Marshall-Lasker Match; March 15 - April, 1923
New York, Chicago, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Detroit, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Long Island

                   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Frank J. Marshall  0 0  1 1 0 1   1  1  0      9
Edward Lasker      1 1  0 0 1 0   0  0  1      8


  • Edward Lasker (1885-1981) was a distant relation of Emanuel Lasker, World Champion from 1894-1920.

  • Lasker was White in the odd-numbered games.

  • When Game 7 was adjourned, Lasker was taken ill and rushed to Walter Reese Hospital in Chicago, suffering from a kidney attack. He tried to have the game postponed, citing match rules that allowed a postponement of up to 7 days in the event of a certified illness.

  • However Marshall objected, that the rules did not apply to adjournments. As a result, Lasker left the hospital against Doctor's orders to play the game off and lost. He was in poor health for the rest of the match.

  • Marshall never defended his title again after this, despite several attempts to arrange a match with Isaac Kashdan, until relinquishing it in December 1935, in order that it might from then on be decided by tournament play.

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