Lasker vs Marshall
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[Event "Memphis"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Lasker"] [Black "Marshall"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C11"] [Opening "French: Swiss Variation"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bd3 c5 5. Nf3 c4 {Very bad. Black gives up pressure on White's center for some tactics that aren't there. He could have got the bishop pair and a good game by 5...cxd4.} 6. Be2 dxe4 7. Ne5 Bd6 8. O-O a6 {Losing time. White's strong knight gives him an initiative, so Black figures it's worth a tempo to make him move it, but Black is falling behind.} 9. Nxc4 h6 {Losing more time. He doesn't want to allow the pin Bg5, when the e4 pawn will be weak, but this is worse.} 10. f3 { With Black having wasted so much time White opens things up.} 10... exf3 11. Bxf3 Bxh2+ {This is pathetic. Black didn't want to sit back and get crushed, but he doesn't even get an attack for the piece.} 12. Kxh2 h5 13. Bf4 { Taking over the diagonal leading to his king.} 13... Ng4+ 14. Kg1 g5 15. Be5 Rg8 {15...f6 would close the queen's route to the kingside and lose a pawn after 16 Bxg4.} 16. Bxg4 hxg4 17. Ne4 { White can also win by 17 Nd6+ and 18 Rxf7+.} 17... Nd7 18. Qxg4 Nxe5 19. dxe5 Kf8 20. Rad1 Qc7 21. Nf6 {Black has had enough, though he could have resigned six moves ago with a clear conscience.} 1-0
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Players
WhiteLasker
BlackMarshall
Game
Moves21
OpeningC11 — French: Swiss Variation
Result1-0
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TournamentMemphis
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