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Emanuel Lasker vs Wilhelm Steinitz
Lasker - Steinitz World Championship Rematch (1896), Moscow RUE, rd 4, Nov-20
Spanish Game: Classical. Central Variation (C64)  ·  1-0



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Nov-02-05  iron maiden: Another interesting Lasker endgame with lots of activity on both sides of the board. Around move 40 he seems to coax, rather than force, Steinitz into wrecking his own kingside.
Aug-20-06  paladin at large: <iron maiden> Yes, a delightful endgame by Lasker, with great patience. I like the final push starting with 58. Rf4 where, with the mating threat, he pushes the black rook into the corner and calmly advances the rook pawn.
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  Chessical: Steinitz plays a variation of the Classical Defence which leaves him with a weak Q-side in the endgame for little compensation.

Gipslis vs Vasiukov, 1961 is an improvement, but offers the prospect of a grinding defence with no chance of winning.

Fischer freshened up the variation in Tal vs Fischer, 1962, dispensing with the liabilities of an immediate <d5> break.

After Steinitz failed to take a chance of equalizing when Lasker did not play <13.h3> to prevent Bg4 <Reinfeld and Fine>; he lacked effective dynamic piece play to compensate for his poor pawns.

Lasker's subsequent play is very convincing. In the end Steinitz resigns faced with a loss of the exchange in a hopeless position.

<66.Rg4> Kd7 [or 66...Rxh7 67.Rg8+ Kd7 68.Nf6+] 67.Rg8 Rxh7 68.Nf6+

Mar-01-08  Knight13: Lasker exactly knew what to do with his king in the endgame.
Jan-22-11  Llawdogg: Lasker's king was a serious weapon in this game. Poor Steinitz. This rematch was a mismatch. Four in a row. Ouch!
Jun-10-15  Smite: Nice demonstration of how to play with N + R + Pawns vs. B+ R + Pawns
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  Dionysius1: Steinitz had a migraine throughout the game, and held a bag of ice cubes to his head
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