As to your question, whether I have given up over-the-board play, I have to answer Yes. The organisation of the chess world at the present is not favourable to that small group of men that I call the Creative Masters. Hence I had cause to devote myself to other occupations which now consume all my time and attention.

Aus einem Brief Emanuel Laskers an H. Helms, den Herausgeber von The American Chess Bulletin (via The British Chess Magazine 1930).

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