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World Chess Championship 1897

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World Chess Championship 1897

Emanuel Lasker defended the World Chess Championship for the first time in Moscow between November 6, 1896, and January 14, 1897. He faced William Steinitz, former World Champion whose title Lasker had taken in 1894. Lasker won by a score of +10 -2 =5, thus retaining his title.

Results

The first player to win ten games would be champion.

World Chess Championship Match 1897
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Wins Total
 William Steinitz (United States) 0 0 0 0 = 0 = = = 0 0 1 1 0 = 0 0 2
 Emanuel Lasker (Germany) 1 1 1 1 = 1 = = = 1 1 0 0 1 = 1 1 10 12½

Lasker retained his title.

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