|Jul-20-03|| ||refutor: does Black's position look that much better when he offers the queen trade on move 27? yet Capablanca's smooth handling of the resulting knight ending makes Marshall look like a patzer |
|Jul-20-03|| ||Calli: Black's position is, in fact, much better after the Q exchange. White's c pawn is under attack and the f pawn is loose. His king is worse than Black's also. It is only one square, but that can be critical in the ending. Therefore, Marshall should refuse the offer and play 28.Kg1 which will improve the K if Black exchanges. Marshall may have been afraid of 28...Ne3 threatening Nxc2. He would have to play 29.Kh1 and offer a draw. Capa might continue the attack with h5, but this is better than the lost ending that Marshall got. |
|Dec-01-04|| ||EnglishOpeningc4: Why on earth would you trade queens with capablanca? you cant expect to win the endgame. |
|Dec-02-04|| ||keypusher: Quick, <EnglishOpening>, tell this guy that!|
Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914
|Dec-04-04|| ||EnglishOpeningc4: Well I guess Lasker could win against him, but a player Marshall definitly wont win. |
|Dec-04-04|| ||keypusher: You sure about that?
Capablanca vs Marshall, 1913
|Dec-04-04|| ||holierthanthou: Capablanca held Marshall's endgame skills in very high esteem. I can't remember the exact quote, but it's an interesting observation. |
|Dec-05-04|| ||EnglishOpeningc4: they battled each other 53 times and marshall only won 4 times |
|Oct-05-07|| ||notyetagm: <refutor: does Black's position look that much better when he offers the queen trade on move 27? yet Capablanca's smooth handling of the resulting knight ending makes Marshall look like a patzer>|
Yes, excellent knight play by Capablanca. All players who are extremely strong tactically excel with the knight, as Capablanca shows you here.
|Sep-16-08|| ||The Rocket: instead of resigning marshall can play nc6 or ne6 and its draw by threefold according to chessmaster|
|May-23-11|| ||perfidious: Alekhine's annotations to this game were most illuminating; I remember seeing the tournament book in the mid 1970s, though not since.|
Nimzowitsch was not the only top player of the 1920s who understood the concept of prophylaxis in some way: Alekhine wrote that White had a stronger continuation than his routine 14.Bd2 in 14.b4, preventing ....c5.
Later, Capablanca made an error, according to Alekhine, in playing 22....Qb6, allowing Marshall, that shrewd, opportunistic practical player, a chance taken with his response 23.Rd1. It was noted that had Capa simply played 22....h6, creating luft, he would then have strengthened his grip over the d-file.
|May-23-11|| ||TheFocus: <perfidious> I have New York 1927 in German.|
A new English translation has been done with a foreword by Andy Soltis. It does not say who did the translations at http://www.chessbookstore.com/, but the price is only $20.