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Siegbert Tarrasch vs Emanuel Lasker
Lasker - Tarrasch (1916), Berlin GER, rd 1, Nov-25
Spanish Game: Closed. Balla Variation (C88)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Kibitzer's Corner
May-24-06  blingice: Seems like black should win in this ending. I don't know. Anyone spot anything?
May-24-06  who: I think the threat is 44.a5 ... 45.Ra4 and push the pawn.
May-24-06  dabaru: Two connected white passed pawns will be hard to be blocked, in my patzer opinion that is.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: It looks perilous for both players--they might have thought that discretion is the better part of valor.

I also think that Lasker missed a chance--instead of 28...Rd6, 28...Rc6! forces off the Rooks and produces an ending where White is at a slight disadvantage thanks to his pawn at e4. His Bishop is hampered by his own pawn. Black's Knights at c6 hold the position and allows the other to rampage at will. Once he supports the e5 pawn with ...f7-f6, the King can easily join the fight. I do think that White can hold the draw with best play, but it would not be fun.

May-24-06  Holden: Best thing black has in the final position is the repetition.

Without the repetition, I think white looks better. Those connected passed pawns rock and yall know it.

Aug-30-07  Petrosianic: I've never heard much about this match, how it was arranged, and why it wasn't for the title. Wartime events in Europe are pretty rare, generally.
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  laskereshevsky: this was the only draw of the match....
the result was +5 =1 -0 (!) in LASKER's favour.

a terrible performans by TARRASCH..

About this match LASKER said: < DR TARRASCH had the controll of the games in the first 10/15 moves, but as the game conclusion came closer and closer, he play like if he is "lost in the fog".>

(its interesting that 5 years later he self-refered with the same words about the 1921 World Match vs. CAPABLANCA...)

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