Lasker’s ideas against the Open Ruy Lopez


Today I was flipping through a couple game collections, looking for some good games that show some ideas for black in our ongoing series in the Open Ruy Lopez, but came across the following three games where Lasker handles the white pieces. The first game I included because it demonstrates a nice, simple idea of chigorin’s that has fallen out of fashion, but is nonetheless a strong rejoinder. The second features the debut of a move which is now common theory, as well as a very famous king and pawn ending with a “reti-like” maneuver.