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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Massimiliano Romi
Paris (1938), Paris FRA, rd 6, Jan-??
Slav Defense: Quiet Variation (D11)  ·  1-0



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Jul-30-05  paladin at large: 10. .... Ng4 was a worthless sortie by whoever Romih is.
Jul-30-05  Resignation Trap: <paladin at large> I'm happy that you worded your message that way. has five different identities of this Italian master. One reason is that when Trieste was annexed by Italy in 1918, he changed the spelling of his last name from "Romih" to "Romi". Also his first name was "Massimiliano", but he was usually called "Max".

Garibaldi unified Italy, now can unify Romi: Romi Massimiliano = Romih Massimiliano = M Romi = Romi = Romih .

While Alekhine was having one of his best tournaments, Romi was the floormat: .

However, he did contribute to opening theory. This is the Romi variation of the Semi-Slav: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 Bb4.

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  chancho: <paladin at large>.I agree that 10... Ng4 is not a good move,but 10... Nd7 was no better. Romi apparently did not want to waste time finding a good square for the Knight from d7.
Jul-30-05  molinov: Then maybe the move that shouldn't have been made was 9..... Nxe5. 9.... dxc4 seems better.
Jul-31-05  paladin at large: <Resignation Trap> Thanks for the colorful and rich response!
Dec-02-05  vraja: This game of Capa has a paralysing effect on the opponent. It is as if an anaconda slowly crushing the poor prey :)

Tal's games generally give the opponent instant death (gunned or bombed)..... I cant even imagine how Romih would have felt while playing the last 10 moves of this game, when he is slowly getting killed :)

Superb game.

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