1914 – Lasker vs Tarrasch

This game is from the infamous St. Petersburg International Chess Tournament of 1914. Then world champion, Emanuel Lasker plays fellow German and nemesis, Siegbert Tarrasch.

Lasker was 45 years old at the time of this match and had convincingly defeated Tarrasch (+8 -3 =5) in a world championship match just six years earlier. The veteran Lasker would win the game and also go on to win the tournament. Tarrasch would place fourth behind Lasker and future world champions  Jose Raul Capablanca and Alexander Alekhine, but ahead of an impressive group consisting of Bernstein, Blackburne, Gunsberg, Janowsky, Marshall, Nimzowitsch, and Rubinstein.

GAME SOURCE: St. Petersburg 1914 International Chess Tournament (Tarrasch)

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