|Mar-28-05|| ||Karpova: Impressive play by Lasker. First he repels white's attack then finishes him off with a brutal counterattack.|
i wonder what chigorin had in mind playing 25.qa2
|Feb-04-06|| ||CowardlyKnight: I imagine he was thinking of something in the lines of 26. Nxd5 Qxd5 27. Rxc4 Rg7 28. Rc1.|
|Oct-19-06|| ||extremepleasure: Wasn't 13.Qa4 much better than 13.Qe2?|
|Oct-19-06|| ||FHBradley: It certainly looks so: 13.Qa4 Nc5 14. Qxc6+ Bd7 15.Qd5; and it looks pretty drawish: 15...Be6 16. Qc6+ Bd7; but such continuations are not what Tchigorin was after when he settled for the Evans gambit.|
|Nov-08-07|| ||playground player: And he didn't even bother to castle...|
|Jan-06-08|| ||JimmyVermeer: According to Staunton's Chessplayers' Handbook, Lasker's 5th move was Ba5, not Bc5. Can anyone confirm which is correct?|
|Jan-06-08|| ||paladin at large: According to the Weltgeschichte des Schachs, Lasker (Vol. 11) and GM Soltis "Why Lasker Matters", the move Bc5 is correct. (Petersburg, 3rd round, 17 Dec 1895)|
|Jan-06-08|| ||JimmyVermeer: No wonder Staunton got it wrong - he died 21 years before this game was even played, so how could he have known what the moves were going to be?
He doesn't give the date, so maybe it was another Tchigorin vs. another Lasker, and every move was identical except that one.
A more plausible theory is that Staunton's book was edited some time afterwards and the new writer was careless in copying down the moves.|
|May-28-08|| ||keypusher: This tournament was a clash of generations (23-year-old Pillsbury and 27-year-old Lasker against 45-year-old Chigorin and 59-year-old Steinitz) but also a clash of openings. Chigorin tried the Evans Gambit four times in this tournament, scoring a draw, two losses and a lone victory when Steinitz blundered in a winning position. Chigorin only dabbled in the Evans after this tournament, and after a famous loss to Pillsbury at London four years later he abandoned it altogether.|
Chigorin vs Pillsbury, 1899
|Jun-24-08|| ||whiteshark: The position after <25.Qa2>
click for larger view
is on Madagascar miniature sheet no.1810
|Mar-13-10|| ||Ulhumbrus: 23...c4 answers the threat of 24 Qe2 which will otherwise fork the B on e6 and the pawn on a6.|
|Jun-16-13|| ||Gypsy: <keypusher: ... Chigorin tried the Evans Gambit four times in this tournament, scoring a draw, two losses and a lone victory when Steinitz blundered in a winning position.>|
I have not find the Chigorin-Steinitz you reference in the database; is it here?
|Jun-16-13|| ||Phony Benoni: <Gypsy> Chigorin vs Steinitz, 1896|
Were you searching for it as an 1895 game?
St. Petersburg 1895-96 (1895)
|Jun-17-13|| ||Gypsy: <Phony Benoni> Thx friend!|
<Were you searching for it as an 1895 game?> Yup, that was the problem.