This Day in Jewish History 1894: A Rabbi’s Grandson Becomes World Chess Champion

Emanuel Lasker was one of the top players of all time, but the mathematician died penniless.

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On May 26, 1894, Emanuel Lasker became the world chess champion, when he defeated William Steinitz, who, at age 58, was 32 years his senior. Lasker was to go on to retain the title until 1921, and to this day,...