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-ER Lasker
Compiled by fredthebear
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On the chessboard lies and hypocrisy do not survive long. The creative combination lays bare the presumption of a lie; the merciless fact, culmination in checkmate, contradicts the hypocrite. --- Emanuel Lasker

This is a collection split. The Fischer games will be deleted as space is needed.

Emanuel Lasker, Bobby Fischer: Tremendous world champions. Perhaps no other world champions have made a LASTING IMPACT on the chess world like these two have.

I'd have to say that the strategic principles outlined by the first official world champion Wilhelm Steinitz would land him quite high on such a list having made a LASTING IMPACT. Garry Kasparov certainly leaps upward with his "My Great Predecessors" book series and mixed results against computers. Lasker would surely include Jose Capablanca, who had a brilliant but much shorter career and had to come out of retirement for financial reasons -- times were tough in the 1930s! Kasparov was heavily influenced by Alexander Alekhine. The evils of alcohol burden A.A. When sober, he could really tear it up.

Listen closely at an American chess tournament, and the GM name you'll hear casually mentioned the most is easily Bobby Fischer. Perhaps "The Wizard of Riga" GM Mikhail Tal is close by in popularity. The pulverizing American champion Paul Morphy was not considered an official world champion, but no one was his equal world-wide. What chess player has not admired Paul Morphy's games, including Fischer himself?

Fischer said Lasker was a coffee house player. He was mostly wrong. (Many disagree with Fischer's various opinions on many matters inside and outside of chess.) Both Fischer and Lasker were skilled, all-around players, great fighters. Lasker would play complicated moves, perhaps less than best but perplexing to the opponent, which Fischer disapproved of (having the benefit of several years of heavy analysis from the chess world).

The one obvious area where Lasker clocked Fischer (and the entire chess world) was longevity. Not only was Lasker world champion for 27 years, he played at a very high level for many years later. Lasker went unbeaten and finished a half-point out of first (Flohr, Botvinnik) in the grueling nineteen-round 1935 Moscow tournament at the age of 66, ahead of Capablanca and Alekhine. Perhaps only Vice-Champion Korchnoi's career can compare for sustained excellence over a lifetime without waning due to age or alcoholism; both were smokers! It is fair to say that Lasker would be a GIANT in any era of play because of his ability to produce in difficult positions.

A few of distant cousin Edward Lasker's games are here. Edward Lasker wrote a very instructive chess book called Modern Chess Strategy that influenced many future masters. (Lasker's Chess Manual was written by Emanuel Lasker and is also considered a classic for future masters.)

A special tip o' the hat to chess historian Edward Winter. The entire chess world owes Mr. Winter a huge debt of gratitude for his steadfast historical research of our fascinating game and it's many stories. He is a great champion of the game too!

* Secret Weapon: Game Collection: Lasker's Secret Weapon

* 1908 WC Match: Game Collection: Lasker vs Tarrasch WCM 1908

* Link to Frank Marshall - Edward Lasker 1923 Match: Game Collection: Marshall -- Ed. Lasker 1923 match

Game 75 in Why Lasker Matters by Andrew Soltis
H Wolf vs Lasker, 1923 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 35 moves, 0-1

Lasker's Assaulting 101: 2 Rooks, 2 Bishops, and a Knight
Lasker vs NN, 1898 
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 21 moves, 1-0

Anderssen Opening 1.a3 (A00) 0-1 Delayed French Exchange
J M Hanham vs Lasker, 1892 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 48 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Mestel Var (A02) 0-1 Simul beating
Lasker vs R L Sze, 1911 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 26 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Lasker Gambit 2...f6 (A02) 0-1 Seize open lines
A Reif vs Lasker, 1889 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 13 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: From Gambit. Lasker Var debute (A02) 0-1Early Qx$
Bird vs Lasker, 1892 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 42 moves, 0-1

Bird Opening: Dutch Var (A03) 0-1 Sitting N sac, open g-file
Bird vs Lasker, 1890 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 29 moves, 0-1

The most famous two bishop sacrifice in chess history
Lasker vs J Bauer, 1889 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 38 moves, 1-0

Great game by Bird in his mid-60's beating soon to be WC Lasker
Bird vs Lasker, 1892 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 102 moves, 1-0

Bird Opening: Dutch Var (A03) 1/2-1/2 Exchange sac -> Perpetual
Bird vs Lasker, 1890 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Vienna/King's Indian Attack (A07) 0-1Bishop pair, pins dominate
Chigorin vs Lasker, 1899 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 42 moves, 0-1

