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Rafael Blanco Estera vs Jose Raul Capablanca
Havana (1913), Havana CUB, rd 9, Feb-26
Italian Game: Evans Gambit. Main Line (C52)  ·  0-1



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Jun-22-04  KingPawn: He can get a sac for the a pawn but that gives him the winning end game.
Aug-06-11  madhatter5: the b-pawn Capa took on move 4 gave him the passed a pawn that won the game 34 moves later
Mar-12-13  WiseWizard: Of course Capablanca defends the Evans Gambit this way, I like the idea of not playing an early d6 and giving back the pawn with Nge7 and a later Ng6. Any strong deviations for white before move 7?
Jul-31-21  Stolzenberg: White refused to resign earlier and preferred to waste Capablanca's time with senseless moves. Not very polite.
Aug-01-21  Stolzenberg: 10. Qd2 = Van der Wiel vs Jonkman, 2006

18. g3 looks suspicious, but 18. Nxc6 bxc6 would not solve the white problems as e2 and d3 remain weak.

22. f4 weakend e3 and put the last nail in the coffin.

23. f5 could have seen 23. ... Bc6.

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