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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Rafael Moiseevich Kofman
Simul, 30b (1935), Moscow URS, Feb-10
Queen's Gambit Declined: Modern. Knight Defense (D51)  ·  0-1


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Sep-09-08  myschkin: . . .

Good game from <Kofman>

Jan-13-10  ILoveCrazyhouse: OHMYGOD!!!!!!!
Jan-14-10  tommy boy: Brilliant!
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  maxi: While Kofman's idea is interesting (he is "pinning with a mate"), it does not work. After 22...♗c5 23.dxc5 ♗xc6 24.e4! ♕d2 25.♕d1 White is winning.

A plausible explanation for Capa missing this defense is that he saw the saving clause 23.dxc5 ♗xc6 24.e4, but, shaken by the unexpected sacrifice, moved the e Pawn first: then he was doomed.

Jan-31-10  jmay: economy
Jan-31-10  AnalyzeThis: Chess was already growing in Russia - the simul opponents were already of terrific strength. I know I wouldn't want to play 30 games against players of black's strength.
Sep-10-14  stanleys: This game is from the famous simultaneous in which Capablanca scored +7-14=9! But the opposition was very strong indeed: among those who won their games were: Alexander Kotov, Evgeny Zagorjansky, Mikhail Pavlovich Kamishov, Evsey Poliak and Sergey G Lebedev. Victor Davidovich Baturinsky, Alexander Chistiakov drew their games
Sep-10-14  stanleys: A game from this simultaneous in which Capablanca played poorly:

Capablanca - Kuryishkin
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 c6 3.Bg2 d5 4.Qc2 e5 5.b3 Be6 6.Bb2 Bd6 7.Nf3 Nbd7 8.0-0 0-0 9.h3 Nh5 10.d4 e4 11.Ne5 f6 12.Ng4 f5 13.Ne5 f4 14.g4 Bxe5 15.dxe5 f3 16.exf3 exf3 17.gxh5 Qg5 0:1

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  TheFocus: From a simultaneous exhibition in Moscow, Russia on February 10, 1935.

Capablanca scored +7=9-14.

Two days later, in Leningrad, Capablanca scored +10=9-11!

Two minus scores in two exhibitions.

Source is research by Dale Brandreth.

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