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).