Pillsbury vs Lasker
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[Event "Nuremberg"] [Site "?"] [Round "0"] [White "Pillsbury"] [Black "Lasker"] [Result "1-0"] [FEN "r2qk2r/1p1bbp2/1P2p1p1/p2pP2p/n2N1P2/P2PB3/4NQPP/1R3RK1 b - - 0 1"] {Support point at d4 In this position White will not even consider playing d4 as his Knight is very well placed there. This is instrumental for the following spectacular breakthrough} 1... Bxa3 {Apparrently the gift can be accepted, as White needs to make thre more moves on the Kingside (g3, h3 and Pg4) before he can threaten Pf5. Now coms a suprising irruption} 2. f5 $3 gxf5 3. Nf4 h4 4. Ra1 Be7 (4... Qe7 5. Nxf5 exf5 6. Nxd5 $16) (4... Bc5 5. Nxf5) ( 4... Bb2 5. Rxa4 Bxd4 6. Rxd4) 5. Rxa4 {This pretty exchange sacrifice serves to make the Bishop at d7 give up its defence of the e-pawn} 5... Bxa4 6. Nfxe6 $1 fxe6 7. Nxe6 Bd7 (7... Qc8 8. Qxf5 Qc6 9. Bg5 Qxb6+ 10. d4 Qb4 11. Qf7+ Kd7 12. Bxe7 Qxe7 13. Nc5+ Kd8 14. Nxb7+ Kd7 15. Nc5+ Kd8 16. Qxd5+ Kc7 17. Qb7+ Kd8) 8. Nxd8 Rxd8 { In view of the exposed position of Black's king, White now has a won game} 9. Bc5 Rc8 10. Bxe7 Kxe7 11. Qe3 Rc6 12. Qg5+ Kf7 13. Rc1 Rxc1+ 14. Qxc1 Rc8 15. Qe1 h3 16. gxh3 Rg8+ 17. Kf2 a4 18. Qb4 Rg6 19. Kf3 a3 20. Qxa3 Rxb6 21. Qc5 Re6 22. Qc7 Ke7 23. Kf4 b6 24. h4 Rc6 25. Qb8 Be8 26. Kxf5 Rh6 27. Qc7+ Kf8 28. Qd8 b5 29. e6 Rh7 30. Ke5 b4 31. Qd6+ 1-0
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Players
WhitePillsbury
BlackLasker
Game
Moves30
Opening
Result1-0
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Tournament
TournamentNuremberg
Location?
Round0