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Carl Schlechter vs Emanuel Lasker
London (1899)  ·  Italian Game: Classical Variation. Greco Gambit Moeller-Therkatz Attack (C54)  ·  0-1
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Apr-12-05  aw1988: Lasker tears Schlechter to shreds.
Apr-12-05  AgentRgent: Schlechter later returned the favor: Schlechter vs Lasker, 1904
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  TheAlchemist: <aw1988> Yes, it was great defence by Lasker, but it is mostly Schlechter's terrible 12.Bg5? that decides the match. After 12.Qc4 it would have been a fairly even game.

I would like to point out an interesting variation:

11...Ncd6 12.Qxg7 Qf6 13.Qxf6 Nxf6 14.Re1+ Kf8 15.Bh6+ Kg8 16.Re5 Nfe4 17.Re1 and white is winning! It is better to give back the piece with 14...Nfe4 15.Nd2 f5 16.f3 etc.

Apr-12-05  Shams: what about simply 9.bxc3 0-0 10.d5 and white has the bishop pair plus a lead in development for his pawn? looks plenty good enough to me.
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  TheAlchemist: <shams> 9.d5 is very tricky and I think is considered to be white's best chance to fight for the advantage. After 9.bxc3 d5 10.Bd3 O-O black equalizes without much problem and is up a pawn.
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  Calli: Schlechter eventually learn to play the Piano Schlechter vs Meitner, 1899
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  keypusher: <Shams> Lasker, scourge of gambits, had driven 9. bxc3 permanently out of circulation three years before: Steinitz vs Lasker, 1896.
Aug-25-08  dwavechess: 18/21, 86% coincidence with rybka 2.3.2 at 14 ply forwards 1 cpu w32 for lasker! Very high agreement.
Aug-25-08  dwavechess: Seems much better opening for lasker
Sep-11-08  dwavechess: 68%, much less using Rybka 3 w32 at 3 minutes per move for Lasker
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  keypusher: <TheAlchemist: <aw1988> Yes, it was great defence by Lasker, but it is mostly Schlechter's terrible 12.Bg5? that decides the match. After 12.Qc4 it would have been a fairly even game.>

Apparently 12. Bg5 was Moeller's recommended continuation. They didn't have engines for blunder-checking in those days!

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