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Emanuel Lasker vs Siegbert Tarrasch
Berlin Grandmasters (1918), Berlin GER, rd 2, Sep-29
Tarrasch Defense: Classical Variation (D34)  ·  1-0



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Oct-08-09  Ulhumbrus: After 21 Qxd4 Lasker converts his Queen side pawn majority into a passed pawn. He manages to arrange to advance gradually the a and b pawns to the fifth rank. Then he plays b6 as a pawn sacrifice, replying to ...axb6 with a6 whereupon his bishop attacks the queening square.
Oct-28-15  PaulBl: To me, Lasker plays the opening brilliantly, very effective, whereas Tarrasch doesn't seem to know what to do, like Bc8-f5-c8, which doesn't save the pawn. From here on Lasker converts to a win with iron consequence, great game for him.

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Dec-14-16  RookFile: I think that ...d4 was too committal by black. Be6 would be ok.
Dec-14-16  Granny O Doul: Pretty sure ...d4 there is still a main line usually answered these days by 11. Bf6 Qf6 12. Nd5 followed by Nd2.

Of course, this could easily be looked up by somebody with a bit of energy to burn.

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  perfidious: <Granny O Doul: Pretty sure ...d4 there is still a main line usually answered these days by 11. Bf6 Qf6 12. Nd5 followed by Nd2....>

That was a line which got played to death at GM level in the 1980s; Informators were replete with examples.

Sep-05-18  jabinjikanza: A test of his medicine.
Nov-14-20  Stolzenberg: 15. ... Qb6 would have been better, which can be compared to Smejkal vs Chandler, German Bundesliga 1983/84 in this database. 16. Nxb7 could then be answered by 16. ... Nb4.

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