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Sydney Rosenfeld vs Emanuel Lasker
New York (1913), New York, NY USA
Center Game: Berger Variation (C22)  ·  1-0



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<[Source "Ter Neuzensche Courant, July 5 1935, p6"]>

E. Lasker in NY in 1913?

Hopefully a better source can be found.

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  MissScarlett: I don't want to believe this game is real.
Jan-14-22  Z4all: Wrong Lasker? Wrong Rosenfeld? Wrong colors? Drunken Dutch columnist in need of copy?

But let's make the source a little more accessible:

(Bottom right of page)

Lasker had just published his <Das Begreifen der Welt> in early 1913. As for chess, he appears not to have been too active - but I think he was a columnist for <Pester Lloyd> and <NY Evening Post> during 1913. <CG> has him playing a 25b simul in NY, and it's possible that S. Rosenfeld was at a board (being a member in good standing of the Manhattan CC).


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  MissScarlett: When was this New York simul?
Jan-14-22  Z4all: Crap, my bad - I incorrectly put the GER Oct simul in NYC.
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  fredthebear: "The mistakes are all there waiting to be made."

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  Messiah: Tragic game.
Jan-15-22  Z4all: I didn't look at the actual game when I was here yesterday - but having done so now I really think this game is quite suspect.

Do we have other "examples" of Lasker playing this badly?


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