World Chess Championship 1910 (Lasker–Janowski)

Emanuel Lasker faced David Janowski in the second 1910 World Chess Championship. The second of two Championship matches played in 1910 was contested from November 8 to December 8, 1910 in Berlin, Lasker successfully defending his title. In terms of the score (8 wins to Lasker, 0 wins to Janowski, 3 draws) it was the most one-sided World Chess Championship match in history.

Defending champion Challenger
Emanuel Lasker
David Janowski
German Empire Emanuel Lasker France David Janowski
Born 24 December 1868
41 years old
Born 25 May 1868
42 years old
1910 1921

BackgroundEdit

Lasker and Janowski played two exhibition matches in 1909, the first drawn (+2 -2) and the second won convincingly by Lasker (+7 =2 -1). The longer 1909 match has sometimes been called a world championship match,[1] but research by Edward Winter indicates that the title was not at stake.[2]

ResultsEdit

The first player to win eight games would be World Champion.

World Chess Championship Match Nov-Dec 1910
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Wins Total
  Emanuel Lasker (Germany) 1 = = 1 1 = 1 1 1 1 1 8
  David Janowski (France) 0 = = 0 0 = 0 0 0 0 0 0

Lasker retained the title in the most one-sided World Championship of all time.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ For instance: "From Morphy to Fischer", Israel Horowitz, Batsford 1973, p. 64; "The Centenary Match - Kasparov-Karpov III", Raymond Keene and David Goodman, Batsford 1986
  2. ^ Chess Notes 5199, by Edward Winter

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