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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Pedro Alfredo Gotay
Simul, 29b (1934), University of Puerto Rico, San Juan PUR, Oct-10
French Defense: Classical. Rubinstein Variation (C14)  ·  1-0
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May-22-03  Green Bishop: Chessgames.com: There is no game.
May-22-03
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  Honza Cervenka: Green Bishop, try Chess Tutor.
May-22-03  tayer: If you press "view text" it is there, and it has a problem. The move 54. ... Qg8 is not legal. I guess it should be 54. ... Kg8 (Black Q is in c6 and black is in check)
May-22-03
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  Honza Cervenka: You are right. Chess Tutor seems to tolerate game with gamescore, which includes an illegal move showing its "legal" part and so in that viewer you can see the game to the 54th move of white. I overlooked that the game should be a little bit longer.:-)
May-22-03
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  Calli: Yes, it is 54...Kg8. I'll send ChessGames the corrected score which is 58 moves.
May-23-03  Green Bishop: Now the score is correct. Thank you friends. This game is full of excitement. Gotay refused a draw in move #50. He had a perpetual check with Qd1+ and Qa4+. He played with dignity the wrong ...50. Qc6, looking for a win. After Capa's 58. Nh7+ it follows 59. Ra8+ and Rf8, winning the pawn and the game.

Gotay was 22 years old when he played this game. He was a master but later he abandoned serius chess and became a dentist.

May-23-03
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  Calli: You are very welcome, Green Bishop. Also thank you for the information on Gotay. His 12...Kf7! is brilliant. Like Steinitz, he walks his king away from danger. He had good winning chances in this game. I think 44... Qe4 is not the best It gives away a tempo to Nc5. 44...Qe2 followed by f4 was better. Later on 45...Qh1+? is a mistake. 45...Qg4! attacking the d4 pawn was best. For instance 46.Nxe6+ Ke7 47.Nc5 ( not 47.Rc6 Qd1+ 48.Ka2 Qxa4+ 49.Kb1 Qxc6) 47...Qxd4-+
May-24-03  Green Bishop: Calli: You are right. About Capa's game, 26. Nxh7 was a bad move that also gave Gotay the opportunity to play later 31...Rg2 with real winning chances. (Of course 27. Nf6+ is out of the question because of Qxf6).
May-24-03
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  Calli: Good point about 26.Nxh7. Capa could play 26.Nxe6! Qxe6 (26...Kxe6 27.Qxf5#) 27.Qxh7+ Qe7 28.Qxe7+ Kxe7 29.Nxf5+ etc with 3 pawns for a piece. A game rich in combinations!
Mar-10-10  jmay: excellent game by the future dentist. uop '13
Jan-09-16
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  TheFocus: From a simultaneous exhibition in San Juan, Puerto Rico on October 10, 1934.

Capablanca scored +29=0-0.

Source is <Capablanca> by Edward Winter.

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