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Capablanca's escapes
Compiled by Telemus
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The following list contains those Capablanca games of the CG database which satisfy the following conditions:

1. Capablanca has not lost, though he was at some point down at least two pawns according to Stockfish (depth 16), and

2. the description does not contain the word 'consultation', 'simul' or 'casual'.

643 games were completely analysed.

The worst Stockfish evaluation and the first moves of the line of the correspoinding position are given.

Games preceeded by a * are contained in Görschen's book as almost losses.

The list:
Jose Raul Capablanca - Antonio Fiol, Match-series (1) , Havana CUB 1/2-1/2, 1901.09.22 (C45, 9 moves) (-15.27/d=16) 33.. Bc4+ 34.Re2 Qh3+ 35.Kf2
Jose Raul Capablanca - Mauro P Marceau, Match-series, Havana CUB 1-0, 1901.09.26 (C45, 31 moves) (-3.68/d=16) 9.. Bxf5 10.Qxd5 Nxd5 11.Bxf5
Jose Antonio Blanco - Jose Raul Capablanca, Habana (Cuba) (2) , Havana CUB 0-1, 1901.10.21 (C55, 77 moves) (3.24/d=16) 19.Qc3 Rac8 20.Rg1 Nhxf4 21.Bg4+
Jose Raul Capablanca - Juan Corzo, Capablanca - Corzo (3) , Habana CUB 1/2-1/2, 1901.11.21 (A80, 61 moves) (-7.67/d=16) 50.. a3 51.Kxb7 a2 52.Kxc7 a1=Q
Juan Corzo - Jose Raul Capablanca, Capablanca - Corzo (10) , Habana CUB 1/2-1/2, 1901.12.13 (C42, 41 moves) (2.59/d=16) 28.d5 cxd5 29.c6 Kh7 30.Ba5 Ne5
Jose Raul Capablanca - Hermann Helms, Columbia - Brooklyn CC m, Brooklyn CC, New York, NY USA 1/2-1/2, 1906.11.24 (C87, 57 moves) (-4.88/d=16) 30.. Rf7 31.Kg2 Nc6 32.Rh1 b4
Jose Raul Capablanca - Waldron Merry Ward, C.H.Y.P. Tournament (3) , New York, NY USA 1-0, 1906.12.22 (B44, 64 moves) (-6.15/d=16) 40.. Rd2+ 41.Kc5 Rxd8 42.Kxb5
Jose Raul Capablanca - Herbert Jennings Rose, 5th Anglo-American universities cable m (1) , New York, NY USA - London ENG 1/2-1/2, 1907.03.23 (C63, 42 moves) (-5.58/d=16) 32.. Qc4 33.Qf3 e4 34.b3 exf3

* Frank James Marshall - Jose Raul Capablanca, Capablanca - Marshall (9) , New York, NY USA 1/2-1/2, 1909.05.08 (D53, 67 moves) (2.75/d=16) 44.h4 Rxe3 45.Rf5+ Kc6 46.h5

Jose Raul Capablanca - Frank James Marshall, Capablanca - Marshall (16) , New York, NY USA 1/2-1/2, 1909.05.21 (C49, 56 moves) (-2.19/d=16) 30.. b4 31.Rc1 b5 32.c3 bxc3
Juan Corzo - Jose Raul Capablanca, Exhibition game, Havana CUB 1/2-1/2, 1909.07.21 (C46, 48 moves) (2.81/d=16) 38.Rxf5+ Kxf5 39.Bxb7 gxh2 40.Kd4
George J Beihoff - Jose Raul Capablanca, Handicap match, New York, NY USA 0-1, 1910.04 (000, 24 moves) (2.40/d=16) 2.Qh5+ g6 3.Qxc5 e6 4.Qc3 Nf6

* Jose Raul Capablanca - David Janowski, San Sebastian (5) , San Sebastian ESP 1-0, 1911.02.27 (D04, 66 moves) (-3.71/d=16) 53.. Qh1+ 54.Ka2 Nxe5 55.Qe2

