Members · Prefs · Laboratory · Collections · Openings · Endgames · Sacrifices · History · Search Kibitzing · Kibitzer's Café · Chessforums · Tournament Index · Players · Kibitzing
Jose Raul Capablanca vs Mikhail Botvinnik
Nottingham (1936), Nottingham ENG, rd 7, Aug-17
Indian Game: Pseudo-Queen's Indian. Marienbad System (A47)  ·  1/2-1/2



Annotations by Alexander Alekhine.      [77 more games annotated by Alekhine]

explore this opening
find similar games 7 more Capablanca/Botvinnik games
PGN: download | view | print Help: general | java-troubleshooting

TIP: If you do not want to read posts by a certain member, put them on your ignore list.

PGN Viewer:  What is this?
For help with this chess viewer, please see the Olga Chess Viewer Quickstart Guide.

Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-05-03  Benjamin Lau: Funny- Botvinnik intentionally fianchettos his queen.
Dec-03-05  chesscrazy: <"Excerpt from Alekhine's annotation" Although not very promising, the alternative 5.f3 would still offer some prospects of a fighting game.> How can white do 5.f3 when the f3 square is occupied by his knight?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: <chesscrazy> AAA probably ment 5.c3. Algebraic -> descriptive -> algebraic translations can create such conundrums.
Apr-12-07  sanyas:
Aug-28-07  laskereshevsky: <sanyas>

BRAVO!...Nice picture.

But, maybe you already know it,
its about MOSCOW 1936 and not NOTTINGHAM...

the photo show the board after 17.♖fd1 with a Bot's better position,

as is partially understandable by "scruting" the faces of a determinate and quite sattisfacted MIKHAIL, and a litle worry JOSE RAUL...

Aug-28-07  laskereshevsky: After 18....♕b7 Botvinnik wrote that at a first sight the Black is in positional superiority, but playing against Capa require a deeply position's valutation, and: <...this game is another good lesson i got from Capablanca. > (!)

After 26♗xg7 Bot said the correct line was 26...♔xg7 27.♕d1 ♖xd3 28.♕xd3 ♕c7 and draw. But he thought the position was absoluttly equal, and with carelessness he took the ♖. but < this way i gave the d8 square to my opponent.>

After 28.♕d8 he propose draw, but <...with my great horror CAPA refused. in that moment i understood that the whiteQ is very activ...>, and CAPA was the best in exploiting the slighty's advantage positions...<...He can "squeeze" as he like this position without loosing risk...>

after 28...♙a6
CAPA offered draw <after an extended reflection he offered draw..obviously he saw few victory's chances, and wasnt worth the trouble to be tired invane...nevertheless, the cuban tryied to demostrated for half an hour his winning chances, showing this and that move...I succesfully passed the examination>(!)< cause my opponent face became serene, and with a satisfactory mode shakes my hand, by my side i remained admirated for his deep knowledge of the ♕'s finals. "YES! its draw" CAPA says.."of course" i answered. "...Today U couldnt be able to overtake me"..."AND WHY?!"...The fierce Cuban's face became red rage..."Cause just today im to be 25 years old"....The conclusion was a friendly laugh by me and JOSE.>

Aug-28-07  Marmot PFL: White's mistake is 14.Bb2? Simply Be3 is fine for white, ex. Tal vs Polugaevsky, 1976
Aug-28-07  laskereshevsky: YES <marmot>...

Botvinnik wrote <Maybe we must agree with Polugaevskij about 14.♗e3 is stronger...>

Just he reffered to another game!!:
Polugaevsky vs Spassky, 1976

the games are the same till the 16th move.
Just in one POLU was White,
in the other was Black...

In "your" game vs. Tal, POLU played16...♕e6

in the other reffered by BOT, Spassky played 16...♕b7

NOTE: Create an account today to post replies and access other powerful features which are available only to registered users. Becoming a member is free, anonymous, and takes less than 1 minute! If you already have a username, then simply login login under your username now to join the discussion.

Please observe our posting guidelines:

  1. No obscene, racist, sexist, or profane language.
  2. No spamming, advertising, duplicate, or gibberish posts.
  3. No vitriolic or systematic personal attacks against other members.
  4. Nothing in violation of United States law.
  5. No cyberstalking or malicious posting of negative or private information (doxing/doxxing) of members.
  6. No trolling.
  7. The use of "sock puppet" accounts to circumvent disciplinary action taken by moderators, create a false impression of consensus or support, or stage conversations, is prohibited.

Please try to maintain a semblance of civility at all times.

Blow the Whistle

See something that violates our rules? Blow the whistle and inform a moderator.

NOTE: Please keep all discussion on-topic. This forum is for this specific game only. To discuss chess or this site in general, visit the Kibitzer's Café.

Messages posted by Chessgames members do not necessarily represent the views of, its employees, or sponsors.
All moderator actions taken are ultimately at the sole discretion of the administration.

This game is type: CLASSICAL. Please report incorrect or missing information by submitting a correction slip to help us improve the quality of our content.

Featured in the Following Game Collections[what is this?]
by Malacha
Round 7
from Nottingham 1936 by Hesam7
Round 7
from Nottingham 1936 - Alekhine by vantheanh
quick draw annotated by alekhine
from fav Botvinnik & Alekhine games by guoduke
On the shoulders of giants
by ughaibu
by laskereshevsky
Pseudo-Queen's Indian. Marienbad System (A47) 1/2- AA notes
from Cowboys and Indians of Lore by fredthebear
Round 7
from Nottingham 1936 by JoseTigranTalFischer
Noted-Games of The Patriarch-n-The Tiger
by saveyougod

Home | About | Login | Logout | F.A.Q. | Profile | Preferences | Premium Membership | Kibitzer's Café | Biographer's Bistro | New Kibitzing | Chessforums | Tournament Index | Player Directory | Notable Games | World Chess Championships | Opening Explorer | Guess the Move | Game Collections | ChessBookie Game | Chessgames Challenge | Store | Privacy Notice | Contact Us

Copyright 2001-2021, Chessgames Services LLC