All Laskers Chesspuzzles from Silmans articles as PGN !!

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Because it sucks having black in a chesspuzzle on chess.com, i copied ALL puzzles into this PGN ;) Have fun ;)

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[Date "1899.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "6k1/1b1r3p/6p1/Rp3q2/1PpBpn1P/2P1Q3/2B2P2/6K1 b - - 0 37"]
[White "FJ Lee"]
[Black "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Event "London"]

37...Rxd4! { The start of a long, very pleasing combination. An alternative was } ( 37...Qg4+ 38.Kf1 Qg2+ 39.Ke1 Qg1+ 40.Kd2 Ng2 41.Qe2 e3+ 42.fxe3 Bf3 { and it's all over. } ) 38.cxd4 ( 38.Qxd4 Ne2+ { (King and queen fork one). } ) 38...Qg4+ 39.Kf1 Qg2+ 40.Ke1 Qg1+ 41.Kd2 c3+! 42.Qxc3 ( 42.Kxc3 Nd5+ { (King and queen fork two). } ) 42...Qxf2+ 43.Kd1 ( 43.Kc1 Ne2+ { (King and queen fork three). } ) 43...e3 44.Bb3+ Kg7 45.d5+ Kh6 46.Qe1 Bc8! { and White resigned since } 47.Qxf2 exf2 { promotes the f-pawn. }
*

[Date "1889.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "r1bq3r/pp1p2k1/2nN1pp1/3Q3p/2P4P/4R3/P2K1PP1/4RB2 w - - 0 21"]
[White "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Black "Jacques Mieses"]
[Event "Leipzig (match)"]

21.Qf7+ { In the actual game White went for a piece up endgame via } ( 21.Re8 Rxe8 22.Rxe8 Qa5+ 23.Qxa5 Nxa5 24.Rxc8 Rxc8 25.Nxc8 { and, for some reason, Black didn't resign and instead hung out until move 37 before finally giving up. } ) 21...Kh6 22.Qxg6+!! Kxg6 23.Rg3+ Kh7 24.Bd3+ f5 25.Bxf5+ Kh6 26.Nf7#
*

[Date "1889.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "r4rk1/pp3ppn/2p2qp1/2Ppn3/1P1RP3/2N5/PB2QPPP/5RK1 w - - 0 20"]
[White "Emanuel Lasker "]
[Black "Jacques Mieses"]
[Event "Leipzig (match)"]

20.Nxd5! cxd5 21.Rxd5 Qe6 ( 21...Rfe8 22.f4 ) 22.Bxe5 { and White, who is up two pawns, won quickly. }
*

[Date "1889.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "2r4k/br5p/2q1bp2/1p1p1np1/1P2p3/2P1P2P/1Q1NBPPB/2R1N1K1 b - - 0 30"]
[White "E Von Feyerfeil"]
[Black "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Event "Hauptturnier"]

30...d4! { This advance, which makes use of the pin along the c-file to maximize the power of both black bishops, effectively ends the game. } 31.exd4 { In the actual game White played } ( 31.Nxe4 { but after } 31...dxe3 { Black rolled over his opponent. } ) 31...Bxd4! { Still making use of the c-file pin. } 32.Nb1 Bxf2+! ( 32...Ra7 { intending ...Ra2, is also extremely strong. } ) 33.Kxf2 Qb6+ 34.Kf1 Ne3+ 35.Kg1 Ng4+ 36.Kh1 ( 36.Kf1 Qf2# ( 36...Nxh2# ) ) 36...Nf2+ 37.Kg1 Nxh3+ { Black could win White's queen with 37...Nd3+ or 37...Nd1+, but why not pick up a free extra pawn first? } 38.Kh1 Nf2+ 39.Kg1 Nd1+ ( 39...Nd3+ { is equally good. } ) 40.Kh1 Nxb2 { , 0-1. }
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[Date "1889.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "r1bq1rk1/p1p3pp/2pb4/3p4/6n1/1P2PN1P/P1PP2P1/RNBQ1RK1 b - - 0 10"]
[White "A. Reif"]
[Black "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Event "Hauptturnier"]

