Edward Lasker vs. George Alan Thomas

Edward Lasker vs. sir George Alan Thomas, London, 1912. White to move and win in 7! In the real confrontation the mate comes after the 8th, spectacular, move.

Roll over to see the solution: 1. Qxh7+ Kxh7 2. Nxf6+ Kh6 3. Neg4+ Kg5 4. f4+ Kh4 5. g3+ Kh3 6. Bf1+ Bg2 7. Nf2# or 1. Qxh7+ Kxh7 2. Nxf6+ Kh6 3. Neg4+ Kg5 4. h4+ Kf4 5. g3+ Kf3 6. Be2+ Kg2 7. Rh2+ Kg1 8. O-O-O#

FEN: rn3rk1/pbppq1pp/1p2pb2/4N2Q/3PN3/3B4/PPP2PPP/R3K2R w KQ - 7 11

About the players

Edward LaskerEdward Lasker (1885-1981), engineer by profession, he was a German - American chess and Go player. He was distantly related with World Chess Champion Emanuel Lasker (1868-1941).


George AlanThomasSir George Alan Thomas (1881-1972), 7th baronet. British badminton, tennis and chess player. He won twice the British Chess Championship.


10 Responses

  1. Dwayne Burnett
    Dwayne Burnett at

    I solved this puzzle in 7 moves : Qh5xh7+ Kg8xh7
    2. Ne4xf6+ Kh7-h6
    3. Ne5-g4+ Kh6-g5
    4. f2-f4+ Kg5-h4
    5. g2-g3+ Kh4-h3
    6. Bd3-f1+ Bb7-g2
    7. Ng4-f2#

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  2. JSR Vermeulen
    JSR Vermeulen at

    slecht vertalen doet het hierzo,,,nog eens een gemiste kans,,,dus nu weet ik het ECHT ZEKER,,,,,IK KOOP HET DUS NIET!!!!!!!!!!

    afz;jsr vermeulen uit Denhaag.

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  3. Obrien
    Obrien at

    I found two move win, Qf7 KingH8 Ng6

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  4. Gaurav kadam
    Gaurav kadam at

    1. Qxh7+ Kxh7
    2. Nxf6+ Kh6
    3. Neg4+ Kg5
    4. h4+ Kf4
    5. g3+ Kf3
    6. Be4

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  5. ...
    ... at

    i have a rather… idiotic solution

    1. Ne5-g6 h7xg6
    2. Qh5xg6 Bf6xd4
    3. c2-c3 Bd4-c5
    4. f2-f3 Bc5-e3
    5. h2-h4 Nb8-c6
    6. Ne4-g5 Be3xg5
    7. h4xg5 Rf8-f5
    8. g2-g4 Rf5-e5+
    9. Ke1-f2 Qe7-c5+
    10. Kf2-g3 Re5xg5
    11. Rh1-h8+ Kg8xh8
    12. Qg6-h7#

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  6. Paumil Shah
    Paumil Shah at

    1. Qxh7+ Kxh7
    2. Nxf6+ Kh6
    3. Neg4+ Kg5
    4. f4+ Kh4
    5. g3+ Kh3
    6. Be2+Kg2
    7. Rh2+ Kg1
    8. O-O-O#

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  7. Celso Sandrejo Jr
    Celso Sandrejo Jr at

    1. Qxh7+ – Kxh7
    2. Nxf6++ – Kh6
    3. Ng4+. – Kg5
    4. h4+. – Kf4
    5. f3#

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  8. DIGVIJAY NEGI
    DIGVIJAY NEGI at

    GREAT COMBINATION

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  9. Jonh Scotto
    Jonh Scotto at

    1. Wf2-f4—Bf6-f4+
    2. g2-g3—Qe7-b4+
    3. Ke1-e2—d7-d6
    4. Ne4-g5—Bd7-f3+
    5. Ke2xf3—Kg8-h8
    7. Ng5-f7#

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  10. Jonh Scotto
    Jonh Scotto at

    1. White f2-f4—Blackf6-h4+ The Right One …
    2. g2-g3—Qe7-b4+
    3. Ke1-e2—d7-d6
    4. Ne4-g5—Bd7-f3+
    5. Ke2xf3—Rf8-c8
    6. Bd3xh7+—Kg8-h8
    7. Ng5-f7#

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