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Isidor Gunsberg vs Jose Raul Capablanca
St. Petersburg (1914), St. Petersburg RUE, rd 10, May-05
King's Gambit: Accepted. Bishop's Gambit Bogoljubow Variation (C33)  ·  0-1



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Nov-06-03  Whitehat1963: Does 24. gxf3 just prolong the agony?
Nov-06-03  Calli: Black plays Bxf3 and forks the Queen and rook at h1.
Sep-07-04  lao tzu: what is it about so many of capa's moves? they are usually so simple. u dont see them. and when he plays them u think to urself " of course!"
Sep-03-07  notyetagm: <lao tzu: what is it about so many of capa's moves? they are usually so simple. u dont see them. and when he plays them u think to urself " of course!">

Famous quote about Alekhine and Capablana said that you didn't know what Alekhine was going to do but you knew what Capablanca was going to do and could not stop it anyway. :-)

Dec-06-08  Ulhumbrus: <lao tzu: what is it about so many of capa's moves? they are usually so simple. u dont see them. and when he plays them u think to urself " of course!">

I will tell you. Capablanca did not choose just any old simple moves, but the right simple moves.

Moreover Capablanca would understand the reasons why the right simple moves were right.

A beginner would choose the wrong simple moves, and if he chanced to choose the right simple moves, he would not understand the reasons why they were right.

Incidentally Capablanca would disagree with you if you were to say that his simple looking moves were simple. He would say that they were of the most difficult nature.

Meaning perhaps that it was very difficult to understand - as Capablanca understood - the reasons why the right simple moves were right.

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  Jonathan Sarfati: <notyetagm's> quote has been attributed to George Alan Thomas
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  Honza Cervenka: 24.Rhd1 was a blunder. After 24.Re1 Qf8 25.Rg6 f3 26.gxf3 Bxf3 27.Qd4 Kb8 28.Qg7 white is still in the game.
Jan-15-21  Damenlaeuferbauer: I have to concede, that I did not know, that the immortal Cuban and the great Hungarian played a game against each other. I think, it was Alekhine, who wrote, that it is very risky to play the king's gambit against Capablanca; here we find one reason for this statement.

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