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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Fred Dewhirst Yates
Hastings (1919), Hastings ENG, rd 1, Aug-11
Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C84)  ·  1-0
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Aug-24-05  yunis: i like this game 'very interesting positional one 'calculated 10 moves ahead!!!
Dec-17-05  Neurotic Patzer: Very interesting and instructive game. It shows: 1. How to take advantage of superior piece mobility. 2. The dynamic power of a mobile knight over a rook. 3. To always look for and take advantage of the dynamic points in the position to achieve positional goals.
Dec-17-05  Chess Classics: Great game by Capa! The opening play seemed almost hypermodern (despite the fact that it was a Ruy Lopez). As <Neurotic Patzer> suggested, it was Capa's well placed knight and bishop that forced the pawn home. 42. Ne3! was a killer!

Regards,
CC

Dec-27-05  aw1988: Ne3 was pretty obvious.
Dec-27-05  paladin at large: A key feature of 25. Bxc6+ is that a tempo is gained and the black kingside rook remains poorly placed thereafter. I also like 45. e7.
Sep-08-08  visayanbraindoctor: 1919 according to Capa himself was the year he played the strongest chess of his life. He won all of his classical games in this year, except one. His 1919 games were chess perfection, practically errorles. This 1919 Capa also has never yet tasted what it feels to be World Champion, and was playing to win in every game. He had all the motivation in the world to show the world he deserved a World Championship match.

IMO only the 1971 version of Fischer could have beaten this Capa, and that's not even a sure thing.

Sep-08-08  FHBradley: <His 1919 games were chess perfection, practically errorles.> Apart from this one: Capablanca vs G A Thomas, 1919
Sep-08-08  visayanbraindoctor: <FHBradley>

You saw that one pretty quick didn't you? It's a famous oversight from Capa. But that's only one, and as an oversight, it falls more under the sphere of chess blindness rather than a miscalculation.

Sep-08-08  FHBradley: Yep, that's a famous oversight, and adds a tad of humanity to what Capablanca did in 1919 in terms of chess.
Jul-04-16  VvBruchem: Hey, this game ended with a mate! It was that famous game where Capablanca showed up in tennis clothes, wanted to wrap this game up and spend time on something more pleasant. Fred was insulted and made Jose Raul spend all afternoon on finishing the game.

Jose Raul looked more and more rediculous in his tennis-clothes with his two rackets!

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