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Akiba Rubinstein vs David Przepiorka
Marienbad (1925), Marianske Lazne CSR, rd 1, May-21
Old Indian Defense: Normal Variation (A55)  ·  1-0



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Jul-04-16  1971: A clinical handling of a classic structure and the sub idea a5-Nc5. Rubinstein should be getting a lot more credit for his influence on Capablanca's play. He's an all time great player and master of the "simple" style of chess.
Jul-04-16  1971: The idea 15. Qb1 is an underutilized maneuver that can be used in some QGD and Nimzo positions. Putting a heavy piece on the b,c, and d files, one way to do it is Rac1-c2, Qb1, Rfc1. Obviously should be used with a specific idea in mind (minority break) or the Queen can find itself out of play. Although in these positions, the Queen's presence isn't usually felt until later in games, or is exchanged early, going into an endgame that magnifies White's structural advantage.
Jul-04-16  RookFile: I'm sure that Capa was impressed with Rubinstein's play, but the part where Rubinstein influenced Capa would probably involve Capa opening a chess book - which he didn't do.
Jul-04-16  1971: That's absurd, naive and foolish. Not to mention, poorly thought out. Capablanca has studied his predecessors in detail. Why talk if you're not knowledgeable on the subject. Wisdom is knowing what you don't know.
Jul-04-16  RookFile: Well, trace it through for us. Show us where Capa was taking notes from Rubinstein. Was it in 1901 for example? You'll remember, Capa was doing something boring then like beating Juan Corzo in a match. Meanwhile, Rubinstein didn't even get serious with his career until the following year. Are you sure Rubinstein wasn't playing over Capa's games and learning from him?
Jul-04-16  1971: Ok this is much better, I'll get back to you when I have time to research.
Jul-05-16  RookFile: Capa is also waiting with baited breath and fervent longing.
Sep-07-20  iron john: what if 32...bd6 ?
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  WannaBe: <iron john> Here you go:

1) +1.81 (30 ply) 33.Nd5 Rcd7 34.a4 h5 35.Rdb1 c4 36.Rc1 Kh8 37.Rxc4 g6 38.Rc1 Rf8 39.Kg2 Kg7 40.Rcb1 Rdd8 41.Rxa5 Nd7 42.Ne3 h4 43.Nc4 Bc7 44.Rab5 hxg3 45.fxg3 Nf6 46.Bd5 Rb8 47.Rxb8 Bxb8 48.Rb7 Nxd5 49.exd5 e4

2) +1.18 (30 ply) 33.Kg2 c4 34.Rxe5 Rcd7 35.Rb5 Ba3 36.Rxa5 Bb4 37.Ra8 Rxd1 38.Nxd1 c3 39.Ne3 Bc5 40.Nc2 Bb6 41.Bd5 g6 42.Ra3 Rc8 43.Rb3 Nd7 44.f4 Rc5 45.Kf3 Kf8 46.Rb4 f5 47.h4 fxe4+ 48.Bxe4 Rc7 49.a4 Kg7 50.Rb5 Rc5 51.Rb4 Kf8 52.Ke2 Ke7 53.Kd3

3) +0.87 (29 ply) 33.a4 c4 34.Rxe5 Kf8 35.Rb5 Rdd7 36.Bd5 Rc8 37.Rc1 Na6 38.Rxa5 Ba3 39.Rc2 Nb4 40.Re2 Nd3 41.Rb5 Bb4 42.Na2 Be1 43.f4 Ra7 44.Rc2 g6 45.Kg2 Kg7 46.Rb1 Bf2 47.Rxf2 Nxf2 48.Kxf2 Rxa4

Jun-25-21  Zahodjakin: 5 years later, still no research showing up, and there's a reason for that, Capablanca stands on his own. I doubt anyone influenced him early in his career. He may have been influenced by the Hypermoderns later though, but not enough for a total style upheaval.
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  keypusher: Capa definitely opened chess books, if only to say how lousy they were and that they'd been a bad influence on him. Also he said something about studying 1,000 endings, which I assume he found in books. He also wrote a few books himself, so he probably didn't think they were useless! Agree with RookFile that the timing doesn't really work for Rubinstein to be a formative influence, but I'm sure JRC paid attention to his games after 1907 or so (when Rubinstein got really famous).

My impression is that Capa basically copied much of Lasker's opening repertoire early in his career, but he wouldn't have needed many books for that.

Jose Raul Capablanca (kibitz #5637)

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