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|Mar-06-06|| ||RookFile: Sometimes you can play a good game, even when losing. For example, I looked at Capablanca's play here, and it was hard to find an improvement over what he did. Then I consulted the book "Dynamic Chess" by R.N. Coles, which really only criticzies 3.... Nf6. (Any later years where to show that that 3....Nf6 is quite playable.)|
At this moment, I'm not sure how black is supposed to improve his play.
|Mar-07-06|| ||ckr: <RookFile only criticzies 3.... Nf6>|
I guess one could say it is bad because the knight is easily chased away where it no longer is able to defend the Kings castled position.
Rather that black beakons the pawn to attack with e5 (closing the position) and the knight moves to the QS where blacks best chances of attack lie.
The move hardly deserves to be critized.
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This is a text book position, White has a spacial advantage on the KS, black has attacking chances on the QS.
slight advantage for white
improvements? by move 15 black is so cramp he can hardly breath his knights are poorly positioned I would have tried 15...Bxa4, then get the knights on c6 and g6 and castle. Although Alekhine would have crushed me :-)
|Mar-07-06|| ||euripides: I feel Black needs to fight for the Q-side squares earlier. Evans tried 11..Na5 in Gligoric vs Larry Evans, 1952 without much joy. Perhaps 11..a5 and if 12 a4 Black gets the b4 square. |
In the 'Leningrad' system against the 5 f4 line of the 3...Nf6 Tarrasch Black exchanges pawns and plays g6 and h5 to solidify the king's side, but it doesn't look terribly appealing.
It might give White more problems to hold the tension on move 8, I think.
19...h6 looks dubious as well.
I seem to remember that this was Capablanca's birthday and that this may have been the game where he had a funny turn in the bathroom.
|Mar-07-06|| ||euripides: A curious feature of this game is that Capablanca gets caught out three times by sequences fixing the pawn formation in Alekhine's favour: viz. moves 14-6, 19-21 (perhaps 20...g6 is better but Capablanca placed his hopes in the e4 knight), and 24-27. Perhaps some of these tricks were less familiar then than they are now; a book that explores this sort of thing rather subtly is Kmoch's 'Pawn power in chess'. Watson for instance suggests that e5 followed by f5 in the Benoni, which is now standard, and is very reminiscent of the g4-f4 sequence here, was not played before Ojanen vs Keres, 1960 and then J Penrose vs Tal, 1960|
|Mar-07-06|| ||euripides: Move 29 might make a good puzzle.|
|Mar-23-08|| ||The Rocket: Chessmaster GM edition, Capablanca misstakes: 3: 11 nf8(better is f-8), 23 Kf7(better is nf8), 32 nh4(better is nxd4). Alekhine 1 misstake: 28 bxh7(better is nxf3).|
|May-10-08|| ||The Rocket: "If Capa had the stroke before this game, it had to have an effect on him.To what degree,that is anybody's guess."|
Nope not according to himself anyway. He said thankfully his brain was not effected at all by the stroke(chess wise), and mentioned that he got winning advantages in many of his games but failed to exploit them.
|Oct-17-08|| ||Aware: ^ Was that him or the stroke talking?|
|Jan-05-09|| ||maxi: Capa wished the stroke hadn't impaired him. At any rate his position is terribly cramped. Not Capa's style at all.|
|Jun-17-09|| ||uaregg: Can someone explain me why 10. Kf1?
Thanks guys :)
|Jun-18-09|| ||AnalyzeThis: One reason is that exchanges help the defender, especially the defender with less space. That would be a motivation for avoiding Bd2.|
|Jun-18-09|| ||Calli: see kibitzing page 1|
|Aug-04-09|| ||WhiteRook48: who says Alekhine wasn't able to beat Capablanca in the thirties?|
|Aug-07-09|| ||WhiteRook48: is this really Capablanca?|
|Aug-27-09|| ||WhiteRook48: can someone explain why white does not play 33 Rxh4?|
|Aug-27-09|| ||Benzol: Why give up a Rook and pawn for two minor pieces when you can just win a piece ( the Knight ) for a pawn?|
|Aug-29-09|| ||WhiteRook48: where does he give up the pawn?|
|Aug-29-09|| ||Benzol: 33.Rxh4 Nxh4 35.Bxh4 Nxh4 36.Kxh4 Qxh5+
was the continuation I was thinking of.
|Aug-31-09|| ||WhiteRook48: black has no knights after 33 Rxh4...?|
|Sep-01-09|| ||Benzol: Sorry <WhiteRook48> That should have been 33.Rxh4 Bxh4 34.Nxh4 Qxh5+ 35.Kg3|
|Sep-01-09|| ||WhiteRook48: what is wrong with 34 Kxh4?|
|Sep-01-09|| ||Dredge Rivers: <WhiteRook48> <what is wrong with 34 Kxh4?>|
Nothing, except that
1. h4 is covered by the Queen.
2. there is a WHITE piece on that square!
|Sep-01-09|| ||Benzol: <WhiteRook48: what is wrong with 34 Kxh4?>|
Nothing really, but the win of the piece allows White to keep a firm grip on the position without taking any possible risks. Giving up the Rook for two minor pieces could complicate things. That's only my opinion, however.
|Sep-02-09|| ||WhiteRook48: <Dredge Rivers> I was talking about in the analysis line 33 Rxh4 Bxh4 34 Kxh4
<Benzol> you're right, 33 Nxh4 was better anyway|
|Jul-04-10|| ||igiene: Capablanca's performance with Black in the French Defense were not very good. He loses a game with this defense not only against Alekhine and Lasker but against a relatively modest player like Chajes in 1913.Perhaps the cramped position often arising from this opening are not of his taste.|
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