Great Players

On the chessboard, lies and hypocrisy do not survive long. The creative combination lays bare the presumption of a lie; the mercilous fact, culminating in a checkmate, contradicts the hypocrite."

Emanuel Lasker

Emanuel Lasker: Steinitz and Lasker dominated chess for half a century. Lasker's domination of chess lasted from 1894-1920. Between them, Steinitz and Lasker established the principles of modern chess, a supremely rational approach that has endured.

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