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Henry Ernest Atkins vs Jose Raul Capablanca
"Down by the c-side" (game of the day Apr-15-2015)
London (1922), London ENG, rd 11, Aug-14
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Variation (B12)  ·  0-1
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Mar-25-07
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  keypusher: <But what happens if white plays 66. Kc1 or Kc3?>

Black plays 66...Rxg2 just the same. White played 66. Ke3 so he could wall the rook off from the queenside, but 67...Nb4 refuted the idea by setting up 68. Rxa3? Nc2+.

Apr-30-07
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  gambitfan: 131
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Apr-30-07
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Jun-01-08  Alphastar: < rochade18: 4.Bd3 is not bad, but almost any other move would be more aggressive. White has to build up tension if he wants to win!>

Actually it is quite bad. Black gains full control over the light squares after exchanging and Qa5-a6 or Qb6-a6 and any play white might have is eliminated by that. In any case, white is going to have to prove the game is equal.

Aug-17-09  xombie: Can anyone explain the series of mysterious moves 30 ... Rc6, 32 ... Bd6 etc? There is more going on here than meets the eye.
Apr-11-10  madlydeeply: This game is very interesting...i've played this pawn structure many times...as black with the light squared bishops exchanged...i get there from the accelerated dragon. Its great as black because the white d4 pawn is the most glaring weakness on the board... and its easy to throw the black pieces to work on the queenside. I think that white needs force through f4-f5 pawn break...but hardly any of my opponents ever try that! I immediately pile up on that d pawn with Nc6, Nf5, and Qb6. But Capablanca doesn't even try this atall...he immediately swaps the queens! The only time he uses the weak d pawn in the middle game is to force an exchange with the clever 37...Rc4 and 38...Nc6. He spends all the rest of his moves working his rooks into the white queenside and restricting the white knights. Chess is such a blast always full of surprises.
Nov-14-13  Balmo: Capablanca was a genius endgame player, no doubt, but Atkins really makes life difficult for himself here. Utterly passive play from the outset. Neat finish from Capa though.
May-21-14  RookFile: Capa toyed with this guy.
Jan-07-15
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  Mating Net: I love pointing out this game to players who are addicted to Bishops.
Jan-07-15
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  OhioChessFan: 22. exf6 strikes me as a positional blunder, unnecessarily giving much scope to Black's DSB. I'm not sure why Maroczy thinks 22. f4 was mandatory. Black isn't going to play f4 himself any time soon. 22. Nc3 is fine.

I agree with <Balmo> about White's passive play. He looked like he was playing for a draw from the first move.

Apr-15-15
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  Phony Benoni: I'm sure Capa didn't find that too taxing.
Apr-15-15
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  tpstar: <April 15> Many happy returns!

Capablanca sure was eager to trade Queens in the opening, then he pulled off a very nice endgame.

Apr-15-15  morfishine: No doubt, Capablanca was unbeatable when his opponents played below strength. Here, the 7-time British Champion plays like he just learned the game
Apr-15-15
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  Honza Cervenka: What is the winning continuation of black, if white would have played 51.Be3? I don't see any working plan to strenghten the pressure and make any progress after that against reasonable defense of white.
Apr-15-15  morfishine: <Honza Cervenka> Good point
Apr-15-15  gars: <drummachine12>: This is game number 45 in Reinfeld's "The Immortal Games of Capablanca", number 35 in Chernev's "Capablanca's Best Chess Endings" and 52 in Euwe's "Ajedrez Inmortal de Capablanca", but which book by Horowitz you refer to? Thanks a lot.
Apr-15-15  gars: By the way, the Euwe book I quote is a trans lation of "Capablanca, das Schachphänomen: Eine Sammlung Von 175 Partien Mit 320 Diagrammen", by M.Euwe and L.Prins
Apr-15-15  Yuri Stremel: I smell some Led Zeppelin reference on this pun ;)
Apr-15-15  thegoldenband: Not Maroczy's greatest annotations ever, to say the least.
Apr-15-15
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  kevin86: The c-file seems to dominate until the very end when the a-file pawn decides the game.
Jul-21-15  Chessman1504: A nice crystal-clear positional game. White plays unambitiously and is duly crushed, but Capablanca's play is not too straightforward. It relies on a subtle sense of timing. Finding the right plan, as Capablanca does, is one of the most difficult things in chess.
Dec-19-15  reenareena: Great capablanca play with cool mind just taking cup of coffee
Dec-19-15
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  ChemMac: <Honza Cervenka; Morfishine> I'd answer 51 Be3 with 51.....h5. Now, what would White play? 52 Kc2 Rb4 53 Kc3 a4 ?
Dec-19-15
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  beatgiant: <Honza Cervenka, morfishine, ChemMac> I'm not sure I understand how 51. Be3 changes much. What if Black follows a similar plan to the actual game, with 51...Rb4, followed in due time by ...Rc4+, ...a4, ...Na7, ...Nb5 etc.? What would White do to prevent that?
Dec-20-15
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  beatgiant: <Honza Cervenka et al.> Oh sorry, I missed the tactical point you all must have had in mind with 51. Be3 Rb4 <52. Rxa5>.

<ChemMac> White's whole point must be to prevent <...Rb4> or <...Rc1> so 51. Be3 h5 52. Bf4.

It's close to zugzwang but I have not found any win for Black yet.

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