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Emanuel Lasker (December 24, 1868 – January 11, 1941) was a German chess player, mathematician, and philosopher who was World Chess Champion for 27 years. In his prime Lasker was one of the most dominant champions, and he is still generally regarded as one of the strongest players ever.

His contemporaries used to say that Lasker used a "psychological" approach to the game, and even that he sometimes deliberately played inferior moves to confuse opponents. Recent analysis, however, indicates that he was ahead of his time and used a more flexible approach than his contemporaries, which mystified many of them. Lasker knew the openings well but disagreed with many contemporary analyses. He published chess magazines and five chess books, but later players and commentators found it difficult to draw lessons from his methods.

He demanded high fees for playing matches and tournaments, which aroused criticism at the time but contributed to the development of chess as a professional career. The conditions which Lasker demanded for World Championship matches in the last ten years of his reign were controversial, and prompted attempts, particularly by his successor Jos Ral Capablanca, to define agreed rules for championship matches.

Lasker made contributions to the development of other games. He was a first-class contract bridge player and wrote about this and other games, including Go and his own invention, Lasca. His books about games presented a problem which is still considered notable in the mathematical analysis of card games. Besides, Lasker was a research mathematician who was known for his contributions to commutative algebra, as he defined the primary decomposition property of the ideal of some commutative rings when he proved that polynomial rings have the primary decomposition property. On the other hand, his philosophical works and a drama that he co-authored received little attention.

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Total Books: 9
Lasker's Manual of Chess
2009 - Lasker's Manual of Chess (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781888690507
ISBN-10: 188869050X
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

The International Chess Congress St Petersburg 1909
2008 - The International Chess Congress St Petersburg 1909 (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781888690460
ISBN-10: 1888690461
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Common Sense in Chess
2007 - Common Sense in Chess (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781888690408
ISBN-10: 1888690402

San Pietroburgo 1909 Memorial Chigorin
2004 - San Pietroburgo 1909 Memorial Chigorin (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788888756158
ISBN-10: 8888756159

How to Play Chess
2000 - How to Play Chess (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781857441772
ISBN-10: 185744177X
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Le Bon Sens aux checs
1994 - Le Bon Sens Aux Checs (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782228887571
ISBN-10: 2228887579

Lasker's Manual of Chess
1992 - Lasker's Manual of Chess (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780713469554
ISBN-10: 0713469552
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Lasker's Manual of Chess
1960 - Lasker's Manual of Chess (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780486206400
ISBN-10: 0486206408
Genre: Humor & Entertainment