Emanuel Lasker

1868 - 1941

Emanuel Lasker

Emanuel Lasker (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 559,834 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 6th most popular chess player.

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Among chess players, Emanuel Lasker ranks 6 out of 256Before him are Wilhelm Steinitz, Bobby Fischer, Boris Spassky, Alexander Alekhine, and José Raúl Capablanca. After him are Mikhail Tal, Tigran Petrosian, Mikhail Botvinnik, Max Euwe, Anatoly Karpov, and Garry Kasparov.

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Among people born in 1868, Emanuel Lasker ranks 9Before him are Miklós Horthy, Fritz Haber, Karl Landsteiner, Abdulmejid II, Robert Andrews Millikan, and Constantine I of Greece. After him are Gichin Funakoshi, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, Arnold Sommerfeld, Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, Peter Behrens, and Florence Foster Jenkins. Among people deceased in 1941, Emanuel Lasker ranks 10Before him are Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Henri Bergson, Virginia Woolf, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Maximilian Kolbe, and Walther Nernst. After him are James George Frazer, Arthur Evans, Robert Delaunay, Paul Sabatier, El Lissitzky, and Maurice Leblanc.

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Among people born in Poland, Emanuel Lasker ranks 55 out of 930Before him are Krzysztof Kieślowski (1941), Maximilian Kolbe (1894), Friedrich Schleiermacher (1768), Tamara de Lempicka (1898), Władysław III of Poland (1424), and Walther Nernst (1864). After him are Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902), Lech Kaczyński (1949), Rudolf Clausius (1822), Klaus Kinski (1926), Bolesław I the Brave (967), and Gerhart Hauptmann (1862).


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

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