Emanuel Lasker

Emanuel Lasker, (born December 24, 1868, Berlinchen, Prussia [now Barlinek, Poland]—died January 11, 1941, New York, New York, U.S.), German chess master, the world champion from 1894 to 1920, who is often regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. Lasker, the son of a Jewish cantor, first left Prussia in 1889 and only five years later won the world chess championship from Wilhelm […]