An Immortal Brilliancy

An Immortal Brilliancy

kenytiger
Nov 21, 2007, 12:00 AM |
37 | Amazing Games

Edward Lasker (1885-1981) was an engineer and an author. He was awarded the title of International Master, even when his play was of Grandmaster strenght. He was five times US Open Champion (1916, 1917, 1919, 1920 and 1921). Many believe he was a distant relative of World Champion Emanuel Lasker. The game below is his immortal blitz masterpiece against Sir George Thomas, in which he announced Mate in eight. The game features a nice Queen sacrifice and one of the prettiest forced King marches over the board, it makes you wonder if White should have castled with Mate.

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