K's Indian Attack/Hungarian(A07) 0-1Black K walks up to White K
R Leather vs Lasker, 1889 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 56 moves, 0-1

Reti vs. Lasker's NY System (A12) 0-1 25.Qh1 debated
Reti vs Lasker, 1924 
(A12) English with b3, 45 moves, 0-1

King's English (A20) 0-1 White has pressure, but no clear win
Tartakower vs Lasker, 1924 
(A20) English, 48 moves, 0-1

Horwitz Defense/Hippopotamus (A40) 1-0Closed center ->Wing attk
Lasker vs Bird, 1890 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 43 moves, 1-0

Torre-Stonewall Attk vs Horwitz Def (A40) 1-0 Closed EG
Lasker vs G Reichhelm, 1892 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 1-0

Torre uses his namesake opening to famously windmill Lasker
Carlos Torre vs Lasker, 1925 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 43 moves, 1-0

Capablanca outlasts Lasker in brilliancy prize game
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1924 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 50 moves, 1-0

Old Indian Def. (A53) 0-1Notes by Dr. Tarrasch; like witchcraft
Marshall vs Lasker, 1914  
(A53) Old Indian, 36 moves, 0-1

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Accepted (A82) 1-0 Pins, Q Relocation
Lasker vs Bird, 1899 
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 38 moves, 1-0

Dutch Defense (A84) 1-0 Brief double octopus backs Black down
Lasker vs J Mieses, 1889 
(A80) Dutch, 37 moves, 1-0

Scandi Modern 3.Bb5+ (B01) 0-1 Blindfold V w/out piece capture
NN vs Lasker, 1900 
(B01) Scandinavian, 19 moves, 0-1

Cntr Cntr Leonhardt Gambit 3...Qa5 4.b4 Qxb4 5.Rb1 (B01) 1-0
Lasker vs A Goldberg, 1905 
(B01) Scandinavian, 15 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qa5 4.b4 Leonhardt Gambit (B01) 1-0 Anastasia's #
Lasker vs Fortuijn, 1908 
(B01) Scandinavian, 31 moves, 1-0

Cntr Cntr 3...Qd8 Ilundain Var (B01) 0-1Con artist takes Lasker
Lasker vs N Whitaker, 1907 
(B01) Scandinavian, 42 moves, 0-1

Scandi, Gipslis Var (B01) 1/2-1/2 Black forces perpetual vs WC
Lasker vs Alekhine, 1914 
(B01) Scandinavian, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine Def., Scandinavian/French (B02) 0-1Rook interference!
Maroczy vs Lasker, 1924 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

Alekhine Defense: Four Pawns Attack (B03) 1-0 N betters B
Lasker vs S Bernstein, 1928 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

Blindfold 3.h4 vs Dbl Fio (B06) 1-0 Squeezed into corner
Lasker vs Yeaton, 1892 
(B06) Robatsch, 21 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def: Two Knights Attack (B10) 1-0 Ahead of his time
Lasker vs B J van Trotsenburg, 1908 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 11 moves, 1-0

Game 93: Why Lasker Matters by Andrew Soltis
Lasker vs H Mueller, 1934 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 32 moves, 1-0

Caro-Kann Def. Bronstein-Larsen Var(B16) 1/2-Notes by Ray Keene
Lasker vs Nimzowitsch, 1914  
(B16) Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange. Rubinstein Var (B13) 1-0 Outside P
Lasker vs Tartakower, 1923 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

C-K Classical Var (B19) 1-0 When you see a good move...WAIT!
Lasker vs F J Lee, 1899 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 39 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Closed (B23) 0-1 Notes by Bogoljubov
Ilyin-Zhenevsky vs Lasker, 1925  
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 38 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian/Accelerated Dragon (B34) 0-1 Pursue the queens
Janowski vs Lasker, 1909 
(B30) Sicilian, 29 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Dragon (B34)? 1-0 Complicated, much debated
Lasker vs W Napier, 1904 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 35 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open (B34) 0-1 Relentless pressure on c-file
A C Vazquez vs Lasker, 1893 
(B32) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open (B34) 0-1 Notes by Pillsbury
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1895  
(B32) Sicilian, 51 moves, 0-1

Sicilian Un-Closed. Traditional (B34) 1-0 Eventual passer
Lasker vs Bird, 1890 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 57 moves, 1-0

Old Sicilian. Open, Maroczy Bind (B38) 1-0 Wood on the fire!
Lasker vs Broderson, 1908 
(B32) Sicilian, 30 moves, 1-0

