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|Mar-02-08|| ||Knight13: 9....c5 considered the best at that time? It drops a pawn after Qc6 though. What, you can't say people until then didn't see ...Qc6 until Capablanca threw it in.|
|Oct-17-08|| ||Honza Cervenka: <In this game Lasker seemed to blindly follow a line known to theory which Capablanca 'knocked out' at the board.>|
Quite interesting thing is that 9...c5 was played several times after this game and despite of Capa's notion that he has busted this continuation in this game I would say that the line is perfectly playable for black. For example see Levitina vs Chiburdanidze, 1984
Black has a lot of counterplay for Pawn and white King in the centre can be a source of big troubles for White. Lasker got equality at least in this game and his play was not perfect. For example, instead of 15...Qxf6 much stronger seems to be 15...Bxf3!? 16.Bxg7 (16.Bg5 cxd4! 17.Rxc8 Rxc8 18.gxf3 Qd5! ; 16.Bh4 cxd4! 17.Rxc8 Rxc8 18.gxf3 Ne5! ) 16...cxd4 17.Ra1!? Kxg7 18.gxf3 Ne5 19.Be2 Rfe8 with initiative of black.
|Feb-13-09|| ||WhiteRook48: blunder game!!|
|Mar-18-09|| ||WhiteRook48: after 38...Kf8 isn't it perpetual?|
|Jun-14-09|| ||Smothered Mate: I don't get the pun.|
|Jun-14-09|| ||waustad: They are replacing papa with Capa. It is a reference to a pop song.|
|Jun-14-09|| ||WannaBe: <Smothered Mate: I don't get the pun.> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5nE...|
In the video, you can still see the twin towers in the background...
|Jun-14-09|| ||hitman84: Thank you for the premium membership <Chessgames>|
Nice game. Dry notes.
|Jun-14-09|| ||Once: <WannaBe> Great link - thanks. |
Some random thoughts and memories: I had forgotten what a surprisingly good song it was. How fit Madonna looked when she was younger and primrily a dancer who could also sing a bit (Guy Ritchie recently called her "a gristly grandma" which gave me a laugh). That the person writing the lyrics on screen couldn't spell...
And congrats to <hitman84> for a good pun. As much as I like Capa, I can't help squirming at the tone he takes in his notes.
<Smothered Mate> I don't get the american puns (Shamwow?). Maybe this one is before your time?
As to the game, it's not one of my favourites. One to respect rather than rave about, methinks.
|Jun-14-09|| ||natrix75: where do you vote/make these puns?|
|Jun-14-09|| ||Roemer: <offramp> Remember that Capablanca had all kinds of reasons and motives NOT to have Lasker look like a patzer.|
|Jun-14-09|| ||ChessValley: I am interested to learn what happens after 23 .... Rg4. Is 24 dxc5 leading to a win for white or black?|
|Jun-14-09|| ||ChessValley: Just realized the errors of my way of thinking: 24 Qxg4.|
|Jun-14-09|| ||PhilFeeley: Another incomprehensible pun. I guess we should be glad members aren't making the legit ones.|
|Jun-14-09|| ||hedgeh0g: It's a pun on the song "Papa Don't Preach", by Madonna. I guess since Capablanca ("Capa") had annotated this game, he was, in a sense, preaching.|
You're welcome. :)
|Jun-14-09|| ||ounos: Wow. Lasker should have claimed the draw immediately after 38. ...Kf8 ! Amazing he didn't.|
|Jun-14-09|| ||ounos: Oh, I see. The final comment on the game explains it. Lasker apparently was playing to win.|
|Jun-14-09|| ||AnalyzeThis: <In this game Lasker seemed to blindly follow a line known to theory which Capablanca 'knocked out' at the board.>|
Lasker never blindly followed anything. He was an independent thinker if ever there was one.
|Jun-14-09|| ||keypusher: Nice pun!|
|Jun-14-09|| ||WhiteRook48: spectacular pun|
|Jun-14-09|| ||heizfeld: Capablanca sounds a bit like a dazzler to me if he speaks about a "plan" to move the bishop to a6.
How could he know all about the following 30 moves with better finish for him?
And , right, at move 21 already "the game was extremely difficult" for him.|
Show me the fights with early "weak" a6 ruling a game ;o)
|Jun-15-09|| ||kevin86: I think that Capa does preach-at least by his vast commentary library here as elsewhere.|
He was a GREAT player,one of the best ever--but his diplomacy leaves a lot to be desired.
|Jun-23-09|| ||Check It Out: After playing through the game, particularly looking for Capa's "preachy" tone, I didn't notice it. He mentions bad moves on both Lasker's and his part, and seems quite level with his comments, even if he did get the remaining time available for Lasker's final move wrong.|
|Jun-23-09|| ||Gypsy: <heizfeld: Capablanca sounds a bit like a dazzler to me if he speaks about a "plan" to move the bishop to a6. ...|
Show me the fights with early "weak" a6 ruling a game ;o)>
Not quite sure what are you asking for. Here is Duras using the weak-a6/Ba6 strategy successfully three times in one tournament.
Duras vs Marshall, 1912
Duras vs Z Barasz, 1912
Duras vs Z von Balla, 1912
Pillsbury used the Ba6 stratagem already in Hastings, 1895.
Pillsbury vs J Mason, 1895
|Jun-23-09|| ||AnalyzeThis: Capa used it with the colors reversed to take out Bogo (see his ...Ba3):|
Bogoljubov vs Capablanca, 1924
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