, trusting that they do their personal research better.

But I do appreciate the work that you do. You are top-notch. Not as good as me, but you may make it one day.

Anyway, I will have to add your real name before publication if you want the credit. Throughout some of my books I inputted "credit goes to <MissScarlett> of CeeGee for this find."

How is your Capablanca coming along?>

And her follow-up answer was humorous.

Do you think I am going to give someone praise as one of the best historians on the site one day, and then go jerk the next time that person asks me something of a historical matter? GFOH

Do you think I want to credit her in a book unless I was sincere?

I also nominated <MissScarlett> as Best Historian at the Caissars. I hope she wins.

I doubt she thinks I was being smarmy or condescending.

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