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Frank James Marshall vs Jose Raul Capablanca
San Sebastian (1911), San Sebastian ESP, rd 2, Feb-21
Slav Defense: Exchange Variation (D10)  ·  1/2-1/2


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Aug-15-03  Bastrikov: Black's 15th move is difficult to see, how did Capa see this move?? It may be because the a-pawn would be placed in take.Also the square a5 is an outpost square.Black places the knight on look-out patrol while he equalizes the center. Neat game.
Aug-15-03  Jonber: Black’s 15th move seems perfectly natural to me, a simple and straightforward move not only winning a pawn but also creating a passed pawn on the b-file.
Aug-15-03  Bastrikov: The difficulty is the bishop on b5.It requires the player to work AROUND it, in that the pawn move is difficult to see.
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  shalgo: 15...dxc4 is definitely a sharp move and required exact calculation--a typical Capablanca "little combination." In the end, the point was to simplify to a drawn opposite-colored bishops ending.
May-23-12  RookFile: It's a matter of preference, but I suspect that if Fischer is white, the two bishops stay on the board, i.e. 19. Bd3 0-0 20. Ne5.

The doubled pawns are not exactly scary.

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