Lasker, Em. – Showalter, J.W. 1893

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Lasker, Emanuel    2716 (36) 6.5/
Showalter, Jackson    2475 (33) 2.5/
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Logansport and Kokomo
Start date: Dec. 1892
End date: Apr. 1893
Hooper and Whyld give result as +6-2=1 for Lasker; Feenstra Kuiper, Sunnucks, Di Felice, Giffen, Alberti, Hannak and Lasker's Manual give +6-2=2, and Negele gives 7-3 for Lasker. Kingston clarifies that game 3 was not played but 'counted as a draw when scheduling problems arose'. I take the correct score, therefore, to be +6-2=1. Brennen gives date as 1894; Di Felice gives 1892-1893; Feenstra Kuiper, Glen Giffen and Lasker's Manual give 1893; Graeme Cree's web site gives 1892. Feenstra Kuiper and Di Felice give the location as Kokomo (Indiana), but Kingston says that the first two games were played in Logansport (Indiana). The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of 20 Oct. 1895 (p.5) gives the score as 6-2 for Lasker and gives the year as 1893.
   Davies, Samuel Lipschütz, page 229, 232
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 144
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 26
   Forster, Negele and Tischbierek, Emanuel Lasker, Vol.I, page 35, 146, 148
   Hannak, Emanuel Lasker, page 30
   Hilbert, Emil Kemeny, page 147
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 178
   Lasker, Lasker's Manual of Chess, page xx
   Sunnucks, Encyclopaedia of Chess, page 454
   [BDE], vol. 55, no. 291, 20 Oct. 1895, page 5
   Alberti, Marco A.  [Emanuel Lasker]
   Cree, Graeme.  [Lasker vs. Showalter Match] (broken)
   Cree, Graeme.  [The US Chess Championship]
   Giffen, Glen.  [Lasker, Emanuel]
   Kingston, Taylor.  [Don't Bet the Farm or Scholar's Concern Tempers Stat-Freak's Delight], page 12
   Kingston, Taylor.  [A King in Modest Clothing, or, Substance Over Style]

Match information updated: 7 Nov. 2023