Emilio Carranza - Jose Raul Capablanca, Exhibition Game, Buenos Aires ARG 0-1, 1911.05.22 (C68, 26 moves) (6.48/d=16) 21.Nxf6+ gxf6 22.Rhe1+ Kd8 23.Qxf6+

* Jose Raul Capablanca - Oscar Chajes, Exhibition game (1) , Brownsville CC, New York, NY USA 1-0, 1912.10.21 (C49, 51 moves) (-2.50/d=16) 19.. Rf6 20.Qg2 Qh5 21.f3 Rg6

Abraham Kupchik - Jose Raul Capablanca, Havana (14) , Havana CUB 1/2-1/2, 1913.03.06 (C46, 52 moves) (4.98/d=16) 39.Qg3 Qd8 40.Re7 Nf5 41.Rd7
Oldrich Duras - Jose Raul Capablanca, Rice CC Masters (4) , New York, NY USA 0-1, 1913.07.27 (D44, 75 moves) (2.11/d=16) 22.Ne5 Qh4 23.Nxe4 Nxe4 24.Nf3

* Jacques Mieses - Jose Raul Capablanca, Berlin (Germany) (2) , Berlin GER 0-1, 1913.11.18 (C22, 44 moves) (2.39/d=16) 20.c3 Bc5 21.Rhe1 Rf8 22.f5 Bb6

* Jacob Carl Rosenthal - Jose Raul Capablanca, Rice Memorial (9) , New York, NY USA 1/2-1/2, 1916.01.28 (D37, 31 moves) (2.35/d=16) 31.. Kh8 32.exd4 Rf8 33.f6 Rxf6

David Janowski - Jose Raul Capablanca, New York (13) , New York, NY USA 0-1, 1918.11.07 (D30, 55 moves) (2.60/d=16) 18.Rfe1 Nb6 19.Ba2 Qg7 20.a5

* Jose Raul Capablanca - Borislav Kostic, Capablanca - Kostic (3) , Havana CUB 1-0, 1919.03.29 (C42, 48 moves) (-2.17/d=16) 13.. Bh4 14.Bxe4 fxe4 15.Ng3

Fred Dewhirst Yates - Jose Raul Capablanca, New York (20) , New York, NY USA 1/2-1/2, 1924.04.13 (C91, 29 moves) (2.30/d=16) 25.Qxd1 Qxg5 26.Nf3 Qe7 27.Rh4

* Jose Raul Capablanca - Efim Bogoljubov, Moscow (19) , Moscow URS 1-0, 1925.12.05 (D21, 32 moves) (-2.12/d=16) 18.. gxf4 19.g5+ Kg6 20.gxf6

* Jose Raul Capablanca - Aron Nimzowitsch, Bad Kissingen (10) , Bad Kissingen GER 1/2-1/2, 1928.08.22 (E34, 39 moves) (-3,94/d=16) 21.. Nd5 22.Qxe4 Nxc3 23.Qc2

* Hans Kmoch - Jose Raul Capablanca, Budapest (2) , Budapest HUN 1/2-1/2, 1928.09.22 (E24, 37 moves) (2.82/d=16) 35.Qxb6 e4 36.Kf2 e3+ 37.Ke1

* Jose Raul Capablanca - George Alan Thomas, Karlsbad (2) , Karlsbad CSR 1/2-1/2, 1929.08.01 (D30, 47 moves) (-2,07/d=16) 42.. Ra6 43.Rxg7 b3 44.Rc7+

* Max Euwe - Jose Raul Capablanca, Karlsbad (9) , Karlsbad CSR 1/2-1/2, 1929.08.10 (E36, 54 moves) (2,47/d=16) 41.Kf3 a5 42.Rh8 Ra6 43.h4 a4

