Edward Lasker won five U.S. Open Championships and got the special prize (the best score against five leaders) in a legendary New York chess tournament in 1924, facing world-class masters like Alekhine, Capablanca, Rubinstein, Emanuel Lasker and Reti.

On December 12, 1979, Arkady Geller defeated Edward Lasker at a tournament at the International Center in Manhattan, where a team of new immigrants played against the Rockefeller University team. Here is how it happened:

Lasker - A. Geller.
1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Bc4 Nf6
4. d3 Bc5
5. Nc3 d6
6. Be3 Bb4
7. a3 Bxc3
8. bxc3 Be6
9. Bb5 0-0
10. c4 Ne7
11. Nh4?...



Now black wins a pawn c2 in 3 moves.
11. ...c6!
12. Ba4 Qa5ch
13. c3 (to protect bishop on a4) Qxc3ch
14. Ke2...


14. ...Nxe4!!
15. Rb1...



15. ...Bxc4!! (wins with Qxa3 also, but move in game looks prettier)
16. Rc1 Qb2ch
17. Ke1 Nc3
18. Qc2 Qxc2
19. Rxc2 Nxa4
20. dxc4 f5



After another 20 moves, black easily wins endgame with 3 extra pawns.