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Abraham Kupchik vs Jose Raul Capablanca
Havana (1913), Havana CUB, rd 14, Mar-06
Three Knights Opening: Steinitz Defense (C46)  ·  1/2-1/2

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May-08-05  Resignation Trap: This was a last-round game. Had Capablanca won this encounter, he would have tied for first with Marshall. Instead he had to settle for second place in front of his hometown crowd.

According to Capablanca in the tournament book, his 35...Rxh4 was a poor move. "Up until now Black has played perfectly, but at this point he makes a miscalculation which loses the advantage acquired. Such an error must be attributed solely to the great heat and noise in the Ateneo playing-rooms and to the intemperance of certain competitors who made it impossible to play properly. 35...Kg7 is correct."

Jun-14-13  RookFile: In other words, there were a bunch of drunks in a steamy, hot room, and Capa couldn't quite think correctly. I was saying this the other day in a thread - Capa's career accuracy is all the more outstanding when you realize he often played in less than perfect conditions.
Mar-09-14  ughaibu: Wasn't Capablanca one of these great sportsmen who never made excuses?
Mar-09-14  offramp: That tournament room was like a scene out of Donovan's Island.

The other competitors were fighting, puking, relieving themselves on spare tables (exactly like Alekhine always did!), passing effluxions of compressed noxious gas, singing Siberian sea shanties, throwing chess boards like frisbees...

And poor Capablanca had to play under those dastardly conditions!

Mar-09-14
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  perfidious: <ughaibu> does not grasp irony.
Dec-02-20  Stolzenberg: 48. Bg2 Qxf7 49. Be4 should win.
May-08-22
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  kingscrusher: Capablanca wrote "Such an error must be attributed solely to the great heat and noise in the Ateneo playing-rooms and to the intemperance of certain competitors who made it impossible to play properly. 35...Kg7 is correct.""

But surely then this adds credibility to Lasker's fan claims that he only lost to Capablanca in their world championship because of the heat.

For me it seems personally that Lasker was like a real chess computer. Capabalanca not so much - the illusion is given of greater accuracy but for me that is biased by the relatively simplicity of positions. I would say Lasker was more a "play the position" person with less bias than Capablanca for steering say into endgames.

May-08-22
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  kingscrusher: For the record there seems to be 4 "blunders" on Capablanca's part of greater significance it seems that 35...Kg7 :

https://lichess.org/9R6uaegA#69

This does seem like a far less accurate game for Capablanca in general.

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