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Lasker / Saulson / Rhodus / Wilcox vs Johnston / Uedemann / Phillips / L'Hommede / Stuchfield
"The Crowded Room" (game of the day Jun-10-2021)
Consultation game (1902) (exhibition), Chicago, IL USA, Nov-13
Spanish Game: Morphy Defense. Modern Steinitz Defense (C71)  ·  1-0



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Nov-28-06  syracrophy: 29.♖xe8+ ♕xe8 30.♖c8! ♕xc8 31.♕xe2 with a clear winning ending
Nov-28-06  ksh123: Why did'nt black play 26 ...Re1, which would have been a clear win for black? White only has 2 pieces defending the square e1, while black has both the rooks and the queen.
Nov-29-06  syracrophy: <ksh123> 26...Re1 27.Rxe1 Qxe1 28.h3 <Not 28.Qxe1?? Rxe1#> and now white can play 29.Qxe1, and White has a winning endgame
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  GrahamClayton: The New York Times of December 7, 1902 states that this was in fact a consultation game with the following teams:

White: Lasker, Saulson, Rhodes & Wilcox
Black: Johnston, Wedemann, L'Hominede & Stadifield.

Mar-21-20  jnpope: A better source, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1902.11.30, Section Two, p21, identifies the White allies as Lasker, Saulson, Rhodus and Wilcox; the Black allies as Johnston, Uedemann, Phillips, L'Hommede and Stuchfield.

The participants in this game should be updated to:

Emanuel Lasker
Charles M Saulson
Edward T Rhodus
Frederick F Wilcox
Sidney Paine Johnston
Louis Uedemann
Charles W Phillips
Gustave A L'Hommede
William Stuchfield

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  andrewjsacks: Rather weird game.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: An appropriate title for today's game. Do we know for certain that this Lasker was Em. Lasker and not Ed. Lasker?
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  MissScarlett: Yes. Using <et al> for the shorter version of the <Player> field when there are multiple partners is quite a neat solution. <& Allies> would do as well, but that's also used in the longer version when one or more parties is unknown.
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  SkySports: Wow, two of my puns selected in the last 3 days; I'm on fire! :)

And Messiah has not yet commented "terrible!", so maybe it's also a decent one...

Jun-10-21  catlover: Good pun. Congratulations, <SkySports>.
Jun-10-21  Atking: 2 pawns is too much. I don't get 21...Bd1 21...Bf5 22.Rc3 Rd2 23.Qxa6 Qd4 24.Rf1 Bxc2 looks more consistant
Jun-10-21  RookFile: Ed Lasker was born in Germany and later lived in England. He didn't set foot on American soil the first World War. So 1902 in Chicago would be out for him.
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  HeMateMe: I get my Laskers mixed up sometimes. Wasn't Emanuel Lasker world champion for 27 years and his cousin Edward "Lasker the Lesser" a strong player but not in the same class as Emanuel? Were they both called <Ed> by acquaintances?
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  perfidious: Emanuel and brother Berthold Lasker, himself a strong player, were distant cousins of Edward, the last also quite competent.

Emanuel and Edward met at the board in the celebrated 1924 New York event, the former champion scraping a draw in Lasker vs Ed. Lasker, 1924 before booking a win in the second cycle.

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