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Immortal Games of Capablanca, F. Reinfeld
Compiled by mjk
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Fred Reinfeld. The Immortal Games of Capablanca. Macmillan Publishing Co., New York, 1973.

1. "Sturdy common sense"
J Corzo vs Capablanca, 1901 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 0-1

2. "Perhaps the most remarkable of Capablanca's career"
Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 60 moves, 1-0

2a. "Very snappy"
E Corzo vs Capablanca, 1902 
(C10) French, 36 moves, 0-1

3. "An impressive victory by the youthful master"
A W Fox vs Capablanca, 1906 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

4. "One of the finest games of his whole career"
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1909 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

5. "Economical utilization of forces"
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1909 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

6. "A battle royal"
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

7. "Extraordinary precision"
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 0-1

8. "Not Capablanca's usual style"
Capablanca vs C Jaffe, 1910 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

9. "A touch of young genius"
Capablanca vs H Voigt, 1910 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

10. "Dealing drastically with complications"
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

11. "Imperfect but fascinating"
Capablanca vs O Bernstein, 1911 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

12. "Problem-like series of forcing moves"
Capablanca vs Janowski, 1911 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 66 moves, 1-0

13. "Pressure against a backward pawn"
Capablanca vs Allies, 1913 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 53 moves, 1-0

14. "One of the immortal combinations"
Capablanca vs J Baca Arus, 1912 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

15. "One of Capablanca's most brilliant games"
J Corzo vs Capablanca, 1913 
(A53) Old Indian, 37 moves, 0-1

16. "Exploitation of the sadly weakened black squares"
Capablanca vs R B Estera, 1913 
(C10) French, 33 moves, 1-0

17. "The kind of game which usually bores the amateur"
Capablanca vs Janowski, 1913 
(C48) Four Knights, 54 moves, 1-0

18. "Splendid handling of the middlegame"
Capablanca vs O Chajes, 1913 
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

19. "Far from the conventional conception of a masterpiece"
J Mieses vs Capablanca, 1913 
(C22) Center Game, 44 moves, 0-1

20. "Exploiting weak color complexes"
Capablanca vs J Mieses, 1913 
(A43) Old Benoni, 26 moves, 1-0

21. "Deadly work on the black squares"
Capablanca vs Teichmann, 1913 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 38 moves, 1-0

22. "The sudden attack begins with his 25th move"
Capablanca vs Dus Chotimirsky, 1913 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 47 moves, 1-0

23. "A bad attack of 'Capablanca fright'"
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1913 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 35 moves, 1-0

24. "A famous finish"
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

25. "Winning with Bishops of opposite color"
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1913 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 64 moves, 0-1

26. "A masterly ending"
Faehndrich / Kaufmann vs Reti / Capablanca, 1914 
(C11) French, 47 moves, 0-1

27. "[Alekhine's] fishing trip turns out badly"
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

28. "Bernstein's opening is refuted"
Capablanca vs O Bernstein, 1914 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 46 moves, 1-0

29. "Capablanca's clarity [stands] out"
Capablanca vs Janowski, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

30. "A simple but subtle positional game [with a] Queen sac."
Capablanca vs B H Villegas, 1914 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 1-0

31. "Some unusually fine combinative play"
Capablanca vs Ruiz / Molina, 1914 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

32. "An original opening ... an instructive ending"
Ed. Lasker vs Capablanca, 1915 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 0-1

33. "A curiously abrupt finish!"
Capablanca vs A Hodges, 1915 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 32 moves, 1-0

34. "Trussing up his [opponent]"
Capablanca vs A Schroeder, 1916 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 30 moves, 1-0

35. "An ideal example of 'accumulation of small advantages'"
Janowski vs Capablanca, 1916  
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 0-1

36. "Probably the most sensational game of Capablanca's career"
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

37. "The implacable manner in which Black is punished"
Capablanca vs Janowski, 1918 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

38. "Interesting speculative positional sacrifice on move 18"
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1918 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 39 moves, 0-1

39. "A highly instructive example of good positional chess"
Capablanca vs Yates, 1919 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 61 moves, 1-0

40. "An effective finish."
B Kostic vs Capablanca, 1919 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 0-1

41. "The finest game of the match"
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 68 moves, 0-1

42. "The decisive contest of the match"
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1921  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 48 moves, 1-0

43. "One of the most fascinating ever played by Capablanca"
J S Morrison vs Capablanca, 1922  
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 0-1

44. "First encounter with an outstanding Hypermodern master"
Capablanca vs Bogoljubov, 1922 
(C91) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 52 moves, 1-0

45. "The game is quite unpretentious, but it shows the stuff"
H E Atkins vs Capablanca, 1922  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 67 moves, 0-1

46. "The need for care in playing the most routine opening"
Capablanca vs Vidmar, 1922 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 42 moves, 1-0

47. "One of his most famous endings"
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924  
(A80) Dutch, 52 moves, 1-0

48. "One of Capablanca's greatest positional masterpieces"
Capablanca vs Yates, 1924 
(A48) King's Indian, 77 moves, 1-0

49. The style of a chess machine
Bogoljubov vs Capablanca, 1924 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

50. "Regarded with awe throughout the chess world"
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1924 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 50 moves, 1-0

51. "One of Capablanca's most delightful games"
Tartakower vs Capablanca, 1924 
(C33) King's Gambit Accepted, 30 moves, 0-1

52. "More subtle and profound than the flashy type of sac."
Dus Chotimirsky vs Capablanca, 1925 
(A48) King's Indian, 48 moves, 0-1

53. "Marshall's dislike of patient position play"
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1925 
(A14) English, 29 moves, 1-0

