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Lajos Merenyi vs Jose Raul Capablanca
Budapest (1928), Budapest HUN, rd 4, Sep-25
Sicilian Defense: Hyperaccelerated Dragon (B27)  ·  0-1
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Mar-26-03
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  JustAFish: This game has a really nice exchange sac leading to an overwhelming pawn storm right down the middle.
Mar-26-03  ughaibu: Imagine if you had the chance to play Capablanca, would you play in this spiritless fashion hoping to get a draw? or would you try to knock him off the board? I dont understand what white would have felt he'd acheived by drawing in such a dull manner, of course he lost, as almost anyone would against Capablanca, so he might as well have given it his best shot, the result couldn't have been worse.
Jan-15-04  Lawrence: Merenyi got 4 draws--including one against Spielmann--and 0 wins at Budapest 1928, and came last. For such an outclassed player I think a draw against Capa would have been a feather in his cap. Could have dined out on it for years.
Dec-31-08
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  sleepyirv: Capa's king moves seem to be mocking White for his passive position. Two rooks, two knights, a bishop, and none of them could do anything about one little brave king.
May-15-10  jmay: thought the knight move by merenyi was pretty, even if it was ineffectual. useful idea.
Aug-21-12
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  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

L Merenyi vs Capablanca, 1928.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF CAPABLANCA.
Your score: 81 (par = 62)

LTJ

PS. Par is now 63.

Dec-20-16
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  perfidious: A virtuoso performance by Capablanca, as he accreted small advantages and traded one for another in classic fashion.
Dec-21-16
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  Fusilli: <perfidious> Indeed.

Tempting is 32...Kc3, but Capa stays focused on the goal of getting the passed connected pawns.

Jun-22-18
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  louispaulsen88888888: I learned something today. I learned the word “accreted”.
Jun-22-18
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  louispaulsen88888888: 13.Be3?! Is too straightforward. White should look to exploit the enemy king position. Nd2 seems logical, with the idea of Nc4.
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