[Event "Simultaneous display (Plymouth"] [Site "?"] [Date "1898.11.16"] [Round "?"] [White "Emmanuel Lasker"] [Black "Henry Adamson"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "C39"] [Annotator "Martin Quinn"] [PlyCount "56"] [EventDate "1898.??.??"] {Fifteen years before the first of his three consecutive Emigrant Cup wins, Henry Adamson, then of Plymouth faces World Champion, Emanuel Lasker, in a 31-board simul. Martin Quinn, Secretary of Plymouth Chess Club has written an article on Henry Adamson which is reproduced at https://www.cornwallchess. org.uk/html/archive-sundry/adamson.shtml with his kind permission.} 1. e4 e5 2. f4 exf4 3. Nf3 g5 4. h4 g4 5. Ng5 {The Allgaier Gambit} h6 6. Nxf7 Kxf7 7. d4 { This is the Thorold Attack, although computers prefer the main alternative., 7. Bc4+} d5 8. Nc3 Nf6 9. Bxf4 Nc6 (9... Bb4 10. Be2 (10. e5 Nh5 11. Qd2 Kg7 12. O-O-O Be6 13. Qe3 Bxc3 14. bxc3 Nxf4 15. Qxf4 Rf8 $19) 10... Bxc3+ 11. bxc3 Nxe4 $19) 10. exd5 Bd6 11. Qd2 (11. Bxd6 Qxd6 12. dxc6 {leaves the position open with both kings exposed but the computer evaluates it as completely level. }) 11... Bxf4 12. Qxf4 Ne7 $6 (12... Nb4 13. O-O-O Qd6) 13. Bc4 Ng6 14. Qf2 Rf8 15. h5 $11 Nh8 16. O-O-O Kg7 17. Rhf1 $2 (17. Rdf1) 17... Bd7 18. Qg3 Qe7 19. Rde1 Qd6 20. Re5 $2 {was best but World Champions giving simuls naturally play to win and with the queens off and the centre blocked, attacking chances would be much reduced.Unfortunately the move played is a mistake which Black exploits.} Nxh5 21. Qe3 Rxf1+ {When you have a significant material advantage, exchange pieces.} 22. Bxf1 Re8 23. Bd3 Nf6 24. Nb5 {It's hard for White to make progress but this allows Black to simplify and come out a piece up. The best for White could have been} (24. Ne2 Nxd5 25. Qe4 Nf6 26. Qxb7 Rxe5 27. dxe5 Qxe5 28. Qxa7 {and it's a position a World Champion might be able to hold. However, we can be sure Lasker was not interested in playing a long and difficult endgame in the hope he might salvage a draw!}) 24... Bxb5 25. Bxb5 Nxd5 26. Qe4 Rxe5 27. dxe5 Qe6 28. Be2 Ng6 {Of White takes on g4, Black takes on e5, so White resigns. Adamson defended accurately and deserved his win.} 0-1
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