Wednesday, March 13

Ed. Lasker-Gunsberg match, Game 1: Lasker opens contest with victory

In London, Herr Edward Lasker has won the first game of his six-game match against Isidor Gunsberg, scoring the full point in a Queen's Pawn Game in which the White Rooks and Knights overran the undeveloped opposing position, as an examination of the situation after White's 25th move (see diagram) will make evident to the reader.  Herr Lasker, who thus leads the match by a score of 1-0, has kindly provided a few brief comments to the game:

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