(2) Lasker,E - Bauer,J [A03]
Amsterdam Amsterdam (1), 1889
[Kasparov]

This game contains one of the beautiful combinations of the young Lasker, then only 21, which created a blueprint for future similar double bishop sacrifices that destroyed the lives of dozens of his opponents' kings.

1.f4 d5 2.e3 Nf6 3.b3 e6 4.Bb2 Be7 5.Bd3 b6 6.Nf3 Bb7 7.Nc3 Nbd7 8.0-0 0-0 9.Ne2 c5 10.Ng3 Qc7 11.Ne5
Remember in game 4 we showed how to take advantage of a key weak square, this same weak square that now Lasker is taking advantage of. Notice how it is protected by a pawn and a Bishop.

11...Nxe5 12.Bxe5 Qc6 13.Qe2 a6
After very passive Black play in the opening White's army is ready for action, and Lasker begins the final storm

14.Nh5 Nxh5

[14...d4 15.Bxf6 Bxf6 16.Qg4 Kh8 (16...e5 17.Be4! )
17.Rf3 Rg8 18.Bxh7! ]

15.Bxh7+!

[15.Qxh5 f5 achieves nothing.]


15...Kxh7 16.Qxh5+ Kg8 17.Bxg7!!
Today Lasker might have tried to copyright this idea.

17...Kxg7 18.Qg4+ Kh7 19.Rf3 e5 20.Rh3+ Qh6 21.Rxh6+ Kxh6
Black has narrowly escaped mate, but

22.Qd7!
wins a piece and the game.

22...Bf6 23.Qxb7 Kg7 24.Rf1 Rab8 25.Qd7 Rfd8 26.Qg4+ Kf8 27.fxe5 Bg7 28.e6 Rb7 29.Qg6 f6 30.Rxf6+ Bxf6 31.Qxf6+ Ke8 32.Qh8+ Ke7 33.Qg7+ Kxe6 34.Qxb7 Rd6 35.Qxa6 d4 36.exd4 cxd4 37.h4 d3 38.Qxd3 1-0