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CapablancaFan
Member since Aug-21-05 · Last seen Jul-20-14
Jose Raul Capablanca y Graupera (1888-1942) is widely regarded as one of the all-time great chess players, and possibly the greatest natural chess genius in history. World champion from 1921-1927, he is one of only 2 players to have won the world title by defeating the incumbent in a match without losing a game. Grandmaster Robert Byrne, in his foreword, pointed how Capablanca's games were the greatest influence on the modern great world champion Bobby Fischer, and Anatoly Karpov is another disciple. Mikhail Botvinnik (three times world champ) also related how much he learned from Capablanca, and pointed out that even his successor Alexander Alekhine received much schooling from him in positional play, before the struggle for the world title made them bitter foes. Once players have read all the introductory books about endgames, openings, tactics and basic strategy, to improve, they must study master games. Capablanca's crystal clarity of style makes his an ideal object of study. Capablanca, in my opinion, the greatest player of all time.

   CapablancaFan has kibitzed 1430 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Oct-15-13 C Jaffe vs Capablanca, 1912
 
CapablancaFan: At the end of the game, basically, white can't move! He he...
 
   Jan-11-13 Lombardy vs Fischer, 1967 (replies)
 
CapablancaFan: When I saw 23...h3 I thought to myself oh oh! (That's when I knew Lombardy was finished)
 
   Jan-03-13 Petrosian vs H Ree, 1972 (replies)
 
CapablancaFan: Little known zugswang game by Tigran.
 
   Aug-25-12 J Cukierman vs Capablanca, 1938
 
CapablancaFan: A 91 move epic struggle by Capablanca! Even with relatively few pieces Capa still manages to own his opponent's rook in the end!
 
   May-19-12 Ivanchuk vs Leko, 2011
 
CapablancaFan: This is an example of how to PROPERLY conduct the Marshall Attack.
 
   Jun-20-11 Petrosian vs Botvinnik, 1963 (replies)
 
CapablancaFan: The ending Petrosian played very Capablanca-ish. Great game.
 
   Apr-24-11 J Rizzitano vs Ashley, 1988 (replies)
 
CapablancaFan: <blingice> because if Qg3, black simply plays ...Qxg5 which is quite safe because of the pending knight fork.
 
   Feb-04-11 Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1924 (replies)
 
CapablancaFan: Here's a nice video of this game. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d52...
 
   Jan-29-11 Capablanca vs O Bernstein, 1911 (replies)
 
CapablancaFan: 22..Qxa2? 23...Qxc2? This is what happens when you're more concerned about pawn grabbing than what's going on around your king.
 
   Jun-06-09 Capablanca vs J Corzo, 1901 (replies)
 
CapablancaFan: <beatgiant: <Kinghunt: Why not 54. bxa5?> I answered in previous kibitzing, see Dec-20-04 <On 53. bxa5? Kd5 54. a6 Kc6 55. a7 Kb7 White is stuck with the infamous "rook's pawn and wrong bishop," so there's no way to dislodge Black's king from the corner and it ...
 
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