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Frederic Lazard
Number of games in database: 21
Years covered: 1903 to 1933
Overall record: +10 -9 =2 (52.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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

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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.

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Last updated: 2017-10-07 05:31:34

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Lazard vs NN 1-0141903UnknownC38 King's Gambit Accepted
2. F Lazard vs A Gibaud 1-0251909ParisC54 Giuoco Piano
3. A Gibaud vs F Lazard 0-141924CompositionA45 Queen's Pawn Game
4. E Voellmy vs F Lazard  ½-½651924Paris ol (Men) f-BD02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. F Lazard vs S Kohn  0-1281924Paris f-BB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
6. A Rueb vs F Lazard  0-1311924Paris f-BC45 Scotch Game
7. F Apsenieks vs F Lazard  1-0311924Paris prel-5D06 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. D Daniuszewski vs F Lazard  0-1641924Paris prel-5D06 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. F Lazard vs H K Handasyde  1-0431924Paris f-BC46 Three Knights
10. F Lazard vs E Steiner  0-1401924Paris f-BB20 Sicilian
11. F Lazard vs R Crepeaux 0-1141924FRA-ch 2ndC29 Vienna Gambit
12. F Lazard vs A Cheron  0-1381925FRA-ch 3rdD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
13. R Gaudin vs F Lazard 0-1141925FRA-chC57 Two Knights
14. F Lazard vs M Romi  0-1361926Paris-ch 1926/27C62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
15. F Lazard vs Menchik 0-1351929ParisA02 Bird's Opening
16. J Cukierman vs F Lazard 0-1361929ParisC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
17. F Lazard vs L Szwarcman 1-0391929ParisA02 Bird's Opening
18. Koltanowski vs F Lazard  ½-½421929ParisE00 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Duchamp vs F Lazard 0-1451929ParisE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
20. F Lazard vs Tartakower 0-1291929ParisC31 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit
21. Alekhine vs F Lazard 1-0381933ParisD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
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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)

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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.

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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)

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  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 ♔♔+♙♙arrives to be one of the few examples on record of a Study showing all 16 ♙s...

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

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= (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.

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

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White draws with the underpromotion 1.d8(♖)! (1.d8(♕) ♗f4 2.♕d2+ ♔f3 3.♕f4+ ♔f4 and Black wins) 1....♗f4 2.♖d2 ♗g5 3.♖d5 ♔f4 4.♖d2 ♗h6 5.♖d6 ♔g5 6. ♖d2 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

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

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  vonKrolock: <capa> Gracias for studying my Study :)

<1.♔xb4> This move is answered with 1...♔xh4! (♗ut not 1...e4) and black wins easilly. Curious, that if 1.♔xb4 g4-g3??, then white wins with 1.♔b3! Your move is kind of a try... Soon will become clear that a ♔ey (▢), paralise the black ♔ing, 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

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  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 ♘ or ♖, 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.

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White to play and draw.

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  brankat: Happy Birthday master Lazard.
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  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
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  Penguincw: R.I.P.
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  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  acirce: It can, but in this case it didn't. and click "Shortest game".
Apr-27-13  DoctorD: I just noted Lazard's death date as 1948, with this problem published in 1951:
with the note that it "could happen" in a real game.

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  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Frederic Lazard.
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