|Sep-03-03|| ||AgentRgent: Rather uninspired play from Dr. Lasker. After 25. Qa7+ Kc8 White's just runs out of options. |
|Feb-01-05|| ||azaris: The poor quality of Lasker's play is probably explained by the fact that this game as well as W P Shipley vs Lasker, 1892 were part of a blindfold simul.|
Looking at the final position it's easy to understand that even a great blindfold player could get lost in the maze.
|Jul-07-05|| ||al wazir: 25. Qa7+ Kc8 26. Qc7+ Qxc7 27. Nxc7 Rxd4, with a winning advantage. 27...Kxc7? 28. Bxd4+! gives white a fighting chance.|
|Aug-25-05|| ||jnzabala: Wala lang...|
|Aug-25-05|| ||EmperorAtahualpa: Wala popi lang, huru!|
|Sep-23-06|| ||ashin: how about....25. QXc7+ QxQ 26. Nxc7 Kxc7 27. Bxf4+....could someone help me out...|
|Sep-23-06|| ||tpstar: <ashin> That's a good idea, similar to <al wazir>'s line 25. Qa7+ (praying for 25 ... Kc6?? 26. Qxc7+ Kxb5 27. Qxc2) Kc8 26. Qxc7+ Qxc7 27. Nxc7, and now Black must avoid the trap 27 ... Kxc7? 28. Bxf4+ regaining material for White. But after 25. Qxc7+ Qxc7 26. Nxc7, Black has the improvement 26 ... Rxd4 27. Nb5 Rdd1 28. Kb2 f3 with a quick win.|
|Sep-23-06|| ||Calli: <part of a blindfold simul> Not true. This and the other game from 1892 are part of a set of ten individual games that Lasker played against 5 Franklin CC members. Two games each against Shipley, HG Voight, DM Martinez, AK Robinson and GC Reichhelm. These were regular one on one games, not simuls. I think Lasker won all games except this one.|
|Jun-07-12|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: Lasker never should have played into this variation; if you look at Shipley's games, he was perhaps the greatest exponent ever of the 8...Bc5 line. The transformation in Shipley is remarkable, for in every other opening he is just a strong amateur, but in this one sub-variation of a variation of a rarely played opening, he could defeat any player in the world.|
|Jul-18-12|| ||crawfb5: <An Englishman: Good Evening: Lasker never should have played into this variation>|
"The opening was selected by mutual agreement of the two contestants, who played for a special prize offered by Mr. Shipley." -- Hilbert's bio of Shipley, p. 94
So Shipley offered Lasker a cash bonus if Lasker could beat him in this opening.
|Apr-09-13|| ||thomastonk: The quote "The opening was selected by mutual agreement of the two contestants, who played for a special prize offered by Mr. Shipley." appeared in Steinitz chess column "Over the chess board" in the "New York Daily Tribune", January 8, 1893. |
In his comments, Steinitz mentions Steinitz vs Zukertort, 1872 and he notes that Shipley "devoted considerable study to the analysis of this opening". Moreover, he reported that Lasker intended to resign immediately, if 13.. xd4 would have happenend.
And another game with this line is Steinitz vs W P Shipley, 1883.