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Mir Sultan Khan vs Jose Raul Capablanca
"The Wrath of Khan" (game of the day Jan-14-2018)
Hastings (1930/31), Hastings ENG, rd 3, Dec-31
Queen's Indian Defense: Kasparov-Petrosian. Classical Variation (E12)  ·  1-0

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Sep-10-02
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  Sneaky: Wow! If there are any doubts as to Sultan Khan's genius, this game says it all.
Sep-10-02  dippel: Mir Sultan Kahn was a chess genius no doubt about that. Look what he did in this game. By the way - his opponent has a Danish sounding name “O Olsen”: Sultan Khan vs O Olsen, 1930 Also have a look here: http://www.ex.ac.uk/~dregis/DR/Traw...
Mar-01-03  Boris: its an terrific game between two genius.
and one beat another.
by the way,4.a3 is in fashion now.
Sep-21-03  morphynoman2: I think 52... Bc8? is the decisive mistake, because te rock takes the point c6.
Sep-21-03  Tigran Petrosian: <morphynoman2> actually 12...Bd6 is the decisive error, opening the c-file.22...R8c2 was also a blunder.
Sep-22-03
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  Calli: 12...Bd6 is forced if you don't want to lose the c pawn. 12...c5? 13.Nc7 wins the exchange. The mistake was earlier - the Ne4 manuever instead of c5.

22...R8c2 - Capa exchanges the rooks for the Queen because he feared a Queen ending with his weak pawns. Look at the position after 22...Rxh1 23.Rxh1 Rc7 24.Rc1 Rxc1 25.Kxc1.

52... Bc8. Probably best. If he doesn't play this, White plays Bg4-Bc8 and secures c6 anyway. If Black tries Ba8, then White controls c8. Its a losing position at this point.

Sep-25-03  Tigran Petrosian: <Calli> 12...Bd6 is not forced because 12...a6 was better. A typical line runs 12...a6 13.Qxc7 axb5 14.Qxb7 Ndc5 15.bxc5 Nxc5 16.Qc7 Nxd3+ and wins.
Sep-26-03
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  Calli: Thanks. Very interesting. After 12...a6 13.Qxc7 axb5 14.Qxb7 Ndc5 15.dxc5 Nxc5 why not 16.Bc7 and if Nxd3+ 17.Ke2 Qd7 18.Kxd3+- or 16...Nxb7 17.Bxd8 Raxd8 18.Bxb5 with a pawn up.
Apr-01-04  TrueFiendish: This is a masterpiece. Capa had the utmost respect for his opponent's abilities.
Apr-01-04  square dance: what does the mir in sultan khan's name mean?
Apr-01-04  ConLaMismaMano: Mir Sultan Khan, Capablanca and Granda Zuņiga are the three best "natural" chessplayers in history or Reshevsky also?
Apr-01-04  SenorMorphy: Oddly enough, Jeff Sonas's sight (www.chessmetrics.com) does not have a historical rating for Sultan Khan.
Apr-01-04  Benjamin Lau: No, he does. http://www.chessmetrics.com/PL/PL39.... It's just harder to find if the player in question was never a top 10 player, which are the ones that can be the most easily referenced.
Apr-06-04  hasher: 'Mir' in Mir Sultan Khan's name means prince or leader (from Arabic Amir), It is not an uncomman title in the Khushab district of Pakistan from where he hailed.
Apr-06-04  Lawrence: Not in Mir Sultan Khan's name it doesn't. It wasn't a title.
Aug-09-04  Shah Mat: if Khan had more of a chance to play in the west, I have no doubt that he would be ranked among the top 5 men to play in the 20th century.

this game is as close to a work of art as chess can get. I almost feel sorry for Capa, moving his queen around while he waits for the hammerblow.

Aug-09-04  chesscookie: Capa called sultan khan a genius.. a compliment any GM would trade their title for.
Aug-10-04  Whitehat1963: Capa makes 31 queen moves in 64 total moves. Does anyone know a record of this type in chess games?
Sep-30-04  DhavalVyas: Sultan Khan brings down the great Capablanca. I think Capablanca may have been past his prime at this point, but this game is certainly very interesting. Khan shows fantastic positional understanding and protects his king from the pressure of the queen and bishop. Khan was a great natural player, but too bad the chess world did not get more from him.
Apr-25-05  ahmadov: Lots of talented people come and go in this world without anyone knowing about them. Lasker, Fischer, Botvinnik, Karpov, Kasparov, Radjabov and others are known talents, but how many unknown talents are there that nobody is aware of... This is what comes to my mind when I think about Sultan Khan
Apr-25-05  aw1988: http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp...
Apr-25-05  THE pawn: Does somebody here knows if someone else like Khan ever existed? I mean, is there anybody else who appeared so suddenly, beats every big name that existed, then got away.
Apr-26-05  iron maiden: There was this one guy named Fischer that you might have heard of before...
Apr-26-05  Minor Piece Activity: Morphy was probably the only one who ever did that, although Fischer came close at one point. Khan wasn't invincible, Alekhine had his number, 3-0 with a single draw.
Apr-26-05  ughaibu: "appeared so suddenly, beats every big name that existed", could only be Morphy and Tal.
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