10...Qf6! { The mark of a great player. Instead of reacting to White's threat, Black makes one of his own! } 11.c3? ( 11.hxg4 Qxa1 12.Nc3 Bb4 ) ( 11.Nc3 { was best when } 11...Nxe3! 12.dxe3 Qxc3 { is clearly better for Black. } ) 11...Nh2! 12.Rf2 { The actual game ended quickly: } ( 12.Nxh2 Bxh2+ 13.Kxh2 Qxf1 { , 0-1. } ) 12...Bxh3!! 13.gxh3 Nxf3+ 14.Kh1 ( 14.Kg2 Nh4+ { mates in a couple moves. } ) 14...Qh4 15.Rxf3 Rxf3 16.Qxf3 Rf8 { , 0-1. }
*

[Date "1889.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "r2qkb1r/2p2p1p/p2p1n2/1p2p1pb/3nP3/1BNP1N1P/PPP2PPK/R1BQ1R2 w kq - 0 11"]
[White "Rudolf Loman"]
[Black "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Event "Amsterdam"]

11.g4 { Lasker, no doubt deciding that his opponent didn't deserve any respect at all, played the wild (and unsound) 10...g5 last move. By breaking the pin White has forced Lasker to either retreat and accept the loss of the g5-pawn or go for the gusto by sacrificing on g4 (which of course was Lasker's intention all along). } 11...Nxg4+ 12.hxg4 Bxg4 13.Nxe5! { In the game White was simply out-calculated by Lasker: } ( 13.Bxf7+ Kxf7 14.Nxg5+ Qxg5 15.Bxg5 Bxd1 { and it was only here that White noticed that 16.Raxd1 would be met by 16...Nf3+ 17.Kg2 Nxg5 with an extra piece. White chose } 16.f4 { instead, but after the coldblooded } 16...Bg4 17.fxe5+ Kg6 18.Bf6 Bg7 19.Rf4 h5 20.Raf1 Raf8 { White was soon forced to resign. } ) 13...Bxd1?? { Of course Lasker wouldn't have fallen for this. Instead he would have created maximum chaos by } ( 13...Nxb3 14.Qxg4 Nxa1 15.Bxg5 Qc8 16.Qf4 dxe5 17.Qxe5+ Qe6 18.Qxh8 Kd7 19.f4 ( 19.Rxa1?? Bd6+ { wins the White Queen. } ) 19...Nxc2 { though after } 20.Nd5 { Lasker would have been in bad shape. } ) 14.Bxf7+ Ke7 15.Nd5#
*

[Date "1890.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "3k4/1R6/1P4p1/2KP1pP1/b1B1pP2/8/2r5/8 w - - 0 56"]
[White "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Black "Henry Bird"]
[Event "Liverpool (match) "]

56.Ra7! { The best of a bevy of crushing moves. } 56...Bb3 57.Kd6! { Also mating is } ( 57.b7 Rxc4+ 58.Kd6 Rc8 59.Ra8 { , etc. } ) 57...Rxc4 { Black, quite understandably, resigned after 57.Kd6. } 58.Ra8+ ( 58.b7 { is equally good. } ) 58...Rc8 59.b7 { followed by mate in two. }
*

[Date "1890.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "r4r1k/2q3pp/1pP2b2/1Bn1p3/2Qp4/5N2/1R3PPP/4R1K1 b - - 0 29"]
[White "Henry Bird"]
[Black "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Event "Liverpool (match)"]

