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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Charles Jaffe
Exhibition game (1909), Rice CC, New York, NY USA, Apr-16
Spanish Game: Closed Variations (C88)  ·  1-0


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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-20-08  paladin at large: Here's another Capa game you probably haven't seen. It is a casual game, but of the fairly serious kind, having been a tuneup for Capa three days before his historic 1909 match with Marshall. The game took place 16 April 1909 at the Rice Chess Club in New York.

It is a quintessential positional win, with Capa rendering the black knight useless. If Jaffe warned Marshall about the Ruy, Marshall didn't listen: In the first seven games Capa had the white pieces, Marshall let Capa play the Ruy, with a result of 4+ 3= in Capa's favor.

Oct-02-08  Xeroxx: This is a fantastic game by Capablanca. _
Apr-16-09  paladin at large: 100 years ago today, you might say this game was the kickoff to Capa's mature career.
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