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Salomon Flohr vs Jose Raul Capablanca
Moscow (1936), Moscow URS, rd 2, May-15
Queen's Gambit Declined: Tartakower. Exchange Variation (D57)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  Calli: Capablanca plays a bad opening and has to give up the exchange. Then he blunders a pawn to 24.Bxg6! Somehow he draws anyway.

Capa later wrote "30.Rc7 would have immediately decisive"

Apr-14-05  RookFile: Just another example of Capa holding
a position another would have cracked in. He was the toughest to beat. (Not necessarily the best, although
you can say that. I'm just saying
the toughest to beat.)
Dec-07-08  paladin at large: This was a second round game in the 1936 Moscow tournament. Capa had drawn in the first round, so that plus this one show that he was not off to a fast start. He went undefeated and won the tournament with 8+ 0- 10=, a point ahead of Botvinnik.
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  Mateo: 23...Re8? is hard to believe for such a player as Capablanca. I wonder how many times he blundered in his career?
Oct-13-15  Howard: Well, for starters, there was that famous game where he hung a piece on Move 9 at Carlsbad, 1929.

Interesting story as to how that happened....

Nov-20-16  RookFile: Played this over again. I still can't believe Capa held this. Flohr will killing him. Maybe Flohr burned up too much time figuring everything out.
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  Retireborn: The tournament book gives 37...Re4 as played, while another source (Soloviev/Chess Stars) give 37...Rd4 as here and even elaborate variations with Ke3 which are not possible with the rook on e4.

The tournament book says the last 15 moves were bashed out's of no real importance, but does anybody have a definitive view?

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