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Edward Lasker vs Savielly Tartakower
"The Second to the Last Mistake" (game of the day Oct-04-2015)
New York (1924), New York, NY USA, rd 13, Apr-03
Semi-Slav Defense: Meran Variation (D48)  ·  1-0



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Dec-24-02  BrettMT: wow smart moves, never settled for the easy pc.
Dec-22-12  zb2cr: This is probably the game which prompted Tartakower to wisecrack afterward to Edward Lasker: "The tournament organizers should have never invited you. I am going to complain to the director about you." When Edward Lasker asked what Tartakower was talking about, Tartakower replied: "You are much too strong a player!"
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  perfidious: Tartakower was not the only top player to have trouble with this Lasker: Lasker vs Ed Lasker, 1924.
Oct-04-15  jith1207: As per his bio, One of Tartakower's most famous maxims is "The winner of a game is the one who has made the next to last blunder". Looks like this game got to be an example of his own maxim.
Oct-04-15  morfishine: Wow, Edward Lasker lived until 1981. Thats fairly incredible in itself
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  MissScarlett: That's nothing. Some of us are still alive!
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  thegoodanarchist: Tartakower never got luft for his king :(
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  thegoodanarchist: <morfishine: Wow, Edward Lasker lived until 1981. Thats fairly incredible in itself>

The last game in Ed. Lasker's DB is from 1975, and the one right before that is from 1953, so we have a 22 year gap prior to a telex game that Lasker played in his eighties!

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  kevin86: A good game with a sharp finish.

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