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Emanuel Lasker vs Curt von Bardeleben
Lasker - Bardeleben m (1889), Berlin GER, rd 2, Nov-14
Modern Defense: Three Pawns Attack (B06)  ·  1-0

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Nov-13-04  WMD: I assume this is the game referred to here:

'Dr. Alfred Carter has discovered in a German source an account of an incident which created a sensation in German chess circles of the time. At the Berlin tournament of 1890, Lasker left the room for 40 minutes and von Bardeleben accused him of being out consulting a book. The position in their game, which Lasker won, was crucial at the time. The fracas ended with Lasker's exoneration. Hannak makes no reference to the affair.' (Quotes and Queries, April 1975 BCM)

Nov-26-05  Pawsome: <WMD> A more credible charge would have been that the great Lasker took the 40 minutes to consult a medium. Lasker's absence might have been a psychological ploy. One wonders what book Lasker could possibly consult that would have been of any benefit. It certainly wouldn't have been Keene and Botterill's "The Modern Defense," it being 1890 and all. A tact written by Robatsch would've been out of the quetion since he wasn't born yet, which points up the absurdity of both names given to this opening. I move we call it the VonBardeleben Defense.
Jul-15-07  John Thornton: < I assume this is the game referred to here:>

You assume wrong, boy. The incident, to which you refer, occurred in round 7, so the game is missing from the DB. Berthold Lasker competed with his brother in this tournament (they shared first place) so, assuming the present game was won by Emanuel, the other two Lasker-Bardeleben games from Berlin 1890, in the DB, should be credited to Bertie.

Nov-19-13  offramp: The game referred to in the previous posts is now in the database: Von Bardeleben vs Lasker, 1890.
Jun-25-16  zanzibar: So the controversial game was played in a Berlin (1890.07.21-26) tournament

http://www.edochess.ca/tournaments/...

(if only <CG> were as well organized!).

This game is from an earlier, end-of-1889 aborted match between Lasker and Bardeleben:

<From Berlin. A started in November match between vices (the second prize winner in the Amsterdam Tournament) and v. Bardeleben could not be completed because the latter had to give up the fight due to discomfort. The conditions were: winner who wins first four Partieen (Kemisen not count), your mind 20 trains per hour, using 100 off a matter of fact three Partieen were played, the first of which (Queen's Pawn Game) was draw, the second Lasker, the third v. won. Bardeleben. (Comp. Lot No. 5276 and 5277.) The fourth part (Vienna Game) was performed only up to the 40th course and had to then be canceled.>

<Aus Berlin. Ein im November begonnener Match zwischen Laster (dem zweiten Preisträger im Amsterdamer Turnier) und v. Bardeleben konnte nicht zu Ende geführt werden, da Letzterer den Kampf wegen Unwohlseins aufgeben musste. Die Bedingungen waren: Sieger, wer zuerst vier Partieen gewinnt (Kemisen zählen nicht), Bedenkzeit 20 Züge pro Stunde, Einsatz 100 off. Thatsächlich wurden drei Partieen gespielt, von denen die erste (Damenbauernspiel) remis wurde, die zweite Lasker, die dritte v. Bardeleben gewann. (Vergl. Partie Nr. 5276 und 5277.) Die vierte Partie (Wiener Partie) wurde nur bis zum 40. Zuge geführt und musste alsdann abgebrochen werden>

DSZ v44 (Dec 1889) p370

(Mention is also made of Judd's visit at the time to Berlin)

Jun-25-16  zanzibar: According to DSZ v44 N12 (Dec 1889) G-5276 p362 this was played

<1898.11.14-15 at Cafe Kaiserhof>

(and not on the 11th)

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