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Emanuel Lasker vs Jose Raul Capablanca
"Fixing a Hole" (game of the day Apr-05-2012)
Moscow (1935), Moscow URS, rd 9, Feb-27
French Defense: Winawer Variation (C15)  ·  1-0

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Feb-01-15  MindCtrol9: Lasker is one of the players I admire a lot.I have studied some of his games, many of them which is never too many for me.This .GM was exceptional, and I love his games.Some people are born to live forever, and he is one of them.
May-27-15
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  Tabanus: Picture from this game: http://sah.hr/forum/index.php?actio...
Jul-11-17  iron john: why resigned,why not 64 ...kc7 ?
Jul-11-17  Petrosianic: <FSR>: <Not many know it, but "Euwe" wasn't even his real name. That was actually just the nickname he got because people made that sound in reacting to his blunders:>

That would be funny, if it weren't pronounced "Erva".

Jul-11-17  Howard: In response to the second-from-last inquiry, 65.d5 would quickly end the game.
Jul-11-17  Petrosianic: What does White get for the pawn besides giving Black's Bishop more moves?
Jul-11-17
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  beatgiant: <why resigned> Several kibitzers, including myself, posted winning ideas way back on page 1 of the kibitzing.
Jul-11-17  john barleycorn: < iron john: why resigned,why not 64 ...kc7 ?>

64....Kc7 65.Qg3+ Kc8 66.Kd3 Rh5 67.Kc3 Rf5 68.Kb4 Rh5 69.c5 Rd5 70.Ka5 Rxd4 71.Kb6

and because of mate on c7 white will win the pawns on b7 and a6.

(commentary in : Capablanca's Verlustpartien)

Jul-11-17  RookFile: Lasker was very wise. When you're in a winning position like he had, the cardinal rule is: "Do Not Hurry". People can sit there with computers and find quicker wins all day, but it's not so easy over the board with Capa facing you. Lasker was very careful and did not let the win slip.
Jul-11-17  Petrosianic: <beatgiant>: <Several kibitzers, including myself, posted winning ideas way back on page 1 of the kibitzing.>

Well, really the only winning idea is for White's king to infiltrate on the Queenside. But that way is good enough.

Jul-11-17
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  beatgiant: <Petrosianic>
<the only winnilng idea is for White's king to infiltrate on the Queenside>

Another way is to engineer pawn breakthroughs to create a passed pawn, as in the sample line I posted <Oct-30-05>. If you see a flaw in that plan, feel free to post it - I'm always ready to learn something.

Jul-12-17
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  FSR: <Petrosianic> Pick, pick, pick.
Jun-03-18  morfishine: If I'm not mistaken, Capa could've claimed draw by threefold repetition, unless that rule was not in effect yet or if I'm simply mistaken. No time to tell now though, too much stuff happening!
Jun-03-18
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  beatgiant: <morfishine>
See B Verlinsky vs Ilyin-Zhenevsky, 1925 for a long discussion of the history of threefold repetition rules.
Jun-03-18
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  beatgiant: <morfishine>
As for the current game: the position


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occurs after White's 52nd and 56th and Black's 59th move, but in the first two it's <White's turn> and the last one it's <Black's turn> so the third one doesn't match.

Jun-03-18
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  beatgiant: <morfishine> I misstated the turns above (in the first two it's <Black's turn> and in the last one it's <White's turn>, but it's still true that the third one doesn't match.
Jun-04-18  morfishine: Thanks <beatgiant>! What's confusing is the repeated identical positions do not have to be in sequence! My Gawd, who can keep track of that? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three...

*****

Jun-11-20
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  kingscrusher: I video annotated this game here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Oy...

Hope that is useful - Cheers, K

Dec-20-20  schnarre: ...Thought there was going to be a draw by repetition numerous times in this game.
Dec-20-20
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  Check It Out: Lasker's attack developed so quickly and easily; the moves nearly played themselves. But then, it transitioned in to a drawn out maneuvering affair, Q vs R and B, that Lasker eventually won after adjournment.

Its the distinct contrast between the opening, furious middle game attack, and drawn out ending that strike me most about this game between two seasoned and heaviest of heavyweight chess champions.

This picture of the actual game that <Tabanus> posted nails the whole thing in an amazing image: http://sah.hr/forum/index.php?actio...

Dec-21-20  SChesshevsky: <Lasker's attack developed so quickly and easily...>

Think it was helped by Capablanca's lousy and mystifying 13...c6. Which basically entombed the LSB.

Have to believe he had plans for its release but greatly missed something. Maybe the 17. Qc2 sequence and then the h pawn push was unexpected and threw everything off?

Dec-21-20
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  Check It Out: <SChesshevsky> I'm thinking 13...c6 was to protect the pawn from white's DSB and that Capablanca was planning to free his LSB with the pawn break ...e5. 15.Rad1 (as well as occupying the e5 square) squashed that move with a veiled threat against black's queen and the ...e6 pawn sat there the rest of the game.
Dec-21-20  WorstPlayerEver: After 13. 0-0 Black is in a bad position.
Dec-23-20  schnarre: ...<WorstPlayerEver> Indeed! White has free & active piece play very early on in this game.
Dec-23-20  RookFile: The unbelievable Lasker, in his mid 60's, goes undefeated against world class players, beats Capa, and finishes 3rd in the tournament.
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