Best Of Lasker Or How Lightning Struck The Same Place Twice

In this video I am analyzing the famous Pillsbury vs Lasker game where
the 2nd World Chess Champion beats his opponent by sacrificing both rooks on a3-square! Inspired by this victory Lasker won the tournament convincingly and later that year he crushed Steinitz in a world championship rematch and kept his title for 25 more years! On the other hand after this loss Pillsburry collapsed and lost 5 games out of the remaining 8 ending up third behind Steinitz although it was he who was leading the tournament after the first half of the tournament!
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Harry Nelson Pillsbury vs Emanuel Lasker
St. Petersburg (1895/96), St. Petersburg RUE, rd 10, Jan-04
Queen’s Gambit Declined: Pseudo-Tarrasch. Primitive Pillsbury Variation (D50)
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 c5 5. Bg5 cxd4 6. Qxd4 Nc6
7. Qh4 Be7 8. O-O-O Qa5 9. e3 Bd7 10. Kb1 h6 11. cxd5 exd5
12. Nd4 O-O 13. Bxf6 Bxf6 14. Qh5 Nxd4 15. exd4 Be6 16. f4
Rac8 17. f5 Rxc3 18. fxe6 Ra3 19. exf7+ Rxf7 20. bxa3 Qb6+
21. Bb5 Qxb5+ 22. Ka1 Rc7 23. Rd2 Rc4 24. Rhd1 Rc3 25. Qf5 Qc4
26. Kb2 Rxa3 27. Qe6+ Kh7 28. Kxa3 Qc3+ 29. Ka4 b5+ 30. Kxb5
Qc4+
0-1
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