Lasker vs Gunsberg
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[Event "Hastings"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Lasker"] [Black "Gunsberg"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C11"] [Opening "French: Steinitz, 5.f4 c5"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. f4 c5 {The opening is a classical French Defense in which Black allows White a space advantage in order to attack the center.} 6. dxc5 Bxc5 7. Qg4 O-O 8. Bd3 f5 { Played with the idea of keeping the d3-h7 diagonal closed.} 9. Qh3 { 9.exf6 Nxf6 10.Qe2 Nc6 when Black has the more active pieces.} 9... Nc6 10. g4 {White goes all out in his efforts to mate the Black king.} 10... Qe7 11. gxf5 {The semi-open file will play a significant role in White's attack.} 11... Nb4 12. Nf3 {12.fxe6 Nxd3+ 13.cxd3 Nxe5 14.fxe5 Bxe6 when Black has good play for the sacrificed piece due to White's exposed king.} 12... exf5 13. a3 { 13.Bxf5 Rxf5 14.Qxf5 Nf8 15.Qh5 Nxc2+ 16.Ke2 Nxa1 Gives Black a material advantage.} 13... Nxd3+ 14. cxd3 Nf6 15. Qg2 d4 { 15...Rd8 was a better way to protect the d-pawn.} 16. Ne2 Nh5 17. Rg1 { 17.Nexd4 Rd8 gives good play to Black.} 17... a5 { Black misses the threat necessary was pawn g6 to protect the knight.} 18. Qh3 Qe8 19. Rg5 h6 {19...g6 would allow White to win the knight.} 20. Rxh5 Qg6 21. Bd2 Bd7 22. Kf2 {White prepares to bring the rook at a1 over to the g-file.} 22... Be8 23. Rh4 Be7 24. Rg1 Bxh4+ 25. Qxh4 { Black has won the rook back but at the expense of two pieces for the rook.} 25... Qa6 26. Nfxd4 Kh7 27. Bc3 Qxd3 28. Ne6 Rg8 29. Ng5+ Kg6 30. e6 h5 31. Nf7+ {Black resigned since he's mated after 31...Kh7 32.Qxh5.} 1-0
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Players
WhiteLasker
BlackGunsberg
Game
Moves31
OpeningC11 — French: Steinitz, 5.f4 c5
Result1-0
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TournamentHastings
Location?
Round0