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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Adolf Jay Fink
Simul, 32b (1916), Mechanics' Institute, San Francisco, CA USA, Apr-11
Queen Pawn Game: Chigorin Variation (D02)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  Calli: ChessGames - This was a simul in San Francisco on April 11, 1916. Source: "Capablanca: The Chess Machine CD"
Jan-26-05  mjk: Hmm, I'm no Capablanca, but doesn't 35.♕xf7+ win?
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  tpstar: <mjk> Good pick-up! 35. Qxf7+ Kh6 36. Qh7+ Kg5 37. Qxh4+ Kf5 38. Qf4+ Ke6 39. Qf7+ eats both pieces with check (39 ... Ke5 40. f4+) with an easy win. A rare oversight by the Machine.
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  InspiredByMorphy: 35.Qf3? What is black threatening?
Jan-27-05  mjk: <tpstar> If it was a simul as <Calli> notes, then it could be that Capablanca let Black off the hook--to the detriment of his statistics here :) Thanks, for the analysis.
Feb-16-05  aragorn69: The game's score could be wrong. See Edward Winter's note on it at Capablanca might have played 33.Qe4 (and not 33.Qf4). The problem is no one has found a contemporary source yet...
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  MissScarlett: <It will be noted that Mr Donaldson’s article gave White’s 33rd move as Qf4, not Qf5. In either case this would mean that Capablanca overlooked a forced mate, but a suggestion now from Richard Forster (Zurich), supported by Mr Donaldson, is that it is far more likely that Capablanca played a third move, 33 Qe4, after which the rest of the game makes sense and no mating line was missed. Whether any error in the moves was a mistranscription by Caparrós has yet to be discovered.>

This game appeared in the <BDE> on April 27th, 1916, and is evidently Caparros's source:

Move 33 is given as <Q-Kt>. It's practically certain that <Q-K4> was meant, so I'm going to submit a correction to that effect.

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  TheFocus: From a simultaneous exhibition in San Francisco, California on April 11, 1916.

Capablanca scored +29=3-0.

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  MissScarlett: Capa and Fink at the Mechanics':

Looks as if Capa may have been set one of Fink's wicked problems.

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