54. (First Brilliancy Prize)
Capablanca vs N Zubarev, 1925 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1-0

55. "Tenseness, difficulty, and complexity"
Capablanca vs Bogoljubov, 1925 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

56. "Simple and direct style at its best"
Capablanca vs Ed. Lasker, 1926 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

57. "More than tactical weapons ... psychological chess"
Kupchik vs Capablanca, 1926 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 0-1

58. "Complicated lines in time pressure"
Maroczy vs Capablanca, 1926 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 49 moves, 0-1

59. "The art of constantly creating difficulties"
Ed. Lasker vs Capablanca, 1926 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

60. "His attack arises out of his positional manoeuvering"
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927 
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

61. "Capablanca makes mincemeat of Alekhine"
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

62. "Perfect play by Capablanca all the way"
Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1927 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 26 moves, 1-0

63. "A very fine game, despite its lack of fireworks"
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

64. "A powerful and concentrated attack"
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

65. "Capablanca snatches the attack"
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

66. "One of the most celebrated games of the match"
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

67. "A terrific struggle"
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 70 moves, 1-0

68. "A characteristically instructive ending"
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1928 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 40 moves, 1-0

69. "The remorseless exploitation of a positional advantage"
Capablanca vs J Mieses, 1928 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

70. "The last analysis [remains] a psychological secret"
Bogoljubov vs Capablanca, 1928 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

71. "Capablanca was lucky to extract a half-point"
Capablanca vs Nimzowitsch, 1928 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

72. "The play is quite intricate and difficult"
Capablanca vs Rubinstein, 1928 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

73. "White's attack is not grounded in [reality]"
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1928 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

74. "One of the great Capablanca games"
Capablanca vs H Steiner, 1928 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 37 moves, 1-0

75. "Echoes of Game No. 55"
Capablanca vs K Havasi, 1928 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

76. "A sly sense of humor"
Capablanca vs Z von Balla, 1928 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 38 moves, 1-0

77. "A position promises more than it can perform"
Capablanca vs Albert Becker, 1929 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1-0

78. "An instructive positional battle"
Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

79. "An unpretentious but most instructive game"
P F Johner vs Capablanca, 1929 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 48 moves, 0-1

80. "The difference between a master and a grandmaster"
Capablanca vs H K Mattison, 1929 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 20 moves, 1-0

81. "Simple but cogent moves"
Capablanca vs Gilg, 1929 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

82. "A very fine game"
Colle vs Capablanca, 1929 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

83. "An outpost in a controlled open file"
Capablanca vs Maroczy, 1929 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 29 moves, 1-0

84. "A subtle, difficult game"
W Winter vs Capablanca, 1929 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 47 moves, 0-1

85. "Capablanca meets the crucial test with coolness"
E Canal vs Capablanca, 1929 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 57 moves, 0-1

86. "This is one of those 'simple' games"
M Monticelli vs Capablanca, 1929 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 33 moves, 0-1

87. "Faultless use of a positional advantage"
Capablanca vs Yates, 1929 
(A15) English, 32 moves, 1-0

88. "Black has been drastically punished for his opening"
Capablanca vs Colle, 1929 
(B36) Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, 31 moves, 1-0

89. "Capablanca obtained the initiative early"
Capablanca vs Colle, 1930 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 39 moves, 1-0

90. "Capablanca opens up vital lines"
Capablanca vs Santasiere, 1931 
(A04) Reti Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

91. "A simple [!] but pleasing game"
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1931 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 36 moves, 0-1

92. "One of those strange 'double errors'"
Capablanca vs Euwe, 1931 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 1-0

93. "A charming game"
Capablanca vs H Steiner, 1933 
(C49) Four Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

94. "'Only a matter of technique"
Capablanca vs G A Thomas, 1935 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 34 moves, 1-0

95. "A terrible surprise for White"
Alatortsev vs Capablanca, 1935 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 0-1

96. "The opponent is systematically throttled"
Capablanca vs Ragozin, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 49 moves, 1-0

97. "One of his most instructive games"
Flohr vs Capablanca, 1935 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

98. "A murderous attack"
Capablanca vs Levenfish, 1935 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 26 moves, 1-0

99. "Inexorable demolition"
Capablanca vs Milner-Barry, 1936 
(A25) English, 36 moves, 1-0

100. "Planning over planlessness"
G A Thomas vs Capablanca, 1936 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

101. "An interesting and novel kind of counterplay"
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1936 
(B58) Sicilian, 54 moves, 0-1

102. "The fine art of making something out of nothing"
Capablanca vs Lilienthal, 1936 
(A12) English with b3, 54 moves, 1-0

103. "An uncommonly instructive ending"
Kan vs Capablanca, 1936 
(C25) Vienna, 56 moves, 0-1

104. "White spoils his chances quite early"
G A Thomas vs Capablanca, 1936  
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 37 moves, 0-1

105. "One of Capablanca's classic endings"
Capablanca vs Reshevsky, 1936 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 58 moves, 1-0

106. "Capablanca refutes his opponent's speculative Pawn sac."
Ragozin vs Capablanca, 1937 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 40 moves, 0-1

107. "Simplicity itself!"
Capablanca vs M Romi, 1938 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

108. "A model game"
Capablanca vs Znosko-Borovsky, 1938 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 32 moves, 1-0

109. "The half-point is nothing short of miraculous"
Fine vs Capablanca, 1938 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

110. "A well-earned win"
Capablanca vs Euwe, 1938 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

111. "'Simplicity hides a good deal of art'"
Capablanca vs V Mikenas, 1939 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

112. "The superiority of a minor piece against three Pawns"
Capablanca vs M Czerniak, 1939 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 36 moves, 1-0

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