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Alfred K Ettlinger vs Jose Raul Capablanca
Havana casual (1901), Havana CUB, rd 1, Sep-25
Scotch Game: Classical Variation (C45)  ·  0-1


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Nov-01-12  chessik: Good game!
Mar-12-13  thomastonk: According to Hooper & Brandreth's "The Unknown Capablanca" the game has been played September 25, 1901. Moreover, they assign a ? to 35. ♘d7+.
Mar-12-13  Garech: Nice game indeed, although Ettlinger missed 9.Nxc6! which seems to give white a good edge.


Mar-12-13  RookFile: 9. Nxc6 would win the game, would it not? Offhand, something like 9. Nxc6 Bxe3 10. Nxe7+ Qxe7 11. fxe3 Qxe4 12. 0-0 Qxe3+ 13. Kh1 leaves white with a piece for two pawns, a safer king, and better development. He may even have something better.
Mar-17-13  iamsheaf: As pointed out by others White missed an elementary tactic 9 Nxc6 winning a piece probably destroying white's kingside structure and not letting him castle
Nov-11-13  Cemoblanca: Hi! I'm looking for the game Ettlinger VS Capablanca, New York 1907. Any help is welcome. Thanks.


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  TheFocus: <Cemoblanca> The moves in that article are all that are available. See <The Unknown Capablanca> by Hooper and Brandreth, game #103, pg. 101.
Nov-12-13  Cemoblanca: <TheFocus: <Cemoblanca> The moves in that article are all that are available. See <The Unknown Capablanca> by Hooper and Brandreth, game #103, pg. 101.>

Indeed, in this article the game starts with a pawn sacrifice (1...Nc4!) to activate the Black King over d5, etc. Well, I just wanted to know how everything came about and thanks for <The Unknown Capablanca> tip. :)

Nov-12-13  Cemoblanca: <The Unknown Capablanca> (Chapter 5 - Casual and Other Games) gives exactly the same position as iné_R... <TheFocus>, but nevertheless, thanks for your effort.
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