Frank James Marshall - Jose Raul Capablanca, Masters Tournament (9) , New York, NY USA 0-1, 1931.04.29 (E16, 36 moves) (2.71/d=16) 23.Ra6 Rad8 24.cxd5 Qb5 25.Rxa5
Jose Raul Capablanca - Max Euwe, Capablanca - Euwe (5) , Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Scheveningen NED 1/2-1/2, 1931.07.20 (D34, 59 moves) (-2.14/d=16) 21.Nh3 Nf3+ 22.Bxf3 Rxf3 23.b3

* Max Euwe - Jose Raul Capablanca, Capablanca - Euwe (8) , Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Scheveningen NED 1/2-1/2, 1931.07.26 (E11, 56 moves) (2.15/d=16) 19.Qc6 Nb4 20.Rxb2 Nxc6 21.cxd5

* Gideon Stahlberg - Jose Raul Capablanca, Moscow (16) , Moscow URS 1/2-1/2, 1935.03.08 (D61, 27 moves) (2.11/d=16) 21.Nxf7 Rxf7 22.Qxe6 Ned6 23.Qe5

* Salomon Flohr - Jose Raul Capablanca, Moscow (2) , Moscow URS 1/2-1/2, 1936.05.15 (D57, 45 moves) (2.87/d=16) 30.Qf5+ Kh8 31.Qf4 Kh7 32.Rc7

* Mikhail Botvinnik - Jose Raul Capablanca, Moscow (7) , Moscow URS 0-1, 1936.05.22 (A14, 49 moves) (2.32/d=16) 28.Qa5 Rc8 29.Rdc3 d5 30.Nxe6

Viacheslav Ragozin - Jose Raul Capablanca, Moscow (13) , Moscow URS 1/2-1/2, 1936.05.30 (D47, 57 moves) (3.04/d=16) 47.Nf6+ Kg7 48.Ne4+ Kg8 49.Qf4

* William Winter - Jose Raul Capablanca, Nottingham (12) , Nottingham ENG 0-1, 1936.08.24 (A47, 37 moves) (2.76/d=16) 34.Qxh7 Re2 35.Qg8+ Kg6 36.f5+

* Paul Keres - Jose Raul Capablanca, Semmering/Baden (7) , Semmering/Baden AUT 1/2-1/2, 1937.09.17 (B54, 56 moves) (2.11/d=16) 31.Rxf7 b5 32.Bg5 Kg8 33.Rd7

Josef Cukierman - Jose Raul Capablanca, Paris (2) , Paris FRA 0-1, 1938.01 (A46, 91 moves) (2.20/d=16) 28.Rb1 Bf6 29.Rxb7 Ne7 30.Bb4
Reuben Fine - Jose Raul Capablanca, AVRO (3) , The Netherlands 1/2-1/2, 1938.11.10 (C17, 44 moves) (3.08/d=16) 26.fxe5 Qxe5 27.h3 Rh4 28.Qxd4

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That's a first list computed with depth 12, and Stockfish's evaluation is just the first (but not the worst) one that exceeds the threshold.

