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Emanuel Lasker vs Savielly Tartakower
Maehrisch-Ostrau (1923), Ostrava CSR, rd 13, Jul-17
Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange. Rubinstein Variation (B13)  ·  1-0



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Feb-24-07  Ulhumbrus: A great classic. The game suggests one way to prevail by means of modest development : make count a lead in development enjoyed by the Rooks
May-19-08  Ulhumbrus: An interchange between players A and B

A: White's QR went to d1 and then back to c1. Now I wonder why it did that.

B: There are three answers, or three parts to the answer, if you like, as follows.

1. The R did not "go back" to c1, for it had come not from c1 but from a1. The Rook therefore went to c1 via d1.

2.Black had not played his Q to the c file when the R went to d1. The Rook occupied the c file after the Black Q occupied it.

3. If the Rook lost a move going to the c file, the Black Queen lost two moves in the way in which she departed the c file, as she went to d8.

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  Jonathan Sarfati: <Ulhumbrus>: several of Lasker's games feature such ingenious ♖ moves that appear to lose a tempo. In reality, the first ♖ move induces the opponent to misplace pieces somewhat, then the second move takes advantage. See for example:

Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1925 11... ♖ad8 then 14... ♖c8 after the inferior 12.♕c2

Rubinstein vs Lasker, 1925 a game on which you've commented—15... ♖ad8 then 18... ♖c8 after White conceded the I♕♙.

Oct-03-11  Ulhumbrus: 15 Rad1! answers the threatened King side pawn advance 14...f3 by making a combination in the centre. On 15...f3 16 Be4! forks the f3 pawn and the the d5 pawn which is pinned and therefore cannot take the B on e4. After 16...fxg2 17 Qxd5+ Qxd5 18 Bxd5+ Kg7 19 Kxg2 or even after 16...fxg2 17 Bxd5+ Kg7 18 Kxg2 White has the advantage
Nov-10-11  Ulhumbrus: After 15 Rad1 White's pieces are three moves ahead of Black's in development.
Jul-25-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Lasker vs Tartakower, 1923.
Your score: 95 (par = 84)


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  Honza Cervenka: It seems to be that even in Caro-Kann black can suffer from a bad "french" Bishop. Great game by Lasker.
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