29...e4! { Black's pawns get rolling by making use of a series of pins, discovered attacks, double attacks, and back rank mates. } 30.Nxd4 ( 30.Nd2 e3! { The pawns keep on rolling! } 31.Nf3 ( 31.fxe3 dxe3 { wins a piece due to the double attack against b2 and d2. } ) 31...d3 { threatening the rook on b2. } 32.Ra2 e2 { and the passed center pawns will win the day. } ) 30...Qe5 { The knight can't move due to the pin along the a1-h8 diagonal. } 31.Rd2 Nd3! { A double attack against the e1-rook and d4-knight. } 32.Nf3 { White tries to use the pin along the e-file to his advantage. Note that } ( 32.Rxd3 { fails to back rank problems: } 32...exd3 33.Rxe5 Ra1+ ) ( 32.Ne6 { was played in the actual game. White died quickly after } 32...Nxe1 33.Ra2 Nd3 { , 0-1 since } 34.Nxf8 Qa1+! ) 32...exf3! 33.Red1 ( 33.Rxe5 Ra1+ ) 33...Qg5 34.g3 Qxd2! 35.Rf1 ( 35.Qxd3 Qxd3 36.Bxd3 Rfd8 37.c7 Rxd3! ) 35...Nxf2! { , 0-1 since mate is forced in a few moves. }
*

[Date "1890.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "4r2k/1b3Qb1/2q4p/p1npP3/2pP1P1N/2B4N/PP4K1/3R4 w - - 0 41"]
[White "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Black "Henry Bird"]
[Event "Liverpool (match)"]

41.Ng6+ Kh7 42.Ng5+ hxg5 43.Rh1#
*

[Date "1890.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "r2r2k1/2p2pp1/6q1/1pp5/5P2/N1Pb1Q2/PP4PP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 25"]
[White "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Black "T. Von Scheve"]
[Event "Berlin"]

25.Rxd3! Qxd3 ( 25...Rxd3 26.Qxa8+ ) 26.Re8+ { X-ray! 1-0. }
*

[Date "????.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "r1b1k2r/p1pp1p2/2p2Pp1/4P1N1/2q5/4R1Q1/PP4P1/4R1K1 w kq - 0 24"]
[White "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Black "Abraham Mocatta"]
[Event "simultaneous exhibition"]
[Site "London"]

24.e6!! dxe6 ( 24...fxe6 25.Nxe6! dxe6 26.Qxg6+ Kd8 27.Qg7 Re8 28.Rd1+ { and Black has to resign. } ) 25.Qxc7 Bd7 ( 25...O-O 26.Qh2! { forces mate. } ) 26.Rd1 { This mates faster than the flashy 26.Nxe6! } 26...Rd8 27.Qd6 { , 1-0. }
*

[Date "1892.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "3r1k1r/1p2qp1p/p2Nbp2/6p1/1Q2P1P1/5P2/PPP5/2KR3R w - - 0 22"]
[White "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Black "R. Short"]
[Event "simultaneous exhibition"]
[Site "Baltimore"]

22.Nf5! { 1-0 in the game. 22.Nf5 makes use of Black's back rank weakness and a pin along the a3-f8 diagonal. } 22...Rxd1+ ( 22...Qxb4 23.Rxd8# ) 23.Rxd1 Bxf5 ( 23...Qxb4 24.Rd8# ) 24.Rd8+ Kg7 25.Qxe7 { , 1-0. }
*

[Date "1892.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "r4k2/1pb4r/p1q2ppp/P1pNp3/2Q1PP2/7P/1PP3P1/R4RK1 w - - 0 24"]
[White "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Black "J. White"]
[Event "simultaneous exhibition"]
[Site "Great Britain "]

24.Nxf6! { Setting up a pin along the f-file. } 24...Rf7 ( 24...Qxf6 25.fxe5 { wins the black queen. } ) 25.fxe5 { 1-0 in the game. } 25...Bxe5 ( 25...Kg7 26.Nh5+ ) 26.Nh7+ { picking up the f7-rook. }
*

[Date "1892.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "r5k1/6np/p2q2pB/1ppr4/3p1PP1/3P3P/PP4Q1/R3R1K1 w - - 0 28"]
[White "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Black "Joseph H. Blackburne"]
[Event "London"]

28.Re7! Ne6 ( 28...Ne8 29.Rae1 Qc6 ( 29...Nf6 30.R1e6 ) 30.Rxe8+ Rxe8 31.Rxe8+ Qxe8 32.Qxd5+ ) 29.Re1! ( 29.f5! { also gets the job done. } ) 29...Qxe7 ( 29...Nf8 30.Rg7+ Kh8 31.Ree7 Rd8 32.Rgf7 Kg8 33.Bxf8 { wins. } ) 30.Qxd5 Re8 31.f5 Qh4 32.Rxe6 Qg3+ 33.Qg2 { and Lasker won in a few more moves. }
*

