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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Souza Campos
"Simultaneous Combustion" (game of the day Oct-24-2021)
Simul, 23b (1927) (exhibition), Sao Paulo BRA, Aug-16
Owen Defense: General (B00)  ·  1-0



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Nov-20-15  Jack Kerouac: And then there was Paul Morphy.
It's 9 minutes, but worth every
detail and proof of chess genius.
Nov-20-15  Jack Kerouac: Forgot to add sound delivers the
the above...
Nov-20-15  Jack Kerouac: The proof. Endgame. Sound again.
Nov-20-15  raphi45: Yes BxChess, 18. ... d5 does save the game. The best white can do is 19. Nxd5 (-3.97, 25ply). 19. exd5 puts him at -6.19 . This according to houdini 4.
Nov-20-15  benjaminpugh: My suspicion with Chris Owen posts is he writes something in his native language, then runs it through a crappy English translator and posts it. If you wade through the gibberish, he makes a lot of sense chess-wise.
Nov-20-15  bobbyperez: What a long game!
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  Sally Simpson: Hi benjaminpugh,

8th April 2014. 2nd last post on page 2.

Tarrasch vs Kolb, 1894

A straight forward Chris Owen post without any code.

Nov-20-15  BxChess: Thanks <raphi45>. I've now run it through Rybka, who recommends 19...Bc8 in response to 19. exd5. This prevents 20. Rh3+ and leaves black with a substantial advantage.

<Boster>: Rybka prefers 18...d5 to handing the queen back with 18...Qe6.

Nov-20-15  Whitehat1963: One of the most amazing forced mates I've ever seen. Is it forced from the queen sac to the end?
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  al wazir: <Cybe: I think, that after 18… d5 White loses.> I think you're right. Too bad. I guess Capa and I will have to give back the gold coins.
Nov-21-15  Eduardo Bermudez: BOSTER: 21.Nxf6+ Kf8 22.Rh8+ Ke7 23. I looked at Re8+ Rxe8 but didn't see Rxd7+(long distance moves sometimes invisible).

So, I went with 23.Ng8+ double check, when no defensive moves, the king must move. This always give me more confidence.

Ke8(forced) 24.Nh6+ Rf8 25.Bxf7#.

<Eduardo Bermudez: How many moves can you (Capa) see in advance?>. One.

My opinion that he didn't count move after move.

He could see the final picture once.

About the game. Everybody has different feeling about a <beauty>.

Somebody likes 17.Qxg6!!

For me it was move 14.Rd6, blocking the black pos.

I am agree with you "He could see the final picture once" !!

Nov-21-15  atragon: Fatal mistake was 19 ... Qc5. According to engines Qe6 was at best for white. As it was said, 18 ... d5 wins for black... but Campos was not Stockfish.
Nov-22-15  saturn2: I revisited this weeks puzzle to see if Capablanca's queen sacrifice was sound and without having read with attention the numerous post indicating it is not, I found myself 18....d5 followed possibly by 19. Nxd5 Rxd5 20 Bxd5 Rf7 and white gets only two exchanges plus a bishop for the queen, which is not enough.

<AylerKupp: Reminds me of a joke:> Thats a good and subtle one. Only after second reading I realized that it is not only about Capablanca being a good player but ...

Jan-02-16  TheFocus: From a simultaneous exhibition in São Paulo, Brazil on August 16, 1927.

Capablanca scored + 21=2-0.

Source is <The Unknown Capablanca> by Brandreth and Hooper.

Jun-07-19  sneaky pete: This game was published in the November 1927 issue of Tijdschrift van den Nederlandschen Schaakbond. It ends with 23.Re8+! resigns. This was a simultaneous exhibition. After 23.Re8+ .. black had a couple of minutes to see the obvious mate in 2 after his only legal move, so resignation when Capablanca reappeared at his board is logical. The additional moves in The Unknown Capablanca are fake news.

The anonymous annotator in Tijdschrift, almost certainly Euwe, preceded the engines some 90 years by pointing out that 18... d5! would have spoiled the fun, and questionmarking 19... Qc5 with the observation that an ugly looking move like ... Qe6 or ... Qd6 with the intention of returning the Queen would have been better.

Nov-22-20  Chesgambit: Bc1 so strong
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Look on the bright side, Mr. Souza Campos--like Vasconcellos and Celle, you have joined the chess immortals.

Reshevsky vs A Vasconcellos, 1944 Fischer vs O Celle, 1964

Oct-24-21  Atking: As it was noted by <Calli: <CowardlyKnight> Correct. Black can defend with 18...d5! The CG scorecard is right. This was a simul in Sao Paulo. Capablanca scored 21 wins 0 loses and allowed 2 draws.>> Indeed A simul isn't such thing as a serious game. Just one move to prepare the attack 16.R1d3 and end of the discussion 16...f6 17.Bxb6! ~ 18.Rh3
Oct-24-21  ajile: I like the cute way White delays development of his Q-Knight to avoid the bishop pin on b4. This line is of course the same as English Defense in transpositions. If White plays to stop Black's ideas Black simply plays ..c5 like in this game to get more of a Sicilian Defense structure. There is another fun line in the main variation where after the pin happens Black can try the crazy ..f5!? and get tactical chances. Black's whole opening revolves around the e4 square. White can also play an early a3 which spoils Black's fun.
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  MissScarlett: This was about a month about before the world title match. I like to think that Alekhine was secreted in the crowd under a large sombrero.
Oct-24-21  Luckychess: This game is simply one of the 100million
examples of the genie CAPA !!!
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  Honza Cervenka: 17.Qxg6 is lovely but objectively incorrect idea. Black could refute white's combination with 18...d5 19.Nxd5 Rxd5! 20.Bxd5 Rf7 or even 20...Bc8. But decisive mistake was 19...Qc5? allowing mate in six. Instead of that 19...Qe6! 20.Nxf6 gxf6 21.Bxe6 dxe6 22.Rxd8+ Nxd8 23.Rxd8+ Kg7 24.Be3 Bxe4 leads to an equal ending of R+B with different coloured Bishops.
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  OhioChessFan: Pretty good pun.
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  GrahamClayton: 12...e5 - Campos gains control of d4 and prevents f4 by Capablanca, but at a high price - the a2-g8 diagonal is opened up and control over the d5 square is given up.
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  keypusher: The position after 19....Qc5 is given as a puzzle in <The Woodpecker Method>:

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After 20.Rh3+ Kg8 21.Nxf6+!, if, 22.Bxf6 and mate on h8 can't be stopped. Very pretty.

After 21....Kf8 22.Rh8+ Ke7, in addition to 23.Re8+ as Capablanca played, 23.Ng8+ Ke8 24.Nh6+ and whether Black blocks the check with the rook or the queen, Bf7 is mate.

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