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|Jul-15-06|| ||CapablancaFan: One positional player(Botvinnik)& 1 "technical" player (Capablanca). The threat of ...Rd2+ and a passed pawn on the f file was just too much to bear.|
|Jul-15-06|| ||chancho: <CapablancaFan> Since your avatar is Capablanca, I wont disagree. :)|
|Oct-02-06|| ||ismet: Botv. gives the match to Capa.|
|Oct-02-06|| ||ismet: move 37 blunders Botvinnik|
|Dec-16-06|| ||M.D. Wilson: To be sure, Botvinnik was a universal player with an aggressive positional edge. Spassky, for example, was also a universal player, though he obviously possessed a tactical bent. Here, Capa displays superior strategy and experience.|
|Apr-24-07|| ||Inf: why not 11.Nxe6? seems to win a pawn right?|
|Apr-24-07|| ||Maatalkko: 11. Kxg2 "wins" a pawn as well. And white was "down" a pawn because of 9...Nxd4.|
|Apr-08-08|| ||RookFile: This is really a terrific game, but I'm surprised it isn't better known.|
|Apr-09-08|| ||T.Ramesh: instaed of b6 in move 42 what about white moving queen to c6 ch..?
After the exchange of queens white may have a draw chance...|
|May-23-08|| ||keypusher: <Possibly, over the course of time, the brain capacity of homo sapiens will have made such great progress, that complications as contained in this game can be fathomed instantly with a shrug and a smile. Then, not only will the game of chess have ceased to exist, but also will the remembrance of frequently missed objectives elicit pity, as a reaction to the shortcomings of a lower organized form of life.>|
--Lodewijk Prins, writing about this game in <The Chess Phenomenon José Raoul Capablanca y Graupera>.
Source: http://www.xs4all.nl/~timkr/chess2/... (#37).
|May-23-08|| ||RookFile: The late opening, before ... f5, actually resembles a modern hedgehog defense.|
|May-23-08|| ||faulenzer: <keypusher>: I can see why Donner is so dismissive of Prins' "brain capacity".|
|Jan-20-09|| ||AnalyzeThis: Capablanca surely knew how to incisively convert his advantages.|
|Jan-20-09|| ||Nina Myers: Pitty, Botvinnik missed the win. Maybe he was in time trouble?|
|Jan-20-09|| ||paladin at large: <Nina Myers> You are exactly right, Botvinnik was in time trouble. In his annotation of the game, Capa noted that Botv's clock was showing almost two hours (the control time) at move 37. Capa also noted that "28. Qa5 would have won immediately, since the knight cannot move because of Nxe6, and on 28....d5 there follows 29. exd6 Bxd6 (29...Rxd6 30. Qe5 Bg7 31. Qxd6) 30. Be5."|
|Jan-20-09|| ||AuN1: capablanca at 15 years past his prime.|
|Jan-21-09|| ||paladin at large: <AuN1> Yes, and the extraordinary results in tournament play in 1936 were 20+ 1- 20=|
|Aug-31-09|| ||AnalyzeThis: Good for Capablanca. He showed better clock management in this game than Botvinnik, and when Botvinnik missed his winning chance, Capa didn't miss his.|
|Aug-31-09|| ||laskereshevsky: In same way this is a Lasker's style victory ...|
|Nov-05-09|| ||Plato: <M.D. Wilson: Here, Capa displays superior strategy and experience.>|
No he didn't. He displayed superior clock management and nerves. He was outplayed until Botvinnik missed two wins in time trouble and finally blundered on move 40, exactly when the time control was reached.
|Nov-05-09|| ||M.D. Wilson: Hi, "Plato". Yours is a very literal reading. Capa displayed superior clock management and nerves which in itself can, but not always, display superior strategy and experience; ala Lasker and Korchnoi. Capa had vastly more experience than Botvinnik, and it showed here. Experience does count for something at least.|
|Nov-05-09|| ||Plato: Indeed he had greater experience, which I guess you could say gave him better clock management, although Capablanca never got into time trouble even in his early days while Botvinnik was regularly in time trouble even when he was more experienced. As for Capablanca displaying superior strategy, that was simply not the case in this game.|
|May-11-11|| ||HeMateMe: Two of the greats, both with a conservative approach to chess, I would think. MB tied Capa 1-1, with 5 draws, in classical chess. |
This one goes to "the wily Cuban".
|May-11-11|| ||BobCrisp: <Botvinnik> blamed his defeat on anti-Semitism.|
|Nov-11-11|| ||AnalyzeThis: Capablanca was a crafty defender. I was playing over Reshevsky's win over Capa, and Reshevsky gives a terrific trap that Capa set for him that he avoided, that would have won the game for Capa. In this particular game, Capa swindles his way out of trouble and wins.|
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