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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Allies
Consultation game (1920), London ENG, Jan-16
Queen's Gambit Declined: Traditional Variation (D30)  ·  1-0



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Feb-09-05  e4Newman: Chernev claims that Capa's opponents were the unknown - T.Germann, D.Miller, W.Skillicorn. While the ending shows how strong tactics can turn a minor advantage into a win, I like the series starting at move 11...b4. This type of position would be a good opportunity to make use of one's game clock. Capa weaves his way through a complicated exchange, leaving his knight to face off against his opponent's bishop. However, the initiative and strong placement of that knight score him an opportunity to weaken black's k-side pawns with 18.Ng5.
May-25-06  tayer: The last move can be a good Monday puzzle
Apr-10-10  BobCrisp: Germann wasn't exactly unknown: Capablanca vs Germann, 1919

The game venue was the curiously named Practice Chess Club.

Oct-17-14  SpiritedReposte: A rook ending tactic for the memory bank.
Oct-17-14  MarkFinan: I think this is just a really average blandish game! I think white must have been playing for the draw up until black messed up losing the a pawn because he seemed content to swap off all the pieces. But yeah, nice little rook check at the end.
Dec-27-18  Benedictine: Capablanca wasn't necessarily playing for a draw just because he exchanged pieces. He nursed a slight opening/middlegame advantage due to the better king position and retained that in the endgame where he was able to target the weak a pawn. This is typical Capablanca style. Note white's King position completely neuturalised the black rook throughout, whereas the white rook had more freedom. Moves like 30.Rc6 exploided that freedom allowing him to win the pawn increasing his advantage. He still had work to do of course, but Capablanca was at home in such positions. Nice finish.
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  moronovich: Strong knight vs bad bishop.
Must have been easy for Capa.

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