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The Ruy Lopez with Black (in the hands of the Great Masters), Part II

The Ruy Lopez with Black (in the hands of the Great Masters), Part II

kamalakanta
Jan 27, 2018, 3:23 AM 8

In this second part of the article, we examine games by Lasker and Schlechter, two great  Masters!

 

In the next game, Lasker produces a masterpiece! First he wrests the initiative from Marshall's hands, transitions into a slightly better endgame, and proceeds to outplay Marshall!

 

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                                                                  Frank Marshall
                                                                   (1877-1944)

 

The next game is the 2nd game from the World Championship Match between Tarrasch and Lasker in 1908. Tarrasch plays a good maneuver that Lasker was not familiar with, and gets a slight advantage out of the opening. However, he goes for the gain of a distant pawn (at a7) and loses precious tempos. This is enough to allow Lasker to build a serious initiative, and from then on Lasker's iron-hand keeps a powerful clamp on White's position.

 

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                                                            Siegbert Tarrasch
                                                               (1862-1934)

 

 

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