1916 Exhibition Match
Emanuel Lasker (Germany) vs. Siegbert Tarrasch (Germany)

Conditions:  Unknown, but it hardly matters with this score.

Germany 1 2 3 4 5 6 Score
Lasker 1 1 1 1 1 5
Tarrasch 0 0 0 0 0
Result:  Emanuel Lasker wins.

  • Another Exhbition Match, though unlike the 1909 Lasker-Janowski Match, nobody has ever mistaken it for a World Title Defense. In fact, nobody seems to have taken much notice of it all. It's virtually a forgotten match. But I saw a brief reference to it... somewhere or other, and dug up the games on Chessbase. With the general principle that any match involving the World Champion and a top Grandmaster is of interest, here it is.

  • No word on why this match was played, but I'm still looking. Judging from the date, it was probably a wartime morale booster thingy. With the war no doubt depressing the men a tad, somebody probably figured that the boys would like a break from seeing their friends get slaughtered in the trenches and go see Dr. Tarrasch get slaughtered by Lasker instead.

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