chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

  
Frederic Lazard
Number of games in database: 19
Years covered: 1903 to 1933
Overall record: +9 -8 =2 (52.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

Repertoire Explorer
Most played openings
A02 Bird's Opening (2 games)

Search Sacrifice Explorer for Frederic Lazard
Search Google for Frederic Lazard


FREDERIC LAZARD
(born Feb-20-1883, died Nov-18-1948, 65 years old) France

[what is this?]
Frdric Lazard was a player, problemist and author. He was the winner of one of the shortest master games on record (see A Gibaud vs F Lazard, 1924) and published in 1929 a book of his problems and endgames studies, 'Mes problemes et etudes d'echecs'. He also finished 1st= with Andre Cheron in the 1926 French Championship. He was Paris champion in 1911.

Wikipedia article: Fr%C3%A9d%C3%A9ric Lazard


 page 1 of 1; 19 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. F Lazard vs NN 1-014 1903 UnknownC38 King's Gambit Accepted
2. F Lazard vs A Gibaud 1-025 1909 ParisC54 Giuoco Piano
3. A Gibaud vs F Lazard 0-14 1924 CompositionA45 Queen's Pawn Game
4. A Rueb vs F Lazard  0-131 1924 Paris f-BC45 Scotch Game
5. F Lazard vs R Crepeaux 0-114 1924 Strasbourg -C29 Vienna Gambit
6. D Daniuszewski vs F Lazard  0-164 1924 Paris prel-5D07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
7. F Lazard vs E Steiner  0-140 1924 Paris f-BB20 Sicilian
8. F Lazard vs S Kohn  0-128 1924 Paris f-BB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
9. E Voellmy vs F Lazard  ½-½65 1924 Paris ol (Men) f-BD02 Queen's Pawn Game
10. R Gaudin vs F Lazard 0-114 1925 Prague (Czech Republic)C57 Two Knights
11. F Lazard vs A Cheron  0-138 1925 FRA-ch 3rdD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
12. F Lazard vs M Romi  0-136 1926 ParigiC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
13. F Lazard vs L Szwarcman 1-039 1929 ParisA02 Bird's Opening
14. J Cukierman vs F Lazard 0-136 1929 ParisC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
15. Duchamp vs F Lazard 0-145 1929 ParisE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
16. F Lazard vs Menchik 0-135 1929 ParisA02 Bird's Opening
17. Koltanowski vs F Lazard  ½-½42 1929 ParisA40 Queen's Pawn Game
18. F Lazard vs Tartakower 0-129 1929 Paris m/1C31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
19. Alekhine vs F Lazard  1-038 1933 Paris (01)D41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
 page 1 of 1; 19 games  PGN Download 
  REFINE SEARCH:   White wins (1-0) | Black wins (0-1) | Draws (1/2-1/2) | Lazard wins | Lazard loses  

Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-09-06  capanegra: Lazard was a very fine composer. I have some pretty studies of him. Check this:

White to play and win. (Frederic Lazard, 1911)


click for larger view

Jun-14-06  capanegra: SOLUTION:

1.Nf4+ Kh6 2.Ne6 Re8 3.g8=Q Rxg8 4.Nf8 Rg5! (hoping for a stalmate in case of 5.e8=Q Re5+ 6.Qxe5) 5.Ng6!! and the Pawn queens.

Sep-25-08  capanegra: Here is a relatively easy puzzle by Lazard. The solution is quite straight, but with a very nice final position.

White to play and draw.


click for larger view

Sep-26-08  capanegra: SOLUTION:

1.a7 Re8 2.Bc6 Rf8 3.a8=Q Rxa8 4.Bxa8 Kd3 5.Kb3 a4+ 6.Ka2 c2 7.Be4+ Kxe4 8.Kb2 Kd3 9.Kc1 (1/2-1/2)

Feb-20-09  vonKrolock: Half a century after his disparition, the french chess friends from magazine "Phenix" had the auspicious idea of paying hommage for him with a Lazard Memorial Tourney for Studies - mine own contribution to the section KK+PParrives to be one of the few examples on record of a Study showing all 16 Ps...

Z. Kornin
"F. Lazard MT - Phenix 2000"
Commendation


click for larger view

= (white to play and draw)

Feb-20-09  capanegra: Happy Birthday Mr. Lazard!

Here goes another one. Tim Krabb cites as source de L'Echiquier de Paris, 1949, although Lazard passed away in 1948. It might be a posthumous study.

