Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Emanuel Lasker vs Hans Mueller
Zurich (1934), Zurich SUI, rd 13, Jul-26
Caro-Kann Defense: Two Knights Attack (B10)  ·  1-0



explore this opening
find similar games 1,375 more games of Lasker
sac: 11.Qxb7 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can change the color of the light and dark squares by registering a free account then visiting your preferences page. Or, you can change it with the "SETTINGS" link in the lower right.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.


Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-20-04  drukenknight: HEres one of the earliest two knights caro kann w/ Bf5. No wonder lasker didnt fear it. I think modern players would go for: 8....Qd5 after all white has his q out there why not blacks?
Feb-20-04  ughaibu: Great game, thanks for posting it. Look at those bishops at move 15. And Lasker with his common sense and develop your pieces, development of the queens bishop on the game's final move.
Feb-20-04  aulero: After 8...Qd5, 9.Bc4 is very unpleasant.
Feb-20-04  drukenknight: doesnt he just take the N with check?
Feb-20-04  aulero: The knight is guarded by the Queen in h5
Sep-27-08  ughaibu: Keypusher: What does Soltis say about this game?
Sep-27-08  AnalyzeThis: This just looks like a straightforward crush by Lasker, doesn't it?
Sep-28-08  ughaibu: Similar games gives eighteen white wins and one black win, this game: M Agopov vs O Salmensuu, 2001

And I thought the Caro-Kahn was considered drawish.

Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <ughaibu: Keypusher: What does Soltis say about this game?>

Nothing interesting. Black is busted after eight moves, as pointed out in the posts here. 9. Bc4 is a well-known improvement on 9. Qf3, and I think Lasker had even played 9. Bc4 himself in a simul before. Anyway, 9. Qf3 is good enough; Black's position is still an utter wreck.

As I recall Soltis doesn't even have any comments for the last dozen moves or so.

For the life of me, I don't know why this game is in the book. Soltis probably could have done better by picking a game randomly from London 1899 or Paris 1900.

Nov-26-08  ughaibu: Thanks.
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Lasker himself apparently originated this trap back in 1908(!): Lasker vs Radsheer, 1908 There he played 9.Bc4, winning after 9...e6 10.Qe2 Bg7? 11.Nxf7! Instead, 10...Qe7! is correct, though hardly appealing. Lasker's 9.Qf3! in this game is actually an improvement, winning at least a pawn by force. If 9...Qd5? 10.Qxd5 cxd5 11.Bb5+ wins. If 9...f6?, 10.Bc4! e6 11.Bxe6!
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Questioning myself - 9...f6 would certainly be ugly, but maybe it's the best try. After 10.Bc4 (the move I gave in my prior comment) I'm not sure why Black can't eat the knight with 10...fxe5. If 11.Qf7+ Kd7 12.Qe6+, Black doesn't have to lose a rook to 12...Kc7 13.Qxe5+, but can repeat with 12...Ke8.
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: Black may have a significant improvement in 12...e6! 13.Qxa8 Bc5! as in M Agopov vs O Salmensuu, 2001 - won crushingly by Black! Unless there's a major improvement on that game - I don't see it, but it certainly could be there - maybe White should go back to the old 9.Bc4! e6 10.Qe2! Lasker-Radsheer line.
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <FSR> For what it's worth, Soltis says 8.Qf3 is "more exact" than 8.Qh5 (8....Nf6 9.Qb3 winning a pawn). But he doesn't even consider your 12....Ke8 in the 9....f6 line.
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: <keypusher: <FSR> For what it's worth, Soltis says 8.Qf3 is "more exact" than 8.Qh5 (8....Nf6 9.Qb3 winning a pawn). But he doesn't even consider your 12....Ke8 in the 9....f6 line.>

That's pretty pathetic. Black has two legal moves, one of which hangs a rook, and Soltis doesn't analyze the other one.

Premium Chessgames Member
  TheFocus: Lasker finished in 5th place at the Zurich tournament held in Zurich, Switzerland with a score of +9=2-4.

This round 13, July 26, 1934.

Apr-20-15  zanzibar: This opening trap is covered in Lombardy's <Modern Chess Opening Traps> (which isn't quite so modern anymore).

He give 5...Bg6 a question mark.

Jun-15-20  sneaky pete: Van Trotsenburg discussed this game in his Septemebr 1, 1934 column in Algemeen Handelsblad.

He doesn't mention the alternative 9.Bc4 .. and the catastrophe from 1908. A bad memory or a sign that the Lasker vs Raadsheer simul game with 9.Bc4 .. is a phony?

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
ipap's favorite games
by ipap
Van Trotsenburg column Septembr 1, 1934 in Algemeen Handelsblad
from Publications by Year and Unconfirmed Source 11 by fredthebear
Game 93: Why Lasker Matters by Andrew Soltis
from Short games by masters by Southernrun
Game 93: Why Lasker Matters by Andrew Soltis
from Short games by masters by rbaglini
from Why Lasker Matters by Andrew Soltis by StoppedClock
Instructional Remedies Vs. Caro-Kann
by southpawjinx
from Why Lasker Matters by Andrew Soltis by Incremental
July/August,p. 103 [Game 97 / 5784]American Chess Bulletin 1934
from Publications by Year and Unconfirmed Source 13 by fredthebear
from Why Lasker Matters by Andrew Soltis by wvb933
from Why Lasker Matters by Andrew Soltis by Edwin Meijer
Game 99
from Max Euwe - From Steinitz to Fischer, Part 1 by demirchess
by ipap
Game 93: Why Lasker Matters by Andrew Soltis
from Emanuel Lasker Collection by hrannar
Zurich 1934
by suenteus po 147
The Lion King
by chocobonbon

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC