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Rene Portela vs Jose Raul Capablanca
Casual game (1909), Havana CUB, Jul-27
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Modern Bishop's Opening (C55)  ·  1-0



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Jun-27-03  coke934: why did he resign im a bit slow!
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  Honza Cervenka: 47...Kf7 48.Qh5+ g6 49.Qxh7# or 48...Ke7 49.Qe8#.
Jun-27-03  euripides: Portela seems to miss 40 Qxe8 mate. And Capablanca could play 39 ...Rxe1. If the score's right there must have been a horrendous time scramble.
Nov-26-03  Akros: Why 35.cxb4 ?? hummm why not 35.Qxd3!?
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  Honza Cervenka: The gamescore is probably incorrect. I guess that 35...Re3 was played, not 35...Rd3.
Premium Chessgames Member Looks much better with 35...Re3
May-17-04  capablancakarpov: This was a simultaneous game.
Jun-24-04  CAPA2422: Why can't get there games right? Thats there only job. Too many mess ups!!!
Premium Chessgames Member Capa2422, we fixed the score, what more do you want from us? Do you actually expect us to research each move in each game of the database, all 12 million of them? If you try to download this game from any large online source--including chessbase--you will get the same erroneous 35...Rd3 move. To our knowledge we are the only digital source in the world for the correct moves of this game.
Jun-24-04  Calli: LOL - Yeah, Chessgames what do you mean. Coming on the internet, providing a database with millions of games. Letting users submit and correct the games. Putting on live games without charging anything and then you have the temerity to have some incorrect scores in there? Why the nerve of you people!


Jun-30-04  Calli: Chessgames: I can confirm that 35...Re3 is the correct move. [Source: Capablanca by Edward Winter who found the game in "La Discusión", a Cuban newspaper]. This is, in fact, the only source that seems to have the correct score. Even "The Chess Machine" CD is wrong. One of the few mistakes that I have found in that DB. I suspect that Rogelio Caparros (The Games of Jose Raul Capablanca) transcribed from Winter incorrectly and the error has propogated itself through the databases.
Mar-28-05  CAPA2422: I'm a huge Capa fan! :o)

Calli. I beleive its 300,000 games. Which is still impressive, but not Millions.

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Jan-06-11  mirai ishizuka fan: lol what a cheap shot !
Mar-28-14  ralph46: I just did the game in guess the move while studying C55 modern bishop opening 2 knights defence Max Lange attack etc. Of course Capa blundered in a won position black had the simple 46 ..Rd6 now Rb1 to keep alive the chances for a swindle and now 47.. Qd5 and white can resign . I wonder why Capa mist it
Mar-28-14  ralph46: Looking at the game itself white played poorly 23 b4 instead fixing the c5 point was a superior move. 25 b3 was bad black gets a positional won game which he botched up with his next to last move instead 25 Na5 followed in some order by c4 and b4 and white is better

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