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Valentin Fernandez Coria vs Jose Raul Capablanca
Exhibition game (1914), Buenos Aires ARG, Aug-20
Four Knights Game: Spanish. Symmetrical Variation (C49)  ·  0-1

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Sep-14-07  patzerboy: Almost Morphy-like, except no gambit.
Sep-14-07  ColonelCrockett: Bxc3 isn't very Capablanca-like and neither is the knight leap to e6 . . . he was playing energetically against a much weaker opponent.
Mar-14-08  takchess: This is listed in the Art of Attack as a focal point against g7. I am interested in other games with this theme not listed in the book. Does anyone know of games that illustrate this attack ? Thanks!
Mar-18-08  takchess: I am hoping my reposting this may get some response. thanks. takchess: This is listed in the Art of Attack as a focal point against g7. I am interested in other games with this theme not listed in the book. Does anyone know of games that illustrate this attack ? Thanks!
Jun-18-09  KASTILOWSKY: takchess! check Patzer chess collections demolition of pawn structure via g7
Jun-18-09  WhiteRook48: Blackburne would be proud
Jul-28-10  sevenseaman: An amazing lockjaw for White here


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19. Ng3 that follows is a nothing move. Does 19. f3 offer some counterplay?

Aug-04-12  LoveThatJoker: Guess-the-Move Final Score:

V Fernandez Coria vs Capablanca, 1914.
YOU ARE PLAYING THE ROLE OF CAPABLANCA.
Your score: 30 (par = 28)

LTJ

Jun-10-15  TheFocus: This game was one of ten exhibition games Capablanca played on his 2nd South American Tour.

This game was played in Buenos Aires on August 20, 1914.

Jun-09-18  CapaJR: <ColonelCrockett> Bxc3 seems actually the best bet and Stockfish agrees too. Frequently played back then and I think now, too. In Chess Fundamentals, Capa says something along the lines of: the capture is now forced; Black cannot play Bg4 himself - a long analysis shows Black should lose then.

As for the knight leap, this is a good manouevre called Metger unpin (Qe7 Nd8-e6) directed at the annoying Bg5. Seems Capa learned more theory by playing his opponents than by reading chess books.

Funny thing this Metger unpin - I could find Metger playing Qe7 but his knight was captured while still on c6...But I did find the game A Fritz vs Metger where his opponent actually played Metger unpin as White...Who would have thunk it?

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