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Emanuel Lasker vs William Rivier / Walter Henneberger
Simul (1919) (exhibition), Bern SUI, Jun-07
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Beverwijk Variation (C65)  ·  1-0



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  keypusher: This was a consultation game -- Rivier and Henneberger were two different people.
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  keypusher: Still no correction from, but here are some nice lines from Soltis' book:

19....Rg8 20. Nd5 Qd8 21. Nxb6 axb6 22. f4 wins, or 19....Rg8 20. Nd5 Bc5 21. b4! Bb6 22. Nxb6 axb6 23. f4 Nc4 24. Qg6+ Kh8 25. Nxh6, or 19....Rg8 20. Nd5 Kh8 21. Nxh6 gxh6 22. Qxh6+ Rh7 23. Nxf6!

20....Qxe6 21. Rxg7+ mates in three.

In the final position, 21....Rgxg7 22. Rxg7+ Rxg7 23. Nf8+ wins the queen.

If I ever had to play Emanuel Lasker, I would get rid of his knights as quickly as possible.

Dec-28-10  bengalcat47: This game is also featured in Reinfeld's book Chess Mastery by Question and Answer. In his comments Reinfeld advises the aspiring student to note how "the 'well-posted' Black Bishop has played no part whatever in the proceedings!"
Oct-10-13  lalla: Why not 14...c6 directly? Why not drive away the knight
Oct-10-13  Nerwal: <Why not 14...c6 directly? Why not drive away the knight>

Because it would seriously weaken the d6 pawn.

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  perfidious: <lalla>: There is the drawback that 14....c6 opens the game for the better-developed side, which is immediately exploited by 15.bxc6 bxc6 16.Nxb6 Qxb6 17.Nf5.
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  TheFocus: A consultation game played in Bern, Switzerland on June 7, 1919.
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  plang: I kept trying to make 21 Rxg7+ or 21 Ndxg7 work - missed the fork on f8.

Nice attack

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