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

(If you register a free account you won't see all these ads!)
Jose Raul Capablanca vs Frank James Marshall
"Of All the Chess Clubs in All the World..." (game of the day Feb-09-2013)
Capablanca - Marshall (1909), Morristown, NJ USA, rd 6, Apr-29
Spanish Game: Steinitz Defense (C62)  ·  1-0
ANALYSIS [x]

FEN COPIED

Click Here to play Guess-the-Move
Given 151 times; par: 78 [what's this?]

explore this opening
find similar games 53 more Capablanca/Marshall games
sac: 31.Rxh6 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: Some people don't like to know the result of the game in advance. This can be done by registering a free account then visiting your preferences page, then checking "Don't show game results".

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]

A COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME IS AVAILABLE.  [CLICK HERE]

Kibitzer's Corner
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 3 OF 3 ·  Later Kibitzing>
Feb-09-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: OK, I get the reference: it's a line from the movie "Casablanca". But it would have been a much better pun had the game been played at the Marshall Chess Club (which, alas, did not come into existence until 1915).
Feb-09-13  Abdel Irada: Capa. Casa. What's the difference, as long as Blanca is involved?
Feb-09-13  HeMateMe: We'll always have Paris.
Feb-09-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  morfishine: Blank Check
Feb-09-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  kevin86: White is a bishop and pawn ahead,time for black to strike his colors.
Feb-09-13  jovack: Totally outplayed Frank, good game.
Feb-09-13  drnooo: first off, it ain't no bloody pun, just
a title, referential, if you will, but
extremely, almost anyway, clever. And
the poster is right, to really make it work this encounter should have been at the Marshall club, so it was a mite hasty
hurrying to jam it in where it doesn't really work, like Melba, in the Cincinnati Kid shaving off a piece of a jigsaw, and
Shooter asks her, why do you do that,
and she replies so it'll FIT, stupid.
Feb-09-13  TheTamale: <drnooo>: The Cincinnati Kid, yes, I remember him, a pretty good fighter. Fought out of St. Louis, as I recall.
Feb-09-13  FSR: <sevenseaman: ... He thus keeps Marshall's Q hors de combat>

Are you calling Marshall's queen a combative hor?

Feb-09-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <FSR> Maybe that is why I've been known to use 'horsie de combat'.....lol.
Feb-09-13  FSR: <perfidious> If you're looking for combative horsies, I recommend Bogoljubov vs Schmid, 1949.
Feb-09-13  JG27Pyth: Marshall is like Bent Larsen to Capablanca's Fischer -- an undeniably great and memorable player, and yet, not in the same league.
Feb-09-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: <FSR> Or else A Lehtinen vs J Sietio, 1996
Feb-09-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <FSR> Remarkable game-first saw that in Tartakower and Dumont's collection many years ago.
Feb-09-13  FSR: <perfidious> Me too!
Feb-09-13  FSR: <Phony Benoni> That's one way to circumvent the time control!
Jan-08-14  raju17: Great capablanca. I would love to see him play tal or alex.
Jan-09-14  ughaibu: Who is "alex"?
Aug-26-16  maelith: Instructive game.
Aug-21-17  talhal20: Very subtle game.
Aug-22-17  WorstPlayerEver: Capa at his very best: flawless as Stockfish 21.
Aug-22-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  beatgiant: <WorstPlayerEver> <flawless as Stockfish 21> Previous kibitzing by <Mateo> and others claimed that 19. Bxg5 is a major improvement. You don't agree? Post your line for Black after 19. Bxg5?
Aug-22-17  WorstPlayerEver: 19. Bxg5 Qxg5 20. exd5 Bf5 21. de6 Be6 22. Bc6 bc6 23. f3 f6 24. Kf2 Kf7 25. Qe3 Qe3 26. Ke3

Nope, I don't agree. Stockfish 8 gives 2.6

In the game Stockfish gives 2.5 in the best variation I could find (for Black) after White's 26th move. But hey... Stockfish 8 isn't Stockfish 21! 😎

Anyway, people were always arguing that Capa made 'second best moves.' But the engines have rated up Capa's moves a lot since the introduction of chess engines afaik. So who knows what the future will bring.

Aug-22-17  WorstPlayerEver: I let the engine run for a while 23... Qb6 24. Ra3 Rd8 25. Be3 Qc7 26. Raa1 1.9

I have to correct my previous post; 19. Bg5 seems far more effective. Because after the above variation the position is still complicated, while 19. Bg5 leads to an endgame which looks not too complicated for White.

So yes, it's a major improvement.

Dec-21-17  Mazymetric: Kasparov's analysis on this game is really weird. He says: "I would have preferred 14...Ng5" but that loses a piece after 15.Nxe7+ Qxe7 16.Bxg5. Can anyone explain the idea behind 14...Ng5 ?
Jump to page #    (enter # from 1 to 3)
search thread:   
< Earlier Kibitzing  · PAGE 3 OF 3 ·  Later Kibitzing>
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 page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>
This game is type: CLASSICAL (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections [what is this?]
Old Steinitz Defence (C62)
from Opening e4: Ruy Lopez by arielbekarov
my favorite games in the ruy
from yFredthebear's Heavy Pieces Hound the Ranks by fredthebear
Capablanca
by old coot
Game 107
from Manual of Chess (Lasker) by Qindarka
Game 8
from World Champion - Capablanca (I.Linder/V.Linder) by Qindarka
pixing's favorite games
by pixing
19# Capablanca-Marshall match.Game 6 (4/29/1909)
from Capablanca´s Official Games (1901-1939) Part I by capablancakarpov
Capablanca!
by chocobonbon
Putting Steinitz defense to sleep
from Mighty Ruy 4Ever by bitko
4
from Capablanca's Best Games (Golombek) by Incremental
Game 74
from Garry Kasparov's On My Great Predecessors (1A) by demirchess
"One of the finest games of his whole career" -- Reinfeld
from Spaniards Settin' Sail by fredthebear
Capablanca
by Harmonicus
Steinitz Defence
from Ruy Lopez by KingG
Game 74
from Garry Kasparov's On My Great Predecessors (1A) by nakul1964
Ruy Lopez without 3 ...a6
by Cannon Fodder
Capa strongly increases the strenght of his attack on kingside
from the most instructive classic games by Atsa
Capablanca
by akatombo
3- Ruy Lopez
by classicalwin2


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 2001-2018, Chessgames Services LLC