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Edward Lasker vs Oscar Chajes
Chicago (1926), Chicago, IL USA, rd 10, Aug-30
Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84)  ·  1-0


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  keypusher: I assume White is Edward Lasker, but does anyone know? White's play does seem pretty Emanuelian.
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  Pawn and Two: <keypusher> Your assumption is correct. White is Edward Lasker. This game is from round 10 of the Chicago masters tournament of 1926.

In this tournament, Edward Lasker finished 8th with a score of +5-5=2. Chajes finished 11th, with a score of +2-6=4.

Lasker thought highly enough of this game to indicate on the scoresheet that the game was to be entered for the brilliancy prize. I have not yet determined which game from this tournament won the brilliancy prize.

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  chancho: Edward Lasker played in the Lake Hopatcong tournament in 1926, but Chajes did not play in that tournament. (Scratch that) There was another tournament in 1926 in Chicago that Marshall won. (Chajes came in 11th.) So I think it was Edward Lasker who played the above game.

Emanuel Lasker played in Moscow 1925, and then stopped playing chess until financial need prompted him back to the game in 1934.

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  Pawn and Two: The 1926 Chicago masters tournament had a very dramatic finish. Marshall won this tournament with a fortunate last round win over Showalter, Showalter vs Marshall, 1926, while Torre and Jaffe lost, and Maroczy could only draw.

Marshall finished first with a score of +7-2=3, Maroczy and Torre were next with +6-2=4, and then Jaffe and Kupchik followed with +6-3=3. Kashdan had a chance for a high place finish, but he lost his last round game, and finished 6th with a score of +5-3=4.

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