Thursday, December 15, 2011

Emanuel Lasker vs Geza Maroczy (1900,Queen's Gambit Declined)

[Event "Paris"]
[Site "5"]
[Date "1900"]
[White "Emanuel Lasker"]
[Black "Geza Maroczy"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 dxc4 5. e3 c5 {In the QGD, the battle
Lasker vs. Maroczy (After 15.__Rf8)
usually occurs in the center where the creation of weaknesses in the middle pawn structure is the objective. } 6. Bxc4 a6 7. a4 {To prevent the b5 pawn
advance.} 7... Nc6 8. O-O cxd4 9. exd4 Be7 10. Be3 {This type of position usually results in most variations of the QGD except, of course, the "Exchange Variation". The pawns on d4 and e6 can either be a weakness or an advantage depending on the course of action taken by the player.} 10... O-O 11. Qe2 Qa5 {Black seemed to have misplaced his queen with this move.} 12. Rfd1 Rd8 13. Rac1 Nb4 14. Ne5 Nfd5 15. Bb3 Rf8 {This seems to be a waste of very important moves on the part of black. At this stage, it can be said that white has attained the advantage. White's pieces are properly centralized
Lasker vs. Maroczy (after 24. Nxf7)
while black has a misplaced queen at a5 and the c8-bishop is cramped by the e6 and b7 pawns.} 16. Ne4 Qd8 {The return of the queen to its original position confirms that her position was misplaced earlier.} 17. f4 b6 18. Bd2 Bb7 19.Ng3 Rc8 20. f5 Rxc1 21. Rxc1 exf5 22. Nxf5 Bf6 23. Bxb4 Nxb4 24. Nxf7 Rxf725. Qe6 Kh8 {Black was forced to surrender the rook without a fight.} 26. Qxf7 Bxd4+ 27. Kh1 Nd3 {Black desperately attempts to find counterplay.} 28. Rf1 Bxg2+ 29. Kxg2 Qg5+ 30. Kh3 { The queen after running out of checks without being captured, black was resigned.} 1-0 

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