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Jose Raul Capablanca vs William Albert Fairhurst
Margate (1935), Margate ENG, rd 1, Apr-24
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Classical. Berlin Variation (E38)  ·  1/2-1/2



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Apr-09-10  BobCrisp: Fairhurst wins the opening battle (9...d5!) and also a pawn but Capa accurately neutralises the position.
Apr-09-10  AnalyzeThis: 9. Nd2 seems a little odd. Capa knew how to hold this, as you say.
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  Richard Taylor: I met Fairhurst. He was at our Club in Howick-Pak in about 1978 or so. He gave a lecture on the use of the two Bishops. He was British and Scottish champion at various times but had contacts in NZ. His engineering company built the new bridge over the river Tay. (The first one collapsed in a storm and a train went into the river.)
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  Richard Taylor: 9. Nd2 is now considered the best move on's on board computer. It is less usual even now though in practice than other moves. Interesting that at least on strong computer thinks it is best!
Jul-15-18  RookFile: 9. Bg5 would be a natural move. But it does seem like it is white already fighting to equalize.
Oct-22-18  goser: The engine doesn't believe that Black had any significant advantage in the endgame.

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Round One, April 24th
from Margate 1935 by suenteus po 147
April, p. 62 [Game 54 / 5896]
from American Chess Bulletin 1935 by Phony Benoni

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