|Dec-10-05|| ||chancho: Both of these guys would later play Capablanca, who was wearing diapers when this game was played. :)|
|Dec-11-05|| ||aw1988: <Years covered: 1881 to 1940>|
59 years playing career!!!
|Dec-11-05|| ||aw1988: Lasker, that is.|
|Dec-11-05|| ||aw1988: <Years covered: 1887 to 1945> (Mieses)|
58. Some titans of longevity.
|Dec-11-05|| ||WannaBe: Viktor Korchnoi has games from 1945-2005 (60 yrs!!)|
|Dec-11-05|| ||aw1988: While we're at it, Andre Lilienthal has 50 years.|
|Dec-11-05|| ||aw1988: But Smyslov has the honor of looking smug. 66 years!!|
|Dec-11-05|| ||WannaBe: Like Gordie Howe, just gotta play!|
|Jan-30-06|| ||lostthefight: I downloaded a pgn file of Lasker's games that had the 28th move of this game as Rf3+. I looked at the board forever trying to figure out how black won. Now I see that wasn't the move. Rc3 makes more sense and forces Qe2. Sheesh that was frustrating.|
|Mar-30-06|| ||keypusher: A nice variation just before the end is 28 Qxc6 Rd1+ 29 Kf2 Re2+! 30 Kxe2 Qd3+ 31 Kf2 Qd4+ 32 Ke2 Re2+ 33 Ke1 Qf2# (Soltis).|
|Jul-31-07|| ||DWINS: <keypusher>, Soltis is well known for not checking his analysis with a computer.|
In this case, 28...Rd1+ should be answered by 29.Rxd1 bxc6. Although this is still a win, it is vastly inferior to 28...Qd3+ as given by Irving Chernev in 1960. A likely continuation would be 29.Kg1 Qxb1+ 30.Kh2 Qxh1+ 31.Kxh1 bxc6 with an easy win.
|Jul-06-08|| ||madlydeeply: I like the way lasker chose development over pawn structure on move 5. Kasparov said, I believe, that Lasker had excellent intuition in unbalanced situations, like Tal. Of course, Mieses spent two tempi and also developed the g2 bishop passively behind the e4 pawn, unless he breaks with d4, which is unlikely since Lasker has that square on lockdown. So could you say Lasker has a four tempi advantage on move 9? outrageous.|
|Nov-08-09|| ||Everett: <DWINS> Soltis pointed out a nice variation, not the only or best.|