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Abraham Speijer vs Savielly Tartakower
St. Petersburg (1909), St. Petersburg RUE, rd 6, Feb-22
Indian Game: Wade-Tartakower Defense (A46)  ·  0-1



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  keypusher: An early example of a King's Indian-type pawn storm. From Lasker's tournament book: <Black's play creates a most pleasing impression. His strategy and execution are harmoniously blended together.>

But it wasn't all roses between Lasker and this game. From the preface to Lasker's tournament book <This is a book in which analysis is accurate.>

In his notes to this game, Lasker writes after 28....Qd8

<Black could already win a piece by 28)....Kt(Ksq)-B3, but having the superior position in any case, he did not want to give his opponent the opportunity to break up the Queen's side Pawns by PXP and B-R5. This precaution was superfluous, but under the circumstances, appears reasonable.>

But as Tartakower points out, 28....Nef6 can be answered simply by Bg6. Annotating in those pre-Fritz days was a hazardous enterprise, and Dr. Lasker should have been more circumspect in the preface. To be fair, though, his annotations seem to be of high quality overall. Tartakower certainly thought so.

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  fredthebear: White started off well enough but built his own prison. White's break through on the queenside was not anywhere near on par with Black's break through on the kingside.

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