Jose Raul Capablanca - Antonio Fiol, Match-series (1) , Havana CUB 1/2-1/2, 1901.09.22 (C45, 49 moves) (-3,98/d=12) 18.. Rad8 19.Qb4 Rfe8
Jose Raul Capablanca - Mauro P Marceau, Match-series, Havana CUB 1-0, 1901.09.26 (C45, 31 moves) (-3,57/d=12) 9.. Bxf5 10.Qxd5 Nxd5
Jose Antonio Blanco - Jose Raul Capablanca, Habana (Cuba) (2) , Havana CUB 0-1, 1901.10.21 (C55, 77 moves) (2,95/d=12) 18.f4 Ng6 19.Qc3 Rhc8
Jose Raul Capablanca - Juan Corzo, Capablanca - Corzo (3) , Habana CUB 1/2-1/2, 1901.11.21 (A80, 61 moves) (-2,61/d=12) 33.. bxc5 34.Kg2 Re4
Juan Corzo - Jose Raul Capablanca, Capablanca - Corzo (10) , Habana CUB 1/2-1/2, 1901.12.13 (C42, 41 moves) (2,06/d=12) 28.d5 cxd5 29.c6 Kf8
Jose Raul Capablanca - Juan Corzo, Capablanca - Corzo (11) , Habana CUB 1-0, 1901.12.15 (D02, 60 moves) (-2,22/d=12) 26.. g4 27.e6 Bxe6
Jose Raul Capablanca - Hermann Helms, Columbia - Brooklyn CC m, Brooklyn CC, New York, NY USA 1/2-1/2, 1906.11.24 (C87, 57 moves) (-2,95/d=12) 23.. Rxg6 24.Qe3 Nbc4
Jose Raul Capablanca - Waldron Merry Ward, C.H.Y.P. Tournament (3) , New York, NY USA 1-0, 1906.12.22 (B44, 64 moves) (-3,43/d=12) 30.. Rxd3 31.Qe3 Rxe3
Jose Raul Capablanca - Herbert Jennings Rose, 5th Anglo-American universities cable m (1) , New York, NY USA - London ENG 1/2-1/2, 1907.03.23 (C63, 42 moves) (-2,42/d=12) 31.. e4 32.Qxc7 e3
Frank James Marshall - Jose Raul Capablanca, Capablanca - Marshall (9) , New York, NY USA 1/2-1/2, 1909.05.08 (D53, 67 moves) (2,36/d=12) 44.e4+ Kd4 45.e5+ Ke3
George J Beihoff - Jose Raul Capablanca, Handicap match, New York, NY USA 0-1, 1910.04 (000, 24 moves) (2,09/d=12) 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6
Jose Raul Capablanca - David Janowski, San Sebastian (5) , San Sebastian ESP 1-0, 1911.02.27 (D04, 66 moves) (-4,42/d=12) 53.. Qh1+ 54.Ka2 Nxe5
Emilio Carranza - Jose Raul Capablanca, Exhibition Game, Buenos Aires ARG 0-1, 1911.05.22 (C68, 26 moves) (5,27/d=12) 21.Nxf6+ gxf6 22.Rhe1+
Jose Raul Capablanca - Oscar Chajes, Exhibition game (1) , Brownsville CC, New York, NY USA 1-0, 1912.10.21 (C49, 51 moves) (-2,03/d=12) 20.. Qh5 21.f3 Rg6
Abraham Kupchik - Jose Raul Capablanca, Havana (14) , Havana CUB 1/2-1/2, 1913.03.06 (C46, 52 moves) (2,18/d=12) 48.Bg2 Qxf7 49.Be4
Oldrich Duras - Jose Raul Capablanca, Rice CC Masters (4) , New York, NY USA 0-1, 1913.07.27 (D44, 75 moves) (2,73/d=12) 22.Rxd8+ Rxd8 23.Bxe4
Jacques Mieses - Jose Raul Capablanca, Berlin (Germany) (2) , Berlin GER 0-1, 1913.11.18 (C22, 44 moves) (2,35/d=12) 22.Qxc6 bxc6 23.Re7
Jose Raul Capablanca - Benito Higinio Villegas, Exhibition Game, Buenos Aires ARG 1-0, 1914.08.19 (D04, 34 moves) (-2,98/d=12) 18.. dxe3 19.Nxf6+
Jacob Carl Rosenthal - Jose Raul Capablanca, Rice Memorial (9) , New York, NY USA 1/2-1/2, 1916.01.28 (D37, 31 moves) (2,65/d=12) 27.h5 f6 28.Reg1 Ra2
