Lasker - his famous game in Duesseldorf/Germany

Heinrich_24
Heinrich_24
Jul 15, 2008, 12:00 AM |
8 | Amazing Games

 So this famous game Tarrasch - Lasker  was played almost exactly for 100 years ( august 1908 ) in my living town Duesseldorf (germany).

It is the second game of the title match for worldchampionshp. Tarrasch, a very dogmatic chess player, had challenged Lasker, the title holder.

Tarrasch lost the first game and  starts the game with great determination. But see yourself ... ( game in five parts with comments and move list)

 Part one: the opening

Tarrasch has very good start in the game. 11. Ne2 ( via g3 to f5) was an experiment that  succeeded, because Lasker did not open the game with 11. ...d5!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Part two: Black goes for confusion

 Noticed that the opening has in favorite for Tarrasch, Lasker decided with dubios

 Ng4?! to confuse the game. But Tarrasch is alert and keeps control over the game

 




















 

 

 

 


 Part three: White takes the pawn and blacks gets counterplay

Tarrasch cannot master his desire and takes the pawn on a7. Not a mistake, in the objective sense, but the first step in direction to his defeat.- Suddenly Lasker gets counterplay in the e-file

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part four: The wind has complety changed

Now the initiative goes completly to Lasker. It seems, that looses the overview over the game. He made fearful moves and at the end his superknight on f5 ends on h1. The "bad bishop" stands suddenly fixed on e3. What a change!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part five: The end - without comment

The end is an execution! Tarrasch lost this game, which has started so hopefully, in the middlegame, when he gave the initiative for a pawn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think this game decided the whole match. Lasker succeeded at the end with a score of +5

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