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Edward Lasker vs Israel Albert Horowitz
New York (1946), New York, NY USA
Queen Pawn Game: Colle System (D04)  ·  0-1

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Oct-23-05  DeepBlade: What a beautiful mate.

Black plays very sharp, forcing White to defend the uncastled and exposed king, and the Black Knight at b4(?? weird location) giving mate out of nowhere. White has a very cramped game, all his pieces smothering each other. Positional seen is this position very good for Black, White cant castle itself out of danger, or develop a minor piece. Black has already an castled King, an active Queen and a dangerous Knight.

White can't prevent the smothered mate because he will lose his Knight, White is so smothered...

Aug-23-07  wolfmaster: 13...? Monday Puzzle.
Mar-10-08  soberknight: Wow, this is hilarious. Lasker is made to look like a fool!
Mar-11-08  MichAdams: Was this a casual or tournament game?
Jan-05-10  Smothered Mate: ahh, a beauty :-)
Jan-01-11
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  GrahamClayton: <MichAdams>Was this a casual or tournament game?

<MichAdams>,
Lasker did not compete in the 1946 US Championship, in which Horowitz finished 6th, so this game may have been either c a club game or an offhand game.

Nov-15-11  AnalyzeThis: Lasker played like a girly man here, and got appropriately punished.
Dec-20-19  sea7kenp: Smother Love!
Mar-09-20
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  FSR: 10...d3! 11.Bxd3 Qxd3 12.Bxb4 Nxb4 13.Qxd3 Nxd3+ 14.Kd2 Nxf2 is even better according to Komodo 13.

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