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Hans Kmoch vs Jose Raul Capablanca
Budapest (1928), Budapest HUN, rd 2, Sep-22
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Saemisch Variation. Accelerated (E24)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Kibitzer's Corner
May-21-08  JJL: Doesn't 17. Rab1 win for White? Looks like Hans missed it. It may have been his once in a lifetime opportunity to beat Capa.
May-21-08  Calli: No, if 17. Rab1 Nd7 Kmoch plays Bg5 to prevent Nd7.
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  whiteshark: How could Kmoch be able to resist in playing <35.Qxb6>, which seems to be simply winning ?

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May-23-08  Calli: Good point. Maybe a score problem? I would think 33...Bxa4 is better although White may win that variation too.
Mar-28-16  RookFile: I think Kmoch was afraid of Capa running the e pawn down the board.
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  MissScarlett: I think Kmoch was just afraid of Capa.
Oct-24-18  machuelo: In case of 17. Rab1 Black has Nd7. Kmoch wrote: "...when I won Queen and a Pawn for Rock and a Bishop, an enemy passed Pawn called for caution". But most probably that position was winning for White.
Oct-29-20  Ricosupercapo: I think Kmoch bottled it.
Oct-29-20  Ricosupercapo: You can see a video clip of this very game being played at the following link:

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