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Emanuel Lasker vs NN
Simul, 28b (1903) (exhibition), Manchester ENG, Dec-10
King's Gambit: General (C30)  ·  1-0



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Mar-31-03  skakmiv: What a game!
Mar-31-03  GregorMendel: Whoa on earth could Lasker have calculated the Queen and Knight sacrifice? That's amazing!
Mar-31-03  ughaibu: Do you think he did calculate it? I would guess that it was intuitive. I dont see how he could win if black plays 16....Bh5?
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  crafty: 16. ... ♗h5 17. g4 ♗xg4 18. ♗e3 dxe3 19. d4+ ♔xe4 20. ♘f6+ =   (eval 0.00; depth 12 ply; 500M nodes)
Apr-01-03  ughaibu: I rather suspect that this was a miscalculation, that Lasker forgot that capturing the knight would remove black's pawn from e5 and allow the king to escape there. Presumably it was played in a simul(?)
Oct-13-03  Bears092: 16... Be2
Oct-13-03  ughaibu: If 16.....Be2 how about 17.h4?
Oct-14-03  Cyphelium: 16. -Be2 17. h4 Bxf1 18. hxg5 Bxd3! 19. Bf4+ Kxe4 and now 20. Re1+ Kxf5 certainly lose but 21. Ne7+ d5 22. Re1+ Be2 23. Rxe2+ Kd3 is interesting. I've only given this a brief look, but I fail to see anything for white. Perhaps there is something, either now or later?
Oct-14-03  ughaibu: Cyphelium: After 18....Bd3 how about Nf6?
Oct-14-03  doreshk: something similar to
Zukertort vs NN, 1877
Oct-14-03  tricloc: CM8000 gives 16...Be2 as solidly winning for black (-5.59).
Oct-15-03  Cyphelium: ughaibu> I'll just let that bishop take care of everything as usual: (16. Be2 17. h4 Bxf1 18. hxg5 Bxd3) 19. Nf6 Bxe4 and black seems to escape, for instance 20. Bf4+ Kxf5 or 20. Bxe4 Nxf6.
Nov-02-03  ughaibu: Cyphelium: In your lines the weakness of d3 is conspicuous so how about 16.h4 instead of c3?
Nov-02-03  Cyphelium: ughaibu> It's interesting. I think white has a draw.

16. h4 Bxc2 17. hxg5 Bxd3 18. Bf4+ Kxe4 19. Ne7+ (covering f5, 19. Nf6++ Kxf5 20. Bd2+ (20. Bxd6+ Ke6) Kg6 is not convincing) 19.- d5 20. Rae1+ Be2 21. Rxe2+ Kd3 22. Rd2+ Kc4 23. Rc2+

and now 23.- Kb4 loses, for example 24. Bd2+ Ka4 25. Nxd5 (threatening 26. b3+ Ka3 27. Bb4 mate or if 25.- a5 26. b3+ Ka3 27. Bc1 mate)25. -Qxd5 26. Bxd5 threatening mate on b3 and if 26.- b4 then 27. gxh6 wins a piece.

So black must play 23.- Kd3 and then white can take the perpetual, but that seems to be all.

Nov-02-03  totoma: Very interesting game by Lasker, he began to attack as seldom he did
Apr-06-04  nikolaas: It seems to me that after 16....♗h5 white draws:
17.♗e3 dxe3 18.d4+ ♔xe4 19.♘f6+ ♔d3 20.♗e4+ ♔c4 21.♗d5+
Oct-16-04  Apocalypse79: Black has made a blunder.. g5pawn was last defence line.
Jan-09-05  oxxo: a highly dubious win there by Lasker.. for my liking.. That's why we don't have a record of him launching an attack like this on Steinitz and such, I guess.
Feb-28-08  stupidiot21: wow just wow
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  brankat: <that's why we don't have a record of him launching an attack like this on Steinitz and such, I guess.>

You don't play like this against Steinitz and such. But it's done in simuls regularly. Dr.Lasker knew full well what he was doing.

May-28-08  JG27Pyth: One imagines NN here as a local bloke, a Red Devils supporter naturally, just off work he's wearing his greasy mechanic's overalls, has a pint in hand as he plays, and with each unlikely move Lasker makes he mutters with increasing dismay... "Wot's this!? izzee off 'is cholla?"

If you aren't familiar with the charming local dialect/accent known as Mancunian, do give a listen...

This is a bbc link to "speak Mancunian in 10 minutes" (it's really under 2 minutes long.)

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  keypusher: <oxxo: a highly dubious win there by Lasker.. for my liking.. That's why we don't have a record of him launching an attack like this on Steinitz and such, I guess.>

Not exactly like this, no. But he did manage some very attractive combinations against Steinitz.

Lasker vs Steinitz, 1895

Steinitz vs Lasker, 1899

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  al wazir: What was the point of 16...g4 ? Black must have realized that there was a threat of mate on f4, or he wouldn't have played 15...Bh3. (He would have done something like move his ♖ on a1, which is en prise, or else played Be2.) But no, he went and removed the ♙ defending f4.
Sep-16-09  WhiteRook48: NN keeps getting bashed by queen sacs
Nov-27-14  TheFocus: From a simul in Manchester, England on December 10, 1903.

Lasker scored +17=10-1.

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