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Frederic Lazard
F Lazard 
Number of games in database: 29
Years covered: 1903 to 1933
Overall record: +12 -11 =6 (51.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Feb-20-1883, died Nov-18-1948, 65 years old) France

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Frédéric Lazard was a player, problemist and author. He was a younger brother of Gustave Lazard.

After World War I, he won at Paris 1920, and took 2nd at Paris 1922 (Triangular, Andre Muffang won).Also tied for 2nd-3rd at Nice 1925 (FRA-ch, Robert Crepeaux won), and shared 1st with Andre Cheron at Biarritz 1926 (FRA-ch). He tied for 3rd-5th in the 1930 Paris Championship.

He was the winner of one of the shortest master games on record (see A Gibaud vs F Lazard, 1924) and published in 1929 a book of his problems and endgames studies, 'Mes problemes et etudes d'echecs'. He also finished 1st= with Andre Cheron in the 1926 French Championship. He was Paris champion in 1911.

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 29  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Lazard vs NN 1-0141903UnknownC38 King's Gambit Accepted
2. F Lazard vs A Gibaud 1-0251909ParisC54 Giuoco Piano
3. A Gibaud vs F Lazard 0-141924CompositionA45 Queen's Pawn Game
4. F Lazard vs G Davidescu  0-1461924Paris Unofficial OlympiadB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
5. F Lazard vs S Kohn  0-1281924Paris Unofficial OlympiadB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
6. A Rueb vs F Lazard  0-1311924Paris Unofficial OlympiadC45 Scotch Game
7. H Johner vs F Lazard  ½-½701924Paris Unofficial OlympiadC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
8. F Lazard vs K Vanek  ½-½701924Paris Unofficial OlympiadC44 King's Pawn Game
9. F Lazard vs E Steiner  0-1401924Paris Unofficial OlympiadB20 Sicilian
10. E Voellmy vs F Lazard  ½-½651924Paris Unofficial OlympiadD02 Queen's Pawn Game
11. F Lazard vs H K Handasyde  1-0431924Paris Unofficial OlympiadC46 Three Knights
12. F Lazard vs S F Smith  1-0481924Paris Unofficial OlympiadC02 French, Advance
13. D Daniuszewski vs F Lazard  0-1641924Paris Unofficial OlympiadD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. F Lazard vs J J O'Hanlon  ½-½661924Paris Unofficial OlympiadC02 French, Advance
15. F Apsenieks vs F Lazard  1-0311924Paris Unofficial OlympiadD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. F Lazard vs R Crepeaux 0-1141924FRA-ch 2ndC29 Vienna Gambit
17. R Gaudin vs F Lazard 0-1141925FRA-chC57 Two Knights
18. F Lazard vs A Cheron 0-1381925FRA-ch 3rdD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
19. F Lazard vs M Romi  0-1361926Paris-ch 1926/27C62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
20. Duchamp vs F Lazard 0-1451929ParisE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
21. Baratz vs F Lazard  ½-½761929ParisE12 Queen's Indian
22. G A Thomas vs F Lazard  1-0531929ParisC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
23. F Lazard vs Znosko-Borovsky  1-0421929ParisA03 Bird's Opening
24. F Lazard vs L Szwarcman 1-0391929ParisA02 Bird's Opening
25. F Lazard vs Menchik 0-1351929ParisA02 Bird's Opening
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Jun-09-06  capanegra: Lazard was a very fine composer. I have some pretty studies of him. Check this:

White to play and win. (Frederic Lazard, 1911)

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Jun-14-06  capanegra: SOLUTION:

1.Nf4+ Kh6 2.Ne6 Re8 3.g8=Q Rxg8 4.Nf8 Rg5! (hoping for a stalmate in case of 5.e8=Q Re5+ 6.Qxe5) 5.Ng6!! and the Pawn queens.

Sep-25-08  capanegra: Here is a relatively easy puzzle by Lazard. The solution is quite straight, but with a very nice final position.

White to play and draw.

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Sep-26-08  capanegra: SOLUTION:

1.a7 Re8 2.Bc6 Rf8 3.a8=Q Rxa8 4.Bxa8 Kd3 5.Kb3 a4+ 6.Ka2 c2 7.Be4+ Kxe4 8.Kb2 Kd3 9.Kc1 (1/2-1/2)

Feb-20-09  vonKrolock: Half a century after his disparition, the french chess friends from magazine "Phenix" had the auspicious idea of paying hommage for him with a Lazard Memorial Tourney for Studies - mine own contribution to the section ♔♔+♙♙arrives to be one of the few examples on record of a Study showing all 16 ♙s...

Z. Kornin
"F. Lazard MT - Phenix 2000"

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= (white to play and draw)

Feb-20-09  capanegra: Happy Birthday Mr. Lazard!

