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Capablanca's Imaginary Tournament
Compiled by tud
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In a phantasy tournament Capa finds himself as winner or even partner against all greatest players he met in his life. Oldies, same age, young wolves. One exception: -1 with Keres. Here are Marshall,Rubinstein,Tarrasch,Lasker,Nimzo,Tartak- over,Bogo,Alekhine, Reshevski,Flohr,Fine,Botvinnik,Keres,Euwe playing the Genius. And overall or in particular, mostly falling behind him.

+9-7=31 Alekhine falls into a trap, end position is superb
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1936 
(A92) Dutch, 38 moves, 1-0

+21-4=27 with Marshall. Great positional win, slow and efficent
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1927 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 50 moves, 0-1

+2-1=3 with 5 games with black.
Tarrasch vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 35 moves, 0-1

+6-2=20 As usual Capa presses but here misses. Great one
Capablanca vs Lasker, 1914 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 100 moves, 1/2-1/2

+5-0=7 Endgame planning with opposite bishops
Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1928 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 40 moves, 1-0

+1-1=7 Rubinstein was strong enough to be a champion
Capablanca vs Rubinstein, 1928 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1-0

+5-0=7 Like a cobra...
Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

=5 Fine manages an escape. 2 games missed by Capa
Capablanca vs Fine, 1938 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

+1-1=5 Reshevsky struggles for a draw
Capablanca vs Reshevsky, 1938 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

+5=2-0 Bogo, never a competitor. Great game, less known
Capablanca vs Bogoljubov, 1925 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 32 moves, 1-0

+2-1=8 Another good endgame against another master
Capablanca vs Flohr, 1938 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 37 moves, 1-0

+1-1=4 Two great players, Capa fails to convert
Capablanca vs Botvinnik, 1936 
(A95) Dutch, Stonewall, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

+4-1=14 with another world champion. Funny game.
Capablanca vs Euwe, 1931 
(E35) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 5.cd ed, 31 moves, 1-0

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