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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Carl Schlechter
San Sebastian (1911), San Sebastian ESP, rd 9, Mar-06
Slav Defense: Quiet Variation. Schallopp Defense (D12)  ·  1/2-1/2



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  vonKrolock: Schlechter could have played more energetically 22...Rc4!; and R. Spielmann think that whith 28...gxf4 he had good winning chances... well, 29.Rh1!! is a wonderfull move that secures a draw... (the only game between Capa and S.)
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  offramp: We are all warned about putting pawns on the same colour sqares as our bishop, but in the final position Capablanca has a black-squared bishop and his 6 pawns on black squares.

He didn't want to do it, of course - he just got outplayed. But he wasn't outplayed enough!

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  Benzol: What a pity they only faced each other once. A match between them could have been very interesting.
Mar-14-09  Fanacas: I would bet on schlechter.
Jul-25-12  kjr63: Schlechter wanted to make his young opponent happy and gave him a draw. He was a nice guy.
Feb-09-14  Howard: Certainly never knew that Capa and
Schlecter only played each other once !
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  Whitehat1963: <Schlechter wanted to make his young opponent happy and gave him a draw.>


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  RookFile: You can sometimes survive a bad bishop vs. a good bishop. It's a knight vs. bad bishop that will kill the side with the bishop.
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  Retireborn: The score here matches Chessbase, whereas the Russian Chess Stars series (Soloviev etc) give the finish as 29.Rh2 f5 30.Rh4 Kg6 31.b4.

Does anybody have the tournament book, or a source to suggest which is correct?

Nov-28-15  TheFocus: The game score here matches the tournament book.

Chess Stars is incorrect.

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  Retireborn: <The Focus> Many thanks! That's good to know.
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  Penguincw: Honestly surprised this is their only meeting over the chessboard.
Aug-26-21  Knightmare07: Very sad that these 2 players only played 1 game between them

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