drukenknight: A game of interesting tactical shots throughout as Pillsbury teaches Lasker a lesson.
23 Qb4 would prevent the disastrous of loss of material, at least it looks that way.
THe first interesting tactical shot is 5...Bg4 at first 6 Qxg4 hoping to bag the R at a8 looks good but it leads to a mate (0-1) w/ blacks Q on d1 and a B on c4...But 6 Nf3 Bc4 7 d4 c6 looks like equality. Boy you hae to wonder if these old guys carried around a list of traps on index cards or something?
7...Nf6 looks like it would create more tactical oppurtunities via g4 but maybe they knew some traps off this, too. Pillsbury keeps this N on e7 through much of the game as gallant defender of the K.
9 b3 what's with the odd looking fianchetto maneuver? The B already has a diagonal. But if you look closely at the position, isn't there a shot on f7:
9 Bxf7! Qxf7 10 Nxg5 and now if 10...Qc4+ 11 Ne2 covers this and still threatens Qa5+
maybe 10...Qf6 11 Qh5+ Qg6 (blocking w/ the N looks worse) 12 Qxg6 hxg6 13 Nb5 Na6 14 Bc4 c6
and white has 4 more connected pawns for his invested B. The pawntificator would be so proud!
the same oppurtunity on move 10 only this time, only black cannot cover the fork on c7 since the QN has moved!
14...Bxd3?; huh? bang the rook in the corner, dummy.
thought you'd seen enuf?
15...f3 this is wilder yet. 16 Nxd4 fxg2+ 17 Kxg2 Qh3+ 18 Kg1 Qe3+ regains the piece with interest (18 Kf2 leads to more trouble with g3+
okay so white doesn't take the N; what if instead 16 gxf3 Qh3+ 17 Ke1 Qg2 18 Rf1 Bxa1 19 Qxa1 000
well who knows? I think Lasker messed up move 23.