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Edward Lasker vs Jose Raul Capablanca
Lake Hopatcong (1926), Lake Hopatcong, NJ USA, rd 6, Jul-14
Indian Game: Knights Variation. General (A46)  ·  0-1



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Apr-16-05  Kangaroo: I always thought this was Eduard Lasker, rather than Emmanuel! Apparently CG mixed two Laskers. Do you, guys, remember the name of the second Champion of the World - or what?
Apr-16-05  Chess Guru: white's game was finished the moment he castled kingside into an open mess.
Apr-17-05  RookFile: I am informed that Edward Lasker
was the player.
Apr-17-05  Karpova: this was definitely played by Edward Lasker and not by Emanuel.
Premium Chessgames Member OK, corrected.
Apr-17-05  Karpova: <>
thank you very much!
Apr-17-05  ughaibu: And the other 1926 game?
Apr-17-05  meloncio: <ughaibu> Here it is: Capablanca vs Lasker, 1926 The same mistake about Emanuel/Edward...
Apr-17-05  paladin at large: <ChessGuru> Yes, Capa must have felt very good about 10.....e3. White had made no preparations for queenside castling and surely would no longer have had time. Perhaps he should have stayed put with his king, to save time, and move his king rook as needed to f1.
May-02-05  vonKrolock: <7...e4> A rare move as compared to 7...d4

<9.♕a4> The alternatives 9.♘e4 (that could lead to major exchanges) or 9.0-0 (sound development) were both stronger than this check

<10...e3>! practically forced, but pleasant anyway

<18.♕f5> Or 18.♕b7 ♘c5 19.♕b4 ♘ce4, and the black pieces wins activity

<27.♕d4> After 27.♘f3!? ♘e4 (otherwise white ♘g5 or ♘d4) 28.♖d7! ♕d7 29.♘e4 f5 30.♘fg5 fe 31.♕b3!, a draw could be agreed

<31.♘b3>? ♗etter 31.♖de1 with idea of ♖e5! etc

<32...♕d1> with ♖+♖ plus a healthy ♙ for the ♕, and plus an exposed white ♔, Capa will score an easy victory

(notes by zk)

Aug-08-11  xombie: I think 10 ... e3 refutes 11. Bxb7 in the following way.

10 ... e3 11. Bxb7 exd2+ 12. Bxd2 Be6 (gaining tempo on the queen in order to develop the B and more particularly, the knight after that) 13. Qb5+ (say) Nbd7 and now the rook is guarded by the Q. Black should have some advantage here.

Aug-08-11  xombie: It is remarkable how Capa manages to avoid getting complicated against - yet again evidenced in this game.
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  NM JRousselle: Better for White is 8 Nd4. I had a game that went 8 Nd4 dc 9 00 Bc5 10 Qa4+! Bd7 11 Qc4 Qc8 12 Bg5 with advantage. Play continued 12... Be6 13 Ne6 Bf2+ 14 Rf2 Qc4 15 Ng7+ Kf8 16 Bf6 and White had a crushing attack with 3 pieces for the Q.
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  plang: Lasker handled the opening in an original manner; 4 c4 was already a new move although perhaps 4 Bg2 would have been stronger. Lasker's 8 Nfd2 has not been repeated; 8 Nd4 has been played several times but without much success (I have a large opening library and after some research found this line -with 8 Nd4 - in my book on the Symmetrical English - reached via transposition). If White had played 14 Qb5+ Capablanca would likely have sacrificed a second pawn with 14..Nbd7. 31 Rde1..Qh5 32 Re5..Rxd5! would have been strong for Black.

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