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Capablanca Chess Club vs Juan Corzo
"Buena Vista Chess Club" (game of the day Dec-28-2010)
corr (1911) (correspondence), CUB
Danish Gambit: Accepted (C21)  ·  1-0



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Annotations by Juan Corzo.

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Jun-05-06  Petrocephalon: The note to white's 26th move is instructive.
Jan-05-08  Calli: This game was not played by JR Capablanca. Edward Winter documents the game:

"The following correspondence game against the ‘Club Capablanca’ of Placetas, taken from Crónica de Ajedrez of August 1911 (pages 82-83)" See

The game is given about halfway in the article. Search on "Club Capablanca" to find it.

Placentas is in Cuba.

Apr-26-08  weak: Sorry but I'm a newbie and I don't understand the annotation to 9...Qxe6.

"A fundamental error. 9...fxe6, followed by 10...Nc5 would have given Black a solid position."

How come? 9...fxe6 10. Qxb7, if 10...Nc5 then 11. Qxa8


Apr-26-08  Calli: <How come? 9...fxe6 10. Qxb7>

Then 10...Rb8 wins White's Bishop at b2

Apr-27-08  weak: Thank you!
So the annotation is just wrong - it's not 10...Nc5
Apr-27-08  Calli: No, it is not wrong. Corzo recommends Nc5 against normal play. He is not considering blunders like Qxb7?? because its too unlikely, particularly in a correspondence game.
Apr-28-08  weak: In other words then, 10...Nc5 is actually 9...Nc5, to be made not after but INSTEAD of 9...fxe6 [?] Thanks for your patience ;)
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  Phony Benoni: From Wikipedia,

<"The Buena Vista Social Club was a members club in Havana, Cuba that held dances and musical activities, becoming a popular location for musicians to meet and play during the 1940s. In the 1990s, nearly 50 years after the club was closed, it inspired a recording made by Cuban musician Juan de Marcos González and American guitarist Ry Cooder with traditional Cuban musicians, some of whom were veterans who had performed at the club during the height of its popularity."

"The recording, named Buena Vista Social Club after the Havana institution, became an international success, and the ensemble was encouraged to perform with a full line-up in Amsterdam in 1998. German director Wim Wenders captured the performance on film, followed by a second concert in Carnegie Hall, New York City for a documentary that included interviews with the musicians conducted in Havana. Wenders' film, also called Buena Vista Social Club, was released to critical acclaim, receiving an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary feature and winning numerous accolades including Best Documentary at the European Film Awards.">

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  Phony Benoni: If 29...fxe4, then 30.Qg3+ Kf5/f6 31.Nd3+ wins the queen, or 30...Kh6 31.Qh4+ Qh5 32.Qxh5#.

Corzo is probably correct in his assertion that Black can accept both gamibt pawns. But the practical difficulties, even for a good player in a correspondence game, can be daunting.

Dec-28-10  Elsinore: After 29. Rxe4, is it if Fxe4, then Qg3+, Kf6, Nd3+ and if after 29, Rxe4, 29. Qxe4 30. Qxe4, 31. Fxe4 Nf6+ (forking the king and bishop).

At move 21, shouldn't black have tried to keep his King on a dark diagonal?

Dec-28-10  Elsinore: Sorry <PB>. I was typing while you posted. I did the same thing with <Sastre> yesterday!! Stop taking my glory!
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  Phony Benoni: <Elsinore> Well, I didn't even consider 29...Qxe4, so you get that part of whatever glory there is.
Dec-28-10  Elsinore: <PB> Glory taken. Thank You, Sir.
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  Penguincw: Did the Capablanca play with his club?
Dec-28-10  WhiteRook48: Corzo's a good annotator
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  kevin86: CCC defeats Corzo. I guess the club rose the spirit of Capa. (I know he was alive at the time-lol)
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  chrisowen: It was badd... timing white turnedovers king gauge mort. Bone fallacy danish doesnt carry its wane?
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  chrisowen: Super vicar orchestrates pine chase roll brass ex-hausted 19..re2. C5+s cast a Dane Juan under-estimates influence rook gift club horse small villa in nice sac e4 first. Op line Caps try flash airplane brandish symbol nc3 matus! Look per cushion not black rumbling qxe6 monsieur brown ie start off.
Dec-28-10  Bobwhoosta: The next time you see <Elsinore's> avatar, the head will be double in size!!!
Dec-28-10  Elsinore: <Bobwhoosta> Reagan was a humble man who wasn't afraid of some levity. On the other hand, the strawberries do taste like strawberries, and the snozberries do in fact taste like snozberries. Mission Accomplished, Good Sir!!!
Dec-28-10  SufferingBruin: Loving the annotations. Those who annotate without a little prose should be confined to one of Dante's levels of hell.
Dec-28-10  TheFocus: Nothing like a peanut butter and snozberry sammich!
Dec-28-10  DiscoJew: Big Buena Vista Social CLub fan, and always have been.

Listen to this wonderful Cuban Jazz!

Dec-29-10  AxelBoldt: It appears Black is OK after 18...Rc4, for example 19.Rae1 Qf5 20.Qd8+ Be7 21.Qb6+ Kg5 22.Nd4 Qf6

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23.Re5+! Kh6! 24.Nf5+ Kg6 25.Qe3 h6 26.Nxe7+ Nxe7 27.Rxe7 Rc3

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with equal position.

Jun-01-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

Capablanca Chess Club vs J Corzo, 1911.
Your score: 43 (par = 43)


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