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Vera Menchik vs Jose Raul Capablanca
Margate (1935), Margate ENG, rd 2, Apr-25
Van't Kruijs Opening: General (A00)  ·  0-1



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Jan-24-04  Lawrence: Played on the 25th of April, 1935, the day I was born. (source: "Chess Stars") Ah, those were the days. They played real chess back then, not all this rapid stuff. And men were men. And a packet of cigarettes only cost......etc.
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  technical draw: And those were the days when smoking was allowed. And women played in the "girls" section. And GM's wore suits and ties (and hats). And a storm was brewing in Europe and...
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  technical draw: An exception to the above is the present game with Vera Menchik playing with the boys. The Judit Polgar of her time.
May-07-04  Whitehat1963: Is it just me, or does Capablanca hide his intentions well throughout this game?
May-07-04  Calli: Capa had intentions with Vera? I assume he asked her father's permission first. Thats what you did in those days.
May-10-04  Whitehat1963: Good one, Calli. Of course, that's not exactly what I meant, but good answer anyway.
May-10-04  meloncio: Hey! I hope my wife doesn't read this comments. Everything is "machismo" for her ... ;-))
May-09-05  RookFile: Crisp and clean, and no caffeine, from
Capablanca. Typically forceful play
that 'appears' simple.
Mar-09-06  who: 30...Rxe4 (and what leads to it) is nice.
Mar-09-06  setebos: Menchik by playing 1.e3,an anti-comp move against the chess machine,loses, thus becoming a harbinger of things to come.
Feb-27-10  M.D. Wilson: Yes, indeed.
Jun-22-16  RookFile: Capa's double fianchetto was a good choice against white's modest pawn buildup in the center.
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  maxi: If she was going the play the Colle she should be consistent and fight for the e4 square with all she's got, or she ends up inferior.

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