Sicilian, French Var. (B40) 1-0 Went astray and still won
Lasker vs Bogoljubov, 1924 
(B40) Sicilian, 61 moves, 1-0

Game 26: Epic Battles of the Chessboard by R.N. Coles
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1910  
(B32) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

A typical Scheveningen, with a classic queen ending thrown in
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1936 
(B58) Sicilian, 54 moves, 0-1

Old Sicilian. Open (B72) 1-0 Dandy discovery Qs face-off
Lasker vs R Short, 1892 
(B32) Sicilian, 22 moves, 1-0

Game 304 of 500 Master Games - Book 2 (Tartakower/du Mont)
Lasker vs Pirc, 1935 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 20 moves, 1-0

Lasker-like Don Quixote-understands his windmills (#)
Lasker vs E Delmonte, 1906 
(C10) French, 24 moves, 1-0

French, Steinitz (C11) 1-0Positional sacs allow Q penetration
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(C11) French, 50 moves, 1-0

French McCutcheon. Lasker Var (C12) 1-0 A Knight on the 6th...
Lasker vs Showalter, 1899 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 38 moves, 1-0

FR McCutcheon. Exchange (C12) 1-0Game 8, Lasker leads 4-0 (6-2)
Lasker vs Marshall, 1907 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 69 moves, 1-0

FR, Albin-Chatard Gambit (C13) 1-0 Efficient, beautiful attack
Tartakower vs Lasker, 1924 
(C13) French, 31 moves, 1-0

French Classical. Richter Attack (C13) 0-1Black hits the gas e4
Bird vs Lasker, 1890 
(C13) French, 41 moves, 0-1

French Def. Classical. Alapin Var (C14) 1-0 Smashing Arabian #
Lasker vs NN, 1900 
(C14) French, Classical, 35 moves, 1-0

French Defense: Winawer Variation (C15) 1-0 Dark square problem
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1935 
(C15) French, Winawer, 64 moves, 1-0

French Winawer. Bogoljubow Var (C17) 0-1Instructive N vs N EG
Lasker vs Nimzowitsch, 1934 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 65 moves, 0-1

Center Game: Von der Lasa Gambit (C21) 0-1 White can't stop Ba6
NN vs Lasker, 1905 
(C21) Center Game, 14 moves, 0-1

Lasker gets scorched when he brings out his queen
Bird vs Lasker, 1892 
(C21) Center Game, 12 moves, 1-0

Game 25 The Black rook works behind White lines
Blackburne vs Lasker, 1892 
(C22) Center Game, 50 moves, 0-1

The opening was selected by mutual agreement
Lasker vs W P Shipley, 1892 
(C25) Vienna, 24 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Mieses Variation (C26) 0-1 A smashing finish!
Lasker vs Von Popiel, 1889 
(C26) Vienna, 21 moves, 0-1

Vienna Game: Mieses Var (C26) 1-0 B pair, better EG
Lasker vs Lipke, 1889 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 47 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Steinitz Variation (C29) 0-1 Brilliancy prize
Steinitz vs Lasker, 1899 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 30 moves, 0-1

K's Gambit: Declined. Q's Knight Defense (C30) 1-0 Spearhead+N
Lasker vs C R McBride, 1902 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 1-0

K's Gambit Bb5 (C30) 1-0 Unpin, sitting Q sac for a mating net
Lasker vs NN, 1903 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

KG Declined. Classical (C30) 0-1 Devestating Discovered+
Lasker vs J M Hanham, 1901 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 0-1

Falkbeer CG. Staunton Line (C31) 0-1 Exposed King
Lasker vs J E D Moysey, 1908 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 20 moves, 0-1

King's Gambit: Falkbeer Countergambit. Blackburne Attack (C31)
NN vs Lasker, 1900 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 12 moves, 0-1

KGD Falkbeer Countergambit. Staunton (C31) 0-1 Furious action
Lasker vs Pillsbury, 1900 
(C31) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 30 moves, 0-1

KG Accepted. Bishop's Gambit (C33) 0-1 Running out of space
Lasker vs J E Randall, 1907 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 13 moves, 0-1

Charousek, however, is seen in his natural element.
Charousek vs Lasker, 1896 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Rice Gambit (C39) 0-1 Dbl attacks
Lasker vs Chigorin, 1903 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 0-1

Game 34 in Why Lasker Matters by Andrew Soltis
Lasker vs Chigorin, 1903 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 34 moves, 1-0

KGA. Kieseritsky G., Rice Gambit (C39) 1-0 UnusualUnstoppable Q
Lasker vs Maroczy, 1902 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

