CWAP Game 7: Lasker-Van Trotsenburg, Netherlands 1908

      I expect Emanuel Lasker (1868-1941) to provide more examples of a master exploiting the common, weak, airy pawn structure than other world champions. Lasker β€” champion for a record 27 years (1894-1921) β€” let opponents hang themselves. If you let them, opponents will set up that unsatisfactory pawn structure on their own; it’s more brutal when you force them to.


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