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Wilhelm Steinitz vs Emanuel Lasker
Lasker - Steinitz World Championship Rematch (1896), Moscow RUE, rd 11, Dec-17
Queen's Gambit Declined: Modern Variation (D50)  ·  0-1


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Mar-31-05  Runemaster: Classic Lasker. Once they reach an ending, there is a sense of inevitability that he is going to win, but all the way through the game, Steinitz seemed to be forced into making a lot of passive knght retreats.
Mar-31-05  iron maiden: More of Lasker's endgame prowess. With two pawns to one on the queenside and a relatively closed position, it would seem like Steinitz has the better chances, but Lasker makes the most of his spatial advantage.
Mar-01-08  Knight13: <iron maiden: More of Lasker's endgame prowess. With two pawns to one on the queenside and a relatively closed position, it would seem like Steinitz has the better chances, but Lasker makes the most of his spatial advantage. > Yup. Even the center is the most important in an endgame! And that spatial advantage, the Black Bishop, served its purpose well, I guess you could say.
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  Honza Cervenka: With Pawns on both flanks Bishop is usually superior piece against Knight in endgame. Q.E.D. in this game quite convincingly.
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  beatgiant: How about 40. exf4 instead of dropping a pawn with 40. e4 as in the game?
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  Honza Cervenka: <beatgiant> 40.exf4 was probably better than text move but black still has an edge after 40...gxf4. I don't say that white is lost by force in such an ending but black's practical winning chances are apparent, especially if somebody like Lasker handles black pieces.
Jul-20-12  King.Arthur.Brazil: After 65.Kxg5 Nf7+ 66.Kf6 Kxg4 67.Kxf6 h5 white cannot avoid the P to promote in h1. Black is going to put white in zugswang till a4 would win the N or the Ph5 is passed. White cannot stop this 2 treats.
Sep-11-15  quirite: Thank you King.Arthur.Brazil. With your explanation, I understand the Lasker's goal and the Steinitz resignation.
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