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TheBirdman33
Member since Dec-17-21 · Last seen Mar-25-22
"Of my 57 years, I’ve applied at least 30 to forgetting most of what I've learned or read, and since I succeeded in this I have acquired a certain ease and cheer which I should never again like to be without." --EMANUEL LASKER

Emanuel Lasker

(born Dec-24-1868, died Jan-11-1941, 72 years old) Germany [what is this?]
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 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.

https://lasker-gesellschaft.de/

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   TheBirdman33 has kibitzed 97 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Mar-20-22 J M Fuentes vs Alekhine, 1945
 
TheBirdman33: <caisso> What eval does your engine give? The position is very drawish, maybe minute chances for White, but I suspect Fuentes offered a draw and the great Alekhine accepted.
 
   Mar-16-22 jessicafischerqueen chessforum (replies)
 
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   Feb-28-22 playground player chessforum (replies)
 
TheBirdman33: I couldn't help myself! Which, ironically, is another one - the recent chessforum activity page holds no prisoners, jess sayin' Maybe I should seek help?
 
   Feb-27-22 Firouzja vs Aronian, 2021
 
TheBirdman33: This probably being the last round of the day the players (will check that out and add it) must have been very tired, but 15...Qc8 must be a big questionmark move, 21...Be4 is a blunder, really, as white can snap the B off with the rook, after which Nf5 is the killer, forcing ...
 
   Feb-26-22 chessgames.com chessforum (replies)
 
TheBirdman33: Sorry to run a few weeks late following my latest post here - I am involved in a legal procedure that caught me by surprise --all is well now though-- but I had to stay away from any distractions for a while in order to get a grip and run things smoothly. <Jessica> Thanks
 
   Feb-07-22 Biographer Bistro (replies)
 
TheBirdman33: <Tab><Susan> There seems to be a misunderstanding-- I am not after <caisso>'s job, and I realize that the duplicates in the new uploads are the main pressing issue currently, but for that I am not qualified; I <only> volunteered to assist (first learn ...
 
   Feb-05-22 Alexander Rueb
 
TheBirdman33: <Telemus> Thanks a lot for that link -- as can be read from Max Euwe's eulogy, <Rueb> is always spelled like this, not with U-umlaut < ü >.
 
   Feb-05-22 Markus Kappe (replies)
 
TheBirdman33: Markus Kappe: Das vergessene Schachgenie (The forgotten Chess Genius) https://de.chessbase.com/post/marku... "Strategically the best in the world in his age group" <Markus Kappe> beat both Nigel Short, as well as Garri Kasparov, at the 1977 Cadet (U17) World Championship ...
 
   Feb-03-22 United States Championship (1946) (replies)
 
TheBirdman33: Reshevsky wins the US Championship with a staggering 16/18 score... The TPR adjusted for inflation must surely be insane!
 
   Feb-03-22 Kashdan vs A Asgeirsson, 1937
 
TheBirdman33: How instructive the way Mr Kashdan develops the light pieces after 1.d4 b5 -- a Polish Defense system. At first I thought the resignation was rather premature, yes there are two pieces attacked by the Queen, but after castles and Queen takes Knight, and Nb6-d5, the white queen ...
 
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