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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Albert Hodges
New York Masters (1911), New York, NY USA, rd 6, Jan-27
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Closed Wolf Variation (C66)  ·  1-0



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Oct-28-06  Bob726: Whats the finish here?
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  Benzol: 50...♕xb3, 51.♖g7+ ♔h8, 52.♕e5 ♕b8, 53.♖c7+ ♔g8, 54.♕g7# is one way.

50...♖xf7, 51.♕d8#

Is there anything else worth trying?

Oct-28-06  Calli: <Benzol> Yes, I think you are correct on the ending. Black is Albert Hodges or Albert Beauregard Hodges.
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  GrahamClayton: The Black knight on f6 is en prise for 13 moves before being captured.
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  Mateo: 39...Qa1+?? is a blunder. If he plays 39...Rf8! Black is fine. The White Bishop is attacked (so that if White plays exf6, Black can answer Qxd3), while after the move actually played, White answers 40.Bb1! and Black cannot defend his Knight has White threatens Qxg7+.
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  kingscrusher: Capablanca it seemed missed a particular move which makes actually Qc6 a blunder. Instead Kh1 was clearly winning:

Jose Raul Capablanca - Albert Hodges 1-0 6.0, New York Masters 1911

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Analysis by Stockfish 15 - 3 threads max:

1. +- (2.91): 36...Qa4 37.Bc3 Nd7 38.Rb7 Bb6 39.Bf5 Nxe5 40.Bxe5 Rxe5 41.Bd3 Re1+ 42.Bf1 Qe8 43.Rxb6 h5 44.Qf5 g6 45.Qf6 Qc8 46.Rd6 Qe8 47.Kg1 Kh7 48.Rd8 Re6 49.Qf4 Qe7 50.Qd4 Qf6 51.Bc4 Qxd4+ 52.Rxd4 Rf6 53.Rd1 Rf4 54.Bb3 Kg7

The opponent soon returns the favour with the blunder Qa1+ missing the key move Bb1 from Capablanca

The interesting thing for me about this game is the blunders really quite clearly relate to missing a particular key move from the opponent in both cases :)

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