1894 World Chess Championship
Emanuel Lasker (Germany) vs. Wilhelm Steinitz (USA)
New York / Philadelphia / Montreal; USA and Canada
March 15 - May 26, 1894


Conditions:  First to Win 10 Games.



USA/Canada, 1894 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Score
Lasker 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 10 (w/4 draws)
Steinitz 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 5 (w/4 draws)
Result:  Emanuel Lasker becomes the second World Champion.

See the Games of the Match!

  • This (and the 1896/7 match) featured the largest age difference in the history of the World Championship: 32 years (Steinitz - 58, Lasker - 26)

  • The time limit for this match was 15 moves an hour.

  • Games 1-8 were played at the Union Square Hotel in New York. Games 9-11 were played at the Franklin Chess Club in Philadelphia. Games 12-19 were played Cosmopolitan Club in Montreal.

  • Match Breakdown
     #    White - Black      Locale        Date        ECO  Result
     1    Lasker - Steinitz  New York      03-15-1894  C62  1-0 
     2    Steinitz - Lasker  New York      03-19-1894  C65  1-0 
     3    Lasker - Steinitz  New York      03-21-1894  C62  1-0 
     4    Steinitz - Lasker  New York      03-23-1894  C54  1-0 
     5    Lasker - Steinitz  New York      03-27-1894  C62  -
     6    Steinitz - Lasker  New York      03-29-1894  C54  -
     7    Lasker - Steinitz  New York      04-03-1894  C62  1-0 
     8    Steinitz - Lasker  New York      04-05-1894  C10  0-1 
     9    Lasker - Steinitz  Philadelphia  04-14-1894  C62  1-0 
    10    Steinitz - Lasker  Philadelphia  04-19-1894  D35  0-1 
    11    Lasker - Steinitz  Philadelphia  04-21-1894  D40  1-0 
    12    Steinitz - Lasker  Montreal      04-03-1894  D60  -
    13    Lasker - Steinitz  Montreal      05-05-1894  C68  0-1 
    14    Steinitz - Lasker  Montreal      05-08-1894  D46  1-0 
    15    Lasker - Steinitz  Montreal      05-15-1894  D40  1-0 
    16    Steinitz - Lasker  Montreal      05-17-1894  D60  0-1 
    17    Lasker - Steinitz  Montreal      05-19-1894  C50  0-1 
    18    Steinitz - Lasker  Montreal      05-22-1894  D67  -
    19    Lasker - Steinitz  Montreal      05-26-1894  D40  1-0 
    


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