[Date "1893.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "r3q2n/2pp1rbk/ppn1pB1p/4Pp1P/3P1Q2/N1PB3R/PP3P2/2K3R1 w - - 0 24"]
[White "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Black "Alfred Ettlinger"]
[Event "New York"]

24.Bxf5+ { Equally good is } ( 24.Rhg3 Bxf6 25.Bxf5+ exf5 26.Qxf5+ Ng6 27.Qxg6+ Kh8 28.Qxh6+ Rh7 29.Qxf6+ Rg7 30.Qxg7# ) 24...exf5 25.Qxf5+ Kg8 26.Rhg3 Qe6 27.Qh7+!! Kf8 ( 27...Kxh7 28.Rxg7+ Rxg7 29.Rxg7# ) 28.Qxh8+! { 1-0 in the game. } 28...Bxh8 29.Rg8#
*

[Date "1893.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "2krr3/ppp4p/1b3p2/5b2/1n3B2/5N2/1PP2PPP/2RB1K1R b - - 0 18"]
[White "William De Visser"]
[Black "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Event "U.S."]

18...Nxc2! 19.Bxc2 { In the game White played } ( 19.g4 { but he went down fast after } 19...Bxg4 ) 19...Bxc2 20.h4 ( 20.Rxc2 Rd1+ 21.Ne1 Rdxe1# ) 20...Bd3+ 21.Kg1 Re2 { and after Black chops on b2 or f2 he'll be two pawns up with an easy win. }
*

[Date "1893.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "r4nk1/p2b1qrp/1p6/2bN1pP1/8/2B4Q/PPP4P/2KRR3 w - - 0 23"]
[White "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Black "Leon Labatt"]
[Site "U.S."]
[Event "Simultaneous Exhibit"]

23.Nf6+ Kh8 24.Nxd7 ( 24.Nh5 { was also crushing. } ) 24...Nxd7 25.g6! { Lovely. The h-pawn is pinned and the g7-rook is pinned. } 25...Qxg6 26.Rxd7 Rg8 27.Bxg7+ Rxg7 28.Rd8+ Rg8 29.Qc3+ Qg7 30.Ree8 Bd4 ( 30...Qxc3 31.Rxg8# ) 31.Rxg8+ Qxg8 32.Qxd4#
*

[Date "1895.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "2b1q2k/p4rbp/1p6/3p1p2/3N2n1/4P1B1/PP1Q1PP1/1BR3K1 w - - 0 33"]
[White "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Black "David Janowski"]
[Event "Hastings"]

33.Nb5! { Using two tactical tools: a fork threat on d6 and the vulnerability of the inadequately defended bishop on c8. } 33...Rf8 34.Nd6 Qe6 35.Rxc8 Rxc8 36.Bxf5! { 1-0 }
*

[Date "1895.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "r4rk1/bbp2ppp/6n1/1B1npqB1/8/2PP1N2/2N2PPP/R3QRK1 b - - 0 18"]
[White "William Pollock"]
[Black "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Event "Hastings "]

18...Nxc3! { Freeing the b7-bishop's diagonal and taking advantage of the g5-bishop's inadequately defended state. } 19.Rxa7 ( 19.Qxc3 Bxf3 { leaves the g5-bishop out to dry: } 20.Qd2 Qg4 21.Ne1 Bb7 { with an extra pawn and two monster bishops raking down the a7-g1 and b7-h1 diagonals. } ) 19...Bxf3! { Better than } ( 19...Rxa7 20.Ne3 Qe6 21.Qxc3 ) 20.Ne3 Qxg5 21.Rxa8 Rxa8 22.Qxc3 Nf4 { The dual threat of 23...Nxg2 and 23...Ne2+ ends the game. } 23.Ra1 Ne2+ { 0-1 }
*

