Wednesday, February 13

Queen sacrifice

We present a sparkling game won by Herr Edward Lasker in the preliminary round of the ongoing City of London Chess Club Championship tournament.  The sacrifice of the Black Queen bears a strong similarity to  Marshall's coup 12...Qxf3 vs. Janowski in their third match game of last year, and we daresay that both Marshall and Lasker drew their inspiration from Morphy, whose well-known scintillating brilliancy against Paulsen more than half a century ago continues to draw new aficionados to our royal game.

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