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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Erling Tholfsen
Simul, 33b (1924) (exhibition), Brooklyn CC, New York, NY USA, Mar-07
Spanish Game: Berlin Defense. Closed Showalter Variation (C66)  ·  1-0



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Aug-04-07  amuralid: ef6! is fantastic and unexpected way to sacrifice the queen.
Aug-04-07  CapablancaFan: Wow, what a game! Capa sacrafices his queen without a thought, not for an immediate mate, but just as par for the course to put him in a superior position. After 24.exf6, Tholfsen must have been smiling inside, but a smile is just a frown turned upside down, as he slowly realizes after 29.Nd5, the threat of 30.Nf6+ was almost too much to bear.
Aug-04-07  alexandrovm: it's the power to look far ahead of your opponent...Impressive queen sac by Capa
Dec-04-08  Notagm: Black's 27 ... Re8 seems to be the losing move, as the exchange of rooks leads to Black's bishop being on e8, giving White's knight access to d5 with the deadly threat of Nf6. If Black's bishop had stayed on c6, it's not easy to see how white would have won, other than through a drawn out middle game and end game.
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  GrahamClayton: 27.♖d4 is a rare example of the "half-pin" problem theme in a game. Capablanca half-pins his rooks so that either is free to move.

Nov-28-11  Whitehat1963: Probably a Sunday puzzle after 21...Bc6.
Nov-28-11  Garech: Fantastic game from Capa; his famous "light touch" working its magic as always.


Nov-22-14  gmelfranco: es un juego o magia? jejeje
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  MissScarlett: This game took place in 1924; Capa didn't play in public in 1923.
Dec-26-15  TheFocus: From a simultaneous exhibition in Brooklyn, New York on March 7, 1924.

Capablanca scored +25=4-4.

Source is <Unknown Capablanca> by Brandreth and Hooper.

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