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Jose Raul Capablanca vs H L Brooke
Simul, 40b (1919), Bradford ENG, Oct-07
Queen's Gambit Declined: Traditional Variation (D30)  ·  1-0


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  GrahamClayton: Nice tactic by Capablanca to break the apparent pin of the Queen - 29...♕xf7 30.♕xg5
Oct-17-12  ELCABALLO238: Black should have played 4.... h6 5.Bh4 Bb4+ 6.Nc3 dxc4 and the gambit pawn can be held.[O.Duras 1912]
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  MissScarlett: <I intended 27...Bd5, and awaited Capablanca's return, but just before he again reached my board I took a second and fatal look, and was ensnared by the prospect of trapping the white queen. For such a childish idea I afterwards apologised, for it was idiotic that he, of all men, would permit that. He, of course, was highly amused, and, in fact, so was I.> Quoted in Winter's <Capablanca>.
Jan-20-15  Tomlinsky: In the finale, Capa missed an immediate win using the very same tactic he used a little later with 26.Nf7+! Meanwhile, instead of 27... Bxg4 his opponent had the respoonse 27... Bd5! followed by 28... Re1+ when Capa has questions to answer.
May-06-15  Blind Pigs: <Jan-20-15 Tomlinsky: In the finale, Capa missed an immediate win using the very same tactic he used a little later with 26.Nf7+! >

Very true, Tomlinsky, but with the irresistable pawn bait on g4 he also nets a B in addition to the exchange. Trappy style play, but it's a simul so why shouldn't Capa get to have a little fun?

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  TheFocus: From a simultaneous exhibition in Bradford, England on October 7, 1919.

Capablanca scored +35=2-3.

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