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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Mikhail Botvinnik
AVRO (1938), The Netherlands, rd 4, Nov-12
Gruenfeld Defense: Three Knights. Hungarian Variation (D93)  ·  1/2-1/2
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May-28-08
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  RookFile: Games like this marked a transition to modern chess. Reshevsky noted in his book that the Russians had worked out strong systems with these Gruenfeld set-ups. Reshevsky copied this approach in a game against Capa:

Capablanca vs Reshevsky, 1938

At first glance, it appears that Botvinnik's 8..... dxc4 loses a tempo to Capa's 9. Bxc4, developing a piece while recapturing. But then comes 9.... Nbd7, threatening ...e5, so Capa feels obligated to return the tempo with 10. Bg3.

Capa showed his usual wisdom. He knew the truism that you don't want to try to hard, to overreach. The position didn't have anything special to offer, so he steered the game safely to a draw.


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