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Jose Raul Capablanca vs A Chase
Simul, 40b (1922), New York, NY USA, Feb-23
King's Gambit: Accepted. Breyer Gambit (C33)  ·  1-0


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Aug-16-05  WMD: Maybe Alekhine used his malign influence to suppress it in the hope of tarnishing Capablanca's genius.
Feb-03-07  positionalgenius: Impressive game from capablanca.
Aug-30-07  sanyas: The immortal simultaneous game, I think.
Aug-30-07  RookFile: I can't believe this is sound, and that black doesn't have some way to get an advantage or win this.
Aug-30-07  gmgomes: it is not a typical Capa game
Aug-30-07  paladin at large: No, it is not a typical Capa game. Whatever the mix of calculation and intuition, Capa could see that he quickly gains two minor pieces and a pawn for his queen, plus excellent position.
Dec-30-08  Garech: Well everyone, whatever way you look at it, it was a great game from Capablanca ... I don't think many people would have given up the queen in that situation, it's a credit to his massive skill that he did ... I really think this should be a game of the day in the future.
Dec-30-08  sleepyirv: <Garech> It certainly has good pun potential.
Jan-25-09  WhiteRook48: great way how White Chases the Queen
Mar-01-09  WhiteRook48: he was Chased!!
May-19-10  mhelshou: I'm surprised that nobody mentioned that 22. Bf3 was a bad mistake that Black could have exploited to his advantage but didn't.
Sep-27-11  DrMAL: I don't play King's Gambit real often but this game has a fascinating opening. 9.Nd2 allows 9...Bg4 to force 10.Nxe4 but it's an excellent move. The counter-sac 11...Qxf6 was better than 11...Ke7 after this move Cappy has all the fun. Difficult to believe this was a simul game his intuition was amazingly fast!
Sep-28-11  SChesshevsky: This was a fascinating opening.

Do you think Capablanca had seen this line before? It seems pretty aggressive to judge the two Bishops, a serious advantage in space and multiple Black weak spots much better versus the Queen OTB.

I wonder if he would have played the line against a more established player?

Sep-29-11  DrMAL: <SChesshevsky> Great name you picked LOL...good questions too. I assumed he was not familiar with it, as 7...g5 was unusual even if so strong (best?). It's only speculation but I think he would have played it (basically, 9.Nd2 since 9...Bg4 forces 10.Nxe4) against anyone, it has good winning chances. Maybe with a top level player he'd expect counter-sac 11...Qxf6 which then looks drawish that's the only factor against, cheers.
Sep-29-11  Shams: <SChesshevsky>

Capablanca had himself played the Breyer Gambit before:

Capablanca vs E S Maddock, 1922

As for the flashy sac shown here (completely sound by the way), he had probably seen this Spielmann game or another like it:

Spielmann vs J Moeller, 1920

Sep-29-11  DrMAL: Thanx <Shams> this explains to me why he could have played 9.Nd2 in a simul so quickly. From Spielmann vs J Moeller, 1920 game no doubt he was already familiar with it.
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  OhioChessFan: I realize it was just a simul, but I can't believe Capa missed 12. Bxg5
Aug-03-15  Old Chess: Nova York, 23 de Janeiro de 1922.

Capablanca em simultânea no Manhattan Chess Club, contra 40 tabuleiros. (+37 =3 -0)

Os três empates: David Warburgh, de 14 anos de idade, jogador de Stuyvesant High School, NYC. Os outros foram E. Tholfsen e B. Bacchkiroff. Esta foi a primeira exibição do cubano em NY após a conquista do Título Mundial.

Fonte das informações: "American Chess Bulletin", Março de 1922, pág. 42.

Aug-08-15  Old Chess: Errata: a data correta é 23 de Fevereiro de 1922, de acordo com David Hooper e Dale A. Brandreth in "The Unknown Capablanca", pág.189.
Oct-26-15  ToTheDeath: Great simul queen sac by Capa. A shame he never played like this in tournaments. He had the talent but was too lazy to calculate sacs like Alekhine.
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  MissScarlett: <Capablanca had himself played the Breyer Gambit before:

Capablanca vs E S Maddock, 1922>

These games were played simultaneously...

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  TheFocus: From a simultaneous exhibition in New York, New York on February 23, 1922.

Capablanca scored +37=3-0.

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  al wazir: <OhioChessFan: I can't believe Capa missed 12. Bxg5>: Bh6 13. Nxd5+ Ke8 14. Bxd8 Bxd5 15. Bxc7. White has three ♙s for his trouble. Boring.
Mar-15-16  beatgiant: <OhioChessFan>,<al wazir> Why wouldn't Black reply 12. Bxg5 <Ke6> and then 13. Nxf3 Bh6. I don't see the big advantage compared to the actual game. What am I missing?
Apr-03-16  cunctatorg: The bottom line: some Capablanca's games, being played in simultaneous exhibitions, are real gems and masterpieces!!
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