KGA Kieseritsky Gambit Long Whip (C39) 1-0 Daring Q sac
Lasker vs H K Walker, 1902 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 23 moves, 1-0

Russian Game: Cozio (Lasker) Attack (C42) 1-0Connected Passers
Lasker vs Teichmann, 1904 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted (C40) 0-1 See blogger links
Lasker vs R L Sze, 1910 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 27 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Cozio (Lasker) Attack (C42) 1-0 Qside attacks
Lasker vs Marshall, 1914 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Russian, Classical. Chigorin Var (C42) 0-1 HP's 1st win over EL
Lasker vs Pillsbury, 1895 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Bishop's Opening: Boden-Kieseritsky Gambit (C42) 0-1 Fiction!?
Hartlaub vs Lasker, 1911 
(C27) Vienna Game, 9 moves, 0-1

Russian Game: Three Knights Game (C42) 1-0 Ns on 6th
Lasker vs J White, 1892 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Meitner Var (C45) 1-0 R Deflection Sac
Lasker vs Von Scheve, 1890 
(C45) Scotch Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Three Knights Opening: Steinitz (C46) 0-1 EL makes an EG of it
Schiffers vs Lasker, 1895 
(C46) Three Knights, 45 moves, 0-1

Scotch, Schmidt Var (C47) 0-1 Up the exchange, penetrate
Bird vs Lasker, 1899 
(C45) Scotch Game, 58 moves, 0-1

Middlegame Combinations by Peter Romanovsky
Janowski vs Lasker, 1904 
(C48) Four Knights, 35 moves, 0-1

Four Knights Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 1/2- Black wriggles off
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1914 
(C49) Four Knights, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Four Knights Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 0-1 Nice Zugzwang
Tylor vs Lasker, 1936 
(C49) Four Knights, 45 moves, 0-1

Italian, Giuoco Pianissimo. Canal Var (C50) 0-1 Simple pins win
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1900 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 49 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Accepted (C51) 1-0 Blindfold Simul
Lasker vs R W Raymond, 1892 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 36 moves, 1-0

Evans Gambit (C51) 0-1 Blistering Bishops & Q Battery
Lasker vs F Dickens, 1908 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 17 moves, 0-1

Italian Game: Evans Gambit (C51) 0-1 Notes by Dr. Tarrasch
W Pollock vs Lasker, 1895  
(C51) Evans Gambit, 23 moves, 0-1

Evans Gambit. Lasker Defense (C52) 0-1Black owns the open lines
Chigorin vs Lasker, 1895 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 26 moves, 0-1

The REAL "Immortal Zugzwang Game."
Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 39 moves, 0-1

Game 71 in Why Lasker Matters by Andrew Soltis
Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1916 
(C46) Three Knights, 23 moves, 0-1

Two Knights Def. Open Var (C55) 0-1 Simul whoopin'
Lasker vs E M Sala, 1901 
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 26 moves, 0-1

Scotch G. Anderssen Attack (C56) 0-1 White overplays his hand
Reti vs Lasker, 1908 
(C56) Two Knights, 15 moves, 0-1

Scotch Gambit. Anderssen Attack(C56) 1-0 7 of last 8 are checks
Hartlaub vs Lasker, 1904 
(C56) Two Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Hedgehog Var (C66) 1/2-1/2
Janowski vs Lasker, 1909 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Bird Variation (C61) 1-0 Rob the pin
Lasker vs NN, 1913 
(C61) Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense, 13 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Steinitz Defense(C62) 1-0Notes by Emanuel Lasker
Lasker vs Vidmar, 1909  
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

51) Why Lasker Matters by Andrew Soltis
Lasker vs L Forgacs, 1909 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Steinitz Defense (C62) 1-0 Cross pin
Lasker vs G Simonson, 1892 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 36 moves, 1-0

G129 in 'The Golden Treasury of Chess' by Wellmuth & Horowitz
Lasker vs Blackburne, 1899 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Steinitz Def (C62) 1-0 Heavily analyzed
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1894 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Classical. Central Var(C64) 1-0Dovetail Mate in 1
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1896 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 41 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Defense (C65) 1-0 Q picks off pawn for EG plus
Lasker vs P Romanovsky, 1925 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 64 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Def. (C65) 0-1 King power smack down the middle
W Cohn vs Lasker, 1899 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 49 moves, 0-1

Spanish Berlin Defense. Nyholm Attack (C65) 0-1 Zugzwang
Marshall vs Lasker, 1907 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 50 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 0-1 Another f3 goes up in flames
Lasker vs Tillaye / Chatard, 1901 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 24 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Defense (C65) 0-1 Black controls the open lines
J F Barry vs Lasker, 1903 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 25 moves, 0-1

