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Frank James Marshall vs Jose Raul Capablanca
Capablanca - Marshall (1909), New York, NY USA, rd 15, May-20
Queen's Gambit Declined: Lasker Defense (D53)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Jun-25-04  qqq: a nice game...black looks better here because of connected pawns
Nov-27-12  Wyatt Gwyon: 15...Kf8. Now there is a move I would never have considered.
Jul-30-13  yogiOK: Capablanca may not have been a "workhorse," but he had as much talent for chess as anyone.
Mar-05-18  A.T PhoneHome: I like the fact Capablanca refrained from 24... Qxd6. That would have allowed Marshall to get his queen to b5. In the game continuation Capablanca opted for an exchange of rooks and blocking the passed pawn.

What I mean is that capturing the passed pawn on move 24 would've allowed Marshall to get his queen more involved. What Capablanca actually did was simplify the position by exchanging pieces. I guess that can be applied to everything Capablanca did over the board. He only played what was necessary in a given position. The game was heading for a draw so Capablanca didn't feel he had to go pawn grabbing. I guess that's what people mean by Capablanca playing "simple" moves.

Mar-05-18
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  offramp: 24...Qd6 allows the jobbernowling 25. Nxf7!!+-
Mar-06-18  A.T PhoneHome: <offramp: 24...Qd6 allows the jobbernowling 25. Nxf7!!+->

And I allowed myself to look like an idiot yet again. Cheers for the correction.

Mar-06-18
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  offramp: <A.T PhoneHome> Cg's Stockfish saw it. What I think is more important is that <presumably> both Capablanca and Marshall saw it.

I've noticed that where <I> think a game is plodding along in regulation positional metre, there is a background of tactics going on that really good players are almost always aware of.

For example, the kind of thing that both players missed at Carlsen vs Anand, 2014.


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Do you remember? 26. Kd2? and then Anand might have won with 26...Nxe5+.

The fact that this was considered SO unusual shows how rarely these great players miss these little tactics.

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