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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Geza Maroczy
Karlsbad (1929), Karlsbad CSR, rd 21, Aug-26
Queen's Gambit Declined: Orthodox Defense. Main Line (D63)  ·  1-0



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Apr-28-07  notyetagm: Position after 22 ♖fd1:

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The well-supported White d6-knight is a beautiful example of what Reinfeld calls <"an outpost in a controlled open file">.

The White knight on Q6 (d6) is not defended by a White pawn so this one aspect of the strict definition of an outpost is not fulfilled. On the other hand, Black can not drive back the White d6-knight with a pawn either. Moreover the White d3-knight is <OVERPROTECTED> by three White pieces (d2-,d1-rooks and g3-bishop) so it is fairly safe.

Mar-12-13  Ulhumbrus: In his book on the tournament Nimzovich says that Capablanca crushes Maroczy completely and calls this "a singularly impressive game"
Jun-23-16  edubueno: Capablanca crushed Maroczy.
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  offramp: Maroczy played better dead.
Jun-24-16  brankat: When playing against Capablanca most of them played better dead :-)

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