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Edward Lasker vs Fritz Englund
"Castling into the Lion's Mouth" (game of the day Apr-21-2008)
Scheveningen (1913), Scheveningen NED, rd 12, Aug-06
Four Knights Game: Spanish. Rubinstein Variation (C48)  ·  1-0



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Feb-24-08  D.Observer: <<moocow:> <E Canal vs NN, 1934. is rather pretty.>> Yes, since it's the <Peruvian Immortal>.
Apr-21-08  JeLiFF7: this checkmate seems pretty popular this week
Apr-21-08  D.Observer: This is another Boden for this week. The first one was the Peruvian Immortal.
Apr-21-08  Knight to f6: OUCH!!!

Nasty checkmate there, I think Black should have seen that coming though.

The opening is something I used to play myself previously and it seems a bit primitive now. Then again, there are no obvious blunders.

Apr-21-08  MindCtrol9: <Ed Lasker is not related with Enmanuel Lasker,but he was a player who could beat anybody.Just remember "The Immortal Draw" playing Enmanuel Lasker.His imagination was fantastic,and intuition.A game I like a lot,one of my predilect ones,is where he sacrifices the Queen on <h2> (eleven moves,and all forced} extracting the Black King from its position,and mating beatufully.I can say that several Chess players from the 1800's and early 1900's where just "Genius".It is a pleasure for me to review games from players like Ed Lasker,and others like Murphy,Tal.etc.>
Apr-21-08  kevin86: Castling on the queen side does have its hazards-but anyone who reflexively castles into a Boden Mate deserves what he gets.

There is a game:NN vs Bier in which the loser castles on the king side and is mated by two knights.

I believe that the CANAL game mentioned here has a queen and two rook sac as well as a Boden's mate.

Apr-21-08  Samagonka: Games that go...BOOM!!!
Apr-21-08  whiteshark: Englund's King's Gambit !!

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  Jimfromprovidence: Going back to the opening, I'm not understanding 6...Nxe4 instead of 6...Nxb5. Then, after 7 Nxb5 Qxe4+ 8 Qe2 Qxe2+ 9 Kxe2 Nd5, below, black looks to be in better shape than the text.

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Jan-24-09  WhiteRook48: nice. kind of Boden's mate
Jan-25-09  WhiteRook48: looks like a computer in 1913 makes no sense at all, ha ha ha
Feb-15-09  WhiteRook48: usually the bishop is on f4
Aug-05-09  LIFE Master AJ:
Apr-04-10  Gouvaneur: Edward Lasker is really the "mate man"!
His magnet combination in his most famous game is well known (mate with Ke2#) and which player can really say that he managed to mate the enemy like boden!
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  FSR: <Jimfromprovidence> (belatedly) Lasker's 5.Nxe5 is considered harmless today (almost a century later) precisely because of the line you give. Black stands a little better there because of his bishop pair. Perhaps Englund was afraid of 10.c4 in that line, but 10...a6! is fine for Black.
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  perfidious: <Jim>, <FSR> White can certainly play 6.f4; though this should also promise no more than equality, it keeps life in the game, unless White plays as he did in this epic: NN vs J Van_Mil, 1973.
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  FSR: <perfidious> Yes, after 6.f4 it looks like Black's best is 6...Nxb5 7.Nxb5 c6! 8.Nc3 Nxe4 9.0-0 Nxc3 10.dxc3 Qd8 11.Re1+ Be7 12.Qe2 Bg4 13.h3 Bxf3 14.Qxf3 0-0= Short vs Khalifman, 2001.
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  perfidious: <FSR> Here's another try, though Black's play in the middlegame didn't inspire confidence: J Curdo vs A Shaw, 1996.
Aug-22-11  LIFE Master AJ: E-mail today.

A (former) student ... from Bayside (Daphne, AL) wants to know, "Why not take the Bishop on f4?"

14...Qxf4?!; 15.Bb5+! Kf8; (Or 15...c6; 16.Bxc6+! bxc6; 17.Qxc6+ Kf8; 18.Qxa8 ) 16.Qd8+ Bxd8; 17.Re8#.

Aug-23-11  sevenseaman: Wonderful <AJ> Thats great teaching! I wish all your posts had something to say, like this.
Aug-23-11  LIFE Master AJ: So ... what you are saying ... is that (most of the time) ... I really have nothing to say?
Aug-23-11  LIFE Master AJ:

This is the UPDATED page ... with my analysis of this game.

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  plang: Nice attack - Lasker suggested 16 Rad1 after the game - seems more logical.
Jun-05-17  TheFocus: This game won the Second Brilliancy Prize.
Sep-12-20  Marcelo Bruno: Black lost many times here, specially when he decided to exchange his Knights.
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