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Emanuel Lasker vs Ernest William Witchard
Simul, 20b (1908) (exhibition), Gloucester ENG, Feb-25
King's Gambit: Accepted. King's Knight Gambit (C34)  ·  0-1



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Mar-09-09  alexrawlings: How about 11 Bh6? This is the only game in the database where black survives 4.. g6 5 Nxg5. I looked it up because someone just played it against me in a correspondance game.
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  Honza Cervenka: 4...f6 is a howler, which should lose the game. 11.Bh6 is okay and 12.Bh6 looks even better. But white had utterly won game in the text as well until 15.Rf3? Instead of that 15.Bd2 or 15.Rd1 should win easily. Lasker apparently hoped in 16...Qxa1? 17.Rg3 and overlooked that after 16...Qxg2+! 17.Ke3? (17.Ke1 was still relatively good for white) 17...Rxh7! turns the table as 18.Qxh7 Bc5+ leads to quick mate. It can happen even to such a genius like him in a simul game.
Dec-07-14  TheFocus: From a simul in Gloucester, England on February 25, 1908.

Lasker scored +16=2-2.

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  MissScarlett: I don't care if you are world champion. You don't play on three pieces down.
Jun-16-16  zanzibar: I wonder how Mr. Witchard felt about the matter?
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  offramp: <zanzibar: I wonder how Mr. Witchard felt about the matter?>

At first he would have simply refused to believe that it was happening. He would have stared at his venerable opponent open-mouthed in shock.

Gradually he would have realised that the game was indeed continuing, and Mr Witchard would have felt genuinely sad that this was the way the world was in 1908.

That feeling of sadness would have changed (by move 29) to powerful feelings of anger and revulsion. He would have banged the table and used anglo-saxon invective at Dr Lasker, with references to Lasker's weight and height and religion.

There would then have followed a general period of peace as Mr Witchard came to terms with the inescapable fact that the game was continuing. He would have felt a strong epiphanic feeling of release and serenity, possibly transforming into a paradisiacal, zen-like stasis.

That's how Mr Witchard would have felt about the matter.

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  offramp: The Suspicions of Mr Witchard.
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  MissScarlett: Lasker vs E W Witchard, 1908 (kibitz #6) Can I retrospectively nominate this as the best post of 2016? Recount!

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