Shredder finds a big improvement: 9.Bxb2 Bxf6 10.Ba3!!
A Speijer vs Lasker, 1908 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Def (C65) 0-1 Up one pawn in a sterile position
Bowie vs Lasker, 1913 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 27 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin, Hedgehog (C66) 0-1Black's R is asking for it
Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1908 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

Spanish Berlin. Hedgehog (C66) 1-0EL won next 15 decisive games
Janowski vs Lasker, 1909 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 1-0

Game 53: Why Lasker Matters by Andrew Soltis
Lasker vs Salwe, 1909  
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 65 moves, 1-0

Lasker tripled on the e-file and made White passive
Tarrasch vs Lasker, 1908 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Def. Hedgehog (C66) 0-1 N fork
J Mieses vs Lasker, 1904 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 21 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Def. Improved Steinitz Def (C66) 0-1 No fix
Lasker vs W M Brooke, 1908 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Def. Rio de Janeiro Var (C67) 1/2-1/2 perpetual
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1899 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish, Berlin. Pillsbury Var (C67) 1-0 P islands, N vs B EG
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1895 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Berlin Def. Winawer Attack (C67) 0-1 Wild goose chase
Winawer vs Lasker, 1896 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 0-1

Spanish Berlin Def. Pillsbury Var (C67) 0-1 Every move a threat
M Porges vs Lasker, 1896  
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Berlin Def. l'Hermet (C67) 1-0 Exhibition deception
Lasker vs A Mocatta, 1891 
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 27 moves, 1-0

Spanish Exchange Alekhine Var (C68) 1-0 N on 6th, Rs penetrate
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

Spanish Game: Exchange Variation (C68) 1/2-1/2 Brave kNight
Lasker / Taubenhaus vs Janowski / Soldatenkov, 1909 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spanish Game: Exchange Variation (C68) 1-0 Zugzwang finish
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1908 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 55 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Def. Modern Steinitz Def(C71) 1-0 Q sacs, R 7th
Lasker vs Steinitz, 1895 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

Spanish Morphy Def. Anderssen Var (C77) 0-1 Exchange Sac
F J Lee vs Lasker, 1899 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 46 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Morphy, Mackenzie Var (C77) 0-1Close only counts in...
Lasker vs Loman, 1903 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 41 moves, 0-1

Spanish, Closed. Morphy Attack (C78) 1-0 Knight on the 6th
Lasker vs Chigorin, 1899 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 1-0

Game 72, Why Lasker Matters by Andrew Soltis
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1916 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 34 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Open. St. Petersburg Var (C82) 1-0 IQP & backward c-P
Lasker vs Rubinstein, 1914 
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 66 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Closed. Worrall Attack Delayed 0-0 (C86) 1-0 Rxg7!
Lasker vs Teichmann, 1909  
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 27 moves, 1-0

Spanish, Marshall Attack (C89) 0-1 Heap on the fortress
Lasker vs H R Bigelow, 1926 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 19 moves, 0-1

Stonewall Attack (D00) 0-1 Drop a pawn, drop the game
Showalter vs Lasker, 1899 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 46 moves, 0-1

QP: Catalan/Veresov Attack (D00) 0-1 Who's got who?
Tinsley vs Lasker, 1899 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 37 moves, 0-1

Colle c3 vs Tartakower Def. (D00) 1-0 Fine Qside P roller
Lasker vs A Rumboll, 1892 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

P-Q4 Steinitz Countergambit (D00) 0-1 Black owns the center
E von Feyerfeil vs Lasker, 1889 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 0-1

Tchigorin's famous defeat of Lasker with his (T's) own defense.
Lasker vs Chigorin, 1895  
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 0-1

QP Game: Krause Var (D02) 1-0 Manuevering w/1 extra pawn
Lasker vs Pillsbury, 1899 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 75 moves, 1-0

Horatio Caro (1862-1920) smashes Lasker's NY System /Baltic Def
H Caro vs Lasker, 1890 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 1-0

Shereshevsky's Endgame Strategy, Chapter 6
Bogoljubov vs Lasker, 1925 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Q Pawn Symmetrical (D02) 1-0 B+ displaced Black K as defender
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1916 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical Var (D04) 1/2-1/2 Routine
Lasker vs Maroczy, 1899 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Colle System (D05) 0-1 Lasker carefully escapes
Blackburne vs Lasker, 1899 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 0-1

