SWEET REVENGE!- Grandmaster Duels!

SWEET REVENGE!- Grandmaster Duels!

kamalakanta
kamalakanta
May 31, 2018, 7:12 PM |
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Hi!

I blog intuitively, meaning I wait to see what inspires me at any given moment. This is my approach to chess and music these days!

Today, just looking casually at the book "The World's Greatest Chess Games", by Graham Burgess, Dr. John Nunn and John Emms, when I spotted something I had seen before in other sources, but had never blogged about.

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It is truly a great book, with games from 1834 to 1999!

http://tinyurl.com/ycg4bq8m

So, in this book, game 7 is Pillsbury-Lasker, St. Petersburg 1895/6.

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                         Lasker, Chigorin, Steinitz and Pillsbury in St. Petersburg, 1895/6

In this game, Pillsbury loses a classic game to Lasker. The only problem is, Pillsbury noticed Lasker made a mistake in the opening, which Pillsbury did not exploit! So he waited, and waited, and 9 years later, in 1904, Pillsbury took revenge! Now that's quite a wait!

The comments to these two games are by Dr. J. Hannak in his book, titled "Emanuel Lasker, The Life of a Chess Master". It is a great collection of chess games by Lasker, and also a very loving biography of the great German Grand Master!

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Here is the game from St. Petersburg 1895/6:

Pillsbury passed away in 1906. But two years before his untimely death, he took revenge on Lasker's victory from Hastings!