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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Alexander Alekhine
Capablanca - Alekhine World Championship Match (1927), Buenos Aires ARG, rd 33, Nov-25
Queen's Gambit Declined: Modern. Knight Defense (D51)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  offramp: I don't quite see the point of agreeing a quick draw in this game and then fighting like mad not to lose in the next, final, game? Why not fight like mad in this game?
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  meloncio: Perhaps they were tired after the great fight in game #32.
Aug-30-05  sitzkrieg: Perhaps there is no way to win this position as it is completely equal. I would draw it against Capa too..
Nov-05-06  RookFile: Capablanca could have played, if nothing else, 4. cxd5, the exchange variation of the QGD. Then, you don't get the Cambridge Springs, and you can still try to fight for the win with white.
Nov-05-06  setebos: This match seems like a thematic tournament. Queen Gambit after Queen Gambit,it makes me want to go to sleep. Recently we got Slav Defense after Slav Defense from Topalov and Kramnik. Only Toiletgate gave us some excitement.
Nov-05-06  jamesmaskell: The Capablanca-Alekhine match was made of the argument over the Queens Gambit, Orthodox variation. Its not played anymore.
Nov-05-06  RookFile: There is value in the Capa vs. Alekhine match in the topic of Queen and rook endings. You play over the games, and there is a goldmine of information in these types of endings.
Mar-02-08  Knight13: If this HAD to be played on I would prefer Black definitely. No questions asked.
Mar-15-09  YoungEd: I agree with <Knight13>; if there's any play here, it's with Black.
Sep-03-09  WhiteRook48: of course black is better
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