Sunday 20 January 2019

Passing the torch

While Lasker had defeated Steinitz in 1894 to become World Champion, their was still a rivalry between the two players, right up until Steinitz's last tournament. This was the 1899 London Tournament, won of the strongest events of the 19th Century, although one that is somewhat overlooked today. In the end it proved a triumph for Lasker, winning by a margin of 3.5 points (22.5/30), and featured a brilliant win over the former Champion.

Steinitz,William - Lasker,Emanuel [C29]
London IT London (27), 05.07.1899

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