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Jose Raul Capablanca vs C Echevarria
Simul, 8b (1901), Havana CUB, Oct-26
Scotch Game: General (C44)  ·  1-0


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  wwall: After 25...Nc4, Capa played 26.Kf2? to protect the pawn. He should have tried 26.Rf4 Nxe3 27.Ne5 Nd5 28.Rxe4. Now, after 26.Kf2, Black should have played 26...Rd8! 27.Ne5 Nxe5 28.dxe5 Rf8+ 29.Ke2 Rxf1 30.Kxf1 Kf7, ...Ke6, and ...Kxe5.

In the game, after 26...Re7, threatening the White knight, Capa played 27.Ne5? Better would have been 27.Nb8. After 27.Ne5? Nxe5 28.dxe5, Black should have played 28...Rf7+ (instead of 28...Rxe5) 29.Ke2 Rxf1 30.Kxf1 Kf7, ...Ke6, and ...Kxe5.

After 44.c5 Rxd4?? is the losing move. Practically any other move but exchanging rooks draws. Now Black loses a tempo and cannot protect the e4 pawn after White gets his king to e3.

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