Schlechter's Immortal

Schlechter's Immortal

kenytiger
kenytiger
Mar 25, 2008, 12:00 AM |
20 | Amazing Games

Carl Schlecter (1874-1918) was a leading Austrian Chess Master at the turn of the 20th century. He is best known as the first player in sixteen years who was a serious threat to claim Emanuel Lasker's World Title (the match ended in a draw and Lasker retained his title).

Schlechter played in over 50 international chess tournaments, including four wins: Munich in 1900 (shared), Ostend in 1906, Vienna in 1908 (shared) and Hamburg in 1910.

In the game below, White gets greedy and decides to go on a material-grabbing expedition while neglecting his development, he loses miserably. This sparkling gem ranks as one of the most curious and brilliant on record.


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