Lasker’s Epic 1908 Tour

Our comprehensive list of Lasker exhibitions keeps growing and we have just reached the year 1909. The latest update also contains the most thorough overview so far of Lasker’s almost non-stop exhibition tour from January to June 1908: It started with 64 exhibitions in the United Kingdom, followed by another twenty or so on the continent. Except for about half a dozen occasions, the detailed outcome has now been established for all these stations on this longest tour of Lasker’s career (which amazingly also served as his main preparation for the upcoming world championship title match against Tarrasch in August/September 1908).

Lasker giving an exhibition in Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh Gazette Times, 4 November 1906, via