Here goes another one. Tim Krabbé cites as source de L'Echiquier de Paris, 1949, although Lazard passed away in 1948. It might be a posthumous study.

White to play and win.

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Feb-20-09  WhiteRook48: I think the game vs Gibaud is fake.
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  GrahamClayton: Here is another nice study from Lazard, from 1935. White to play and draw.

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White draws with the underpromotion 1.d8(♖)! (1.d8(♕) ♗f4 2.♕d2+ ♔f3 3.♕f4+ ♔f4 and Black wins) 1....♗f4 2.♖d2 ♗g5 3.♖d5 ♔f4 4.♖d2 ♗h6 5.♖d6 ♔g5 6. ♖d2 draw. Any move by the Black King pins the White rook and causes stalemate.

Dec-20-09  capanegra: SOLUTION for the <Feb-20-09> study:

1.Kb7 b4 2.Kc6 Be4+ (2...bxa3 3.Kc5 Be4 4.e7 a2 5.e8=Q a1=Q 6.Nb7+ Bxb7 7.Qd8#) 3.Kc5 b3 4.e7 b2 5.e8=Q b1=Q 6.Nc6+! Bxc6 7.Qd8+! Qb6+ 8.Qxb6+ axb6+ 9.Kxc6 b5 10.Kc5 b4 11.axb4#

Feb-20-11  BIDMONFA: Frederic Lazard

LAZARD, Frederic

Jan-11-12  capanegra: <von> I've been studying your study and I'm afraid something is missing, since I arrive to a rather linear solution:

1.Kxb4 e4 2.dxe4 dxe4 3.Kc4 e3 4.Kd3 Kxh4 5.b4 Kg3 6.Ke2

Jan-12-12  vonKrolock: <capa> Gracias for studying my Study :)

<1.♔xb4> This move is answered with 1...♔xh4! (♗ut not 1...e4) and black wins easilly. Curious, that if 1.♔xb4 g4-g3??, then white wins with 1.♔b3! Your move is kind of a try... Soon will become clear that a ♔ey (▢), paralise the black ♔ing, then follows a self-incarceration with switchback, stalemate try, and two lines with a different underpromotion each. The whole is just a <funny little thing> with the double-royal-paralisis <!?> and the underpromotions as (I believed then) points that fit to Lazard's style

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  HeMateMe: He often made late comebacks...
Jan-12-12  capanegra: Oops, 1…Kxh4 is an obvious response I had overlooked. Ok, let's pay more attention to this. Since Black's direct threat is precisely Kxh4, then White's first move is forced: 1.g3 protecting the Pawn and therefore stalemating the King.

1.g3 e4 (1…b3 2.Kb4 e4 3.dxe4 dxe4 4.Kc4 and Black gets stalemated) 2.Kxb4 e3 (2…exd3 3.Kb3 d2 3.Kc2 and Black gets stalemated) 3.Ka5 e2 4.b4 e1=Q stalemate.

What I fail to see is why Black would be interested in promoting into ♘ or ♖, because in any case after b5 White threatens dangerously to promote and mate at h8, so it would be Black who has to manage to save the game unless of course, again I'm missing something :). For example:

a) 4…e1=R 5.b5 and I find nothing better for Black than to stalemate himself: 5…Rb1 6.b6 (6.bxc6 Rb3 7.c7 Rb8 8.c6 Rc8) Rb2 7.bxa7 (7.b7 Rb3 8.b8=Q Rxb8 stalemate) Rb8 8.axb8 stalemate

b) 4…e1=N 5.b5 and here I even didn’t manage to find a salvation for Black. 5…cxb5 6.c6; 5…Nc2 6.b6; 5…Nxe3 6.b6 Nxc5 7.bxa7.

That been said, very interesting study!

Jan-23-12  capanegra: Here goes another composition by Lazard, with almost all Pawns on board. The solution is rather easy, but with a charming final position.

F. Lazard
Ceskoslovensky Sach, 1930.

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White to play and draw.

Feb-20-12  brankat: Happy Birthday master Lazard.
Feb-20-12  DarthStapler: I see it - give up the pawns on the kingside and make him take your pawn on c5, then a6 or b6 and it's stalemate
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  Penguincw: R.I.P.
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  Honza Cervenka: <WhiteRook48: I think the game vs Gibaud is fake.> Not necessarily. Such an accident can occure even on master level. See Keres vs E Arlamowski, 1950 for one well-known example.
Feb-20-12  acirce: It can, but in this case it didn't. and click "Shortest game".
Apr-27-13  DoctorD: I just noted Lazard's death date as 1948, with this problem published in 1951:
with the note that it "could happen" in a real game.

Feb-20-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Frederic Lazard.
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  keypusher: I was going to post a problem, but <capanegra> already did it, sixteen years ago. It's not difficult, exactly, because White doesn't have many choices, but it is beautiful. To quote Jeno Ban, the crowning line interference is one of fascinating efficiency.

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