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Van Gelder / Hakkert vs Emanuel Lasker
Consultation simul, 5b (1920), The Hague NED, Feb-13
Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84)  ·  0-1



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  whiteshark: Game related photo?
Mar-09-13  thomastonk: White's position after 38.♖c1 looks steinitzian. No wonder that Lasker won.
Mar-09-13  thomastonk: Now a more serious comment. The game has been played on February 12, 1920 at The Hague (= 's-Gravenhage). More precisely: it was one of only five games played simultaneously in the chess club "Discendo Discimus" against consulting players of that club. Lasker won three games and two ended drawn.

<whiteshark: Game related photo?> This was Lasker's second visit in this chess club in 1920. At his first visit on January 23, 1920 he played a normal simultaneous exhibition: +17, =5, -4. This exhibition has same fame, because Capablanca and Réti were among the spectators. AND: it is known that during a break at 10:30 pm a photography has been taken.

Mar-09-13  thomastonk: Here one can see a picture taken on January 22, 1920 showing Lasker and Capablanca side by side, and Réti between the hosts:
Mar-12-13  thomastonk: <whiteshark> Can you add any information on the photo? I wonder whether one of the Dutch experts can identify it.

Searching for something completely different, I found the list of Lasker's exhibitions in the Netherlands in January and February 1920 in the American Chess Bulletin, Vol 17, p 88 (just below the picture shown at Winter's

Lasker gave no less than 22 exhibitions between January 23 and the end of February with the following result: +483, =64, -15. He played in the Hague on January 23, February 6, and on another unknown day in February.

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  OhioChessFan: It's interesting in the pic from <Whiteshark> that Lasker played simuls with alternating White/Black.
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  Stonehenge: Lasker simuls in 1920 in The Hague:

February 5th:

February 13th:

February 26th:

Mar-12-13  thomastonk: <OhioChessFan> Lasker played alternating White/Black simuls regularly since the early days of his career. So the picture shows nothing special with respect to Lasker. Only compared to other masters.
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  whiteshark: <thomastonk: Can you add any information on the photo?> Sorry for the late reply. It was taken somewhere from the facebook empire. No further infos (except if I recall correctly Jan/Feb 1920, Nederland?) nor links. Ich bedaure :(
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  whiteshark: Thanks <Stonehenge>! You know your (Dutch) sources quite well. :D
Dec-09-14  TheFocus: From a consultation simul in The Hague, The Netherlands on February 13, 1920.

Laker scored +3=2-0.

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