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Emanuel Lasker vs Jose Raul Capablanca
Lasker - Capablanca World Championship Match (1921), Havana CUB, rd 2, Mar-17
Queen's Gambit Declined: Barmen Variation (D37)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  offramp: Instead of 14.Nb3 Lasker thought 14.Bc2 might have been better. There was also the modern-looking 14.Bxb5 axb5 15.Nxe6.

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Jul-02-07  ChessDude33: <offramp> In the notes Capa says 14.Bxb5 leads to a won game for black.
Mar-02-08  Knight13: Capablanca's notes indicate that even he himself missed a lot of good moves in a position which he called "superior." I wonder when he had to start pressing for time that made him do all of those.
Aug-17-08  cn1ght: Can someone explain Capa's comment on move 12 about e4 being a bad move? I mean, I understand what he means, but I disagree because this is the same concept that the colle system uses, you push e4 later in the game after you have solidified it or something making White's center more commanding. Am I wrong on thinking it is a similar concept the the Colle system, or did Capa not consider this?
Jun-17-09  WhiteRook48: nice draw
Nov-16-11  King Death: A nice trick here is 26.Re1 Bb4 27.Qf3 Be1 28.Qf6 Qf2+ and wins.
Nov-25-11  AnalyzeThis: In the opening, I was thinking of some systems in the Ruy Lopez where white plays d3 first, and then plays d4 later when it's more inconvenient for black. It was an interesting try by Lasker.
Jun-20-15  MindCtrol9: I'm from Cuba and very proud of that where Capablanca is.I have been always a great fan of Lasker's mastery.I wondering why he could lose to Capablanca having good games like this one for example.Capablanca was great and Lasker, too.Lasker lost the title, but he kept his playing strength up to his retirement.Both of them, Capablanca and Lasker, left beautiful games for all of us to enjoy and study.My opinion about this match is that Capablanca used the same style like Lasker, but something has been telling me for years that Lasker could beat Capablanca.
Jun-20-15  MindCtrol9: Moscow 1935 was a very strong tournament and Lasker finished undefeated beating Capablanca and Pirc.Lasker was 66 at the time, and this says it all.
Dec-06-17  RookFile: Black had no problems. If you play 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 you reach the Queen's gambit accepted. After 3. e3 Nf6 4. Bxc4 white puts his bishop on c4.

In this game white first plays Bd3 and later plays Bxc4. The end result is a queen's gambit accepted where black has an extra move than he normally does. Such a position cannot be bad for black.

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