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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Enrique Corzo
Match-series (1901), Havana CUB, rd 1, Sep-21
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Rio de Janeiro Variation (C67)  ·  1-0


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Nov-19-17  Whitehat1963: Donít try to play an even endgame against Capablanca, even in 1901.

But surely there are improvements on both sides?

Nov-27-17  Whitehat1963: How close can black get to queening a pawn with best play?
Nov-27-17  NBZ: Interesting! Black had a straightforward draw with 19. ... Rxe1+ 20. Rxe1 Kf8. White's rook has no way to penetrate into Black's position now, and with Rd2 impending White has no choice but to play 21. Kf2 Rd2 22. Re2.

Later, 21. ... Kf8 would again draw. 21. ...f5? is a big error, because it means Black can never activate his king. If Black must create a luft, a better way is through g6 or h6 (though Kf8 is simpler). ...f5 is pretty much a no-no in these types of endings. After ... f5 22. Rd7 I think White is much better though perhaps Black can defend better (for example by 22. ... Rc2 right away).

Nov-27-17  NBZ: Okay on closer inspection, even after bungling up with f5, Black is not that much worse. The real bloomer is the pawn grab 30. Rb2 and 31. Rxb3, allowing White to get in Rc7 and a7. Instead Black needs to keep his rook on the a-file and push his b- and c-pawns, though Capa, being Capa, would I am sure find a way to grind Black down.
Nov-28-17  Valen521: from analysis on :
29. ... ♔f6 30. ♖c7 bxa4 31. bxa4 ♖xa4 32. ♖xc6+ ♔e5 33. ♖c5+ ♔f6 34. ♖c6+

Eval: 0.0

Corzo had a better position earlier but messed up.

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