Colle (D05) 1/2-1/2 Delayed Stonewall w/open f-file action
Lasker vs Blackburne, 1892 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Rubinstein Opening: Bogoljubow Def 3 Minors on 6th (D05) 1/2-SW
Janowski vs Lasker, 1910 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 13, Lasker leads 6-0 (9 1/2-3 1/2)
Marshall vs Lasker, 1907 
(D07) Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense, 58 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit. Lasker Trap (D08) 0-1 Disintegration
Blumenfeld / Boyarkow / Falk vs Lasker, 1899 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 19 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit. Normal Line (D08) 0-1 Weak back rank
NN vs Lasker / Maroczy, 1900 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 24 moves, 0-1

QGD Albin Countergambit. Normal (D08) 1-0 Heavy pieces dance
Lasker vs Alekhine, 1914 
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 35 moves, 1-0

QGD Baltic Def. Pseudo-Slav (D11) 1-0 White takes center, Kside
Lasker vs J Mieses, 1890 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Slav Def. Quiet Variation. Schallopp Def (D12) 1-0 Notes by AA
Lasker vs Euwe, 1936  
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 33 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Quiet Variation. Schallopp Def (D12) 1/2-1/2
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921  
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Slav Defense: Exchange. Symmetrical (D14) 0-1 Influential game
Kan vs Lasker, 1935 
(D14) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 50 moves, 0-1

Slav, Alekhine Var(D15) Heavy pieces in action w/pawn thrusts
Reti vs Lasker, 1923 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 43 moves, 0-1

Slav Defense: Czech. Classical System ML (D19) 1/2- Notes by AA
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1936  
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 498: The Golden Treasury of Chess by I.A. Horowitz
Lasker vs Reshevsky, 1936 
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 22 moves, 0-1

QGD (D30) 1-0 Famous R ending, highly annotated, photo
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1909  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

1914
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1914  
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

QGD Janowski Var (D31) 1-0 Superior minor piece play
Lasker vs Janowski, 1899 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 57 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense: Symmetrical (D32) 0-1 Black keeps coming
Maroczy vs Lasker, 1899 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 27 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def. Rubinstein System (D33) 0-1 Simul upset
Lasker vs W Preiswerk, 1916 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 0-1

Tarrasch Def Prague Var (D33) 1/2-1/2 Notes by Lasker
Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1918 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

The same story repeated: Lasker punishes Tarrasch again !
Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1918 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 56 moves, 1-0

QGD Exchange. Saemisch Var (D35) 0-1 Weak squares in pawn chain
Alekhine vs Lasker, 1924 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 0-1

QG Declined Harrwitz Attack (D35) 1/2-1/2 3 Exchange Sacrifices
Janowski vs Lasker, 1899 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

Game 60 in The Guinness Book of Chess GMs by William Hartston.
Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

QGD: Barmen Var (D37) 1-0 White's Ne5 is a rock
Lasker vs Blackburne, 1892 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 67 moves, 1-0

QGD Three Knights Var (D37) 1-0 Notes by Alekhine
Fine vs Lasker, 1936  
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

QGD Harrwitz Attack. 2 Ns Def (D37) 1-0 Exceptional Accuracy
Dus Chotimirsky vs Lasker, 1909 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

Game 32 in 'Why Lasker Matters' by Andrew Soltis.
Lasker vs Maroczy, 1900 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 30 moves, 1-0

Notes by H. N. Pillsbury; Cross pin to win
Burn vs Lasker, 1895  
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 20 moves, 0-1

QGD Pseudo-Tarrasch. PP Var (D50) 0-1 R sac, pile on pin, Q in
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1896 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 0-1

QG Declined, Modern. N Def. (D51) 1-0 Up the exchange, active R
Lasker vs Tinsley, 1899 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

Infancy of the QGD Cambridge Springs Variation (D52) 0-1
A Hodges vs Lasker, 1892 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 0-1

Q's Gambit Declined: Modern. Knight Def (D52) 0-1 GREAT Rs & Ns
Euwe vs Lasker, 1934 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 50 moves, 0-1

Marshall-Lasker 1907 World Championship game 3 0-1
Marshall vs Lasker, 1907  
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

Notes by R. Teichmann; direct attack on K & pressure on IQP
Lasker vs Janowski, 1895  
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

First Brilliancy Prize at Cambridge Springs 1904
Schlechter vs Lasker, 1904 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Def. Rubinstein Var (D61) 0-1Groom Ps 4 Promotion
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 68 moves, 0-1

QGD Orthodox Defense. Main Line (D63) 1-0 JRC played it safe
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1921  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Def. Main Line (D63) 1-0 Superior W Knights
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1921  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

