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Wilhelm Steinitz vs Emanuel Lasker
Steinitz - Lasker World Championship Match (1894), Montreal CAN, rd 10, Apr-19
Queen's Gambit Declined: Normal Defense (D35)  ·  0-1


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May-04-05  chess man: Nice piece coordianation by Lasker.
Oct-06-06  Dres1: That was easy
Oct-06-06  Dres1: I feel like im watching a game on Yahoo! Chess.
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  keypusher: Cf. Burn vs Lasker, 1900
Feb-29-08  Knight13: Who the heck castles queen side like this?
Feb-29-08  Petrosianic: Could you rephrase the question in the form of a question?
Feb-29-08  Knight13: <Petrosianic> Who the heck wouldn't think that we wouldn't add each other to the ignore list after all this stuff btwn you and me?
May-02-09  ScorpionInstinct: Poor Steinitz must've gotten tired it's 10th round for the old man.. 0-0-0!!!AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
Jan-19-11  Llawdogg: It is kind of strange to see the world champion castle long into danger rather than castle short into safety. Also, Steinitz never moved a rook again for the rest of the game. It was definitely his worst effort of the entire match.
Jan-19-11  kingfu: Steinitz was 58 and Lasker 30. From the many discussions about Karpov, Korchnoi and others, we see that playing strength declines in old age.

Sometimes castling on opposite wings signals a fierce battle.

Sometimes it is a mistake. I have heard the phrase "Castling into it!" This happens a lot when French players castle Kingside!

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  chancho: <kingfu> Lasker was born in 1868. So he was 26 years old when he played this match.
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  keypusher: <chancho: <kingfu> Lasker was born in 1868. So he was 26 years old when he played this match.>

Twenty-five, to push pedantry beyond its limits (he was born December 24).

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  chancho: <keypusher> Yeah, you're right. The match ended on May 1894, so he was 25. I was going by this link:

Jan-20-11  kingfu: Playing Lasker at 25?

May I offer a draw, sire?

Jan-20-11  Llawdogg: Lasker was just hitting his stride here.
Jan-22-11  kingfu: Llawdogg,

I guess that draw offer was DECLINED!

Jan-22-11  DieHard: I don't think 0-0-0 was Steinitz's big error. His extended knight tour of Nh3-f4-d3-f2-d3 hurt him. Launching the f3-f4-f5 aggression from an inferior position didn't help either. Steinitz's theory expected attacks to be based on an advantage, not a disadvantage. He really was not himself.
Apr-07-12  solskytz: 20. 0-0-0 doesn't look too bad - but should have followed most probably by 21. Kb2, holding it all quite nicely
Dec-23-18  sakredkow: Lasker castles manually. Er, Emanuelly.
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