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Emanuel Lasker - Chess champion, Mathematician, Other facets of his life, Notable chess games


Chess player and mathematician, born in Berlinchen, NE Germany. He won the world championship in 1894, retaining it until 1921, when he was defeated by Capablanca. He studied mathematics at Erlangen University, and formulated a theorem of vector spaces which is known by his name. He left Germany in 1933, and finally settled in the USA, continuing to play chess until his late 60s.

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