Emanuel Lasker

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Birthday
24, 1868
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Jan 11, 1941 (72)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
24, 1868
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Jan 11, 1941 (72)

About

Widely regarded as one of the greatest chess players of all time and a forefather of modern chess competition.

Before Fame

He studied mathematics in Berlin and to make money he would play chess and card games for small stakes.

Trivia

He was a good friend of Albert Einstein's and used to play chess against him and he was also a first-class contract bridge player, who wrote several books about the card game.

Family Life

He is a distant relative of chess champion Edward Lasker and his father was a Jewish Cantor.

Associated With

He and physicist Albert Einstein had many a chess game together.