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Oldrich Duras vs Ossip Bernstein
St. Petersburg (1909), St. Petersburg RUE, rd 1, Feb-15
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Duras Variation (C65)  ·  0-1



Annotations by Emanuel Lasker.      [80 more games annotated by Lasker]

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Jun-23-04  KorchnoisComplaint: Lasker's meticulous annotation makes this game an instructive study.

Is it due merely to oversight that some games are not labeled as annotated when they in fact are?

Sep-28-05  alexandrovm: very nice game!
Sep-28-05  Pawn Ambush: "Ya damn skippy" those old masters could put a Black Knight on d4 faster than a hungry man could eat his dinner!
Sep-28-05  who: I'm not sure what you mean. The knight only gets to d4 at move 23 and leaves the next move.
Sep-28-05  Pawn Ambush: I meant that once the pawn structure crystalizes somewhat you can then began to form a plan.

In this position after 15...c5 whites has a hole in the center and is not doing much to DISTRACT black. Black usually tries to plant a Knight there or Bishop even, as fast as he can depending on what the other player is doing.

The knight once on d4 uses it as a spring board to a better square if any. In some cases black plays a kind of minority attack with ...Rfb8...a3 and... Nd4 hitting the b3 square! This pawn structure is rich in possiblities,and I think black can hold his own.

White must put pressure on Black in some way an e5 push or some kind of kingside attack.

Sep-28-05  Pawn Ambush: Here's a game where White had a good plan but was a bit slow!

Bessenay vs Puhm, 1976.

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