Tarrasch vs Lasker
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[Event "Berlin"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Tarrasch"] [Black "Lasker"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C70"] [Opening "Spanish: 4.Ba4"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Nxe4 6. d4 Be7 {Black hope s to transpose into a normal line, but he will get into trouble on the e-file.} 7. Re1 b5 8. Rxe4 d5 9. Nxe5 { Black overlooked that after 9...dxe4 10 Nxc6 White is attacking his queen.} 9... Nxe5 10. Rxe5 bxa4 11. Nc3 Be6 {Black had to drop a pawn, and he hopes to get his king to safety this way, but White won't let him off so easy.} 12. Qh5 {Another double attack, threatening both the d-pawn and the bishop due to the pin on the f-pawn.} 12... g6 13. Qf3 Bf6 {Black hopes to pick up White's d-pawn with this skewer, but he hasn't looked deep enough.} 14. Rxd5 Bxd5 15. Nxd5 {A final double attack, on the bishop and the c7 pawn. 15...Nxd4 16 Nxc7+ is curtains for the Black king.} 15... Bg7 16. Bg5 {Even stronger than an immediate 16 Nxc7+, since now White's rook may join the attack with tempo.} 16... Qxg5 17. Nxc7+ Kd8 18. Nxa8 0-1
0-1
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Players
WhiteTarrasch
BlackLasker
Game
Moves18
OpeningC70 — Spanish: 4.Ba4
Result0-1
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Tournament
TournamentBerlin
Location?
Round0