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.
rn3rk1/pbppq1pp/1p2pb2/4N2Q/3PN3/3B4/PPP2PPP/R3K2R w KQ - 7 11
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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#
About the players
Edward 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).
Sir George Alan Thomas (1881-1972), 7th baronet. British badminton, tennis and chess player. He won twice the British Chess Championship.