|Dec-07-03|| ||PinkPanther: Is it Blackburne or RT Black? On the homepage in the recent kibitzing section, it lists black as Blackburne. |
|Dec-07-03|| ||chessgames.com: We were informed that the player with the Black pieces was "R T Black" and the homepage reflects that change after about 5 minutes. (It's not updated instantly.) |
|Dec-07-03|| ||Calli: Chessgames: Roy Turnbull Black
He is listed variously in your database as R T Black, Roy Black etc. All are the same person.
|Dec-07-03|| ||chessgames.com: OK, thanks. |
|Dec-10-03|| ||Resignation Trap: Yes, Black was Roy T Black from upstate New York.
Capablanca stopped playing the Wing Gambit after this loss!
After 11. Qa2, it can be said that Whit had no compensation for his Pawn.
Why give up the Bishop pair? 25. f4! at once was better.
Black avoids the trap 35...Qxh4?, when White counters with 36. Qxh6+!
Looks like desperation, but if 36. Bh3, Black can safely play 36...Qxh4
|Dec-10-03|| ||Calli: <RT> 13.Rb1 Qc7 14.Qc4 (threatening d5) Rc8 15.Qb5 would seem to regain the pawn. |
|Dec-10-03|| ||Kenkaku: <chessgames.com> The scoresheet still shows this as a Blackburne game. |
|Dec-10-03|| ||Shadout Mapes: I remember a long time back noticing that Blackburne had an even score with Capa and being surprised! I guess PMKnight will have to change his game collection. |
|Feb-17-04|| ||Whitehat1963: "Capablanca" means "white cap" in Spanish. Interesting that the first game he loses as white is to someone named Black. And well played by Black it is! |
|Feb-17-04|| ||Calli: Half true. Blanca is white, but "Capa" is not a hat or a cap or even "head" as is often written. |
|Feb-17-04|| ||Whitehat1963: <Calli> Actually, you're right, it's not hat, but "cape," "cloak" or "layer." Only in "Spanglish" is it "cap." |
|Feb-17-04|| ||Whitehat1963: Nevertheless, it's still interesting that his first loss as white in the database is to someone named Black. |
|Feb-17-04|| ||Calli: "Cape" is one explanation, although Whitecape does not sound like a surname. Perhaps <Lawrence> could enlightened us. As far as his first lost with White, my DB has over 30 loses before this game. Almost all are from simuls, but there are some serious games like a couple of losses as white to Corzo in their match. |
|Feb-18-04|| ||Lawrence: Appears to be Whitecape. Not a common name but checking in Google I see it does exist. Maybe "Whitecape" was either a doctor or a member of a lay religious order? In English sounds as if it could be a geographical name, like Cape Cod, hence White Cape, but "cape" in that sense in Spanish is "cabo." |
|Feb-11-05|| ||aw1988: Black beats Capablanca with black. |
|Apr-04-05|| ||InspiredByMorphy: With moves like 7.h4 and 10.Qb3 Im lead to believe that the Wing gambit wasent Capablanca's cup of tea. I like that he played it though, regardless of the result. Too bad he didnt play it again. |
|Jun-21-07|| ||refutor: 7.h4 looks very un-Capablanca-like
Capablanca looks definitely out of form in this game
|Jun-21-07|| ||CapablancaFan: Capablanca does not play like Capablanca! 2. b4 (Wing Gambit)? 7.h4? This game should be called "Capablanca tries to play like Alekhine...and loses!" Luckily, Cap went back to what works for him after this disaster.|
|Dec-22-07|| ||paladin at large: There is a sequel not yet reflected in the database: In his next serious game with Black, Capa crushed him in 15 moves!
(18 July 1913, Rice Club Tournament, New York). I will submit it.|
|Jun-03-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
"Capablanca loses at chess"
(The New York Times, 1911)
|Aug-17-09|| ||gezafan: Beating Capablanca in a tournament game is a career right there.|
|Aug-17-09|| ||AnalyzeThis: It's rare to see Capa launch a caveman attack, which is what this was.|
|May-22-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: 34. Qf3 would have been better from WC Capablanca.
|Jun-15-12|| ||FSR: Black is OK!|
|Jun-15-12|| ||FSR: Alas, someone beat me to the pun.|