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Berla vs Emanuel Lasker
Simul, 25b (1913) (exhibition), Prague AUH, Dec-04
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Improved Steinitz Defense (C66)  ·  1-0

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Oct-27-09  timhortons: lasker 8. move 0-0 is a blunder, better is 8.Bd7

i just go over spasskys game and looking for some reason what advantage does black will gain in having his pawn structure wrecked in the queenside.the same thing happen here in laskers game, though rybka agree with 7. exd4 but i think the 8.Bd7 would prevent the wrecking of pawn structure.

i had a game on these position at gameknot.com, im looking for game to follow, im handling white piece, i doubt if my opponent would exchange the pawn on d sqaure nor he would let his pawn structure on queen side go into separate islands.


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1. (0.88): 8.Bxc6 bxc6[] 9.Nxc6[] Qe8 10.Nxe7+ Qxe7 11.Nc3 Rb8 12.Qd4 c5 13.Qd3 Rb4 14.f3 Qe5 15.b3 2. (0.67): 8.Nxc6 bxc6[] 9.Bxc6[] Rb8 10.Nc3 Bd7 11.Bxd7 Nxd7 12.Rb1 Bf6 13.Be3 Rxb2 14.Rxb2 Bxc3 15.Rb7 3. = (0.12): 8.Nc3 Nxd4 9.Qxd4[] c6 10.Be2 Qb6 11.Qxb6 axb6 12.Bf4 b5 13.a3 Ng4 14.Rad1

(, 27.10.2009)

Oct-27-09  timhortons: nice continuation/position by rybka as oppose to the wrecked Queen side position of lasker handling of black piece and spasskys opponent handling of black piece.


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1. = (0.12): 9...a6 10.Bxc6 bxc6[] 11.h3 h6 12.Bf4 Rb8 13.b3 Re8 14.Qd3 2. = (0.13): 9...h6 10.Bf4 Re8 11.h3 Nxd4 12.Qxd4 Bxb5 13.Nxb5 Nd7 14.Qc4 a6 15.Nd4 3. = (0.17): 9...Re8 10.f3 Nxd4 11.Qxd4 c6 12.Bf1 Qb6 13.Qxb6 axb6 14.Rad1 Be6

(, 27.10.2009)

Oct-28-09
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  keypusher: <tim hortons> <lasker 8. move 0-0 is a blunder, better is 8.Bd7>

But the bishop is already on d7. This was a very common defense for Lasker.

Repertoire Explorer: Emanuel Lasker (black) (which doesn't prove it was good, of course).

Oct-28-09  timhortons: ill be back with this position tom keypusher, ill be off for work now,maybe one offbit move here for black is 7...exd4, i had game on gameknot.com on this and im lookin for possible continuation, gameknot databse has continuation better than what we had here, one reason maybe is that this line is not played by strong msters and gameknot players use computer in making a move, just my opinion.
Dec-09-14  TheFocus: From a simul in Prague, Czechoslovakia, on December 4, 1913.

Lasker scored +10=10-5.

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