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Edward Lasker vs George Alan Thomas
"Fatal Attraction" (game of the day Apr-10-16)
Casual game (1912)  ·  Horwitz Defense: General (A40)  ·  1-0
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Feb-20-11
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  Phony Benoni: An old classic: R Steel vs NN, 1886
Apr-13-11  LIFE Master AJ: I covered this game here - http://www.ajschess.com/lifemastera... (you have to scroll down a bit).

and ...

http://www.lifemasteraj.com/old_af-...

10...Bxe5! (as first suggested by Em. Lasker, I believe) would have allowed Black to survive.

Apr-18-11  Tigranny: I think 18.Kd2# is actually better than 18.0-0-0#. If 18.0-0-0#, maybe Thomas would think that Lasker's king was too afraid to attack.
Apr-22-11  Tigranny: Prins vs L Day, 1968 is a mate when Black castles queenside.
Oct-06-11
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  missionmankiwi: Beautiful Q-sac beginning 11 Qxh7+. But Black's position was ripe for the picking on the K-side: Count the pieces (a la IM Gary Lane)
Oct-26-11  Goldengab: @AnalyzeThis
Well, it's not a matter of lost tempo, bad bishops or similar: it's a matter of suicide silly moves! Already Bd3 and Queen are pointing king, plus a discovered attack... Qe7 is just a suicide move. Come on guys, this is dumb chess. Even an amateur knows how to avoid these things. After all, nice mate :)
Nov-16-11  Llawdogg: I also vote for 18 0-0-0#.
Nov-16-11  sevenseaman: "Fatal attraction", free traction.
Dec-24-11  fetonzio: kudos to edward, who was a true genius (inventor of a life-saving breast pump) and died only 3 years before i was born! his combination is terrific, and years ago seemed unfathomable to me, although now i see all moves are forced, so there is really only one line to look at. still, u dont choose greatness, it chooses u, and in this case it chose the lesser-known lasker - which incredibly enough was friends with the lesser-known max lange!!!!!
Feb-20-12
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  Penguincw: Say, is there anything wrong with 18.0-0-0?
Feb-21-12  SimonT: There's nothing wrong with 18. 0-0-0#

Yasser Seirawan prefers that move in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBMY...

Feb-22-12
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  Penguincw: < SimonT: There's nothing wrong with 18. 0-0-0# >

I know. Why I ask? Well, I played this game in Guess-the-Move, and after 17...Kg1, I played 18.0-0-0 and it gave me no points! So, I tried it again, then penazlize me for three points for playing a correct move. Then, still gave me no moves for queenside castling. :(

Apr-15-12
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  Eduardo Bermudez: One hundred years ago !!
Apr-28-12
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  HeMateMe: This is fun!
Jun-21-12  IlluminatoSavio: Un capolavoro
Jun-21-12  Cemoblanca: Women!! ;0) [11.Qxh7!!]
Jun-21-12
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  RookFile: Another game where black puts his bishop on b7, and it whistles in the wind while the house burns down on the other side of the board.
Aug-15-12
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  whiteshark: Whenever you can castle with check! Do it. (Seirawan)
Oct-18-12
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  Eduardo Bermudez: The most famous king's trip !!
May-06-13
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  Eduardo Bermudez: Fatal Attraction I
Oct-23-13
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  ChemMac: 16 Kf1 and 17 Nh2 mates in two instead of three.
Oct-28-13  The Last Straw: ( Komodo32 3 32bit 319.98 (depth 5) 12...Kh8 13.Ng6#) ( #-5 (depth 5) 12...Kh6 13.Neg4+ Kg5 14.h4+ Kf4 15.g3+ Kf3 16.O-O gxf6 17.Nh2#)
Oct-28-13
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  profK: Didn't Alekhine have one of these king marches....And I think Gerald Abrahams did too.
Oct-29-13  RedShield: <Take a Walk on the Kingside>
Oct-29-13
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  mistermac: Happy 101, King Walk!
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