chessgames.com
Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

There is a clue unsolved right now on the Holiday Contest Clues Page!   [Official Contest Rules]
Please see this announcement for some updates.
(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Jose Raul Capablanca vs Albert Becker
Karlsbad (1929), Karlsbad CSR, rd 8, Aug-09
Queen's Gambit Declined: Barmen Variation (D37)  ·  1-0
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 46 times; par: 27 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 1,153 more games of Capablanca
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.
PREMIUM MEMBERS CAN REQUEST COMPUTER ANALYSIS [more info]

Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-27-02  vinchenzo: this is too easy
Jun-27-02  vinchenzo: Hee heeh ehheheheh
Jun-27-02  vinchenzo: i'm a newb. when do get i play somebody?
Jul-07-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  al wazir: What is white's response to 18...Nf6? If 19. Nxf6+ then 19...Rxf6. Where's the win?
Jul-07-05  mjk: <al wazir> 18...♘f6 19.♗c4 ♕... 20.♗xe6+ etc., perhaps.
Jul-07-05  notyetagm: Capablanca opened up a big can of whoopass in this game, 18 moves.
Jul-07-05  fgh: <mjk>: Your line seems convicing. I was looking at 19. Nxf6+ but it's not very advantegous for white, unless I have missed a tactical shot.
Oct-31-05  lopium: What about fxe4, Qh5. Then Rf6 ?
Oct-31-05  aw1988: Frankly, I think fxe4 Bxe4 is enough.
Sep-02-07  notyetagm: <aw1988: Frankly, I think fxe4 Bxe4 is enough.>

Yes, the <SKEWER> ♗d3xe4 of the Black d5-queen and Black b7-bishop by the White e4-bishop regains the piece for White, leaving him two extra pawns ahead. And the rest is just a matter of techique, which Capablanca had in abundance.

Mar-28-08  Ulhumbrus: I am not sure, but I believe that in his book on the tournament Nimzovich gives 18...fxe4 19 Bc4! winning immediately. The move 19 Bc4 skewers Black's Queen to the e6 pawn, and the potential threat is 20 Bxe6+ Kh8 21 Qh5 mate. Black has no answer to the threat.
Feb-02-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  Domdaniel: Ulhumbrus is right. What Nimzo actually says is "18...fxe4 allows either 19.Bxe4 or 19.Bc4, with an immediate catastrophe".

He didn't have much time for Becker, who managed to come joint 5th behind Nimzowitsch and Capablanca.

"It is difficult", wrote Nimzo, "to find anything whatever to say about Becker. He has no recognizable chess physiognomy - indeed, God only knows how he gets through his games. With White, he opens 1.e4, employing an old line of the Giuoco that everyone else has half-forgotten, while with Black, his defense evinces neither style nor accuracy. He is hardly likely to achieve such heights a second time."

Owwwwch.

Dec-12-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Dom> Nimzowitsch's comments were what one would politely call dismissive, though the round before, he had made little impression with his favourite French: A Becker vs Nimzowitsch, 1929.
Jun-19-16  edubueno: 3rd complete point of Capa.
Jul-25-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Biroldo: After 18... Nf6 I think white could come up with 19.Bc4...Qd8 (or Qa5) 20.Nxe6 etc..check it out.
NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, totally anonymous, and 100% free--plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, or duplicating posts.
  3. No personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No posting personal information of members.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform an administrator.


NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, you might try the Kibitzer's Café.
Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of Chessgames.com, its employees, or sponsors.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
The QGD/Slav/Semi-Slav
by Zhbugnoimt
Capablanca!
by chocobonbon
61
from Capablanca's Best Games (Golombek) by Chessdreamer
Capa's little combo's
from Logical Chess by alligator
Forgoten Gems
by Yopo
77. "A position promises more than it can perform"
from Immortal Games of Capablanca, F. Reinfeld by Incremental
How ignoring kingside pawns leads to ruin
from Capablanca miniatures by ArmyBuddy
Karlsbad 1929
by JoseTigranTalFischer
18 moves
from Chess Miniatures, Collection I by wwall
18 moves
from Chess Miniatures, Collection I by nionios
61
from Capablanca's Best Games (Golombek) by CherrylandCafe
capablanca best games
by brager
77. "A position promises more than it can perform"
from Immortal Games of Capablanca, F. Reinfeld by mjk
77. "A position promises more than it can perform"
from Immortal Games of Capablanca, F. Reinfeld by demirchess
Game 87
from World's Great Chess Games (Fine) by Qindarka
Alekhine-Rubinstein Structure
by KingG
Jose Raul Capablanca's Best Games
by dcruggeroli
Jose Raul Capablanca's Best Games
by KingG
Train with Dd5, how to pun this
from Delicatessen by Gottschalk
Capablanca!
by Sven W
plus 8 more collections (not shown)


home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC