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  • Reviews in FAZ and BCM

    Volume III of the Lasker trilogy has recently been reviewed in the literary pages of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and also in the British Chess Magazine, which had already covered Lasker’s career from its very beginnings. See links to reviews in our new Book Reviews section.

  • Games from The Netherlands 1908, courtesy of René Olthof

    We are happy to publish some 43 games and fragments from Lasker’s exhibitions in The Netherlands in 1908, courtesy of and with annotations by René Olthof. One of many spectacular findings by Olthof concerns the following ending from Pierre Henri Baudet’s first encounter with Emanuel Lasker. Only seventeen at the time and Lasker’s junior by […]

  • The “Complete” Simuls of Emanuel Lasker

    Today the list of simultaneous exhibitions by Lasker, for the first time with thorough sourcing, has been “completed,” i.e. the overview has reached the last year of his life. It is in the nature of such an endeavor that we will never know when the list is truly “complete.” Some statistics of the current snapshot: […]

  • 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 […]

  • Volume III is Out

    Volume III is Out

    This week volume III of the Lasker trilogy has been received by the printers and is now available from chess shops around the world!

  • Lasker’s Simuls

    In his Collected Games of Emanuel Lasker (1998), Ken Whyld gave a list of nearly 550 simultaneous exhibitions by Lasker. Unfortunately, the format did not include any sources for the individual performances, and since then more than a hundred additional such events have been discovered. We have started publishing an updated and documented version of […]

  • Bibliography of Works on Lasker

    Bibliography of Works on Lasker

    Books and Booklets on Emanuel Lasker: An attempt at a comprehensive list of works devoted (at least in large part) to the life and oeuvre of Emanuel Lasker. Let us know if we have missed a title! Note that in the future, a list of major articles and essays on Lasker is planned as well. […]

  • Games available in PGN

    The games discussed and analyzed in Lasker volumes I to III can now been downloaded in PGN format, so that readers can easily play over the moves and enter into the analyzes by Mihail Marin.

  • Welcome to Emanuel Lasker Online

    Welcome to Emanuel Lasker Online

    The Emanuel Lasker Project has resulted in a trilogy of over 1400 pages devoted to Emanuel Lasker (1868–1941), the second world chess champion, who held the crown for a record 27 years and had an impact far beyond chess. In addition to background material, errata, reviews, etc. on the three volumes of the trilogy, this […]