White to play and win.


click for larger view

Feb-20-09  WhiteRook48: I think the game vs Gibaud is fake.
Aug-15-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Here is another nice study from Lazard, from 1935. White to play and draw.


click for larger view

White draws with the underpromotion 1.d8(R)! (1.d8(Q) Bf4 2.Qd2+ Kf3 3.Qf4+ Kf4 and Black wins) 1....Bf4 2.Rd2 Bg5 3.Rd5 Kf4 4.Rd2 Bh6 5.Rd6 Kg5 6. Rd2 draw. Any move by the Black King pins the White rook and causes stalemate.

Dec-20-09  capanegra: SOLUTION for the <Feb-20-09> study:

1.Kb7 b4 2.Kc6 Be4+ (2...bxa3 3.Kc5 Be4 4.e7 a2 5.e8=Q a1=Q 6.Nb7+ Bxb7 7.Qd8#) 3.Kc5 b3 4.e7 b2 5.e8=Q b1=Q 6.Nc6+! Bxc6 7.Qd8+! Qb6+ 8.Qxb6+ axb6+ 9.Kxc6 b5 10.Kc5 b4 11.axb4#

Feb-20-11  BIDMONFA: Frederic Lazard

LAZARD, Frederic
http://www.bidmonfa.com/lazard_fred...
_

Jan-11-12  capanegra: <von> I've been studying your study and I'm afraid something is missing, since I arrive to a rather linear solution:

1.Kxb4 e4 2.dxe4 dxe4 3.Kc4 e3 4.Kd3 Kxh4 5.b4 Kg3 6.Ke2

Jan-12-12  vonKrolock: <capa> Gracias for studying my Study :)

<1.Kxb4> This move is answered with 1...Kxh4! (But not 1...e4) and black wins easilly. Curious, that if 1.Kxb4 g4-g3??, then white wins with 1.Kb3! Your move is kind of a try... Soon will become clear that a Key (only move), paralise the black King, then follows a self-incarceration with switchback, stalemate try, and two lines with a different underpromotion each. The whole is just a <funny little thing> with the double-royal-paralisis <!?> and the underpromotions as (I believed then) points that fit to Lazard's style

Jan-12-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: He often made late comebacks...
Jan-12-12  capanegra: Oops, 1Kxh4 is an obvious response I had overlooked. Ok, let's pay more attention to this. Since Black's direct threat is precisely Kxh4, then White's first move is forced: 1.g3 protecting the Pawn and therefore stalemating the King.

1.g3 e4 (1b3 2.Kb4 e4 3.dxe4 dxe4 4.Kc4 and Black gets stalemated) 2.Kxb4 e3 (2exd3 3.Kb3 d2 3.Kc2 and Black gets stalemated) 3.Ka5 e2 4.b4 e1=Q stalemate.

What I fail to see is why Black would be interested in promoting into N or R, because in any case after b5 White threatens dangerously to promote and mate at h8, so it would be Black who has to manage to save the game unless of course, again I'm missing something :). For example:

a) 4e1=R 5.b5 and I find nothing better for Black than to stalemate himself: 5Rb1 6.b6 (6.bxc6 Rb3 7.c7 Rb8 8.c6 Rc8) Rb2 7.bxa7 (7.b7 Rb3 8.b8=Q Rxb8 stalemate) Rb8 8.axb8 stalemate

b) 4e1=N 5.b5 and here I even didnt manage to find a salvation for Black. 5cxb5 6.c6; 5Nc2 6.b6; 5Nxe3 6.b6 Nxc5 7.bxa7.

That been said, very interesting study!

Jan-23-12  capanegra: Here goes another composition by Lazard, with almost all Pawns on board. The solution is rather easy, but with a charming final position.

F. Lazard
Ceskoslovensky Sach, 1930.


click for larger view

White to play and draw.

Feb-20-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  brankat: Happy Birthday master Lazard.
Feb-20-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  DarthStapler: I see it - give up the pawns on the kingside and make him take your pawn on c5, then a6 or b6 and it's stalemate
Feb-20-12  Penguincw: R.I.P.
Feb-20-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  Honza Cervenka: <WhiteRook48: I think the game vs Gibaud is fake.> Not necessarily. Such an accident can occure even on master level. See Keres vs E Arlamowski, 1950 for one well-known example.
Feb-20-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  acirce: It can, but in this case it didn't. http://timkr.home.xs4all.nl/records... and click "Shortest game".
Apr-27-13  DoctorD: I just noted Lazard's death date as 1948, with this problem published in 1951:

http://www.softdecc.com/pdb/search....
with the note that it "could happen" in a real game.

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other users.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific player and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please suggest your correction and help us eliminate database mistakes!


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | advertising | contact us
Copyright 2001-2014, Chessgames Services LLC
Web design & database development by 20/20 Technologies