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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Empire City Chess Club
"The Empire Strikes Back" (game of the day May-22-2019)
Simul, 50b (1931) (exhibition), 7th Regiment Armory, New York, NY USA, Feb-12
Queen's Gambit Declined: Modern. Knight Defense (D51)  ·  0-1


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  An Englishman: Good Evening: If the game description is correct (Capablanca played 50 opponents in a simultaneous exhibition), then which member or members of the Empire City Chess Club played Black? Given that Black lured the former WC into a nice little trap with 20...a5; 21.Qa4?,axb4 et cetera, it seems only just that we know the name(s) of the winning side.
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  NM JRousselle: White is OK after 22 Rc6.
May-22-19  ndg2: There was absolutely no way this could not have been the pun for this game
May-22-19  7he5haman: Was expecting 16.b4 followed by 17.Qb3
May-22-19  The Kings Domain: The beginning of Capa's decline and a well played game by the club.
May-22-19  Momentum Man: Sargon is clearly a fan of the Star Wars franchise.

Can we get some Jaws puns? I like Jaws

May-22-19  Swedish Logician: If I had been told that Capa was black I would readily have believed that ....
May-22-19  Ilkka Salonen: Let's hope that when we go to the bottom of legal things, it will be resolved that the russian law does demand for russian speakers in the former Russian empire, some of which are now part of EU, there can be find political will, so we can change the culture of human trade in Western political decission making. For example Alexander I banned Freemasonry in the Russian empire in 1821.
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  Honza Cervenka: Instead of 19...b6 it was better to play immediately 19...a5 with idea 20.bxa5 Ra8 and clear edge of black with Bishop pair and control over a-file. In the text Capa lost only due to blunder in move 22. Instead of 22.Nxb4, which just drops an exchange for nothing, white could take Pc6 with Rook 22.Rxc6, as 22...Qd7 leads nowhere after 23.Ne5 Qe8 24.Qa7.
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  OrangeTulip: Typical an example of courtmanship of Capablanca. In the old days the masters always let one of the simul participants win
May-22-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 23 dpa done

1. = / + (-0.48): 22.Rxc6 Qb7 23.Qc2 Qa8 24.Ne5 Ba6 25.N1d3 Rfc8 26.Rc1 Bb7 27.Rxc8+ Rxc8 28.Qb3 Rxc1+ 29.Nxc1 Kg7 30.Ncd3 f6 31.Nf3 Qa3 32.Nde1 g5 33.Qc2 Qc3 34.Qa4 Qc6 35.Qa7 Bd6 36.Nd3 Bc7 37.Nd2

2. - / + (-0.76): 22.Nc2 Ba6 23.Ncxb4 Bxb4 24.Qxa6 Bd6 25.Nf4 Rfd8 26.Rfd1 Bxf4 27.exf4 Ra8 28.Qe2 c5 29.dxc5 bxc5 30.g3 c4 31.Rd4 Qb6 32.Rcd1 Qc6 33.f5 c3 34.Qc2 Ra3 35.f6 Qxf6 36.Rxd5 Rda8 37.Ra1 Qc6 38.Rd4

May-22-19  cormier:

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Analysis by Houdini 4 d 24 dpa done

1. = (-0.16): 19.Qc3 Re8 20.Nf3 Bd6 21.h3(T) a5 22.Rfd1 Kg7 23.Rd2 f6 24.a3 Ra8 25.Qb3 b6 26.Na4 Rb8 27.Nc3 Qb7 28.Na4 Bf5 29.Nh4 Be4 30.f3 Bg3 31.fxe4 Bxh4 32.exd5 cxd5

2. = (-0.16): 19.Nf3 Bd6 20.Qc3 Re8 21.h3(T)

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