Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing

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


explore this opening
find similar games 1,165 more games of Capablanca
sac: 27.Qg2 PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: You can get computer analysis by clicking the "ENGINE" button below the game.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
May-22-03  Green Bishop: There is no game.
Premium Chessgames Member
  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)
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.:-)
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

Premium Chessgames Member
  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).
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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.

NOTE: You need to pick a username and password to post a reply. Getting your account takes less than a minute, is totally anonymous, and 100% free—plus, it entitles you to features otherwise unavailable. Pick your username now and join the chessgames community!
If you already have an account, you should login now.
Please observe our posting guidelines:
  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, profane, raunchy, or disgusting language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate or nonsense posts.
  3. No malicious personal attacks, including cyber stalking, systematic antagonism, or gratuitous name-calling of any member Iincludinfgall Admin and Owners or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. If you think someone is an idiot, then provide evidence that their reasoning is invalid and/or idiotic, instead of just calling them an idiot. It's a subtle but important distinction, even in political discussions.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No malicious posting of or linking to personal, private, and/or negative information (aka "doxing" or "doxxing") about any member, (including all Admin and Owners) or any of their family, friends, associates, or business interests. This includes all media: text, images, video, audio, or otherwise. Such actions will result in severe sanctions for any violators.
  6. NO TROLLING. Admin and Owners know it when they see it, and sanctions for any trolls will be significant.
  7. Any off-topic posts which distract from the primary topic of discussion are subject to removal.
  8. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by Moderators is expressly prohibited.
  9. The use of "sock puppet" accounts in an attempt to undermine any side of a debate—or to create a false impression of consensus or support—is prohibited.
  10. All decisions with respect to deleting posts, and any subsequent discipline, are final, and occur at the sole discretion of the Moderators, Admin, and Owners.
  11. Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.
Blow the Whistle See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a Moderator.

NOTE: Keep all discussion on the topic of this page. This forum is for this specific game and nothing else. If you want to discuss chess in general, or this site, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors. All Moderator actions taken are at the sole discretion of the Admin and Owners—who will strive to act fairly and consistently at all times.
Spot an error? Please submit a correction slip and help us eliminate database mistakes!
<This page contains Editor Notes. Click here to read them.>
This game is type: EXHIBITION (Disagree? Please submit a correction slip.)

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
French Classical. Rubinstein Variation (C14) 1-0 Capa is losing
from Capa.blanca by fredthebear
French Classical. Rubinstein Variation (C14) 1-0 Capa is losing
from Fight or Flight: Let's Test Their Metal by fredthebear
Instructional Remedies Vs. French Defense
by southpawjinx
San Juan, PUR (+29 -0 =0) 10.10.1934
from Capablanca plays the world... (IV) by MissScarlett
Instructional Remedies Vs. French Defense
by JoseTigranTalFischer

home | about | login | logout | F.A.Q. | your profile | preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | new kibitzing | chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | privacy notice | contact us
Copyright 2001-2019, Chessgames Services LLC