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|May-09-08|| ||Whitehat1963: What happens if 21...Bf5?|
|May-09-08|| ||pawn to QB4: 21...Bf5 - not a bad idea at all, but I guess after the simplest option 22.Bxg2 Bxc2 you're a pawn down in an ending...against Capablanca. This was usually viewed as terminal, like giving Fischer a slight theoretical opening advantage.|
|Jun-11-08|| ||Whitehat1963: <but I guess after the simplest option 22.Bxg2 Bxc2 you're a pawn down in an ending...against Capablanca.>|
True. By the way, 22. Bxg2 is the only option. Look at black's options if white miscalculates and plays 22. Bxf5 in response to 21...Bf5.
|Oct-22-08|| ||alfa.vimapa: it is aesy Capablanca, Tal, Fisher, Kramnik and Anand!|
|Dec-22-08|| ||shintaro go: Only 2 pages of kibitizing? This was a brilliant game by Capablanca. 24..Qxh2 was needed because the Queen needed an escape diagonal via h2-b8, although it leads to Alekhine's defeat.|
|Dec-27-08|| ||whiteshark: Capablanca in 'his element'. Botvinnik annotated
<15.Rd1!> and <19.Bd3!!>.
|Dec-27-08|| ||AnalyzeThis: This was a great game.|
|Dec-27-08|| ||CapablancaFan: One of Capablanca's greatest masterpieces.|
|Dec-27-08|| ||SufferingBruin: <AnalyzeThis> Thanks for making that comment. I just played through this for the first time and, holy crap, what a game. The move 19.Bd3 should be bronzed. Great stuff.|
|Aug-13-10|| ||Ulhumbrus: Although the game looks attractive, after 22 Qd2 White's attack is questionable. Why? Because with White's uncastled King White's Rooks are disconnected and Black's Rooks are not, after Black's Queen's bishop gets out. On 22..f5! 23 Bd5 Be6 White's Rooks are disconnected while Black's Rooks are not.|
|Aug-13-10|| ||beatgiant: <Ulhumbrus>
After 22...f5 23. Bd5 Be6 24. Bxe6 Rxe6 25. Rd7 b6 26. Rg1, I think Black's position is the questionable one. Although White's rook on g1 may look "disconnected," in fact it makes a good contribution to White's attack.
|Aug-14-10|| ||Ulhumbrus: <beatgiant>
After 22...f5 23. Bd5 Be6 24. Bxe6 Rxe6 25. Rd7, 25...b6 may be not the best move. Two alternatives are 25...f4 and 25...Qg2 helping to attack White's uncastled King in the centre
|Aug-15-10|| ||beatgiant: <Ulhumbrus>
After 22...f5 23. Bd5 Be6 24. Bxe6 Rxe6 25. Rd7 <Qg2>, White replies simply 26. Qd5 and as far as I can see, Black's attack fizzles.
But the other suggestion <25...f4> in the above line does look interesting.
It might continue 26. Qd4 Qg4 27. h3 Qg5 28. h4 Qg4 29. Kf1, preparing to bring in the other rook with Rg1 (the point of the h-pawn pushes was to prevent ...Qh3+). If then 29...Rxe3!? 30. Qxg7+ and after the smoke clears, I think White comes out on top.
|Aug-15-10|| ||Ulhumbrus: <beatgiant> <After 22...f5 23. Bd5 Be6 24. Bxe6 Rxe6 25. Rd7 <Qg2>, White replies simply 26. Qd5 and as far as I can see, Black's attack fizzles.>On 26 Rd5?? White's Rook on h1 is en prise and invites the capture 26..Qxh1+|
<25...f4 26. Qd4 Qg4 27. h3 Qg5 28. h4 Qg4 29. Kf1, preparing to bring in the other rook with Rg1 (the point of the h-pawn pushes was to prevent ...Qh3+). If then 29...Rxe3!? 30. Qxg7+ and after the smoke clears, I think White comes out on top.> In this variation 26...Qg2 seems better than 26...Qg4 because it attacks he R on h1 as well as defending the g7 pawn and White can't reply by 27 Kf1.
|Aug-16-10|| ||beatgiant: <Ulhumbrus>
In the line we have been discussing, <26. Qd5> and not <26. Rd5??> is what I posted. The queen covers h1 from there. I stand by my previous statement.
As for your other point, 26...Qg2 as you suggested allows 27. Qxf4+ and White remains up material with the attack.
|Aug-16-10|| ||Ulhumbrus: <beatgiant: <Ulhumbrus> In the line we have been discussing, <26. Qd5> and not <26. Rd5??> is what I posted. The queen covers h1 from there. I stand by my previous statement.> I stand corrected. On 22...f5 23. Bd5 Be6 24. Bxe6 Rxe6 25. Rd7 Qg2 26 Qd5 , 26... Qg6 keeps the Rh1 out of g1. However Black may be able to improve on this. After 22...f5 23. Bd5 Be6 24. Bxe6 Rxe6 25. Rd7 an alternative to 25..Qg2 is first 25..Rae8 connecting the Rooks. Then 26 Rxb7 removes a defender of d5 so that Qg2 White can't reply with Qd5 and on 26 Qd4 Qg2 27 Qd5 Qg6 Black's QR has gained a tempo.|
|Aug-19-10|| ||fetonzio: go capa u can win the match!|
|Aug-19-10|| ||fetonzio: this is truly the clash of the titans in chess if there's ever been one.|
|Aug-20-10|| ||beatgiant: <Ulhumbrus>
After 22...f5 23. Bd5 Be6 24. Bxe6 Rxe6 25. Rd7 Qg2?! 26. Qd5 Qg6, White can either munch another pawn with 27. Qxb7 or bring the other rook into the game with 27. Kf1. In either case, I don't see much chance for Black to save the game.
On your other suggestion of 25...Rae8, White has 26. Qd5 probably picking up another pawn, or 26. Rg1 with the initiative. Again, we could expect Capa to win.
I thought the line you posted above with 25...f4 made much more sense. Why throw in the weakening ...f5, if not to play for the ...f4 break? And I can't easily prove a White advantage in that case.
|Sep-05-10|| ||copablanco: In "chess geometry" the shortest distance between two points is checkmate.|
|Sep-20-10|| ||madhatter5: what is the purpose of Qa4?|
|Feb-08-11|| ||MountainMatt: So, was Capablanca good with Queen's Gambit, or wasn't he?|
|Feb-08-11|| ||TheFocus: He got by OK.|
|Mar-11-11|| ||Garech: Powerful play by Capa - I'm surprised it's never been GOTD, gonna vote it in now. Hmmm ... what could be a good pun? Any takers?|
|Feb-24-12|| ||The Curious Emblem: Black really took his courageous, tactical risk with 9... c5. 12... dxc4 leads to 13. Bxc4 Nd7 14. O-O-O Bxc3 15. bxc3 Qc6, winning back the pawn but leaves Black in a more passive position than the line in which Black chose to play.|
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