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Jose Raul Capablanca vs A Gavilan
Match-series (1901), Havana CUB, rd 2, Oct-11
French Defense: Exchange Variation (C01)  ·  1-0


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Kibitzer's Corner
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  wwall: After 17...Qxd5? (instead of 17...Bxd5) Capa could have won a pawn after 18.Bb3 (instead of his 18.Rxe5?) 18...Qd7 19.Bxe6 Qxe6 20.Rxe5.

Instead of 21...Rd5, better may be 21...Bc5 first, then 22.Kh1 (22.Kf1? Rf8+ 23.Ke1 Rf2) 22...Rd5

24...Bd5?? loses the rook after 25.Bg4+ and 26.Rxe5 (Black can resign now). Black should have played 24...Bd6 25.Nf3 Re4 and Black is slightly better.

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