Awesome Chess Weekend Puzzle from Lasker Game

White to play for a win!

Sublime chess is a joy forever. Edward Lasker (1885 – 1981) was a leading American chess player who won five U.S. Open Chess Championships (1916, 1917, 1919, 1920, 1921). Here is a position from one of his most famous chess games. Can you figure out how to play this position for a White win? In fact, it’s incredible to get this position in the first place! Replay the entire game with Chess King in the extended post.




Lasker Edward (GER) – Thomas George A (ENG)

Result: 1-0
Site: London (England)
Date: 1911

[…] 1.d4 f5 2.¤f3 e6 3.¤c3 ¤f6 4.¥g5 ¥e7 5.¥xf6 ¥xf6 6.e4 fxe4 7.¤xe4 b6 8.¥d3 ¥b7 9.¤e5 O-O 10.£h5 £e7 11.£xh7+ ¢xh7 12.¤xf6+ ¢h6 13.¤eg4+ ¢g5 14.h4+ ¢f4 15.g3+ ¢f3 16.¥e2+ ¢g2 17.¦h2+ ¢g1 18.¢d2#

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