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|Oct-17-08|| ||mistreaver: it is sad that lasker,who was the longest holder of the world champ title, had to accept the match coz of money|
|Dec-26-08|| ||GrahamClayton: <benjamin_lau>Good call, that might be it. I had forgotten about the potential of Lasker's IQP if left unchecked. Capablanca's understanding of when to break up pawn masses and when not to (both his and his opponents) is very instructive and impressive. Lasker's IQP really hurt him in this game since the main reason for having an IQP is for middlegame attacking reasons and Lasker doesn't really find an effective plan for doing this. |
Iain Reeve analysed this game in the October 2008 issue of "CHESS" magazine.
Here is his comment after 14. 0-0
"The defining feature of this position is White's isolated queen pawn (IQP). A happy IQP is one which can thrust forward, exploding onto d5 with devastating effect. An unhappy IQP gets stuck where it is, bullied by bigger pieces and makes the whole position miserable."
|Dec-26-08|| ||chancho: <GrahamClayton> Benjamin Lau has not posted in Chessgames.Com since 2004. Maybe he still comes in from time to time, but who knows.|
|Dec-29-08|| ||Fusilli: <Crispin: Capa is really the best Chessplayer at all times.> That's impossible to know, but I can certainly say that after going over Capa's brilliant games I invariably end up with a smile. Even more so if the game comes with Capa's own annotations. He makes it look so simple, a common denominator with Fischer. Classic simplicity, as they say.|
|Dec-29-08|| ||slomarko: Capa won because Lasker was ill. everybody knows this.|
|Dec-29-08|| ||Fusilli: <<slomarko>: Capa won because Lasker was ill. everybody knows this.> Certainly this wasn't a memorable Lasker game. Lasker had offered to simply resign the crown without a match but Capablanca wanted legitimacy. My comment referred to Capablanca in general. This game didn't demand much from him, but I still like his annotations.|
|Dec-29-08|| ||blacksburg: <Was 64...e5 *unquestionably* best? The maneuver Kc6-b5-c4 also seems to win. (White must be careful about playing Rb3 because of the fork.)|
...e5 is definitely faster. with the king manouevre, black needs at least 6 moves to capture white's d pawn, move his king out of the way, and advance his pawn, also exposes his king to random annoying checks. after ...e5, black gets a passed pawn on the next move, and can advance it immediately, with no counterplay.
the winning idea here is not to win the d-pawn. black already has a winning position and does not need another pawn, he simply needs to advance in the center.
|Aug-17-09|| ||Cercatore: Why Lasker don't do this move?
|Aug-17-09|| ||Benzol: 45.Rxb3 Nxd4+ 46.Kd3 Nxb3 regaining the Rook with an extra pawn to boot.|
|Aug-17-09|| ||Cercatore: Is true.|
|Aug-17-09|| ||Benzol: <Cercatore> Welcome to the site btw.|
|Oct-24-09|| ||rjsolcruz: 88 years later, another Raul, 11 year old Raul Sol Cruz Jr. played these lines also as Black, vs GM Eugene Torre in a training game. But the modern day Raul, nicknamed Rhal, continued with 7... b6 instead of the original Raul's 7... c5.|
|May-20-10|| ||NARC: I have read somewhere that 17. Ng6 was good in this position, on 17. ... fxg7
18. Rxe6. If anybody remembers who came up with that variation I would be grateful. I just recall that in the comments to one of the games in this match Ng6 was an option. I think it was one of "the oldies" who found the variation. Or was it Laskers brother Berthold? I have read that the Lasker brothers lived in one room in Berlin during their youth, and they were so broke that for a time they had one couple of pants so one had to stay at home while the other brother was out.|
|May-20-10|| ||NARC: rjsolcruz: One example of 7. ... b6 is Rubinstein-Teichmann 1908.|
|Dec-21-10|| ||GrahamClayton: "The tenth game in the match for the world's chess championship between Dr Emanuel Lasker and Jose Capablanca was postponed tonight owing to a slight affection of the eye from which Capablanca is suffering. The game will probably be played tomorrow night."|
New-York Tribune, April 8, 1921, p. 14.
|Feb-23-11|| ||kingscrusher: I have video annotated this game here which I consider a wonderful demo of how to play against the IQP:|
|Jun-03-11|| ||APatzer: Modest and simple annotation by the winner that even a patzer like me can follow.|
|Oct-08-11|| ||jackpawn: I certainly admire Capa's genius, but I totally disagree with others regarding his notes to this game. To me he was lazy, making only general statements often without providing any actual lines.|
|Oct-08-11|| ||Petrosianic: Capa may have been a better player than Alekhine, but he wasn't a better annotator. "All these moves have a meaning. The student should figure out for himself what they are, because I can't be bothered to say."|
|Oct-09-11|| ||aliejin: "To me he was lazy, making only general statements often without providing any actual lines." |
For capablanca to show lines was hard work , as we know, he played an extremely intuitive chess
|Mar-19-12|| ||whiteshark: "The isolated pawn casts gloom over the entire chessboard." |
~ Aaron Nimzowitsch
|Mar-20-12|| ||RookFile: In the 1920's, they figured that 17. Bxf6 would have given white an edge.|
|Jun-21-12|| ||HeMateMe: The Chess Machine.|
|Jul-08-12|| ||reti: Capablanca was not lazy. He expected the best from the public at large so that they, in turn, would appreciate his chess skills.|
|Sep-02-12|| ||birthtimes: Capablanca wrote in "A Primer of Chess", after his 15th move, "This is a weak move which might have given Black a great deal of trouble. Black wanted to gain time in order to play ...Nbd5, the pivotal square of the whole position for Black. It was the wrong idea, however, as will soon be seen. The simple and logical move 15...Bc6, threatening ...Bd5, would have given Black an excellent game."|
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