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West Michigan Chess > Authors > Bethel McGrew > Posts > The Gambit of Kings
The Gambit of Kings
For our first game of the year, we have a delightful miniature from Mikhail Tchigorin, one of the early masters of chess. His opponent, Carl Schlechter, was a serious contender for the world championship and actually drew a match with Emmanuel Lasker. However, Lasker needed only to draw the match in order to retain his title, and so his reign continued. Yet powerful as Schlechter was, he was convincingly thumped in this game, a position from which is given below:
 
White to move
 
Click here for the game.

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