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The blunders are all there on the board, waiting to be made. - Tartakover

In this game White sacrifices a Queen to draw the Black King out into the centre of the board. The Black King is forced to march to White's first rank where it is mated!

[Event "Match"]
[Site "London"]
[Date "1912.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Lasker,Edward"]
[Black "Thomas,George"]
[Result "1-0"]

1. d4 f5 2. e4 fxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 e6 5. Nxe4 Be7 6. Bxf6 Bxf6 7. Nf3 O-O 8. Bd3 b6 9. Ne5 Bb7 10. Qh5 Qe7

Lasker vs Thomas

11. Qxh7+

Lasker vs Thomas

11... Kxh7 12. Nxf6+

Lasker vs Thomas

12... Kh6 13. Neg4+

Lasker vs Thomas

13... Kg5 14. h4+

Lasker vs Thomas

14...Kf4 15. g3+

Lasker vs Thomas

15...Kf3 16. Be2+

Lasker vs Thomas

16...Kg2 17. Rh2+

Lasker vs Thomas

17...Kg1 18. Kd2# 1-0

Final position

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