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Jose Raul Capablanca vs David Janowski
American National (1913), New York, NY USA, rd 3, Jan-22
Four Knights Game: Ranken Variation (C48)  ·  1-0
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Apr-13-04  Phoenix: Minority attack on the kingside!
Feb-09-05  yunis: its the middle not king side
Jul-23-05  davewv: Page 68 "Chess Fundamentals" by Jose Capablanca.

Nice double rook/pawn endgame.

Dec-30-05  FENfiend: <42. Rf8+> is like saying "Stay in your cage!" <53. bxc5> reminds me of Alexander the Great's mousetrap idea to use phalanxes against chariots. There might be better examples around, but the result is still pretty (and) graphic.
Dec-30-05  setebos: this guy Capa was rather good at endgames:-)
Jan-02-06  FENfiend: You could say he had a fairly decent flair for the game...
Jan-02-06  FENfiend: <setebos> I read a pertinent description of Capablanca from Reuben Fine's "The World's Great Chess Games", but I'll check the player profile kibitz first to see if it isn't best quoted there.
Apr-13-11  General Akpufni: Impressive
Apr-13-11  Mozart72: Capablanca's 43.75% win probability in move 54 and Janowski's 31.25% win probability in move 53 shows the correctness of 1-0.
Feb-20-12  ventricule: 28. b4 and 30. a4 are real gems in this game in my opinion. Capablanca meticulously destroys any counterplay on the queenside before going on pushing his g and h pawns.

The critical test of this line is 31.... a5 32. a4xb5 Rd4xb4 33. Rb1xb4 a5xb4 34. Rf5-c5 !, winning one pawn because of the check if 34. ... c6xb5

Then 34 ... Re8-e6 35. Kf2-e3 Rb7-b6 36. Rc5xc6+ Re6xc6 37. b5xc6 Rb6xc6 38 Ke3-d4, and now Kc6-b5 puts the black king in a very passive position, but 38. ... Kc6-d6 runs into 39. Kd4-c4 c5 40. Kc4-b5 ! and black is zugzwanged, after running out of pawn moves he will lose the c5 pawn. (Analysis by Silman)

Feb-21-12  RookFile: I think 11... Bxf3 wasn't bad. After 12. Qxf3:


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The first thing you wonder about is whether Nf5 and Nxg7 is even a threat on white's part. It may not necessarily be a good idea to open the g file against white's king.

Or suppose black played the rather aggressive 13..... Rdg8. The plan is to advance the kingside pawns.

I suspect that Capa would choose a simplyfing course, and avoid the mayhem of opposite site pawn storms. For example, Nf5, Bg5, with an idea of Nxd6+ and Bxf6.

May-16-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Capablanca vs Janowski, 1913.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF CAPABLANCA.
Your score: 128 (par = 119)

LTJ

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