[Date "1895.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "3r1rk1/ppp1bppp/3pqnn1/5N2/4PP2/1PN5/PBP3PP/R2QR1K1 w - - 0 16"]
[White "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Black "Carl Walbrodt"]
[Event "Hastings"]

16.Nd5! { Black could quietly resign here. } 16...Ne8 ( 16...Nxd5 17.Nxg7! ) ( 16...c6 { was played in the actual game: } 17.Nfxe7+ Nxe7 18.f5 Nxf5 ( 18...Qd7 19.Nxf6+ gxf6 20.Qh5 d5 21.Bxf6 Qd6 22.Qh6 ) 19.Nxf6+ gxf6 20.exf5 Qxf5 21.Rf1 Qe4 22.Bxf6 Rde8 23.Rf3 h5 24.Rg3+ { 1-0 } ) 17.Nxg7! Nxg7 18.f5 Qd7 19.f6 c6 20.fxe7 { and resigned since the dual threats of chopping one of Black's rooks and Nf6+ winning Black's queen are more than anyone can handle. }
*

[Date "1895.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "q5k1/Pr5p/2pQ2p1/2p5/3p4/1P2p2P/2P3P1/R6K w - - 0 39"]
[White "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Black "Harry Pillsbury"]
[Event "Hastings"]

39.Qxc6 e2 40.Qxb7! { Pillsbury resigned here. } 40...e1=Q+ 41.Rxe1 Qxb7 42.Re8+ Kf7 43.a8=Q { +- }
*

[Date "????.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "4rrk1/pppq2pp/2nbn3/3p1p2/3P4/2PB1P2/PPQ2PKP/R1B1RN2 b - - 0 17"]
[White "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Black "Harry Pillsbury"]
[Event "St Petersburg"]

17...Nexd4! { Taking advantage of White's undefended rook on e1. } 18.Qd1 Rxe1 19.Qxe1 Nxf3! 20.Kxf3 f4! { Allowing Black's queen to penetrate on the h3-c8 diagonal. } ( 20...Ne5+ { was also strong. } ) 21.Qd1 Ne5+ 22.Ke2 ( 22.Kg2 f3+ 23.Kh1 Qh3 24.Ne3 Ng4 25.Qg1 Nxh2 { mates. } ) 22...Qg4+ 23.Kd2 Qxd1+ 24.Kxd1 Nxd3 { and Black easily won. }
*

[Date "????.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "r1bqk2r/b1p2ppp/p1p5/P2pP3/3Nn3/2P5/4QPPP/RNB2RK1 b kq - 0 14"]
[White "Mikhail Chigorin"]
[Black "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Event "St Petersburg"]

14...Nxc3! { It turns out that White's d4-knight was inadequately defended! } 15.Nxc3 Bxd4 16.Qd3 c5 17.Qg3 Be6 18.Qxg7 { The actual game continued } ( 18.Bg5 Qd7 { and Black won. We'll see the end of this game in the next puzzle. } ) 18...Kd7! 19.Qg3 ( 19.Bd2 Qh4 { is hopeless for White. } ) 19...Qg8! 20.Qd3 Qg6 { and White is dead lost. }
*

[Date "????.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "2kr2r1/2pq3p/p4p2/P2p1b2/2pb1B2/2N5/Q4PPP/2R1R1K1 b - - 0 25"]
[White "Mikhail Chigorin"]
[Black "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Event "St Petersburg"]

25...Rxg2+! 26.Kxg2 { In the actual game White played } ( 26.Kh1 { and promptly resigned after } 26...Rxf2 ) 26...Bh3+ 27.Kh1 Qg4 28.Bg3 Qf3+ 29.Kg1 Qg2#
*

[Date "????.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "2r2rk1/pp3pp1/4bb1p/q2p1P1Q/3P4/2N5/PP4PP/1K1R1B1R b - - 0 17"]
[White "Harry Pillsbury"]
[Black "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Event "St Petersburg"]

