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1927 Alekhine-Capablanca WC match
Compiled by brucemubayiwa
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complete and in chronological order

01. Alekhine suprises Capa with backrank combination (14.-Nb4!)
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(C01) French, Exchange, 43 moves, 0-1

02. Cautious draw
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D65) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, Main line, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

03. Capa evens the score with 14.b4!
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

04. Alekhine draws despite passive play
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

05. Solid draw
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

06. Alekhine's penetration almost wins (25.d5 and 28.Nf5+!)
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

07. Alekhine gambles... and Capa takes the lead!
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

08. Alekhine doesn't get enough out of the opening
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

09. Simple (relatively simple) draw
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

10. Once more, safe draw with the isolani (Capa getting cocky?)
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

11. Wonderful roller-coaster "comedy of errors" : score tied
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 66 moves, 0-1

12. Capa overstretches, Alekhine wins a rook (33.-Rc3?; 37.f4!)
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

13. Dull draw: Capa's small opening advantage is minimal indeed
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

14. Alekhine seeks a draw and gets it
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

15. Alekhine gives a pawn for an opposite colour bishop draw
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

16. Alekhine draws in a slightly superior position
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

17. The amazing drawing power of the bishop pair !
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

18. Alekhine cruises to the draw, once again
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

19. Boring draw: Capa overestimates his opening advantage
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

20. Close-call draw: things are heating up
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

21. Capa loses his touch: passivity defeated (score 4-2)
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 32 moves, 0-1

22. Alekhine misses brilliant win
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 86 moves, 1/2-1/2

23. Capa switches to the exchange variation. To no avail...
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

24. Capa defends the same queenless middlegame as in game 22
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

25. Capa unable to make good of minimal advantage
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

26. Safe draw: Alekhine doesn't risk anything
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 22 moves, 1/2-1/2

27. Capa botches a sure win (38.Kf2??)
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

28. Fightless Capa agrees prematurely to a draw
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

29. Classical Capa domination win (score 3-4)
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 70 moves, 1-0

Same drawn queenless middlegame as in games 22 and 24
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

31. Capa fails again to convert a winning endgame
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

32. Alekhine doesn't miss his chance (score 5-3)
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 63 moves, 1-0

33. Lifeless draw
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

34. Alekhine wins textbook ending and clinches the title (6-3)
Alekhine vs Capablanca, 1927 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 82 moves, 1-0

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