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Emanuel Lasker vs Isidor Zabludowski
Simul, 41b (1914) (exhibition), Moscow RUE, Mar-30
Sicilian Defense: Paulsen Variation (B46)  ·  0-1



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Nov-10-17  hemy: wrong date
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  MissScarlett: Whyld's game source is <Schachmeisterpartien 1914 Kagan p.105>. That's <Schachmeisterpartieen des Jahres 1914> by Bernhard Kagan, to be more precise. There are 120 pages across two volumes; the first, it seems, was published in 1914, the second in 1915. The reference to page 105 indicates this game appeared in vol.2, which implies it was played in the latter half of 1914.

If Nimzo, writing in November, is correct about the location being Berlin, it could suggest that the simul occurred recently, around October or November. Whyld's book lists no such occasion in Berlin, then or at any time in 1914, but his records are by no means exhaustive.

Another complication is that Kagan is not the book's sole author - game annotations by others, including Nimzo, appear. Indeed, Nimzo's notes, from the <Rigasche Rundschau>, for his game vs. Alapin, appear in volume 2, pp.101-102, only a few pages from Whyld's reference to this Lasker game:

Is it possible then that Nimzo's <Rigasche Rundschau> notes, cited by <hemy> above, also appear in <Schachmeisterpartieen>? If so, is the dating/location error down to Nimzo, Kagan or Whyld?

Nov-10-17  hemy: In my reference to the Nimtzowitsch article in "Rigasche Rundschau" from November 29, p5. missing the year - 1919.
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  MissScarlett: Now he tells me....ach!
Nov-10-17  hemy: the date was embedded in filename... (Rigasche_Rundschau_29 Nov_1919_Page5.pgn)
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  MissScarlett: Yes, I see But not at 6.30 this morning. That the game was dated simply <Berlin 1914> should've raised a flag. I'll concede, say, 10% of the blame.

As things stand, and unless someone can locate <Schachmeisterpartieen des Jahres 1914> or another source, I think <Simul (1914), Berlin GER (?)> will suffice.

Nov-10-17  Magpye: <I think <Simul (1914), Berlin GER (?)> will suffice.>

Again, I will point that Lasker was engaged in exhibition games against Alekhine and Bernstein (one on March 29th), and simultaneous exhibitions, in MOSCOW in March 1914.

He did not jet off to Berlin to play a simultaneous.

Berlin is incorrect. And that is final.

Nov-10-17  hemy: <Maqpye> is right. Nimzowitsch stated wrong location.

I found an article "Chess King in Moscow" in archive of the Russian newspaper "Раннее утро" ("Early morning") from March 31, 1914.

Yesterday in the Hunting Club took place the last session of the "chess king" E. Lasker, who played in a simultaneous game against 41 opponents. Started at 8 pm, the game started at a rapid pace, and the opponents were knocked out one after another in two hours.

At 12 o'clock in the morning a small incident took place: Lasker, tired of the last match with Bernstein and Alekhine and simultaneous play with the best Moscow chess players, at that time completely lost his strength and declared that he could not continue playing with so many opponents, especially , that it was found out that instead of 37 chess players, as it was stated at the beginning, 41 people played with him.

After the talks with Lasker, organizers came to a compromise: the game will continue until 2 am, and by this time chess players O.S. Bernstein and A.A. Alekhin will decide which of the unfinished games is considered won, what lost and what ended in a draw.

After 5 hours of play Lasker won 27 games, lost 2 (Zabludovsky and Tyukhtin) and 12 games ended in a draw.

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  MissScarlett: <Again, I will point that Lasker was engaged in exhibition games against Alekhine and Bernstein (one on March 29th), and simultaneous exhibitions, in MOSCOW in March 1914.>

The point is, or, rather, was, that Whyld was mistaken as to date and location. Is this idea too difficult?

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  MissScarlett: <Nimzowitsch stated wrong location.>

A circumstance more likely if he was writing years, and not weeks or months later.

There remains the issue of whether Moscow and Berlin Zabludowskis are one and the same.

Nov-11-17  Magpye: <Missie> <The point is, or, rather, was, that Whyld was mistaken as to date and location. Is this idea too difficult?>

In this case, Whyld was right. Is that idea too difficult to understand?

Nov-11-17  hemy: <Maqpye>
<Whyld was right. Is that idea too difficult to understand?> It is not about understanding, it is about to find out if Whyld was right.
Nov-11-17  ughaibu: Was Whyld right? Tomatoes.
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  MissScarlett: He may have been right, but he could have been wrong. I'm not accepting anything ex cathedra.
Nov-11-17  hemy: <ughaibu> It is easier to assume that someone is right than to find the confirmation.

