|Nov-05-07|| ||paladin at large: <karpova> Thanks for posting this game, which may be new to some Capa followers. Here is what Capa wrote the next day for the Argentine newspaper Crítica: |
"By means of a series of interesting maneuvers I was able to obtain a position which immobilized most of the pieces of my opponent, who, however, persisted in thinking that he had a good position. Thus instead of making do with a passive position and awaiting events he tried to attack. I was therefore able to win quickly a game which would otherwise have been prolonged."
|Nov-05-07|| ||RookFile: In other words, this game was comparable to the 'Rope a Dope' tactics that Ali used in the 1970's to win fights.|
|Dec-28-08|| ||Ulhumbrus: 15 f3 disturbs the King side pawns, and White does not follow it with 16 e4.|
|Dec-28-08|| ||Emma: It's like seeing a car crash in slow motion|
|Jan-10-09|| ||Ulhumbrus: Alekhine in his obituary on Capablanca described this game as a "true pearl of chess art".|
|Jan-15-09|| ||sleepyirv: A very dominant position at the end- if White's king tries to make a run for it: 36.Kh4 37.Rxe3 38.Kh5 Qxh3+ 39.Kg5 Black will have the option of five different mates here!|
|Jan-17-09|| ||Ulhumbrus: Instead of 15 f3, 15 Bxe4 Nxe4 16 Qc2 retains the superior minor piece.|
|May-29-11|| ||hibolife: Yeah, 15.BxB, NxB. 16. Queen moves. The resulting line of Nc5, push the a pawn, then the f pawn, position is equal but black has clear plans. |
24.Bd4! would be better, and white plays for a win. Ra3 seems to unwarrantedly give black an initiative.
Every little moves counts so much so that it blows my mind.
|Mar-07-13|| ||Garech: Beautifully played by Capa.
|Feb-12-15|| ||Ulhumbrus: <hibolife: ... 24.Bd4! would be better, and white plays for a win...> Let us try a few more moves : 24...Ne4 25 Bxe4 Qxe4 26 Bxg7 Qxe2 27 Bh8 Qe3+ 28 Kg2 Qxc3 29 Bxc3 Re4 forking the c4 and f4 pawns|
|May-10-15|| ||ToTheDeath: Outstanding game! Such clarity and control, all the hallmarks of Capa at his best.|