Lasker vs Dus-Chotimirski
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[Event "Moscow"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Lasker"] [Black "Dus-Chotimirski"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C70"] [Opening "Spanish: 4.Ba4"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 Na5 9. Bc2 c5 10. d3 O-O 11. Nbd2 Re8 12. Nf1 Qc7 13. Bg5 Rb8 14. a3 Be6 15. h3 h6 16. Bd2 Nc6 17. Qe2 Bf8 18. a4 b4 19. c4 Nd7 20. Be3 g6 21. N3d2 f5 22. exf5 gxf5 23. Qh5 Nf6 24. Qg6+ Qg7 25. Qxg7+ Bxg7 26. f4 {Lasker later admitted that this was a bad continuation. Yet even this bad move displays Lasker's fighting instinct. The fact is that the relatively less bad move 26. Pf3 would have certainly led to eventual loss as the White would have no counterplay} 26... Nd7 27. Rad1 Bf7 (27... exf4 28. Bxf4 Bf7 (28... Bxb2 29. Bxd6)) 28. Nb3 (28. b3 exf4 29. Bxf4 Nd4 $19) 28... exf4 29. Bxf4 Nd4 { It would seem that with this move and Black's next, White's game is doomed} 30. Nxd4 Bxd4+ 31. Kh2 b3 $1 32. Rxe8+ {Interpolating an important check} 32... Bxe8 (32... Rxe8 33. Bxb3) 33. Bb1 Ne5 34. Ng3 $1 Bg6 {This first piece of negligence. The Bishop would have been more actively placed on d7, retaining the possibility of a subsequent capture of the a-pawn} (34... Bd7 35. Rd2 Nf7 36. a5 Re8 37. Ne2 {Bogolyubov}) 35. Rd2 Rb4 { This looks crushing, nevertheless Black should have given preference to ... Nf7 } (35... Nf7) 36. Ne2 Rxa4 $2 (36... Nf7) 37. Nxd4 $1 cxd4 38. c5 $1 Ra1 39. cxd6 Nd7 40. Rd1 Bf7 (40... -- 41. Bc2 Rxd1 42. Bxb3+) 41. Re1 a5 $2 { Missing his last opportunity} (41... Ra5 42. Re7 Nf8) 42. Re7 Nc5 43. Be5 $1 Ra4 (43... Rxb1 44. Rc7) 44. Rc7 $1 Ne6 45. d7 Rb4 46. Rc8+ Kh7 47. Rh8+ Kg6 48. Re8 $1 Rb6 49. Bf4 $1 Nxf4 50. d8=Q Rc6 51. Re7 1-0
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Players
WhiteLasker
BlackDus-Chotimirski
Game
Moves51
OpeningC70 — Spanish: 4.Ba4
Result1-0
Date
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Tournament
TournamentMoscow
Location?
Round0