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1910 World Championship Match

1910 World Chess Championship
Emanuel Lasker (Germany) vs. David Janowski (Poland)
Berlin, Germany
November 8 - December 8, 1910

Conditions:  First to Win 8 Games.



Germany, 1910 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Score
Lasker 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 8 (w/3 draws)
Janowski 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 0 (w/3 draws)
Result:  Emanuel Lasker retains the World Championship.

See the Games of the Match!

From The Yearbook of Chess, 1908, reprinted in Classical Chess Matches, 1907-1913, edited by Fred Wilson

After an interval of a year from the date on which their last match was concluded, these players again met. The results of the two matches last year were a short drawn match (2 games each) and victory for Lasker by 7 games to 1, with 2 games drawn. On the present occasion Janowsky fared even worse than in the previous match, as Lasker gained an overwhelming victory by 8 games to 0, with 3 games drawn. Janowsky was subejct to unfortunate oversights in some of the games, and his erratic play was a great handicap to his chances. The match was 8 games up, and not the best out of a given number of games, as in the case of the Lasker-Schlecter match. The decisive point of the match was possibly the fifth game. In this Janowsky had the opportunity of winning. The score would then have been only 2 to 1 and 2 draws in Lasker's favour, andthe state of affairs was by no means hopeless. After losing this game Janowsky was always fighting an uphill battle. The games naturally provided extremely interesting positions, as must be the case when the great masters oppose each other, but they were hardly worthy of a battle for the Championship of the World, and considerably below the standard of the games in the match between Lasker and Schlecter.

Play took place in Berlin. The first game was played on November 8th, the match finishing on December 8th.