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Emanuel Lasker

Emanuel Lasker (1868-1941) was the Second World Chess Champion. He held the title from 1894 until 1921 and is considered by many as the greatest chess player ever. Although his place in chess history would be secure without achieving anything else, in fact the three books he wrote, -Lasker's Manual of Chess,- -Common Sense in Chess,- and -St. Petersburg 1909- have all become chess classics.