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Emanuel Lasker vs Anna Belle Lynn
Simul, 23b (1902) (exhibition), Chicago, IL USA, Dec-12
Italian Game: Classical Variation. General (C53)  ·  0-1



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Mar-07-20  MaczynskiPratten: An interesting game with an interesting history! Lasker had lost to Mrs Lynn less than a month earlier in another simul, playing the Kings Gambit as he did against her husband (winning) and presumably most other opponents. This time, he is more cautious and plays the Giuoco Piano. She loses a piece in the opening for what doesn't look like much compensation, but then plays very actively. 19 .. Ne3! caught me by surprise, and probably Lasker too. Then he plays 20 Qc1 and I was thinking that he had repelled the attack and Black would have to play Rxe1 - but White then resigns! After a bit of thought I saw it; 20 .. Qxg3+! 21 fxg3 Rg2#. Apparently (according to <TheFocus>) she announced this mate in two at the board. What a thing to be able to do to a World Champion!
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  fredthebear: Here's another example of taking advantage of the pinned f2-pawn by snapping off the g3-pawn: Adorjan vs Miles, 1985 In the later example, first the Black rook and then the queen take turns capturing on g3 because it's an absolute pin of the f2-pawn.
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  HardDaysKnight: Amazing! I got here because of White's 7. Kf1 -- which I saw in Watson's Mastering the Chess Openings. Amusingly, Watson writes, "this is the fancy way to get out of check."
Dec-16-21  offramp: I remember this similar move:
Polugaevsky vs Korchnoi, 1977

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8. Kf1.

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