Lasker vs Alekhine - 1914

RookHouse
Jun 11, 2008, 12:00 AM |
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Today we bring you a game from the infamous St. Petersburg International Chess Tournament of 1914.  Then world champion, Emanuel Lasker plays the young up and coming Russian player, Alexander Alekhine.

Lasker was 45 years old at the time of this match and Alekhine was only 22.  The veteran Lasker would win the game and also go on to win the tournament.  Alekhine would place third behind Lasker and Jose Raul Capablanca, but ahead of the impressive group of Bernstein, Blackburne, Gunsberg, Janowsky, Marshall, Nimzowitsch, Rubinstein and Tarrasch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For pictures and game analysis from David Mitchell's "Chess" in 1917, visit the Rook House Chess Blog

 


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