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Arnold Aurbach vs Jose Raul Capablanca
Exhibition Game (1913), Neuilly-sur-Seine FRA, Oct-23
King's Gambit: Falkbeer Countergambit. Charousek Gambit (C31)  ·  1-0



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  OhioChessFan: Wow, sacing an exchange against Capa that early? I think White had to have planned that before 13 e5. Capa played on far too long in this one. Maybe he didn't know how to resign since he never lost?
Aug-24-05  who: There's no exchange sac. White has two pieces for a rook and two pawns. It's technically a one pawn sac.
Aug-24-05  RookFile: Capa wasn't Capa yet. He had won a tournament, it is true, but it wasn't clear yet that Capa was going to turn out to be stronger than Marshall, for example.
Aug-25-05  iron maiden: I think that may be a bad example, seeing as how Capa had destroyed him in a match.
Aug-25-05  RookFile: Good point.
Feb-05-06  Fast Gun: Capa's 11th move Bd3!? was a speculative piece sacrifice, he only gets a pawn for the piece but has lots of open lines and a strong initiative, Aurbach did well to survive Capablanca's pressure: White's 42nd move Rxf5 is a sensible move to give up the knight in order to steer the game into a winning Rook and pawn ending: Incidentally the chessgames database gives only three games that these two played against each other, however according to Hooper and Brandreth in The unknown Capablanca there is one other game that was played in Paris on Oct 24 1913 the day after the this game that Capa lost, this time he got he revenge by winning in 55 moves !!
Oct-15-09  WhiteRook48: destroying the prodigy- something many can't do
Oct-15-09  walker: If only a (relatively good) patzer of today could have the chance to play at that time:)
Oct-16-09  dannygjk: 19...Re1!?
Oct-16-09  dannygjk: btw, isnt Capa's middle name misspelled?
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  TheFocus: This was a friendly game played in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France on October 23, 1913.

They would play again the next day with Capablanca getting his revenge for this loss.

Jun-10-15  Jim Bartle: Arnold Aurbach. I wonder if he lit up a cigar when he decided he had the game won.

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