In this case Nimzowitsch was wrong about location, but he provided link between the Zabludowski from Moscow to the student from Riga.

It is also possible that "Berlin" is a clue that the same player was living in Berlin in 1919, so he was the one why played against Reshevski.

Nov-11-17  ughaibu: <It is easier to assume that someone is right than to find the confirmation.>

Easy peasy Japanesy, wash your hair with lemon squeezy.

How is ease of doing relevant?

Nov-11-17  hemy: <ughaibu> I will try to explain you.

When you have conflicting data from
different sources, the relevant way is to make research from original publications. It is an essence of academic research.

Easy way is to take something as a fact, assuming that the author never make mistakes.

Your remarks are fanny, but not serious and not relevant.

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  Tabanus: If Zabludowski had sons "George Zabludowski, b. 1911, "naturalidade Russia"" and "Nicolai Zabludowski, b. 26 Jan 1913" (J Zabludowski (kibitz #37)), perhaps a newspaper of Berlin or Moscow (or of Riga, or some other source) has a mention of their birth.
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  Tabanus: Perhaps Moscow 1914, if his name was Isidor and he had a son Nicolai who was born there in January 1913,

see J Zabludowski (kibitz #46)

Apr-27-20  hemy: "шахматный вестник", no.7, April 1, 1914:

On March 12, 1914 (Julian calendar) was played the second simultaneous exhibition game of Lasker against 38 players. Result: +32, -1 (Uspensky), =5 (Vinogradov, Gnutov, Grigoriev, Sturcel).
On March 13 Lasker won "consulting" game against B. M. Blumenfeld, N. M. Pavlov and L. I. Estrin.
On March 15 Lasker made a draw with maestro Alexander Alekhine. On March 16 was played the 2nd game against O. S. Bernstein, which ended with win of Bernstein.
On March 17 was held the last simultaneous exhibition game of Lasker against 41 players. It ended with result: +27, -2 (Zabludowsky and Tiuchtin), =12 ...

Beside this on March 15 after finishing the game of Lasker against Alekhine was arranged "unorthodox" simultaneous exhibition of 3 maestro, Alekhine, Bernstein and Lasker against 21 participants. Each Maestro made the moves after other one. Result: +14, -2, =5.

I created folder "шахматный вестник" in my Dropbox. You can get all magazines of шахматный вестник 1914:

Apr-27-20  cameosis: or there might (in theory) be census documents or birth registers available online.
Apr-27-20  cameosis: probably know to a few other users, here is a huge repository of soviet-era magazines, among them several chess periodicals:

Apr-27-20  cameosis: also, the russian chess federation hosts the complete issues of »shakhmatniy vyestnik« from 1913 to 1916:

Apr-27-20  hemy: One more article about Lasker's visit in Moscow, from newspaper "Русское Слово", March 24 (11), 1914:


At the train station the King of chess Em. Lasker was met by a group of Moscow chess players with 0. S. Bernshtein at the head. Journalists and photographers.
On Sunday at the Hermitage in honor of Lasker, was organized banquet, which was attended by most members of the Moscow chess club. Between cheerful conversations, Lasker played 13 games, of which he won 11, made a draw with S. P. Simson and lost one to prince Urusov.

Yesterday, in the Hunting Club, Lasker played simultaneously with 36 of the best Moscow chess players. Participated Alekhine, Simson, Jordansky, Kahn, Zabludowsky, Estrin, Rubcov, Vigodchikov and other first category players.

The meeting of the “chess king” was very solemn. At the entrance to the hall there was a thunder of applause. OS Bernstein welcomed the guest with a speech in which he noted that Moscow was already seeing the third “king of chess”. First Morphy, Steinitz, now Lasker. The “Chess King” in German thanked for the warm welcome and wished his opponents success in the upcoming competition. At 8 o’clock. the game started.
The main hall of the Hunting Club is full, despite the high entrance fee — 2 and 3 rubles. There is the whole chess world of Moscow. There are even visitors from St. Petersburg. The game dragged on until late at night.

Apr-27-20  Brenin: The end of the game is hard to understand. What was the point of 18 Rae1 (inviting Bh4) and then 19 Bc1? Why not 19 Rd1 or Rc1? And 20 hxg4 loses immediately to the obvious hxg4 21 g3 (what else?) Be7+ (or even Bxg3+), etc. Was Lasker exhausted (see <hemy>'s final posting dated Nov-10-17)? The game was only 20 moves old at this point, so maybe he had had enough chess (look at his schedule that week, in <hemy>'s first posting today) and simply wanted to go to bed.
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