QGD Orthodox Def. Main Line (D64) 1/2-1/2 Non-orthodox play
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1921  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Catalan Opening: Closed Variation (E07) 1-0 2 hanging units
Botvinnik vs Lasker, 1936 
(E07) Catalan, Closed, 21 moves, 1-0

Nimzo-Indian Def. Classical. Milner-Barry Var (E33) 1/2- A.A.
Lasker vs Alekhine, 1936  
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Scotch Game: Göring Gambit. Double Pawn Sacrifice (C44) ˇ 1-0
Tarrasch vs B Lasker, 1882 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

Slav Defense: Exchange (D13) 1/2-1/2 Older vs younger brother
B Lasker vs Lasker, 1890 
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Giuoco Pianissimo. Normal (C50) 0-1 Dbl R sacrifice
A Lasker vs Ed. Lasker, 1909 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 20 moves, 0-1

G5 in Chess Secrets I Learned from the Masters by Edward Lasker
Ed. Lasker vs Alekhine, 1908 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

EDDIE Lasker pulls the emperor all the way across!
Ed. Lasker vs G A Thomas, 1912 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 18 moves, 1-0

Dutch Blackmar Gambit (A82) 0-1 4 Qs brawl w/dynamite finish
Ed. Lasker vs Alekhine, 1913 
(A80) Dutch, 46 moves, 0-1

Edward Lasker's tricky prelude to Boden's mate
Ed. Lasker vs F Englund, 1913 
(C48) Four Knights, 21 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch Defense (D32) 0-1 Incredible straight jacket
S F St Jermain Steadman vs Ed. Lasker, 1913 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 19 moves, 0-1

G35: Chess Secrets I Learned from the Masters by Edward Lasker
Capablanca vs Ed. Lasker, 1915 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 68 moves, 1-0

Experience wins over Youth (Sammy was just 9!)
Reshevsky vs Ed. Lasker, 1921 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 29 moves, 0-1

Semi-Slav Defense: Meran (D48) 1-0 Weak back rank
Ed. Lasker vs Tartakower, 1924 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 36 moves, 1-0

Sarratt Attack (D00) 1/2-1/2 Triumvirate of passed pawns
Janowski vs Ed. Lasker, 1924 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 71 moves, 1/2-1/2

Indian Game: Knights Variation (A46) 0-1 Fab Finish!
Santasiere vs Ed. Lasker, 1931 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

Queen Pawn Game Copycat (D04) 0-1 Smothered Mate
Ed. Lasker vs I A Horowitz, 1946 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 14 moves, 0-1

G45: Chess Secrets I Learned from the Masters by Edward Lasker
Marshall vs Ed. Lasker, 1923 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 29 moves, 0-1

G43: Chess Secrets I Learned from the Masters by Edward Lasker
Marshall vs Ed. Lasker, 1923 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 39 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted (C40) 1/2-1/2
K Richter vs Vladimir Petrov, 1936
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 50 moves, 1/2-1/2

Caro-Kann Def. Accelerated Panov Attack (B10) 1-0 Overloaded R
L Steiner vs Carls, 1928 
(B10) Caro-Kann, 44 moves, 1-0

Four Knights Spanish. Symmetrical (C49) 1-0 Double Rook sac
Capablanca vs H Steiner, 1933 
(C49) Four Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

White gives all his pieces a job to do
H Steiner vs NN, 1945 
(C57) Two Knights, 20 moves, 1-0

100 best games of 20th century by Andrew Soltis
Stoltz vs H Steiner, 1952 
(A21) English, 34 moves, 1-0

Alekhine Defense: Normal Variation (B02) ˇ 1-0
E Steiner vs J Balogh, 1924 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 60 moves, 1-0

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Balogh Defense (A82) 1/2-1/2
E Steiner vs J Balogh, 1935
(A82) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 16 moves, 1/2-1/2

Latvian gambit in hands of Latvian master was not enough.
E Steiner vs F Apsenieks, 1928 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Main Line (C40) 1-0 Penetration
E Steiner vs F Apsenieks, 1937 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Scotch Gambit. Canal Variation Anti-Max Lange Attack (C56) 0-1
A Cheron vs L Steiner, 1928 
(C56) Two Knights, 33 moves, 0-1

Budapest 1921- First win with "Alekhine's Defence"
E Steiner vs Alekhine, 1921 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 62 moves, 0-1

Startling Castling by Robert Timmer [1997]
E Steiner vs Colle, 1926 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 27 moves, 1-0

