|Jun-17-06|| ||Maynard5: After a quiet openining, in which Laster does not seem to possess any advantage, the attack on the king side gathers surprising force. Note the use of the square f5, followed by the invasion on the e-file.|
|Jun-17-06|| ||WhoKeres: A typical Lasker game. He got little pressure form the opening, but his tactical skill in the middlegame and knowledge that Chigorin was a weak defensive player led to Lasker's winning attack.|
|Oct-18-07|| ||RookFile: I think the idea leading up to 20. f3 is the star idea of this game. Kasparov used a similar idea against Karpov in one of their games.|
|Oct-18-07|| ||IMlday: Knowing Chigorin's prowess with the Knight pair Lasker employs a bit of psychology in obtaining it himself. Obstructing the light-squares with protected pawns, Lasker gives Chigorin no way to play for a win. Hence he overpresses the QS pawns and White gets on top.|
|Feb-08-09|| ||keypusher: As Hoffer pointed out in the tournament book, 36....Bd7 was probably based on an oversight: 37. Qxb3 Bxf5 38. exf5 Qd7 (forking bishop and f-pawn) 39. Ba5 and now ...Qxf5 is unplayable. But Black's position was bad before that, because of the self-inflicted injuries pointed out by IMlday.|
|Feb-08-09|| ||veigaman: what about 31.. ra8 for blacks?|
|Feb-08-09|| ||laskereshevsky: <IMlday: Knowing Chigorin's prowess with the Knight pair.......> |
oohhh yes!!...he does,... EMMANUEL know it veeeery weeeell!!!....
Lasker vs Chigorin, 1895
|Feb-08-09|| ||keypusher: <veigaman: what about 31.. ra8 for blacks?>|
32. Rxa4 Bxa4 33. Nd5 looks at least as good as the game for White.
Nice game, but Lasker had scored five wins and two draws against Chigorin since then. I don't think there was any minor-piece lineup that scared him. Later in this same tournament he scored a brilliancy against Chigorin with two bishops against B+N.
Chigorin vs Lasker, 1899
|Feb-09-09|| ||veigaman: <keypusher> i see but it seems to me that the blacks has more activity|
|Feb-12-09|| ||keypusher: <veigaman: <keypusher> i see but it seems to me that the blacks has more activity>|
Shredder does not agree but thinks you are on the right track: 31....Qa6 32. Rxa4 Qxa4 with the queen actively placed is stronger than either 31....Rba8 or Chigorin's 31....Nc7.
|Feb-17-09|| ||veigaman: Thanks so much <keypusher> for the information. Certainly, your suggestions seems to be stronger than my idea and also it seems to be better than shirov´decision.|