17...Rxc3!! 18.fxe6 ( 18.bxc3 Qxc3 19.Qf3 { was a better defense, but Black retains a monster attack with } 19...Bxf5+!! ( 19...Qxf3 20.gxf3 Bxf5+ { gives Black a superior endgame. } ) 20.Qxf5 Qb4+ 21.Ka1 Bxd4+ 22.Rxd4 Qxd4+ 23.Kb1 Re8 24.Bd3 g6 25.Qh3 Re6 26.Bc2 Rb6+ 27.Bb3 a5 { and the threat of ...a5-a4 is more than annoying. Analysis by Silman. } ) 18...Ra3!! 19.exf7+ Rxf7 20.bxa3 Qb6+ 21.Bb5! ( 21.Ka1 Bxd4+ ) ( 21.Kc2 Rc7+ ) 21...Qxb5+ 22.Ka1 Qc4! 23.Qg4 Re7 { and the threats of 24...Re4 and 24...Re2 are more than White can handle. Analysis by Kasparov. }
*

[Date "????.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "2r3k1/pp3pp1/4Pb1p/3p3Q/3q4/P2B4/P2K2PP/3R3R b - - 0 22"]
[White "Harry Pillsbury"]
[Black "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Event " St Petersburg"]

22...Rc2+! 23.Kxc2 ( 23.Ke1 Qf2# ) 23...Qb2#
*

[Date "????.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "5rk1/pp2Ppp1/5b1p/q2p3Q/3P4/r7/PP4PP/1K1R1B1R b - - 0 19"]
[White "Harry Pillsbury"]
[Black "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Event "St Petersburg "]

19...Re8! ( 19...Rc8?? { allows White's queen to get back into defensive position with tempo by } 20.Qg4 { or } ( 20.Qf5 ) ) 20.bxa3 Qb6+ 21.Kc2 Rc8+ 22.Kd2 Bxd4!! 23.Ke2 Qe6+ 24.Kf3 Qe3+ 25.Kg4 g6! 26.Qxd5 h5+ { and mates. Analysis by Kasparov. }
*

[Date "????.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "6k1/pp4p1/5b1p/1q1p3Q/2rP4/P7/P2R2PP/K6R w - - 0 24"]
[White "Harry Pillsbury"]
[Black "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Event "St Petersburg"]

24.Re1! Qa5 25.Re8+ Kh7 26.Qf5+ g6 27.Re7+! ( 27.Qxf6?? Rc1+ 28.Kb2 Qc3# ) 27...Bxe7 28.Qf7+ Kh8 29.Qe8+ { with a perpetual check. Analysis by Kasparov. }
*

[Date "????.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "6k1/pp4p1/5b1p/3p1Q2/2qP4/P1r5/PK1R2PP/3R4 b - - 0 26"]
[White "Harry Pillsbury "]
[Black "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Event "St Petersburg"]
[Site "Actual end of the game"]

26...Rxa3!! { Amazing! For the second time in the game Black offers his rook on a3! } 27.Qe6+ Kh7 28.Kxa3 ( 28.Qf5+ Kg8!! ( 28...Kh8 { only draws. } ) 29.Kb1 ( 29.Qe6+ Kh8 ) 29...Bxd4!! 30.Re1 ( 30.Qe6+ Kh8 31.Qe8+ Kh7 ) ( 30.Rxd4 Qxa2+ 31.Kc1 Rc3+ 32.Qc2 Rxc2# ) 30...Qb4+ 31.Kc1 Qc3+ 32.Qc2 ( 32.Rc2 Qxe1# ) 32...Qa1+ 33.Qb1 Rc3+ 34.Rc2 Be3+ 35.Rxe3 Qxb1+ 36.Kxb1 Rxe3 { with a winning endgame. } ) 28...Qc3+ 29.Ka4 b5+! 30.Kxb5 Qc4+ 31.Ka5 Bd8+ 32.Qb6 Bxb6#
*

[Date "1896.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "r3qr1k/2ppbppp/b1p1n3/p3PN2/4N1Q1/1P6/PBP2PPP/2KR3R w - - 0 16"]
[White "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Black "NN"]
[Site "Moscow"]
[Event "simultaneous exhibition"]