Vienna Gambit. Hamppe-Allgaier-Thorold Gambit (C25) 1-0 Promo
W Adams vs H Steiner, 1947 
(C25) Vienna, 27 moves, 1-0

Bishop's Opening: Calabrese Cntrgambit (C23)  0-1 Kside crusher
Fisher vs Steinitz, 1872 
(C23) Bishop's Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Dutch Staunton Gambit. Chigorin Var (A83) 0-1 Risky business
L Goldsmith vs C M Fisher, 1875 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 30 moves, 0-1

Zukertort Opening: Queenside Fianchetto (A04) 1-0 Not Bobby
T H Piper vs B W Fisher, 1883
(A04) Reti Opening, 21 moves, 1-0

The "other Fischer" gets crushed!
A Gerschenkron vs Fischer, 1935 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 15 moves, 1-0

Sicilian Defense: Pin Variation (B40) 1-0 Killer pawn
A Wagner-Michel vs Anke Fischer, 1994 
(B40) Sicilian, 17 moves, 1-0

MARKER DIVIDER
C Van der Zee vs E Dluski, 1993 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 1 moves, 1-0

MARKER DIVIDER
Janosevic vs Geller, 1968 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 0 moves, 1/2-1/2

Four Knights Italian P fork trick (C46) 0-1 N on the rim caught
Louis Schmidt vs Lasker, 1893 
(C46) Three Knights, 35 moves, 0-1

Four Knts Game: Italian. Noa Gambit Nxe4 (C46) 0-1 Ns w/issues
Lenzerk vs Lasker, 1913 
(C47) Four Knights, 22 moves, 0-1

Spanish Berlin Def. Beverwijk Var (C65) 1-0 Bustin' Black Pawns
Lasker vs Fehmers, 1933 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Danish G. Declined. Sorensen (C21)0-1 NxNf3, Rxh2 opens files
Lasker vs Breyer, 1911 
(C21) Center Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Latvian Gambit: Accepted. Bilguer Var (C40) 0-1 VP 1 of a kind
Fischer vs V Pupols, 1955 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 44 moves, 0-1

Turner has a 2+ 0-=1 against Fischer
A Turner vs Fischer, 1956 
(E68) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4, 53 moves, 1-0

Tal laughs, and Fischer doesn't play 22.Rae1!
Fischer vs Tal, 1959 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 52 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Berlin Def (C65) 0-1 Misfire in center
Gunsberg vs Lasker, 1889 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

KIA/Closed Sicilian 0-0 vs 0-0-0 (A07) 0-1 Black seizes Qside
J Mieses vs Lasker, 1889 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 28 moves, 0-1

V Tietz vs Lasker, 1889 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 40 moves, 0-1

Loman vs Lasker, 1889 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 22 moves, 0-1

Chigorin vs Lasker, 1897 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 57 moves, 0-1

Janowski vs Lasker, 1901 
(C52) Evans Gambit, 42 moves, 0-1

Lasker vs NN, 1896 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Lasker vs G Oskam, 1908 
(C21) Center Game, 20 moves, 1-0

Lasker vs NN, 1908 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 46 moves, 1-0

Scotch Game: Relfsson Gambit (C44) 0-1Superb, instructive play!
A Solovtsov vs Lasker, 1896 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

Lasker vs Blackburne, 1892 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 1-0

Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1896  
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 41 moves, 1-0

Lasker vs Marshall, 1924 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 44 moves, 1-0

Lasker vs Tarrasch, 1908 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 28 moves, 1-0

Game 15: Chess Highlights of the 20th Century by Graham Burgess
Pillsbury vs Lasker, 1904 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

French Def Classical. Richter Attk (C13) 0-1Sideways Gueridon #
Lasker vs J Sargent, 1891 
(C13) French, 27 moves, 0-1

Game 19 from the book "John Nunn's Chess Course"
Showalter vs Lasker, 1893 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 33 moves, 0-1

WC Match, Moscow 1896. Game 1, Lasker leads 1-0 (1-0)
Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896 
(C54) Giuoco Piano, 45 moves, 0-1

Spanish Game: Steinitz Def (C62) 1-0 No seatbelts in 1894
Lasker vs H Helms, 1894 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 18 moves, 1-0

Dutch Def Staunton Gambit. General (A83) 0-1Remove the Defender
Lasker vs T C Gibbons, 1900 
(A83) Dutch, Staunton Gambit, 27 moves, 0-1

QGD vs Kingside Fianchetto (A04) 1-0 Lasker destroys Isolani
Lasker vs A van Foreest, 1889 
(A04) Reti Opening, 50 moves, 1-0

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