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Emanuel Lasker vs Frank James Marshall
Lasker - Marshall World Championship Match (1907), USA, rd 4, Feb-02
French Defense: McCutcheon. Lasker Variation (C12)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Mar-01-08  Knight13: Draw? You don't know that... The final position should be draw I guess but who knows, one might get into Zugzwang.
Mar-12-09  WhiteRook48: Lasker already beat Marshall 8 to 0
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  Phony Benoni: THe <American Chess Bulletin> for March, 1907, p. 46, gives a few additional moves as being played:

<41.Ke2 Kc4 42.Ke3 Kd5 43.h4 Kc4 44.Ke4 h5 45.g3 Kc3 46.Ke3> -

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And now the draw looks much clearer.

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  GrahamClayton: I think Marshall erred in allowing a Queen swap after 18.♕c3 dc4 19.♕c4 ♕c4 20.♗c4 ♗c6+. 18...Bc6 exposing the White King to a possible pin along the d-file) might have been better. Seeing that Lasker was 3-0 ahead after 3 games, maybe Marshall's idea was to avoid another defeat at all costs?
Apr-03-16  RookFile: I'm sure that's right. When you lose a few in a row, a draw to steady yourself is not a bad idea.
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March, p. 46 (Game 31 / 1051]
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