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Emanuel Lasker vs William M Brooke
Simul, 29b (1908) (exhibition), Sevenoaks ENG, Apr-20
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Improved Steinitz Defense (C66)  ·  0-1



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Jan-23-08  JRM1959: Is this game for real? Why not 21. Qxf5?
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <JRM1959> Perhaps because of 21...Ne2+ 22.Nxe2 Qxf5 (or 22.K any Nxg3+ and 23...Qxf5)
Dec-07-14  TheFocus: From a simul in Sevenoaks, England on April 20, 1908.

Lasker scored +22=4-4.

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  MissScarlett: <Lasker scored +22=4-4.>

Your source? Note that Whyld in <The Collected Games of Emanuel Lasker> (Nottingham, 1998) gives this Sevenoaks simul as 26 boards (+20 =5 -1), apparently based on the BCM, but even that source mentioned 29 opponents, a figure confirmed by the <Kent & Sussex Courier> of April 24th 1908, p.2. which gives Lasker's score as +20 =5 -4, and a game missing from Whyld (above) to boot: Lasker vs C Chapman, 1908

May-20-17  TheFocus: <MissScarlett> you are correct. I put in the wrong score, which should have been +20-1=5.

Thanks for finding that.

Nov-15-19  mifralu: < Sevenoaks Chronicle and Kentish Advertiser - Friday 24 April 1908, p. 5 >

[ On Monday morning, in the presence of a good muster of visitors, Mr. Blackburne played a game against Messrs. Chapman and Shories in consultation. A very interesting game resulted in win for Mr. Blackburne. In the evening, large company assembled to witness <a simultaneous display by Dr. Lasker, against 30 opponents,> and the varying fortunes of the play were watched with the keenest interest. The rapid summary and sure grasp of the complicated positions on the many boards, the instantaneous moves against the weaker defences, and the quaint mannerisms of the World's Chess Champion were greatly enjoyed by all present. After about three hours play, <Dr. Lasker had 22 victories to his credit, 4 games being drawn and 4 lost. >Master Leslie Pugh, a quite young player of considerable promise, and son of Mr. David Pugh, veterinary surgeon ; was among those who drew their games against their redoubtable opponent. The four wins were scored by Messrs. W. M. Brooke, C. Chapman, G. Hanson, and L. F. McGuire. ]

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