Sport: Chess

The traditionally quiet atmosphere of international chess had been disturbed. One M. L. Lederer had accused Dr. Emanuel Lasker, German chess master, onetime world's champion, of employing unfair tactics for the purpose of impairing his opponents' powers to cerebrate. Specifically, Mr. Lederer had charged Dr. Lasker with 1) smoking cigars of semi-lethal composition during his matches, 2) exhaling fumes of same at strategic intervals and with unnecessary force,* 3) shouting superfluous orders at attendants, 4) being a nuisance intentionally.

Last week Dr. Lasker's reply, posted from Trondjhem, Norway, was published in the...

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