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Vera Menchik vs Jose Raul Capablanca
Karlsbad (1929), Karlsbad CSR, rd 7, Aug-07
Indian Game: Pseudo-Queen's Indian. Marienbad System (A47)  ·  0-1


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Nov-12-07  patzerboy: Poor Vera. So many tries in so many games, but Capa never seems to break a sweat. At least she shows spirit in every game.
Feb-27-10  M.D. Wilson: Indeed she does.
Feb-16-11  twin phoenix: i've seen many of her games and she was a strong player!
Feb-16-11  AGOJ: No offense, but why "poor Vera"? She has a record to be proud of, even if she didn't ever win against Capa. (This is the 1920s Capablanca, after all! It took an Alekhine to win against him.)

In my opinion she would have gotten a better record if she played her openings better. In here, for example, she plays for quick castling (compare with Capa's play), and is forced to bring the Queen out too early to the center, where the White Queen is harassed by pawns. This gains Black tempos used to build a central space advantage. With control of the center, Black's middle game was easier to play (he certainly didn't worry about his King's safety), and the inevitable follow up was an attack against the castled position. She was definitely outclassed in her understanding of the necessities of the position coming out of the opening, but still, most players would.

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  Honza Cervenka: 11.Qf4 Bd6 12.Nxe4 was interesting.
Jun-19-16  edubueno: 2nd complete point of Capa
Feb-16-18  RookFile: I think the point of the opening is white is supposed to play c4 a little sooner. For example, 3. c4 is fine. After Capa's sharp ...c5 thrust, d5 is not an option for white. But had white played 3. c4 then ...c5 is answered with d5 and white is happy.
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  keypusher: <11.Qf4 Bd6 12.Nxe4 was interesting.>

Shredder thinks White would have been slightly better after <Honza>'s move, e.g. 11.Qf4 Bd6 12.Nxe4 Bxe4 13.Bxe4 Nxc4 14.Qf5 Rc8 15.Bd3 and +0.47 after four minutes (36/49).

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