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Ossip Bernstein vs Emanuel Lasker
Zurich (1934), Zurich SUI, rd 7, Jul-20
French Defense: Classical. Pollock Variation (C14)  ·  0-1



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Oct-18-04  Whitehat1963: Player of the day plays opening of the day. Where precisely does Bernstein go wrong? (Could it have been as early as when he sat down to play in the first place?) And where might he have improved enough to have gained the advantage?
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  Chessical: <Whitehat63> Bernstein misses a real opportunty for an advantage in:

<29.Re8+> Nf8 (29...Kf7!? 30.Rfe1) 30.Qf3 Rf7 31.Qd3

Dec-06-11  Ulhumbrus: In the position after 17 Re3 Black has a N on f8 defending the e6 pawn. This leaves the the QB on d7 free to carry out the manoeuvre 17...Be8 followed by 18...Bg6
Jan-12-12  King Death: <Chessical: Bernstein misses a real opportunty for an advantage in: <29.Re8+> Nf8 (29...Kf7!? 30.Rfe1) 30.Qf3 Rf7 31.Qd3>

In your line 29.Re8+ Nf8 30.Qd3 looks like a better idea, for example 30...Re6 31.Ra8 and it's hard to see how Black holds d4 for very long. He has some play but his own king is exposed plus he has weaknesses. This looks very good for White.

Dec-25-14  TheFocus: Lasker finished in 5th place at the Zurich tournament held in Zurich, Switzerland with a score of +9=2-4.

This round 7, July 20, 1934.

Jun-06-15  A.T PhoneHome: "Oh Pollocks!"

- Ossip Bernstein after losing to Emanuel Lasker at Zurich (1934)

Oct-07-18  goser: At last, Lasker got a change to revenge for St Petersburg 1914!

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