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Milan Vidmar vs Jose Raul Capablanca
Nottingham (1936), Nottingham ENG, rd 10, Aug-21
Queen's Gambit Declined: Hastings Variation (D30)  ·  0-1

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Sep-20-05  paladin at large: With Vidmar's dark square bishop gone, Capablanca sets up a dark square highway for his queen to cruise both sides of the board. Vidmar should not have allowed the advance of the black a-pawn - Ba5 was in the air.
Jan-07-06  DeepPink: I agree that the a pawn determined the game for jose. but i can't find how far back after 13....Bc7 the a pawn could have been contained. After 15. Nd5, I thought of 16. Nd6 sacrificing a pawn to better their position. 16. BXd6, 17.cXd6QXd6, 18.Ke4 Qc7, 17.Kc5 a5 still black retains the initiative (planning to restitute pawn c6 if necessary). It seems after all that long castle for white was not all a sound idea. Does anyone know of a better line of play for white?
Mar-24-06  paladin at large: <DeepPink> Capablanca felt it would have been risky for Vidmar to castle short (after 10.....0-0). Capablanca noted after 13. c5 that Vidmar should posibly have accepted the sacrifice (offered by 12....b5) and tried to withstand Black's attack. Capa also called 20. Nce4 a mistake, stating he should have taken the knight at d5.

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