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|Apr-21-10|| ||TheFocus: I don't think <sarah> likes Lasker. Anyone else have that impression?|
<sarah> you better not be <jessica>. LOL!
|May-08-10|| ||sarah wayne: I like Lasker just fine.He dodged
Tarrasch as long as possible.Waited for Harry to die.Bad mouthed Akiba,and pretented Jose didn't exist. In terms of sportsmanship the worst WC ever.Comments claiming these players didn't seek matches are based on ignorance.
|Jul-10-10|| ||asiduodiego: As Willow Ufgood would say: "I hate trolls"
About the game: Nice effort by Capa!. Positional dominance + rook in the 7th rank = win. Capablanca makes chess look so natural.
|Jul-10-10|| ||maelith: That's why Capablanca is known as a chess machine, he makes strong players look like children.
- GM Seirawan|
|Oct-07-10|| ||GIAaron: Pillsbury - now there was a great talent.The world champions get all the glory of course,but was Capa really as strong as pillsbury?|
|Oct-07-10|| ||TheFocus: <GIA> Stronger than Pillsbury. Pillsbury lost 20% of his games. Capa only 5% against stronger opposition.|
|Aug-17-11|| ||positionalgenius: The greatest player ever. He makes it look so easy.|
|Aug-17-11|| ||bvwp: Not enough talk about money in all this. Lasker was champion and wanted money, the more the better, if his title were going to be at risk. I don't think anybody has ever claimed that Lasker wasn't a little grasping.|
|Aug-17-11|| ||Strongest Force: I have said this many times before: i would love to see Capa play Bobby a blitz match. All I need is a time machine to arrange it. I would have popcorn and beer and would probably start talking crazyness that would get me kicked out of the room. :)|
|Aug-19-11|| ||positionalgenius: <SF> Capa would win my friend. But that would be a sight to see!|
|Apr-11-12|| ||ToTheDeath: Total rout. Capablanca was already a world champion caliber player at this age. Alekhine was a promising young talent who would not hit his stride for another decade. Very precise game by Capa.|
|May-07-12|| ||anjyplayer: Capa style : Imagine where your piece should be, and make multi-stage piece move to relocate desired piece at desired location.|
|May-07-12|| ||RookFile: This is a wonderful game, Capa was at or near the height of his powers here.|
|May-07-12|| ||lost in space: Nice game by Capa.
Can not understand the discussions about Lasker. For me it seems Aljechin was more restrictive compared to him to play vs. the best players of this time for the title. And so was Botwinick, always getting second chances....Others haven't been willing to defend the title at all (only if the rest of world accepting the conditions to one person) and so on.
Chess players are always kind of egomaniacs - but Laker was not the worst ever.
|May-18-12|| ||zakkzheng: with the spear through blacks throat with Nf4#|
|Jun-27-12|| ||freeman8201: Is there any players that place the Knight on d2 anymore? I notice here Capa uses the K to capture on c4 and I've seen him place there in another QGD game.|
|Aug-28-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Stockfish produces a very pretty line for White after 22. Qc7 Qb4.|
Namely, 23. Qxb7 Qxb2 24. Nxf7 Rab8 25. Qc7 Rbc8 26. N7g5+ Rxc7 27. Rxc7+ Bd7 28. Rxd7+ Ne7 29. Rexe7+ Kg8 30. Rg7+ Kh8 31. Rxh7+ Kg8 32. Rdg7#
PS. I remember having studied this game when I read "My Chess Career" by Capablanca. 27. Nh4! and 28. Nhxg6 is simply Master-Class stuff from the 3rd WC!
|Feb-28-13|| ||MainMansDad2006: I believe 28 years (consecutive, no less) at the top speaks for itself. And for all those who go on about theory from 100 years ago as opposed to now, naively insistent that "things have changed too much" for the likes of Lasker and Capa and sometimes I even hear Fischer's name thrown in there, I always just shake my head and want to laugh. Do you honestly think if Mozart or Beethoven came back from the grave, a few extra keys on the piano would have them staring blankly and bewildered at the very instrument of their ingenious? Just think, one day they'll be saying Kasparov and Karpov and Carlsen (etc., etc.) wouldn't amount to all that much in today's chess world. Bottom line, if one takes the time to first get their facts straight, they'll find that most--if not all--your chess-greats past and present (of course by past I mean post-Lasker-era) were and are influenced and inspired to tremendous degrees by Lasker's all-around approach to the game. Let us not forget, it took nothing less than the immortal "Chess Machine" Jose Raul Capablanca to unseat him, and questionably, some might argue, due to Lasker's waning health. Not Tarrasch, not Pillsbury, not Tschigorin--Capa.|
|Feb-28-13|| ||morfishine: <sarah wayne> On this wondrous comment: <...Under normal conditions Lasker loses his title 19th century>|
I don't usually call anybody an idiot, but here it applies. For the sake of civility, I'll just label you "incorrigibly ignorant"
|Feb-28-13|| ||JimNorCal: Another facet to Lasker's greatness is that he remained strong for SO long. Even as an old codger he was still playing tough chess.|
"If I have not seen as far as others, it is because I was standing in the footprints of giants"
Or...something like that :)
|Mar-06-13|| ||Nightsurfer: WOW! Congratulations to you people at <ChessGames.com> that you have dug out that great photo!|
That photo features history in the making: On the left side we see 20-years-old <Alekhine> who has just resigned after having met 24-years-old <Capablanca> - right - during this game here <R J Capablanca vs A Alekhine (1913)> on the occasion of a public performance at St. Petersburg 1913. The final position of that historic game can be examined on the demonstration board behind the two players. (Please compare: http://www.gtryfon.demon.co.uk/bcc/... )
|Mar-06-13|| ||JimNorCal: <nightsurfer> at your link, the entry for 1914 says Capa did not lose a game for ten years, but the entry for 1916 says he lost to Chajes.
Impressive collection of info!|
|Mar-06-13|| ||Garech: Fantastic photo; especially of Alekhine.
Who could have known of the historic rivalry that lay ahead for the two young stars?
|Apr-02-13|| ||Kaspablanca: Capa led Alekhine 9-7 33 draws, i wonder why Kotov said it was a tie 7-7?|
|Apr-02-13|| ||Petrosianic: He got it wrong. There were no databases to look things up in in those days, and those Exhibition Mini-matches, common in those days, were rare by the time Kotov wrote it.|
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