Tarrasch challenged Lasker for World Championship and lost, blaming the defeat on sea-air. He was also a medical doctor specializing in hypnosis.
Birth and Death Dates:
March 5, 1862 - Feb. 17, 1934
Tarrasch was the winner of the international tournament in 1883, 1889, 1890, and 1907, tying for first in 1898.
He headed the German team on the 1st Chess Olympics in 1927.
Tarrasch was the author of some of the most lucid chess books ever written. He was also the editor/publisher of the "Tarraschs Schachgzeitug."
Tarrasch was a deep strategist and theoretician—a follower of Steinitz and a tutor to subsequent generations. Unfortunately, his excessive sincerity and intolerance of divergent opinions managed to estrange him from some of the other chess players of his era. Nevertheless, Tarrasch's chess theories remain valid and active until this day.
Munich, Germany (b. Breslau)