1916 Exhibition Match
Emanuel Lasker (Germany) vs. Siegbert Tarrasch (Germany)
Conditions: Unknown, but it hardly matters with this score.
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
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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