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Savielly Tartakower vs Emanuel Lasker
St. Petersburg (1909), St. Petersburg RUE, rd 7, Feb-23
English Opening: King's English. Two Knights' Variation Fianchetto Line (A22)  ·  0-1



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  Benzol: Anyone have the book on the St Petersburg 1909 Tournament. Here the final move is 53...♖d1 whilst Chess Stars book on Lasker says that the final move was 53...♖d8. Which is correct?
Dec-26-05  aw1988: Who would resign after Rd8?
Dec-27-05  paladin at large: I have the Lasker volume from the series Weltgeschichte des Schachs (1958) which lists the final move as 53.....Rd8 - which I assume is wrong. There may have been an error translating from descriptive notation, i.e. 53.....RQ8, which for Black should be 53.....Rd1, of course.
Dec-27-05  sneaky pete: The tournament book has 53... R-Q8 (= Rd1) so "Chess Stars book" and Dr Wildhagen are wrong.
Aug-07-10  Ulhumbrus: In the position after 18 Qxd4 Tartakower has the bishop pair. How will Lasker gain the upper hand? The answer is, by placing his Knight very powerfully on d3 and exchanging the white squared bishops by ..Bd5.
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  hesyrett: This game exemplifies Lasker's patience and skill in maneuvering.  I could only score 100 (2 over par) in Guess the Move because I kept trying to "make something happen".  It's hard to say where White made "the losing move"; rather, Tartakover seems to have made a few slightly inaccurate moves which cumulatively led to his downfall.
Oct-14-15  MindCtrol9: Look how Lasker switches lines in this game.Lasker games are beautiful and full of surprises.I don't get tired reviewing his games.He was born to be immortal,the evergreen Lasker.
Nov-21-17  teorems: Mate in 4 50...Nf2+ 51. Rfxf2 Qd1+ !
Nov-21-17  teorems: But no, sorry, didn't see at first 51. Rdxf2.

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