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Emanuel Lasker vs Wilhelm Steinitz
Lasker - Steinitz World Championship Rematch (1896), Moscow RUE, rd 10, Dec-11
Spanish Game: Exchange. Keres Variation (C68)  ·  1-0



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Feb-13-04  gilbertv: I am still a beginner so I am not very good at spotting mate in these situations. Where is it here??
Feb-13-04  ughaibu: Gilbertv: I dont think it's a question of mate. White is a pawn up and has more active pieces while black hasn't any useful looking moves. Experience is enough to decide the game is hopeless and resign.
Feb-13-04  gilbertv: Thanks ughaibu
Feb-13-04  ughaibu: My pleasure. Very interesting choice of game for a "beginner" to make.
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  Calli: Black can't defend against Bg5 and Bh6.
Feb-13-04  ughaibu: Thanks Calli.
Feb-13-04  AdrianP: <ug> <gtv> I agree: Black resigns on "general principles". One winning plan for White is to exchange off the dark square bishops and then push his e and f-pawns. White should also be able to pick up at least one more of B's loose pawns. Black has no counterplay: his only threats are the passed h-pawn and piling up on the c-file. White can pose enough problems for Black to keep him too busy to do either of those. Qg4 was the decisive move because (a) it pins the bishop (by threatening mate on g7) and (b) it stops the h-pawn making any further progress.
Feb-13-04  gilbertv: I won a game yesterday at FICS and used Ruy Lopez(Exchange). I went to the network of chess openings to learn which variation my game was and it mentioned the Lasker variation. I typed in Lasker variation in my search engine which led me here. Great site!! Lasker was very adept at using Ruy Lopez.
Feb-13-04  gilbertv: Thanks for the insight Calli and AdrianP.
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  tamar: The doubling of rooks on the g file only to exchange with 29 Rg5 baffled me until I played over the sequence several times.

Lasker forces 28...Bf8 which in turn interferes with the d8 rook coming over to help keep the blockade on f5.

Then going back further, I realize that is what they have been fighting about since move 20.

Mar-01-08  Knight13: After 34. Re2 no one seems to be winning and then...

That Qf3-e4 Rg2-e2 manuevre is impressive. Lasker probably saw this set up long time ago!

Jul-28-10  stview0nder: laskja iz my chjss her0
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Jan-22-11  Llawdogg: This is a hard game to understand. There is a lot of subtle maneuvering to get the central pawns rolling. And then suddenly, to the untrained eye at least, Lasker is winning. Amazing positional chess from over a hundred years ago.
Jul-19-12  King.Arthur.Brazil: Maybe after 30.Rxg5 Re8 (not Rd5,with the same deffence idea: 33.f5 is stopped by Qxe5). 31.Qf3 c5 32.Qe4 c4 and black activated his position. If white went on with Re2 to force f5! Black had some moves like cxd3 or c3 with some attack. Black was so much passive in this game after 30th move.
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