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Jose Raul Capablanca vs Hermann Liebenstein
American National (1913), New York, NY USA, rd 1, Jan-19
Three Knights Opening: General (C46)  ·  1-0



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May-24-09  blacksburg: here's a good example of how ...Bxf2/f7+ ideas to avoid the central fork trick can backfire. white just castles by hand and has a dominant center.

i come across this fairly often as black in blitz against lower rated players in the following line - 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Nc3?! Nxe4 5.Bxf7+ Kxf7 6.Nxe4 d5 etc.

16...Nd8 is a big no-no. black probably figured that the a8 knight would be trapped at the end, but didn't realize that in the time it took him to capture it, white would use the time to generate a mating attack. very straightforward and instructive play by capablanca.

Nov-02-10  Xenon Oxide: Artificial castling FTW!
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  kevin1937: Blacksburg's comment is excellent. I am seeing this happening in a game I'm playing Black and used ...Bxf2 to avoid the center fork trick. White develops quite well and attacks on the kingside.

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