World Chess Championship 1897

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Game 17: Steinitz played 35. Qc3?, allowing Lasker to play 36...Bxg2! 37. Kxg2 Qc6+ 38. Re4 Rxe4 39. Rxe4 Qxe4+, winning a decisive advantage and retaining the Championship.

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.

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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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