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Emanuel Lasker vs Joseph Henry Blackburne
Lasker - Blackburne (1892), London ENG, rd 10, Jun-14
Queen's Gambit Declined: Barmen Variation (D37)  ·  1-0

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Jun-17-06  Maynard5: Lasker included this game in the series of lectures he gave to the London chess club, which were later incorporated into a book. It's a nice example of gradual accumulation of small positional advantages, eventually culminating in the win of material.
Jun-22-09
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  keypusher: <Maynard5: Lasker included this game in the series of lectures he gave to the London chess club, which were later incorporated into a book. It's a nice example of gradual accumulation of small positional advantages, eventually culminating in the win of material.>

Blackburne gives a pretty good example of the willful accumulation of disadvantages, too. He trades off his good bishop, makes his bad bishop as bad as possible, misplaces his knight and then opens the a-file for his opponent to come swooping down on the a-pawn. Not so much Master v. Amateur as Goofus v. Gallant.

Nov-21-15
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  keypusher: Huebner takes a dim view of the game too. In his interesting book on Lasker's early matches, he writes:

<Blackburne played this game positionally weakly. He has learned nothing from the eighth game (Lasker vs Blackburne, 1892) and again places his pawns on white squares after the exchange of his king's bishop. The demonstration (Vorfuehrung) of the game gives me no pleasure; therefore comments are omitted.>

Dec-18-15  joddon: i great early in life demo of what the queen side built up is like although i have no idea why Blackburne decides to withdraw his king from his queen side counter attack........it almost seemed they were about to discover the imporatnce of the kings position in the endgame however BB decides to withdraw from the promise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Apr-21-17  chessgame901: i think blackburne played bad

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