Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Karl Schorn vs Tassilo von der Lasa
Berlin m14 (1837), Berlin GER
Bishop's Opening: Boi Variation (C20)  ·  0-1



explore this opening
find similar games 4 more K Schorn/von der Lasa games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Some games have annotation. These are denoted in the game list with the icon.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-24-12  YoungEd: The multiple exchanges on f6 seem to help Black more than White, even though White initiated them. Also, White just sort of "castled into it," though I'm not sure what a better plan would have been.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: <YoungEd> The trades on f6 were probably a technical error. If you compare the positions before and afterward, four pieces have disappeared but Black has gained a move by recapturing with his previously undeveloped queen. She proved useful on f6 in several ways, from restraining White's weak pawns to the eventual kingside attack.

18.Ba2 was quite possibly a mistake. Perhaps he thought Black's plan was pressure on the c/d files and he could use to the bishop to help protect his queenside pawns from behind. However, Black had other ideas as well, and the bishop was sorely missed as a counter to Black's ♗b7.

With Black's bishop commanding the long diagonal, 21.g4 and 22.f4 were practically suicidal. Were I recommending this game as a GOTD, I'd say White's king of Schorn of protection.

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.
  8. Do not degrade Chessgames or any of it's staff/volunteers.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2023, Chessgames Services LLC