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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Max Wolfson
Simul, 65b (1915), New York, NY USA, Feb-12
English Opening: English Defense. General (A10)  ·  0-1


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  SwitchingQuylthulg: As so often, the best defence is a counterattack :)

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29.Kd2!, planning 30.Rb1, wins; for instance if 29...Re7 30.Rb1 Qc7 31.Bg2!

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and something will have to drop.

Apr-08-13  IndigoViolet: I submitted this weeks ago; glad to see it finally make its debut. But who's responsible for the lone annotation?

<While little other biographical details are readily available on Max Wolfson, a brief fragment from the February 13 Eagle report recorded the following: "[...] Max Wolfson, the bright-faced captain of the well-nigh invincible team of Boys High, must be regarded as the real hero of the occasion. Single-handed he engaged the famous master opposed to him and, after playing an irregular defense, which led to a most complicated game, succeeded in forcing the Cuban's resignation after 36 moves. Capablanca gave in when he faced a mate in two moves, and the sensational sacrifice of a rook, which accompanied it, elicited from his the remark "Very fine."

Irrespective of Wolfson's fine finish, it was that "irregular defense" that deserves the attention of researchers and historians. The development of Black's pieces contain some critical elements of the ideas attributed to Aron Nimzowitsch.>

Apr-08-13  RookFile: Pretty hypermodern for 1915.
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  TheFocus: From a simultaneous exhibition in New York, New York on February 12, 1915.

Capablanca scored +48=12-5.

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