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The Games of J. R. Capablanca
Compiled by BAJones
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Capablanca vs Spielmann, 1928 
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 39 moves, 0-1

Restrained development, then a zwischenzug is decisive
Capablanca vs Colle, 1929 
(E22) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation, 11 moves, 1-0

Lasker vs Capablanca, 1921  
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 68 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs C Jaffe, 1910 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 20 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs K Treybal, 1929 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 58 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs H K Mattison, 1929 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 20 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs Z von Balla, 1928 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 38 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs Tartakower, 1928 
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 40 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs Capablanca, 1924 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 32 moves, 0-1

Manoeuvres lead to a won Rook and Pawn ending
Capablanca vs E Eliskases, 1936 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 54 moves, 1-0

W P Shipley vs Capablanca, 1916 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 33 moves, 0-1

Solid play with fianchetto, pawns at c5, d6, e5 hold the centre
S T Sharp vs Capablanca, 1916
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 22 moves, 0-1

White's attack is nullified by Black pawn structure
Capablanca vs Schlechter, 1911 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

The Queen is helpless against the Black Rooks
Ed. Lasker vs Capablanca, 1926 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Mastery of closed position followed by breakthrough
Kupchik vs Capablanca, 1926 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs Capablanca, 1922 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 0-1

Lilienthal vs Capablanca, 1935 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 26 moves, 1-0

Saemisch vs Capablanca, 1929 
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 62 moves, 1-0

A very fine Rook and Pawn ending. Black's pieces active.
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

" A well played game by Marshall" (Capablanca)
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1927  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 46 moves, 0-1

A model of positional perfection and sustained pressure
H E Atkins vs Capablanca, 1922  
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 67 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs Lasker, 1924 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 50 moves, 1-0

Attack with two minor pieces against Rook (with Queens)
Capablanca vs Alekhine, 1927 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 1-0

Ilyin-Zhenevsky / Rabinovich vs Capablanca, 1936 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs Marshall, 1927 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

The power of a central passed pawn. Black's Q & QN inactive.
Botvinnik vs Capablanca, 1938 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 41 moves, 1-0

Active piece play
R Raubitschek vs Capablanca, 1906 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 26 moves, 0-1

Colle vs Capablanca, 1929 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 34 moves, 0-1

Menchik vs Capablanca, 1931 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 0-1

A model four Bishops ending
E Tennenwurzel vs Capablanca, 1913 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 0-1

Ends with a thunderbolt
O Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1914 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 29 moves, 0-1

Fine double Rooks & Bishop ending
W Winter vs Capablanca, 1919 
(C49) Four Knights, 29 moves, 0-1

A highly interesting Rook and Bishop ending
J S Morrison vs Capablanca, 1922  
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 0-1

Two engames! Rook & Pawn, then Queen & Pawn, both won by Capa
J Bernstein vs Capablanca, 1915 
(C48) Four Knights, 89 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs Levenfish, 1935 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 26 moves, 1-0

Very fine defending by Black
Capablanca vs F Bohatirchuk, 1935 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 79 moves, 1/2-1/2

O Chajes vs Capablanca, 1915 
(B01) Scandinavian, 30 moves, 0-1

Rook and Pawn ending of note
Capablanca vs G A Thomas, 1929 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Capablanca vs NN, 1918 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 14 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs H Steiner, 1933 
(C49) Four Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs O C Brett, 1909 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 47 moves, 1-0

S B Gotthilf vs Capablanca, 1925 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 24 moves, 0-1

Worth a closer look!!
J S Morrison vs Capablanca, 1918 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 41 moves, 0-1

Reti vs Capablanca, 1928 
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 18 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs G A Thomas, 1929 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 54 moves, 1-0

A fine Rook & minor piece ending
Capablanca vs Newark Evening News, 1931 
(A15) English, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Capablanca vs Marshall, 1918 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 36 moves, 1-0

A fine attack against the Slav Defence
Capablanca vs R Scott, 1919 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

Delightful Rook & minor piece ending
Capablanca vs Allies, 1920 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs A Brinckmann, 1929 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

A simplyfying combination, then a model Rook & Pawn ending
V L Wahltuch vs Capablanca, 1919 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 51 moves, 0-1

V L Wahltuch vs Capablanca, 1922  
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

Masterful defence
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

Illustrates the power of a central phalanx of pawns
Opocensky vs Capablanca, 1939 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs Lasker, 1921  
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

Advanced pawn a-pawn creates endgame threat
Kevitz vs Capablanca, 1931 
(A12) English with b3, 40 moves, 0-1

Model conversion of a Queen's side pawn majority
Marshall vs Capablanca, 1909 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 0-1

Two sacrifices in one minature!
Capablanca vs M Fonaroff, 1918 
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 22 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs K E Bergsten, 1928 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 40 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs Trompowsky, 1939 
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 36 moves, 1-0

Nimzowitsch vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C62) Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

A fine King and Pawn endgame, elegantly played
Capablanca vs J A Blanco, 1901 
(C45) Scotch Game, 49 moves, 1-0

A neat conclusion
Capablanca vs C Jaffe, 1913 
(C49) Four Knights, 31 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs Flohr, 1938 
(D83) Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit, 37 moves, 1-0

Capablanca vs Kan, 1935 
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 52 moves, 1-0

Sultan Khan vs Capablanca, 1930 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 65 moves, 1-0

Play against weaknesses on e6, and a2-g8 diagonal
Capablanca vs T Bray, 1919 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 15 moves, 1-0

Lasker vs Capablanca, 1914 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 1-0

Duras vs Capablanca, 1913 
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 75 moves, 0-1

Capablanca vs Duras, 1911
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

Capablanca vs Marshall, 1929 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 49 moves, 1-0

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