David Janowski - Jose Raul Capablanca, New York (13) , New York, NY USA 0-1, 1918.11.07 (D30, 55 moves) (2,16/d=12) 18.Rfe1 Nb6 19.Bd3
Jose Raul Capablanca - Borislav Kostic, Capablanca - Kostic (3) , Havana CUB 1-0, 1919.03.29 (C42, 48 moves) (-3,47/d=12) 13.. Bh4 14.g3 Ng5
Emanuel Lasker - Jose Raul Capablanca, Lasker - Capablanca World Championship Match (12) , Havana CUB 1/2-1/2, 1921.04.16 (C66, 31 moves) (2,12/d=12) 13.Nxc6 bxc6 14.e5
Grigory Levenfish - Jose Raul Capablanca, Moscow (14) , Moscow URS 1/2-1/2, 1925.11.28 (A53, 36 moves) (2,01/d=12) 23.Bxh4 Nh5 24.g6 fxg6
Jose Raul Capablanca - Aron Nimzowitsch, Bad Kissingen (10) , Bad Kissingen GER 1/2-1/2, 1928.08.22 (E34, 39 moves) (-2,40/d=12) 20.. Nf6 21.Nf1 Nxg4
Hans Kmoch - Jose Raul Capablanca, Budapest (2) , Budapest HUN 1/2-1/2, 1928.09.22 (E24, 37 moves) (2,15/d=12) 28.Bxb8 Rxb8 29.Qd1
Max Euwe - Jose Raul Capablanca, Karlsbad (9) , Karlsbad CSR 1/2-1/2, 1929.08.10 (E36, 54 moves) (2,04/d=12) 13.Bf4 a5 14.Bc4 Qh5
Frank James Marshall - Jose Raul Capablanca, Masters Tournament (9) , New York, NY USA 0-1, 1931.04.29 (E16, 36 moves) (2,32/d=12) 23.Ra6 Rdd8 24.Rxa8
Max Euwe - Jose Raul Capablanca, Capablanca - Euwe (8) , Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Scheveningen NED 1/2-1/2, 1931.07.26 (E11, 56 moves) (2,39/d=12) 19.Qc6 Qxa2 20.Rc1
Gideon Stahlberg - Jose Raul Capablanca, Moscow (16) , Moscow URS 1/2-1/2, 1935.03.08 (D61, 27 moves) (2,73/d=12) 19.Bxe7 Nxe7 20.f5
Gideon Stahlberg - Jose Raul Capablanca, Margate (8) , Margate ENG 1/2-1/2, 1936.04.23 (D63, 30 moves) (2,22/d=12) 30.Rxe5 Qb4 31.Re1
Salomon Flohr - Jose Raul Capablanca, Moscow (2) , Moscow URS 1/2-1/2, 1936.05.15 (D57, 45 moves) (2,06/d=12) 24.Bxg6 Qd5 25.Qh5
Mikhail Botvinnik - Jose Raul Capablanca, Moscow (7) , Moscow URS 0-1, 1936.05.22 (A14, 49 moves) (2,12/d=12) 25.Nh5 Be7 26.Nf6+
Viacheslav Ragozin - Jose Raul Capablanca, Moscow (13) , Moscow URS 1/2-1/2, 1936.05.30 (D47, 57 moves) (2,70/d=12) 44.Qe3 f5 45.Qa7+ Kh8
William Winter - Jose Raul Capablanca, Nottingham (12) , Nottingham ENG 0-1, 1936.08.24 (A47, 37 moves) (2,06/d=12) 32.fxg5 Nxh6 33.gxh6
Paul Keres - Jose Raul Capablanca, Semmering/Baden (7) , Semmering/Baden AUT 1/2-1/2, 1937.09.17 (B54, 56 moves) (2,09/d=12) 24.Rxd6 Qe8 25.c5 f5
Josef Cukierman - Jose Raul Capablanca, Paris (2) , Paris FRA 0-1, 1938.01 (A46, 91 moves) (2,03/d=12) 28.Rb1 Rb8 29.g3 b5
Reuben Fine - Jose Raul Capablanca, AVRO (3) , The Netherlands 1/2-1/2, 1938.11.10 (C17, 44 moves) (2,85/d=12) 26.fxe5 Qxe5 27.h3

Only one game
Capablanca vs A Fiol, 1901
(C45) Scotch Game, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

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