Lasker 150th

December 24, 2018 marks the 150th anniversary of World Champion Emanuel Lasker's birth. 

Lasker won the World Championship by defeating Wilhelm Steinitz in an 1894 match held in New York City, Philadelphia, and -- for games 12-19 -- Montreal.

Here is the final game of that match, along with fragments from other games from the match, and comments from both Lasker and Steinitz. 

photo: Steinitz vs Lasker in Montreal, in what appears to be a position from late in game 15.



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