16.Nf6!! Bxf6 ( 16...Qd8 17.Rxd7 ) ( 16...gxf6 { is featured in another puzzle. } ) 17.exf6 g6 18.Ne7 Rg8 19.h4 Rb8 ( 19...h5 20.Nxg6+! Rxg6 21.Qxg6! fxg6 22.f7+ ) 20.h5 g5 21.Ng6+!! { 1-0 }
*

[Date "1896.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "4r1k1/ppb3pp/2p3n1/3p4/5P2/1PPR2P1/P5KP/R1B1r1N1 b - - 0 27"]
[White "Alexander Solovtsov"]
[Black "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Event "simultaneous exhibition"]
[Site "Moscow"]

27...Bxf4!! 28.Bb2 ( 28.gxf4 Rxc1! 29.Rxc1 Nxf4+ 30.Kf3 Nxd3 { with two extra pawns. } ) 28...Rxa1 29.Bxa1 Re1! 30.Bb2 Ne5! { The rook doesn't have a good square to run to. White resigned here. } 31.Rd4 Be3 { 0-1 }
*

[Date "1896.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "r4rk1/p2b2p1/2p3q1/3p3p/4pn2/1PP1RPN1/P3N1PP/R2Q2K1 b - - 0 27"]
[White "Moritz Porges"]
[Black "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Event "Nuremberg"]

27...Nxg2! 28.Kxg2 exf3+ 29.Rxf3 Bh3+! 30.Kxh3 Qg4+ 31.Kg2 Qxf3+ 32.Kg1 h4 33.Nh1 Qe3+ 34.Kg2 h3#
*

[Date "1896.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "4r1k1/pQb2p2/5n1p/2Pp2pq/1P2r3/P3BN2/5PPP/R2R2K1 b - - 0 23"]
[White "William Steinitz"]
[Black "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Event "Nuremberg"]

23...Bxh2+! { Devastating. Black wins by force. } 24.Kh1 { In the actual game White played } ( 24.Nxh2 { but after } 24...Rh4 25.f3 Rxh2 26.Qc7 Rh1+ 27.Kf2 Qh4+ 28.Qg3 Qxg3+ 29.Kxg3 Rxd1 30.Rxd1 Rxe3 { Black was a piece up and won easily. } ) ( 24.Kf1 { also fails: } 24...Bf4 25.Bxf4 ( 25.Re1 Qh1+ 26.Ng1 Ng4 27.Qxd5 Bh2 28.Ke2 Qxg2 { is overwhelming. } ) 25...Qh1+ 26.Ng1 gxf4 { and the threat of 27...Ng4 is devastating. } ) 24...Rxe3! 25.fxe3 Bf4+ 26.Kg1 Bxe3+ 27.Kf1 Qh1+ 28.Ke2 Bc1+! 29.Kf2 ( 29.Kd3 Qxd1+ 30.Kc3 Re3# ) 29...Ne4+ 30.Ke2 Nc3+ 31.Kf2 ( 31.Kd3 Qxd1+ 32.Kxc3 Re3# ) 31...Re2+ 32.Kg3 Rxg2# ( 32...Qxg2# { also gets the job done. } )
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[Date "1896.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "r3qr1k/2pp1p1p/b1pbnP2/p4N2/6Q1/1P6/PBP2PPP/2KR3R w - - 0 18"]
[White "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Black "NN"]
[Site "Moscow"]
[Event "simultaneous exhibition"]

18.Qg7+! Nxg7 19.fxg7+ Kg8 20.Nh6#
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[Date "1896.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "8/1p2n1pk/4B1q1/p1P1p2b/4N2Q/PP2P2P/6PK/8 w - - 0 45"]
[White "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Black "Adolf Albin"]
[Event "Nuremberg"]

45.Bf7!! { 1-0 }
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[Date "1896.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "r2r2k1/4bpp1/b1p5/p1p1Pq2/P2p1n1p/BP3N1P/2PQ1PP1/2R1R1NK w - - 0 27"]
[White "Richard Teichmann"]
[Black "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Event "Nürnberg"]

{Puzzle seven:
In this position (which favors Black) White thought he saw a neat tactic based on the piece sacrifice 27.Bxc5. In the next puzzle, show how Lasker refuted it.}

