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Edward Lasker

Edward Lasker, German electrical engineer.

Background

  • Lasker, Edward was born on December 3, 1885 in Kempen, Germany. Son of Sigismund and Flora (Bornstein) Lasker.

  • Education

    • Mech. Engineer, Charlottenburg Technology Institute, Berlin, Germany, 1904, Electrical Engineer, 1911.

    Career

    • ; married second, Hertha Furth, 1927 (div. 1937). Came to the United States, 1914, naturalized, 1921. Engineer, A.E.G. Electric Company, Berlin and London, England., 1911-1914.

      Civilian prisoner-of-war, England, 1914. Safety engineer Sears, Roebuck & Company, Chicago, 1915-1919, Burton Page Company, Chicago, 1919-1921. Inventor, manufacturer electric breast pump for hospital use, 1921-1929.

      Organizer electromed. department Lepel High Frequency Laboratory, New York City, 1931-1941. Chessmaster, writer of books, since 1941. Known as chess champion of Berlin, 1909, Paris, 1912, London, 1914, New York City, 1915, Chicago, 1916, Western States, 1917, 19, 20, 21, 22, Mexico, 1954.

      Winner New York Masters Tournament, 1922. Only amateur invited to play in International Grand Masters Tournament, New York City, 1924. Winner International Chess Master title, Scheveningen, 1913.

      Recipient Ohkura prize Japanese Go Association, 1971. Arbiter International Chess Federation, since 1958. Honorary president Marshall Chess Club, New York City Author: Chess for Fun and Chess for Blood, 2d edition., 1962.

      Chess and Checkers, the Way to Mastership, 2d edition., 1948. Modern Chess Strategy, 1945. The Adventure of Chess, 1950.

      Chess Secrets, 1951; The Game of Chess, 1972. Introduced Japanese nat. game of Go in Europe and American. Public Go and Gomoku, the Oriental board games, 1934.

      Founder American Go Association, 1915. Home: New York City New York.

    Works

    • Author: Chess for Fun and Chess for Blood, 2d edition., 1962. Chess and Checkers, the Way to Mastership, 2d edition., 1948. Modern Chess Strategy, 1945.

      The Adventure of Chess, 1950. Chess Secrets, 1951
    • The Game of Chess, 1972. Introduced Japanese nat. game of Go in Europe and American.

      Public Go and Gomoku, the Oriental board games, 1934. Founder American Go Association, 1915.

    Connections

    • Married Cecile Heller, April.; married second, Hertha Furth, 1927 (divorced 1937).
    • father: Sigismund Lasker
    • mother: Flora (Bornstein) Lasker
    • spouses: Cecile Heller
    • Hertha Furth
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