|Mar-19-05|| ||Karpova: an extraordinary beautiful game!
black committed several inaccuracies but no blunders. the decisive mistake has probably been 17....b6?. Mikenas should have tried to bring the knight into play (kt4-q3). this would have stopped capa's 19.b5! though black's position would have remained inferior.
there's no counterplay on the queenside and the bishop is completely out of play.
|Mar-20-05|| ||gadfly: <capa's 19.b5> I assume you mean 19.f5, right? |
|Mar-23-05|| ||Karpova: <gadfly>
|Mar-23-05|| ||hintza: 7...Ne4! looks much better for Black. |
|Sep-14-06|| ||notyetagm: 20 fxe6! begins a wonderful petite combination by Capablanca, leading to a two-pawn advantage in a simplified queenless position.|
|Sep-14-06|| ||notyetagm: Note how Capablanca had seen Black's combinational idea 19 ... b5?! 20 ♗a2? ♕xe5! 21 dxe5 ♖xd3, winning a piece, and had already prepared the refutation 20 fxe6! when he played 19 f5.|
|Dec-28-08|| ||Ulhumbrus: the move 23 Rxf7 withdraws the offer of the Rook made on the 21st move by 21 Rxf6. As Black has to take White's Queen and so allow 22 exf7+ which will be followed by 23 Rxf7, we can say that White's offer of the Rook compels Black to allow White to withdraw the offer of the Rook.|
|Dec-28-08|| ||Emma: Nice game.|
|Dec-28-08|| ||visayanbraindoctor: <Karpova: an extraordinary beautiful game!> Wow, I agree! Capablanca was acting like the chess machine he used to be in his younger days, before his troubles with HPN. He accurately, efficiently, and beautifully demolished Mikenas' inaccurate play.|
Mikenas was a strong GM-strength Baltic player (later awarded the FIDE GM title post WW2), who has beaten several World Champions and near-World Champions, and was much respected in the Soviet school of chess. Yet Capablanca in this demolition makes him look almost like a newbie.
|Aug-10-14|| ||capafischer1: Capa won 12 games with zero losses on the white side of nimzoindian. amazing.|