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Alexander Alekhine vs Jose Raul Capablanca
London (1922), London ENG, rd 9, Aug-11
Queen's Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense. Main Line (D63)  ·  1/2-1/2


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May-27-05  who: I think the notes to the final move are amusing.
May-27-05  ArturoRivera: I completely agree
Jun-15-05  suenteus po 147: When colleagues and fellow GMs are writing annotations like that about you that is when you know you've become a legend.
Apr-11-07  refutor: i thought you were a legend when they describe tournaments as "great" because you were in them. e.g. the great tournament of new york 1924, the great AVRO tournament ;)
Apr-11-07  Marmot PFL: Alekhine wasn't trying to win anyway. In 1922 he was still intimidated by Capablanca.
Apr-14-07  gambitfan: an interesting short game annotated by Geza maroczy
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  whiteshark: <<who: <I think the notes to the final move are amusing.>>> Indeed they are:

After <17... e5 18. Nc6 Qe6>

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Rybka's evaluations are +0.01 at 22 ply

So Maroczy is right: <The White position is still a little better, but that is not enough to win against Capablanca.> LOL

Oct-10-08  Karpova: Capablanca in "The Times" from 1922.08.12, page 14:

<There was a curious incident today. After my game was finished, an onlooker, very much surprised at Alekhine's attitude at the time, approached him and asked him in a pitiful tone why he had resigned so soon. Alekhine's answer was that he had not resigned, whereupon his questioner asked him then why had I resigned. Alekhine was by this time in a quandary. Finally he thought the onlooker was not very well versed in the intricacies of the game, and therefore he took the trouble to explain that the game had been declared a draw because there was not very much to do on either side.>

Source: page 146 of Winter, Edward: "Capablanca: a compendium of games, notes, articles, correspondence, illustrations and other rare archival materials on the Cuban chess genius Jose Raul Capablanca, 1888-1942.", Jefferson, North Carolina, 1989

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  Penguincw: Quote of the Day : <"The White position is still a little better, but that is not enough to win against Capablanca"> Rare to see a QOTD from a game.
Aug-23-12  The Last Straw: <The White position is a little better, but not enough to win against Capablanca.> Another "quote" for today's quote of the day (it is).
Aug-23-12  RookFile: Personally, I prefer the black pieces in the final position, but it does have draw written all over it.
Dec-19-12  Conrad93: 13.Qd3 looks pointless.
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