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Savielly Tartakower vs Jose Raul Capablanca
Nottingham (1936), Nottingham ENG, rd 1, Aug-10
Queen Pawn Game: Torre Attack (D03)  ·  1/2-1/2



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

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Jun-24-03  refutor: I cracked open a book about Nottingham 1936 written by Alekhine and I found the annotations fascinating...for instance in the prologue (written by A.J. MacKenzie, Controller of the Tournament) it shows that the "Grandmaster Draw" problem was even a problem back then...

"Capablanca, who has missed the opening luncheon through slight indisposition, is not in the mood for extending himself against Tartakover and draws in 19 moves. For the first time, in England at any rate, the FIDE rule that no game shall be agreed drawn in less than thirty moves is done away with, since the rule is so easily evaded when desired."

Tartakower - Capablanca wasn't the only game in the first round to break that rule, it further mentions that "Winter and Thomas keep pretty level and draw in 29 moves."

Jun-24-03  AgentRgent: Gee Why doesn't it surprise me that Capa was involved in a draw... </sarcasm>
Apr-17-14  RookFile: I think 8. 0-0 was a little too automatic by white. More dangerous is 8. Ne5, i.e. ... Nxe5 9. dxe5 Nd7 10. Bf4! as Petrosian played.
Dec-25-18  edubueno: Es importante consignar que Capablanca tenía entonces 48 años, no era un pibe. Por lo cual debería haberse aclimatado mejor. Llegó desde Londres en tren y estaba nervioso porque jugaba Alekhine. Afortunadamente no hizo 8...b6 como recomienda A.A. porque entonces 9 Ce5! sería muy fuerte y siguiendo a RookFile si Cxe5; 10 dxe5 Cd7; 11 Af4!

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