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Salomon Flohr vs Emanuel Lasker
Moscow (1936), Moscow URS, rd 14, Jun-02
Zukertort Opening: Queen Pawn Defense (A06)  ·  1-0


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  Honza Cervenka: Pretty win of Flohr. He got a better position from the opening and gave Lasker no chance to fight. I think that 13...Nxe5 and 14...Ne4 were the main source of black's troubles.
May-11-04  Whitehat1963: The value of the passed pawn is difficult to assess. Capablanca observed that (obviously) it becomes more powerful with every square. It's probably the best way to beat computers because it's value isn't fixed.
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  Calli: Flohr agrees. Here are some of his notes:

13...Nxe5 "More prudent, in any case, was 13...Rfd8. Now White obtains the advantage"

14. dxe5 Ne4? "After this mistake, Black's position becomes hopeless. Correct was 14...Nd7, on which White best continues with the favourable 15.cxd5."

15.cxd5! "Lasker obviously overlooked this preliminary exchange"

Source: Tournament book

Jun-27-13  jerseybob: What's been said here of black's 13th and 14th are correct, but Lasker wasn't always concerned about making the "best" move, instead relying on his fighting abilities to carry him through. But "Lasker Chess" sometimes backfired.
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