Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

Emanuel Lasker vs Isidor Gunsberg
St. Petersburg (1914), St. Petersburg RUE, rd 11, May-06
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Steinitz Deferred (C79)  ·  1-0



Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 9 times; par: 43 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 4 more Lasker/Gunsberg games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: To access more information about the players (more games, favorite openings, statistics, sometimes a biography and photograph), click their highlighted names at the top of this page.

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


Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: The majority of games in Round 11 were played on the 6th of May but this game was played earlier on a free day, the 4th of May.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: <Benzol> I don't have the main Tournament book to confirm, but have a little compilation book of the newspaper annotations, almost all British. I checked to see if they say anything, but they don't give dates at all. However, here is what they say about Gunsburg:

"With regard to Mr. Gunsburg, his almost entire lack of form must in no small measure be due to his retirement from first-class pactise during the last few years. Further he was adversely affect by his environment-comprehensible to all chess-players when is remembered that he is not a smoker."

Excuses, excuses! Still, picture a room where, say, three fourths of the players are puffing on big cigars and releasing clouds of smoke. Ah, the good old days....

Premium Chessgames Member
  An Englishman: Good Evening: 15.Qc2 is a clever, even humorous little trap.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Albertan: On move 16 Gunsberg could have played 16...c5 and play might have continued: 17.Nxd5!? Bxd5 18.Bxd5 Qxd5 19.Rxe4 c4 20.Bd2 Nd3 and Black has compensation for the pawn.

On move 17 Gunsberg should have played 17...f4 and play might have continued: 18.Nxd5!? Nxd5 19.Qxe4 c6 20.a4 bxa4 21.Rxa4 Rb8 22.Qc2 Rb6

Premium Chessgames Member
  Albertan: On move 18 Gunsberg could have played 18...Bh4 and play might have continued:

19. g3 Ng5 20.Nxh4 Nxd4 21. Bxd5 Bxd5 22. Nxd5 Ngf3+ 23. Nxf3 Nxf3+ 24. Kf1 Nxe1. However after 25.e6 c6 26.e7 Qxd5 27.Qxd5+ cxd5 28.exf8(Q) Kxf8 29.Kxe1 white is winning.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Albertan: I wonder why Lasker did not play the move 24.Nxc7 ?
Aug-22-06  calmarten: <Albertan> the N can't take the rook after 24.Nxc7 Qh5 25.Nxa8 Qxd1# my guess is that the positoin would be the same after 24.Nxc7 Qh5 25. Be3 Qe2 might be uncomfortble so no the N on d5 defends the B untill the queen can defend the second rank with b4
Premium Chessgames Member
  Albertan: Hi calmarten. After 24.Nxc7 Qh5 White can stop the mate by playing 25.Bd2.And if 25...Rac8 then 26.Ne6 Rfe8 27.d5 is winning for White.
Aug-22-06  calmarten: <Albertan> well I think in that case 24. Nxc7 Qh5 25.Bd2 Nxd4! with the idea of 26.Nxa8 Qd2 27. hmmm I'm not sure if white has a good move looks like Nf3 leads to a perp in most of the lines here or 27 Kh1 works maybe 25 Nf3 is a perp in that line nope I can't fine anything there either maybe all the lines lose for black
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any gratuitous name-calling of any members—including Admin and Owners—or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. 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: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, 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 at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.

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?]
St Petersburg 1914
by Benzol
St Petersburg 1914
by JoseTigranTalFischer
from Veliki majstori saha 7 LASKER (Petrovic) by Chessdreamer
The Lion King
by chocobonbon
August,p. 177 [Game 92 / 2812]
from American Chess Bulletin 1914 by Phony Benoni

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your 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 2001-2020, Chessgames Services LLC