The Complete Manual of Positional Chess by Konstantin Sakaev

The Complete Manual of Positional Chess by Konstantin Sakaev

Author:Konstantin Sakaev
Language: eng
Format: epub
Publisher: New in Chess


This was the game that gave the combination the name of ‘Lasker Combination’. White sacrifices both bishops to eliminate the enemy king’s pawn cover.

15.♗xh7+! ♔xh7 16.♕xh5+ ♔g8 17.♗xg7!! ♔xg7 18.♕g4+ ♔h7 19.♖f3

To avoid immediate mate, Black has to give back too many pieces.

19…e5 20.♖h3+ ♕h6 21.♖xh6+ ♔xh6 22.♕d7! ♗f6 23.♕xb7 ♔g7 24.♖f1 ♖ab8 25.♕d7 ♖fd8 26.♕g4+ ♔f8 27.fxe5 ♗g7 28.e6 ♖b7 29.♕g6 f6 30.♖xf6+ ♗xf6 31.♕xf6+ ♔e8 32.♕h8+ ♔e7 33.♕g7+ ♔xe6 34.♕xb7 ♖d6 35.♕xa6 d4 36.exd4 cxd4 37.h4 d3 38.♕xd3

Black resigned.

181 *

Aron Nimzowitsch

Siegbert Tarrasch

St Petersburg 1914



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