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Emanuel Lasker

1868 - 1941

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Emanuel Lasker (German pronunciation: [eˈmaːnuɛl ˈlaskɐ] (listen); December 24, 1868 – January 11, 1941) was a German chess player, mathematician, and philosopher who was World Chess Champion for 27 years, from 1894 to 1921, the longest reign of any officially recognised World Chess Champion in history. In his prime, Lasker was one of the most dominant champions, and he is still generally regarded as one of the strongest players in history. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emanuel Lasker has received more than 1,015,727 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Emanuel Lasker is the 7th most popular chess player (up from 8th in 2019), the 69th most popular biography from Poland (up from 70th in 2019) and the most popular Polish Chess Player.

Emanuel Lasker was a German chess player and mathematician who was the world champion for 27 years.

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Among chess players, Emanuel Lasker ranks 7 out of 374Before him are Bobby Fischer, Wilhelm Steinitz, José Raúl Capablanca, Alexander Alekhine, Mikhail Tal, and Boris Spassky. After him are Mikhail Botvinnik, Nona Gaprindashvili, Max Euwe, Tigran Petrosian, Garry Kasparov, and Anatoly Karpov.

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Among people born in 1868, Emanuel Lasker ranks 12Before him are Abdulmejid II, Constantine I of Greece, Robert Andrews Millikan, Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, and Gichin Funakoshi. After him are Arnold Sommerfeld, Peter Behrens, Robert Falcon Scott, Gertrude Bell, Fuad I of Egypt, and Gaston Leroux. Among people deceased in 1941, Emanuel Lasker ranks 14Before him are Maximilian Kolbe, Maurice Leblanc, James George Frazer, Arthur Evans, Robert Delaunay, and Frederick Banting. After him are Walther Nernst, Ioannis Metaxas, Paul Sabatier, El Lissitzky, Marina Tsvetaeva, and Hans Spemann.

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Among people born in Poland, Emanuel Lasker ranks 69 out of 1,454Before him are Albert A. Michelson (1852), Faustina Kowalska (1905), Gerhart Hauptmann (1862), Sigismund I the Old (1467), Werner von Blomberg (1878), and Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906). After him are Gustav Fechner (1801), Andrzej Sapkowski (1948), Casimir IV Jagiellon (1427), Maria Feodorovna (1759), Norbert Elias (1897), and Walther Nernst (1864).


Among chess players born in Poland, Emanuel Lasker ranks 1After him are Samuel Reshevsky (1911), Adolf Anderssen (1818), Siegbert Tarrasch (1862), Akiba Rubinstein (1880), Miguel Najdorf (1910), Johannes Zukertort (1842), Szymon Winawer (1838), Grigory Levenfish (1889), Edward Lasker (1885), Daniel Harrwitz (1823), and Valery Salov (1964).