Winawer vs Lasker
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[Event "Nuremberg"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Winawer"] [Black "Lasker"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C67"] [Opening "Spanish: Open Berlin"] {Lasker goes for a pawn win on the Queenside regardless of the danger looming against his King} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. d4 Be7 6. Qe2 Nd6 7. Bxc6 bxc6 8. dxe5 Nb7 9. Nd4 O-O 10. Nc3 Bc5 11. Nf5 d5 12. Qg4 Bxf5 13. Qxf5 Re8 14. Bf4 Bd4 15. Rfe1 Nc5 16. Rad1 Bxc3 17. bxc3 Qc8 {The White p awn structure is more seriously weakened than Black, and the endgame after} 18. Qh5 {White has greater freedom on the Kingside, chiefly because of his 4-3 pawn majority. It is therefore logical to play for the attack} (18. Qxc8 Raxc8 19. Rb1 Rb8 $17) 18... Qa6 19. Re3 Qxa2 {It has been said that anyone who makes this sort of pawn snatch must be either a beginner of a great master. The former captures out of ignorance; the latter, although quite aware of the dangers which exist, reckons that his counterchances will be adequate.} 20. Rc1 Qc4 21. Rf3 Ne6 22. Bd2 Re7 23. Rh3 Qe4 24. f3 { Tarrasch says in the tournament book this loses too much time} (24. f4 Qg6 25. Qh4 Rd7 26. g4) 24... Qg6 25. Qh4 Rd7 26. f4 Qe4 27. g4 (27. Rd3 -- 28. Re1 { Tarrasch}) 27... Nf8 28. Qf2 a5 $1 {The extra pawn puts in a word, and forces the opponent to make haste with his attack} 29. Re3 Qc4 30. f5 {White pushs his attack on the Kside in view of the advancing a-pawn on the other flank. He doesn't fear losing the g-pawn} 30... a4 $1 {Lasker has conducted the game on correct Steinitzian principles: his castled position has not been weakened, and the condition that defensive resources should be economically deployed is fully satisfied, with one Rook and Knight operating defensively, and teh Queen and other Rook offensively. It goes without saying that counterattack - in the form of a steadily advancing passed pawn - is also not to be forgotten} (30... Qxg4+ 31. Rg3 {White's chan ces would be better than they are now, for the open g-file would be available for his Rooks}) 31. Rf1 (31. e6 fxe6 32. fxe6 Nxe6 33. Rxe6 Qxg4+) (31. h3 {Tarrasch} 31... a3 32. e6 fxe6 33. fxe6 Re7 34. Qf5 a2 35. Rf1 Qxf1+ $1 {removing the guard}) 31... a3 32. Ree1 a2 33. h3 c5 34. Kh2 {Black's a-pawn is an essential part of the defence of his King} (34. e6 fxe6 35. fxe6 Nxe6 36. Rxe6 a1=Q $19) 34... d4 35. Qf3 c6 36. e6 {At last th e long awaited attack, but it comes too late. The counterattack is too far advanced} 36... fxe6 37. fxe6 Nxe6 38. Qxc6 Rda7 39. Ra1 Rf8 { The roles are reversed. Now it is Black who attacks on the Kingside} 40. Rfe1 Nd8 41. Qb6 Raf7 42. Bg5 Rf2+ 43. Kg3 (43. Kg1 Qd5) 43... Qxc3+ 44. Kh4 Qxh3+ $1 45. Kxh3 R8f3+ 46. Kh4 Rh2# 0-1
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Players
WhiteWinawer
BlackLasker
Game
Moves46
OpeningC67 — Spanish: Open Berlin
Result0-1
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Tournament
TournamentNuremberg
Location?
Round0