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Emanuel Lasker vs Mikhail Chigorin
Cambridge Springs (1904), Cambridge Springs, PA USA, rd 9, May-09
Spanish Game: Exchange Variation. General (C68)  ·  1-0



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  tpstar: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 <Lasker had excellent results with the Ruy Lopez Exchange Repertoire Explorer: Emanuel Lasker (white) > dxc6 5. d3 Bd6 <Defending the Pe5, but Black scores better with 5 ... f6 Opening Explorer > <[last book move]<>> 6. Be3 <6. 0-0 Ne7 7. Nbd2 f6 8. Nc4 Be6 Ljubojevic vs A Planinc, 1970 > Ne7 <6 ... Bg4 7. Nbd2 Ne7 8. d4 Ng6 Alekhine vs G Helbach, 1909 > 7. d4 <A rare line where White takes two moves to advance d2-d4 - Lasker only played this once. 7. Nbd2 0-0 8. Qe2 c5 9. Nc4 f6 C Trimborn vs Duras, 1903 > Bg4 8. Nbd2 Ng6 9. h3 Bxf3 <9 ... Bh5?? 10. g4> <[9 ... Be6 10. Ng5 =]<>> 10. Nxf3 <[10. Qxf3 Qe7 11. 0-0-0 Qe6 ]<>> Qe7 11. Qd3 0-0 12. 0-0-0 <In the Exchange Variation, Black often 0-0-0 while White 0-0, yet here it's reversed> Rfe8 <[12 ... Rad8 13. Bg5 f6 14. Be3 =]<>> 13. Rhe1 exd4 14. Bxd4 Bf4+ <A clearance move so Black can contest the d file> 15. Kb1 c5 16. Bc3 Rad8 17. Qe2 b5 18. g3 Bd6 19. h4 f6 <[19 ... h6!? =]<>> 20. h5 Nf8 <20 ... Ne5 appears more active but it will soon be dislodged by f2-f4> 21. Nh4 <White plays to establish a Ruy Knight at f5> g6 22. hxg6 hxg6 <The Pawn advances in front of Black's King prove weakening> 23. f4 Qf7 24. Qg4 b4 25. Nf5 <A nice Zwischenzug> Qc4? <25 ... bxc3? 26. Nh6+ wins the Queen> <[25 ... Qe6 26. Nh6+ Kg7 ]<>> 26. Bxf6 Rd7 27. Nh6+ Kh7 28. e5 <A strong move, consolidating the extra Pawn while gaining space> Qe6 <28 ... Kxh6? 29. Rh1#> <[28 ... Re6 29. Qh3 ]<>> 29. Qh4 g5 <Desperation> 30. Qxg5 1-0 <White has a decisive attack> <[30. Qh1 Ng6 31. f5 Nh4 32. fxe6 Rxe6 33. Qe4+ ]<>>.

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