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Mario Schroeder vs Jose Raul Capablanca
Manhattan CC - Brooklyn CC m (1916), New York, NY USA, Feb-19
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense. Polerio Defense Goering Variation (C59)  ·  0-1



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  AgentRgent: 14. 0-0 and White is in good shape.. Why is it that people seem to play foolishly when they're facing great players?
Nov-19-02  Bears092: Pressure.
Nov-19-02  Jaburu: I like more than 6.d3 because a positional sacrifice in which blacks suffer all the game proceeds! See the game that me Jaburu played in Campinas, State of São Paulo, Brazil, 38 years ago! ACEC Championship
Campinas, 24/April/1964
Henrique Marinho - Alexander Wollfenberger 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.ed5 Na5 6.d3 h6 7.Nf3 e4 8.de4 Nc4 9.Qd4 Nb6 10.c4 c5 11.Qd3 Nfd7 12.O-O Bd6 13.e5 Bb8 14.Re1 O-O 15.Bh6 Ne5 16.Ne5 Be5 17.Re5 Qf6 18.Bg7 Qg7 19.f4 f5 20.Nd2 Nd7 21.Re3 Qd4 22.Qd4 cd4 23.Rg3+ Kh7 24.Re1 Nf6 25.Re7+ Kh6 26.R7g7 Ng4 27.Rg5 Kh7 28.h3 Nf6 29.Kf1 Bd7 30.Nf3 d3 31.Ne5 d2 32.Ke2 Rae8 33.Kd1 Bc8 34.Rg7+ Kh6 35.R7g6+ Kh7 36.Rg7+ Kh6 37.Nf7+ Kh5 38.R3g5+ Kh4 39.Ne5 Re5 40.fe5 Ne4 41.Rg8 f4 42.Rf8 Kg5 43.Rc8 1-0
May-11-06  ArturoRivera: 14.-0-0 Ng4 in aras that h3 weakens the g3 square oir even Bg4 with the treath of winning the h2 pawan, and again, h3 seems weak because it allows the incurssion of the queen or bishop, Rb8, Re8 and black its in perfect shape, ahead in deveolopement and with perfect compensation. To question this position its to question the compensation of all the gambit after 6.-...c6
Jul-28-07  Whitehat1963: If he could do this to Schroeder, imagine what would have happened to Linus and Charlie Brown!
May-13-09  Jgamazo: The finish here is 20.Qc2 Nxc4+ 21.Bxc4 Qf4#

If 14.00 Ng4 15.g3 h5 16.Bf4 Re8 17.Bxd6 Qxd6 18.Ne5 Nxe5 19.dxe5 Qxe5 20.Bxh5 Bh3 21.Re1 Qc5+ 22.Kh1 Rxe1+ 23.Qxe1 Qxh5 24.Nd2 Kf8 25.Qf2 Re8 26.Re1 Qd5+ 27.Kg1 Rxe1+! 28.Qxe1 Qg2#

Food for thought.

Apr-03-11  Llawdogg: I read somewhere that Capablanca was a beast at blitz.
Apr-03-11  fab4: After 9... e4 it was all down hill for white.

14.c4 seems a little extravagent. Maybe just 0-0.

Cute finish finish with 16..Bg3+

Capa was a killing machine in this era. Uber natural too..

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  Jonathan Sarfati: <Jaburu:> That is Bronstein's famous line which gave him a brilliant victory Bronstein vs E Rojahn, 1956 Your opponent made the same mistake of blocking the position with 10... c5. Unfortunately Black can refute the sac with 9... ♘d6!, because 10.e5 ♘f5.
Aug-18-12  MarkFinan: I know some of these comments are old, but I really disagree about white being In good shape after 14..0-0.

<AgentRgent> do you still agree with your 10 yr old comment, and If so would you feel comfortable taking up the position after 14.0-0 with the white pieces against a patzer like me.....and I'm pretty terrible with black! No evals by any engines before we play though, just take up the position from move 14??

I saw the ..Bf3+ shot, but of course I wouldn't have played It because I'm not Capa, and couldn't see exactly what he saw, but there were other strong moves that would have lead to a winning middle/end game...

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  AgentRgent: <MarkFinan: do you still agree with your 10 yr old comment, and If so would you feel comfortable taking up the position after 14.0-0 with the white pieces against a patzer like me.> Although I barely remembered the game or my comment, after looking at it again, I do stand by my assessment. 14. 0-0 and white should be fine. However I don't really have the time to play anything through with you at the moment, but you perhaps someone else does. Cheers
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  bharat123: It is strange that Schroeder played chess for 100 years. His first against Tarrasch in 1890 loosing in 12 moves with queen odds.And last against Poezielny in 1990, as per Chessgames database. Need correction?
Sep-20-12  rapidcitychess: <bharat123>

Is that a rhetorical question?

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  bharat123: I think there is some thing wrong with the database or there may be two players with same name.
Sep-20-12  psmith: <MarkFinan> <AgentRgent> The position after 14. 0-0 appears in the database at least 4 times (by way of transposition from 13. 0-0 0-0 14. d4). The record is White 2, Black 1, one draw.
Sep-20-12  rapidcitychess: 'Twas a jest, my good <bharat>. The likely explanation is that which you have spoken.
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  Phony Benoni: <bharat123> It is not unusual for games from two players with identical or similar names to wind up on the same player page. Often, they will stay there until somebody is able to distinguish them in some way and submit corrections.

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