|Apr-01-04|| ||suenteus po 147: Dake had a winning line with 50...b5! If 51.Kc5 Ba8 52.Kxb5 Kxe2 53.Kc5 Kxe3! The outside passed pawn is decisive because Capablanca must hunt it down, but cannot do so without sacrificing his own pawns at the same time. Larry Evans covers this game in his book of 10 Most Common Chess Mistakes, and he reports Dake as saying, "Capablanca said he would have resigned if I had played the right line. But I did not play wisely and conducted my game in rapid transit style, trying to show the great Capablanca I could play the game as fast as he could. ... Although the game could have been adjourned, I made the mistake of insisting we finish what we had started." Capablanca knew enough not to resign until he saw proof of his opponent's win! |
|Apr-01-04|| ||TrueFiendish: Dake was a sailor who was a proponent of rapid transit, often playing at the Marshall club in NY. According to Fine, he sort of came from nowhere, chess-wise, and became quite strong. |
|Jul-21-06|| ||cizio2: Dake made a lot of weaks move in the ending, not only 50...Kxe2. He had a lot of opportunities of playing b7-b5 when his K was in the center and white K was in the Kside.
Even after 50...Kxe2 he threw away draw opportunities.|
|Jul-21-06|| ||MrMelad: Sorry if I'm negative, but those games bore me the most.. No sacrifices, no flashes, no briliances. Just a slow endgame where the first to promote wins. This is probabely why I'm not a good player (That and the lack of natural talent), I like to sac pieces just for the fun of it. The strategy people use to beat me in friendly games is to think 30 minutes for a move and then I'm so bored I sacrifise the queen. :)|
|Jul-13-08|| ||RookFile: Dake definitely deserved the GM emeritus title you got. He came within an ace of being able to claim that he beat both Alekhine and Capablanca.|
|Feb-09-10|| ||Marmot PFL: This is truly amazing that Capablanca could win this ending.|
|Jul-06-10|| ||RandomVisitor: 37...Kb3! 38.Kc1 c3 39.bxc3 Kxc3 -4.03/21 Rybka 3.
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|Mar-08-13|| ||optimal play: Other sources indicate this scoresheet may have a slight mistake. Black played 5...Bg4 not 5...Bf5 (hence the logic of 6.Ne5).|
Ironically the Eco & variation are listed correctly since 5...Bg4 is indeed the Steiner variation whilst 5...Bf5 is the Czech variation.
The mistake is disguised by Black's retreat of the Bishop at 12...Be6
I have submitted the appropriate correction slip.