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Black has consistently kept his goal in sight - to prepare for ...d5. Lasker is now forced to play d5 blocking his own Bishop. The game enters a new stage.

22.d5 Nd7 23.Kg2 Qd8

Instead of this he should have played ...c4 followed by ...Nc5. The Knight would have been well posted, and more important would have a preventive" effect, as White was preparing to play f4.

24.h4 Be7 25.h5 Ng}8 26.Rh1 h6 27.Rdg1 Nh7

Black should have tried to force White to declare his intentions in the center by 12...cxd4 13.cxd4 Bg4.

13.Ne3 Bg414.Nxg4

The reply to 14.Nd5 would have been 14...Qa7 15.Nxe7+ Nxe7l With the text move Lasker plays for the advantage of the two Bishops.

The point g5 seems well fortified. 28.Kf1 Kh8 29.Rh2 Rg8 30.Ne1

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