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Emanuel Lasker vs Leon L Labatt
Simul, 16b (1893), New Orleans, LA USA, Feb-21
Queen's Gambit Declined: General (D30)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Aug-21-08  chocobonbon: I think it was Napier who said Judge Labatt was a holy terror to the masters, or maybe it was in "The Golden Treasury of Chess" - a wonderful book by Wellmuth.
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  TheFocus: From a simul in New Orleans on February 20, 1893.

Lasker scored +15=1-0.

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  jnpope: More likely from the simul on February 21, 1893.

<Herr Emanuel Lasker played sixteen of the best players of the Chess, Checker and Whist Club last night.

The game began at 8 o'clock, Mr. Lasker opening with the queen pawn on the boards of all the players, and lasted until 20 minutes past 11. The players in the order they succumbed were: Messrs. D. C. Mellen, D. A. Blanchard, C. F. Buck, R. L. Tullis, Edward May, R. B. Trader, L. L. Dugazon, L. L. Labatt (draw), James McWhan, F. C. Kaczaroski, O. M. Tennison, E. H. Farrar, Girault Farrar, S. Waters, Richard Peete and Prof. Brant V. Dixon.

Judge L. L. Labatt, who drew a game with the chess master, played a very handsome game.

<New Orleans Item, 1893.02.22, p5>>

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  TheFocus: <jnpope> You are correct. I read the date wrong in Ken whyld's book.

Thank you very much.

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