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[Date "1896.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "r2r2k1/4bpp1/b1p5/p1B1Pq2/P2p1n1p/1P3N1P/2PQ1PP1/2R1R1NK b - - 0 27"]
[White "Richard Teichmann"]
[Black "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Event "Nuremberg"]

27...Bxc5 28.Nxh4 Qg5! ( 28...Bb4? 29.Qxb4 Qh5 30.Qd2 Qxh4 31.g3 ) 29.Ngf3 ( 29.Re4 { fails to } 29...Nxh3! ) 29...Bb4 { Everything else is good for White. } 30.Qxb4 Qxh4! { Everything else is at least equal for White. I suspect that Teichmann missed this move. } 31.Qd2 Qh6 { The only good move. } 32.Re4 Ne6 { and Black, who is up a piece, went on to win the game. }
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[Date "1896.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "5rk1/2p3pp/1p2pp2/3q1n2/1b2pB2/4P3/2QN1PPP/4KB1R w K - 0 20"]
[White "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Black "Emil Schallopp"]
[Event "Nuremberg"]

20.Bc4!! Bxd2+ 21.Ke2! Qd7 { In the actual game Black played } ( 21...Qc6 { when } 22.Kxd2 Rd8+ 23.Ke2 { didn't leave him with enough compensation for the sacrificed piece. } ) 22.Qxe4! ( 22.Qxd2 { is also strong. } ) ( 22.Rd1?? { misses } 22...Nd4+!! 23.exd4 Bxf4 ) 22...Kh8 { White threatened both 23.Bxe6+ and 23.Qxf5. } 23.Bxe6 Qb5+ ( 23...Nd6 24.Bxd7 Nxe4 25.Bc6 { wins a piece. } ) 24.Bc4 Qb4 25.Bd3! g6 26.Qxb4 Bxb4 27.Bxc7 Bc5 28.Rb1 { followed by 29.Bxb6 with an extra pawn in the endgame. }
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[Date "1896.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "4rrk1/pb5p/1ppb2p1/1B1p1pqn/3P4/1P2PPP1/P1Q1R1P1/2R1BNK1 w - - 0 24"]
[White "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Black "Georg Marco"]
[Event "Nuremberg"]

24.Bxc6!! ( 24.Bd3? Nxg3 25.Nxg3 Bxg3 26.Bxg3 Qxg3 { leaves Black with a pawn more. } ) 24...Rc8 25.Bxb7 Rxc2 26.Bxd5+ Kh8 27.Rexc2 f4! { Best. } ( 27...Nxg3 { runs into } 28.f4 ) ( 27...Bxg3 { gives White the initiative after } 28.Bb4 Rd8 29.Rc8 { One line goes: } 29...a5 30.Be6! axb4 ( 30...Kg7 31.R1c7+ { wins. } ) 31.Rxd8+ Qxd8 32.Rc8 Qxc8 33.Bxc8 { with a  winning endgame. } ) 28.e4 fxg3 29.e5 { and White's rook, bishop and pawn AND the potential power of White's two connected passed pawns give him full compensation for the queen. Marco, shocked that his superior position turned into this, crashed and burned and lost quickly. }
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[Date "1896.??.??"]
[Result "*"]
[FEN "3rrn2/1pp2kpp/p4p2/2p1p3/4PP2/3PP1N1/PPP4P/2K2RR1 w - - 0 19"]
[White "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Black "Siegbert Tarrasch"]
[Event "Nuremberg"]

19.Nh5! { Everything else was indeed equal, but this wins! } 19...g6 { Everything else is worse: } ( 19...Ng6 20.f5 ) ( 19...Ne6 20.f5 Ng5 21.h4 ) 20.fxe5! { White's point. Black's busted. } 20...gxh5?? { In the game Tarrasch swallowed his pride and played the proper } ( 20...Rxe5 21.Nxf6 Kg7 { when he was a pawn down. Lasker's incredible technique chewed him up, spit him out, and easily took home the full point. } ) 21.Rxf6+ Ke7 22.Rg7#
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