Saturday, November 24
Friday, November 23
Meanwhile, we note some comments by the champion in the September number of Lasker's Chess Magazine regarding a potential world championship match with Dr. Tarrasch. He states:
From the perusal of chess magazines and newspaper chess columns, as well as from personal communications from various sources, it is apparent that the chess world desires a match between Dr. Tarrasch and myself...
It is clear that if two players of equal or nearly equal merit are opposed to each other, each will have supporters and sympathizers. Each group should form a committee to represent its favorite; and the large chess world should acknowledge its interest in the match by collecting a prize fund in the same way as is now done for international tournaments and cable matches...
Let the leading chess associations and clubs unite in forming an international committee that will have the prestige and power and be provided with the means of fulfilling the desires and designs of the chess world as here described.
Thursday, November 22
Black is for choice, but no easy means of making progress is apparent. Mr. Capablanca, however, accomplishes this task brilliantly: 1...Nc4 2.Nxc4 (if 2.Nf1 Rf7 3.Ke1 Rxf1+) 2...dxc4 3.Rxc4 Kd5 4.Rc8 (on 4.Ra4 Ke4 5.Ra3 Rg2 6.Ke1 Rxg3 wins) 4...Ke4 5.Re8+ Kd3 (Black's King assumes a menacing position.) 6.Rxe2 fxe2+ 7.Ke1 (Here Dr. Lasker writes, "At this moment one would suppose that White could secure at least a draw. The actual termination is therefore a great surprise.")
7...Bc7 (Threatening mate.) 8.Bf4 Ba5 (Again with a deadly threat.) 9.Bd2 f4! (A beautiful winning idea.) 10.gxf4 Bd8! White resigns. 0-1. The deadly check on h4 cannot be prevented. Black's play would do credit to a master.